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!



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.


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®.


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!


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




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