OSHP Sections

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Section membership is included at no additional charge to all OSHP members. You may join as many Sections as you wish, with full access to the specialized news, information, and services of each. If you choose more than one Section, please indicate your preferred Primary Section in the space provided. In your Primary Section, you’ll enjoy voting privileges for electing Section leadership and other matters concerning elected positions.

What are Sections and why should I join one?

Sections are being introduced as a way to connect practitioners who have similar interests or practice areas. By joining a section you can network with those who share your interests. Sections will include online forums where you can discuss current trends in your field. They will also facilitate finding colleagues willing to collaborate on presentations at future meetings.

Some sections are so broad that they will have Specialty Interest Groups to address the specific needs of their section membership.

What Sections are being offered?


The Medication Safety section of OSHP aims to establish a professional network for pharmacists, technicians, and students statewide to focus on medication safety topics. Our goal is to promote pharmacy practitioner ownership and application of medication safety principles in daily practice.  The section also helps to identify and develop educational activities and resources related to medication safety, propose appropriate risk-reducing strategies for emerging issues, and promote the medication safety officer’s value in advancing health care quality and safety initiatives.  

Inpatient Practitioners & Clinical Specialists
Section Leader:  katie foster

The Inpatient Practitioners and Clinical Specialist section of OSHP aims to establish a professional network for acute care pharmacists, technicians, and students statewide. Our goal is to provide opportunities for acute care and specialty practitioners to share experiences and knowledge in an open forum to optimize patient outcomes. In doing so, we hope to foster communication across the different specialties for practitioners throughout Oregon. We look forward to seeing you at our next event!
Inpatient Practitioners & Clinical Specialists Specialty Interest Group (SIG)
  • Cardiology
  • Critical Care
  • Infectious Disease
  • Nutrition Support
  • Oncology
  • Pediatrics
  • Psychology
  • Surgery
  • Transplant
  • Geriatrics

Informatics, Technology & Research
Sections Leaders: Jacob McFarland and Andrew quach

The Informatics, Technology, and Research Section of OSHP strives to be an active and engaging community for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and students involved or interested in this rapidly growing specialty practice. We hope to engage our members with regular community events, where we can discuss common experiences, discuss strategies/solutions, and share ideas, either locally or remotely. Join us as we connect health care information technology and research pharmacy practitioners throughout the Oregon state area, and we hope that you find your pharmacy "home" in our section!

Informatics, Technology & Research Specialty Interest Group (SIG)

  • Drug Information
  • Informatics
  • Investigational
  • Academia

Pharmacy Management
Section Leaders: Zach MCCALL and ryan wargo

The Pharmacy Management Section of OSHP exists to connect pharmacy leaders across the state of Oregon. The section was created to bring formal and informal leaders together to discuss experiences, share ideas and support each other. We hope to engage our members including pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and students with regular events. If you have an interest or knack for strategic planning, coordinating efforts to accomplish objectives, and/or inspiring others, this might be the right group for you!

Ambulatory Care
Section Leaders: Jessie merlo

The Ambulatory Care Section of OSHP strives to be a professional network of pharmacists across the state of Oregon who provide ambulatory care services. Activities of the section are designed to facilitate a sharing of ideas, resources and efforts as they relate to the practice of pharmacy in ambulatory care settings, as well as create the framework for establishing local and regional practice-based networks. Section membership is comprised of pharmacists who practice across a variety of settings including, but not limited to, primary care, managed care, anticoagulation, community pharmacy, pain/palliative care, and community health centers. We hope that you will join us and find your pharmacy "home" in our section!
Ambulatory Care - Specialty Interest Group Group (SIG)
  • Anticoagulation
  • Pain & Palliative Care
  • Community Health Centers
  • Managed Care
  • Community Pharmacy

How many can I join?

As many as you want! You will sign up for one primary Section (for voting privileges), after that you can sign up to receive updates and news from any of the Sections and Specialty Interest Groups that interest you.

Ready to Get Started?

Click here for detailed instructions on how to join a section and participate in your section circle!

Once you have been approved to join the section’s circle, here’s how to use it:

You've Joined!  Now Get Involved!

  1. Post a topic you want to discuss.
  2. Respond to previous posts.
  3. Share attachments when creating new posts.
  4. Subscribe to topics of interest.
  5. Favorite topics you want to read later.
  6. Attend an event!