Students

Annual Meeting registration includes access to the in-person annual meeting in November, the virtual Geriatric Pharmacy Residency Showcase in October, and the annual meeting online recording available in December!

Join us in San Diego at #ASCP2021 | November 4-7, 2021

In addition to attending all meeting educational sessions, we’ve planned student focused activities just for you!

Register

Click here to register for the Annual Meeting. You will receive information on how to join the residency showcase as we get closer to the date.

If you cannot attend the annual meeting, no worries! You can view all session recordings after the meeting.

Not a current ASCP Student Member? Join today!

VIRTUAL RESIDENCY SHOWCASE | October 15, 2021

Attend the 2021 ASCP Geriatric Pharmacy Residency Showcase: A Virtual Program for Students and New Practitioners
Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm EST

The virtual Geriatric Pharmacy Residency Showcase on October 15 is included in your Annual Meeting registration fee.

Join your peers and experienced professionals to talk about the next steps in starting your career in the geriatric pharmacy profession, landing that residency, and growing your professional network.

October 15 Sessions and Schedule

9:00 am - 9:10 am
Moderators:
  • Elizabeth Pogge, PharmD, MPH, BCPS, FASCP
    Professor, Midwestern University College of Pharmacy- Glendale &
    Clinical Pharmacist, Cardiac Solutions
  • Michelle Hon, PharmD
    Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
    & Director of Experiential Education,
    Roseman University of Health Sciences
    College of Pharmacy
  • Amanda Loomis, PharmD
    PGY-2 Geriatrics Pharmacy Resident, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
9:10 am – 10:10 am
Speakers:
  • Kate Cozart, MEd, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP, BCACP
    Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Primary Care
    Coordinator, Preceptor Development/Teaching & Learning Program, Clarksville VA Clinic
  • Monica Bell, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP, BCACP
    Acute Care Clinical Pharmacist, Nashville VA Medical Center
Description:

Geriatricians have embraced the term “geriatric syndrome”, using it extensively to highlight the unique features of common health conditions in the elderly. Geriatric syndromes, such as delirium, falls, incontinence, and frailty, are highly prevalent, multifactorial, and associated with substantial morbidity and poor outcomes.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Identify risk factors for geriatric syndromes
  2. Discuss how polypharmacy contributes to geriatric syndrome
  3. Analyze how pharmacists can combat polypharmacy to help prevent geriatric syndrome
  4. Evaluate how electronic health records (EHR) can impact diagnosing geriatric syndrome
10:20 am - 11:20 am
Speakers:
  • Macayla A. Bartuca, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP
    Assistant Clinical Professor, Northeastern University School of Pharmacy
  • Jessica Merrey, PharmD, MBA, BCPS, BCACP, BCGP
    Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Stephanie Sibicky, PharmD, MEd, BCGP, BCPS, FASCP
    Associate Clinical Professor, Northeastern University Bouvé College of Health Sciences
Description:

This session is geared towards clinicians of all ages and at all practice sites who find it difficult to balance their day-to-day work while staying up to date with new and ever-changing guidelines and medical literature. This one-hour session will offer tips, tricks and tools to help the busy clinician identify and implement a variety of “new school” and “old school” strategies to remain up to date with literature, guidelines and media.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Review practical and trustworthy resources for literature and guideline summaries
  2. Recognize the role of social media in identifying and sharing medical information (and verify legitimacy!)
  3. Use layered learning and thoughtfully crafted assignments for residents and students as a means of staying up to date
  4. Create an individualized plan for staying up to date that can be integrated into your day-to-day
11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Speakers:
  • Nicole Early, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP
    Associate Professor, Midwestern University College of Pharmacy-Glendale
Description:

Fundamentals of Consultant Pharmacy will introduce student pharmacists to the various areas of consultant pharmacy practice both inside and outside of long term post-acute care (LTPAC). This quick overview covers the ins and outs of different practice settings, what is required to be a consultant pharmacist, and some of the challenges encountered in the typical day of a consultant pharmacist. Interested but not sure what a consultant does? Listen in to learn about the rewarding experiences to be gained in this ever-changing, cutting-edge slice of pharmacy practice.

12:10 pm - 1:30 pm
Speakers:
  • Dawn Gerber, PharmD, BCGP, FASCP, FAzPA
    Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Midwestern University College of Pharmacy-Glendale
  • Michelle Hon, PharmD
    Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice & Director of Experiential Education,
    Roseman University of Health Sciences
    College of Pharmacy
Description:

Does the idea of giving a presentation during a (residency) interview scare you to death? Do you know what to expect? Do you know what the interviewers are expecting of you? This workshop will provide you with helpful tips and suggestions for creating a presentation that will showcase your strengths during an interview. Not interviewing? This workshop will also help those who want to better craft a presentation in any setting.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Distinguish the elements of a successful presentation
  2. Describe the content of a successful presentation
  3. Explain the design features of a successful presentation
  4. Differentiate the types and components of interview presentations
1:40 pm - 2:40 pm
Speakers:
  • Kristy Falco, PharmD
    Clinical Pharmacist, VA Connecticut Healthcare System
  • Paige Cawley, PharmD
    PGY2 Geriatrics Pharmacy Resident, VA Connecticut Healthcare System
Description:

During this session, you will speak with a current resident and a residency program director about strategies for becoming a standout residency applicant. They will provide insight, advice and personal experience about the residency process to help you in your journey. General residency application requirements and the timeline for applying will be reviewed. After the session, you will feel inspired, motivated and ready to become an exceptional residency candidate!

2:50 pm -3:50 pm
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Trivia and Networking Happy Hour | Win Prizes!

*subject to change- all times are EST

ROBERT J. MILLER RESEARCH & EDUCATION POSTER SESSION | SAN DIEGO, NOVEMBER 5, 5-8 PM

The submission period has already closed; however, students are encouraged to attend the sessions to learn about recent research findings, clinical innovations, and practice management insights. More details can be found here.

Scholarships

The Arnold S. Feldman Memorial Senior Care Pharmacy Scholarship Program and donations from professionals in the field provide students the opportunity to attend the ASCP Annual Meeting and Residency Showcase program at no charge. 

Interested students must complete this application by September 15, 2021 at 11:59 pm ET. Notifications will be sent to awardees in early September. Incomplete or late evaluations will not be considered. 

Eligibility Requirements & Details:

STUDENT CHAPTER ACTIVITY FAIR | SAN DIEGO, NOVEMBER 5, 6-7 PM

You work hard to help your chapter do amazing things. Share your chapter’s story at ASCP's 2021 Annual Meeting & Exhibition with a Student Chapter Activity Poster!

What has your chapter accomplished this year? Show us with a poster! For your chapter to participate, please appoint a representative from your chapter here by October 15, 2021.

Please note that the Student Chapter Activity Fair is not for academic or research posters. Those posters go through peer review and have already been selected for The Robert J. Miller Research & Education Poster Session at #ASCP2021.

Student Meet-up Events

Student Meet-up Events give you a chance to meet and make connections with students across the country! These are student-run informal events for all student attendees.

NOV 5, 8-10pm: Student Meet Up at Lapper
Say cheers to new friends and good times this lively hangout spot!

NOV 6, 11am-12pm: Student Volleyball Game
Set, shoot, and block with friends and colleagues on the resort's sand volleyball court. All are welcome!

TRIVIA NIGHT AND NETWORKING | SAN DIEGO, NOVEMBER 6, 6-7 PM

All students are invited to attend the annual ASCP student trivia competition, GeriParty!

Students from across the country will compete live in this trivia night style battle of wits and knowledge. Topics range from geriatric pharmacotherapy to current events and everything in between. Dress to support your school with your alma mater pride or come ready to celebrate at the Beach Ball right after! All members are welcome to cheer on the students during this fun, educational event. RSVP for GeriParty here!

The great minds and innovators of the world begin somewhere. Every world leader, surgeon or humanitarian grew up with hopes and dreams. The future leaders and gamechangers of the pharmacy world are today’s pharmacy students - and they need your help.

While ASCP's annual meeting is among the cheapest options, it is still a financial commitment for many students. You can alleviate that worry by sponsoring a student at the 2021 ASCP Annual Meeting & Exhibition. By making a tax-deductible donation of $149 when registering for the meeting, you can give a pharmacy student the ability to experience all that the meeting has to offer, without the financial worry.

Already registered for the meeting but want to sponsor a student? Click here to donate now.