As a reminder, MPhA publishes an all-electronic issue of the journal. Here are some highlights, along with links to specific articles:
2017 MPhA Annual Learning Networking Event & MTM Symposium a Success!
More than 200 pharmacists, technicians, pharmacy students and sponsors gathered in September for MPhA’s biggest event of the year. From the compelling keynote presentation by Dr. Mark Loafman to open the event to a closing presentation from new College of Pharmacy Dean Lynda Welage, our speakers kept everyone engaged and sparked new ideas and conversations.
New School Year, New Dean
Looking ahead, we at the college are excited to launch our new five-year strategic plan that includes these goal areas: education (professional and graduate), research, practice, people and diversity, outreach/community engagement/global, resources and alumni affairs. We are now working to develop and implement specific strategies and tactics to meet these goals.
Current Treatment Modalities and Clinical Standards for HIV Patients
The world of HIV medicine is complex and can be intimidating, but there are good reasons for this. What sets HIV apart from other complex disease states are the many advances in research, drugs for treatment and delivery systems. Even though most of us are not working in settings where HIV disease state management programs are warranted, pharmacists still have an obligation to recognize areas where we can improve outcomes and patient care. My goal is to provide a high-level review of current treatment guidelines and products, dig into prevention strategies, and describe new medications expected in the near future.
MPhA is always looking for new articles and topic ideas — plus information for our News and Notes section and your comments and feedback. If you would like to submit an article or idea for the Minnesota Pharmacist, please contact the managing editor. The deadline for our Winter issue isDecember 15.