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The following are excerpts from the newsletter

August 11, 2016

 In this week's issue:

Special announcements:

  • ISMP announcing Cheers nominations
    • Nominations will be accepted through September 9 for this year's Cheers Awards, which celebrate individuals and organizations that have set a standard of excellence in the prevention of medication errors during the previous 12 months.
    • To submit a nomination, visit: www.ismp.org/sc?id=1777.
  • ISMP webinar
    • September 29: Just Culture: Application of an Accountability Model with Medication Safety Events
    • For details and to register, go to: www.ismp.org/sc?id=349.
  • ISMP receives service award
    • In July, ISMP received the 2016 AACP Distinguished Service Award from the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) for 20 years of outstanding leadership in medication error prevention and research. Mike Cohen, ISMP's president, credited clinical advisors and practitioners and consumers who report safety issues to ISMP, stating: "Because of their efforts in keeping ISMP, FDA, and other oversight organizations informed about safety issues, thousands of medical product and practice improvements have occurred."

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