Successful Idaho Pharmacy Resident ConferenceEarlier this month we were just blown away with the support and excitement over the first ever Idaho Pharmacy Resident Podium Presentations that was held May 7th & 8th. Looking for a way to salvage this spring for the current Pharmacy Residents in Idaho, ISHP threw together a virtual conference format that allowed the residents to present their major projects, remotely, such that they could share their results and check off a milestone for their residency year.
A quick check of the results and there were over 95 attendees to this first ever virtual conference for residents, with over 180 evaluations completed (roughly 6 evaluations per speaker). Each speaker had 20 minutes to present their work, with 5 to 10 minutes for questions. Chris Oswald, ISHP President, and Eliza Borzadek, Residency Program Director for EIRMC, were co-hosts, that facilitated questions and kept the show running on time.
Range of Topics – with a full two days of presentations there was a nice mix of topics and projects that were presented. Everything from Vancomycin AUC dosing (which had nice comparisons between two different hospitals in Idaho!), to antipsychotic medication use, optimization of automated dispensing cabinets, biosimlar comparison and chemo workflow. The conference finished up with a great presentation on Billing for Pharmacist Services in Clinics, showing that there was something for every practice area.
A big shout out to Caroline Merritt, for setting up this virtual event and lending support. Huge thanks to all of you that were able to attend one, or more, presentations! It was a great way to support the pharmacy residents, and most importantly, Pharmacy Practice Advancement in Idaho. Thank you!