2017 MPhA Annual Learning Networking Event & MTM Symposium a Success!
More than 200 pharmacists, technicians, pharmacy students and sponsors gathered in September for MPhA’s biggest event of the year. From the compelling keynote presentation by Dr. Mark Loafman to open the event to a closing presentation from new College of Pharmacy Dean Lynda Welage, our speakers kept everyone engaged and sparked new ideas and conversations.
A packed room of intrigued participants greeted Dr. Mark Loafman for his presentation on integrating medication management into primary care.
Our round table sessions, including this one on COPD (led by Lisa Krohn of Park Nicollet MTM in St. Louis Park) were very well attended and generated thought-provoking discussion.
Congratulations to Our Award Winners!
Distinguished Young Pharmacist award: Kati Dvorak of FirstLight Health System in Mora, Minn., received the award that recognizes one pharmacist in each state for individual excellence and outstanding contributions. The prestigious award is presented by Pharmacists Mutual Companies, nationally recognized as a leader in providing insurance products and risk management solutions to pharmacy professionals.
Bowl of Hygeia award: Denise Frank of Frank Consulting in Princeton, Minn. The “Bowl of Hygeia” Award is presented annually by participating pharmacy associations in each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. The recipients are selected by their respective associations for their outstanding record of community service. The Bowl of Hygeia award is sponsored by the American Pharmacists Association Foundation and the National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations.
Cardinal Generation Rx award: Laura Palombi of the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy in Minneapolis. The Cardinal Health Generation Rx Champions Award recognizes a pharmacist who has demonstrated excellence in community-based prescription drug abuse prevention. The award is intended to recognize outstanding efforts within the pharmacy community to raise awareness of this serious public health problem. It is also intended to encourage educational prevention efforts aimed at patients, youth, and other members of the community.
Excellence in Innovation award: Anjoli Punjabi of the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy in Minneapolis. The Excellence in Innovation award is a national award coordinated by the National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations, and generously sponsored by Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc. to recognize and honor a qualified pharmacist who has demonstrated significant innovation in their respective practice, method or service directly or indirectly resulting in improved patient care and/or advancement of the profession of pharmacy.
Pharmacy Technician of the Year award: Baron Tisthammer of Fairview Specialty Pharmacy in Minneapolis. The Pharmacy Technician Award recognizes pharmacy technicians in any practice setting who demonstrate leadership in their work and in their community.
Harold R. Popp Award: Todd Sorensen of the University of Minnesota, the current Executive Director for AIMM and a co-investigator on the ACCP grant. This recognition, sponsored by MPhA, was established in 1969 in honor of the late Senator Harold R. Popp who was known to support the profession tremendously during his lifetime. This award recognizes one pharmacist annually for their outstanding service to the profession of pharmacy and is the highest honor bestowed by this association, and has been presented yearly since 1969.
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Thank You Sponsors & Exhibitors!
The Minnesota Pharmacists Association would like to thank Pfizer and AstraZeneca for providing support for the 2017 ALNE with educational grants.
Friday Lunch Sponsor
University of Minnesota - College of Pharmacy