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Directly Speaking - Oh, the Things You’ll Learn!

If you are part of Generation X, a Millennial or a Boomer with children or grandchildren, you are certainly familiar with Dr. Seuss’ “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” Like all of Dr. Seuss’ books, it not only tells a story but p... Read More

President's Message - The Many Different Types of Intelligence

It was October 1st, and I sat staring at a piece of paper showing my first-grader’s MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) scores. He did not do as well as I had hoped he would do. I had been told by other mothers that this is the test that determin... Read More

Directly Speaking - How Do You Manage Your Own Life-Long Learning?

At the end of October, I had the opportunity to participate in ACPE’s CPE Summit. The Summit was a brief look back at the first 40 years of continuing pharmacy education and then a deep dive into what could be in its future over the next 10-15 ye... Read More

President's Message - Presidential Inaugural Address - Leadership: It’s Not Just for Leaders

As I stand here looking out over the crowd, it warms my heart to see so many people who have played such a pivotal role in my career. As a student and a pharmacy technician, I was fortunate to have great role models who taught me many things not includ... Read More

Directly Speaking - Annual Meeting Town Hall

ICHP’s 2015 Annual Meeting was my 23rd Annual Meeting as an employee and the Council’s 40th overall! This Annual Meeting hosted ICHP’s 4th Town Hall Meeting in two years and several important issues were discussed. Two of the issues d... Read More

President's Message - The Year in Review

A few weeks ago, I ended my term as President and joined the ranks of the Past Presidents Club. I want to take a few minutes to reflect on the accomplishments of the organization over the last year and thank the many people who helped us complete anoth... Read More

Directly Speaking - PTCB: Where are we and where are we going?

2015 marks the 20th anniversary of the Pharmacy Technician Board, Inc., a not-for-profit certifying body established in 1995 by four pharmacy organizations. Two State associations, the Michigan Pharmacists Association and the Illinois Council of Health... Read More

President's Message - Collaboration Gone Wrong

One of the first things I was asked to do after my election as President was to choose a “theme” for my presidency. I selected collaboration, and I’ve tried, in these articles for KeePosted, to offer examples and suggestions for ... Read More

Legislative and Regulatory Update

As most of you have heard, the General Assembly is headed to overtime, even though the last few days of the session looked like the last few minutes of an NBA blowout, which is called “garbage time”, with legislators throwing up any kind of... Read More

New Controlled Substance Act and Pharmacy Practice Act Rule revisions released!

In March the Illinois General Assembly’s Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (JCAR) signed off on Controlled Substance Act Rule changes that ICHP signed off on several months earlier.  They are posted on the ICHP website March 2015 Revis... Read More

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