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1 Florida Society of Health-System Pharmacists Your Statewide Professional Pharmacy Association Benefits of Membership

2 Florida Society of Health-System Pharmacists The Florida Society of Health-System Pharmacists (FSHP), founded in 1947, is a private, not-for-profit, professional pharmacy association of pharmacy practitioners that promotes and supports the continual improvement of pharmaceutical care and the profession of pharmacy as an essential component for the delivery of health care.

3 FSHP Membership FSHP membership includes pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, pharmacy students, college of pharmacy faculty and associates. FSHP members serve in hospitals and health- systems, ambulatory (outpatient) clinics, home infusion services, hospices, other organized healthcare organizations and governmental agencies.

4 Benefits of FSHP Membership Affiliation With A Premium Brand Investment In Your Future Strength In Numbers Information Is Power Career Opportunities Continuing Professional Education

5 Affiliation With A Premium Brand FSHP is the third largest state affiliate of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) FSHP is a recognized leader and provider of quality continuing education programs, leadership development opportunities and advocacy for the specialized practice of health- system pharmacy

6 Affiliated Regional Societies Members may select from among twelve (12) geographically convenient Affiliated Regional Societies: Capital (Tallahassee), Central (Orlando), Eastern Shores (Daytona / Ormond Beach), North Central (Gainesville / Lake City), Northeast (Jacksonville / St. Augustine), Palm Beach (West Palm Beach / Jupiter), Sarasota, South Florida (Miami), Southeast (Ft. Lauderdale / Broward), Southern Gulf (Ft. Myers / Cape Coral), Southwest (Tampa / St. Petersburg) and Treasure Coast (Vero Beach / Port St. Lucie).

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9 Invest In You Future As a member of one of the FSHP Councils or Committees you are in an excellent position to shape your future… not react to it. As you make the transition from Student to New Practitioner or Resident you will have access to a seasoned professionals who will guide you on your journey as a Pharmacist.

10 Strength In Numbers When the nearly 3,000 FSHP members speak as one voice advocating for or against an issue in the State of Florida, people listen. FSHP is formally represented before the Florida Executive Branch (Department of Health, Division of Medical Quality Assurance, Board of Pharmacy and the Florida Drugs, Devices and Cosmetics Program) and the Florida Legislative Branch (Senate and House of Representatives

11 FSHP Advocacy Agenda 2007: Immunization Services by Pharmacists 2008: Pharmacy Technician Registration 2009: Pedigree Laws Modified 2010: Prescription Drug Monitoring Program 2011: Controlled Substances / Pill Mill Bills 2012: Expanded Immunization Services / 340B Drugs Maintained By Virtual Inventory / Re- packaging Permitted Under Common Ownership.

12 Information Is Power FSHP members receive timely, relevant professional and association information via the following: – electronic e-blasts, – the FSHP website, – the e-Newsbriefs (monthly newsletter), and – the FSHP micro-site on ASHP Connect. – Under construction: Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin

13 Career Opportunities At Your Fingertips The FSHP Career Center, located on the FSHP Website, is the place for employers to locate qualified candidates and for professionals to review available positions. Candidates may conveniently and confidentially list their resumes on-line. The FSHP Job Flash is distributed every two weeks

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15 Continuing Professional Development FSHP members enjoy reduced registration rates at quality CE programs on a local, regional and statewide basis. FSHP is an approved provider by the Florida Board of Pharmacy (FL BOP) and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE).

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20 For More Information Mike McQuone RPh, MS, CPh Executive Vice President / CEO Ext 103


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