Campus Convention Support Materials
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.
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
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.
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.
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.