Student opportunities are available only for in-person attendees in Orlando, Florida.

Creativity Room

Sunday, 4/7-4/10 (Royal Melbourne)

The AAPP Foundation is sponsoring a Creativity Room during AAPP 2024! Prioritize your wellbeing and have some fun making bracelets, keychains, and signs for the Mental Health Unity walk. Thousands of beads await!

Transforming Mental Health Systems: Lessons from the Global South

Sunday, 4/7 - 1:15-2:15 PM (International Ballroom)

Students are encouraged to attend the kick-off session, Transforming Mental Health Systems, presented by Vikram Patel, in the International Ballroom.

Student Education Track

Sunday, 4/7 - 2:15-4:30 PM (Champions Hall)

Join other students for a Student Educational Track to learn and network with pharmacists working in select specialties within psychiatric pharmacy. This track is only available for in-person attendees and will not be live-streamed.


2:15-2:20 PM: Student Refreshment Break

2:20-2:35 PM: Welcome, Icebreaker, and Orientation 

2:35-3:05 PM: Pharmacy Practice Specialty Showcase: Students will hear from 3 pharmacists working in the specialties of Substance Use Disorders, Pain Management, Industry

Suzanne Rettey, PharmD, MPA, BCPP (Industry)
Rachel Barr, PharmD, BCPP (Pain Management)
Amber Douglass, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP (Substance Use Disorders)

3:15-4:15 PM: Specialty Roundtable Discussions: Students will network with pharmacists working in the specialties of Substance Use Disorders, Pain Management, Industry

Roundtable Facilitators
Michael Diduch, PharmD, BCPP (Industry)
Brittany Finocchio, PharmD, BCPP (Industry)
Jarrett Johnson, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP (Industry)
Suzanne Rettey, PharmD, MPA, BCPP (Industry)
Rachel Barr, PharmD, BCPP (Pain Management)
Amanda Charles, PharmD, BCPS (Pain Management)
Julie Cunningham, PharmD, BCPP (Pain Management)
Amber Douglass, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP (Substance Use Disorders)
Zoe Karavolis, PharmD, MPH, BCPP (Substance Use Disorders)
Troy Moore, PharmD, MS, BCPP (Substance Use Disorders)
Aaron Salwan, PharmD, MPH, BCPP (Substance Use Disorders)

4:15-4:30 PM: Closing and Thank You

Collegiate Chapter Meeting

Sunday, 4/7 - 4:35-6:00 PM (Champions Hall)

All members of AAPP collegiate chapters, chapter advisors, and anyone interested in learning more about AAPP collegiate chapters are welcome to attend!

Part I: Chapter Identification
Part II: Collegiate Chapter Impact Grant Presentations: Duquesne, ETSU, The Ohio State University
Part III: Open Forum: share ideas, ask questions, and network with other collegiate chapter members and advisors

Research Trainee Poster Session

Monday, 4/8 - 5:45-7:15 PM (National BCD)

The abstract submission center is open! Abstract submissions are due January 9, 2024. If accepted, abstracts will be published in the Mental Health Clinician and poster PDFs will be viewable online.

Mental Health Unity Walk

Wednesday, 4/10 - 6:30-7:00 AM

Students are invited to participate in the Mental Health Unity Walk with other attendees. Throughout the week, make a sign to carry in the Creativity Room (Royal Melbourne). Then, on Wednesday morning, meet by the fountain (outside the lobby) before the 6:30 AM start time, and join other attendees for a 0.25 mile unity walk!

AAPP Connect: A Mentoring Opportunity

Throughout AAPP 2024, April 7-10

Students have an opportunity to be paired with a pharmacist member for a one-on-one mentoring opportunity during AAPP 2024. Pairing of the mentor to the mentee will be based on the preferences and specialty interests of the member and student as identified during the online registration process. Once paired, mentors and mentees will set up a time to meet during AAPP 2024 to answer questions and discuss future plans.

Students should indicate their intent to participate in AAPP Connect when they register for AAPP 2024.

Student Registration Grants Awarded

19 students receive $235 registration grants to support attendance to AAPP 2024 in Orlando, Florida! Congratulations to the following recipients:

  • Juliana Freisen, University of Southern California
  • Taylor Garrett, North Dakota State University
  • McKenna Geesey, Belmont University
  • Cameron Hallisey, University of Southern California
  • Meghan Hammond, University of Georgia
  • Ansley Hayes, University of Mississippi
  • Anna Krienert, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
  • Vivian Liang, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Nicholas Meyers, University of Arizona
  • Nilmari Miranda Merced, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences University
  • David Novak, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
  • Soriene Ozcan, Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Abby Shields, East Tennessee State University
  • Vileen Singh, Rutgers University
  • Lindsay Solano, University of Florida
  • Rachel Sturdevant, University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • Taylor Ward, University of Georgia
  • Katelin Warner, University of Minnesota
  • Nicole Zachwieja, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville