The Ray Symposium honors Max D. Ray, MS, PharmD, Dean Emeritus of WesternU College of Pharmacy. As Professor and Dean, from 1996-2006, he created a stimulating educational environment that fostered excellence and professionalism. His professional career was divided almost equally into pharmacy practice, association management, and education. A major focus of his work, throughout his career was seeking ways in which to improve the value of pharmacy to society.
The Ray Symposium, now in its thirteenth year as of 2019, brings speakers to WesternU who can address national health care issues that would appeal to the broadest possible audience. The symposium attracts an interprofessional, multidisciplinary audience to include health care and political partners in our surrounding communities as well as our students and faculty who represent nine health care professions.