Welcome to the 2017 MidSouth Pharmacy Residents Conference!  

We are delighted that you would join us for the ninth annual MidSouth Pharmacy Residents Conference. You are our guests, and we wish for this to be a memorable meeting during which new knowledge and best practices are shared, and professional relationships are begun and enhanced.  The opportunity to present the results of your work to an audience of peers is an important part of our professional collaboration, and is foundational in the propagation of meaningful knowledge.  The occasion of this meeting also draws individuals together who might not otherwise have an opportunity to interact.

Congratulations to you, Residents, who have invested so much of yourselves to develop a proposal, design methods, collect and analyze data, form conclusions and generate recommendations.  Many thanks also go to Preceptors and Program Directors who have served as project advisors and mentors, and who have provided encouragement and guidance to these residents in this work.

We would like to thank Drs. Alison Apple, Kelly Bobo, Kristie Gholson, Ben Gross, Marilyn Lee, Scott Malinowski, Shawn McFarland, Alicia Perry, Leigh Ann Ross, Joe Swanson and Casey White for providing valuable input and assistance in developing this conference, and the many St. Jude employees who have collaborated to put together the details that make this meeting possible.

Best wishes for your every success!

William Greene, PharmD                             Mary Relling, PharmD
Chief Pharmaceutical Officer                      Chair
Pharmaceutical Services                             Pharmaceutical Sciences

The mid-south has long been an area where pharmacy resident training is valued and encouraged. A large number of pharmacy resident training opportunities are offered by organizations in this geographic area. Previously, in order to collaborate in a regional residents conference, programs from this area were forced to travel significant distances – most often to engage in either the Southeastern or Midwest Residents Conferences. The growth in number of residency programs and positions, coupled with the desire of these programs to have their residents share the results of their research efforts, led to the generation of this new conference. Originally known as the Memphis-Area Invitational Pharmacy Residents Conference, the first two conferences were held on the campus of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The conference expanded to allow participation from all interested programs, and the site was moved to accommodate a greater number of participants. With the completion of the Marlo Thomas Center for Global Education and Collaboration, the conference has once again returned to the St. Jude campus for 2017.

We are so happy to host the MidSouth Pharmacy Residents Conference at St. Jude!

The safety, health, and well-being of our patients is our top priority. For their sake, there are guidelines that MUST be followed while on our campus. Please see below.

  • Access to Campus: St. Jude security requires that your name be placed on a "visitor registration" list prior to arrival. Upon receiving your registration, you will be placed on a security clearance list. You are also required to show a valid photo ID to gain access to our campus. If your name is not on this list or you do not have a valid photo ID, security will not allow entrance to our campus. Names will be sent to security on April 17, 2017. We must have your registration before this date. Therefore, we are unable to accept any registrations the day of the event.
  • Visitors should avoid interacting with patients or their families to safeguard health and privacy.
  • All guests must be accompanied by an ALSAC or St. Jude staff member with an ID badge at all times.
  • Cell phone use is prohibited while driving on campus.
  • St. Jude is a tobacco free campus. Smoking and the use of tobacco products while on campus is prohibited.
  • All parking on campus is free.
  • We offer free Wi-Fi to all visitors and guests. See the FAQ tab for instructions.
  • Campus shuttle buses are available for patients, families and staff only.
  • Fire/Harvey Team - dial extension 3499
  • Security - dial extension 4444


To protect the health and safety of patients, visitors are asked to follow these guidelines:

  • Visitors must be 16 years of age or older to visit the hospital.
  • Guests of all ages may visit the Danny Thomas/ALSAC Pavilion area located on the hospital campus. All children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Because many patients are vulnerable to infections as a result of treatment, visitors who are sick or who have been exposed to contagious illnesses must postpone and reschedule their visit. Guests experiencing a temperature of 100.4° or greater must plan to visit at a later date.
  • If you or a member of your household had fever with cough, runny nose, and pink eyes, followed by a rash during the 3 weeks prior to the conference, or had contact with someone who might have measles within those last 3 weeks, your visit must be rescheduled.
  • Visitors who 1) have a rash after recently receiving the chickenpox vaccine or 2) have received oral polio or smallpox vaccines within four weeks must plan to visit at a later date.



Conference Location - NEW!

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Marlo Thomas Conference Center for Global Education and Collaboration
262 Danny Thomas Place
Memphis, TN 38105


Registration Cost

Registration is now closed

$135.00 - Before February 28, 2017. Fee applies to both Preceptors and Residents.
*All Residents must be registered by this date*
$200.00 - March 1 - April 3, 2017 

Social Event

Thursday evening from 5:30-7:00, a reception is planned in the Atrium of the Marlo Thomas Center. The Conference will provide hors d’oeuvres, beverages and a great time for networking. Details regarding this activity will be emailed to registrants prior to the conference.

Continuing Pharmacy Education Credits

Total number of contact hours (CEUs) available for attending this event will be made available the day of the event and will be based on the total number of speaker registrants. Complete details will be contained within the registration booklets available the day of the event. Total number of credit hours awarded for each registrant will be based on the total number of presentation sessions attended for the event.


ACCREDITATION:  St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Pharmaceutical Department, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.  Pharmacy continuing education credit will be available to all participants who attend, sign in, and complete presenter evaluation forms. Please note: no paper credit certificates will be provided to participants. Instead, all credits obtained will be loaded into the Mycpemonitor.com website and viewable within three weeks following the conference.

Preceptor Information

Preceptors attending the conference have a great opportunity to contribute as a moderator or evaluator. All preceptors are needed and encouraged to volunteer. Every effort will be made to accommodate special requests so your slot is not scheduled during your resident's presentation. The time commitment is typically a single session (during 4 or 5 fifteen-minute presentations) at some point during the two-day meeting.

Disclosure of Conflict of Interest 

As the provider of CPE credit, St. Jude assesses conflicts of interest with its faculty and resident speakers who are in a position to control the content of CPE activities. All identified potential conflicts of interest are thoroughly reviewed for balance, scientific objectivity of studies used in the activity, and patient care recommendations. The MidSouth Pharmacy Residents Conference and St. Jude are committed to providing a unique CPE learning forum that promotes improvements prednisone in healthcare and the sharing or exchanging of innovative patient care ideas and research concepts in pharmaceutical care. 


A brief meeting for all moderators and evaluators will be held on Thursday, immediately prior to the conference. The purpose of this meeting is to communicate details regarding the moderation of the sessions and evaluation of the presenters. All moderators and evaluators are strongly encouraged to attend.

Resident Presentations

The conference consists of several distinct, concurrent sessions, each with 5-6 concurrent presentations active in separate rooms. The rooms will have presentations on common themes so that preceptors and residents nizagara with a specific interest might be able to stay in one room throughout the session. Each resident has 15 minutes allocated for their presentation (rule of thumb: 12 minutes for their presentation and 3 minutes for questions). There are 5 minutes between presentations to make it possible for individuals to easily move to the next presentation.

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