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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.

Duquesne University

Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic research universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. The University is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review for its rich academic programs in nine schools of study for nearly 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and by the Washington Monthly for service and contributing to students' social mobility. Duquesne is a member of the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for its contributions to Pittsburgh and communities around the globe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges acknowledge Duquesne's commitment to sustainability.