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99th Annual WPhA/WSHP Convention

Set for June  

The Board of Directors has a great convention planned for June 23-26, 2016.  The event will tee off on June 23rd with the Golf Tournament following the Wyoming Board of Pharmacy quarterly meeting in Casper.  Education and association membership meetings will start on the morning of June24th.  There is a great line up of speakers and will include a technician tract.  The awards banquet will recognize amazing individuals who have been a leader in their area.  The convention will conclude with the Past Presidents breakfast on Sunday morning, June 26th.  Association members receive discounted membership to this convention.  For more information, check out the events calendar.  

Board of Directors Searches for New Executive Director

Kara Beech, the WPhA Executive Director since 2007, will be stepping down in 2016.  The Board is looking for an individual to step into the role and help continue to guide the organization for years to come.  The Association was established in 1915.  While the association has grown and changed, the mission of the Wyoming Pharmacy Association continues to be to advance and promote the practice and profession of pharmacy.

The Executive Director reports to the WPhA Board of Directors and is responsible for managing day to day operations of the Association, oversees annual budget, leads strategic planning, fundraising and public relations, fiscal oversight and compliance, program development, networking and membership development; editor of membership newsletter and related communications.  For more information, email President-Elect Lanae Fox at salvel@live.com.

HB0035 Signed into Law 

On March 4, 2016 HB0035 Pharmacy Benefit Managers was signed by Governor Mead.  This has been a year long process by many individuals to collaborate and compromise on legislation that would ensure timely updates of MAC pricing at least once every seven business days and standardize procedures for audits.  To read the complete act HERE.  The Association would like to thank independent pharmacy owner and Past WPhA President Craig Frederick for his persistence in ensuring this legislation would become law.  We would also like to thank Brad Young from RxPlus who was instrumental in supporting the Association and the legislation.  The Board of Directors has a great convention planned for June 23-26, 2016.  The event will tee off on June 23rd with the Golf Tournament following the Wyoming Board of Pharmacy quarterly meeting in Casper.  Education and association membership meetings will start on the morning of June24th.  There is a great line up of speakers and will include a technician tract.  The awards banquet will recognize amazing individuals who have been a leader in their area.  The convention will conclude with the Past Presidents breakfast on Sunday morning, June 26th.  Association members receive discounted membership to this convention.  For more information, check out the events calendar.  

    Krueger Named Dean of the University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy

This is no April Fools!  On Friday, April 1, 2016 Kem Krueger, PharmD, PhD accepted the position as Dean of the UW School of Pharmacy.  Dr. Krueger has been a Board Member for WPhA and most recently was the Associate Dean of Assessment and Academic Affairs and Associate Professor, Social and Administrative Pharmacy.  The WPhA Board is excited to work with Dr. Krueger in this new role!

 

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99th Annual WPhA/WSHP Convention

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