Featured Events

Featured Events

 

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

APhA Foundation

Women in Pharmacy Leadership Development Forum 
Friday, March 16 • 5:00 pm–6:30 pm • Music City Center, Room 207AB

Join the dialogue with female leaders in pharmacy during this 90-minute live forum. Participate in this interactive session that discusses how you can cultivate your entrepreneurial skills. Hear how your fellow pharmacists apply entrepreneurial approaches to introduce new patient care services to their pharmacy practice. Get inspiration and advice from those who became independent pharmacy owners and from those who became consultants by using their pharmacy knowledge to guide clients through real world challenges. Meet others who, like you, are invested in professional development and are champions of women in pharmacy. Take away from this program practical suggestions and resources you can apply to your life and help those you may be supervising or mentoring. 

Event is sponsored by Cardinal Health. 

Women in Pharmacy Reception: Mix, Mingle, and Margaritas (ticket required: $50 member/nonmember, $40 student)
Friday, March16 • 6:30 pm–7:30 pm • Music City Center, Room 207CD

Come be a part of an enjoyable evening to foster your connections with women in pharmacy.  Reconnect with old pharmacy friends and expand your network.  While you enjoy the festive food and libations, you will be encouraged to make a resolution. You will be offered inspiration with opportunities in 2018 to promote your own professional development or foster the growth of someone on your team or in your professional circle. Leave this event with new contacts and energized to invest in yourself and other women in pharmacy. Male members of pharmacy championing these efforts are welcome to attend.

APhA Foundation Taste of Tennessee
Saturday, March 17 • Omni, Broadway Ballroom F
5:30 pm–6:30 pm (by invitation only: invitations extended to APhA Foundation 1953 Society Contributors)
6:30 pm–7:30 pm (ticket required: $115)

Join us for this inaugural event that will leave you with a “taste” of what Tennessee is all about.  You’ll have an opportunity to sample some of Tennessee’s best whiskey while mingling with APhA Foundation’s Board of Directors and your fellow Foundation supporters.  Our favorite auctioneer, Mark Walberg, will be bidding off unique and historical pharmacy prized collectibles.  Grab your colleagues, friends, and fellow members, this will be a night you won’t want to miss! 

Bowl of Hygeia Award Reception (by invitation only)
Sunday, March 18 • 6:30 pm-7:15 pm • Omni, Broadway Ballroom GH

More than 50 years ago, the Bowl of Hygeia Award Program was developed by the A.H. Robins Company to recognize pharmacists across the nation for outstanding service to their communities. Selected annually through state pharmacy associations, each recipient of the Award is recognized for making unique contributions to a strong, healthy community through service and personal leadership. More than 3,000 pharmacists have been recognized with this prestigious award. This reception is an opportunity to honor Bowl of Hygeia Award recipients past and present. We recognize and pay tribute to the 2016 recipient class as well as all those who have been honored in previous years for their extraordinary service to their community. Boehringer Ingelheim is proud to be the premier supporter of the Bowl of Hygeia program. Please note that Boehringer Ingelheim did not participate in the selection of the recipients or the funding of this award. 

APhA Foundation Annual Contributors' Breakfast (by invitation only)
Monday, March 19 • 8:00 am–9:30 am • Omni, Legends Ballroom D

Each year we extend an invitation to our donors and volunteer leaders to attend the APhA Foundation Contributors’ Breakfast.  We present the Jake W. Miller Award and recognize the 2017 scholarship and incentive recipients. We share updates regarding our Research and Innovation projects – our innovative, team-based models that are advancing pharmacists’ patient care services. We have the opportunity to express our gratitude to all our volunteers including those who serve on our scholarship and grant review committees. Most importantly, we are able say thank you in person to our donors who are our partners in these achievements!

APhA Foundation Booth

Visit our booth to learn more about the innovative ways the APhA Foundation is advancing patient care through pharmacy practice-based, collaborative research. We identify and pilot new models of practice. Our research provides data proving the critical role pharmacists play in achieving the best possible patient outcomes. Come by and show your support. Meet recipients of scholarships and Incentive Grants funded by donors like you. You can purchase tickets for the Taste of Tennessee, Women in Pharmacy: Mix, Mingle, and Margaritas, and 5K Fun Run/Walk fundraising events or make a donation. Also, don’t miss your chance to see the prestigious Bowl of Hygeia in person! Selfies are encouraged!

APhA House of Delegates

The APhA House of Delegates sessions take place in the Davidson Ballroom of Nashville Music City Center. The First session of the House is Friday, March 16, 3:00 pm–5:00 pm. Delegates must check in between 12:00 pm and 4:00 pm to have badges scanned and pick up voting keypads.  The Final session of the House is Monday, March 19, 1:30 pm–4:30 pm. Delegate check in begins at 11:00 am. All APhA2018 attendees are welcome to observe the APhA House of Delegates sessions; however, a Delegate ribbon must be worn to participate and vote in the House discussions. Click here for more information on the APhA House of Delegates.

APhA-APPM Activities

The APhA Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Management (APhA-APPM) members practice in every pharmacy setting, including independent, chain, and supermarket pharmacies, hospitals, long-term care facilities, clinics, physicians' offices, managed care organizations, federal facilities, nuclear pharmacies, and other specialized settings.

APhA-APPM Delegate Caucus
Friday, March 16 • 1:00 pm–2:30 pm • Music City Center, Room 202BC

APhA-APPM and APhA-APRS Networking and Recognition Reception
Friday, March 16 • 6:30 pm–7:30 pm • Music City Center, Room 205

Meet the Researchers: APhA Contributed Papers Poster Session 
Saturday, March 17 • 12:30 pm–2:30 pm • Music City Center, Exhibit Hall CD

APhA-APPM Preceptor Special Interest Group (SIG) Open Business Meeting
Saturday, March 17 • 2:00 pm–3:00 pm • Music City Center, Room 205B

APhA-APPM Pain, Palliative Care and Addiction Special Interest Group (SIG) Open Business Meeting
Saturday, March 17 • 3:00 pm–4:00 pm • Music City Center, Room 205A

APhA-APPM Diabetes Management Special Interest Group (SIG) Open Business Meeting
Saturday, March 17 • 3:30 pm–4:30 pm • Music City Center, Room 205B

Joint NANP and APhA-APPM Nuclear Pharmacists Reception
Saturday, March 17 • 6:30 pm–8:30 pm • Nashville Omni, Legends Ballroom F

APhA-APPM Nuclear Pharmacists' Breakfast and SIG Open Business Meeting (ticket required)
Sunday, March 18 • 7:00 am–9:00 am • Music City Center, Room 205

APhA-APPM Immunizing Pharmacists Special Interest Group (SIG) Open Business Meeting
Sunday, March 18 • 2:00 pm–3:00 pm • Music City Center, Room 205B

APhA-APPM Compounding Special Interest Group (SIG) Open Business Meeting
Sunday, March 18 • 3:00 pm–4:00 pm • Music City Center, Room 207B

APhA-APPM Transitions of Care Special Interest Group (SIG) Open Business Meeting
Sunday, March 18 • 3:00 pm–4:00 pm • Music City Center, Room 205A

APhA-APRS & APhA-APPM Joint Meeting: Contemporary Pharmacy Compounding
Sunday, March 18 • 4:00 pm–5:00 pm • Music City Center, Room 207B

APhA-APPM Medical Home/ACO Special Interest Group (SIG) Open Business Meeting
Sunday, March 18 • 4:00 pm–5:00 pm • Music City Center, Room 205B

APhA-APPM Medication Management Special Interest Group (SIG) Open Business Meeting
Monday, March 19 • 8:30 am–10:00 am • Music City Center, Room 205B

APhA-APPM Delegate Caucus
Monday, March 19 • 9:00 am–11:30 am • Music City Center, Room 202BC

APhA-APRS Activities

The APhA-Academy of Pharmaceutical Research and Science (APhA-APRS) advances the pharmaceutical sciences and improves the quality of pharmacy practice by stimulating research and promoting its dissemination to improve patient care. Academy members practice in education, industry, government, and other scientific arenas. The Academy is focused on connecting science with practice. Identify a colleague with a similar research interest by their section-specific ribbon.  

Day of Science
Friday, March 16 • 8:00 am–5:00 pm • Music City Center

APhA-APRS Basic Sciences Section Meeting
Friday, March 16 • 11:00 am–12:00 pm • Music City Center, Room 205A

APhA-APRS Clinical Sciences Section Meeting
Friday, March 16 • 11:00 am–12:00 pm • Music City Center, Room 205B

APhA-APRS Delegate Caucus  
Friday, March 16 • 1:00 pm–2:30 pm • Music City Center, Room 208B

APhA-APRS Economic, Social, and Administrative Sciences (ESAS) Section Business Meeting
Friday, March 16 • 5:30 pm–7:00 pm • Music City Center, Room 209A

APhA-APPM and APhA-APRS Networking and Recognition Reception
Friday, March 16 • 6:30 pm–7:30 pm • Music City Center, Room 205

Meet the Researchers: APhA Contributed Papers Poster Session
Saturday, March 17 • 12:30 pm–2:30 pm • Music City Center, Exhibit Hall CD

APhA-APRS Postgraduate Forum: How to Write a Stellar Biosketch for a Grant Proposal
Saturday, March 17 • 5:00 pm–6:00 pm • Music City Center, Room 205A

APhA-APRS  & APhA-APPM Joint Meeting: Contemporary Pharmacy Compounding
Sunday, March 18 • 4:00 pm–5:00 pm • Music City Center, Room 207B

APhA-APRS Delegate Caucus
Monday, March 19 • 9:00 am–11:30 am • Music City Center, Room 208A 

Academy Volunteers 
Are you interested in becoming more involved in APhA and giving back to the profession? Have you contributed your time and expertise to the Academy over the past year? All members are invited to attend the APhA-APRS Officer and Volunteer Meeting on Friday, March 16, 7:00 am-8:00 am, in the Music City Center, Room 170. Come have a cup of coffee and network with colleagues in the basic, clinical and economic, social and administrative sciences.

Call for APRS Delegates to APhA House of Delegates  
The Academy is currently recruiting delegates to serve in the 2019 APhA House of Delegates. If you are interested in being involved in the policy development process and a member of APhA-APRS, we encourage you to apply to serve as an Academy Delegate. The first House session is scheduled for Friday, March 16 and the second for Monday, March 19. Click here for more information on the APhA House of Delegates.

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.

Did you get your raffle ticket yet? Help the APhA-PAC meet our fundraising goal by purchasing a raffle ticket to win roundtrip airfare to APhA2019 in Seattle, WA. Tickets can be purchased 6 for $20 or 1 for $5 at the Advocacy Booth on Main Street. Proceeds benefit the APhA-PAC.

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 10:00 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!

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.

Community-based Pharmacy Residency Programs

Community-based Pharmacy Residency Programs are instrumental in advancing community practice and developing future leaders for the profession. APhA2017 has networking opportunities, discussion forums, and educational programs specifically tailored for directors, preceptors, residents, and students.

APhA SCDI® for Community-based Pharmacy Residency Education and Training (pre-registration required)
Friday, March 16 • 7:30 am–4:30 pm • Music City Center, Room 109    

APhA MTR of Residency Accreditation – Learning and Practicing Skills in Quality Improvement (pre-registration required)
Saturday, March 17 • 7:00 am–9:00 am • Music City Center, Room 109

Meet the Researchers: APhA Contributed Papers Poster Session  
Saturday, March 17 • 12:30 pm–2:00 pm • Music City Center, Exhibit Hall CD 

Community-based Pharmacy Residency Directors and Preceptors Open Forum   
Saturday, March 17 • 4:00 pm–5:00 pm • Music City Center, Room 207D

Community-based Pharmacy Residents Open Forum   
Saturday, March 17 • 4:00 pm–5:00 pm • Music City Center, Room 207C

Community-based Pharmacy Residency Networking Reception   
Saturday, March 17 • 5:15 pm–6:15 pm • Music City Center, Room 209B

Effectively Teaching and Evaluating the JCPP Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process in PGY1 Community-based Residency Programs
Sunday, March 18 • 7:30 am–8:30 am • Music City Center, Room 209A

PGY1 Community-based Residency Education and Training Pearls
Sunday, March 18 • 3:30 pm–5:30 pm • Music City Center, Room 207C

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 will be among the faces in this star packed crowd. Mix and mingle with look-alike impersonators of 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, Harold N. Godwin of Overland Park, KS.

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.