UT Hosts ASP Midyear Regional Meeting
by Rebecca Regen (P4)
The 2010 American Pharmacists Association – Academy of Student Pharmacists Region 3 Midyear Regional Meeting (MRM) was held in Memphis on October 15 - 17 at the Cook Convention Center. This is the first time in over a decade that MRM has been held in Memphis. Rebecca Regen, a fourth-year student pharmacist, served as the Region 3 MRM Coordinator. Over 350 student pharmacists from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee attended MRM. The University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy was well-represented with over 160 student pharmacists in attendance! Thank you to all the alumni and faculty who made financial contributions to help support UT students' attendance at MRM.
On Friday evening, “Elvis” himself welcomed MRM attendees as they socialized, played games, and won prizes at the “All Shook Up” Casino Night Social. A huge thank you to the UT College of Pharmacy faculty, staff, alumni, and area residents who served as dealers at Casino Night! On Saturday, MRM offered professional education on contemporary issues, career and leadership development, and networking opportunities for all attendees. Student pharmacists had the opportunity to network and gather information from 24 exhibitors (hospitals, pharmacies, companies, and organizations) who participated in the MRM Exposition on Saturday afternoon. On Sunday morning during the Regional Educational Session, Dr. Richard Brown shared his personal experiences practicing clinical pharmacy over the past thirty years at the Memphis Veterans Affairs Medical Center. MRM concluded with the election of new regional officers and voting on policy proposals from chapters throughout the region.
According to Rebecca Regen, "the 2010 APhA-ASP Region 3 MRM would not have been the success that it was without the help and support of the five MRM committees, faculty, alumni, and countless other volunteers. I am very blessed to be a part of such a supportive APhA-ASP chapter, and I will never be able to thank everyone enough for helping make MRM such a rewarding experience."