Featured Events

Featured Events

At APhA2018, you will find educational sessions and networking opportunities to meet your personal and professional needs. 

Blood Drive and Bone Marrow Registry

APhA is conducting our 9th Annual Blood Drive and Bone Marrow Registry at APhA2018 in Nashville. Stop by Registration in the Music City Center anytime on Friday, March 16 or Saturday, March 17 to sign up, and on Sunday, March 18, from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, to donate. Please consider making a donation and giving the gift of life! 

The need for blood is constant and every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood. The Be The Match Registry offers you the unique opportunity to give a life-saving bone marrow transplant to someone in need. Thousands of patients with leukemia and other life-threatening diseases depend on Be The Match, the largest and most diverse registry in the world, to find a life-saving donor. For 70% of these patients who don't have a matching donor in their family, finding an unrelated match on the registry is their only chance at a life-saving cure.

Donating blood takes less than an hour and can save up to three lives per donation. To be eligible to donate blood, you must weigh at least 110 pounds and be healthy. To be eligible for Be The Match, you must be between the ages of 18 and 60, willing to donate to any patient in need, and able to meet the health guidelines. By participating in the Blood Drive and Bone Marrow Registry, not only will you be making a difference in the community, you will also be entered into a daily drawing for fabulous prizes! Please consider making a donation and giving the gift of life!

APhA Political Action Committee and Advocacy 

For information contact Mary-Ryan Douglass, APhA Grassroots Advocacy & PAC Director, at 202-223-7181.

APhA-PAC Reception (ticket required: $75 member / $110 nonmember / $25 student or sponsor a student)
Friday, March 16 • 5:30 pm–6:30 pm • Music City Center, Room 209BC

Mix and mingle with colleagues and senior APhA leadership at this evening reception following the APhA House of Delegates First Session. Enjoy sampling some of Tennessee’s signature beverages and delicious locally inspired appetizers. The APhA-PAC Board of Governors Chairman will present three awards recognizing APhA members for their notable political engagement. Tickets can be purchased through the registration process, at the Advocacy Booth on Main Street, and at the door. Proceeds benefit the APhA-PAC. 

APhA-ASP Awards Reception (No ticket required. APhA-PAC souvenir cups and two beverage tickets available for $25.)
Sunday, March 18 • 7:00 pm–8:00 pm • Music City Center, Karl Dean Grand Ballroom

All APhA-ASP members are welcome at this popular, informal reception preceding the APhA-ASP Awards Celebration. No ticket is required to attend the reception but attendees are asked to purchase a $25 APhA-PAC souvenir cup, which includes 2 beverage tickets. Relax and visit with fellow APhA-ASP members before the Awards Celebration! Tickets can be purchased through the registration process, at the Advocacy Booth on Main Street, and at the door. Proceeds benefit the APhA-PAC.

APhA Advocacy Booth on Main Street
Federal Legislation & Regulatory Issues • Grassroots Advocacy • Political Action Committee

Public policies affect every aspect of how pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and student pharmacists apply knowledge, experience, and skills to care for their patients. APhA’s Government Affairs team works to ensure pharmacists’ voices are heard by the federal government. Stop by the Advocacy Booth for more information about current issues impacting pharmacists at the federal level and learn how APhA builds positive relationships with the elected officials responsible for making policy decisions that affect pharmacists. 

APhA members’ participation in APhA advocacy efforts and the APhA Political Action Committee (APhA-PAC) is very important. Through pharmacists working together to communicate with legislators and by pooling pharmacists’ resources, APhA is able to promote pharmacy practice common interests and help advance pharmacists’ professional livelihood in a powerful and positive way.

Closing Reception at the Wildhorse Saloon

Monday, March 19 • 5:00 pm–7:00 pm • The Wildhorse Saloon, 120 Second Avenue North

Celebrate the closing of a great week in Music City with a rollicking good time at the world-famous Wildhorse Saloon. Darius Rucker, Little Big Town, Ringo Starr and many others have performed here! Join your colleagues for an evening of fun, food, live music, and dancing. With balcony views overlooking the stage and dance floor, this venue in the heart of Music City features the largest dance floor in Tennessee.

Bring proper ID. Your badge is your entry ticket. Tickets may be purchased for unregistered guests via the registration process for $50 (tickets are not available at the door). Dress is casual. Hats and boots are encouraged.

The Wildhorse Saloon is located at 120 Second Avenue North – a 10 minute walk from most APhA hotels. Shuttles are not provided. See the hotel map on the APhA2018 App or in the Program Guide for location reference.

Day of Science

Connect with your fellow scientists and researchers at Day of Science — your science needs are met in one day of programming, allowing you to fully engage in other aspects of APhA2018. The day includes a keynote speaker, podium sessions, and other networking opportunities. APhA2018 attendees may register at no additional fee—by registering you simply confirm your participation at the Day of Science.

Opening Reception in the Exposition: LIVE from Nashville!

Friday, March 16 • 7:00 pm–9:00 pm • Music City Center, Exhibit Hall CD

Kick up your heels and get your honky tonk on as we kick off our week together in Nashville! The most legendary country performers are among the faces in this star packed crowd. Mix and mingle with Garth Brooks, Tim McGraw, Willie Nelson and the First Lady of country music – Dolly Parton. Join your colleagues and friends to network, be treated to hors d'oeuvres, enjoy some entertainment, and get a first look at the amazing offerings from our exhibitors. 

Your badge is your entry ticket. Tickets may be purchased for unregistered guests via the registration process for $50 (tickets are not available at the door). Complimentary non-alcoholic beverages and cash bars are available; bring proper ID. Dress is casual. Children under the age of 18 are not permitted into the Exhibit Hall at any time, including children in carriers and strollers.

Remington Honor Medalist Dinner

Remington Honor Medalist Dinner and Dessert Reception (ticket required)
Sunday, March 18 • 7:30 pm–10:00 pm • Omni Nashville, Broadway Ballroom F

The Remington Honor Medal is the pharmacy profession’s highest honor. Named for eminent community pharmacist, manufacturer, and educator Joseph P. Remington, the award recognizes distinguished service on behalf of American pharmacy during the preceding years, culminating in the past year, or during a long period of outstanding or fruitful achievement. Join your colleagues and the profession’s leaders in celebrating the 2018 Remington Honor Medalist.

Tickets are $165. Tickets may be purchased through the registration process. A maximum of 6 tickets can be purchased online. Online ticket sales for the Remington Dinner close at midnight on Friday, March 17. After that time, tickets can be obtained in the APhA Office in Room 201A of the Music City Center until 3:00 pm on Saturday, March 17.

The event is open seating. For individuals or organizations purchasing a table (10 seats), the table will be marked “Reserved” to ensure that all of your guests are seated together. To purchase tables, contact Linda Gainey at 202-429-7567.