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  • 07/18/2022 5:20 PM | Steve Glass (Administrator)

    VSHP held its annual residency forum on Friday, July 15.

  • 07/17/2022 7:00 AM | Steve Glass (Administrator)

    Governor Youngkin Announces Additional Key Administration Appointments


    • Ling Yuan of Henrico, Pharmacist, Virginia Commonwealth University Health System 
    • Dr. Wendy Clary Nash of Valentines, Pharmacist, Neil Medical Group  
    • Kristopher S. Ratliff of Marion, Doctor of Pharmacy 
    • Mrs. Patricia Lynn Richards-Spruill, RPh of Suffolk, retired pharmacist 
    • S. Lawrence Kocot of Alexandria 
  • 05/25/2022 4:55 PM | Steve Glass (Administrator)

    Date: Friday, July 15, 2022

    Time: 9:00am-4:30pm

    Location:UVA, Charlottesville

    Tentative Agenda

    9:00-9:15am Arrival and Networking

    9:15-9:30am Welcome and VSHP Introduction

    9:30-10:30am Keynote- Residency Updates

    10:30-11:30am IRB

    11:30am-12:30pm Lunch and Networking

    12:30-1:30pm Panel- New Practitioners/PGY2 residents

    1:30-2:30pm GRIT

    2:30-3:30pm Financial Planning

    3:30-4:30pm Time Management

    To Register

  • 04/27/2022 11:11 AM | Steve Glass (Administrator)

    VSHP Grants Program Update

    In 2021, the VSHP Grants team evaluated several requests for grants and funded two of them. One of the projects which was funded provides intranasal naloxone to patients who are admitted to the UVA ED for opioid overdose, or who have a history of opioid use disorder. Although naloxone can be purchased at pharmacies, the project’s goal is to remove as many barriers as possible, and get the naloxone into the hands of the high - risk patients who would benefit from it. Providing education to the recipients is another part of the program.

    As of April 2022, the program is active. The photos show ED physician education on the program, and also some of the naloxone provided by VSHP’s funding.


    Photo credit: C Morgan Morrell

  • 03/31/2022 1:28 PM | Steve Glass (Administrator)

    Interested in presenting a Poster at the 2022 VSHP Spring Seminar in Richmond, VA, Saturday, April 23, 2022

    • The deadline for all abstract submission is Friday, April 15, 2022.
    • IMPORTANT: The Primary Author must be the person submitting the abstract. Primary Authors can only submit ONE abstract, however, a primary author can be an additional author on other abstracts. Submitting an abstract on behalf of someone else is prohibited.
    • Poster session is Saturday, April 23, 2022 from 1130a-12 noon

    For more information on the Spring Seminar see:  Spring Seminar 2022

  • 03/11/2022 10:35 AM | Steve Glass (Administrator)

    The 2022 VSHP Committee on Nominations is pursuing members who wish to get or stay active and involved in VSHP. These candidates should exhibit qualities of leadership, vision and professional awareness that will sustain the enterprising and pioneering spirit that has characterized VSHP.

    The offices of President-elect, Secretary, Board Member at Large, and Technician at Large are included in this election cycle.

    Nominees for President-elect, Secretary, Board Member at Large must be a pharmacist member of VSHP. 

    Nominees for Technician Board Member at Large must be a technician member of VSHP.

    The term of office for the President-elect will be June 2022-June 2023; President from June 2023-June 2024; Immediate Past-President June 2024-June 2025.

    Secretary and Board member at large are 2 year terms from June 2022-June 2024.

    Technician Board Member at Large is a one year term from June 2022-June 2023.

    Position descriptions may be found on the VSHP website at:

    Additionally, VSHP is accepting nominations for Regional President-elect for each of the 8 VSHP Regions.  (see map attached).

    Region Presidents-elect are 2 year terms from June 2022-June 2023 as president-elect and June 2023-June 202 as Region president.

    All interested VSHP members who would like to self-nominate or nominate a colleague for any VSHP or Regional office are encouraged to do so via email to the VSHP Nominations Chair, c/o Steve Glass, Executive Director (  Nominations will be accepted through Friday, April 15, 2022.

    Although any member may nominate a pharmacist for VSHP office, VSHP bylaws state that only pharmacist members may vote in the election. 

    Candidates for state office will be vetted by the VSHP Nominations Committee and ballots will be administered electronically after nominees have accepted and been verified.

  • 01/12/2022 5:07 PM | Steve Glass (Administrator)

    Please join VSHP as we celebrate National Pharmacist Day!

    While we know, and are continually reminded each day, that it takes a team for pharmacy services to function, for today VSHP would like to recognize the pharmacist’s contribution. Health-system pharmacists’ daily commitment to patient care and advancement of pharmacy practices have set the foundation of pharmacy in our country and the world.

    The origin of this less-recognized pharmacy observance is unknown, according the National Day Calendar crew:

    In honor of the day, the U.S. Census department has picked up on the changes to pharmacy practice over the years:

    On behalf of VSHP, we hope you have a Happy National Pharmacist Day!

    Craig Kirkwood

    VSHP President
  • 01/04/2022 2:03 PM | Steve Glass (Administrator)

    VSHP Board approves Strategic Plan for 2021-2022

    To view the plan:  Stategic Plan 2021-2022

  • 12/16/2021 4:25 PM | Steve Glass (Administrator)

    2022 Spring Seminar Presentation Call for Presentations

    Submission for April 22-23, 2022, Virginia Crossing Hotel, Richmond, VA

    VSHP is accepting speaker proposals that will provide quality continuing education to our members. Please submit your completed proposal form to by Friday, January 14.

    Thank you for supporting the educational mission of VSHP!

    Here is the Submission Form

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VSHP Members,

As healthcare providers, we are essential personnel on the front lines of the nation and state response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  In an effort to keep our members up-to-date, we have compiled the information below.  Recent information includes:

Sterile Compounding Resources

1.  Critical Point hosted a webinar on March 18th.  The link to a recorded version and the slides will be available on Critical Point website later today or tomorrow.  Also, you can register, for no charge, as a silver member of Critical Point in order to get access to additional tools.


2.  USP published guidelines today related to re-use of garb used in sterile compounding during COVID-19 pandemic.  It can be found at


3.  USP has also published guidelines related to pharmacy compounding of hand sanitizer.


4. ASHP Planning Resources:

ASHP has developed a checklist that can be utilized to assist health system pharmacy departments and leaders in comprehensive planning.


ASHP has also made their COVID-19 resources available to non-members.


5.In response to Governor Northam’s declared state of emergency in Executive Order Number Fifty-One (2020) regarding COVID-19 and as authorized in §54.1-3307.3 of the Code of Virginia, the Virginia Board of Pharmacy has approved emergency provisions for the duration of the declared emergency.


Please let us know additional resources that would be beneficial as we work together to continue to support our communities as essential healthcare personnel.


Thank you,

VSHP Executive Committee


Virginia Board of Pharmacy

Important COVID-19 Information

In response to Governor Northam’s declared state of emergency in Executive Order Number Fifty-One (2020) regarding COVID-19 and as authorized in §54.1-3307.3 of the Code of Virginia, the Virginia Board of Pharmacy has approved emergency provisions for the duration of the declared emergency.  Click here to access the information.

Questions may be directed to


VSHP participates in ASHP Comments to CMS Regarding Scope of Practice

ASHP, in collaboration with other national pharmacy groups and their affiliates including VSHP, has submitted extensive recommendations to CMS regarding the elimination of regulations that limit pharmacists from practicing at the top of their license. CMS requested additional input and recommendations under the Oct. 3, 2019, Executive Order “Protecting and Improving Medicare for Our Nation’s Seniors.”



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