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.
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 organizations.
Faculty and students also attended the GSHP Spring Meeting in Savannah, GA on March 8-10, 2019.
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 questions.
"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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