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PCP Hosting a Resident Leadership Discussion Series on May 10
Posted: Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Contact:  Nicole Godino
Contact Email:  n.godino@usciences.edu
Contact Phone:  215.596.8884

Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science is hosting a Resident Leadership Discussion Series on Thursday, May 10, 2012, from 5-7 p.m. in Wilson 209 with special guest William A. Zellmer, BS, MPH, on “Creating the Future of Pharmacy.” All are invited to attend this free event. ACPE Continuing Education Credit for pharmacists is available (see below). A reception with light refreshments will begin at 5 p.m. with the discussion to follow at 6 p.m.

Zellmer currently serves as a consultant, writer, and speaker on strategic and professional issues in pharmacy practice. He holds appointments as clinical professor on the affiliate faculty of the School of Pharmacy at Virginia Commonwealth University; contributing editor for American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy; and historian for American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

Zellmer retired from the staff of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists at the end of 2009. He served for nearly 40 years there in various capacities, including Deputy Executive Vice President and, earlier, as Editor of the American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy (AJHP).

Some of his AJHP editorials were compiled in 2002 in a book entitled, The Conscience of a Pharmacist—Essays on Vision and Leadership for a Profession. In 2011, he co-edited a book of essays by pharmacists entitled, Nourishing the Soul of Pharmacy—Stories of Reflection.

Zellmer has a special interest in fostering what he calls “authentic professionalism” among pharmacists, which he believes will be required for pharmacy to truly reform itself as a patient-care health profession.

Among the recognitions he has received are an honorary doctor of science degree (Northeast Ohio Medical University, 2011), an honorary doctor of humane letters degree (Western University of Health Sciences, 2011), the Harvey A. K. Whitney Lecture Award (ASHP, 1996), and the Donald E. Francke Medal (ASHP, 2009). He also received PSHP’s Sister Mary Gonzales-Duffy Lecture Award in 1996.

Zellmer is a native of Wisconsin and is a pharmacy graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He completed an ASHP-accredited pharmacy residency in the U.S. Public Health Service, and he holds a Master of Public Health degree from The Johns Hopkins University.

This knowledge-based program is approved for 1 contact hour (0.1 CEU) of ACPE Continuing Education Credit for pharmacists. (0056-0000-12-063-L04-P)
Learning Objectives:
1.  Identify three or more factors external to the profession that will shape pharmacy’s future.
2.  Discuss three or more current leadership challenges in pharmacy practice and education.
3.  Discuss the key structural and cultural changes in pharmacy that are necessary to ensure a secure future for pharmacists.

Free parking is available in the visitor parking lot across from Griffith Hall on 43rd St. as well as along 42nd and 43rd Sts. and Woodland Ave.

Please RSVP to Nicole Godino by either email to n.godino@usciences.edu or calling 215.596.8884 by Monday, May 7, 2012, with your total number of residents attending if you did not indicate it in your electronic invitation response.

There is no registration fee for this program. For successful completion of the program and awarding of credit, the participant must attend the entire continuing education portion of the program (6 p.m.-7 p.m.) and complete an online program evaluation. A CPE statement of credit may be printed immediately upon completion of the activity by logging on to https://cecenter.usp.edu/ entering the pass code given at that event, and completing the online evaluation form.

The Philadelphia College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

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