NYCSHP New Practitioners CE Program

On Wednesday April 12th, NYCSHP’s New Practitioner Committee held its first CE program at the Heartland Brewery and Chophouse located in Midtown Manhattan.  Grifols sponsored the program along with the presentation Hereditary Antithrombin Deficiency and the Use of Thrombate III by Dr. Mark Ereth. This presentation covered the history and difficulties of anticoagulation therapy in an institutional setting and discussed the potential of Thrombate III in patients with hereditary antithrombin III deficiency.


This presentation was followed by the CE  titled “2017 Diabetes Update: Guiding You through the Highs and Lows” by Dr. Josh Rickard. A new practitioner himself, Dr. Rickard is an Assistant Professor/Industry Professional in the Clinical Health Professions department at St. John’s University. Obtaining his Pharm.D. from South Carolina College of Pharmacy, Dr. Rickard completed his PGY-1 at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center in Bronx, NY and PGY-2 in Ambulatory Care at Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City, UT.



Dr. Rickard went over the vast array of diabetes medications available on the market. His presentation included how to manage a hypoglycemic event, updates in glycemic and blood pressure goals throughout the multiple diabetic guidelines and new formulations of insulin therapy. Dr. Rickard made sure the audience left the presentation knowing important clinical facts such as the critical point of hypoglycemia  and second line therapies in Type 2 diabetes management.


The NYCSHP New Practitioners Committee would like to thank Grifols for sponsoring the event. Also, a special thanks to Harshal Shukla Pharm.D., BCPS and Pavel Goriacko Pharm.D., MPH for coordinating the New Practitioners Committee’s very first CE event! Most importantly, we would like to thank all of those in attendance for coming out and supporting us. We look forward to everyone at the next event!





Article by:
Christian Lee, Pharm.D.

Photos by:
Christian Lee, Pharm.D.

Edited by:
Jason Babby, Pharm.D., BCPS
Harshal Shukla, Pharm.D., BCPS

Posted by:
Johnny J. Hon

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