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American College of Apothecaries
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​​​​The Educational Conference encourages Pharmacy Students at all stages of their academic career to attend with a special discounted rate for students of  $150 ($200 after February 1, 2017). 

Student Pharmacist Travel Grant Winners Announced
The American College of Apothecaries (ACA), International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists (IACP), and American College of Veterinary Pharmacists (ACVP) are pleased to award travel grants to four pharmacy student members to attend the 2017 ACA / IACP / ACVP Educational Conference, from February 21-25, 2017, in Coronado, CA.

ACA Foundation CEO Donnie Calhoun, RPh, FACA, FACVP, sees the commitment to pharmacy students as an important investment in the future of pharmacy. “Today’s students are tomorrow’s pharmacy owners,” he explains. “Right now, we’re in the position to give them a helping hand while they are just beginning their careers and, more importantly, expose them to the important role our three pharmacy organizations—ACA, ACVP, and IACP—play in supporting independent pharmacy.”

IACP Foundation President Lisa Ashworth, RPh, FACA was struck by the grant recipients’ drive and commitment to pharmacy. “This is another strong group of students. They thoroughly impressed our selection committee with their vision of their future roles as advocates for independent pharmacy, compounding, and involvement in professional organizations. I’m looking forward to meeting them next month in California and following their careers in the years to come.  The Boards look forward to showing them how pharmacy organizations operate and helping them grow as leaders.”

2017 ACA/IACP/ACVP Educational Conference Travel Grant Winners:
Kristen Arnall – South Carolina College of Pharmacy, Columbia, SC
Alexandria Gochenauer – University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy, Oxford, MS
April Sartin – University of New Mexico College of Pharmacy, Albuquerque, NM
Tricia Voss – University of Minnesota – Duluth, Duluth, MN

Grant recipients were selected based on their academic and professional achievements, interest in independent pharmacy, and faculty recommendations. Applicants were required to hold a student membership in one of the three organizations. In addition to attending the educational sessions, the students will have the opportunity to network with industry leaders at conference functions and gain a behind-the-scenes understanding of association management by attending the Board of Directors meetings.

Each Travel Grant is valued at $2500 and covers conference registration, special events, hotel accommodations, and travel expenses. Funding for the travel grants is provided by both the ACA Foundation and the IACP Foundation’s Fund-the-Future Program. For more information on the ACA /IACP/ACVP Educational Conference, visit

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