Outstanding Abstract Achievement Award

Research Abstract Poster Presentations

NHIF has adopted the poster session at NHIA’s Annual Conference as part of its efforts to advance NHIF’s mission of promoting investigator-initiated research related to home and alternate site infusion. Research in home and alternate site infusion is extremely important to our industry. NHIA applauds your desire to develop and implement research that addresses the complexities of home infusion.

NHIF Announces Finalists for 2024 Outstanding Abstract Achievement Award

The authors of the following 5 poster abstracts will present an overview of their research project and summarize their findings during a special clinical webinar and a panel of judges will select the award recipient. The winner of the Outstanding Abstract Achievement Award will be announced during the general session on Tuesday, March 26, 2024.

The finalists were selected based on how well their project examines innovative approaches to clinical practice, identifies an opportunity or best practice, or demonstrates quality improvement within the home and alternate site infusion industry.

Daptomycin vs. vancomycin: a cost comparison in a regional home infusion pharmacy
Katherine Yang, PharmD, BCPS | Kaiser Permanente

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Home Infusion
Christina Ritchey, MS, RD, LD, CNSC, FASPEN, FNHIA | Optum Infusion Pharmacy

Use of a Lipid Screening Tool to Identify Patients at Greater Risk of Infusion Reactions to Lipids in the Home Setting
Yoselin Flores, PharmD | Option Care Health

A retrospective review of home enteral nutrition referrals and denials of coverage: Implications for access to care and negative clinical outcomes
Ruth Taylor, MS, RD, LD | Optum Infusion Pharmacy

Supporting your patient beyond immunodeficiency: a dietitian-led nutrition pilot program
Amanda Scippa, RD, LDN, CNSC | KabaFusion

Outstanding Abstract Achievement Award

NHIF will award a $1000 scholarship to the individual practitioner author who submits an abstract that best meets the criteria set below.

In addition to the cash award, the winning author will receive support for developing a manuscript for publication in Infusion Journal, as well as complimentary registration to the 2025 NHIA Annual Conference.

Finalists must be available to participate in the abstract presentation session to be eligible for the award. Industry abstract submissions are not eligible for the NHIF award program.