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APha Annual Meeting

Representatives from the Mylan School of Pharmacy’s APhA - ASP chapter recently attended the American Pharmacists Association’s Annual Meeting and Exposition in Los Angeles, California on March 1 - 4, 2013. Several alumni, faculty, residents and student pharmacists were given the opportunity to hear from a variety of thought provoking leaders on the most pressing issues currently confronting pharmacy professionals.

With thousands of the nation’s leading pharmacists in attendance, and over 80 education sessions offered, the students executive board organized many of the events which including a PPA chapter dinner with the Dean, Dr. J . Douglas Bricker and a reception for all alumni and friends in attendance.

Dr. Autumn Stewart , who is the chapter advisor for APhA - ASP , was a featured speaker during the event, prese nting on motivational interviewing skills. She also presented two posters with Duquesne Alum, Sarah Moon, P ’12 and student pharmacists, Josh Snodgrass and Michael Schontz. Poster presentations also included Community Practice residents, Nicole Bott and K lara Manning and Giant Eagle Pharmacy resident, Sean Lasota.

Among other events, student pharmacist, Kristin Olejar represented Duquesne in the national patient counseling competition. Another highlight from the event was an award presented to Duquesne University Mylan School of Pharmacy.

“Our operation immunization committee was recognized with a regional award for their activities and events aimed at increasing awareness of vaccines and vaccination rates,” says Dr. Autumn Stewart.