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Please join ISMP on Tuesday evening, December 5, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. for the 20th Annual Cheers Awards at B.B. King’s Blues Club in Orlando, FL. The special anniversary gala will commemorate two decades of advancing medication safety by honoring an outstanding group of healthcare leaders and showcasing their innovative programs. You can demonstrate that your heart and soul are dedicated to medication safety as well by making a donation and/or attending the awards dinner (
6:00 – 7:00 PM Welcome Reception
7:00 – 9:30 PM Dinner Program
  Welcoming Remarks
Janice Dunsavage, RPh, MS, Chair, ISMP Board of Trustees
  Presentation of Cheers Awards
Michael R. Cohen, RPh, MS, ScD (HON.), dps (hon.), FASHP, President, ISMP
Keynote Speaker:
Michael R. Cohen, RPh, MS, ScD (hon), DPS (hon)
Michael Cohen is the President and co-founder of the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) and has dedicated his career to advocating for medication error prevention. During the 20th anniversary of the Cheers Awards celebration, Mike will provide a unique perspective on the amazing journey toward safer medication practices—a journey that many have joined. A nationally and internationally known speaker on the topic of medication safety, Mike will chronicle our achievements and disappointments as a nation, and pave the way for the next 10 years of the journey. Mike has received numerous awards and honors, including being recognized as a MacArthur Fellow by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
Lifetime Achievement Award
Bona Benjamin, BS Pharm
Bona Benjamin is a safety leader who has had a significant impact on clinical practice, accreditation issues, and regulatory standards. She has managed crucial national-level projects to help reduce drug shortages and improve the safety of sterile compounding. In 2011, ISMP honored her, along with two of her colleagues, with a Cheers Award for her advocacy in addressing drug shortages and helping to bring together a group of stakeholder organizations to examine the problem and recommend solutions. Ms. Benjamin also has served on several of the Institute’s advisory boards, and provided input into the development of the ISMP Targeted Medication Safety Best Practices. Before her recent retirement, she was Director of Medication Use Quality Improvement for American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.
Support ISMP Cheers Awards


The Cheers Awards would not be possible without YOU. Your donation or attendance at the Cheers dinner helps showcase safety leaders and enables the Institute to continue its lifesaving work in preventing medication errors.

See the chart below for multiple support opportunities that provide supporters with high visibility.

Donation Level Investment  
Chairman's Circle $25,000 and above Recognition in presentation, seating for table of 10, full-page ad in program, introduction from stage at the event, table signage, website mention
President's Circle $10,000-24,999

Recognition in presentation, seating for table of 10, half-page ad in program, table signage, website mention

Benefactor $5,000-9,999

Recognition in presentation, seating for table of 10, quarter-page ad in program, table signage, website mention

Patron $2,500-4,999

Seating for 5 guests, table signage, listing in program, website mention

Sponsor $1,000—2,499

Seating for 2 guests, listing in program, website mention

Friend $500-999 Seating for one, listing in program, website mention
Other $200-499

Seating for one, listing in program, website mention

Individual Attendee $175 Dinner reservation


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