The Asheville Summit is an annual event hosted by UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy Asheville Campus. The event is planned by pharmacy students for pharmacy students, pharmacist , and other members and students within the healthcare field. Over 120 people representing 10 schools from across the southeast come together to engage in an event that centers around innovations in healthcare. Attendees will leave with new ideas and new relationships, and return energized to share and advance the ideas that they have learned.

Each year, the Asheville Summit gives its participants the opportunity to explore a theme within pharmacy that is both relevant and timely. In the past, we have discussed provider status, innovation within pharmacy practice, and the importance of interprofessional care.

This year we will take a deeper dive into the topic of mental health. We will be exploring resources to help patients receive the care that they need. Join us as we discuss the stigma surrounding mental health and find ways to reduce this in order to improve access to treatment. Find ways to combat burnout and improve your own resilience at school or at work. Learn from behavioral health specialists in pharmacy, psychiatry, and counseling as they share their insight on mental health treatment. Come ready to learn and discuss these topics with fellow students and health professionals!

The Asheville Summit is a great event that encourages and inspires student pharmacists to advocate for causes that benefit the pharmacy profession and improve patient care.

Anh Dinh – Pharm.D. Candidate