For Students

Sunday, June 2, 2013

  • Meet and Greet with Pharmacy Leaders
    8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
    Room M101 C, Mezzanine Level, Minneapolis Convention Center
    Facilitated by Sara J. White, students will get to connect and interact with top practice leaders in an exclusive and intimate environment.

    Lead Facilitator: Sara J. White, MS, FASHP, (Ret) Director of Pharmacy, Stanford Hospital and Clinics, Mountain View, CA

  • Student Leadership Development Workshop
    9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    Room M101 C, Mezzanine Level, Minneapolis Convention Center
    Calling all future leaders in the profession of pharmacy! This interactive session will expose you to the state of our profession and open your eyes to leadership opportunities that await you. Learn practical ways to incorporate leadership into your professional life and start building an impressive CV!

    Faculty: Meghan Davlin Swarthout, PharmD, MBA, BCPS, Division Director, Ambulatory and Care Transitions, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD

    • Nick Bennett, Pharm.D., Clinical Pharmacist, Saint Luke's North Hospital, Kansas City, MO
    • Lindsey Elmore, Pharm.D., BCPS, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice Director, Community Pharmacy Residency Program, McWhorter School of Pharmacy Samford University, Birmingham, AL              
    • Stacy Livingston, Pharm.D., Medication Systems and Operations Pharmacy Resident, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI

  • View Student Leadership Development Workshop handout [PDF]

Monday, June 3, 2013

  • ASHP-PAC Luncheon
    11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
    Room M100, 1 Mezzanine Level, Minneapolis Convention Center

Other Activities of Interest for Students

House of Delegates
Here's a chance to have your say about ASHP activities and other related matters. The ASHP House of Delegates, our major policy-making body, will convene at the Summer Meeting from June 1 through June 4. You are encouraged to participate as an observer at the first and second meetings of the House. Also, you are invited to share your views on policy proposals and comment on emerging issues at the Open Forum for Members and numerous Caucuses throughout the week.  Take advantage of all of these events:

  • Open Forum for Members
  • Delegate Primer of HOD Processes
  • Caucuses
  • House of Delegates, first and second meetings
  • Meet the Candidates

2013 House of Delegates Issue Summary for New Practitioners and Pharmacy Students [PDF]
This document contains the analysis and opinions of the American Society of Health‐System Pharmacists (ASHP) New Practitioners Forum Advisory Group on Public Affairs and Advocacy and Pharmacy Student Forum Advisory Group on Policy and Legislative Advocacy members regarding the 2013 ASHP Board of Directors Report on the Work of the Councils.

Exhibit Hall
Take a break and stop by the exhibit hall to enjoy hundreds of examples of fresh thinking and innovation under one roof! Meet face-to-face with industry representatives and check out the latest product developments and technological advancements in hospital and health system pharmacy. Don’t miss the exciting events in the exhibit hall including the grand opening reception on Sunday evening, lunch on Monday, and breakfast and lunch on Tuesday!

Opening Session
Don’t miss out on the Presidential Address from your ASHP President, Kathy Schultz, and keynote speaker.

Inaugural and Awards
Great work does not go unnoticed. Join us for an inspiring inaugural address from your incoming ASHP President, Gerald Meyer, immediately followed by the presentation of several prestigious awards. 

Continuing Education
At SM12, ASHP offers over 40 continuing education programs providing practitioners and students opportunities to update their knowledge, network with colleagues, enhance your skills, and learn about the latest products and technologies for medication-use safety and patient care. While you are invited to attend any of the CE programs, here are a few we recommend for pharmacy students:

  • Clinical Series
    • Clinical Considerations: Drug Dosing in Obese and Overweight Patients
    • New Hypertension and Cholesterol Guidelines: What's the Difference?
    • New Drugs in Primary Care 2013
  • Informatics Series
    • Meaningful Use of EHRs - Enabling a Patient-Centric Perspective: A Report from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT
    • Developing mHealth Tools for Providers and Patients: There's an App for That
  • Medication Safety Series
    • What Has The Compounding Tragedy Taught Us?
    • Prescription Medication Harm and Death: An Epidemic
    • The PILL Service: Enhancing Medication Safety after Hospital Discharge
  • Leadership Series
    • Investing in You: Effective Team-Leading In Ambulatory Settings
    • Managing Conflict: Up, Down, and All Around

Student and professional research poster sessions give you a chance to informally discuss current projects in pharmacy practice with peers and colleagues. This is your opportunity to pick up ideas about successful programs that have worked in other healthcare systems.