Champion Program


ICHP is developing a network of members from hospitals and health system facilities to serve as a “point person” or “Champion” for the organization. The purpose of these Champions is to help ICHP improve the delivery of high quality services to its members; recruit, expand and retain members; and better connect the organization to the membership.

Click here for a list of Champion Program Site & Champions!

Champion Job Description (pdf)

Champion Homestudy Webinars

Miss a Champion webinar? Need CE? All ICHP members can go online and listen to previously recorded Champion webinars for FREE! 

Click here for a listing of current CE webinars and instructions on how ICHP members can access them!

For Live programming, see below.

Champions Incentive Program
Any Champion who signs in for 50% or more of the Champion webinars offered during the period of August to August will receive $35 in ICHP bucks to use toward membership or meeting registration. Other perks for being a Champion include recognition at state-wide meetings, special gifts at select meetings, and a great way to be involved in ICHP. Take advantage of the great CE offered. Member surveys indicate that folks are not aware of the free CE so let’s help spread the word!

Get To Know Them

ICHP Profile - Alicia Juska, ICHP Champion at Swedish Covenant Hospital
"Being an active member of ICHP allows you to build a network of pharmacists with whom you can share ideas in order to learn about the profession, what is new, and what challenges are facing us in the future. Also, it is fun to reconnect with friends from school or previous colleagues working at other organizations." - Alicia

ICHP Profile - Jennifer Splawski, ICHP Champion at NorthShore University Health System-Glenbrook
I think it’s very important to give back to the profession.  When I was a student, I had fabulous mentors who made me who I am today.  I wanted to give back to the profession in the same way that my mentors did.  In addition, by being part of a professional organization, we have an opportunity to create change.  It is easier to create change with a body of like-minded people than it is as an individual. Lastly, networking is also important in pharmacy.  Opportunities are not as plentiful as they once were and networking with people who have more experience than you can provide countless opportunities.
" -Jennifer

ICHP Profile - Dave Lamb, ICHP Champion at OSF Saint Anthony
"I think I owe it to my profession to be involved professionally in the organization and to support the organization. The benefits of being involved are being able to support and advocate for the profession, opportunity for continuing education, and having a voice to express an opinion of the needs of the profession." - Dave

Champion Live Programming

All sessions are half hour and worth 0.5 CEUs. Programs and CPE Instructions for our most recent and upcoming programs below.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 12:00 PM
Topic: Pumping the Breaks in Pain Management: An Update on Cardiovascular Risk with NSAID Use
Speaker: Elizabeth Van Dril, PharmD

Downloadable Files (pdf):
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 12:00 PM
Topic: Reality Tech Check: Standardizing Certification of Pharmacy Technicians
Speakers: Despina Kotis, PharmD, FASHP and Brittany Huff, PharmD

Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 12:00 PM
Topic: Updates to Heart Failure Guidelines: Are you ready to SHIFT into a new PARADIGM?
Speaker: Denise Kolanczyk, PharmD, BCPS-AQ Cardiology

Downloadable Files (pdf):
Program Flyer - coming soon
CPE Instructions - coming soon
Sheet - coming soon
Handout - coming soon
Job Description of a Champion
  • Circulate/post regular updates highlighting ICHP activities  to pharmacy staff at their facility
  • Develop a space in the pharmacy department to post meeting announcements, membership applications, and other ICHP information / updates
  • Post information to this space when needed
  • Serve as the point person to facilitate audio-visual support for web based conference calls and educational programming
  • Promote “special membership deals”  i.e., Double Dose renewal programs
  • Personally invite new members to attend meetings
  • Join in one conference call with an ICHP committee to explore greater involvement for the Champion
  • Have an opportunity to serve as mentor or peer leader for students
  • Have the ability to provide input on future educational programming
Downloadable Files

Promoting an ICHP Champions Webinar at Your Facility

Listen to Champion, Ed Rainville, talk about how easy it is to set up a webinar for your location.  Webinars are held live at noon on the webinar day and are at a minimum every other month but sometimes monthly when we offer technician focused presentations.  All webinars are recorded so you can show past webinars at your institution at any time of day as home study.

Hear directly from ICHP Champion, Don Ferrill, how to organize and promote an ICHP Champions Webinar at your facility.

Resources Available to Champions
  • Regular membership lists of members from your institution (monthly or upon request)
  • Monthly ICHP news updates to post on institution bulletin board.
  • Access to a dedicated volunteer member of ICHP’s Division of Marketing Affairs to respond to questions or concerns.
  • Access to a dedicated ICHP staff member to respond to questions or concerns.
  • PDF files of all meeting registration forms e-mailed directly to you in advance of release to general membership.  Use to post or distribute to colleagues.
  • PDF membership brochure for rapid recruitment of new staff at your facility.
  • Advanced notice of any special campaigns for member recruitment or retention.

Champion News Briefs: Click here to read the most recent Champion News Brief (pdf) February 2018

Champion Homestudy Webinars - Reminder

Miss a Champion webinar? Need CE? All ICHP members can go online and listen to previously recorded Champion webinars for FREE! 

Click here for a listing of current CE webinars and instructions on how ICHP members can access them!


Champions will receive recognition from their peers by receiving name badge ribbons at all meetings that designate their special status. Champions will be introduced at meetings and a current roster of names will be published in KeePosted and on the ICHP Website.  Champions will earn the commensurate recruitment bonus in ICHP Bucks for each new member recruited.