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OSPA 2020 CE & Ski

March 7, 2020 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 pm

The OSPA CE & Ski event has returned! Join us this March in Bend for continuing education focused on career transitions and professional development.  As the pharmacy industry continues to evolve, learn how to position yourself professionally in this changing career market, while learning more about pharmacists’ roles in different practice settings.

In the afternoon, enjoy winter activities at Mt. Bachelor or take advantage of one-on-one CV/cover letter workshops with our esteemed speakers!

*CE will be accredited in Oregon, but will not eligible for ACPE credit.

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Tentative Agenda

Saturday, March 7, 2020

7:00 AM
CV/Cover Letter Tips and Common Mistakes
Kelsie Flynn Bostwick, PharmD

Feeling burnt out? As career opportunities expand there’s no reason to feel trapped – there are options! Whether you’re new or seasoned in pharmacy, it’s important to put your best, most relevant application forward when applying for a new opportunity.  Believe it or not…it’s easy to stand out by simply going back to the basics of CV/resume and cover letting writing.  Join us to review common mistakes and insider tips to help you get that interview!

Kelsie Flynn Bostwick is an Oregon State University (OSU) College of Pharmacy Alumni and completed her clinical residency training at Tennessee Valley VA Healthcare System in Nashville, TN. Upon completion, she was honored to move back to her home state of Oregon and accept a position at St. Charles Family Care in Bend. Once moving into the role of St. Charles Ambulatory Care Pharmacist Manager, Kelsie placed focus on program development and has grown the program to include 5 Ambulatory Care PharmDs who manage patients within 7 primary care clinics, 1 PharmD who specializes in T1 diabetes management and 3 Pharm Techs who operate a currently expanding protocol-driven, medication refill team. Seeing significant growth within her department, Kelsie has had the opportunity to review 100+ applications over the last year.

8:00 AM
How to Develop Yourself for the New Job Market
Kevin Russell, RPh, MBA, BCACP

Retail pharmacy jobs are now in decline while ambulatory pharmacy jobs are projected to grow. Increasingly pharmacies and pharmacists will be paid based on the value they provide in achieving patient outcomes. There are things every pharmacist can do to develop themselves to provide value in the new pharmacy economy. This talk will discuss professional development strategies as well as how to market your skills to employers.

Kevin Russell graduated from Oregon State University (OSU) College of Pharmacy in 1993 and has worked 27 years in health system and community pharmacies. Kevin obtained his MBA from OSU in 2015 and Board Certification in Ambulatory Care in 2017. Kevin has served on OSPA’s Board of Directors from 2013-2018 and has been on the OSPA/OSHP Joint Legislative Committee since 2015. Kevin was a District Manager for Albertson’s/Safeway from 2013 to 2016. Kevin currently works at Samaritan Health Services as the Outpatient Pharmacy Operations Manager.


9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Winter Activities on Mt. Bachelor

All attendees (including their family) will receive 20% off Lift Tickets & Winter Activities at Mt. Bachelor for the entire weekend!  Advance purchase required.  Booking instructions and purchasing link will be provided to all registered attendees closer to the meeting date.


One-on-One CV Strategy Sessions
Kevin Russell or Kelsie Flynn

Sign up for a unique and invaluable one-on-one experience with either Kevin Russell or Kelsie Flynn to review your current curriculum vitae (CV) and/or cover letter.  Both Kevin and Kelsie are ambulatory care pharmacy managers who had a breadth of experience reviewing CVs and cover letters.  Bring yours in and they will sit down with you during a one-on-one 30-minute session to help strategize your CV for the current job market.  First come, first served! Reserve your time slot when registering!

5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Panel Discussion “Off the Beaten Path: Novel Positions in Pharmacy”

Join us for a panel where our speakers will help identify careers in pharmacy outside of traditional positions, specifically in community and hospital practice. They’ll explain roles and responsibilities of pharmacists working in informatics, long term care, and specialty pharmacy.  Learn how to transition careers within pharmacy successfully.

Darren Smith, PharmD – Pharmacy Informatics
Erin Hewitt, PharmD – Long Term Care
Jill McClellan, PharmD – Specialty


7:00 PM
Off-Site Networking Dinner

Flatbread Neapolitan Pizzeria
375 S.W. Powerhouse Drive, Suite 130
Bend, OR 97702

(541) 728-0600

Continuing Education

This event is approved for 3.0 Oregon CE hours.

Hotel Information

Hilton Garden Inn Bend
425 SW Bluff Drive
Bend, Oregon 97702

Room Rate: $149/night
541-385-5045 and request the OSPA room block.

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March 7, 2020
7:00 am - 8:00 pm


Hilton Garden Inn Bend
425 SW Bluff Drive
Bend, Oregon 97702
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