Campus Convention Support Materials

Event Descriptions

Leadership Breakfast(Sponsored by PLS)

7:45-8:45 a.m./ Room 2020

KU Provost Neeli Bendapudi will speak about leadership and share some personal experiences from her distinguished career as a leader.


Opening Ceremony

9 a.m./Rooms 2020 & 3020

Kick off the day by meeting our American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists chapter president, KU School of Pharmacy Dean Ken Audus and Assistant Dean Joe Heidrick.

Applying to Pharmacy School

(Pre-Pharmacy Students)

9:15 a.m./Room 1020

Senior Associate Dean Gene Hotchkiss will take you through the process of applying to pharmacy school and answer any questions you have about the pharmacy profession.

Pharmacy Student Panel

(Pre-Pharmacy Students already applied)

9:15 a.m./Room 3020

What is the toughest class the first semester of pharmacy school? What kinds of pharmacy clubs can I get involved in? What do students appreciate most about pharmacy school and what experiences stand out? As a pre-pharmacy student, have any of these questions popped into your head and you wish you could have the opportunity to ask them before entering the School of Pharmacy?  By attending this session you will have the opportunity to interact with a panel of current pharmacy students and hear first-hand what it is like to be a pharmacy student at the University of Kansas.

Residency Life and Student Summer Opportunities

(Current Pharmacy Students)

9:15 a.m./ Room 2020

Listen to a panel of KU SOP graduates speak about their experiences in residency programs after pharmacy school.  Learn about their specific specialties, the path they took to applying and attaining their chosen post-graduate position, and what a typical day is like as a resident.

Legislative Discussion

10:00 a.m./ Room 2020

For the 2017 Legislative Discussion, it is our honor to present Dr. Harold Godwin, former Professor and Dean at the School of Pharmacy, Jody Reel, the chairperson of the KPhA Government Affairs Committee, and Todd Hixson, Supervisory Special Agent from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. We invite you to learn what it means to be an advocate within the pharmacy profession and to listen to current state and federal legislative issues, such as provider status, and what needs to be accomplished to pass it in Kansas. In addition, we have the privilege of hearing from Todd Hixson about the current opioid crisis occurring in America and what we as pharmacists can do to help reverse this trend.

Round Table Lunch with Pharmacist

11 a.m./ Atrium

Enjoy a round table lunch discussion with students, guest speakers, and faculty in the School of Pharmacy Atrium. Students have the opportunity to ask questions and learn from current leaders.

Career Conversation with Pharmacists

12:15, 1:15, 2:15 p.m./ Rooms as designated throughout the SOP

Listen to pharmacists from different career paths share their background and experiences as an active pharmacist in the community. They will discuss why they chose their specific career and answer questions from students. Areas represented will include health system, retail/chain, independent, academia, ambulatory care, public health and specialty pharmacy.

Closing Ceremony

3 p.m./ Room 2020

Final remarks from the KU APhA-ASP President elect, Associate Dean James Backes and the co-coordinators of Campus Convention. We will announce the basket raffle winners and have participants fill out a comprehensive survey of the conference.

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2nd among all schools of pharmacy in National Institutes of Health funding
Brings more than $20 million in external funding into the state each year
7 of 19 cancer drugs formulated through the National Cancer Institute were developed at the KU School of Pharmacy
3,000 free flu shots given to needy Kansans during the past 5 years
4,000 living alumni, 63 percent of them living and working in Kansas
KU pharmacists practice in 95 of Kansas’ 105 counties
20th among public schools of pharmacy.
—U.S. News & World Report
$20.2 million NIH research grant earned by Distinguished Professor Jeff Aubé was 2nd largest in Kansas history
100 percent placement after graduation for KU Pharm.D. students
Established in 1885 as the 1st professional program at KU