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President's Message - E-Professionalism

I recently had the opportunity to facilitate a discussion with our incoming residents about e-professionalism. This is a topic that has, historically, received little attention in pharmacy school curricula but nevertheless, plays a vital role in establ... Read More

Directly Speaking - It’s Time for Legislative Courage

Legislative courage seems to be a substance in shortage in today’s world. To say I’m disappointed, disgusted and disheartened is an understatement. And I don’t blame one party or the other, I blame our elected officials as a whole. ... Read More

President's Message - Getting the Most out of Your Investment

I just returned from another very successful ASHP Summer Meeting! This year’s conference was held in Baltimore, and the weather was (thankfully) stunning. Although I did get a chance to take in some of the sites, including the inner harbor and th... Read More

Auction With A Twist Is Back!

Back by popular demand this year is the beloved “Auction With A Twist”! Last year’s “Toss for Treasure” fundraiser for the Illinois Pharmacy Action Fund at the ICHP Annual Meeting was a great success. But the “Auc... Read More

Directly Speaking - Give it away, sell it, recycle it or worst case, throw it out!

If you’ve read my columns over the past six issues, you know my father passed away last January at the age of 89. What I haven’t shared is that my 90 year old mother, God bless her, is still with us and within a month of my Dad’s pass... Read More

Government Affairs Report - Things End as They Began: No Budget!

The General Assembly did not manage to pass a budget again this session, and it is unclear whether they will meet during the summer to try to craft something both parties can live with. Rumor has it that nothing more than a few stop-gap measures will p... Read More

President's Message - Women in Leadership: Bridging the Gap

I thoroughly enjoyed attending this year’s ICHP Spring Meeting held in Peoria on April 8-10, 2016. There were a number of unique things about this year’s Spring Meeting. First, it was held in conjunction with another association – the... Read More

Directly Speaking - ICHP Opens Its Advocacy Center

Jim Owen, ICHP’s Legislative Consultant in Springfield, and I have preached, pleaded and begged you, ICHP’s members, to get involved legislatively for years. We’ve asked you to contact your State Representative or State Senator or bot... Read More

Government Affairs Report - Things begin to move in April

With the return of the House after a nearly month long hiatus and the Senate after the Easter break, bills have begun to move quickly in Springfield. That is, all but bills related to the budget. It appears that a budget agreement may not occur until a... Read More

President's Message - Survival Skills

This past weekend, my seven-year old son, Ben, and I embarked on a great adventure. We spent the weekend camping with other members of his Cub Scout Pack in Potato Creek State Park in North Liberty, Indiana. It was Ben’s first time camping, and h... Read More

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