The APhA NPN will host a reception and dinner for all attendees on Friday, July 14, at the historic APhA Headquarters on the National Mall. Networking and interactive sessions will be held on Saturday, July 15, at the Washington Plaza Hotel. Sessions will include a keynote kick-off with renowned speaker, Ron Culberson, and essentials for financial planning with Tim Ulbrich. 


Schedule Overview

Friday, July 14  
7:30 pm -10:30 pm Networking & Dinner at APhA Headquarters
Saturday, July 15  
8:00 am-8:30 am Registration Check-in & Coffee Talk Networking 
8:30 am-9:00 am  Keynote Kickoff: Do it Well. Make it Fun.
Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP, CPAE
9:00 am-10:30 am Precepting Challenging Students: An Opportunity for Growth (CPE)
Rebekah M. Jackowski, PharmD
10:30 am-10:45 am Break
10:45 am-12:00 pm Building Resiliency to Prevent Burnout
Alex Varkey, PharmD, MS
12:00 pm-1:30pm Networking Lunch (On Your Own)
1:30 pm-2:45 pm Connecting with Community Partners
New Practitioner Advisory Committee
Supported by NatureMade Nutritional Products
2:45 pm-2:30 pm Break
3:00 pm-4:30 pm Financial Planning
Tim Ulbrich, PharmD
4:30 pm Closing Remarks


Meet the Speakers

As a speaker, humorist, and author of four books, Ron Culberson uses his experience as a hospice social worker and leader to create insightful and practical messages that help his audiences become more successful. What could be better? Oh, he's darn funny!

Learn more about Ron, his message, and his books.




A pharmacy educator by day and husband, father and financial nerd by night, Tim Ulbrich, PharmD is the Financial Pharmacist. He is motivated to empower pharmacists and pharmacy students to take control of their personal finances. 

Find more resources and advice from Tim on financial planning for pharmacists. 




Alex Varkey, PharmD, MS, serves as the Director, Pharmacy Services for Houston Methodist. Dr. Varkey has a passion for helping young practitioners build professional resiliency to prevent burnout. 

Read some of Alex's thoughts on the topic of resiliency. 





In addition to serving as an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Midwestern University College of Pharmacy-Glendale, Rebekah Jackowski, PharmD, is currently a Master of Public Health Candidate-Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior.