Please look through our descriptions of our committees, click the committee title to see their respective contacts. If you are interested in joining a committee, please use the Volunteer Interest Form.
Ambulatory Care and Outpatient Pharmacy Committee
The focus of this committee will be to support the unique needs of ambulatory and outpatient pharmacy colleagues in health systems. This committee is currently in formation, and there are opportunities for leadership and membership within the group!
This is an area of critical importance for pharmacy to be involved in developing and participating in programs regarding the appropriate use of antimicrobials. I hope that many of you will join us to formulate more than just guidelines but practice with “some teeth” to combat antimicrobial resistance.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Steering Committee
The focus of this committee will be to support the needs of our membership in the areas of racial diversity, equity, and inclusion. The committee will be charged with ensuring diversity, equity, and inclusion within the organization and eliminating healthcare disparities in the state of Maryland. This committee is currently in formation, and there are opportunities for leadership and membership within the group. There are two chair positions along with committee members who are dedicated to eliminating racial and ethnic disparities in healthcare. The members will serve as liaisons to our other MSHP committees to ensure that diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives are well-integrated within the organization.
Educational Programs Committee
This committee plans and organizes the content and educational activities for the two MSHP seminars, one in the spring and one in the fall. Educational activities address the current practice interests of our diverse membership as well as professional development. This committee also works closely with the Medication Safety and Antimicrobial Stewardship Committees to plan biannual dinner CE events.
Emerging Practitioner Committee
This committee is responsible for developing educational and development opportunities for students and residents in our state. They also provide structure and oversight of the MSHP Mentorship program and provide networking and leadership opportunities for pharmacy trainees. Example of activities that this committee organizes include the MSHP Residency Showcase, a post-Midyear Clinical Meeting networking session and a research event.
The Legislative Committee is committed to maintaining an active role in Maryland and national regulations and legislation important to pharmacy practitioners. This committee has worked on the Pharmacy Technician regulations, 797 sterile processing regulations, and tamper proof prescription pads. Also, participates as a member organization of the Maryland Pharmacy Coalition which sponsors a Legislative Day education session, for the annual Legislative Day activities in Annapolis.
This committee promotes medication and patient safety. MSHP collaborates with the board of pharmacy, membership, patient safety groups. This committee uses various forums to highlight medication safety best practices in the State of Maryland. Provision of continuing education on medication safety topics. The Medication Safety Award is presented in November during the Fall Seminar- the committee solicits awards from MSHP members – the deadline is the end of June.
This committee is responsible for increasing our membership, but also to increase active member participation. Projects include student/resident activities, student scholarship(s), pharmacy technician pilot recruitment initiative, and institutional memberships.
This committee is working to enhance Pharmacy Technician awareness of and participation in MSHP. Its goals include addressing the educational and informational needs of Pharmacy Technician members and providing a forum to facilitate communication and sharing of ideas and best practices related to Pharmacy Technician roles and responsibilities in health-system pharmacy. Attendance at committee meetings is facilitated through teleconferencing.
The Publications and Marketing Committee exists to showcase the expertise and achievements of the members of MSHP and serve as a resource for updates in clinical pharmacy practice in the state of Maryland by publishing our quarterly newsletter, Pharmascript, and posting on social media.
It is the responsibility of this council to make recommendations to the Board of Directors regarding the interaction of MSHP with the pharmaceutical industry. This includes advising the Board regarding professional and legislative matters which may impact the relationship of MSHP with the pharmaceutical industry and making recommendations regarding the role of the pharmaceutical industry in MSHP activities.