Fifty years after the first seminar was first held in Tucson, the Annual Southwestern Clinical Pharmacy Seminar brought together a host of College of Pharmacy alumni and students to learn, teach and interact with colleagues February 25-27, 2017.
Pharmacy alumni Henry W. Winship III, Ph.D., had the foresight to provide leadership in the establishment of the seminar in 1967 and the subsequent continuation of it. Winship received a pharmacy degree from the College in 1961 and passed away in 1977.
Several alumni who presented shared that they had the privilege of attending those initial seminars years ago. Bob Lipsy (BSPharm '76; PharmD '85) updated pharmacists and technicians on the new drugs approved in the past year and noted he has been part of the seminar faculty 21 times over the years. Alan Barreuther ('73) presented an engaging session on death with dignity and shared that he had attended one of the very first seminars.
As we celebrated the 70th anniversary of the College of Pharmacy this year, we reflect on our rich history and the contributions of UA faculty and alumni over the years. We extend our gratitude to Dr. Henry Winship and the Pharmacy leadership that led to comradery and this continuing education event one weekend each year.
For more information on the inspiration of Hank Winship in the words of another Pharmacy alumni, visit our story honoring him.