• 15 Feb 2020 3:41 PM | Caroline Merritt (Administrator)

    Registration for the 2020 Northwest Pharmacy Convention is open! The event will be held at the Coeur d'Alene Resort May 28-31. You can find details here. Please email ishpcontact@gmail.com for a registration discount code.

  • 01 Feb 2020 2:34 PM | Caroline Merritt (Administrator)

    Please take a few minutes to read a letter from ISHP President Chris Oswald regarding changes in ISHP's 2020 membership levels and dues  structure.

  • 08 Aug 2018 3:03 PM | Caroline Merritt (Administrator)

    Kent Quickstad, RPh

    Kent Quickstad has been an ISHP fixture for many years, serving on the Board in many roles, including president, and as our long-time newsletter editor. Likewise he has been a pillar of Idaho pharmacy, having worked at St. Luke's Boise for the past 35 years. It's hard to find a better role model for pharmacy and the profession.

    Why ISHP? - Kent Quickstad in his own words

    We all have our individual reasons of why we belong to ISHP, but okay, let's be honest, first and probably foremost many of us belong to ISHP in order to get the required CE to maintain our license. ISHP offers two quality CE sessions in our Spring and Fall programs each year. You can knock out a large chuck of the required hours of live CE and law over a weekend.

    Through ISHP I have had the opportunity to meet a lot of people who have the same dedication to the profession as I do. ISHP has opened the doors to meeting these colleagues, whom I also now call friends.

    Additionally, I think about the ISHP mission statement which promotes "...the highest levels of pharmacy practice by our members". Through the CE, the networking, and the pharmacy practice pearls that I have picked up over the years, I have become a better pharmacist by my involvement in ISHP.

    However, and I feel more importantly, is that over the years I know that pharmacy has been good to me and to my family. I therefore feel that I have a duty to give back a little something to the profession that has given so much to me. We all have that duty, but just how much of that we repay is an individual decision with no right or wrong answer. Whether one is a member, active on the Board, helping with a committee, presenting a poster, speaking at a program, or active at the national level, it is all payback to the profession.

    These are only part of my reasons why I belong to ISHP. I would encourage you to think of yours.

  • 04 Aug 2018 9:09 AM | Caroline Merritt (Administrator)

    Paul Black, PharmD, BCPS

    As one of the most well-known pharmacists in Idaho, Paul has clearly earned the trust and respect through his hard work, honesty and ability to connect with others. Paul has worked his way from resident to Resident Director and senior level in the Boise VA by helping others. He continues to be a tremendous influence on others and the profession.

    Why ISHP? - Paul Black in his own words

    I have been an ISHP Member since I completed my Pharmacy Residency. The Fall Meeting provides an amazing networking opportunity as well an outstanding poster abstract session. This session allows pharmacy to learn new innovations which they can take and apply at their facilities. ISHP has also embraced their student members. It is amazing to meet these soon to be pharmacist that will represent the profession in the future. As always the continuing education sessions provided by ISHP are second to none. They recruit amazing speakers for the Spring and Fall Meeting and provide sessions that cannot be replicated by online training.

  • 11 Jul 2018 8:18 AM | Caroline Merritt (Administrator)

    Chris Oswald, PharmD, BCPS, BCCPS

    Chris has been a consummate leader in pharmacy practice since arriving in Idaho to start his PGY1 Residency at Saint Alphonsus Medical Center from Purdue University. After completing his residency, he stayed on with Saint Al's to start their ED Pharmacy Program and now helps guide the PGY1 program that has grown from two to now four residents.

    Why ISHP? - Chris in his own words:

    Moving to Idaho and starting my career here, I was looking for something that would allow me to stay active in the profession and connect with a variety of people. I first encountered ISHP during my residency year, having joined the Education Committee and participated in conference development.  Having established a lot of great friendships throughout the year and feeling a sense of professional satisfaction, I chose to stay involved and soon found myself joining the Board of Directors as Education Chair.  ISHP's mission of promoting the highest levels of pharmacy practice by its members is something I personally connect with and believe we have a responsibility to give back to the profession in our own capable ways.

  • 20 Jun 2018 6:00 AM | Caroline Merritt (Administrator)

    Barb Mason, PharmD, FASHP

    Dr. Mason has been a tremendous leader for the advancement of pharmacy practice and a valued mentor to so many new pharmacists. She is well known for her strong work at the Idaho State University College of Pharmacy and for her practice at the Boise VA. Dr. Mason has also inspired new areas and avenues for practicing pharmacists to obtain new skills through Board Certification Prep and a Teaching Certificate Course through the Boise Area Resident Forum.

    Dr. Mason has also been an influential leader in institutional practice through her work with ISHP. The 1998 - 2000 ISHP President, Dr. Mason led the organization to one of its strongest times in education and outreach. Idaho Pharmacy and ISHP thank Dr. Mason for her leadership and for paving the path for so many new and advancing pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.

    Why ISHP? - Dr. Mason in her own words

    "I still remember like it was yesterday, the anticipation of accepting a teaching position at  ISU COP knowing that the first CE meeting I would attend would be ISHP Sun Valley just two months later.  The lure of the mountains and the status this flat-lander from Nebraska associated with Sun Valley was enough to entice me to join ISHP but it wasn't until I walked into that first meeting that I was hooked. I knew I had found my tribe. The friendly people, the plethora of ideas, motivating atmosphere and the balance of work and play were from that moment on, what has formed my life- time mantra and mission statement. Each position I have held on the ISHP Board has enriched me professionally and personally. There are ISHP colleagues I only see once a year in person but are lifetime friends I can count on for anything. Little did Tami Eide and I know when we were writing up the guidelines for that very first poster session that those Friday evening ISHP poster exhibits would be one of the traditions that yearly warms my heart and renews my energy when I see students past and present succeeding every step of their career, with ISHP as vital to them as it has been to me."

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