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The Research in Education and Practice Symposium (REPS) will provide an engaging opportunity for residents, fellows, and postgraduate pharmacy trainees to present their research and projects. Trainees will get the chance to receive high-level feedback on their research and to network with other practitioners across the region.

May 12-13, 2025

Registration deadline May 6, 2024

All speaker presentation materials and CE packets are due no later than April 25, 2025.


Pricing

Virtual:

  • $75     Early Bird by March 31, 2025

  • $100   Beginning April 1, 2025

On-campus:

  • $125   Early Bird by March 31, 2025

  • $175   Beginning April 1, 2025


Objectives

Upon completion of this knowledge-based activity the participant should be able to:

  • Describe major research projects conducted by pharmacy trainees.
  • Identify ways that trainees can further develop their research methodology and manuscript writing skills.
  • Outline useful professional information that trainees can use in the progression of their careers.
  • Develop preceptor skills that allow enhanced innovation in education and research.

The event will provide an engaging opportunity for residents, fellows, and postgraduate pharmacy trainees to present their research and projects. Trainees will get the chance to receive high-level feedback on their research and to network with other practitioners across the region

Target Audience

This program is intended for pharmacy residents, fellows, graduate students, preceptors, directors, and faculty members.


Planning Committee

  • Stephen Eckel, PharmD, MHA, Clinical Associate Professor, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy
  • Lisa Edgerton, PharmD, BCACP, BCPS, Education Programs Coordinator and Program Director of PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency, Novant Health New Hanover Regional Medical Center
  • Ashlee Hamel, PharmD, MHA, BCPS, System Manager Pharmacy Clinical Programs, PGY1 Residency Program Director, Sentara Norfolk General Hospital
  • Kenneth C. Hohmeier, PharmD, Assistant Professor, Director of Community Affairs, and Residency Program Director of PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency Program, University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy University of Tennessee
  • Carly Kesler, PharmD, BCOP, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Hematology/Oncology, PGY2 Residency Program Coordinator, Novant Health Lake Norman Oncology – University
  • Krista McElray, PharmD, BCPS, Residency Manager, PGY1 Residency Program Director, Medical University of South Carolina
  • Kathryn Morbitzer, PharmD, MS, Clinical Assistant Professor, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy
  • Kamakshi Rao, PharmD, Associate Professor of Clinical Education, University of North Carolina Hospitals
  • Said Sultan, PharmD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Education, University of North Carolina Hospitals
  • Becky Szymanski, PharmD, BCPS, Pharmacy Clinical Manager, PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program Director, Atrium Health Cabarrus
  • Karen Williams, PharmD, BCPS-AQ ID, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program Director, Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital

The University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. To receive credit, attendance must be acknowledged at the registration desk upon arrival at the program. Statements of credit will be uploaded to CPE Monitor within 4-6 weeks of completion of program. Participants will have access to print CE certificates from their CPE profile under CPE Monitor.

 

Keynote Speaker

Exploring the Power and Potential of Generative AI in Pharmacy

Whitley Yi, Pharm.D., BCPS
Pharmacy Specialist & Delivery Manager, Well.co
Co-Founder, AI Collective

On Campus Parking

Parking is available in the Dogwood Deck.

Hotel Accommodations

There are several hotels conveniently located in the Chapel Hill / Carrboro area. Here is a link of hotels we recommend. You can find additional information on hotels, food, and things to do in the area at the bottom of this page by clicking on the Chapel Hill Visitors Bureau.

For more information, please Email REPS@unc.edu

Guidelines for abstracts

Abstracts should include the following information:

  1. Presentation Title
  2. Author(s)
  3. Practice Site
  4. Background Information
  5. Objective
  6. Methods
  7. Preliminary Results
  8. Conclusion

Please note, there is not a required minimum/maximum word count for the abstract.  Abstracts are to be uploaded with all presenter materials by April 29th.

Example Abstract

Guidelines for podium presentations

  1. For those presenting in-person you will be able to upload your slides prior to your presentation. For those presenting virtually, you will share your screen during your presentation with your slides.
  2. Concurrent sessions will run during the presentation timeslots. Presentations are scheduled every 20 minutes:
    • presentations should last no more than 12 minutes
    • 3 minutes will be allowed for Q&A
    • 5 minutes is provided for room changes (both virtual and in-person) after each session and to make it possible for attendees to easily get to the next presentation
  3. Each Presentation should contain the following elements:
    • Title slide
    • Disclosure Statement slide
    • Background slide(s)
    • Objectives slide(s)
    • Methodology slide(s)
    • Results slide(s)
    • Conclusion slide(s) which include the impact and next step of these results
    • Acknowledgement slide(s)
    • Questions slide (with presenter’s contact information)
  4. Two evaluators will be assigned to each presentation. The designated evaluators will meet briefly with each presenter after the morning or afternoon session to provide feedback

Forms to be Completed

Please email your Abstract, CV, PowerPoint Presentation and Presenter CE Packet to REPS@unc.edu by April 29th.

We ask that you title each of your documents using the below format:

First Initial. Last Name – Document type  (example: S. McGlothlin – Abstract)