This was an excellent presentation. The content was very interesting, and I would be surprised if everyone in the room didn't walk away without something of interest they could use in their lives. I loved the fact that Dean Letendre invited two students to co-present. The visuals also were very good--for once, I could actually see the numbers, graphic images, etc.--probably because the PP slides were carefully prepared with the audience in mind. Simple, clear graphics, and succinct text. I really enjoyed the whole presentation.
This was a captivating, visually-beautiful presentation chock full of hard-hitting statistics. The Pharmacy Dean and students really know about public health and drugs, and how to break down complicated issues for the average person. Loved it!
Full disclosure: I work in the UI College of Pharmacy, but this is 100% true.
This presentation was different. It seemed more like a sales pitch for the College of Pharmacy. The title didn't help some of the participants who in the Q&A kept focusing on drugs used in animal agriculture (animals in our food chain). Based on the presentation outline, these off topic questions seemed reasonable to audience. I am familiar with the opioid epidemic and if that had been in the marketing materials for this presentation I would have opted out. The presentation really didn't highlight research which is the format I enjoy and look forward to. The Pharmacy Dean seems nice, personable and committed. But Dean Gardial presented a riveting presentation which wasn't a sale pitch for her college. Just saying.....