I'd like to start off by saying I'm very honored to receive the Albert B. Prescott award for this year. To be recognized among the other distinguished recipients is very humbling. I've given a lot of presentations, but never an award acceptance speech like this. So I tried to apply the principles I've learned in giving other presentations. First, know your audience. What do they know? What are they expecting coming into the talk? What level of knowledge do they already possess? It's much harder to pin down this group than, say, third-year student pharmacists at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) or even clinicians attending an infectious diseases conference. But I can imagine that you're going to want to hear about leadership, or education, or both, since this award is given by the Pharmacy Leadership & Education Institute. Second, be prepared. So I read all of the Prescott acceptance speeches for the last few years. There were many visionary speeches about the future of pharmacy or what it takes to be a leader. Well, I've never been too good about predictions. In college, we had to turn in an assignment over e-mail and I thought, “This will never last.” Now e-mail runs my life. And I've never really considered myself to be a leader in the traditional sense. So I'll adapt a third piece of advice often given to writers—“write what you know”—and talk a little bit about the challenges I see in my daily work as a clinician in infectious diseases and a teacher of student pharmacists, and from there perhaps draw out some broader implications for the future of pharmacy education and practice. Wait, didn't I say I wouldn't talk about the future of pharmacy? Well, I guess it's just too tempting to give your opinion on such things when given such a platform!