Kudos to HealthDirect’s Brandi Van Valkenburg, Pharm D, BCGP, for successfully organizing her twelfth annual ASCP (American Society of Consultant Pharmacists) New York Mid-State Chapter Meeting and Education Day. Over the last 6-months of coordination with presenters, vendors, and site setup, held on June 1st at the Embassy Suites BY Destiny Mall. This all-day event provided attending consulting pharmacists with networking opportunities, education, and other updates within the long-term care (LTC) community. Brandi’s planning and organization allowed attendees to earn four continuing education units (4 CEUs) with presentations on legislative updates, COPD management, diabetes, and immunization guideline updates.
Invited pharmaceutical vendors sponsored breakfast and lunch learning presentations on tardive dyskinesia (focusing on older populations) and treatment updates on mental illness. Attendees were also allotted time to visit and network with the pharmaceutical vendors at their exhibits. Thank you, Brandi, for organizing another beneficial ASCP Chapter Meeting. Your dedication to your profession and collaboration with your peers showcases your passion for providing the best care for the LTC community!