July 26 – 29, 2023

Join Kappa Epsilon members as we gather to learn, reconnect, and celebrate the 100th year anniversary of the founding of our organization. The 54th National Convention of Kappa Epsilon will be held at the Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square, located in the heart of downtown on the waterfront. 

Attendee Information

Collegiate Chapters – each collegiate chapter is required to send two (2) delegates, representing the chapter in all business meetings, scheduled programs, and activities. These two individuals will also serve as the voting representation of the chapter. REMINDER – voting delegates for collegiate chapters can not be Alumni on Rotation.  Additional members of the chapter are encouraged to attend!

Alumni-at-large delegates will be selected prior to the first business session. 

Alumni Chapters are allowed two (2) delegates.



Registration is open now through May 1. Full-registration includes all general and breakout sessions, networking opportunities, and programmed meals. Day registrations include that specific day activities. A price increase will be applied after April 15. 

A breakdown of the registration rates are below:

Attendee Type General Registration (before April 15) Late Registration (April 16 – May 1)
Collegiate Member $450 $500
Alumni Member/Alumni on Rotation $525 $575
Advisor $475 $525
Guest/Non-Member $525 $575
Daily Rate $200 $250
Daily Rate w/ Gala $250 $300
Gala Only $160 $210

All fees are to be paid in full on completion of the registration form. Questions should be directed to the Executive Office.


The official convention hotel is the Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square. A special convention attendee rate starting at $169 plus tax per night is available for registrants. To book your hotel room at the convention rate, please click here


The attendee room rates will be available until all rooms in the block are reserved or through July 5, 2023.



A detailed schedule will be updated as sessions, speakers, and activities are confirmed. Below is a tentative draft schedule. All times & locations are subject to change.

Wednesday July 26, 2023
1:00 – 3:00 P.M. Registration
3:00 – 3:30 P.M. Welcome Session & Alumni-at-Large Delegate Selection
3:30 – 5:00 P.M. Business Selection I
6:00  – 7:00 P.M. Meet & Greet with Grand Council
7:00 – 9:00 P.M. Awards Ceremony & Dinner
Thursday July 27, 2023
8:30 – 10:00 A.M. Business Session II, part II
10:00 – 11:00 A.M. General Session Keynote
11:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. Networking Event
12:00 – 1:30 P.M. Lunch Program
1:30 – 3:00 P.M.

Breakout 1

  • Alumni
  • Collegiate
3:00 – 4:00 P.M. DEI Programming
4:00 – 5:00 P.M. Zada Network Book Club – Optional
5:00 P.M. Free Evening
Friday July 28, 2023
8:30 – 9:30 A.M. Regional Retreat
9:30 – 11:30 A.M. Business Session II
11:30 A.M. – 1:30 P.M. Lunch on your own
1:30 – 3:00 P.M.

Breakout 2

  • Alumni
  • Collegiate
3:00 – 4:00 P.M. Academia Panel – CE
4:00 – 4:30 P.M. Committee Breakout
6:00 – 10:00 P.M. 100th Celebration Gala
Saturday July 29, 2023
8:30 – 9:30 A.M. CE Speaker
10:00 – 11:30 A.M. Business Session III
11:30 – 1:00 P.M. Lunch & Speaker
1:00 – 2:00 P.M. Closing Session

Meet the Speakers

Kim Broedel-Zaugg, RPh, MBA, PHD

Dr. Broedel-Zaugg grew up in Southeastern Ohio along the banks of the Ohio River.  She graduated from Ohio Northern University in 1981 with a BS degree in Pharmacy.  For the first eight years of her career, she practiced in hospital pharmacies and studied business at Ashland University where she received an MBA.  Wanting to shift her career into teaching, she continued her studies at The Ohio State University where she received her PhD in 1993 in pharmacy social and administrative sciences with emphasis on healthcare administration.   She began teaching at Ohio Northern in 1994.

At Ohio Northern, Dr. Broedel-Zaugg taught practice lab, sterile products, calculations, healthcare systems, management, and several electives.  Some of those electives involved research independent study that resulted in presentations and publications for students.  She also served as advisor of the Psi chapter of Kappa Epsilon for 17 years.  In addition, she received funding for Elder Care Seminars that provided students the opportunity to give presentations to senior citizens in the rural communities surrounding Ada, Ohio.  In 2011, she left Ohio Northern at the rank of full professor with tenure to help found a new pharmacy school in Huntington, WV.

In a return to the banks of the Ohio River, Dr. Broedel-Zaugg shifted her career to a management role of founding faculty and department chair of pharmacy practice at Marshall University’s new School of Pharmacy.  She found bright, energetic faculty members, developed curricula, networked with pharmacies in the area, and taught in multiple courses.  The school helped develop ambulatory care and hospital residencies, added professional organizations, provided community service, and grew.   COVID-19 added challenges.  Overnight the school switched from in person classes to a remote platform.  As vaccines became available, students with faculty administered thousands of COVID-19 vaccines and tests.  Dr. Broedel-Zaugg retired in 2022.

Sandra Leal, PharmD, MPH, FAPhA

Sandra Leal, PharmD, MPH, FAPhA is the Vice President of Pharmacy Practice Innovation and Advocacy for CVS Health and served as the 166th President of the American Pharmacists Association. Dr. Leal has had diverse experience as a pharmacist, medical director, public health clinician, and as a board member for various groups including the National Center for Farmworker Health.

Dr. Leal received her PharmD from the University of Colorado and her MPH in Public Health Practice from the University of Massachusetts. Dr. Leal completed her residency at the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System and a Primary Health Care Policy Fellowship with the Department of Health and Human Services. 

She has published and presented her work in numerous national and international publications and venues. She has been recognized as the Good Government Pharmacist of the Year by the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) for her advocacy work on pharmacist provider status. Dr. Leal is a two-time recipient of the Pinnacle Award from the APhA Foundation for her progressive practice innovations and received the ASHP Best Practice Award for her leading practice in diabetes management.

Two themes that govern Dr. Leal’s professional life are a passion to eliminate barriers to care and to improve access and outcomes for patients. Dr. Leal has led efforts on both local and national levels to integrate pharmacy, public health, and advocacy to improve the healthcare system and to reduce health inequity. 

Linda F. McElhiney, Pharm.D., R.Ph., MS, FAPC, FASHP, FACA

Dr. McElhiney is the Senior Compounding Pharmacist for Indiana University Health Integrated Service Center (ISC) in Plainfield, Indiana. The ISC provides centralized compounding services to the largest health-system in the state of Indiana. She has worked 30 years in compounding.

She is a featured author for the International Journal of Pharmaceutical Compounding, author of Compounding Guide for Ophthalmic Preparations, and contributing author in other pharmacy and medical textbooks. She has served on several national committees in Kappa Epsilon, the International Academy of Compounding Pharmacist, American College of Apothecaries, and American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. She also served 2 terms on the USP Experts on Compounding Committee. She has served on the board of directors for several professional pharmacy organizations, including KE Grand Council Secretary (1989-1991) and received several awards, including the KE Merck Vanguard Leadership Award, the KE Linda T. Rogers Memorial Award, and the KE Career Achievement Award. Dr. McElhiney served as the President of the ACA during the COVID-19 pandemic and just completed her term as the Chairman of the Board. She currently serves on the FDA-Pharmacy Compounding Advisory Committee.

Dr. McElhiney earned a B.S. in Pharmacy from Purdue University in 1984. She also earned a Pharm.D in 2002. and a Masters in Pharmaceutical Policies and Outcomes from the University of Florida in 2014.

Dr. Marilyn K. Speedie

Dr. Speedie completed her BS in Pharmacy at Purdue University in 1970 and Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy in 1973. While at Purdue, she joined the Pi Chapter of Kappa Epsilon. Joining the University of Maryland in 1975, she rose through the ranks, teaching and conducting research in biotechnology areas of science until 1996. Dr. Speedie was dean of the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy from 1996 – 2017. Her leadership interests include developing the college’s education, research and clinical practice missions, drug development, pharmacogenomics and advancing pharmacy practice to serve patients and increase patient safety. During her tenure as dean she expanded the pharmacy program to the campus of the University of Minnesota, Duluth, resulting in an increased admission rate of 50 students per year, established the College of Pharmacy’s Center for Leading Healthcare Change which she also co-directs, and has built a national presence for the College of Pharmacy through service in AACP, USP and other organizations. Dr. Speedie is fully retired and remains active in the advocacy for the profession. She enjoys time with her husband, two children and four grandchildren.

Questions regarding the 54th National Convention should be directed to the Executive Office.