October 21, 2019
The Ohio State University chapter of the American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) will host the region four APhA-ASP Midyear Regional Meeting (MRM) at the Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel Oct. 25-27.
The meeting will allow student pharmacists to connect with other chapters in the region, share ideas, develop leadership skills, learn more about APhA-ASP and explore what the profession of pharmacy looks like in Ohio.
“We are hoping to show off Columbus, the state of Ohio and the exciting advances being made in the practice of pharmacy here to all of our fellow chapters within our region,” said Allyson Beechy, a third-year PharmD student at the Ohio State College of Pharmacy and the APhA-ASP Midyear Regional Meeting coordinator.
Speakers at the event this year will include a women’s health practitioner talking about communication skills, a pharmacist discussing how pharmacists can improve care for underserved populations, and a state APhA representative presenting about the policy process and pharmacist involvement in state and national policies.
While Beechy has attended two MRMs since she started pharmacy school, she is looking forward to the Ohio State chapter hosting the event this year.
“I am most looking forward to getting our chapter, especially the P1s, involved in APhA-ASP on a deeper level,” Beechy said. “It is extremely common at the end of every MRM for the first-time attendees to return to their chapter renewed and excited, and eager to get more involved in making a difference for our patients and our profession.”
Twenty-three schools and colleges of pharmacy are invited to attend the conference, which is expected to attract 400 students.