ASHP advocates and supports the professional practice of pharmacists in hospitals, health systems, ambulatory care clinics, and other settings spanning the full spectrum of medication use. This year’s 2020 meeting is held virtually for the safety of all members and staff due to COVID-19.

Video Interviews

Non Sterile Compounding During COVID-19

Tyler Goins, PharmD, MSHA, BCPS, Assistant Manager of inpatient Sterile Compounding and Children’s Hospital, Clinical Operations, UVA Health System

Pharmacist Recommendation Series: Mouthwash BLM Compounding Kit

Tiba Oktrova, PharmD

What you can expect at this year’s conference

ASHP Virtual Conference Connect

Midyear Clinical Meeting & Exhibition Convening Online

For 55 years, the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) has hosted the largest gathering of pharmacists who come together across the globe to learn, network, and advance their careers. This year will be no different. This December 6–10, attendees will experience everything the Midyear 2020 Clinical Meeting & Exhibition has to offer in a safe, convenient online platform. Read more.

A Conversation With Dr. Anthony Fauci

On Wednesday, December 9, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. EST, Dr. Anthony Fauci will offer his insights into a wide range of health topics. Appointed director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in 1984, he oversees an extensive portfolio of basic and applied research to prevent, diagnose, and treat established infectious diseases. Read more.

Sessions Spotlight Compounding

A number of meeting sessions will tackle topical pharmaceutical-compounding issues. On-demand educational sessions, for example, include “Targeting Success with USP Compounding Standards <795>, <797>, and <800>” and “COVID-19: Shifting From Patient-Specific Sterile Compounding to Batching as a Strategy to Build Resilience.” Read more.

Visiting the Virtual Exhibit Hall

During the ASHP 2020 Midyear Clinical Meeting & Exhibition, registrants can peruse the groundbreaking Virtual Exhibit Hall and learn for themselves how these innovative companies and their products are helping to define what is important to patient care, their practice, and their careers. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage with exhibitors via live chats during open hours. Read more.

Post Conference Wrap

ASHP Virtual Conference Connect

Dr. Fauci Addresses Virtual Meeting Attendees

On Wednesday, December 9, featured speaker for the special ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting & Exhibition, Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, said to attendees that the arrival of effective COVID-19 vaccines is good news, but he cautioned that the pandemic’s toll on public health will pick up steam before the vaccines are available widely. Read more.

Session Spells Out Current Sterile Compounding Regulations, Proposed Revisions

In an on-demand session available during the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and Exhibition titled "Sterile Compounding: Benchmarking and Improving Your Practice," Patricia C. Kienle, MPA, RPh, BCSCP, FASHP, described the current USP guidelines governing building and maintaining sterile environments to help ensure patient and healthcare provider safety, highlighting proposed revisions to USP General Chapter <797>. Read more.