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2014 Drug Shortages Summit Results Released

The 2014 Drug Shortages Summit organized by the American Hospital Association (AHA), the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP), and The Pew Charitable Trusts, recently released its results.  For a copy of the press release see:  For a copy of the summit findings see: 

Evolution of Anticoagulants and the Effects on Patient Safety

Thursday, March 19, 2015 (All day)

Guidelines Committee

Provides input and assistance with updating ISMP’s current guidelines, as well as creating new guidelines

Darryl S. Rich, PharmD, MBA, FASHP (Chair)
Jacqueline M Burr, RPh
Stacy L. Carson, PharmD, BCPS, FISMP
Kelli L. Garrison, PharmD, BCPS
John P. Gray, PharmD, MS, BCPS
LilyAnn Jeu, PharmD, BCPS
Christine Micek, MSN, RN
Dan Sheridan, MS. RPh
Andrew P. Stivers, PharmD
Karen E. Thompson, BS Pharm, PharmD
Randi M Trope, DO, MBA, FAAP, FCCP
Elizabeth Wade, PharmD, BCPS
Lorraineá Williams, PharmD

Welcome new Advisory Board members:

We wish to welcome our new Advisory Board members for MSOS:

  • Kelly Besco, PharmD.  Medication Safety Coordinator, OhioHealth Pharmacy Services, Columbus OH
  • Sean O’Neill, PharmD; Medication Safety Officer, Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA
  • Joanne Peterson, RN; Medication Safety Specialist, Memorial Hospital, Colorado Springs, CO
  • Elizabeth Rebo, PharmD. Medication Safety Officer, WellStar Health System, Marietta GA

They join existing members E. Robert Feroli, PharmD; Christian Hartman, PharmD; and Jaculin DeYoung, PharmD. We wish to thank leaving members Barbara Olson RN and Gary Ostrowski, PharmD for their long years of service to the Board.


ISMP Midday Symposium at the 2014 ASHP Midyear: Improving Medication Safety in the Perioperative Setting

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 (All day)

ISMP Midday Symposium at the 2014 ASHP Midyear:Recognizing and Responding to Serious Safety Concerns with Subcutaneous Insulin

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 (All day)

ISMP Midday Symposium at the 2014 ASHP Midyear and Live Webinar: Addressing a Trifecta of Overlooked IV Medication Risks

Monday, December 8, 2014 (All day)

ISMP Breakfast Symposium at the 2014 ASHP Midyear: Improving Medication Safety in the Radiology Setting

Monday, December 8, 2014 (All day)