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DYC Pharmacy to Host First International Program

The NYSCHP event will provide an opportunity for pharmacists to learn with colleagues beyond state and international border lines.

Buffalo, New York – December 6, 2013 – The D’Youville College School of Pharmacy will host the New York State Council of Health-System Pharmacists (NYSCHP) for its first international educational and networking program in March 2014.

The Pharmacist Council will collaborate with the Ontario Branch of the Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists in planning for the day-long event.

The Council represents New York State pharmacists who practice in ambulatory, long-term, managed, home and acute care settings and currently has approximately 2200 members.

The program will include IV Compounding, Collaborative Drug Therapy Management and Drug Therapy Management, Patient/Medication Safety and Oral Oncology, Antimicrobial, and Med Reconciliation. A roundtable/networking session to discuss similarities and differences in practice between the two countries is also being planned.

“To our knowledge, this is the first time that NYSCHP has collaborated with another country to provide this opportunity for our members,” said Joseph Pinto, RPh, director of Education and Workforce Development for the Council and Director of Pharmacy Services at Nyack Hospital in Nyack N.Y.

“We are excited to host this first international event on our campus,” said Dr. Gary P. Stoehr, dean of D’Youville’s School of Pharmacy. “It’s true that our health systems are markedly different, but we likely have more in common than we realize. We can learn a lot from our Canadian colleagues.”

Pharmacists, residents, and students will be invited to attend.

The program will be held March 28 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the D’Youville School of Pharmacy.

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Christopher Jadoch, Assistant Professor
D'Youville College School of Pharmacy
Telephone: 716-829-8340