UF Hosts Life Long Learning in Pharmacy International Conference

Sven NormannThe University of Florida College of Pharmacy was honored to host the 10th International Conference on Life Long Learning in Pharmacy 2014 in Orlando, FL in June. The first meeting held in the United States since 1994, this year’s theme, The Magic of Discovery: What Lies Ahead, was designed to facilitate and discuss new ideas, challenges and solutions to promote lifelong learning on the profession of pharmacy. In addition to six workshops, 21 small group sessions, 20 oral communications and two poster sessions, there were three keynote speakers and a special presentation by Dean Julie A. Johnson, Pharm.D.

The conference “launched” at the Kennedy Space Center with Mr. Russell Romanella, NASA’s former Director of Safety and Mission Assurance. Later attendees were invited to “dive” underwater at SeaWorld’s Sharks Underwater Grill Fine Dining.

The 2014 Conference Chairman, Sven Normann, Pharm.D., assistant dean of pharmacist education & international affairs at the UF College of Pharmacy welcomed more than 160 attendees, representing more than 18 countries. Also from UF, 12 Student Pharmacist Diplomats from the college’s four campuses attended and assisted with conference logistics. The diplomats enjoyed the opportunity for professional development through networking and learning from a diverse group of educators from all over the world. Lifelong learning does not have to start post graduation, but every day is a chance for us to learn and expand our horizons! The 11th international conference, Sailing New Waters – Expand Your Horizons, will be hosted in Croatia in July 2016.

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