As we approach this year’s ASHP Midyear in Orlando, the staff at Pharmacy Purchasing & Products is excited, as always, about the opportunity to meet with our readers and discuss their challenges and success stories. Although the show itself is always chock full of great educational sessions, networking opportunities, and insight into the latest products and services for hospital pharmacy, we also look at it as the best opportunity to develop grass-roots relationships with the people we seek to assist with our content.
We genuinely want to meet each and every hospital pharmacy director, manger, supervisor that attends the show. While this is not realistic, we do want to emphasize that you are always welcome at our booth (#1722) and we truly enjoy connecting with our readers and discussing ways in which we can address the challenges you are facing within the pages of PP&P. Our booth will have a revolving cast of PP&P editors who love to hear your feedback. Likewise, if you are presenting an educational session or have contributed a poster to the show, please let us know and we will do our best to take that in. This is an excellent time of year to refresh our editorial view and find new ideas and concepts to explore. We hope you will share yours with us.
As with most booths at ASHP, we will have a small give away that is sure to delight. Select issues of the magazine to be given away at the show will have an insert letting you know if you’ve won—think of it as a modern day Golden Ticket, only without the tour of the Chocolate Factory. If you get one of these inserts, just stop by the booth to receive your prize! We expect this year’s Midyear to be one of the best yet, and we look forward to working together in the coming year to share ideas for bettering the practice of hospital pharmacy.
All the best,
R. Mitchell Halvorsen
P.S. As the randomly selected winner from all eligible participants in our State of Pharmacy Automation survey sweepstakes, we wanted to congratulate Joseph Stephanak. The pharmacy manager at Reading Health System in West Reading, Pennsylvania, Joseph was the grand prize winner and received a 32GB iPad Mini. We appreciate Joseph’s participation, as well as that of every other pharmacy manager and director that participated in this year’s survey. We hope you will continue to support the ongoing improvement of hospital pharmacy by participating in our regular surveys. The data we collect helps establish practice benchmarks, and the fact that you could win a great prize like an iPad Mini just for participating is the cherry on top!