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Summer Meeting 2021

July 9-11, 2021

Omni Amelia Island

Pre-registration is now closed but no worries you can register onsite at the meeting.  Look forward to seeing you there.

Comments from previous meeting

GSHP has a superior program! Well worth traveling to attend. Have attended state meetings elsewhere, and Georgia rocks! Very relevant & applicable information, excellent speakers & fun, too.

I thought the meeting was fantastic...the right mix of learning and fun!

Great facility, friendly GSHP facilitators, wonderful learning and collaborative environment

Beautiful location, very good content, will attend again next year

Omni Safe and Clean Program

FRIDAY  (7 hours)






Registration and Breakfast


8:00am - 9:00am

Title: White bagging



Ryan Haumschild

9:00am - 10:00am


Title: Telehealth







Lauren Williams

 Director of Population Health


Dr. Matthew Lyon

Medical Director for Telehealth

10:00am - 10:15am



10:15am – 11:15am


Title: Amb Care and EMR Builds and Med Adherence



Meredith Rudeseal, PharmD

NGHS Informatics Pharmacist


Meredith Lopez, PharmD, MPH, BCACP

Pharmacy Supervisor - Ambulatory Services

AU Health


11:15am – 12:15pm


Title: What have you done for me lately?



  1. Describe the new Georgia Board of Pharmacy rule updates regarding continuing education for registered and certified pharmacy technicians.
  2. Provide an update regarding the pharmacist to technician ratio.
  3. Examine the USP 800 guidelines regarding implementation and evaluation.


Mike Brinson, R.Ph.


Georgia Board of Pharmacy

Dennis Troughton Sr, PharmD,

Director Georgia Drugs and Narcotics Agency


12:15pm – 12:30pm




12:30pm – 1:30pm


Title: Maximizing Opportunities to Protect Vulnerable Adults Against Pneumococcal Disease



  1. Describe the clinical consequences of pneumococcal disease and its associated complications among at-risk adults.
  2. State the latest ACIP recommendations for pneumococcal vaccination among older adults and other at-risk patient populations.
  3. Identify strategies to adhere to ACIP pneumococcal vaccination recommendations and overcome barriers by both healthcare providers and patients.










1:30pm - 2:30 pm

Title:  Practical Considerations of AUC Based Vancomycin Dosing



  1. Evaluate practical considerations prior to transitioning to AUC dosing of vancomycin.
  2. Compare features of commercially available Bayesian clinical decision support software to perform AUC dosing.
  3. Examine AUC dosing with a Bayesian clinical decision support software in comparison with two-sample testing through a patient case.

Dustin Orvin, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Pharmacist

St. Joseph's/Candler


2:30pm – 3:30pm

Title: ASHP Keynote


3:30 pm - 3:45 pm



3:45 pm – 5:00 pm

Officer Installation and Awards



5:00pm – 7:00pm


Reception/Exhibits in Exhibit Hall

(2 hours)



SATURDAY  (4 hours)









8:00am – 9:00am


Title: Advancing Pharmacy-Related Interventions to Control Hypertension and Manage Cholesterol




  1. Describe the role of pharmacists in public health.
  2. Describe how the I-A-A (identify, assess, act) framework can be used to develop a work plan for creating pharmacy-related interventions.
  3. Describe the current initiative(s) of the Georgia Department of Public Health aimed at developing methods to increase pharmacy-related interventions to control hypertension and cholesterol.


Gina Ryan, PharmD

Chair, Department of Pharmacy Practice

Mercer University


Monyette Childs, MD, MPH

Cardiovascular Health Program Manager

Georgia Department of Public Health



9:00am – 11:00am

Exhibits/Breakfast in Exhibit Area


11:00am – 12:00pm




Title: ID Jeopardy



  1. Recognize guideline directed therapy and monitoring for select disease states.
  2. Identify key laboratory values for selecting optimal therapies and monitoring.
  3. Distinguish mechanisms of action, safety profile and monitoring parameters for common antimicrobials used in the treatment of infectious diseases.
  4. Recall new FDA approved antimicrobials and their uses in therapy.

Bruce M Jones, Pharm.D., BCPS

Infectious Diseases Clinical Pharmacy Specialist

St. Joseph's/Candler Health System


Christopher M. Bland, Pharm.D., FCCP, FIDSA, BCPS

Clinical Associate Professor

UGA College of Pharmacy


12:00pm – 1:00pm

Title: STAR WARS?: Simplifying The Anticoagulation Reversal – Warfarin, Apixaban, Rivaroxaban, otherS (Debate)?



  1. Describe pharmacological agents for the reversal of bleeding due to oral anticoagulants (OACs).
  2. Discuss laboratory parameters and clinical presentation that aid in determining the degree of anticoagulation while on a OACs.
  3. Review cases and discuss management options for the reversal of bleeding due OACs.

Christopher Morrison, PharmD, BCCCP, FNCS

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist - Surgery/Trauma and Medical Critical Care

Grady Health System


Sarah Jung, PharmD, MS, BCCCP

Neurocritical Care Clinical Pharmacist

Wellstar Kennestone Regional Medical Center



Resident Student Forum


SUNDAY  (3 hours)





8:00am – 9:00am


Title: Caring for Transplant patients: Implications for Pharmacists



  1. Review medications commonly prescribed for a patient undergoing transplant (solid organ and bone marrow transplantation).
  2. Discuss common adverse events associated with transplant medications.
  3. Identify factors that can alter the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of transplant medications.
  4. Given a patient case, apply knowledge to optimize pharmacotherapy regimen for a transplant patient.


Melissa Laub, PharmD, BCPS

 Clinical Pharmacist, Solid Organ Transplant

Augusta University Medical Center


Arpita Gandhi, Pharm.D., BCOP

Hematology/Oncology Clinical Pharmacy Specialist

Emory Healthcare


9:00 am – 10:00 am

Title: Clinical Pearls (practitioners)

10:00 am – 11:00 am


Title: Asthma update (new 2020 guidelines)



Kate O’Connor, PharmD, BCACP, BC-ADM

Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacist - Internal Medicine

Augusta University Medical Center

Continuing Education

The Georgia Society of Health-System Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmaceutical education.                

The Summer Meeting will provide an opportunity for you to earn up to 13 hours of continuing education credit.

Room Reservations-The 2021 Summer Meeting will be held at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation, Amelia Island, FL. Please use the links below to view the room types and rates.

Hotel -

Villas -

If you need any assistance with rooms or need more information about the room types that are available, please contact Steve Glass at

Summer meeting cancellation policy

A full refund will be granted for refund requests received by June 1; from June 2 through June 15, a $45 administrative fee will be deducted from the registration fee; after June 15, there will be NO refunds for cancellations.


Interested in attending-here is the exhibit info

Address: 3015 Shannon Lakes North | Suite 303 | Tallahassee, FL 32309 
Phone: 850-906-9206
GSHP is a state affiliate of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists

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