How can I get more involved?


Participation in the work of the Society is a membership privilege.


Those who are actively involved make decisions about the direction of the Society and the profession on other members’ behalf. Also, participation is a networking opportunity, an excellent way to tap into the collective knowledge and experience of the CSHP community.


CSHP places value on the input members provide in the development of policies, programs and services for our state affiliate organization. One avenue for such input is participation in standing, advisory or ad hoc committees.


Whether you’ve just an occasional hour or more time, click for details on opportunities to participate more fully in CSHP.

Catch the Wave Call for Volunteers

Submitted by Teresa Papstein, RPh, BCNS, Senior Director & CTW Conference Chair; Colleen Teevan, PharmD, Junior Director & Greg Gousse Conference Chair

Catch the Wave (CTW) is our largest annual event and much help is needed to make it a success. This annual conference not only provides continuing education. It provides opportunities to network with colleagues; for hospitals, health systems and PharmD programs to showcase their accomplishments through posters; for residents to present clinical pearls; and for all to learn about what is new and exciting in the pharmaceutical industry.

We invite all current CSHP members to volunteer in some capacity. Your involvement is based on your interests and availability. Much of the participation can be done by making calls, participating in conference calls or sending emails. Even an hour or two of your time is appreciated.

Please sign up for any of these great opportunities via Sign-Up Genius link:

Here are some options on how you can be involved in our big event:

1.   Catch the Wave Program development and format

·       Suggest CE topics.

·       Contact potential speakers.

·       Coordinate distribution and completion of speaker paperwork to be eligible for CE credit.

·       Research and apply for grants for presentations.

·       Develop sponsorship possibilities that go beyond exhibiting and help to sell them.

2.   Greg Gousse Residency Conference planning with the CSHP Residency Task Force Leaders

·       Develop a Call for Clinical Pearls.

·       Review and score Clinical Pearl Submissions.

·       Review Greg Gousse presentations.

3.   Poster Session Planning Group

·       Promote poster submissions.

·       Engage SSHP from UCONN and USJ with this forum.

·       Review poster submissions, provide written feedback, respond to questions.

·       Be an on-site poster mentor.

4.   Contact potential pharmacist participants for the Reverse Expo.

5.   Write promotional intros for broadcasts and articles for the CSHP News Brief (before and after conference).

6.   Talk up the conference at your hospitals and on social media.

7.   Assist during the conference: help to supervise student volunteers, photograph all the action, assist in the lecture halls, etc.


Please sign up for any of these great opportunities via Sign-Up Genius link:

Contact us with any questions: Teresa Papstein,

Colleen Teevan