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2019 MSHP Spring Seminar
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When: Friday, April 5, 2019
7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Where: The Hotel at Arundel Preserve
7795 Arundel Mills Blvd
Hanover, Maryland  21076
United States
Contact: Gaby Webster
(978) 364-5035

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Join MSHP for our 2019 Spring Seminar! Returning to The Hotel at Arundel Preserve, this meeting will feature a keynote presentation from the ASHP along with our officer installation. NEW this year, we will host a concurrent Technician CE Program in the morning. Registration is now open - click a button above to get started!


Time  Session Speaker Room
7:30 AM  Registration, Breakfast, & Visit with Exhibitors   Chesapeake Foyer
7:45 AM Welcome Emily Pherson, MSHP President Patapsco & Severn Rooms
8:00-9:00 AM

Pharmacist Track: ASHP House of Delegates Update

Maryland HOD Delegation Patapsco & Severn Rooms
Technician Track: USP<800> Compliance Srilaxmi Musunuri, RPh, MS Patuxent Room
9:00-10:00 AM  Pharmacist Track: ASHP Foundation Pharmacy Forecast: Trends that Will Shape Your Future
  • David Chen, BS Pharm, MBA
  • Dorela Priftanji, PharmD, BCPS
Patapsco & Severn Rooms
Technician Track: 340B: An Advanced Technician Role in Outpatient Pharmacy
  • Amanda Grego, PharmD, MS
  • Kristen Dennison, CPhT, BS
Patuxent Room 
10:00-10:30 AM  Networking Break & Visit with Exhibitors   Chesapeake Foyer
10:30-11:30 AM Pharmacist Track: DIY Learning Experience Descriptions: Flip NOT Flop Michelle McCarthy, PHarmD, FASHP Patapsco & Severn Rooms 
Technician Track: Medical Cannabis: Implications for Patient Care Suzanne Nesbit, PharmD, BCPS, CPE, FCCP  Patuxent Room
11:30 AM-1:00 PM  Lunch & MSHP Business Meeting
Installation of Officers
  Patapsco & Severn Rooms
1:00-2:00 PM

 Clinical Pearls Part 1

  • Emerging Pharmacy Initiatives in Smoking Cessation
  • Selection Antibiotics with 'Intermediate' Culture Results
  • Perioperative Pain Management in Patients on Chronic Buprenophine Therapy
  • Pharmacy Technician Certification, 2019 Year of Opportunity
  • Kate Burdalski, PharmD, BCOP 
  • Alison Blackman, PharmD
  • Lindsay Jablonski, PharmD
  • Richard D'Ambrisi, AA, CPht
Patapsco & Severn Rooms
 PLG Meeting   Patuxent Room
2:00-3:00 PM 

Afternoon Keynote - Biosimilars: Beyond the Scientific Review 

Jorge J. Garcia, PharmD, MS, MHA, MBA, FACHE Patapsco & Severn Rooms 
3:00-3:30 PM  Networking Break & Visit with Exhibitors   Chesapeake Foyer
MSHP Medication Safety Committee Meet Up    Patuxent Room
3:30-4:30 PM

Clinical Pearls Part 2

  • USP <797> Multidisciplinary Compliance Rounds
  • ISPARCT: Inter-professional Students Partnering to Achieve
    Respect and Collaboration in Teams
  • Pharmacotherapy for T2DM: Review of Newer Agents and
    Implications for Clinical Practice
  • Felix Lam, PharmD, BCPS
  • Jill Morgan, PharmD, BCPD, BCPPS
  • Lakshmi Singh, PharmD, BCACP
Patapsco & Severn Rooms
4:30-5:30 PM 

Platform Presentations by MSHP Grant Recipients

  • Evaluation of the Safety and Efficacy of Linezolid vs Vancomycin
    in the Treatment of Severe Skin and Soft Tissue Infections
  • Clinical Outcomes of Perioperative Desensitization in Heart Transplant Recipients
  • A Patient-Centered Approach to Evaluating the Role of Medical Cannabis in the 
    Treatment of Chronic Pain
  • Implementation of a Quality Improvement Bundle to Improve Interdisciplinary 
    Communication for Lunch Transplant Patients in the MICU
  • Alison Blackman, PharmD
  • Michal Plazak, PharmD
  • Nam Nguyen
  • Rachel Zamora
Patapsco & Severn Rooms
5:30-6:00 PM  Happy Hour Networking   Chesapeake Foyer

**Click the session title for details about CEUs.**

The University of Maryland School of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.  This activity is jointly sponsored by the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy and the Maryland Society of Health System Pharmacy.

This program is accredited for 6 CEUs for Pharmacists and 7 CEUs for Pharmacy Technicians.

Attendee Cancellation

All cancellations must be made in writing to by Friday, March 22, 2019. Cancellations will receive a refund, less a $25 processing fee if receive prior to March 22. Cancellations received after March 22 will not receive a refund. 

Exhibitor Cancellation

All cancellations must be made in writing to by Friday March 5, 2019. Cancellations will receive a refund, less a $250 processing fee if receive prior to March 22. Cancellations received after March 5 will not receive a refund.