A Magical Time at APHA

At the end of March I was lucky enough to attend my first national pharmacy meeting in Orlando, Florida. The annual APHA conference was thankfully held in a warm place this year. It was a nice change of scenery for awhile! I was impressed with how many students attended the conference this year. This was my first time attending, so I didn’t fully know what to expect. However, I had such a great time. With the conference starting on a Friday we traveled on Thursday.

We were able to have half a day at Disney World before the conference began. I hadn’t been there since I was about seven years old- things are very different here as an adult! One of my classmates used to work at Disney World the semester before she started pharmacy school. It was fun to travel with a Disney professional. She knew all the secrets about behind the scenes at Disney, which made the trip much more interesting! Our APHA advisor for MPSA Dr. B made the trip with us too! We made reservations at the Crystal Palace in the park for dinner and got to eat with the cast of Winnie-the-Pooh coming around! It was a great way to start our trip!

The conference went from Friday to Monday. Being a student there are many student activities to attend. I got to sit in on different policy meetings coming up with new policies for pharmacy, student award meetings, and interact with students running for APHA-ASP positions. It was a great first national conference to attend. I’m looking forward to attending more of these as a student and as a practicing pharmacist!

 

 

 

 

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This is the gang at Disney World!

 

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The picture on the left is of the PD2 students from the Duluth campus

And the picture on the right is of me and my friend Lauren having fun in one of the photo booths at the conference!

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Sorry this one is sideways! The theme of the conference was I mustache you to be the change. We found these bars of soap at Downtown Disney and just had to take a picture!

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