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Fresno Yosemite International Airport is the airport closest to the conference site (4.2 miles away).
2017 Conference Location: California Health Sciences University (Host School)

California Health Sciences University (CHSU) has graciously agreed to host the 2017 PE Conference. This is our first year on the west coast and we're excited to shake things up a bit!

Dr. Wendy Duncan, a long-time Process Educator and Scholar, is the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Provost and Interim Dean of Pharmacy at CHSU. As such, it is no surprise that CHSU is committed to fostering the professional development and intellectual growth of its students, equipping them to be professional leaders.

The central mission of California Health Sciences University College of Pharmacy is to improve the healthcare outcomes of people living in Central California by providing highly trained, collaborative and compassionate pharmacists, committed to practicing at the top of their licenses. It strives to fulfill its mission in three ways:

  • By providing a challenging, pioneering curriculum that is supported by cutting-edge pedagogy and a culture of growth and success;
  • By engaging in impactful community engagement – both to support regional health outcomes and to engender students’ enthusiasm for and commitment to serving the healthcare needs of the people of the Central Valley, and;
  • By providing opportunities for students to participate in interprofessional practice, leadership and scholarly activities so that they are capable, upon graduation, to engage boldly in all their pursuits.
After four years of study at CHSU, graduates will be able to: Provide primary patient care in collaboration with other health care professionals; Improve patient care outcomes; Formulate evidence-based pharmacotherapy consultations; Manage pharmacy and other health care resources; Initiate strategies for promoting health, wellness, and disease prevention; Maintain a professional and caring pharmacist-patient relationship; and Continue to engage in self-directed learning. CHSU's doctor of pharmacy curriculum contains both didactic and experiential components. All of the didactics are provided in a team-based learning format (TBL). In TBL students work in teams and are always actively engaged in learning.

2017 Conference Location: Clovis, California

Clovis is situated in Fresno County, California. The 2014 population was estimated to be 102,189. Clovis is located 6.5 miles northeast of downtown Fresno, at an elevation of 361 feet. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 23.28 square miles.
The city of Clovis began as a freight stop along the San Joaquin Valley Railroad. Clovis was incorporated as a city in February 1912. Many buildings in the town core have been renovated. Older storefronts on Clovis Avenue, the main street running through town, have been restored and new buildings have been designed with facades that resemble those found in the early 20th century. The historic center has been reborn as "Old Town Clovis".
Clovis is situated midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, bordering Fresno, in the agriculturally rich San Joaquin Valley. Lying at the foot of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range, which includes Yosemite, Kings Canyon, and Sequoia National Parks, Clovis has been known as "Gateway to the Sierras" since its incorporation in 1912. (From Wikipedia page,,_California)

The Academy of Process Educators has selected the Best Western, Clovis Cole, as its recommended conference hotel. (We do not have an agreement with the hotel but believe it is a very nice hotel with good rates.) It is a short 10-minute stroll to CHSU and because the hotel is currently under renovation, very nice prices are available NOW! We STRONGLY urge you to book your room as soon as possible; you can cancel up to 24 hours before check-in time and incur no charge. Remember to use your AARP or AAA membership to get the best rates!

Hotel Information

Best Western Clovis Cole

415 Clovis Avenue

Clovis, California 93612

Toll Free: 1(800) 780-7234

Hotel Direct: (559) 299-1547

Website (book your room ASAP!)


At least one group leisure activity is being planned and details will be shared here, when they are available. But there is much to see and do in the area and we're happy to share a few links to local guides and tourism information.