Winners of the Best Poster Awards from the 2016 ACCP Annual Meeting in Hollywood, Florida, were announced on Monday, October 24, 2016, and were immediately invited to the podium to deliver platform presentations of their research. In all, more than 500 posters were presented at the Annual Meeting. Papers described original research, innovative clinical pharmacy services and programs, case reports, systematic reviews/meta-analyses, and student, resident, and fellow research-in-progress.
Marsha Raebel, winner of the ACCP Best Poster Award.
Marsha Raebel, Institute for Health Research, Kaiser Permanente Colorado, Denver, Colorado, won the Best Poster Award for “Relationships Between Antihypertensive Medication Adherence, Age, Comorbidities, and Blood Pressure Control in Elderly Patients with Diabetes.” Raebel’s coauthors were Gregory Nichols, Center for Health Research, Kaiser Permanente Northwest, Portland, Oregon; and Wendy Dyer and Julie Schmittdiel, Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California, Oakland, California. The first of the two runners-up in the Best Poster competition was Tiffany Dickey, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, Fayetteville, Arkansas, for “Identification of Risk Factors Associated with Urinary Tract Infections Caused by ESBL Organisms in a Community Hospital.” Dickey’s coauthors were Bradley Gann and Victoria Seaton, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, Fayetteville, Arkansas. The second of the two runners-up in the Best Poster competition was Michelle Kohute, Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune, New Jersey, for “Fixed Dose Tranexamic Acid in Patients Undergoing Primary Unilateral Total Hip or Knee Arthroplasty.” Kohute’s coauthors were Rachael Durie, Rutgers University, Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, Piscataway, New Jersey; and Danielle Candelario, Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune, New Jersey.
The other finalist in this category was Ryan Funk, University of Kansas, Kansas City, Kansas, for “Cytokine Markers of Disease Activity and Drug Response in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis.” Funk’s coauthors were Mara Becker and Marcia Chan, Children’s Mercy Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri.
Jeffrey Rybak, winner of the ACCP Best Resident and Fellow Poster Award.
Jeffrey Rybak, University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy, Memphis, Tennessee, won the Best Resident and Fellow Poster Award for “Revealing Novel Mechanisms of Triazole-Resistance in Clinical Aspergillus fumigatus Isolates Through Next-Generation Sequencing.” Rybak’s coauthors were Michael Dickens, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas; Nathan Wiederhold, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas; Jarrod Fortwendel, University of South Alabama College of Medicine, Mobile, Alabama; and P. David Rogers, University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy, Memphis, Tennessee.
The other finalists in the Best Resident and Fellow Poster category were:
- Katherine Gharibian, Medical College of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, for “Telavancin Pharmacokinetics in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease Receiving Hemodialysis.” Gharibian’s coauthors were Susan Lewis, University of Findlay College of Pharmacy, Findlay, Ohio; Michael Heung and Jonathan Segal, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan; Noha Salama, St. Louis College of Pharmacy, St. Louis, Missouri; and Bruce Mueller, University of Michigan College of Pharmacy, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
- Stephen Rappaport, University of Vermont Medical Center, Burlington, Vermont, for “A Retrospective Study of Early Versus Delayed Initiation of Home Dose Basal Insulin in the Acute Management of Diabetic Ketoacidosis.” Rappaport’s coauthors were Ryan Clouser, Jeffrey Endicott, Joshua Farkas, Matthew Gilbert, and Wesley McMillian, University of Vermont Medical Center, Burlington, Vermont.
- Amy Schwinghammer, UC Davis Children’s Hospital, Sacramento, California, for “Methadone-Induced QTc Prolongation in Hospitalized Pediatric Patients.” Schwinghammers’s coauthors were Brent Hall, UC Davis Children’s Hospital, Sacramento, California; and Machelle Wilson, Clinical and Translational Science Center, UC Davis, Davis, California.
Maya Holsen, winner of the ACCP Best Student Poster Award.
Maya Holsen, University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Buffalo, New York, won the Best Student Poster Award for “The Utility of Procalcitonin to Support Clinical Decision Making in Critically Ill Pediatric Patients.” Holsen’s coauthors were Shirley Chen, Nicholas Fusco, and David Jacobs, University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Buffalo, New York; and Amanda Hassinger, University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Buffalo, New York.
The other finalists in this category were:
- Blake Holland, Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee, for “The Importance of Grit in Pharmacy Residents: Residency Program Directors’ Perceptions of Residents Who Matched Compared to Residents Who Scrambled.” Holland’s coauthors were Katelyn Alexander, Jessica Burchette, David Cluck, Rajkumar Sevak, and Sean Smithgall, Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee.
- Shelby Merchant, University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy, Columbia, South Carolina, for “Factors Associated with Antiretroviral Errors in HIV-Infected Patients in the Intensive Care Unit.” Merchant’s coauthors were P. Brandon Bookstaver, Celeste Caulder, Taylor Foore, Melanie McDonald, and Emily Moose, University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy, Columbia, South Carolina; and Tanvi Mehta, Palmetto Health Richland, Columbia, South Carolina.
- Ashley Turk, Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy, Mobile, Alabama, for “Comparison of the Incidence of Pneumonia in Patients with Multi-trauma and TBI versus Those Without TBI.” Turk’s coauthors were Kaitlin McGinn, Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy, Mobile, Alabama; and Sidney Brevard, Noelle Davis, and Jon Simmons, University of South Alabama Medical Center, Mobile, Alabama.
Best Poster Awards presented by ACCP President Seaton and Research Institute Board Chair Rhoney. Left to right: Denise Rhoney, Jeffrey Rybak, Tiffany Dickey, Maya Holsen, and Terry Seaton
Each winner received a commemorative plaque. Serving as judges for the Best Student Poster competition were Donald Brophy, Doug Fish, Gary Milavetz, Robert Page, and Robert Parker. Serving as judges for the Best Resident and Fellow Poster competition were Edward Bednarczyk, Mary Ensom, Chris Ensor, Sandra Gill, and Curt Haas. Serving as judges for the Best Poster competition were Rob MacLaren, Brian Overholser, Marisel Segarra-Newnham, James Tisdale, and Michael Ujhelyi.
The next research presentation competition will be held during ACCP’s 2017 Virtual Poster Symposium in May 2017. Abstracts can be submitted at www.accp.com/2017vps. The deadline to submit abstracts for the Virtual Poster Symposium is Friday, January 20, 2017, 11:59 p.m. (PST).