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President's Message - Are you an Engaging Speaker?

Most of us appreciate a presentation that includes audience participation questions. Your questions provide a break in the routine, help the audience to maintain focus, and when properly written and presented, can help our members to go beyond fact rec... Read More

The GAS From Springfield - It’s Summer - It’s Time for Fun, but Don’t Forget Your Connections!

With the Spring Session of the Illinois General Assembly in the books and the veto session months away, there’s not a lot we can report this month. But that doesn’t mean it’s time to sit back and relax. While we don’t expect any... Read More

Directly Speaking - Transition of Care: A View From the Other Side

Transition of care is not a new term – it’s been around for many years. It’s not a catch phrase, buzzwords or marketing term. It is something we’ve been talking about for a long time and unfortunately that’s about all. I t... Read More

President's Message - Your First Job as a Pharmacist

Whether you are fresh out of school or have just completed your residency, your first job as a pharmacist will have a major impact on the type of career you have. What should you look for? Your first step is to take a few moments to reflect on your ... Read More

The GAS From Springfield - Are we there yet?

Yes, kids, we are there. The spring 2014 session of the 98th General Assembly has been adjourned. Your life, liberty and property are safe for the time being, but who knows how long that will last? Pharmacy dodged some big bullets for the time being du... Read More

Auction With A Twist Is Back!

In 2010, the ICHP Pharmacy Action Fund established the inaugural “Auction With A Twist” fundraiser.  Over the first three years, it raised more than $12,000 for ICHP’s advocacy efforts!  After a year off to celebrate ICHP&rs... Read More

Board of Pharmacy Update - Highlights from the May 2014 Meeting

The May 13th Board of Pharmacy Meeting was held at the James R. Thompson Center in Chicago. These are the highlights of that meeting. Pharmacy Practice Act Rules – The new draft rules for the Pharmacy Practice Act are expected to be published ... Read More

Directly Speaking - It's been a great trip so far!

An email in jest from a good friend took me down a rabbit hole and got me thinking about what my life would have been without ICHP. It’s been 22 years in May, since I became ICHP’s first Executive Director and now Executive Vice President. ... Read More

President's Message - Is Your Practice Evidence-Based?

I had the opportunity to attend an awards ceremony a few years back and found myself seated with a hospital administrator and several leaders from other healthcare fields during dinner. Usually when one is seated with five people you have never met, of... Read More

The GAS From Springfield - For the General Assembly It’s May Madness!

The month of May brings a flurry of activity and a rush to the finish-line for the Illinois General Assembly. Finishing all their business by midnight on May 31st is always their ultimate goal, even if they accomplish little when they get there. You se... Read More

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