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  • Vision Statement -- South Dakota Society of Health-System Pharmacists aspires to be a highly effective professional organization devoted to ensuring its members are valued members of the healthcare team.
  • Mission Statement -- The mission of the South Dakota Society of Health-System Pharmacists is to provide leadership and education to support its members in helping people make the best use of medications.

SDSHP Affiliation Approved!!

SDSHP has been granted reaffiliation with ASHP.  A big Thank You to President Kelley Oehlke, Past President John Kappes and Secretary Gary Van Riper for all their work'

SDSHP Annual Meeting April 11-12, 2014, Ramkota Hotel, Sioux Falls SD

Final schedule for Annual Meeting now available here.


7:30 AM-4:30 PM                               Registration

 8:00-9:00 AM                                     Novel Nonpharmacologic Approaches to Sstroke Prevention in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation- Christopher Stanton, MD      

 9:00-10:00 AM                                   The Treatment of Venous Thromboembolism (VTE): Has Warfarin Met Its Match - Mike Gulseth. PharmD  Handout

 10:00-10:15 AM                                 Break

 10:15-11:15 AM                                 Building a Setting of “Just Culture” for Patient Safety - Megan Maddox, PharmD Handout

 11:15AM-1:15 PM                              Exhibit Theatre/Poster Presentations

 1:15-2:15 PM                                      Immunizations Update-Amy Heiberger, PharmD Handout

 2:15-3:15 PM                                     JNC-8 or Late - Ashley Hansen, PharmD  Handout              

 3:15-3:30 PM                                      Break                                                 

 3:30-4:30 PM                                      Transplant Medications- What pharmacists Need to Know -  Sarah Hutton, PharmD Handout

 4:30-5:30 PM                                     Surviving Sepsis- Overview of the new guidelines - Ali Saastad, PharmD and Nathan Ehni, PharmD Handout

 5:30-6:30 PM                                      Member Appreciation Reception – Hors d-oeuvres


 7:00-10:30 AM                                   Registration

 7:30-8:45 AM                                    Breakfast buffet/Business meeting/Awards presentations

 9:00-10:00 AM                                  National Issues Affecting Pharmacy-ASHP Perspectives - Thomas Johnson, PharmD Handout           

 10:00-11:00 AM                                Clinical Controversies in COPD- Brandon Johnson, PharmD  Handout                

 11:00-11:15 AM                                 Break

 11:15AM-1:15 PM                             Clinical Pearls:

                                                             I Want a New Drug? Recent Medication Approach in Psychiatry-Andrew Zwack, PharmD Handout

                                                             Antiplatelet Therapy following MI-Tom Babb, PharmD Handout

                                                             Chemo-induced Neuropathy Treatment -Rachel Elsey, PharmD Handout

                                                             Don't Stress- The Updates Stress Ulcer Guidelines are Here-Katie Hayes, PharmD Handout

                                                             Beta Blockers & Calcium Channel Blocker Overdose Treatment-Joel Van Heukelom, PharmD Handout

                                                             Pulmonary Hypertension Strategies-John Kappes, PharmD Handout

                                                             Iron Replacement Strategies-Dustin Schrader. PharmD Handout

SATURDAY, APRIL 12                    Technician Track

9:00-10:00 AM                                   National Issues Affecting Pharmacy-ASHP Perspectives - Thomas Johnson, PharmD Handout

10:00-11:00 AM                                 Medication Safety 2014 - Rhonda Hammerquist, PharmD Handout

11:00-11:15 AM                                 Break

11:15AM-12:15PM                            Is This CE for Me? Update on Recertification for Pharmacy Technicians-Ann Oberg BS, CPHT Handout

12:15PM-1:15PM                               Advanced Roles for Technicians: Tech-check-Tech - Gayle Mayer, RPh Handout
             Panel: Stephen Deutsch, Kim Hurburt

Registration is now closed.

2014 GVR Open will be held July 25, 2014 at Bakkers Crossing, Sioux Falls SD.  More information soon.

Joining SDSHP Made Easy!!!

Joining SDSHP has just become a few clicks away.

 1. Please click on Membership Form, complete and submit.  Some health-systems do not allow access to the form so it may be necessary to access from your home computer or you can always print the form, complete, and mail along with your dues to the address on the form.

2.   2. If you use the online process, after completing the form.  please go to the Buy Now button to access PayPal, click on the appropriate fee, and use your PayPal account or credit card to pay your dues.



Deb Cummings, CPhT, has put together a list of references that can be used to prepare for the technician certification examination. References available at CPhT Prep.


PO BOX 393
BRUCE SD 57220-0393


Membership renewals for pharmacists and technicians can now be paid online using PayPal or credit card. Donations to the SDSHP scholarship fund can also be made online.  Please use the following links for the appropriate membership/donation:

Pharmacist Membership Renewal

2014 Pharmacist Membership Renewal

Associate/Technician Membership Renewal

2014 Associate/Technician Renewal

Scholarship Donation


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Last updated: April 10, 2014

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