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 Student Programming



Students attending the conference will be able to participate in several hours of student programming each day, as well as sit in on any continuing education programs, meetings, forums, and other events included in the conference schedule.

PPA plans a variety of programs designed with students in mind.



Friday, January 25

6:30 PM to 8:00 PM  (ticket required, included in certain packages)

Welcome Reception & Buffet Dinner


8:00 PM to 9:30 PM

OTC Competition

Played very similar to Jeopardy, teams from each school face off and answer questions from a game board with "interesting" self-care categories.  Pharmacists can obtain CE credit while cheering on their favorite teams! Temple University won the competition in 2017 & 2018, which school will take home the traveling plaque this year? For more information on the OTC Competition, click here.


Saturday, January 26

Be sure to wear your PPA shirt today!

8:00 AM to 9:00 AM  (ticket required, included in certain packages)


*Breakfast will be served until 8:30 AM


10:10 AM (or following General Session) to 11:30 AM

Student Programming

Atomized Naloxone: The Struggle is Real

Tom Franko PharmD, BCACP, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Wilkes University

This program will involve a brief demonstration on Naloxone use followed by a live simulation where students will learn how to respond to an overdose scenario.

The Science Behind the Stigma

Eric Hauser RPh, President & CEO of Organic Remedies

This presentation will be about Medical Cannabis and will include an overview of PAs Medical Marijuana Program, Qualifying Conditions, The Science Behind the Stigma, Available Products, Patient/Caregiver Registration, Certified Physicians, and Q & A.


11:30 AM to 1:00 PM (ticket required, included in certain packages)



1:10 PM to 2:50 PM

Student Programming


Linked In/Professional Social Media

Brandon Antinopoulos PharmD, Senior Program Manager at University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy

Etiquette and tips on a robust professional social media image. Also networking do's & don'ts.


The Road to Financial Freedom

Ron Sucre, Financial Services Professional - MassMutual

Due to the demise of pension plans, financial planning and wellness has never been more inconsistent and confusing than it is today. This presentation will unveil the formula of combining your health, age, and money to create the right preceiption for your financial success.



Donna Hazel RPh, Regional Pharmacy Recruiter Director for Rite Aid

This presentation will get you ready for all situations to land you the Right Pharmacy Position.


3:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Know Pain, Know Gain Competition

This competition starts with a rapid-fire elimination round that brings the number of contestants from 10 to 3, finalists will then participate in a mock patient counseling session. Judges develop a patient case, and a mock patient will interact with each finalist for up to seven minutes. For more information on this competition, click here. If you are interested in participating in this competition, please contact Rachel Rhodes.


5:15 PM to 7:00 PM

Poster Presentations and Reception

Show off all your hard work, and present your poster! Pharmacists may also earn CE credit by learning from students about their work! For more information, click here.


Dinner on your own


9:00 PM

Join us at the bar for a beverage and conversation!

Sunday, January 28  - Don't forget to wear your team Jersey!

8:00 AM to 10:00 AM  (ticket required, included in certain packages)

Sunnyside Up Breakfast

*Breakfast will be served until 8:30 AM

Come and celebrate all of the good things your Educational Foundation has accomplished!  Foundation update and grant presentations will be given! For more information, click here.

Be sure to bring your favorite sports team gear to wear to this event!

10:10 AM (or following breakfast) to 11:10 AM   

SPPA and Student Forum

*All student attendees are encourages to attend and voice your opinion

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