June 20-29, 2018

McWhorter School of Pharmacy's International Pharmacy Scholars Conference provides an intensive 10-day educational program in clinical pharmacy designed to increase participants' knowledge, skills and abilities in patient communication and clinical patient care by pharmacists.  
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Cost of Attendance

The cost of attendance is $1,750 per person, or $1,500 per person when groups of five or more from the same institution register at the same time.

Because attendance is limited, registration will not be confirmed until payment is received. Payment information will be sent to your email address, once the form is submitted.


$200 is due at the time of registration to reserve a spot. The remainder is due on June 1.

What's New

  • Strong focus on experiential learning and simulation, including the use of Samford University's high fidelity simulation suite. 
  • Site visits to both community pharmacies and hospital or ambulatory care clinics
  • Lodging will now be provided off-campus at a hotel close to campus.

Travel, Lodging and Meals


  • Registration does not include airfare.
  • When planning your airfare, know that lodging will only be available starting on June 20 and ending on June 29.
  • McWhorter School of Pharmacy will provide ground transportation to and from the Birmingham (BHM) International Airport and Samford University. Please email your flight information to Kim Eckert at keckert@samford.edu.


  • Lodging will be provided off-campus at a nearby hotel. All rooms will be double-occupancy with shared suite bathrooms. A very limited number of single occupancy rooms are available on a first-request basis, but are not guaranteed.


  • All meals will be provided.
  • If you have any dietary restrictions/food allergies which need to be taken into consideration for our welcoming dinner, please notify Kim Eckert via email at keckert@samford.edu.

What to Bring

  • White lab coat for site visits
  • Camera
    • Because of U.S. patient privacy laws, photography of patient care areas of hospitals and pharmacies is strictly prohibited. However, participants may photograph non-patient care areas.
  • Business casual attire
    • A coat and tie are not required during on-campus sessions, and are discouraged. Please keep in mind Birmingham is generally hot and humid in July with the average high temperature being 91 degrees F (32.78 degrees C). Business casual is defined as long pants (No blue jeans/denim or shorts), and a collared shirt (either Polo style or button down style). Ladies should dress modestly, wearing long pants or skirts, (no blue jeans/denim or shorts) and a conservative blouse (no tank tops or spaghetti strap tops). Gentlemen and ladies should bring more dressy attire (including ties) for the site visits to area hospitals.