Register now for CPhA's Rx Boot Camp in Irvine!

Join your colleagues at California's only event designed for and by student pharmacists. At this two-day conference, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in challenges, innovation, networking, and more! You'll engage in the Team STEPPS program while building relationships with your fellow students. Through interactive team building activities, you will learn how to work toward innovative solutions and pitch your ideas to entrepreneurs in a Shark-Tank style competition. The winning team will receive the coveted Nickell Innovation Award to help achieve and present their idea at Western Pharmacy Exchange in 2018!

Saturday, October 21
Arrive ready for boot camp in casual active wear – Saturday is all about team building and getting to know each other. Be prepared to move around and meet new pharmacy students from throughout California! 

9:00 am     Check-in (location: Chapman University)
9:30 am     Welcome
9:45 am     Program Introduction/Break into Teams
10:00 am     Team Icebreakers
10:30 am     Team STEPPS
12:30 pm     Networking Lunch
1:30 pm     Team STEPPS
3:30 pm     Keynote Speakers
4:15 pm     Topic Introduction & Competition Guidelines
5:00 pm     Instructions for Evening Program
5:30 pm     Team Building Workout (location: Courtyard Marriott Irvine Spectrum)
7:00 pm     Networking Reception (location: Courtyard Marriott Irvine Spectrum)

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TeamSTEPPS: The National Standard for Team Training in Healthcare
Participants completing this fun and interactive 4-hr workshop will receive a TeamSTEPPS Fundamentals Certificate of Completion. Team Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety (TeamSTEPPS) is a systematic approach developed by the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to integrate teamwork into practice. TeamSTEPPS introduces tools and strategies to improve team performance in healthcare and is based on three decades of research related to teamwork, team training, and culture change.

Be Inspired!
Where will your pharmacy degree lead you? The possibilities are endless! Hear from innovators and stakeholders who push the healthcare boundaries by following their passion. Participants will be introduced to healthcare policy issues and learn how to navigate the legislative and regulatory system to affect change.

Featured Speaker: Robert Nickell, RPh
CEO/Founder, Enovachem; Chairman/Founder, Nickell Physician & Pharmacy Services; CEO/Founder, Daddy & CO
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Don't miss out on the evening workout! After the team building exercises and inspiring discussions wrap up, we'll head to the Courtyard Marriott Irvine Spectrum for an hour of team-based challenges that will get your heart pumping.

Saturday will conclude with an outdoor networking reception at the Courtyard Marriott Irvine Spectrum. Recap on the day and connect with fellow student pharmacists as you unwind after your workout.

Sunday, October 22
Sunday is when work gets done – arrive in business professional attire and ready to sell your idea because it’s competition day!

7:30 am     Check-in (location: Chapman University)                                             
8:00 am     Welcome & Competition Instructions
8:15 am     Project Time
10:15 am     Teams Enter the Shark Tank Style Competition
11:50 am     Announce Winner & Closing Remarks
12:00 pm     Conference Concludes

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This year's Shark Tank Style Competition is an innovation hack-a-thon. Participants will be put into teams and asked to develop a project that applies the information they’ve been given to address a challenge, and then present their project idea to a panel of judges. Judges will choose one team to be named the 2017 Rx Boot Camp Innovators.

Winning team receives:

  • Recognition on CPhA website and at 2018 Western Pharmacy Exchange (WPE) conference
  • Complimentary registration to attend 2018 Western Pharmacy Exchange conference in San Diego, CA
  • $1,500 grant to finance the launch of the winning project
  • Mentorship to guide next steps of the winning project idea


Please note: Itinerary subject to change



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Regular Rate
Received by October 10, 2017
Student Pharmacists
$79 - CPhA Member
$109 - Non-Member*            
*includes 1-year CPhA membership. 

Online Registration closes after October 10, 2017. 

Hotel Information
Event Location
Chapman University - Rinker Health Science Campus
9501 Jeronimo Rd., Irvine, CA 92618

Hotel Location
Courtyard by Marriott Irvine Spectrum
7955 Irvine Dr.
Irvine, CA 92618
Phone: (949) 453-1033
Limited availability, secure your hotel room today!

Room rate: $139/night (plus tax). 
For reservations, please call (949) 453-1033 (reference CA Pharmacists Association Group Block). 
You can also make hotel reservations online. 

Deadline for room rate: 
October 17, 2017

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations are subject to 30% handling fee, there will be NO REFUNDS issued for cancellations received within 10 business days prior to program. Cancellations must be in writing. Refunds will NOT be made for no-shows. However, substitutions will be allowed. Should CPhA cancel the program, a full registration fee refund will be issued.