SDSHP Annual Conference

April 03, 2020 7:00 AM to April 04, 2020 12:30 PM
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Holiday Inn City Centre
100 West 8th St
Sioux Falls, SD 57104

Valued SDSHP Members,

In light of COVID-19 concerns and further recommendations from the CDC and ASHP, I wanted to inform you that we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 SDSHP Annual Meeting. We considered multiple alternative options, including hosting various forms of virtual conferences, but ultimately felt that these would not deliver the same experience that our membership and presenters look forward to each year. Many of you also expressed that – during these difficult and uncertain times – your priorities lie with being with your families and working diligently for your health-systems, of which we are in full support.

Of note, this does mean that our Awards Ceremony and Poster Session will also be cancelled – we apologize for the inconvenience, and hope to recognize our award winners at next year’s Annual Meeting. However, we will plan on hosting a member-open, virtual SDSHP Board Meeting via Zoom in early- to mid-April; members are encouraged to listen in and interface with us. We will communicate further details as they arise.

We want to thank our slate of presenters for their diligent preparation, and would invite them to share their work with us next year. I would also like to thank our Annual Meeting Committee for their hard work and organization.

Our support specialist – RaeAnn – will initiate the process of issuing refunds in the coming days. 

Thanks for your patience with us during this complicated matter, and thanks for all you do for SDSHP!


Joseph Berendse, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP

2019-2020 SDSHP President



SDSHP 44Th Annual Conference
April 3-4 2020
Holiday Inn - city centre, Sioux Falls, SD

The South Dakota Society of Health-System Pharmacists invites you to the 2020 – 44th Annual Conference!   We hope you can join us for two days of continuing education and networking.  This meeting promises something of interest to all pharmacists, managers and directors, technicians, students, and residents, regardless of your practice setting!   


SDSHP is thrilled to announce that ASHP CEO, Paul W. Abramowitz, PharmD, ScD. (Hon), FASHP, will be joining us as our keynote speaker for the 2020 SDSHP Annual Meeting. Dr. Abramowitz will be speaking on Friday morning (April 3rd) on the topic of leadership within pharmacy, and he will also be featured during the business meeting and officer installation.

Prior to joining ASHP in 2011, Dr. Abramowitz worked in hospitals and health-systems for 34 years. He served as Associate Hospital Director for Professional Services and Chief Pharmacy Officer at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, and Professor at the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy. Within ASHP, Dr. Abramowitz has also previously served as Treasurer (from 2007-2010) and ASHP President (from 1993-1994).

Be sure to register today so you can join us in giving Dr. Abramowitz a warm South Dakota welcome – remember that the early-bird registration deadline is March 20th

Hotel Information:

Reserve a room by calling The Holiday Inn- City Centre directly at 605-339-2000 prior to March 3rd 2020.  Request the South Dakota Society of Health System Pharmacists room block.  Rates are $129.00/night plus taxes and fees.

To register online, click here or complete this registration form and submit payment to the SDSHP office.
Note: Pharmacists and Technicians, please renew membership prior to registering online.  It does take the system to recongnize renewal to allow you to register for the conference.  Exhibitors and students, you are able to register as a guest.