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  • 12/04/2019 9:26 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Kansas New Practitioners Network, along with Mid-Kansas Management and KPhA, recently hosted two Study Break Socials for students as they prepare for finals. They enjoyed food, beverages and networking with pharmacists and other students.

    The Wichita event took place at Brickyard Brewery on Nov. 21. In Lawrence, attendees met at 23rd Street Brewery on Dec. 3. Food and beverages were sponsored by Lance and Sloane Freeman and David Rziha (Mid-Kansas Management). Information on the next set of Study Break Socials will be available next spring. Watch for info on the NewStream.

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  • 12/03/2019 3:36 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Kansas Pharmacists Association's Education Committee is seeking guidance on potential CE topics for the 2020 KPhA Annual Meeting and Trade Show.  A survey was sent to membership on Dec. 3 asking for input on various topics within the community, health system, clinical, owner/manger, managed care, technician and keynote/general session categories.

    TAKE THE SURVEY

    Responses will help the Education Committee as they work on planning for the 2020 conference in Dodge City.

  • 12/03/2019 3:26 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Over the next few weeks, Kelly Rockers will be contacting members who had set up recurring billing for membership renewal. KPhA recently switched credit card processing companies, so she will need to update your credit card information with the new provider.

    If you don't want to wait, you may call her at 785.228.2327 if you'd like to provide your update right away.

  • 12/03/2019 3:09 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Members of the Kansas New Practitioners Network (KNPN) are asking KPhA members for their thoughts on a few questions important to new practitioners. Answers will be collected and provided to KNPN to share with members and students. A new set of three questions will be available every month for the next six months.

    December's questions:

    1. What do I need to do if I am interested in residencies?
    2. How did you conquer the fear of feeling not ready to go out there and do things on your own?
    3. When is a good time to start studying for the NAPLEX/MPJE?
  • 11/19/2019 9:53 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Kansas Pharmacists Association will be closed on Nov. 28 and 29 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Regular business hours will resume on Monday, Dec. 2. We hope everyone has a happy and safe Thanksgiving. 

  • 11/19/2019 9:41 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Pharmacy Students and Residents are invited to the 2019 Study Break Socials – hosted by the Kansas New Practitioners Network. The Wichita event will take place on Nov. 21 at Brickyard Brewery. The Lawrence event will be on Dec. 3 at 23rd Street Brewery.

    Enjoy an evening of networking, with free food and beverages provided by Mid-Kansas Management (Sloane & Lance Freeman and David Rziha). We'll have a friendly competition to see which campus can get the most attendees! Wichita had the most last year, but so far Lawrence is leading the way for the fall semester.

    This is a KPhA member-only event, but you can join KPhA for just $10!

    For more information, please contact Kelly Rockers or call 785.228.2327.

  • 11/15/2019 3:48 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Kansas Board of Pharmacy will conduct a public hearing at 9 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, to review and consider the adoption of proposed permanent regulations of the Kansas State Board of Pharmacy. The hearing will take place at 800 SW Jackson, Suite 1414, Topeka, KS.

    All interested parties may submit written comments prior to the public hearing to Alexandra Blasi, Executive Secretary, 800 S.W. Jackson, Suite 1414, Topeka, Kansas 66612-1244 or by e-mail to pharmacy@ks.gov. All interested parties will be given a reasonable opportunity to present their views orally regarding the adoption of the proposed regulations during the public hearing. In order to provide all parties an opportunity to present their views, it may be necessary to request that each participant limit any oral presentation to five minutes.

    The proposed regulation changes are:

    K.A.R. 68-2-5. Pharmacist-in-charge; notice to board. This regulation is being amended to clarify the requirements for notifying the Board of resignation as a pharmacist-in-charge of a pharmacy, including the opportunity to provide earlier notification.

    K.A.R. 68-5-16. Ratio of pharmacy technicians to pharmacists. This regulation is being amended to increase the ratio of pharmacy technicians to pharmacists in the pharmacy from 3:1 to 4:1.

    For additional information, please see:

  • 11/13/2019 9:14 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The University of Kansas School of Pharmacy will conduct its annual Senior Pharmacy Student Career Placement Day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 19 in the Regency Ballroom at the DoubleTree by Hilton, 200 McDonald Dr., Lawrence. There are nearly 135 students who are Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) candidates for graduation on May 17, 2020.

    The employer registration fee for participation in this event is $400 ($375 for Kansas Pharmacists Association and Kansas Council of Hospital Pharmacists Association members). The registration fee covers table space rental in the Regency Ballroom, the luncheon for one company representative, refreshment breaks and general expenses.

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    Additional company representative lunches may be purchased for $25 per person. You may request up to two additional tables at your interview location for an additional charge of $40 per table.

    Hotel accommodations are available with the DoubleTree by Hilton by calling 785.841.7077. Mention "KU School of Pharmacy Career Day" to receive the preferred room rate of $99, plus tax. Rooms are limited and reservations must be made by Nov. 18.

    The ballroom will open at 8:30 a.m. to provide time for booth set-up. The event will have two sessions with a break from noon to 1 p.m. for a sit-down luncheon in which students and potential employers can further their discussions.

    The morning session, from 10 a.m. to noon, will provide an opportunity for senior students to meet informally with employer representatives in attendance to obtain general information and learn about career opportunities, including post-graduate residency programs, with their respective companies. The morning session also will facilitate focused discussion and dissemination of information to senior students relative to career positions and future career employment opportunities.

    Due to travel time requirements for some senior students, relative to the location of their respective clinical rotation assignments, if it is more convenient to conduct an interview during the morning session that is certainly permissible. In addition, the afternoon session does not have to be solely dedicated to interviews. Some students seeking information may only be able to attend during the afternoon session.

    "We believe our event format should have sufficient flexibility to meet the needs of all participants," said Gene Hotchkiss, Senior Associate Dean for Administration.

    The afternoon session will focus on conducting career position and/or post-graduate residency program position interviews with senior students at times which have been scheduled prior to Dec. 19, or on-site during the morning session on Dec. 19. Interviews scheduled prior to Dec. 19 will be made individually by each student through the Dean’s Office of the School of Pharmacy. Interviews will be scheduled at 30 minute intervals between 11 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

    Each employer registrant’s folder, which will be provided at the on-site registration on Dec. 19, will include a schedule reflecting the names and times of students that have pre-scheduled interviews. The number of interviews, which can be scheduled at any given time, will be dependent upon the number of employer representatives from your company in attendance at the career day event as indicated on your registration form. Please indicate on the registration form the number of candidates that can be simultaneously interviewed during a given time slot (i.e., one, two, or, three interviews per thirty minute time slot). A preliminary schedule of students that have pre-scheduled an interview will be sent via email or fax by Dec. 4, if possible.

    Each company participating in the career placement day event will be assigned an individual table in the Regency Ballroom. The tables will be arranged in a manner to provide as much privacy as possible. Senior students have been advised to bring multiple copies of their resume.

    "We recognize not all employer participants participating in our career placement day activity will currently have positions available and may prefer not to conduct formal interviews on Dec. 19," Hotchkiss said. "This is acceptable and your participation in our event through provision of general career information is welcome and valued. However, it has been our experience that scheduling students for ‘informal’ interaction with employer registrants who have indicated they currently do not have any openings and will not be conducting ‘formal’ interviews is more productive and efficient with respect to our overall Career Day process for our students as well as employer registrants. We are hopeful an informal interview or interactive discussion with students relative to potential future positions will be possible."

    A listing of all employer registrants will be provided in advance to all pharmacy students registered to attend the career placement day. To be included, please complete and return the registration form. Please provide your email address and fax number, which may be more efficient in distribution of preliminary student registrant information and interview schedule information.

    The Senior Pharmacy Student Career Placement Day is conducted by the School of Pharmacy at the University of Kansas. For additional information, call 785.864.3591 or email at Gene Hotchkiss.

  • 10/30/2019 9:33 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Brian Caswell, owner of Wolkar Drug in Baxter Springs, KS, was installed as the 2019-2020 president of the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) on Oct. 29 during the organization's Annual Convention in San Diego, CA.

    Additionally, Dared Price, owner of Graves Drug in Winfield, KS, was elected to the House of Delegates as the fifth vice president of the organization.

    Caswell addressed changing the payment model and pharmacy practice transformation as a top priorities for his time as president during an acceptance speech.

    Caswell is a past-president of the Kansas Pharmacists Association (KPhA), serving in that role in 2005. He currently is on the Kansas Pharmacy Foundation Board of Trustees, which is made up of KPhA past-presidents. Price was recently elected to a three-year term as KPhA's secretary-treasurer.

    Read more from NCPA.

  • 10/22/2019 2:23 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    National Pharmacy Week is back, spanning from October 20 to 26, 2019. The national recognition week acknowledges the invaluable contributions that pharmacists and technicians make to patient care in hospitals, outpatient clinics, and other health care settings.

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