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Presidential Updates| Gevorg Martirosyan, 2016-2017 National President


Greetings members and friends of SNPhA,

As a fully student-run organization, SNPhA provides to student pharmacists the opportunity to demonstrate their full potential. Communities stand witness to our student members’ embodiment of our mission: serving the underserved. SNPhA members and those supporting this organization hold in their hands the power to foresee, the power to prevent, and the power to abolish all forms of barriers.

We recently met in the beautiful cities of Birmingham, AL, and Sacramento, CA, under the hospitality of our wonderful Regional Conference hosts. Their efforts to create an influential meeting with an open platform for networking reflect the deeply shared vision and values of everyone within SNPhA. We have returned to our respective homes overfilled with pride for the success of our members attending both conferences. As we reflect on the stories highlighted in our latest of issue of the Signatura and continue our strong journey towards the 2017 National Convention, I encourage you to maximize the valuable resources made available to us as SNPhA national members. We have secured additional scholarships (due May 31) for our eligible members and are looking forward to receiving your applications through our new Scholarship Portal. We are also accepting registrations for the Clinical Skills Competition (CSC) and applications to join the 2017-18 SNPhA National Office.

Each one of our more than 5,000 members has joined SNPhA with the purpose of serving the underserved. Within the last few years, our members have fulfilled this mission to hundreds of thousands of patients through our amazing initiatives. In the spirit of Mental Health Awareness Month, we acknowledge the need to not only recognize but also to create the means to reach the 1 in 5 Americans who are affected each year by this condition. This summer, the National Office will take a historic step toward proposing a resolution for the addition of a National Mental Health Initiative to our current seven initiatives. Provided that the House of Delegates grants approval, an appointed officer will take the inaugural role of leading this initiative to amazing heights. We encourage all interested members to apply for the unique opportunity of serving the organization as one of the 2017-18 National Officers. It is an opportunity not to be missed!

Lastly, we are excited to see your registrations for the 44th Annual SNPhA National Meeting in Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Join us in this celebration and movement to discover the magic of SNPhA through its diversity, to discover who we are and why we do what we do. We are looking forward to reuniting with this generation of passionate leaders, delegates, and members who are eager to advance our organization to a level of potential that will only benefit the less fortunate of our world.

We Stand Together; One Mission, No Barriers.

Gevorg Martirosyan

National President