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ASHP Midyear Meeting 2015 Recap

Posted on 12/15/15

The Pharmacy OneSource team enjoyed another year at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear Clinical Meeting in New Orleans. We welcomed the opportunity to meet many pharmacists at our booth and in the educational sessions. Our fellows also presented multiple posters on their hard-worked research at the meeting. 

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In addition to great discussion about the future of clinical pharmacy, the Midyear Meeting gave some time for well-deserved recognition: 

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Steven M. Riddle, PharmD, BCPS, FASHP received the 2015 Distinguished Service Award from the ASHP Section of Ambulatory Care Practitioners. Steve is the Director of Clinical Development at Pharmacy OneSource and is responsible for overall strategic direction around clinical content and business opportunities for Sentri7

Steve has more than 30 years’ experience in healthcare, including inpatient and ambulatory clinical services, pharmacy administration and quality improvement. He recently completed his 3-year service as the Chair for the Section of Ambulatory Care Practitioners for the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists (ASHP). He current serves ASHP on the Center on Pharmacy Practice Advancement Advisory Committee, the Ambulatory Care PPMI Committee and the PAC and Advocacy Advisory Committee, the. He is currently serves on the Quality Metrics Expert Panel for the Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA).

Steve was one of six individuals 
nationwide who were recognized for their service. We greatly appreciate his commitment to advancing the clinical pharmacy profession. 

EricKastango-CheersAward-1Also at the meeting, Eric S. Kastango, MBA, BSPharm, FASHP received the Institute of Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) Cheers Award for his outstanding work on sterile compounding safety. Eric’s expertise has been instrumental in developing Simplifi 797 with our team, including building policies and procedures compliant with USP Chapter 797 and providing cleanroom guidance to customers.

Eric is president of Clinical IQ LLC, a health care consulting firm and CriticalPoint, LLC, a web-based education company. He is one of four recipients of the 2013 Outstanding Service Award from the Massachusetts Society of Health-System Pharmacists and the 2014 recipient of the NABP Henry Cade Memorial Award that recognized his efforts and assistance to the states and NABP to address the compounding tragedy that occurred in 2012. He served on the USP Sterile Compounding Committee from 2005-2010 and 2010-2015 USP Council of Experts, Compounding Expert Committee until April 2013. He is actively working with NABP and state boards of pharmacy to provide training to their sterile compounding inspectors.

We applaud Eric for his efforts as a patient safety advocate and for being an important resource for the compounding community.

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Topics: Clinical Surveillance, Antimicrobial Stewardship, Sterile Compounding

About the Author

Tim McMenamin has more than 30 years of experience in the Hospital Information Technology (HIT) industry and has been an active member of HIMSS, ASHP, HFMA and other healthcare communities for many years. Leveraging emerging technologies to deliver clinical content to the point-of-care has been an area of special interest and research.