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. The ASHP Midyear 2023 Clinical Meeting & Exhibition convenes in Anaheim, California, at the Anaheim Convention Center.

What you can expect at this year’s conference

Gathering Set to Convene in California

The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear 2023 Clinical Meeting & Exhibition takes place from Sunday, December 3, 2023, to Thursday, December 7, 2023, in Anaheim, California, and features programming in several areas beyond the leading clinical topics of interest. More than 20,000 pharmacy professions will convene to exchange expertise, ideas, and innovation. Read more.

Viola Davis to Headline Opening Session

Critically revered Grammy-, Emmy-, Tony-, and Oscar award–winning actress, producer, and New York Times Best-Selling Author Viola Davis will highlight the ASHP Midyear 2023 Clinical Meeting & Exhibition Opening Session on Monday, December 4. Read more.

ASHP 2023 Midyear Schedule at a Glance

Click here for an overview of key meeting events taking place during the ASHP Midyear 2023 Clinical Meeting & Exhibition, which will convene in Anaheim, California, at the Anaheim Convention Center.

ASHP Midyear Expands on Opioid Education

Balancing patient pain relief needs and the potential for opioid abuse and misuse continue to be top of mind for the pharmacy profession. Comprehensive strategies are key to making progress. The ASHP Midyear Meeting schedule offers sessions focused on unique ways to address various aspects of opioid management. Read more.

Post Conference Wrap Up

ASHP President Kicks Off Opening Session & Awards Presentations

ASHP President Nishaminy Kasbekar, PharmD, BSPharm, FASHP, VP and chief pharmacy officer, University of Pennsylvania Health System, opened the ASHP 2023 Midyear Clinical Meeting & Exhibition in Anaheim, California, on Monday, December 4, 2023. Dr. Kasbekar said this year’s meeting theme is “Imagine the Possibilities,” and she emphasized the concept of “…being the change. The idea that we can be the change we want to see in the world.” Read more.

Tracking Controlled Substance Chain of Custody With Technology

In an ASHP Midyear 2023 Clinical Meeting & Exhibition Management Case Study titled “Implementation of Mobile Medication Tracking Technology for Controlled Substance Chain of Custody,” Luning Shi, PharmD, explained the limitations of conventional paper-based medication tracking systems for controlled substance diversion prevention. She also described the implementation process of a mobile medication tracking technology in a hospital inpatient pharmacy. Read more.

Utilizing AI in Drug, Biological Product Development

During an ASHP Midyear Case Study titled “Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning: New Horizons in the Development of Drug and Biological Products,” Tala Fakhouri, PhD, MPH, discussed human-led governance, accountability, and transparency in responsible AI use for drug development. Dr. Fakhouri also addressed the assessment of quality, reliability, and representativeness of data and summarized model development, performance, monitoring, and validation of responsible technology use. Read more.

Semaglutide and Tirzepatide Use for T2D, Obesity

In an ASHP Midyear 2023 Clinical Meeting & Exhibition Management Case Study titled “Another Great Debate—Semaglutide versus Tirzepatide for Type 2 Diabetes and Obesity,” Jennifer N. Clements, PharmD, and Diana Isaacs, PharmD, compared the benefits, risks, and barriers of both semaglutide and tirzepatide for type 2 diabetes (T2D) and obesity based on recommendations from the American Diabetes Association. Read more.

Exploring RSV Vaccine Effectiveness in the Older Population

In an ASHP Midyear 2023 Clinical Meeting & Exhibition midday symposium titled “Pharmacists’ Role in the Prevention of Respiratory Syncytial Virus in Older Adults,” Kelly Gebo, MD, MPH, and Shmuel Shoham, MD, explained the impact of respiratory syncytial disease (RSV) and the clinical symptoms it presents in the older adult population and how to integrate tactics to educate these adults on RSV prevention. Read more.

Expanding Medication Tray Check Technology

In an ASHP Midyear 2023 Clinical Meeting & Exhibition Management Case Study titled “Expansion of Medication Tray Check Technology Across Multiple Sites Within a Health System,” Douglas Lasch, PharmD, and Aaron Steffenhagen, PharmD, BCPS, FASHP, explored the benefits of medication tray technology and key features that ensure process sustainability post implementation, including inventory optimization and cost analysis. Read more.