NYCSHP January CE Program

NYCSHP kicked off 2017 with a jam-packed continuing education program at Club A Steakhouse in the east side of Manhattan!

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The chair of NYCSHP’s Global Health Initiatives, Dr. Kanika Ballani, provided updates on the upcoming International Medical Mission in India to serve medically underserved populations.

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Members welcomed the first speaker of the night, Barry E. Gidal, Pharm.D., who spoke about eslicarbazepine  (Aptiom®), a prescription medication used to treat partial-onset seizures. Dr. Gidal discussed drug efficacy, important safety information, dosing, and common adverse reactions related to Aptiom®.

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In the next segment, Dr. Brittany Verkerk, PGY-2 Critical Care Pharmacy Resident at New York-Presbyterian Hospital presented her clinical pearl on “Beta-blockers in Combination with Intravenous Inotropes in Acute Decompensated Heart Failure”.

dsc00727The CE presenter of the evening was Dr. Maxwell Brown, Pharm.D., Clinical Pharmacy Manager, Stem Cell Transplant, New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Brown gave an overview of the fundamentals of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT), and discussed the management of significant toxicities with therapies used in HSCT.

dsc00730NYCSHP President-Elect, Dr. Karen Berger, thanked everyone in attendance for coming out and encouraged members to spend the rest of the evening networking.  Hope to see everyone at the next event!

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Photos and Article by:  Johnny J Hon
Edits by: Karen Berger and Jason Babby

 

 

 

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