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2018 Mid-Winter Meeting STUDENT Registration

1/26/2018 to 1/28/2018
When: Friday, January 26, 2018
Where: The Desmond Hotel
660 Albany Shaker Road
Albany, New York  12211
United States
Contact: Clare Hart

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Program Schedule:

Friday, January 26, 2018

8:00AM–5:00PM       Registration
7:30AM–9:00AM       Breakfast
8:00AM–9:00AM       Resolutions/Nominations Committee Meeting
8:00AM–9:00AM       Affiliate Presidents’ Meeting
9:00AM–10:00AM     RxPAC Meeting
9:00AM–10:00AM     Constitution & Bylaws Committee Meeting
9:00AM–10:00AM     Membership Committee Meeting
10:00AM–10:30AM   Coffee Break
10:15AM–11:15AM   CE | 1 Contact Hour: Jacqueline Cleary, PharmD, BCACP: Pharmacist Promotion of Opioid Patient Safety
11:15AM–12:15PM   CE | 1 Contact Hour: Bernadette Lochner RN, SN, NPP, Director of Professional Assistance Program, NYSED &
                                      Walter Brockway, BA, NYSED
Professional Assistance Program: Options for the Impaired Professional
12:15PM–1:15PM     Lunch
1:30PM–4:30PM       General Membership Meeting and PSSNY House of Delegates Meeting
2:30PM–3:00PM       Coffee Break
4:30PM–5:30PM       CE Committee Meeting
4:30PM–5:30PM       Compounding Academy Meeting
4:30PM–5:30PM       SPSSNY Board Meeting: Open to all students
5:30PM–7:30PM       Solution Center Open - Reception with Exhibitors: Play to Win!
7:30PM–9:30PM       Student Networking/Teambuilding Session (Includes dinner for students and student sponsors)         

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Saturday, January 27, 2018

7:30AM–5:00PM       Registration
7:30AM–8:30AM       Breakfast with Exhibitors and Student Poster Presentations
8:30AM–10:00AM     Owners Academy: CE | 1 Contact Hour: Troy Trygstad: Clinically Integrated Networks: Evolution of the Pharmacy Business Model
8:30AM–9:30AM       CE | 1 Contact Hour: William Eggleston, PharmD, DABATEmerging Drug Threats: We Don’t Know What We Don’t Know
9:30AM10:30AM     Coffee Break with Exhibitors
10:00AM12:00PM   SPSSNY Programming: Student Business Plan Competition Presentations
10:30AM–11:30AM   CE | 1 Contact Hour: Valerie White, AAS, Deputy Director NYS Department of Health & Christine Rivera, BA, NYS Department of Health 
New Naloxone Initiatives in the Community Pharmacy
11:30AM12:30PM   CE | 1 Contact Hour: David Smith, Senior Investigator, NYS Office of Professional Discipline:  
When OPD Knocks: An Explanation of the Discipline Process
12:30PM1:30PM     Lunch with Exhibitors
1:30PM–3:30PM       CE | 2 Contact Hours: Joseph Bova, MS, RPh: Pharmacy Law Challenge (game show format)
3:30PM–3:45PM       Coffee Break
3:45PM–5:45PM       CE | 2 Contact Hours: Lou Diorio, RPh, FAPhA: USP <800> Compliance in ALL Pharmacies
6:00PM8:00PM       Casino Night Reception & Student Awards

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Sunday, January 28, 2018

7:30AM–8:30AM       Registration
7:30AM–8:30AM       Breakfast
8:30AM–10:30AM     CE | 2 Contact Hours Jim Schiffer, RPh, Esq. & Carlos Aquino, Compliance Consultant: 
                                      The Ethics of Pharmacy Practice: Understanding the Impact on Your Pharmacy License
10:30AM–10:45AM    Coffee Break
10:45AM–12:45PM    CE | 2 Contact Hours: Anita Murray, BS, RPh, Deputy Director, Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement & 
                                       Kimberly Leonard, RPh, Executive Secretary NYS Board of Pharmacy: 
NYS Update: Law, Rule and Regulation
10:45AM–12:45PM    SPSSNY Keynote Address/Student Legislative Learning Session


Business Case Plan Information


  1. The competition is open to individuals or teams of up to four students enrolled at colleges of pharmacy in New York.  All participants must be registered for the PSSNY Mid-Winter Meeting, indicate their interest in the competition at the time of registration, and also be current PSSNY members. 
  2. The individual or team is tasked to review the case, develop a response to the question(s), and submit an Executive Summary of their business plan to the judges.  
  3. The “Executive Summary” should be in PDF or Word format no more than five pages in length (minimum 12 point font, single spaced, one-inch margins, including tables/graphs/photos – this does not include reference page). 
  4. The deadline for submission is January 4, 2018 with time stamped by 6pm.  Submissions can be made via this link
  5. Judges will review and score the submissions.  Top ranking teams will be invited to present their summary live at the Mid-Winter Meeting.  Guidelines for the live presentation will follow. 
  6. Participants are not limited with regard to the resources utilized to create the response and the summary (e.g.  websites, reference books, live interviews with mentors/employers/wholesalers, etc.).  References used should be itemized in an addendum to the Executive Summary, this will not count toward the five page maximum.
  7. Questions about the case should be directed to Stephanie Alvarez via email at  Any questions asked, as well as the answers provided, will be shared with all teams. 
  8. Participants should not contact the judges for assistance with the case.  Any participant or team that contacts a judge in relation to the case work will be disqualified.  
  9. Case studies, documents or any materials that have been previously submitted to local or national competitions (e.g. NCPA) or as part of course work for class will not be accepted.
  10. Monetary prizes will be awarded to the teams that come in 1st / 2nd / 3rd.

Please direct any questions to Carole Deyoe at or 800-632-8822.


Poster Presentation Call for Abstracts

The New Practitioner Committee is requesting submission of abstracts for presentation at the 2018 Mid-Winter Meeting January 26, 2018 Albany, NY at the Desmond  Hotel.

Guidelines for eligibility and submission:

  1. Current active membership of SPSSNY, enrolled in a NYS college of pharmacy.
  2. Abstract submitted via this link no later than January 12, 2018.
  3. Submissions received after this date will not be accepted for review; there will be no on-site registration for this program.
  4. The abstract may be a maximum of 600 words, minimum 12 point font, and must include: title, authors (inclusive of faculty, preceptors, or advisors), purpose, methods, results, and conclusions (if available at the time).
  5. The abstract type must be indicated in the submission e-mail:
    • “Completed Research”
    • “In Progress”
    • “Theoretical Model”
  6. Broad Categories for research include
    • Basic Sciences (Biologic/Chemistry/Pharmacology)
    • Clinical Sciences/Research
    • Practice-Based Pharmacy
    • Patient Education Services
    • Economic & Administrative Sciences
  7. The submission e-mail must include contact information (name, e-mail, and phone) for those students listed as authors.
  8. Two students may present the poster if accepted; names must be noted at time of submission.
  9. Students may not submit multiple abstracts; or be authors on multiple abstracts submitted to this poster session.
  10. Research must be conducted and/or completed within the calendar year of submission.  Previous abstracts/research from 2016 or earlier will not be accepted.
  11. The research/abstract can be presented in multiple showcases; acceptance to another poster session, professional meeting, or campus presentation is allowed. Disclosure must be noted in the e-mail of submission (“accepted to XYZ Meeting” “abstract submitted to XYZ” etc)
  12. Any financial incentives or honorarium received during the research period must be disclosed as time of submission.
  13. There is no limit to the number of submissions that will be reviewed from each college.

Guidelines for Accepted Posters:

  1. Students accepted for poster session must be registered for the meeting/dues paid within 2 days of receipt of e-mail for this program.
  2. Students must respond to the acceptance e-mail, otherwise staff will remove them from the program.
  3. Students are responsible for transport and set up of the posters.  Foam core will be provided.
  4. Assignment of evaluation time will be determined in advance by the NPC and in your e-mail prior to the meeting.  Both students must be present during that time for evaluation.
  5. Board posters may not exceed 36" by 48" and foam core will be provided for mounting posters on, a display stand will also be provided for each poster.

The NPC will review the abstracts, grade for acceptance, and the staff at PSSNY will contact those students accepted.

Students will be responsible for set up & break down of their posters.  Posters are to be set up by the time the Solutions Center opens and may be removed at the end of the day.  Specific times will be given to each poster for evaluations by the moderators, students must be present.  Those presenting are welcome to remain in the Solutions Center to engage with other attendees on their research.  Handouts for attendees/evaluators are encouraged.

Accepted abstracts will be listed in the program materials at the meeting and posted to the website.

A/V will not be permitted as part of the session. 




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Additional Sponsors:

New York City Pharmacists Society
Onondaga County Pharmacist Society 
Windmill Vitamins

*No refunds or cancellations on or after December 30, 2017. Prior to this date, a $25.00 (per person) processing fee will be deducted from all refunds. Phone cancellations will not be accepted. Cancellations may be received via fax, email or regular mail. It is up to the registrant to confirm receipt of the cancellation request. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after the deadline. In extenuating circumstances, to be determined solely by PSSNY, a voucher for attendance at another event might be offered. Additional fees may be required.