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01.04.2015

SNPhA News Update (click here)

Happy New Year SNPhA!

The year 2015 is going to be an exciting and successful year for our organization.   The YouTube link above discusses several key events that are coming up, and we hope you enjoy watching your SNPhA News Update!

Regionals are quickly approaching and we hope to see as many members as possible during one of the meetings.  The University of Georgia will be hosting Regions I & II at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Atlanta Perimeter at Ravina in Atlanta, GA on February 20-22, 2015.  St. Louis College of Pharmacy will be hosting Regions III, IV, & V Meeting at the Ritz-Carlton in St. Louis, MO on March 13-15, 2015.  The early-bird deadline to register for Regions I & II is January 26th before prices are increased, and you may register at ugasnpha.com.  The final deadline to register for Regions III, IV, & V is March 6th with no on-site registration; you may register at stlcopsnpha.com and receive more updates on their website.  Our regional hosts have been working diligently to ensure these are the best conferences yet, so make sure to register before the respective deadlines.

There are also some amazing competitions occurring early this year.  The Walmart/Sam’s Club Prescription for Service Scholarship Competition allows SNPhA members to come up with an innovative, sustainable community outreach project to impact the underserved and promote the profession of pharmacy.  Five regional finalists will be selected to implement the idea using a $2500 grant with the overall winning team splitting a $10,000 scholarship.  For more information, please see Bryan McElderry (bryanmcelderry@snpha.org) or Wonu Abiona (olawonuolaabiona@snpha.org), and remember the deadline is January 11th at 11:59 PM PST.  Another competition is the SNPhA/Kroger Clinical Skills Competition that will be occurring at each regional meeting.  This is a great opportunity for you to sharpen your clinical skills and win some phenomenal prizes sponsored by Kroger.  The deadlines for Regions I & II and Regions III, IV, & V Meetings are January 30th and February 20th, respectively.  Please email all SNPhA/Kroger Clinical Skills Competition applications to joshuablackwell@snpha.org.  We want to see each chapter represented in these competitions, so make sure to sign up today.

As we all enter this year, let us not forget the theme our National President, Dainielle Fox, has charged to the entire organization.  “We must stabilize our foundation to solidify our future.”  Whether you stabilize your foundation through your faith, by giving back to others, or remaining focused on your goals, always remain grounded and stay true to your brand.  By doing so, you will not only solidify the future of both yourself and our profession, but also the Student National Pharmaceutical Association.  Let’s work together to make this year great!

 

Sincerely,

Joshua Blackwell
National Vice President