President's Message from Alex Oschman

Don’t give up! I believe in you all! A person’s a person, no matter how small – Dr. Seuss

Fall is here!  While I love summer, fall is probably my favorite season for a variety of reasons.  Whether your favorite fall activity is visiting apple orchards, consuming all things pumpkin, or watching football, enjoy these few months before the cold weather rolls in.

Towards the end of summer, several MSHP members attended the Missouri Pharmacy Association (MPA) workgroup in St. Louis.   This meeting was a great opportunity for members of different pharmacy organizations in Missouri to come together to understand different perspectives and collaborate toward a common purpose.   This was the first step of hopefully many, to unite Missouri pharmacists in order to advance the practice of pharmacy in Missouri.  Future work as a collaborative, cohesive group is important for us to be successful on impacting legislation in Missouri.  Stay tuned for more opportunities in the upcoming year!

In order to work towards providing more educational opportunities to our membership, MSHP has been working on restructuring our Education and Programming Committee.  The Education and Programming Committee Chair will lead two co-chairs (Annual Meeting Co-Chair and Education Co-Chair) to expand our programming outside of the Annual Meeting.   The E&P chair will also have a seat on the R&E board to help improve communication and idea development.  If you are interested in helping please contact Elizabeth Englin or Becca Nolen.    This year’s Annual Meeting will be our 50th anniversary so we’re working hard towards making this year’s meeting a meeting to remember!

As always, please feel free to reach out if you have questions or would like to get more involved in MSHP!

Alex Oschman, PharmD, BCPPS
MSHP President

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