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ASHP 2008 Summer Meeting


06/01/2008







JUNE 8–11, 2008
WASHINGTON STATE CONVENTION AND TRADE CENTER

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)

Summer 2008 Meeting and Exhibition

Exhibit hours

Monday, June 9: 11:00 a.m.???2:00 p.m.
Tuesday, June 10: 11:00 a.m.???2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, June 11: 11:00 a.m.???1:00 p.m.

ASHP is a 35,000-member national professional association that represents pharmacists who practice in hospitals, health maintenance organizations, long-term care facilities, home care, and other components of health care systems. ASHP is the largest national organization of hospital and health-system pharmacists. The organization hosts a number of meetings, conferences, and specialty courses each year to provide health-system pharmacy practitioners with venues for updating their knowledge, networking with colleagues, enhancing their skills, and learning about the latest products and technologies, meeting one-on-one with industry suppliers. At the Summer Meeting, attendees have the opportunity to earn up to 15.5 hours of CE.

KEYNOTE

Sir Ken Robinson
Leading a Culture of Innovation

Monday, June 9
10:10 a.m.???11:00 a.m.
Sir Ken Robinson, PhD, is one of Time/Fortune/CNN’s “Principal Voices” and facilitator of the Catalyzing Creativity project, a forum for the discussion and exchange of ideas on innovation and creativity. He has worked with national governments in Europe and Asia, with international agencies, Fortune 500 companies, not-for-profit corporations, and some of the world’s leading cultural organizations. He speaks to audiences throughout the world on the creative challenges facing business and education in the new global economies.

SPECIAL EVENTS

ASHP House of Delegates
Saturday, June 7???Tuesday, June 10

The House of Delegates, the major policy-making body of ASHP, will convene at the Summer Meeting. Attendees are invited to share their views on policy proposals and comment on emerging issues at an Open Forum on Saturday.

Harvey A.K. Whitney Lecture Award Reception and Dinner
Tuesday, June 10, 7:00 p.m.???10:00 p.m.

The Harvey A.K. Whitney Award is presented annually to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to health-system pharmacy practice. Seating is reserved. For more information, visit www.ashp.org/meetings/summer/index.cfm.

2008 Summer Meeting Symposia
Sunday, June 8???Tuesday, June 10

Attend pharmaceutical industry-sponsored education programs scheduled in conjunction with the ASHP Summer Meeting. Symposia will be held throughout the week at official meeting hotels. Sponsor is responsible for CE credits and content. For more information, visit www.ashp.org/meetings/summer/index.cfm.

Exhibitor showcase

More than 140 exhibitors in the pharmaceutical industry will display their offerings at the ASHP Summer Meeting. Here is a sampling of innovations of interest to the contamination control community.

Acute Care Pharmaceuticals

San Diego, CA
Web: www.acutecareonline.com
Location: Booth 227

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Acute Care Pharmaceuticals recently introduced the Pharma-Wipe® dry wiper, an ISO Class 5, non-sterile, 9x9-inch non-woven blend of 45 percent polyester/55 percent cellulose suitable for use in all compounding spaces: anterooms (ISO Class 8), buffer zones (ISO Class 7), and critical areas (ISO Class 5). Pharma-Wipe® dry wipers correctly address USP <797> compliance, promote wiper standardization, and are very cost-effective. The wipers are available from Cardinal Health (CIN# 4073284) and direct from Acute Care.

Baxa Corp.

Englewood, CO
Web: www.baxa.com
Location: Booth 619

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Baxa Corp. develops devices and systems for safe and efficient preparation, handling, packaging, and administration of medications. Key products include the Rapid-Fill™ automated syringe filler, Exacta-Med® oral dispensers and accessories, Repeater™ pharmacy pumps, IV admixture accessories, and Exacta-Mix™ compounders. At this year’s ASHP Summer Meeting, Baxa will feature the MedBoard™ medication tracking system and the sales team will discuss the pharmacy training programs available at its Skills Training, Academics and Resources (STAR) Center.

Carmel Pharma, Inc.

Columbus, OH
Web: www.carmelpharma.com
Location: Booth 330

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PhaSeal is the only clinically proven closed-system drug transfer device (CSTD) available today. It is a unique system that prevents hazardous drug interaction from preparation to administration through waste disposal. Not only does PhaSeal provide proven protection, but it now offers an ergonomically designed injector, the Injector N35 with ErgoMotion™. The N35 makes preparation and administration easier with an intuitive, turnkey motion, a built-in locking mechanism, secure grip, and easy access connections. For more information, visit www.phaseal.com or call a customer service representative at 866-487-9250.

Containment Technologies Group, Inc.

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Indianapolis, IN
Web: www.mic4.com
Location: Booth 331

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Containment Technologies Group, Inc. is the manufacturer and supplier of the MIC family of isolators. CTG also provides training, service, certification, parts, and supplies for all USP<797> engineering control needs. The newest member of its proprietary product line is called the MIC-EDU system. This system uses vaporized hydrogen peroxide to dramatically increase the sterility assurance level within the CAI.

Intelligent Hospital Systems

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Web: www.intelligenthospitals.com
Location: Booth 105

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Robotic IV Automation (RIVA) is a medical device developed by Intelligent Hospital Systems Inc. (IH Systems) that will be used by hospital pharmacies to automatically and accurately prepare IV syringes and bags. By automating the preparation of IV syringes and bags, RIVA will address the issues of safety for the patient and the pharmacy technician, efficiency, and effectiveness in the pharmacy and the challenges of a changing regulatory environment. Please call 888-778-7482 or e-mail bmckee@intelligenthospitals.com to set up an appointment to talk about RIVA. More information about RIVA is also available at www.rivasystem.com.

ITW Texwipe

Mahwah, NJ
Web: www.texwipe.com
Location: Booth 442

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ITW Texwipe is a leading manufacturer of cleanroom products for USP <797> compliance. The company’s product lines include an extensive range of wipers, swabs, mops, cleaning solutions, and stationery for use in ISO Class 7 or cleaner environments. All products are supported by the most advanced testing and quality control standards in the industry. Sterile USP-grade 70 percent isopropyl alcohol for wiping gloved hands, spraying hard surfaces, and spraying supplies removed from cartons before entering the controlled environment is available in three convenient sizes: 8-oz. and 16-oz. trigger-spray bottles and a 1-gallon bulk package. Sterile TexChlor™ AL is a point-of-use “bleach” wetted wiper for use in sporicidal wiping. The product allows the end user to pre-wet wipers with a fresh, non-corrosive “bleach” solution at the point-of-use for cleaning controlled environments.

Pharmacy OneSource

Bellevue, WA
Web: www.pharmacyonesource.com
Location: Booth 535

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USP Chapter <797> on sterile compounding has been finalized. The standards became effective June 1, 2008. Are you ready? Now is a great time to get your staff competencies, batch processing, and policies and procedures up to date. Pharmacy OneSource invites attendees to find out why nearly 400 pharmacies and home infusion companies have chosen to employ Simplifi 797. Visit the company’s booth and view a demo of Simplifi 797; visitors will be entered for a chance to win either eight hours of free phone consulting time with Eric S. Kastango or paid tuition to Baxa’s STAR Center Program.