Brian Lawson, PharmD
Senior Director, Professional Affairs and International Engagement
Board of Pharmacy Specialties
Pharmacists are being recognized for their role on healthcare teams and in the community for the care provided to patients. Celebrations kicked-off on Wednesday, September 25th during World Pharmacists Day by the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) who promoted the “Safe and Effective Medications for all” campaign. The American Pharmacists Association developed a number of campaign materials, resources and stories on their website for American Pharmacists Month with the central message that pharmacists are “Easy to Reach and Ready to Help.”
Earlier this week, BPS announced its support and active participation in the Pharmacists for Healthier Lives (PfHL), a coalition of pharmacy and healthcare organizations whose purpose is to highlight the various roles of pharmacists on the frontline of every aspect of healthcare and their contributions to patient care. We invite you to follow the PfHL campaign on Facebook and through the website. A video series featuring interviews with pharmacists, including those who are board certified in multiple practice areas share stories of their impact on patients every day.
- Paul O’Donnell, PharmD, BCCCP, BCPS, Medical Intensive Care Unit at Rush University Medical Center https://vimeo.com/364932758
- Melissa Badowski, PharmD, MPH, BCPS, AAHIVP, Illinois Department of Corrections HIV Telemedicine Services https://vimeo.com/364902178
Other upcoming celebrations include National Women Pharmacists Day on October 12, 2019 as well as the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists’ National Pharmacy Week October 20-26, 2019. For more information about ASHP’s activities visit the website.
Board-certified pharmacists are encouraged tag BPS using @BPSweb on Twitter and @BoardofPharmacySpecialties on Facebook when sharing your photos and stories on social media.
On behalf of BPS, we appreciate all board-certified pharmacists for their commitment to board certification and patient care!