10:00 am - 5:00 pm Imagination

Grand Council Meeting

8:00 am - 10:00 am Imagination

Grand Council Meeting

10:00 pm - 6:00 pm Registration - 3rd Floor


11:00 am - 4:00 pm Meet in Lobby - Pre-registered attendees will meet in the lobby at 11:00AM for lunch and a trip to the Nauticus Naval Museum.

Optional Excursion

(Registration link will be sent out in June!)

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm Fusion

Student Delegate Meeting

Chapter delegates and alternates must come to this meeting to check in. We will go over everything you need to know about attending business sessions and answer any questions you may have! Please see the Proposed Bylaw Amendments below to know what will be up for voting this year!

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm Imagination

Alumni Caucus

Join other alumni for a brief meeting at which we will select our Alumni-at-Large Delegates. All alumni members are welcome to attend. Please see the Proposed Bylaw Amendments below to know what will be up for voting this year!

5:30 pm - 8:45 pm Granby Salon E

Welcome Reception

Join us for the kick-off of Convention! Get to know LKS members from all over the US and Canada, make new friends, catch up with old friends, and get excited for all that is to follow! We will have light appetizers available to snack on.

8:00 am - 8:45 am Granby Salon E


8:00 am - 5:00 pm Registration - 3rd Floor


9:00 am - 10:15 am Granby Salons ABCD

Business Session 1

We’ll be conducting the official business of the Fraternity. All delegates are required to attend, and alternate delegates should attend. Other members are strongly encouraged to participate as well… the decisions made here will affect you!

10:30 am - 11:45 am Momentum

Breaking the Ice: How to Make a Memorable First Impression Presented by Letitia Warunek

We’re getting right into it! We will use this time to demonstrate the importance of the first impression, and give you some tips and tricks on how to conduct yourself when meeting new people. The skill of social literacy is essential during recruitment, job interviews, networking, and so much more.

12:00 pm - 5:00 pm Fusion

Educational Trust Silent Auction

Show your support for the LKS Educational Trust by shopping the annual Silent Auction! The published times will be when the auction room is open to see the items, but online bidding will be available any time from 12 PM on Thursday to 10 PM on Friday!

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Granby Salon E

Etiquette Lunch Presented by Deb Ebbinghaus

Enjoy a tasty meal while you pick up essential tips on proper etiquette for both formal and informal events. These valuable insights will empower you to confidently navigate new social environments and leave a positive impression when meeting and interacting with others.

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Granby Salons ABCD

Keynote Address/ Workshop: “Counting By 5’s: A Pharmacists (Practical) Guide to Igniting Passion Into Your Life and Chapter” Presented by Elicia DeParolesa

Join LKS Alumni, former GVPC, pharmacist/Senior Manager of Clinical and Behavior Design at CVS Health, integrative health practitioner, entrepreneur and gratitude & wellness coach, Dr Elicia DeParolesa, as she helps you find the passion in your career, your life, your Chapter, and your Fraternity to make the next year the most impactful.

As the Preventative Pharmacist, she has the prescription to empower your health, wealth, and happiness with tools to combat burnout and create a life filled with purpose and passion. Utilizing the teachings of creativity, gratitude, owning your thoughts, discipline, and helping create action steps, she will guide you on determining what your top goals are of the year and how to define the small steps needed to reach them. Following her keynote address, Ewe will have time to work on your personal and Fraternity goals, during a high energy workshop.

Elicia Deparolesa
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm Granby Salons ABCD

CE Program: “Thyme for an Update on Dietary Supplements for Menopause” Presented by Dr. Teresa Bailey

Learning Objectives: 1) Evaluate the efficacy of common dietary supplements for menopause 2) Review the safety of common dietary supplements for menopause 3) Identify reputable resources for dietary supplements

Teresa Bailey
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm 173 Waterside Dr, Norfolk, VA 23510

Blue and Gold Dinner/Dinner Cruise

Set sail with us for our annual Blue and Gold Dinner! Wear your best LKS spirit-wear for a night of food, music, and fun aboard the Spirit of Norfolk! We will begin boarding at 6:30 to depart at 7:00 PM. Be on time, as once we depart the dock, we will not be returning until the conclusion of the event.

7:00 pm - 7:45 am Granby E


8:00 am - 5:30 pm Registration - 3rd Floor


8:00 am - 6:00 pm Fusion

Educational Trust Silent Auction

8:00 am - 11:00 am Granby Salons ABCD

Leadership Program Sponsored by Albertsons’ Pharmacies: Presented by Christine Perry

Today's leaders are facing new leadership challenges. What worked in the past does not guarantee success in the future because our world has changed. This program will focus on how we can adapt, motivate, lead and find new ways to allow teams to contribute in different ways and get the work done. When the work we do is aligned with our gifts, we perform to our potential.

Leadership Panel: Building a foundation to enrich your pharmacy practice. Hear from pharmacy leaders who will share details about their diverse cultural backgrounds and how to use that knowledge to be a better pharmacist.

Christine Perry
11:15 am - 12:15 pm Granby Salons ABCD

Keynote Address Follow-Up Workshop

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Granby Salon E

Awards Luncheon

Join us for the presentation of the 2023 Lambda Kappa Sigma awards! We will be presenting the Advisor of the Year, Distinguished Young Pharmacist, Distinguished Service Citation, Vanguard Leadership, and Collegiate of the Year Award.

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm Granby Salons ABCD

Collegiate Conference

2:15 pm - 3:15 pm Granby Salons ABCD

CE Program: “Emergency! Avoiding Adverse Drug Events” Presented by Dixie Leikach, RPh, MBA, FACA

Learning Objectives: 1) Identify why adverse drug events may occur during a state of emergency 2) Determine best practices and resources to prevent adverse drug events 3) Apply lessons learned in the past to emergency plans

Dixie Leikach
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm Momentum

Alumni Conference

5:30 pm - 12:00 am

Free Night

7:00 am - 3:00 pm Registration - 3rd Floor


7:00 am - 9:00 am Registration 3rd Floor


Meet outside registration to kick-off our long-standing tradition of HOPE WaLKS! We will walk to the starting location together. Be sure to wear your HOPE WaLKS t-shirt! A light “grab and go” breakfast will be provided to walk participants before the walk!

10:00 am - 4:00 pm Fusion

LKS Educational Trust Silent Auction- ITEM PICK-UP

Be sure to stop by during this time to pick up your auction items!

10:15 am - 11:45 am Granby Salons ABCD

Business Session #2

12:00 pm - 1:45 pm Granby Salon E & Granby Ballroom Foyer

Ewe Can Shop/Lunch

Our annual vendor fair returns with something for just about everyone! We will feature items for sale by our very own chapters to peruse during our lunch break.

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Granby Salons ABCD

CE Program: “Danger Will Robinson: Safety with Hazardous Drugs” Presented by: Dr. Patti Kienle

Learning Objectives: 1) Review the evolution of hazardous drug handling standards 2) Identify sources of HD handling information 3) Review facility requirements for compounding HDs 4) List items to include in training and evaluation of personnel competency

Patricia Clancy Kienle
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm See Invitation for Location

President’s Reception (Invite Only!)

Grand President, Lu Shawna Lawson, hosts a reception for Past Grand Presidents and invited guests to honor them for their service to the Fraternity.

6:15 pm - 6:30 pm TBA

Group Photo

Meet in the hotel lobby- we will all walk together to the location for our annual group photo!

6:45 pm - 8:15 pm Granby Salons DE

Final Banquet

As we enjoy dinner, let’s celebrate our new and renewed friendships. Following dinner, we will present the Chapter Achievement Awards before heading to the Educational Trust Afterparty!

8:30 pm - 11:30 pm Granby Salons DE

Educational Trust Reception/Afterparty

Let’s continue the celebration at our Educational Trust Reception/Afterparty! There will be music, dancing, and a LIVE auction to support the Educational Trust.


The 2023 Convention room block is now active and ready to book! 

Hilton Norfolk The Main
100 East Main Street,Norfolk, VA 23510 USA
Rate: $165/night special room rate
Available Room Block Rate Dates:  July 18th, 2023 – July 23rd, 2023
Group Name: 2023 Lambda Kappa Sigma Annual Convention
Group Code: LKS 

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