Faculty and Students Attend GSHP Spring and Summer MeetingsDecember 18, 2019
GSHP conventions allow pharmacists and students to network with fellow Georgia health
professionals and learn about the field’s newest technologies and products.
School of Pharmacy student doctors and faculty members attended both the Georgia Society
of Health-System Pharmacists' (GSHP) Spring and Summer Meetings.
GSHP Summer Meeting in Amelia Island
On July 14, 2019, students and professors from PCOM Georgia attended the GSHP Summer Meeting
in Amelia Island, FL. While at the convention, students had the opportunity to participate
in a residency panel, network with fellow doctoral students and professionals, and
learn more about the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) and GSHP
GSHP Spring Meeting in Savannah
Faculty and students also attended the GSHP Spring Meeting in Savannah, GA on March
Kimberly Barefield, PharmD, associate professor of pharmacy practice, described the conference as a great opportunity
to network with pharmacists from around the state of Georgia. Dr. Barefield presented
an education session to conference attendees on the benefits and affects of cannabidiol
oil, also known as CBD, a medicinal extract derived from cannabis (marijuana). In
order to prepare for the session, Dr. Barefield needed to propose a topic to the conference
organizers, write educational objectives, create a presentation and prep assessment
"It is a lot of work to prepare for presenting at the meeting, but professionally
it is a way to become active in GSHP," explained Dr. Barefield. Presenting at any
professional meting can cause some anxiety, but if it is a topic of interest it becomes
a great experience to share knowledge with your peers."
"I always encourage students to become active in professional societies and seek out
opportunities to present their experiences at any professional meeting," she concluded."
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