100th Annual Convention - June 23rd to 25th - Laramie
The Annual Convention is set for the end of June in Laramie. This is a special year in the history of our Association as we will be celebrating our 100th year. The convention will allow pharmacy professionals a great opportunity for personal development, networking, recognizing those excelling in our profession, vendor expo, and association meetings and development. Register on the website today!! Contact us if you have any questions or issues in regards to the event.
Pharmacy Related Bills Pass Legislature
WPhA was actively involved in 3 legislative bills this session which were all passed.
SF0042 - Naloxone Bill - this bill allows pharmacists to prescribe for the drug naloxone as well as increases the opportunity for first responders to gain access to naloxone. The Board of Pharmacy and the Board of Medicine will now develop rules to accompany the law changes.
SF0062 - Telepharmacy Bill - this bill removes some barriers and obstacles faced by pharmacies potentially opening telepharmacies in our state. Hopefully this bill will encourage more telepharmacies in order to improve patient access and safety.
SF0121 - Pharmacy Act Changes - This bill was basically a "clean-up" bill to update inappropriate wording and to better describe current pharmacy practices.
All of the bills can be read in their entirety at legisweb.state.wy.us under "2017 Bill Tracking" then "Bills" then find the number of the bill, move to the right and click on "SEA00??"
Executive Director Bio and Vision
A new Executive Director for WPhA has been hired. Craig Frederick, PharmD, has been chosen to replace Kara Beech who served the Association for nearly 10 years. Craig is the owner and pharmacist-in-charge of Register Cliff Pharmacy in Guernsey, Wyoming. Dr. Frederick has practiced in Wyoming since graduating from the University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy in 2000. He has been a member of WPhA since 2006 and served as President of WPhA in 2009-2010.
Under the direction of the board, Dr. Frederick will be focusing on these priorities:
1) Exploring ways to bring our message to the membership and implement strategies to improve the sharing and exchanging of information with the members.
2) Utilize technology to better address the educational needs of the membership.
3) Implement a legislative committee and actively pursue or promote legislative issues and changes.
4) Strengthen the Association's relationship with the UW School of Pharmacy, especially in promoting and supporting student activities and educational opportunities.
Feel free to contact Craig by email, email@example.com or by phone 307-331-0371.