Meet Dr. Elias Chahine, 2016 candidate for the ACCP ID PRN Chair…
Elias B. Chahine, PharmD, BCPS-AQ ID, is Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Palm Beach Atlantic University, Lloyd L. Gregory School of Pharmacy and Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at Wellington Regional Medical Center. His primary responsibilities include coordinating and teaching the integrated infectious diseases pharmacotherapy course, precepting students and residents on rotations, conducting scholarly activities, and engaging in service to the institution, the profession, and the community. Dr. Chahine has authored more than 30 articles and book chapters in the area of infectious diseases pharmacotherapy, and has presented more than 30 posters and 80 podium presentations at local, state, and national pharmacy organizations. He co-led four medical mission trips to Alaska, Brazil, the Dominican Republic, and Zambia. Dr. Chahine received five awards related to teaching and practice including teacher of the year, preceptor of distinction, preceptor servant-leader, and the infectious diseases PRN clinical practice award.
These are truly exciting times for the infectious diseases PRN! This past year has seen many successes, including innovative programs delivered through social media, outstanding editions of the PRN publication, active involvement of trainees on committees, new awards presented at the ACCP meeting in San Francisco, and, not least, growth of the PRN membership. As we continue to increase in number, the range of activities will likely continue to expand as well. Our mission statement encompasses clinical pharmacy practice, education, and research/scholarship. I believe it is important for us to continue our efforts in all these areas, but in particular, to establish an expanded presence of pharmacy in antimicrobial stewardship not only in the hospital, but also in the community, the ambulatory care, and the long-term care settings. I also believe it is important for us to establish an expanded presence of pharmacy in the management of patients with HIV and viral hepatitis. Through the infectious diseases PRN, we can focus on collaborative efforts to achieve these goals.
5 REASONS TO VOTE FOR DR. ELIAS CHAHINE
1. 10 years of clinical practice in 3 teaching hospitals
2. 9 years of teaching infectious diseases to pharmacy students
3. 9 years of precepting pharmacy students and residents
4. Significant involvement in ACCP and other pharmacy organizations
5. Sustained record of scholarly activities in infectious diseases pharmacotherapy
This webpage is created at the request of Dr. Chahine in an effort to raise awareness for his qualifications, intentions and candidacy for the 2016 ACCP ID PRN elections.