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ACCP Report - July 2018

Erstad Chosen ACCP President-Elect


Brian Erstad, Pharm.D., MCCM, FCCP, FASHP, BCPS

Brian Erstad, Pharm.D., MCCM, FCCP, FASHP, BCPS, was chosen as ACCP president-elect in annual elections held last spring. Erstad is currently a professor and head, Department of Pharmacy Practice & Science, University of Arizona College of Pharmacy. His clinical responsibilities are performed at Banner University Medical Center, where he has been program director for 24 critical care residents and 1 fellow. His research interests pertain to critical care medicine with an emphasis on patient safety and related outcomes research. Erstad is currently ACCP’s treasurer. He served on the planning committee for the ACCP-ESCP International Congress on Clinical Pharmacy and the ACCP Publications Committee, Clinical Pharmacy Miranda Andrus, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS Challenge Item Writing Committee, and Educational Affairs Committee (as both a vice chair and a chair). He served as an ACCP appointee to the BPS Pharmacotherapy Specialty Council and was subsequently selected to chair the first BPS Critical Care Specialty Council. Erstad was a member of the Pharmacotherapy editorial board in 2003–2015 and is a frequent author/reviewer for the journal. He has served as an abstract reviewer and published book chapters for ACCP. He is also the editor of the ACCP textbook Critical Care Pharmacotherapy. Erstad has presented often at ACCP meetings and symposia and was recognized as an ACCP Fellow in 2000.
Sarah McBane, Pharm.D., FCCP, FCPhA, BCPS, CDE

In other election results, Miranda Andrus, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS, was elected as treasurer, and Sarah McBane, Pharm.D., FCCP, FCPhA, BCPS, CDE, and M. Shawn McFarland, FCCP, BCACP, were selected as regents. Each will be installed at the 2018 ACCP Global Conference on Clinical Pharmacy in Seattle, Washington, for 3-year terms. Andrus is an associate clinical professor of pharmacy practice at Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy and clinical associate professor of family medicine at the University of Alabama-Birmingham School of Medicine Huntsville Regional Medical Campus; McBane is a professor and chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice at West Coast University School of Pharmacy in Los Angeles, California; and McFarland is a national clinical pharmacy program manager for Clinical Practice Integration and Shawn McFarland, FCCP, BCACP Model Advancement with the Veterans Affairs Clinical Pharmacy Practice Office.

William Baker, Pharm.D., FCCP, FACC, FAHA, and Amy Pai, Pharm.D., B.S., FCCP, FASN, FNKF, BCPS, were each elected to 3-year terms as Research Institute trustees. Baker is an associate professor within the Department of Pharmacy Practice at the University of Connecticut (UConn) School of Pharmacy. He also serves as a senior research scientist within the UConn Evidence-Based Practice Center. Pai is an associate professor of clinical pharmacy at the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy.
William Baker, Pharm.D., FCCP, FACC, FAHA

Erstad will be installed as president-elect at the 2018 ACCP Global Conference on Clinical Pharmacy and will assume the presidency the following year. As president, he will serve as chair of the Board of Regents and guide College programs and activities. In an interview with the ACCP Report, he commented:

In my candidate’s statement for running for president of ACCP, I stated that I believe that it is my obligation as a pharmacist to provide service to my profession and that I fully support the mission of ACCP. For their spirit of volunteerism and support of ACCP, I extend my best wishes and thanks to all of the candidates who were running for elected offices in ACCP, regardless of the election results. Also in my candidate’s statement, I Amy Pai, Pharm.D., B.S., FCCP, FASN, FNKF, BCPS referred to two of my overarching goals if elected. The first is to foster a transparent, financially stable organization that is able to continue to fund the initiatives resulting from the recently completed strategic planning process. I am currently serving in my third year as treasurer of ACCP and I can say with confidence that despite ongoing fiscal challenges common to other pharmacy organizations, ACCP is committed to fund the important initiatives contained in our recently revised strategic plan in a transparent and responsible manner. My second overarching goal is to position ACCP as the preeminent pharmacy organization dedicated to interprofessional collaborations and practice aimed at improving patient health and outcomes. ACCP is already involved in a number of initiatives pertaining to this goal. One example was the charge to this year’s Public and Professional Relations Committee to determine the extent of current ACCP member involvement in expert interprofessional task groups and solicit recommendations on prerequisites for this involvement. This report should help ACCP recommend member involvement in future interprofessional initiatives. ACCP is very fortunate in that we have active members, servant leaders, and extremely dedicated and hardworking staff. Thank you for the support and trust you have given to me as your president-elect.

Other candidates for office in the 2018 elections were Rhonda Cooper-DeHoff, Erika Ernst, Megan Musselman, Leigh Ann Ross, Sharon See, and Kay Uttech.