Virtual Pharmacy Education 2021 - Pre-Sessions


Joseph T. DiPiro Excellence in Publishing Workshop

Learning from the Greats

Monday, July 12 - 1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m.
Fee: $30

Editors and Lyman Award winners will discuss what they think contributes to an excellent manuscript that gets accepted and published in AJPE. This 90-minute workshop will guide authors on how they can better navigate the writing and peer review process. This workshop will also provide guidance to reviewers, including how they can write high-quality reviews that will be helpful to the editors and authors. Pre-registration recommended.


Gayle Brazeau, Ph.D.
Dean and Professor
Marshall University School of Pharmacy

Frank Romanelli, Pharm.D., M.P.H., BCPS
Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Chief Academic Officer
University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy

Lauren Schlesselman, M.A., Ed.Psych., Pharm.D.
Associate Clinical Professor, Pharmacy Practice (Affiliate)
University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy

Adam Persky, Ph.D.
Clinical Professor
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Eshelman School of Pharmacy

Daniel R. Malcom, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCCCP
Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice
Sullivan University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Melissa S. Medina, Ed.D.
Associate Dean/Professor
The University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy

2021 Teachers Seminar

Learning for All! Applying the Learning Sciences to Improve Educational Outcomes

Monday, July 12 - 12:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m. ET (Reception 4:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m. ET)
Tuesday, July 13 - 12:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m. ET
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Fee: $100

The 2021 Teachers Seminar will be split over two half-days and will help attendees personalize the application of the learning sciences like elaboration, interleaving and motivation to their unique teaching needs. The seminar will model these teaching practices and provide a scaffolded approach to applying the evidence to improve student and/or trainee learning. Participants will leave the workshop with a plan to design or redesign a lesson in their teaching area.

Participants will acquire some foundational understanding of the learning sciences prior to the seminar through reading, videos and other preparatory material. Estimated time for preparation is 1 hour.

On Day 1, facilitators will review the pre-seminar learning and have participants apply these evidence-based practices in designing various learning activities around a common topic. Day 1 will end with participants starting to apply this newly gained knowledge to their own content.

On Day 2, attendees will participate in roundtables to personalize their learning experiences, hearing from others and sharing their various approaches on the topic. These roundtables will encompass concepts including active and reflective learning, problem solving and critical thinking, and assessment practices to build inclusive learning environments. Day 2 will end with applying the knowledge gained to further sharpen their skills when designing instruction for their own content.

This seminar is facilitated by a diverse group of experts based on discipline, teaching venue and home institution.

AFO SIG Business Meeting

Tuesday, July 13 - 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. ET
Thursday, July 15 - 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. ET

Early Career Faculty Program

Bridging the Divide between Science and Practice

Wednesday, July 14 - 1:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Fee: Complimentary with Annual Meeting Registration

Effectively bridging science and practice can create opportunities to advance your own professional development and better prepare your students to succeed in a rapidly changing profession. However, many faculty struggle to apply the lessons of their own discipline meaningfully in their teaching. Collaboration with colleagues from across the science-practice divide and integration of teaching and scholarship can be the key to greater joy in your work and impact in your results.


Susan L. Mercer, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy

Daniel Berlau, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Regis University School of Pharmacy

Clark Kebodeaux, Pharm.D.
Clinical Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Science
University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy

APhA Career Pathway Evaluation Program for Pharmacy Professionals

Friday, July 16 - 12:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m. ET
Fee: Complimentary with Annual Meeting Registration

To make a sound career decision, you need knowledge about two important subjects—the pharmacy profession and yourself. The APhA Career Pathway Evaluation Program for Pharmacy Professionals ;is not a “quick fix” that will enable you to reach a career decision by the end of the workshop, nor is it a substitute for your own research. However, it can help you identify the pharmacy career option that is appropriate for you by providing information and guidelines you will need to carry out this process.

After working through the exercises within this program and participating in a live workshop, you will not only have detailed and useful information about many areas of pharmacy practice, but also will have a clearer understanding of how to choose a career path in pharmacy that is right for you.


Elliott M. Sogol, Ph.D., R.Ph., FAPhA
Director Postgraduate Education and Continuing Education
University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy