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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

GSHP 2021 Fall Meeting-Cancelled.  

Our Fall meeting has been cancelled due the pandemic.  We look forward to seeing everyone in March 2022 in Savannah

October 22-24

Brasstown Valley Resort

Young Harris, GA

GSHP Fall Meeting Agenda

Program Key

General Session

Management Forum

Special Events





Date and Time 

Credit Hrs.



Thursday, October 21, 2021






GSHP Board of Directors Strategic Planning Session

   GSHP Board of Directors Meeting

Friday, October 22, 2021






Registration and Breakfast




Medication use during pregnancy- Balancing the benefits and risks

1.    Compare and contrast the current and former FDA pregnancy drug classifications.
2.    Discuss common teratogenic medications, with a focus on new medications.  
3.    Describe current medication treatments for chronic conditions commonly treated during pregnancy, such as gestational diabetes and depression.

 Rebecca H. Stone, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP, FCCP
Clinical Associate Professor
UGA College of Pharmacy



Collaborative Practice Agreements part 1

  Katie McDaniel, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP
Clinical Pharmacist, Ambulatory Care
Grady Health System

Alix Schnibben, PharmD, BCACP, CTTS
Director of Clinical Quality & Ambulatory Pharmacy Services
Northeast Georgia Health System

Sarah Ly, PharmD
Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacist
Kaiser Permanente




10:00-11:00 am


Lean Six Sigma

Matt Enright

Melissa Robinson, Pharm
Population Health Pharmacist
Piedmont Clinic

11:00am-1:00 pm


Lunch and Exhibits


1:00-2:00 pm 


Don’t Forget About the Flu: Identifying, Treating, and Protecting High-Risk Patients

1.    Identify appropriate candidates for antiviral therapy based on risk for influenza-related complications, in accordance with current guideline recommendations
2.    Diagnose influenza based on clinical presentation and accurate interpretation of appropriate diagnostic tests when necessary
3.    Recommend individualized antiviral treatment plans for patients with influenza based on current data and unique agent characteristics
4.    Advise on influenza prophylaxis based on evidence and in accordance with guideline recommendations




2:15-3:15 pm 


Health Disparities Related to COVID pt 1

Daniel Chastain, PharmD, BCIDP, AAHIVP
Clinical Associate Professor
UGA College of Pharmacy



New Drug Update 2021: A Formulary Approach

1.    Discuss newly approved drugs with older agents regarding their pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, efficacy, safety, dosage and cost.
2.    Apply the “formulary approach” to evaluating new drugs.
3.    Identify other recently approved medications and discuss their indications and potential usefulness
4.    Discuss any pipeline drugs that may be significant releases in the next few years.

J. Russell May, Pharm.D., FASHP
Clinical Professor and Assistant Dean for Extended Campuses
UGA College of Pharmacy

4:15- 6:30pm




Saturday, October 23, 2021




7:30-8:00 am 




8:00-9:00 am 


Health Disparities Related to COVID pt 2

Sharmon Osae, PharmD, BCACP

Clinical Assistant Professor

UGA College of Pharmacy

9:00-10:30 am


Break and Exhibits




Critical Services of Critical Care Pharmacists

Susan Smith, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP
Clinical Associate Professor
UGA College of Pharmacy

Andrea Sikora Newsome, PharmD, MSCR, FCCM, BCCCP
Clinical Associate Professor
UGA College of Pharmacy



Lunch and GSHP Update



GSHP Clinical Skills Competition

1.    Apply principles of Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process to a clinical case
2.    Develop a prioritized patient-specific problem list
3.    Formulate an evidence-based pharmacotherapy plan to achieve desired outcomes
4.    Describe rationale behind therapeutic recommendations

Andrew Darley, PharmD, M.Ed., BCPS
Director of Professional Education
UGA College of Pharmacy



Stem the Tide:  A Multidisciplinary Approach to Health System Opioid Stewardship 

Samantha Roberts
Controlled Substances Program Manager
Emory Healthcare

Noreen Peyatt
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Emory Healthcare



Ethics and Resource Allocation

Jason Lesandrini



Dinner and SEC Football Watch Party

Sunday, October 24, 2021




7:30-8:00 am 






How Low Should You Go? LDL Lowering Therapies for Secondary Prevention

Kyree Henry, Pharm.D.

Ambulatory Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Cardiology

University Health System



Outpatient Antimicrobial Stewardship Initiatives - Sorry to Bug You!

1.    Identify national outpatient antimicrobial stewardship initiatives
2.    Recognize opportunities to implement initiatives to your patient population
3.    State value provided to outpatient stakeholders with antimicrobial stewardship

Ashley Woodhouse PharmD BCACP CACP CDTM
Pharmacy Manager
St. Joseph’s/Candler Health System



How to Manage Drug Shortages

Sarah F Boyko, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacist, Internal Medicine
Grady Health System

Lucy Crosby, PharmD, BCPS
Pharmacy Manager, Medication Policy and Compliance
Augusta University Medical Center



Effective Precepting: From the Evidence and the Heart

1.    List the four preceptor roles  
2.    Describe tips for how to effectively precept pharmacy learners
3.    Discuss real-life scenarios to aid in the ability to handle challenging and unforeseen events
4.    Identify additional resources to further support refinement of precepting skills

Maria Miller Thurston, Pharm.D., BCPS, FGSHP, FCCP
Clinical Associate Professor
Mercer University College of Pharmacy

Hotel Information

GSHP Room Rate is $185 per night.

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Risk Free Registration

Your meeting registration is fully refundable in the event that you are unable to attend or the meeting is canceled.
In keeping with our mission and commitment to protect the health and safety of our members and the general public, it is GSHP's expectation that all attendees, presenters, and exhibitors be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to attending.

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