Bridging Pharmacy Education and Practice Summit

June 02, 2022
June 03, 2022

Multiple Locations

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Join your colleagues at six regional campus host sites across the U.S. for the Bridging Pharmacy Education and Practice (BPEP) Summit, June 2–3, 2022.  You’ll leave ready to implement new ideas and collaborate with AACP to help you prepare for transformation in pharmacy education and practice.

In November 2021, AACP announced the formation of the Center to Accelerate Pharmacy Practice Transformation and Academic Innovation, a new unit called the AACP Transformation Center (ATC) within AACP’s organizational structure designed to embolden academic pharmacy’s contributions to increase the pace of change in pharmacy education and practice along with the introduction of Melissa Murer Corrigan, Executive Director of the AACP Transformation Center. Read the release about the Center and its Executive Director Melissa Murer Corrigan by following this link.

The Bridging Pharmacy Education and Practice Summit is the first major initiative of the AACP Transformation Center that will be held simultaneously at six campus locations regionally across the U.S on June 2–3, 2022. We engaged six national organizations as planning partners over the last several months, including the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy, the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, the American Pharmacists Association, the American Society of Health-systems Pharmacists and the Board of Pharmacy Specialties. 

Six Campus Host Sites
  • University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Lipscomb University, Nashville, TN
  • Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL
  • The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
  • Big 10 Conference Center, Chicago, IL
  • University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

Content Areas

Participants will engage in strategic analysis and planning around four topics: 

  • Competency-based Pharmacy Education
  • Professional Identity Formation
  • Optimizing the Continuum of Learning: PharmD through Post-graduate Education
  • Pharmacists’ Continuing Professional Development and Life-long Learning

Each of these topics will be a segment of the Summit, involving a keynote presentation, a reactor panel, and a breakout session.  

To learn more about the Summit participation please visit the FAQ section.


The purpose of the BPEP Summit is to achieve consensus and provide action-oriented recommendations that address two major questions

  1. What does pharmacy workforce optimization look like?
  2. To get to an optimized pharmacy workforce, what is needed, what changes are required in the following areas?
    • PharmD education
    • Professional identity formation
    • Post-graduate education and training
    • Continuing professional development (CPD)

Definition of Optimized Pharmacy Workforce:  A sufficient supply of pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, pharmacy residents, student pharmacists and other pharmacy support personnel in patient-centered, team-based healthcare settings able to practice at the top of their education, license/registration, and scope of practice to ensure that patients achieve optimal health medication outcomes in an environment that promotes pharmacists' well-being. 

Application Process

The application portal has been closed and applicants have been notified of the decision to attend the Summit at one of our six regional campus host sites.

Thank you for your interest in attending the Bridging Education and Pharmacy Practice Summit taking place on June 2–3,2022, at six regional host sites across the country. With the Summit being a consensus conference, there will be a multitude of ways to get involved with the AACP Transformation Center and the important work that will be born out of the Summit, and we invite you to be a part of this. Your participation will be extremely valuable in the post-Summit proceedings and activities. We look forward to collaborations with AACP members and external stakeholders as we continue to move this essential work forward. Following the Summit, we will distribute an executive summary and continue to share ways for you to get involved with us on the work of the AACP Transformation Center. Please continue to follow the AACP Transformation Center page for updates on future activities and how to get involved.

Please contact Melissa Murer Corrigan, Nidhi Gandhi, or Miranda Steinkopf with any questions.