College Hosts Regional SNPhA Convention

Published on 01 March 2015

Student pharmacists from across the country are coming to St. Louis to learn about the best ways to work with other health care professionals. The Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA) chapter at St. Louis College of Pharmacy has been preparing for more than a year to host as many as 500 students for theSNPhA regions III, IV and V conference.

The SNPhA national theme is ‘stabilize your foundation now to solidify your future’. For P3 student Shanell Jackson that means one thing. “Now is the time learn to communicate and how to network,” she says.

This year’s theme of interprofessionalism focuses on communication and networking skills, and much of the programming will be tied into how a pharmacist best fits on the health care team. The conference’s keynote speaker is Lucinda Maine, Ph.D., executive vice president and CEO of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy.

“You’ll walk away from the conference understanding patient-centered care and team-based learning,” says P2 student Alexa Faulkner. “We can start building those relationships now.”

The conference also is a chance for students to bond.

“We call it the SNaPhamily,” says SNPhA Chapter President and P3 student Nasheet Quraishi. “Having a support system of people from across the nation really helps.”

The conference begins on March 13 and will be held at the Ritz-Carlton in Clayton.

“I want every attendee to understand how important SNPhA is to the community,” says P3 student Joseph Williams. “We come together for a common goal to work for the underserved. “  

You can learn more about the conference, workshops and more here.

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