The 52nd National Convention of Kappa Epsilon will be held at the historic Francis Marion Hotel and Spa in Downtown Charleston South Carolina from July 31- August 3rd 2019. We are truly going to step back in time to the era of the founding of our fraternity at the Francis Marion.
Each collegiate chapter is encouraged to send two delegates. Attendance of one delegate per chapter is required. Delegates, representing their respective chapters, are required to attend all scheduled programs and activities. Convention is a great time to network and meet other members of our organization and the fraternity would encourage sending multiple members from your chapter is feasible.
Market Place Rules and Regulations: If you would like to have a table at the Kappa Epsilon Convention Marketplace, please click on the button below to download the Marketplace Registration From. Please return the form to KE@affinity-strategies.com. Rules and regulations for the Markeplace can be found on the form.
July 31 – August 3 | Charleston, SC
All rooms must be booked at the Francis Marion Hotel by July 5, 2019 to receive the contracted rate of $169 per night for a traditional room or $209 for the Deluxe room (plus taxes). To secure your room call the Francis Marion Hotel at 843-722-0600 and mention Kappa Epsilon’s 52nd National Convention.
387 King St, Charleston, SC 29403
Online Code: KE2019
If you would rather email the hotel you can do so by emailing email@example.com, please also remind them that we have a special rate code: KE2019
* CE Activity
|8:00 am-10:00 am||Middleton||Grand Council Pre-Con Meeting|
|8:00 am – 4:30 pm||Secured||100 Year Anniversary Committee|
|10:00 am-11:30 am||Middleton||Past Presidents/GC meeting|
|11:30 am-1:00 pm||Middleton||100th Anniversary Committee/GC meeting|
|1:00 pm-2:00 pm||Middleton||Alumni Interest Committee/GC meeting|
|11:00 am-12:00pm||Upper Lobby||Registration Set Up|
|12:00 pm-4:30 pm||Upper Lobby||Registration|
|11:00 am-12:00 pm||Pinckney Room||Set-up Marketplace|
|12:00pm-4:00pm||Pickney Room||Marketplace Opens|
|4:00 pm-5:00 pm||Carolina Ballroom||Opening Session|
|5:00 pm-6:00 pm||Pre-Function Space||Chapter Philanthropy Poster Session and Hors d’oeuvres|
|5:00 pm-6:00pm||Pinckney Room||Marketplace Open|
|6:00 pm-10:00 pm||On Own Time||Collegiate Free Time|
|6:30 pm-10:00 pm||Stars Rooftop & Grill Room||
Alumni Social (Alumni and Alumni on Rotation)
Cynthia R. Grosso
|7:45 am-8:45 am||Colonial Room||Continental Breakfast|
|8:15 am-9:15 am||Colonial Room||CE Session – Biosimilars 101 and Beyond *
Carolyn Bondarenka, PharmD, MBA, BCPS
|9:15am-9:30 am||Carolina Ballroom||General Session – Select Alumni-at-Large Delegates|
|9:30 am-10:45 am||Carolina Ballroom||Business Session I|
|10:45 am-11:00 am||Carolina Ballroom||Break|
|10:45am-1:00pm||Pinckney Room||Marketplace Open|
|11:00 am- 12:00 pm||Calhoun Room
|National Committees Breakout|
|11:00 am-12:00 pm||Carolina Ballroom||Advisor Workshop|
|12:00 pm-1:00 pm||Colonial Room||Lunch|
|1:00 pm-2:00 pm||Carolina Room||Keynote CE Speaker – Are You Still Counting Pills?*
Heather Easterling, PharmD, MBA
|2:00 pm-2:15 pm||Colonial Room||Break|
|2:15 pm-3:45 pm||Carolina Ballroom||Resident and Fellowship Roundtable|
|2:15 pm-3:45 pm||Colonial Room||Alumni Workshop|
|4:00 pm-5:00 pm||Carolina Ballroom||Mentorship Programming
Janelle Perkins, PharmD, BCOP
|5:00 pm-5:30 pm||Carolina Ballroom||Memorial Service|
|5:30 pm-7:00 pm||Pinckney Room||Marketplace and Exhibit Hall Open|
|7:00 pm-9:00 pm||Colonial Room||History Night Dinner – Flappers Themed Event|
|7:00 pm-8:00 pm||Colonial Room||History CE Speaker – Plantation Medicine in South Carolina: 1842-1852*
Dr. Ronald Nickel, PhD
|8:00 am-9:00 am||Colonial Room||Morning CE – Screening for Breast and Ovarian Cancer:
What to Do and When*
Dr. Michelle Simmons, PharmD
|9:15am-11:15 am||Carolina Ballroom||Business Session II, Part 1|
|9:15am-11:15 am||Carolina Ballroom||Break|
|11:30 am-1:00 pm||Colonial Room||Foundation Luncheon|
|1:00 pm-2:30 pm||Carolina Ballroom||Collegiate Workshop|
|1:00 pm-2:30 pm||Colonial Room||CE Session Alumni Enrichment Program – Stress Resilience and Well-Being through Meditation
Lisa M. Hanlon Wilhelm, BS Pharm, RPh.
|2:30 pm-2:45 pm||Carolina Ballroom||Break|
|2:45 pm-4:45 pm||Carolina Ballroom||Business Session II, Part 2|
|4:45 pm-6:00 pm||Pinckney Room||Marketplace/Exhibit Hall Open|
|6:00-6:30 pm||Meet in Lobby||Bus to Aquarium|
|6:30-7:30pm||SC Aquarium Veranda||Grand Chapter, Grand Council and Foundation Photos, Cocktail Hour & Hors d’ oeuvres|
|7:30 pm-8:30 pm||SC Aquarium||Collegiate Awards Ceremony Dinner|
|8:30 pm-10:00 pm||SC Aquarium||SC Aquarium Exhibits|
|8:00 am-9:00am||Colonial Room||Morning CE – Occupational Burnout: A Discussion for Pharmacists *
Dr. Gabriela D Williams, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP
|9:15 am-10:45 am||Carolina Ballroom||Business Session III and Rededication|
Awards Ceremony and Officer Installation
|2:30 pm-5:00 pm||Middleton||Grand Council Officer Transition (Old and New GC)|
|7:00 pm-9:00 pm||Off Site||GC Officer Transition Dinner (Old and New GC)|
Support the Kappa Epsilon Fraternity
Support the Kappa Epsilon Foundation
Meet Our Speakers
Carolyn Bondarenka, PharmD, MBA, BCPS
Manager, Oncology Pharmacy Practice, Medical University of South Carolina
Michele Hodges Simmons, PharmD
Clinical Staff Pharmacist, Mission Health SECU Cancer Center
Dr. Ronald Nickel
Jenelle Perkins, PharmD, BCOP
Associate Professor, University of South Florida College of Pharmacy
The KE 52nd National Convention t-shirt is available for purchase in the online registration form for $20.
T-shirts will be handed out at the convention.
UF College of Pharmacy Jacksonville (beta alpha chapter)’s completed submission for the Promotional Video Contest: Please click on the link to view Beta Alpha Chapters Video https://drive.google.com/file/d/1cMt02cBNuT1NU0SfG0VKXwepOpC8RUNn/view?usp=sharing
Please make sure you register for Convention before JUNE 15th! If you are having trouble registering please reach out to KE@Affinity-strategies.com. Chapters please remember that each chapter must send at least one delegate from each chapter.
Please help me Congratulate Janelle Perkins, on being awarded the 2019 Career Achievement Award.
Janelle B. Perkins, PharmD, BCOP
Perkins is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacotherapeutics and Clinical Research at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Pharmacy and practices in the Blood and Marrow Transplant (BMT) Clinic at Moffitt Cancer Center (MCC) in Tampa, Florida. She graduated from University of Florida with a BS Pharm and earned her PharmD from University of North Carolina. She completed an oncology pharmacy residency at the VA Hospital in San Antonio, Texas. Prior to her current position, she was a faculty member in the BMT Program at MCC where she served as a principal investigator on clinical trials involving graft-versus-host disease and busulfan pharmacokinetics. At USF, she teaches courses in research methods and oncology therapeutics and serves as the Biomedical IRB Vice-Chair at USF. She was recently appointed to the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties Oncology Council and is a member of ACCP, ASBMT and HOPA.
History & Philanthropy Poster Challenge
Kappa Epsilon will be celebrating its 100th anniversary in just a few short years. A lot has happened over these years and we want to take time to recognize our rich history and highlight chapter events.
Last biennium we asked all chapters to create posters that described the first half of their chapter history. This biennium, the Fraternity is again challenging all chapters to showcase the second part of their chapter history (up to present) as well as highlight the chapter’s philanthropic endeavors. We want to memorialize one of the great pillars of our fraternal bond: service.
They will be displayed during the 2019 KE Convention in Charleston, SC. These posters are going to be incredibly important, because the information you share could be used in a book being written to celebrate KE’s 100th anniversary. We also want to be able to share your chapter’s personality so these posters may be converted to an electronic scrapbook.