University of Wisconsin–Madison

About Us

About the Division of Pharmacy Professional Development

The Division of Pharmacy Professional Development (DPPD) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is one of the largest academic provider of pharmacy continuing education and professional development in the country.

As a top-rated School of Pharmacy that is part of an internationally recognized research facility, DPPD has provided pharmaceutical industry professionals with skills, strategies and best practices – through educational courses, professional development opportunities and industry events – for over 65 years.

Our Mission

Lead in identifying, developing, conducting, and evaluating educational programs that offer practical applications and meet the professional development needs of pharmacists, the pharmaceutical industry and the healthcare community.

Our Vision

Develop, conduct and evaluate educational programs that meet the continuing professional development and lifelong learning needs of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians throughout the U.S. and pharmaceutical industry scientists worldwide.

Our Core Values

Intellectual Rigor

We are evidence-based and non-commercial in our program content and teaching practices.


As citizens of the University of Wisconsin, we seek the contribution of our peers and campus partners in the design, development, delivery and evaluation of our services.

Customer Centricity

Customer-defined needs are the basis for our business decisions.


We provide the highest uncompromising standard of programming to our customers.

Forward Thinking

We are creative and innovative in our thinking and actions; developing new opportunities through rigorous analysis based on emerging gaps.


We are honest, unbiased, reputable, and evidence-based in our operations and business practices.

Wisconsin Idea

We share academic knowledge gained from the UW research community and partners with the goal of collaboration.

Contact Us

Have questions about DPPD, our courses or conferences? Interested in developing a custom course? Contact us today.

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