"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."
-Nelson Mandela

"What’s another word for thesaurus?"
- Steven Wright

As I write this the first big winter storm on 2019 has hit, and a second is on the way. As we all hunker down for a long winter, I hope you know that the MSHP Board and I remain hard at work for you our membership.

I want to thank all of you that were able to join us at the Missouri Reception at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting in Anaheim, it was a rousing success. I want to thank both UMKC and StLCOP for their ongoing support and collaboration on this can’t miss event each year at Midyear. The biggest update since our last newsletter would have to be the unveiling of our new logo during the Midyear reception. It was a design submitted by a member for the society and it was warmly received and is a better representation of who we are and where we are from as a Society. With this new beginning, it will be important to not only respect our past but to look forward to the future and ensure we educate current and future members of both our society and our profession on the challenges and great success that lay ahead.

Our committees are hard at work planning education, training, surveys, communication and other information that will allow MSHP to lead that way in the state and beyond for the future. Along those lines I want to invite you all to our Spring Meeting that will be held on March 29-30, 2019 in Collinsville, IL, in conjunction with the Illinois Council on Health-System Pharmacists (ICHP). Registration links will be available in the near future and I welcome you all to join me this spring for networking, fun and wonderful educational programming to better position yourselves and your institutions for the future of pharmacy practice.

Speaking of the future of pharmacy, when you read this, many of you will be preparing for or be in the middle of annual residency interviews. As you select, interview and hopefully match with the wonderful applicants for your programs, please remember that the children are our future, teach them well and let them lead the way…Sorry I couldn’t help myself.

Stay safe and warm this winter, come join us in Collinsville this Spring, and if the recently distributed bylaw changes are approved, you’ll have to put up with my writing through mid-summer.

Respectfully

Tony Huke, Pharm.D., BCPS
MSHP President


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