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  • 09/28/2023 3:36 PM | Steve Glass (Administrator)

    Technician Summit + Friday Fall Seminar (11/3/23 ONLY); CPhT Registration - $40


    Schedule is as follows based on the Fall Seminar:

    11AM-12PM: Advanced Roles in the Tech Career Path (1 CE Credit)

    12PM-1:30PM: Lunch

    1:30PM-3:30PM: Technician Career Forum/Discussion (2 CE Credit)

    Technician attendees are welcome to join the other sessions such as the Pharmacy Law Update at 8:15AM.

    For other sessions, check out the schedule:

    To register, choose Technician Summit Participant:  VSHP Fall Seminar Registration

  • 08/17/2023 3:30 PM | Steve Glass (Administrator)

    Call for Award Nominations

    Each year, VSHP recognizes pharmacy practitioners that have demonstrated outstanding service to the pharmacy profession within Virginia. 

    VSHP Annual Awards include:

    VSHP Technician of the Year

    VSHP New Practitioner of the Year 

    VSHP Pharmacist of the Year 

    Clinical Pharmacy Practice Achievement Award 

    R.D. Anderson Distinguished Leadership Award


    To nominate:


    Additional details on award criteria and nomination process can be found at Annual Awards


    The deadline for award nomination is Monday, October 9, 2023. Awards will be presented during the VSHP Fall Seminar, Friday, November 3, 2023.  


  • 08/17/2023 7:56 AM | Steve Glass (Administrator)

    VSHP leadership met with our student chapter presidents and chapter advisors last night to discuss areas where VSHP could assist our student chapters.

  • 07/26/2023 11:40 AM | Steve Glass (Administrator)

    Do you remember the person who inspired you, believed in you, and helped shape your future? Now is your chance to become that guiding light for someone else. We are excited to announce that the application window for mentors at VSHP is now open until August 30, 2023!

    Join us on a rewarding journey as a mentor, where you can make a profound difference in the lives of aspiring healthcare professionals. Whether you are a seasoned veteran in the industry or have just begun your own successful healthcare journey, your unique experiences and insights can have an incredible impact on the next generation.

    As a mentor at VSHP, you will have the opportunity to:


    1. **Empower Future Leaders:** Help shape the career paths of passionate individuals by sharing your knowledge, advice, and industry secrets.


    2. **Cultivate New Perspectives:** Gain fresh insights from your mentees, who bring their unique ideas and energy to the table, inspiring you to evolve professionally and personally.


    3. **Build a Lasting Legacy:** Leave an indelible mark on the healthcare community by contributing to the growth and success of ambitious individuals.


    4. **Network and Connect:** Expand your professional network by engaging with other mentors and like-minded professionals dedicated to making a difference.


    5. **Personal Growth:** Mentorship is a two-way street. Along the way, you may discover newfound strengths and hone your leadership and communication skills.


    Don't miss this golden opportunity to share your wisdom and passion with the future healthcare heroes of tomorrow. Signing up is simple! Just visit this website here and fill out the mentor application form before August 30, 2023.


    Remember, it only takes a single spark of guidance to ignite a flame of ambition in someone's heart. Together, we can illuminate the path to success for countless aspiring healthcare professionals. Join the VSHP mentorship program today and help shape the future of healthcare, one mentee at a time. Thank you for considering this invaluable opportunity.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact Zakia Woods at or Lauren Pamulapati at

    We look forward to welcoming you to our mentorship family. Together towards a brighter tomorrow!

    Warm regards,


    VSHP Mentorship Program Team

  • 07/14/2023 3:35 PM | Steve Glass (Administrator)

    VSHP held its annual Residency Forum today at Henrico Doctors Forest Hospital

    VSHP 2023 Residency Forum Agenda







    Welcome and

    VSHP Introduction

    Natalie Nguyen, PharmD, MSHA

    Medication Safety Manager, Pharmacy Services
    Virginia Commonwealth University Health System


    Financial Planning

    Jonathan Lafrenaye, PharmD, MHA

    Clinical Pharmacist

    Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center



    Abby Matulewicz, PharmD

    Assistant Professor of Pharmacotherapy and Outcomes Science

    Virginia Commonwealth University





    Panel Discussion

    Alexis Crawford, PharmD, BCCCP, BCPS

    Clinical Assistant Professor

    Virginia Commonwealth University


    Amy Cook, PharmD, BCPS

    Critical Care Pharmacist

    Henrico Doctors Hospital


    Time Management

    Sharmon P. Osae, PharmD, BCACP

    Clinical Assistant Professor, SWGA Clinical Campus

     University of Georgia, College of Pharmacy


    Providing Quality Care to LGBTQIA+ Patients

    Maya Leiva, PharmD, BCOP, APh

    Director of Infusion Services and Lead Advanced Practice Pharmacist

    Bass Comprehensive Cancer Center 




    Location: Henrico Doctors Forest Hospital

                      1602 Skipwith Road

                      Richmond, VA 23229

  • 07/03/2023 3:09 PM | Steve Glass (Administrator)

    VSHP has several legislative goals for the 2024 General Assembly but the work starts now!  The Legislative Committee seeks content experts on the following topics to participate in a workgroup.  Expected time requirements include 1-3 virtual sessions (1-1.5h each) with additional review of work by email.

         Centralized Compounding

         340B Protections

         White Bagging

         EMS kits


    If you are interested in participating, email Brad McDaniel ( by July 9th. 

    Workgroups will begin meeting in mid-July for centralized compounding but expect other groups to meet this summer, too!

  • 06/19/2023 7:55 AM | Steve Glass (Administrator)

    2023 Fall Seminar Presentation Proposal Form

    Submission for Fall Seminar, November 3-4, Kingsmill Resort, Williamsburg, VA

    VSHP is accepting speaker proposals that will provide quality continuing education to our members. Please submit your completed proposal form to by Monday, July 24.

    Thank you for supporting the educational mission of VSHP!

    The 2023 Fall Hot Topics list is located below. The VSHP Education Committee will consider all topics for presentation, with additional consideration for all presentations related to subjects on the Hot Topics list.   Presentations with interactive activities are encouraged.  Pharmacists, residents and technicians are encouraged to submit.

    Submission form

    2023 VSHP Fall Seminar - Hot Topics

    Antifungal Treatment

    Opioid Use Disorder

    Antimicrobial Stewardship

    Pain Management

    Bone and Joint Health


    Cardiovascular (examples: Heart Failure, CABG)

    Pharmacokinetic Dosing

    Critical Care

    Pharmacy Technician Training 

    Mass Casualty, Natural Disaster, and Emergency Preparedness

    Practice Model Advancement

    Medication Diversion

    Pulmonary Updates (examples: COPD, Asthma)

    Medication Safety (Patient Home Medications, Medication Errors)

    Tick Born Illness or "Bite" Session

    Multi-drug Resistant Organisms

    USP 797/800


    340b Contract Restrictions



    Submission form



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