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SNPhA News Update: Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL

05.16.2015

Greetings SNPhA Family!

In less than 70 days, the SNPhA National Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL will occur at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld Hotel!  This will be an epic occasion where we can come together to celebrate our members’ and ninety plus chapters’ accomplishments.  The early-bird registration deadline is June 30th with the final registration deadline at an increased price being July 10th.  We will not provide onsite registration, so please make sure you register for the annual meeting located at this link today!

Throughout the annual meeting, there are many exciting things that will occur.  Our parent organization, NPhA, will be hosting a Residency Preparation Workshop where participants can learn about curriculum vitae writing, interview preparation, and what preceptors look for within a qualified applicant.  The workshop will cost $25 and you can register on NPhA’s website by July 1st.  If you have any questions, please see Dr. Kimberly Lewis at kimberly.lewis@npha.net.  We will also have the SNPhA/Kroger Clinical Skills Competition where members will be able to use clinical guidelines to compose a comprehensive patient care plan.  Each chapter will be able to sign up one team for each of the two divisions with subsequent submissions being placed on a waiting list.  The registration deadline is June 20th and if you have any questions, please contact Dr. Shawnda Herring (shawndaherring@snpha.org).   The SNPhA/Rite Aid Leadership Academy is another opportunity for members to gain leadership and networking skills.  With only sixty spots within the academy, sign up today and contact Jessie Hwang (jessiehwang@snpha.org) if you have any questions.  As you can see, the conference will provide great workshops for you to connect with other members and take away professional pearls that will help you and your chapter.

At the 2014 Annual Meeting, we awarded over $130,000 in scholarships and awards.  This year we plan on exceeding this amount in order to further advance our members.  We have one final scholarship to offer, the SNPhA/Target Scholarship, which is awarded to two members in the amount of $2500.  The application materials must be postmarked and submitted to the national office by June 15th, no exceptions.

One final aspect of the national meeting that I would like to address is the importance of your presence.  In Orlando, we will be voting on important resolutions that shape our organization and electing the 2015-2016 National Board.  If you are interested in serving as a national officer, the application for both appointed and elected positions are on the website and are due May 22nd.  If you have any questions, please contact Jessie Hwang and any officer on the current board.  The annual meeting is the one time out of the year where we can come together to make an impact on the profession of pharmacy, so I highly encourage that all chapters have at least one member to represent your chapter in the House of Delegates.

We are so excited to see our SNPhAM in Orlando, FL.  Remember to follow us on social media, and start posting why or what you are excited for the annual meeting.  Use the following hash tags #SNPhA2015 and #SNPhAinOrlando.  We will be reposting and recognizing members throughout the coming months.  Continue to strive towards excellence with unprecedented passion and dedication for both our profession and SNPhA!

Sincerely,
Joshua Blackwell
National President