On Saturday, April 17, the IPhO chapter at Purdue University hosted its 5th Annual Midwest Industry Pharmacist Symposium. This year’s symposium was nothing short of exceptional. With a virtual platform, the event was able to bring together student pharmacists and industry professionals located around the world. The theme of the event was “Giant Leaps in Industry.”
The symposium began with opening remarks from Jim Alexander, Executive Director and Founder of IPhO, followed by a keynote address from Susan Graf, Chief Executive Officer at Akamara Therapeutics. Afterward, students joined functional area breakout sessions that focused on medical affairs, regulatory affairs, regulatory ad promo, HEOR, marketing, and commercial. During these sessions, students had the opportunity to participate in an engaging case study activity that provided more insight about the day-to-day activities within each department.