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Professional Affairs Council Leadership

Director: Ashmi Philips

The Council on Professional Affairs shall be responsible for the professional enhancement of pharmacy practice by promoting enhanced pharmacy practice. Practice standards shall be communicated to the membership. The evaluation of new methods and research related to all phases of pharmacy practice shall be promoted and encouraged. The Council shall collaborate with allied health organizations and agencies to improve patient care.

To join this Council, please print and fill out the Council Involvement Form.

2021 NJSHP Annual Meeting Poster Session Registration Information

The 2021 NJSHP Annual Meeting Poster Session registration is now open. You can register by filling out our online form by clicking here.

Submission details:
• Please review the guideline before submitting
• Failure to comply will result in automatic disqualification
• The form must be completed and submitted by Friday, January 22nd, 2021
• Confirmation notice will be e-mailed upon submission to confirm receipt
• Primary author will be notified about the acceptance/rejection of the abstract by Friday, February 12th, 2021
• Authors of the top 5 abstracts will be asked to provide a virtual platform presentation (1 presenter per platform), through which three prizes will be awarded


Ashmi Philips, PharmD, AAHIVP 
Director, Council of Professional Affairs 
New Jersey Society of Health-System Pharmacists 

Professional Affairs News

Top 5 Poster Finalists

The poster finalists out of 70 reviewed abstracts

Friday, April 3, 2020

The following 5 abstracts were selected as poster finalists:


1. Poster Finalist: Developing a pharmacy intensity scoring system to optimize oncology infusion center operations

Atlantic Health System

Chris Franzese, PharmD, MHS, Kunal Shah, PharmD, Mohamed Eldib, RPh, BCOP, Douglas Bloomstein, PharmD


2. Poster Finalist: Augmenting utility of rapid diagnostic testing in treatment of Gram-negative bacteremia with Stewardship intervention

Clara Maass Medical Center

Jessica Gerges, PharmD, Karan Raja, PharmD, BCPS, BCIDP; Mitesh Patel, PharmD, BCCCP; Mona Philips, RPh, MAS


3. Poster Finalist: Assessment of primary preventative cardiovascular care in patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC)

Fairleigh Dickinson University School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Nourhan Shaltout, PharmD Candidate, Sanjukta Basu, PharmD/MBA Candidate, Class of 2020, Ayşe Elif Özdener, PharmD, BCACP, CDE, AAHIVP


4. Poster Finalist: An Integrated Viral Hepatitis Program: From Emergency Department Screening to Primary Care Practice for Care and Cure

Robert Wood Johnson Barnabas Health

Rahul Jacob PharmD, Alyssa Gallipani PharmD, BCACP, Binghong Xu, MD, Ruth Brogden, MPH, Sophia Huang, BS, Jaymie Yango, BS, Eric Handler, DO, Christopher Freer, MD, Wen-Chi Chen, MA, Su Wang, MD MPH


5. Poster Finalist: Retrospective evaluation of reduced apixaban dosing in patients with atrial fibrillation

Saint Barnabas Medical Center

Sareli Bonilla, PharmD, Yekaterina Opsha, PharmD, BCPS-AQ Cardiology and Samuel Reveron, PharmD, BCPS


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