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3rd Annual Southwestern States Residency Conference

 Friday, June 9th, 2017 

Westin La Paloma

Tucson, Arizona 

Registration is now open. For questions or inquiries on registration please contact





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Welcome to the 3rd Annual Southwestern States Residency Conference hosted by the Arizona Pharmacy Association (AzPA) in conjunction with our Annual Convention. This conference provides a platform for pharmacy residents to present their research projects and program directors, preceptors and residents a forum to network with colleagues. This conference is specifically tailored to Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, and Colorado residents but any interested programs are welcomed and encouraged to apply. Updated submission requirements will be posted in early 2017.





$125 for conference registration without a hotel room.


$150 ticket for conference registration without hotel room.


All residency conference participants are invited to join us for the AzPA 2017 Convention. Separate registration required. Two-day tickets (for Saturday & Sunday only) will be available soon. There will be a $100 discount off of AzPA Convention registration available for SSRC participants! Learn more at


Important Dates:

December 1, 2016: Online registration opens

May 1, 2017: Deadline for abstract submission and conference registration

May 25, 2017: Deadline for presentation, handout and poster submissions

June 9, 2017: Residency Conference presentations



Location and Lodging:

Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa

3800 E Sunrise Dr

Tucson, AZ 85718

(520) 742-6000


To book on your own room please contact the hotel directly and tell them you are with AzPA and you will receive a rate of $129/night. Call or click HERE to book your room today!


Continuing Education Information:

The Southwestern States Residency Conference is eligible for CPE credit; please refer to the final event announcement for specific details. 


 Arizona Pharmacy Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing education.



Frequently Asked Questions:

Do residents/preceptors need to be AzPA members in order to participate?
No, all are welcome. The Southwestern States Residency Conference is open to all pharmacy residents, preceptors, and other interested parties (pharmacists, directors, students).


How many residency programs and residents participated at last year’s event?
In 2016, 70 pharmacy residents registered for the conference representing over 30 residency programs including Banner Health, University of Arizona, Southern Arizona and Phoenix VA systems.  It is anticipated that more of Arizona’s 45+ programs and 80+ residents will be committing to the Southwestern States Residency Conference programming in 2017 with the intent of spreading interest to programs from surrounding States.


Residency programs from what states are invited to participate in Southwestern States Residency Conference? 
Residents from any state, representing any program, are welcome to present their research project at this conference. However, residents from Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, and Colorado are specifically recruited. This conference is intended to provide residents an opportunity to participate in a residency conference nearby to lower travel expenses.

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