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Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity, Inc.

"Reaching New Heights"
August 4-8, 2015
Denver Marriott City Center
Denver, Colorado
 
GCC Slide Presentation
Casino Night Flyer
 
Hotel Information
Denver Marriott City Center (free internet)
1701 California Street, 80202
303-297-1300
 
57th GCC Delegate Form (docx)
57th GCC Proxy Form (docx)
Tentative schedule (5-12-2015)
GCC Info for your cell phone
57th GCC Denver, Colorado video [by Elaine Moy]
 
Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity, Inc held its 57th Grand Council Convention August 4-8, 2015 in the Mile High City of Denver, Colorado. The host hotel was the Denver Marriott City Center and the convention chairperson was Dr. Latha Radhakrishnan. The logo for this GCC was designed by Haylee Brodersen (Gamma Kappa). There were 620 Brothers and guests registered for the convention.
 
Highlights from the Convention can be viewed here [VIDEO LINK]. Many thanks to Dr. Jeff Fajardo for compiling photos and videos for the presentation.
[Link to House Rules]
 
Convention Program
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
9am – 5pm
Registration (Upper Lobby)
10am – 2pm
Executive Committee Pre-Convention Meeting (Silverton)
7:30pm – 10:30pm
Opening Reception – “Casino Night: Where Brothers Begin Reaching New Heights (Colorado)
Golden Bow Opening Ceremony
Welcoming Speeches
Introduction of Candidates
 
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
8am – 11:30am
Registration (Upper Lobby)
8am – 8pm
Guest Hospitality Room (Mattie Silks)
8am – 10am
Spouse/Child Breakfast (Independence)
8am – 9am
Continuing Education I
“Snakes and Spiders and Scorpions and Sea Creatures, Oh My! – A Review of Envenomations in the United States” (Denver 4-6)
Speaker: Patrick P. Dougherty, PharmD, BCPS
9am – 10am
Workshop I (Denver 1-3)
“Standing Out for the Right Reasons: Strategies and Secrets for Success in the Hunt for Residency and Post-Graduate Employment”
Speakers: Adam Gregg PharmD, BCPS and Deanna L McDanel PharmD, BCPS, BCACP
9am – 10am
Workshop II (Colorado D)
“So You Want to Be a Province Supervisor? – Expectations, Utilization, and Best Practices.
Speakers: Melissa Buchanan PharmD, MSCR; Chris Miller PharmD; Marvin Smith PharmD, and Greg Zumach PharmD, BCPS
Moderator: Paul Knecht PharmD
10:15am – 11:15am
Workshop III (Denver 4-6)
“Prescription for Workforce Management”
Speaker: Paresh Patel PharmD
10:15am – 11:15am
Workshop IV (Denver 1-3)
“Post-Graduate Fellowship Opportunities – Navigating Your Way to a Career in Industry”
Speaker Jay R. Fajiculay, BS, PharmD
11:15am – 12:00pm
“Province Affairs” Board Meeting with the Grand Regent – Invitation only with RSVP (Silverton)
12:00pm
Depart for Coors Field – Denver Rockies vs. Seattle Mariners at 1:10pm
7pm – 8:30pm
Graduate/Benefactor Reception (Graduates and Benefactors Only) *Upper Lobby/Outdoor Plaza)
7pm – 11pm
Foundation Board Meeting (Saratoga)
 
Thursday, August 6, 2015
7am – 12pm
Registration (Upper Lobby)
8am – 8pm
Guest Hospitality Room (Mattie Silks)
8am – 9am
Continuing Education II (Denver 4-6)
“Comprehensive Pharmacist-Managed Oral Chemotherapy Monitoring, Education, and Adherence Program”
Speaker: Rebecca J. Fahrenbruch PharmD, BCOP
9:05am – 11:30am
General Session I (Colorado)
Call to Order
Roll Call
Credentials Committee Report
Convention Chairperson Announcements/Housekeeping
Candidate Addresses
Introduction of Keynote Speaker
“To Infinity and Beyond”
Speaker: Lawrence “LB” Brown PharmD, PhD, FAPHA
Memorial Exercise
Closing Remarks
12:15pm – 2pm
Scholarship and Awards Luncheon (Colorado)
2:15pm – 2:45pm 
Group Photo (Outdoor Plaza/Colorado)
3pm – 5:30pm
General Session II (Colorado)
Call to Order
Roll Call
Housekeeping
Credentials Committee Report
Legislative Session I
Officer Reports
Immediate Past Grand Regent
Executive Director
Editor of the Mask
“The Mask: Understanding its Importance and tips for submission”
Permanent Committee Reports
Advisory Committee
Frank H. Eby Award Committee
Standing Committees
Chapter Awards Committee
GCC Family Activities Committee
Nominations Committee
Special Committees
Web Presence Committee
Task Force Reports
Proxy Voting Task Force
7:45pm – 9:15pm
Chapter Sales/Exhibitor Hall/Career Roundtables (Denver 4-6)
 
Friday, August 7, 2015
8am – 5pm
Guest Hospitality Room (Mattie Silks)
8am – 9am
Continuing Education III (Denver 4-6)
“Antipsychotics Use in the Hospitalized Patient – A Review for the General Pharmacy Practitioner
Speaker: Candy Ng PharmD, BCPS
9:05am – 12pm
General Session III (Colorado)
Call to Order
Roll Call
Housekeeping
Credentials Committee Report
Plenary Session
“Substance Abuse: It’s Our Problem”
Speakers: Sheila Botts PharmD, FCCP, BCPP and Ryan Gries PharmD
Review of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Policy
Policy
Legislative Hearing
Province Reports
Atlantic
Great Lakes
Gulf Coast
Mid-America
Mountain East
Northeast
Northwest
Pacific West
Southeast
Southwest
Unfinished business
12pm – 1:30pm
Advisory Committee Luncheon – Invitation only (Homestead)
12pm – 1:30pm
Grand Council Deputy (GCD) Luncheon – Invitation only (Independence)
2pm – 4pm
Confirmed Guests – Afternoon Tea (Off-site at the Brown Palace Hotel)
3pm -5pm
“Leaders and Legends in Kappa Psi” Forum (Colorado)
6pm – 9pm
Province Caucuses
9pm – 12am
Foundation Poker Tournament (Penrose)
 
 
Saturday, August 8, 2015
8am – 5pm
Guest Hospitality Room (Mattie Silks)
7am – 8am
Continuing Education IV (Denver 4-6)
“Review of Non-Sterile Compounding”
Speaker: Kirsten “Kasey” Tobbe PharmD
8:05am – 12pm
General Session IV (Colorado)
Call to Order
Roll Call
Housekeeping
Credentials Committee Report
Legislative Session
Unfinished Province Reports
New Business
Resolutions
1:30pm – 5pm
General Session V (Colorado)
Call to Order
Roll Call
Housekeeping
Credential Committee Report
Election of International Officers
Announcements
Adjournment
6pm – 7pm
135th Alpha Chapter Anniversary Reception (Pre-Function Area/Colorado)
7pm – 11pm
Closing Banquet (Colorado)
Invocation
Dinner
Presentations
Installation of International Officers
Golden Bow Closing Ceremony
 
 
Sunday, August 9, 2015
9am – 10am
Executive Committee Breakfast (Silverton)
10 am – 3pm
Executive Committee Post-Convention Meeting (Silverton)
 
Meeting Summary
The opening reception – “Casino Night: Where Brothers Begin Reaching New Heights” was held Tuesday evening and Grand Ritualist Harry Marcelin tied the Golden Bow. Grand Regent Eric Gupta, Grand Vice Regent Latha Radhakrishnan, and Past Grand Regent and Executive Director Johnny Porter gave welcoming speeches. The candidates for office were introduced and Brothers enjoyed the food and casino games available for the evening. 

 

Wednesday morning began with a continuing education program “Snakes and Spiders and Scorpions and Sea Creatures, Oh My! – A Review of Envenomations in the United States” given by Patrick Dougherty, PharmD, BCPS. Four enlightening workshops were available to Brothers following the CE: 

 

Workshop I: “Standing Out for the Right Reasons: Strategies and Secrets for Success in the Hunt for Residency and Post-Graduate Employment” Speakers: Adam Gregg PharmD, BCPS and Deanna L. McDanel PharmD, BCPS, BCACP.

Workshop II: “So You Want to Be a Province Supervisor? – Expectations, Utilization, and Best Practices” Speakers: Melissa Buchanan PharmD, MSCR; Chris Miller PharmD; Marvin Smith PharmD; and Greg Zumach PharmD, BCPS. Moderator: Paul Knecht PharmD.

Workshop III: “Prescription for Workforce Management” Speaker: Paresh Patel PharmD.

Workshop IV: “Post-Graduate Fellowship Opportunities – Navigating Your Way to a Career in Industry” Speaker: Jay R. Fajiculay BS, PharmD.

 

After the workshops, Grand Regent Eric Gupta held a province affairs board meeting with the province satraps. Wednesday afternoon was spent at Coors Field to watch the Denver Rockies defeat the Seattle Mariners 7-5. Grand Regent Eric Gupta, Grand Vice Regent Latha Radhakrishnan, Past Grand Regent and Executive Director Johnny Porter, and Editor of the Mask Cameron Van Dyke were recognized as representatives for the Fraternity prior to the baseball game on the field. The Graduate and Benefactor reception was held Wednesday evening in the courtyard outside of the hotel.

 

On Thursday, Rebecca J. Fahrenbruch PharmD, BCOP presented a CE on “Comprehensive Pharmacist-Managed Oral Chemotherapy Monitoring, Education, and Adherence Program”. General Session I was called to order and the candidates for office gave their speeches. Past Grand Regent Lawrence “LB” Brown PharmD, PhD, FAPHA gave the keynote address,To Infinity and Beyond”, to discuss the qualities of leadership. The memorial exercise was performed and the Beta Omega Brothers shared a presentation remembering Past Grand Regent Paul Hiller.

 

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