NYCSHP’s February Board of Director’s meeting took place at Mount Sinai West.

President, Dr. Karen Berger, welcomed all members and began an ice breaker to have everyone introduce themselves. She encouraged members to join the NYSCHP monthly webinars which provide CE presentations and credit. She congratulated former NYCSHP Residents’ Collaborative Committee co-chairs, Jamie Chin, Jonathan Sin, and Loriel Solodokin for their recent publication about the Residents’ Collaborative Committee and their goals and accomplishments.

President-elect, Dr. Charrai Byrd, discussed his upcoming line up of CEs and networking events as well as his collaboration with committees and goals.

Immediate Past-President, Dr. Jason Babby, discussed the NYSCHP awards nominations and submissions as well as the NYC chapter awards. He also updated the chapter with the 3 resolutions that the resolutions committee created to submit to NYSCHP.

Secretary, Dr. Zane Last, reminded members to sign in to the meeting as well as updated the chapter about a new mailbox location as well as incorporating PayPal more effectively receive payments.
Community outreach chair, Dr. George Falbaum, updated the chapter regarding his upcoming events: fundraising events, educating high school students about substance abuse, brown bag events at local churches, and collaboration with the NYC Medical Reserve.

New Practitioner Committee co-chair, Dr. Nidhi Saraiya, updated the chapter with new programs including ideas of incorporating BCPS trivia game programs and future ideas of BCPS preparation at Annual Assembly.

Historian, Dr. Jamie Chin, welcomed members interested in getting involved to publicize events to post on the NYCSHP website and on social media.

Director at Large, Dr. Nikki Bhogal featured the new NYCSHP long sleeve and short sleeve t-shirts as well as the upcoming Naloxone training.

17NYSCHP Vice President of Public Affairs, Dr. Andrew Kaplan, provided an update about our 2018 legislative updates. The focus this year will be on pharmacists’ influenza immunization of patients 2 years and older, increasing the scope of pharmacists immunization, incorporating pharmacy interns to immunize,  and CDTM, which sunsets this year. He also navigated the NYSCHP website to exhibit the new legislative resources for members to utilize.

The meeting concluded with an open forum and more networking.

We are looking forward to seeing you at upcoming events!


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