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  • 05 Jun 2022 8:06 AM | Steve Glass (Administrator)

    Congratulations to the following members for their election to GSHP offices


    Scott McAuley


    Kunal Patel


    New Practitioner Member of Board

    Arrington Mason-Callaway


    Central Georgia DD

    Rebecca Satterwhite


    Central Savannah River DD

    Jody Rocker


    Northeast GA Metro DD

    Anthony Scott


    Northwest GA DD

    Deborah Wertz


    South Metro/West GA DD

    Kimm Freeman


    Southeast GA DD

    Derek Gaul

  • 07 Apr 2022 2:39 PM | Steve Glass (Administrator)

    GSHP Poster Session Winners at the Spring Meeting

    Student – Association of pharmacy-driven fluid stewardship recommendations acceptance rate on outcome in critically ill adults

    Aliya Abdulla, PharmD Candidate

    UGA College of Pharmacy


    Resident – Incidence of new-onset atrial fibrillation in patients that dexmedetomidine compared to midazolam in the intensive care unit

    Connor Austin Floyd, PharmD

    PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Resident @ St. Joseph’s/Candler


    Practitioner – Implementation of vancomycin area under the curve (AUC) monitoring at a long-term care facility

    Nicholas Phillips, PharmD, BCPS, BCIDP

    Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital

  • 07 Apr 2022 11:04 AM | Steve Glass (Administrator)

    Congratulations to GSHP President Christy Norman who has been named a Fellow of ASHP for 2022.  Read more

  • 18 Mar 2022 8:01 AM | Steve Glass (Administrator)

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

    WHO: Any pharmacist member of GSHP. 

    WHAT: Submit your name or another GSHP member's name to the Committee on Nominations for consideration as a candidate for the following offices: 



    New Practitioner Member of the Board

    District Directors-elect for: 

    Central Georgia District Director (Macon area)

    CSRD District Director (Augusta area)

    NE GA Metro District Director (North Atlanta, Dekalb County)

    NW GA District Director (NW Atlanta, Rome area)

    SE GA District director (Savannah, Brunswick area)

    South Metro West Georgia District Director (South Atlanta, Carrollton, Newnan area)

    SW GA District Director (Tifton, Albany, Thomasville area)


    President Elect: The President-elect serves as a member of the Executive Committee, Finance Committee, Board of Directors and as a non-voting ex-officio member of all standing committees and ad hoc bodies of the GSHP Board. Perform the duties of the President in the President's absence. Monitor progress of committees and individuals in addressing issues identified and charges assigned from the planning retreats. Succeeds to the offices of President and Chairman of the Board. Your term of office would be from July 2022 to July 2023 as President-elect; July 2023 to July 2024 as President and July 2024 to July 2025 as Chair of the Board. 

    Treasurer: The Treasurer shall serve as the Chief Financial Officer of GSHP and as Chairman of the Finance Committee; be responsible for overseeing, conservation and prudent investment of the assets and funds of GSHP; assure that expenditure of funds is in accord with the program, priorities and budget approved by the Board of Directors of the financial strength and needs of GSHP.  The Treasurer serves as a member of the GSHP Executive Committee.   Term of office is from July 2022 to July 2025.

    New Practitioner member of the Board of Directors:  Must have graduated from pharmacy school in last 7 years.  This position works with the board to represent the views of new practitioners in our discussions and decision-making processes.  The term of office from July 2022 to July 2024. 

    District Directors: In addition to representing membership from the local district as a voting member of the Board, the District Directors serve as membership liaison and coordinate local education programming for GSHP. You would serve as district director elect from July 2022 to July 2023, and District Director from July 2023 to July 2025. 

    WHERE: Submit names for consideration to: The Committee Nominations - 2022, c/o  Steve Glass ( ) 

    When: Before April 20, 2022

    WHY: The future of our profession needs the participation and contribution of its leaders.

  • 18 Mar 2022 7:18 AM | Steve Glass (Administrator)

    Call for Award and Fellowship Nominations 2022

    The Georgia Society of Health-System Pharmacists annually recognizes members for outstanding service and achievements in pharmacy. Very likely, you know someone in GSHP who is deserving of recognition. Every member of GSHP is eligible to nominate or be nominated for one or more awards. Please complete the nominations form located in the link below to nominate yourself or someone you know for the awards listed below. 

    Awards will be presented during the GSHP Summer Meeting to be held at the Omni Amelia Island Resort in Amelia Island, FL on Friday, July 8, 2022. Deadline for nominations is June 1, 2022.  

    Pharmacist of the Year Award

    GSHP Pharmacist of the Year Award is the highest honor GSHP can bestow on any member and is presented to a Georgia health-system pharmacist to honor outstanding service and accomplishments in health-system pharmacy practice as well as participation in GSHP. All GSHP members are eligible for nomination. Nominations should include detailed information concerning the nominee's professional, civic, and other activities. Recipients of the GSHP Pharmacist of the Year Award serve on the Awards Committee for five years following receipt of the award. All award recipients must be current GSHP members.

    25-Year Practitioner Award

    25-Year Practitioner Awards are presented to GSHP members who have actively practiced hospital or health-system pharmacy for 25 years or more. Members are encouraged to nominate peers. Also, they may also nominate themselves for this award unless they are a previous recipient.
    Outstanding Practitioner Award
    The Outstanding Practitioner Award is presented to a pharmacist functioning in a patient care, non-administrative position.  The award recognizes outstanding service to the profession, patients and their individual health system.  Nominees should be greater than 5 years into their pharmacy career. 
    Outstanding Preceptor Award
    The Outstanding Preceptor Award is presented to a pharmacist serving as a preceptor for pharmacy students and/or pharmacy residents. The award recognizes outstanding service to the future of our profession.
    Outstanding Pharmacy Professional Representative Award
    The Outstanding Pharmacy Professional Representative Award is presented to a representative of a pharmaceutical manufacturer or wholesaler who has made outstanding contributions to health-system pharmacy through service to, participation in, and involvement with GSHP and those practicing as health-system pharmacists.
    Outstanding Pharmacy Technician Award
    The Outstanding Pharmacy Technician Award recognizes a health-system pharmacy technician who has demonstrated practice excellence and leadership in the support of implementing pharmaceutical care.
    Outstanding Community Volunteer Service Award
    The Outstanding Community Volunteer Service Award is presented to a GSHP member who has demonstrated significant contributions to their local community.  Volunteer service is not limited to medical services but is inclusive of any volunteer activities (outside normal job duties) that enhance or improve the quality of life of the local community.
    Outstanding Pharmacy Student Award
    The Outstanding Pharmacy Student Award recognizes excellence in our future pharmacists. Nominations may be submitted by preceptors, educators, or any other GSHP member who has had direct contact with a student who has shown exemplary service.
    Outstanding New Practitioner Award
    Nominees for the Outstanding New Practitioner Award are not limited by age, but by the length of time in the profession. Nominees should have graduated from a pharmacy school within the past five years. The recipient is chosen based on exemplary service and dedication to the field of health-system pharmacy in this time period.
    Outstanding Pharmaceutical Publication Award
    The award for Outstanding Pharmaceutical Publication is presented based on publication by GSHP members in the pharmaceutical literature.  Publications are not limited by topic and can include identification of new pharmacy services, enhancements in pharmaceutical care or economic analysis and is based on a review of pharmacy journals and other publications for the 12-month period beginning May 2021 through May 2022.
    Outstanding Pharmacy Mentor Award
    The Outstanding Pharmacy Mentor Award is designed to recognize a GSHP member who has served as a mentor in the GSHP mentorship program. The award recognizes outstanding service to a mentee and the future of our profession.

    Fellowship of the Georgia Society of Health-System Pharmacists (FGSHP)
    Fellowhip in the Georgia Society of Health-System Pharmacists (GSHP) recognizes members who have demonstrated excellence in the practice of health-system pharmacy. Fellowship is awarded to acknowledge members who have made significant and sustained contributions to GSHP and the profession. Fellowship status is a lifelong designation for the individual as long as they are an active member of GSHP.  See application information here

    To nominate for an award:

    To nominate for Fellowship in GSHP (FGSHP):

  • 15 Dec 2021 7:45 AM | Steve Glass (Administrator)

    This is your opportunity to share your results with pharmacy colleagues from around Georgia at the 2022 GSHP Spring Poster Session on Saturday, March 26, 2022 at the 2022 GSHP Spring Meeting. Posters highlighting innovative services, evaluations, and pharmacy practice model change initiatives are especially encouraged. Encore presentations from national meetings (ASHP, ACCP, etc.) are accepted. Presenting a peer-reviewed poster is an ideal professional development activity for preceptors, both seasoned and new practitioners, residents, and students. The primary (first) poster presenter must be a GSHP member and results must be included on abstract to be accepted. Research-in-progress abstracts with background and methods only will not be accepted.  Pharmacy students and residents are especially encouraged to participate.  

    The GSHP Education Committee will be evaluating ALL abstracts submitted for recognition and designation as "Outstanding GSHP Poster". All accepted submissions will present in person at the 2022 GSHP Spring Meeting on Saturday, March 26, 2022. The top 5 student, resident, and practitioner abstracts will be selected for live poster judging at the GSHP Spring Meeting on Saturday, March 26, 2022. There will be three categories recognized: 1) Best Pharmacy Student Poster; 2) Best Pharmacy Resident Poster; 3) Best Pharmacy Practitioner Poster; based on the credentials of the primary (first) author. One student, one resident, and one practitioner poster will each win an award based on the highest combined abstract and poster scores. Winners will each receive a plaque and a cash prize.  

    The deadline for submission of abstracts is at 5pm on Friday, February 18, 2022. Submit your poster abstract using the following link: For questions, contact Meredith Lopez, GSHP Poster Session Coordinator, at 

    Each abstract submission must be submitted using the above link and contain the following:  

    • Author information (include full name, professional credentials and institutional affiliation (i.e., health care organization or college name), and email address for corresponding author/presenter) 
    • Brief descriptive title (use sentence case) 
    • Abstract body 
      • Purpose (max 100 words) 
      • Methods (max 225 words) 
      • Results (max 200 words) 
      • Conclusions (max 100 words) 
    • Do not include tables, graphs, or illustrations in abstract.  Spell out all pharmaceutical acronyms.  
    • Specify a submission type (student vs resident vs practitioner), which should be based on primary author’s credentials  
    • Specify a primary submission category 
    • Primary author must be an active GSHP member  
  • 30 Nov 2021 3:40 PM | Steve Glass (Administrator)

    Congratulations to the following teams:

    First Place: Ryan Bok and David Perez UGASecond Place: Karishma Patel and Page Queener from Mercer University.    
  • 29 Nov 2021 11:44 AM | Steve Glass (Administrator)

    Congratulations to the following members for winning the 2021 Pharmacy Trivia Contest which took place over Pharmacy Week

    Kelcy Freeman   Pharmacist category
    Angelle    Newman    Student category
    Montalita Burch   Pharmacy Technician category

  • 20 Sep 2021 9:47 AM | Steve Glass (Administrator)

    The GSHP Board of Directors met virtually on Wednesday, September 7th  to discuss and carefully consider options for the Fall Meeting scheduled for October 22nd-24th, 2021 at Brasstown Valley Resort.  In light of the current COVID surge due to the the Delta variant and resulting overburden to our pharmacy workforce across the state’s healthcare systems the difficult decision was made to cancel the Fall Meeting.

    Although we have implemented a pause in our in-person programming this fall, there will continue to be opportunities to engage with GSHP over the remainder of the year.  The Education Committee will continue to offer relevant, timely, and high-quality virtual continuing education through the fall.  In addition, GSHP will also maintain the monthly networking calls for Directors of Pharmacy, Clinicians, Ambulatory Care, and 340B Coordinators to provide you with opportunities to connect with your peers across the state.  In addition, a call for committee volunteers was distributed late this summer and our committee chairs are actively planning opportunities to engage and support members across the organization.  

    If you made a room reservation with Brasstown Valley Resort, the Resort will cancel that reservation automatically.  You may want to double check on this in a week or so.

    We appreciate you and the work you do for patients across the states.  It should be noted that the continued success of GSHP is because of YOU!  On behalf of the Board, we are grateful for your commitment and dedication to GSHP.  We look forward to our continued work over the coming months.

    Thank you for your support and understanding. 

    Christy Norman

  • 10 Sep 2021 10:47 AM | Steve Glass (Administrator)

    Calling all pharmacists and students!

    We welcome you to sign up for the GSHP mentoring program. 

    For mentors: This is a great way to stay apprised of the up and coming generation of pharmacists, give back to the profession, and invest in others.

    For mentees: This program is a great way to get involved in GSHP and begin to network with pharmacists across the state. Some may be your future employers or residency directors/preceptors. This is a great opportunity to use the organization to your professional benefit.

    Sign-up ends September 24th!


    Mentors Sign-up Link:


    Mentees Sign-up Link:


    Best regards-

    Christy and Anthony (Co-Chairs for GSHP Student and Resident Affairs Committee)

    Sharmon Osae (Mentor Program Charge Lead)


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