The Kentucky Society of Health-System Pharmacists (KSHP) is the membership organization that works on behalf of pharmacists in Kentucky who practice in hospitals and health systems. Since 1960 we have been on the forefront of efforts to improve medication use and enhance patient safety. Our advocacy efforts, publications, and educational offerings are designed to advance your practice as you improve patient care. If you haven't already please JOIN us in our efforts!

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From the President
Josh Elder, PharmD, BCOP, BCPS

Leslie KenneyJosh Elder, PharmD, BCOP, BCPS

Dear Members and KSHP Supporters,

Due to recent events surrounding COVID-19 that our world is currently grappling with, KSHP has made the decision to officially cancel our Spring Meeting.  The KSHP leadership and management team has been working hard over the last week to follow this event as it rapidly evolves and work in the best interest of our organization and its members and stakeholders.  While this is not an easy decision, it is one that our organization feels is the most responsible and is absolutely necessary for the public health of our profession, our patients, our communities, and our state which we all care so deeply about.

KSHP will use the lessons learned from the experience to grow in other areas and we look forward to converting some of the great material that we had planned for next week into home-studies where you still can obtain the same great continuing education from the confines of your homes and offices.  This is an initiative we have looked towards for several years and our current situation dictates that the timing is right to go forward with this plan.  We hope you'll take advantage of these home-studies as we attempt to recover our financial losses from the Spring Meeting.  Look for communications to come on this in the upcoming weeks.

The KSHP Executive Committee has voted to provide full refunds to all registered attendees and exhibitors.  As KSHP is a completely volunteer led organization, it will take us just a bit of time to mobilize this response and we greatly appreciate your patience.  All refunds will be processed by April 1st.  If you do not see your refund by that time, please feel free to contact myself or our Association Manager, Nick Vaccaro, at

We will greatly miss your fellowship and networking next week!  We wish you, your loved ones, and your patients good health in the coming weeks.  Please don't hesitate to reach out to myself if you have any questions or concerns and we look forward to seeing you back for a very successful Fall Meeting in 2020!



Josh Elder, PharmD, BCPS, BCOP
Kentucky Society of Health-System Pharmacists