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ISMP Activities at the 2017 ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting (MCM) in Orlando

ISMP invites you to join us at these events:

  • 20th Annual ISMP Cheers Awards Dinner.  
    • Tuesday evening, December 5: Celebrating the Heart and Soul of Medication Safety at the BB King Blues Club. Register to attend or make a donation online at

The following events are held in the Orange County Convention Center West Concourse:

  • Symposia. Register for these free ISMP symposia at  
    • Monday, December 4Recognizing Safety Risks and Taking Action to Maximize the Benefits of Smart Pump Technology (11:30a-1:00p Room W102, Level 1)
    • Tuesday, December 5: Preventing Errors During Sterile Compounding: Taking the Next Steps (11:30a-1:00p Room W104, Level 1)
    • Wednesday, December 6: Subcutaneous Insulin Use in Adults: Addressing Risks and Optimizing Safety (11:30a-1:00p Room W103, Level 1)
  • ASHP Educational Sessions with ISMP Speakers. Registration for the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting is required.
    • Tuesday, December 5: Know Your Risks: Measuring and Identifying Using the RIGHT Data (4:00p-5:15p in Valencia W415 C, Level 4)
    • Wednesday, December 6: ISMP Medication Safety Update for 2018 (2:00p-3:30p in Valencia W415 A, Level 4)
  • Visit ISMP at Exhibit Booth #361

ISMP Self Assessment Deadline Extended to February 28, 2018

ISMP is extending the deadline date for healthcare facilities to submit their findings for its new self assessment on high-alert medications from December 15, 2017 to February 28, 2018. Each section of the ISMP Medication Safety Self Assessment for High-Alert Medications can be completed and submitted to ISMP separately when ready. ISMP is extending the deadline to ensure that organizations have enough time to participate in the full assessment by evaluating all the categories of high-alert medications used in their facilities. To access the self assessment workbook, go to:

Recognizing Safety Risks and Taking Action to Maximize the Benefits of Smart Pump Technology

A midday symposium conducted at the 2017 ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and Exhibition
Monday, December 4, 2017 - 11:30am-1:00pm ET
Room W102, Level 1 – Orange County Convention Center-West Concourse

This symposium will address current safety issues due to smart pump underutilization, the implementation of a comprehensive drug library to promote compliance, methods to analyze pump data to investigate the use of best practices, and the steps pharmacists can take now in preparation for future technology interoperability.

Your Input Needed for New Quick Survey Feature.

MSOS is adding a “Quick Survey” feature to our website next month. Members will be asked one new question of interest each month on the MSOS website, that will offer 3 to 5 multiple choice options. Participants will receive instant feedback of the survey results. We are reaching out to MSOS members to ask for ideas/topics for the one question surveys that would be of interest to them. Please submit your ideas as a multiple choice question with answers to Members will receive an announcement with each new survey that is posted to the website.