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Seminar: Brian Lawson, Pharm.D. presents “Trends in Advanced Pharmacy Practice and Professional Development through Board Certification”
July 31, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm
Brian Lawson, Pharm.D., Senior Director of Professional Affairs and International Engagement with the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS), and first Global Executive in Residence with the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy’s Office of Global Engagement, will be presenting “Trends in Advanced Pharmacy Practice and Professional Development through Board Certification” on July from 12:00-12:50 p.m. in Beard 116.
Lawson serves as the primary staff liaison to the BPS-approved professional development providers and oversees the recruitment and nominations process of new members to the BPS Board of Directors and Specialty Councils. He develops and implements the strategy to increase international access to board-certified pharmacists. Lawson has experience monitoring the development and progress of regulatory and legislative activities related to advanced pharmacy practice. He serves as a spokesperson for BPS and leads the marketing, branding, and communication efforts on the value of board certification. In addition, he has represented BPS on the Pharmacy Workforce Center (PWC), the Council in Credentialing in Pharmacy (CCP), and the Government Affairs Committee for the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE). Currently, Lawson serves as a public member for the Association for Strategic Planning (ASP) Certification Commission.
Prior to BPS, Lawson was the Associate Director, Governance in the Executive Offices division at APhA where he served as staff liaison to the Board of Trustees, and directed the House of Delegates operations, policy development processes, profession-wide awards, and Board elections. In 2008, Lawson was named the recipient of the first Knowlton Center Executive Residency in Association Management and Leadership at the APhA Foundation. Lawson received his Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree from West Virginia University (WVU) in 2008 and is a registered pharmacist in West Virginia and Virginia.
He remains engaged with the WVU School of Pharmacy through his roles as a mentor to student pharmacists and as an Adjunct Assistant Professor for advanced pharmacy practice experiences. Lawson was appointed to the WVU School of Pharmacy Capital Campaign Committee in 2012, was elected the 2014 President-elect of the WVU School of Pharmacy Alumni Association and assumed the position of President in 2015. He is an inaugural member of the WVU School of Pharmacy Hall of Fame and Pharmacy Leadership Council. Lawson is a native of Huntington, WV.