About the Medication Safety Officers Society

About Us

The Medication Safety Officers Society (MSOS) is an international society devoted to Medication Safety Officers and leaders in medication safety throughout the world. MSOS was founded in 2005 as the American Society of Medication Safety Officers (ASMSO). It was designed for medication safety officers with the goal to provide an open forum of information sharing and collaboration. ASMSO was acquired by the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) in 2013 and renamed the Medication Safety Officers Society (MSOS) to reflect its expanded reach to medication safety officers and others interested in medication safety on an international scale. Membership in MSOS is currently free to all individuals who work in healthcare or a healthcare-related field with an interest in improving medication safety and who appropriately register and adhere to our rules.

The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP), based in suburban Philadelphia, is the nation’s only 501c (3) nonprofit organization devoted entirely to medication error prevention and safe medication use. ISMP represents over 40 years of experience in helping healthcare practitioners keep patients safe, and continues to lead efforts to improve the medication use process. The organization is known and respected worldwide as the premier resource for impartial, timely, and accurate medication safety information. For more information, please see www.ismp.org

The mission of MSOS is to advance and encourage excellence in safe medication use by providing communication, leadership, direction, and education among its members.

Advisory Board
Christian Hartman, PharmD, MBA, FSMSO
Barbara Olson, MS, RN, FISMP
Gary Ostrowski, PharmD
E. Robert Feroli, PharmD, FASHP, FSMSO
Jaculin L. DeYoung, PharmD

Membership Committee
-charged with development of member services, networking, and marketing

Continuing Education Committee
-provides input to educational programming for members

If you are interested in participating on one of the above committees, please send an email to the email address below.

Contact Information
Darryl S. Rich, Pharm.D., M.B.A. FASHP
Medication Safety Officers Society
200 Lakeside Drive, Suite 200, Horsham, PA 19044
Phone: (215) 947-7797, Fax: (215) 914-1492
Email: drich@ismp.org

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