The GI/Liver/Nutrition (GILN) PRN was founded on October 25, 1999 in Kansas City, Missouri in order to establish a
network of clinical pharmacists interested in promoting and advancing practice, research, and education in the areas
of gastrointestinal (GI) disease, liver disease, and nutrition. The founding officers, Rosemary R. Berardi (Chair),
William R. Garnett (Secretary/Treasurer), Rex O. Brown (Nominations Committee Chair), and Susan Sorrells
(Communication/Newsletter Committee Chair), along with 25 participants helped to lay the foundation for the
GILN PRN, which was officially recognized 84 days later, on January 17, 2000. The first official meeting of the
GILN PRN reported 56 members.
The GILN membership has grown 400% since 2000, and now totals over 220 members, which include practitioners,
fellows, residents, and students. Members of the GILN PRN have made significant contributions to the profession:
140+ papers authored or co-authored by a PRN member, 44 book chapters authored or co-authored by a PRN member,
100+ posters presented at meetings, and 300+ presentations at meetings. Additionally, many of our members hold
certifications including BCPS, BCACP, and BCNSP. Many of our members have also received various honors, awards,
and grants toward GILN-related research.
The GILN PRN offers many opportunities for practitioners, residents, fellows, and students. These opportunities
include travel awards for residents, fellows, and/or students, networking with experienced practitioners, and
involvement in the leadership of the PRN.
- Residents and fellows are allowed to sit on the GI/Liver/Nutrition PRN subcommittees.
This $500 award is given to a resident, fellow, or new practitioner member of ACCP. New practitioners must have completed their terminal pharmacy training or degree (whichever is most recent) within the past 6 years. The award recipient will be required to give a brief presentation of his or her GI-, liver-, or nutrition-related project at the GI/Liver/Nutrition PRN business meeting.