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The Great Eight - Residents' Showcase
The Great Eight
Tuesday, June 21, 2016

hosted by Yale New Haven Hospital

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Deadline: May 2nd

CSHP is offering Connecticut pharmacy residents the opportunity to submit their residency research abstracts for presentation at CSHP’s June 21st meeting at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Once submitted, a panel of judges will evaluate each abstract based on an objective rubric and will select the top 8 abstracts as the “Great Eight”. These selected abstracts will be presented in a platform format, each 12 minutes in length, with 3 minutes for questions and answers.

Plaques will be presented to the top three ranked abstract winners. The winning abstracts will be featured in the CSHP News Brief and on the CSHP web site.


1. PGY1 resident in a Connecticut Health-System Pharmacy program

2. Member of CSHP in good standing (applicant may submit CSHP application and dues with their abstract)

3. If accepted, must present abstract in person at the June meeting (evening)

Pharmacy residents should email their abstracts to ginger.morris@ynhh.org no later than May 2nd.

Please don’t hesitate to contact Ginger Morris with any questions.

2016 Mock Interview Event
by Mabel Wai, PharmD, BCPS; 2016 Resident Task Force Coordinator

The CSHP Resident Task Force (RTF) hosted its second annual Mock Interview Event at Hartford Hospital on January 14th. Students from The University of Connecticut and The University of Saint Joseph Schools of Pharmacy participated as interviewees. Member pharmacists, preceptors, and pharmacy directors comprised our interview panel.

Overall, the event was successful and we received wonderful feedback. The students found the event very helpful in preparing for future interviews and they greatly appreciated the advice from our pharmacists. Our interviewing panel also had a great deal of fun speaking to our students and sharing their experiences. We hope next year’s session will be just as eventful!

ASHP President Explains Second Chance for Residency Match  

Next to graduation, pharmacy residency "Match" day is likely "the most anticipated day on the calendars of soon-to-be pharmacy graduates," writes ASHP President John A. Armitstead in InterSections, ASHP's member magazine. The new Phase II of the Match will help to ensure that student pharmacists and postgraduate year 1 residents seeking a second-year residency position will have another structured opportunity to connect with open positions. (source: ASHP NewsLink 12.22.15)

Publishing Opportunities for Residents in the AJHP Residents Edition

Formerly known as the Journal of Health-System Pharmacy Residents, AJHP Residents Edition is the only publishing forum dedicated to pharmacy residents where they can present their peer-reviewed research, contribute to the advancement of patient care and pharmacy practice, and see their work indexed by PubM
ed. Read more  

AJHP Call for Papers: Innovations in Pharmacy Residency Training  

AJHP cordially invites submissions of descriptive practice reports on innovative approaches to ASHP-accredited postgraduate year 1 and postgraduate year 2 pharmacy residency training and application of the ASHP Residency Accreditation Standards. Articles submitted by February 16 will have the best chance for consideration for inclusion in a 2016 issue of AJHP that will contain a collection of articles on innovations in pharmacy residency training.  (source: ASHP NewsLink 11.10.15)

ASHP Reaches Milestone with 2,000 Residency Programs
ASHP last week announced that it reached a new milestone in accreditation, with 2000 residency programs across the country undergoing the organization's accreditation process. The creation of residency training programs in institutions doubled from 500 to 1000 programs between 1999 and 2009 and has since doubled again. (ASHP NewsLink 10.27.15)

ASHP's Resident Reward and Recertification Program
The first program of its kind, ASHP's Resident Reward & Recertification Program takes professional development to the next level. If you are a resident or new practitioner considering a BCPS designation, you can register for our new program and get access to our pharmacotherapy review course—live or online—and the practice test at no cost. In return, you will complete your recertification cycle with ASHP for only $10/month. That price is guaranteed for the entire seven-year recertification cycle and includes more than the required 120 hours. Learn more and register (source: ASHP NewsLink 3.17.15)

The Great Eight: Residents Showcase
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
hosted by Waterbury Hospital
Residents: This was Residents who are CSHP members opportunity to shine!

The top three presentations (in alpha order) were:

"Evaluation of new-onset diabetes post-liver transplantation: A retrospective analysis of risk factors and management of hyperglycemia"
presented by Kristin Linder, PharmD (Hartford Hospital) on the left
Learning Objective: To assess the difference in insulin burden between liver transplant patients who develop new-onset diabetes after transplant (NODAT) and patients who do not.

"Comparison of weight-based dosing versus standard-dose Diltiazem in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) presenting to the emergency department"
presented by Adam Ross, PharmD (Hartford Hospital) in the middle
Learning Objective: To determine if low, standard-dose Diltiazem is non-inferior to weight-based Diltiazem in the initial treatment of AF with RVR.

"Evaluation of correct QT intervals in patients receiving concomitant methadone and Ritonavir"
presented by Nidhi Saraiya, PharmD (Hartford Hospital) on the right
Learning Objective: To compare the QTc intervals of patients who take methadone and Ritonavir concomitantly with patients who take either methadone or Ritonavir alone.

Additional excellent presentations were:

"The impact of Rivaroxaban compared to Warfarin for stroke prevention in patients hospitalized with new- onset non-valvular atrial fibrillation"
presented by Caitlyn Hurley, PharmD (Hartford Hospital)
Learning Objective: To compare the inpatient initiation of Rivaroxaban versus Warfarin for stroke prevention in patients hospitalized for new-onset atrial fibrillation (AF).

"Evaluation of current pharmacotherapy trends in the treatment of asymptomatic bacteriuria and urinary tract infections at a Veterans Affairs healthcare facility"
presented by Lauren Manganiello, PharmD (VA Connecticut)
Learning Objective: To evaluate the current pharmacotherapy trends in the treatment of urinary tract infections and asymptomatic bacteriuria at a Veterans Affairs healthcare facility in order to develop pharmacist interventions to optimize patient care.

"Impact of Rivaroxaban on the inpatient treatment of venous thromboembolism"
presented by Lindsay Hom, PharmD (Hartford Hospital)
Learning Objective: To provide preliminary data describing the real-world impact of Rivaroxaban on hospital length of stay (LOS) as compared to LMWH/Warfarin.

"Impact of a pharmacist-led anticoagulation management initiative for heart failure patients"
presented by Ralph Riello, PharmD (Yale New Haven Hospital)
Learning Objective: To investigate the impact of pharmacist clinical recommendations, based upon guidelines for inpatient Warfarin  dosing and target specific oral anticoagulant (TSOAC) selection, on heart failure patients' length of stay, cost of care, and hospital readmission rates.

"Evaluation of Vancomycin dosing in dialysis patients at a VA Medical Center"
presented by Jennifer Krawetzky, PharmD (VA Connecticut)
Learning Objective: To evaluate the current Vancomycin dosing practices in dialysis patients at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System.

We very much appreciated the support of our exhibitors:
AstraZeneca      Cubist Pharmaceuticals

The aim of the CSHP's Resident's Task Force is to offer mentoring and networking programs to assist CSHP member residents and newer practitioners develop future career pathways through interactions with experienced pharmacists in their specialized field.

Our vision for this year is to hold several informal networking events that help residents and new CSHP members establish a mentor. We hope will continue to benefit the organization and the pharmacy community for many years to come.

If you are interesting in joining our steering committee, please contact Aimee Dassner


Our first event

   Mock Interview Event: Thurs., Jan. 29th 2015

Hartford Hospital

CSHP's Residents Task Force presented a special mentoring and networking program, an opportunity to participate in a mock interview event. During this event, experienced pharmacists interviewed residents and/or students, providing them with the practice and experience to be successful in interviews in the future.