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1st annual Great Lakes pharmacy conference


Our inaugural Great Lakes Pharmacy Conference featured a variety of panels and workshops aimed to expose students to the field of pharmacy. We invited speakers from a variety of different backgrounds to showcase a traditional and non-traditional pharmacy career.

We also welcomed many of the top pharmacy schools in the nation. Our school presentations and school fair gave students the unique networking opportunity to connect with representatives and to learn more.

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Panels and Workshops

Our inaugural conference featured a variety of panels and workshops. We have catered different events depending on where you are in your undergraduate career. 

Our panels and workshops include speakers from different backgrounds. These include:

  • Traditional Pharmacy Panel

  • Non-traditional Pharmacy Panel

  • Compounding Workshop

  • Ethical Dilemmas Workshop

  • Interview and PharmCAS Workshop

School Fair

At our 1st annual conference, we welcomed many highly ranked pharmacy schools to our school fair. We aimed to connect students with pharmacy school representatives in a professional environment in which they could learn about the field of pharmacy.



Dr. Amy Barton Pai

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Dr. Amy Barton Pai, Pharm.D., MHI, FASN, FCCP, FNKF is Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy at the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy.  She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from Albany College of Pharmacy and then completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany, New York. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy from Albany College of Pharmacy. She completed a Nephrology Research Fellowship at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Pai was on faculty at the University of New Mexico College of Pharmacy and School of Medicine from 2001 to 2008 and at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences from 2008 to 2016. She earned a Master's degree in Healthcare Innovation in 2018.

Dr. Pai’s research focuses on how to innovate provision of pharmacy services to patients with chronic kidney disease and to leverage the role of the pharmacist in prevention of CKD. Dr. Pai has served as the Chair of the Pharmacy Working Group for the NIH National Kidney Disease Education Program since 2012. Dr. Pai also served as the first pharmacist to be appointed to the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) Dialysis Advisory Group (2011-2014). She is currently on the steering committee representing the American College of Clinical Pharmacy for the Kidney Health Initiative (an collaborative effort between the Food and Drug Administration and ASN). She has also served on a Technical Expert Panel reporting to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services focused on developing a new medication reconciliation measure for dialysis facilities.

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