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 Home Study Webinars

Miss a Champion webinar? Need CE? All ICHP members can go online and listen to previously recorded Champion webinars for FREE!  Log in to and Search for Champion Home Study.

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

For Live programming, see below.

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.

Save the date!
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - Noon
Topic: Drug Diversion: Define, Recognize, and Prevent
Speaker: Mary Clare Pfeiffer, CPhT
Target Audience: Health-System Pharmacists & Pharmacy Technicians

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - Noon
(Open Access - Anyone may call in!)
Topic: HIV Updates for the Pharmacy Technician
Speaker: Thomas D. Chiampas, PharmD, BCPS, AAHIVP
Target Audience: Pharmacy Technicians
To begin your audio conference:
Dial: 800-216-0770
Enter your access code: 783603
To view the video: 
This will only work on Firefox or Chrome browsers.
Go to:

Enter your access code: 783603 (and enter your information)

August 14, 2019 - Noon
(Champion Sites only!)
Topic: IBD Biologic Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
Speaker: David Choi, PharmD, BCACP 
Target Audience: Health-System Pharmacists 

July 25, 2019 - Noon
(Champion Sites only!)
Topic: Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Update in Treatment
Speaker: David Choi, PharmD, BCACP 
Target Audience: Health-System Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians

Thursday, May 23, 1019 - 12:00 noon
Topic: MERINO trial: Effect of Piperacillin/tazobactam vs Meropenem on 30-day Mortality in Patients with E. Coli or Klebsiella pneumoniae Bloodstream infection and Ceftriaxone Resistance
Speaker: Ilya Rybakov, PharmD
Target Audience: Health-System Pharmacists

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 12:00 noon
Topic: Illinois Healthcare Legislation
Speaker: Christopher Crank, PharmD, MS, BCPS AQ ID

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 12:00 noon
Topic: Using Social Media to Promote Patient Health
Speaker: Eric Wenzler, PharmD, BCPS, BCIDP, AAHIVP 

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 12:00 noon
Topic: Poisoning and Overdose, Interesting IPC Cases
Speakers: Carol DesLauriers, PharmD and Eric Schultz, PharmD, CSPI
Accredited for pharmacists and technicians

Thursday, September 20, - 12:00 noon
Topic: Too high or too low? A Pharmacist's Approach to the Hypertension Guidelines
Speaker: Amina Ghalyoun, PharmD, BCACP

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: October 2019

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.