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CEO Update - July 9, 2020 
Loriann De Martini, PharmD, MPH, BCGP - CEO

Dear CSHP Friends & Colleagues,

Though the calendar says July there is nothing “relaxing” about this year’s summer months! The staff and I continue our laser focus on supporting our members and the pharmacy profession. 

First-Ever Virtual Edition of the Pacific Coast Preceptor Conference
As I write this we are in the middle of our first ever virtual Preceptor Conference. Though we miss seeing all your faces and the beautiful town of Napa in person, the unprecedented number of CEUs we can provide (up to 21!) is a welcome consolation. Online learning is a critical part of continuing education in today’s work environment. Our Continuing Pharmacy Education webpage will connect you with the online education you need when it fits in your busy schedule. 

FREE Training for Senate Bill 159: Pharmacist Delivered HIV Preventative Care -  July 29
Last year we collectively focused on passing SB 159, and this year we are focused on implementation and saving lives! In a few short weeks CSHP will sponsor FREE training for ALL pharmacists, members and non-members. I am thrilled to announce our distinguished panel: 

  • Jim Scott, PharmD, M.Ed, FCCP, FASHP, FCSHP, APh - Moderator
    Associate Dean
    Western University of Health Sciences

  • Jennifer Cocohoba, PharmD, BCPS, AAHIVP, FCSHP
    Professor of Clinical Pharmacy, Step II, Department of Clinical Pharmacy School of Pharmacy
    University of California, San Francisco

  • Monica A. Donnelley, PharmD, BCIDP, BCPS AQ-ID, AAHIVP
    Infectious Diseases Pharmacist
    UC Davis Medical Center

  • Jerika Lam, PharmD, APh, AAHIVP, FCSHP
    Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacy
    Chapman University School of Pharmacy

  • Christina Madison, PharmD, BCACP, AAHIVP
    Adjunct Associate Professor of Internal Medicine
    Roseman University of Health Sciences College of Medicine

After completing this ACPE accredited training, pharmacists will be able to furnish HIV preventative medications without a prescription. Pharmacists are poised to play a pivotal role in reducing the spread of HIV. I believe we are on our way to getting to zero infections. I encourage all of you to register here#PharmacistsPrEPandDeliver
On-Demand Immunization Certification
With the Covid-19 vaccine on the horizon now more than ever we need pharmacists,  as front line care providers, to be ready to immunize.  To that end we partnered with CE Impact to offer you the flexibility to obtain immunization administration training 100% at your pace and on your schedule. CE Impact is the first to offer an option for on-demand virtual assessment as part of their immunization training certificate course. You can complete the full certificate course by demonstrating immunization techniques one-on-one with a CE Impact trainer using a web-based meeting platform.  CSHP has secured a substantial discount for its members. You can find details for this 20-hour, practice-based education course online.
New Dates for Seminar 2020 – October 21-25 in Anaheim
With your health and safety a top priority, we have moved Seminar 2020 to the end of October so we had time implement enhanced safety protocols. I have heard from many members who are looking forward to connecting in person. Others are hesitant to travel. We take all concerns seriously and have worked diligently to design Seminar 2020 to meet everyone’s needs. Our education will be offered in-person and via live streaming so you will have options. Onsite we have adjusted our schedule and session configurations to allow for social distancing and one-way traffic through exhibit areas. These enhancements mean you will experience a professional conference designed to meet your education and networking needs in today’s environment. We are also looking forward to the Disney magic associated with Seminar and are confident Disneyland will open safety. In fact safety is their top priority as outlined in this video.  Seminar details and registration are available online. I hope you will join us!
I thank you for your continued support of CSHP and for all that you do each day for the profession of pharmacy and the patients you serve.
Together we are and will continue to be leaders in the #PharmacyEvolution.


Loriann De Martini, PharmD, MPH, BCGP
Chief Executive Officer, CSHP


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