The APhA NPN will host a reception and dinner for all attendees on Friday, July 13, at the historic APhA Headquarters on the National Mall. Networking and interactive sessions will be held on Saturday, July 14, at the Washington Plaza Hotel. Included in the programming are 3 hours of Continuing Professional Development (CPE).  

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Schedule Overview

Friday, July 13  
7:30 pm -10:30 pm NPN Networking Reception & Dinner at APhA Headquarters (Optional Event - Casual Attire)
Saturday, July 14  
8:00 am-8:30 am Registration Check-in & Coffee Talk Networking 
8:30 am-12:00 pm

NPN Programming: 

Keynote Kick-off: Do it Well. Make it Fun. 

Pharmacy Trends in Women's Health (CPE 1 Hour)

National Landscape of the Opioid Epidemic

Financial Planning - A Secure Financial Future

12:00 pm-1:30 pm Networking Lunch (On Your Own)

12:30 pm-1:00 pm

1:00 pm-1:30 pm

Breakout Option - Rookies' Guide to Student Loan Refinancing

Breakout Option - Intro to the Home Buying Process

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1:30 pm-5:00 pm

NPN Programming: 

NPN Networking Roundtable

LGBTQ Inclusive Healthcare (CPE 1 Hour)

Healthcare Provider Mental Health & Wellness

Conquering Crucial Work Conversations (CPE 1 Hour) 

7:00 pm-8:30 pm NPN Networking Event - Private Potomac River Cruise (Optional Event - Casual Attire)


Meet the Speakers


Ron Culberson believes that there is much more to humor than a punchline and that when coupled with a foundation of excellence, humor can help us manage stress, reduce conflict, become more creative, improve problem-solving, and ultimately achieve a higher level of productivity and contentment in life and work. 

Learn more about the "Do it well. Make it fun." principles. 



A pharmacy educator by day and husband, father and financial nerd by night, Tim Ulbrich, PharmD is the founder of Your Financial Pharmacist. Your Financial Pharmacist is a community of pharmacists and student pharmacists empowering one another to achieve financial freedom. 

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



As the newly appointed Associate Dean at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Dr. Jennifer Matthews, PhD, focuses on the areas of pharmacology, substance abuse, and cultural competency. She is actively involved in serving both the profession and community.

View the guide Dr. Matthews created for the Human Rights Campaign. 




Dr. Veronica Vernon, PharmD, works as an educator and clinician. In addition to teaching both student pharmacists and student physicians, she maintains a practice site at the VA in the internal medicine resident and gynecology clinics. 

Learn more about Dr. Vernon's passion for women's health. 




Dr. Charlie Mollien, a pharmacist-attorney, currently serves as the Director of Pharmacy Compliance and HIPAA Privacy Officer at Meijer. 






As a self-proclaimed "policy nerd", Jenna Ventresca, JD, serves as the APhA Director of Health Policy. Within this role, Jenna keeps APhA up-to-date on the latest trends, news, cases, and reports from different sectors within the healthcare industry. Find out more about Jenna and the APhA Government affairs team.