Featured Events

Featured Events

At APhA2017, 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 24 • 5:30 pm–6:30 pm • Convention Center, Gateway Ballroom 102

This one-hour forum is open to every woman in pharmacy and all those who champion their professional development and success. A facilitator will engage a panel of 3-4 women in the field and lead a discussion addressing the topic: “How Can We Lead and Provide Mentorship from Where We Stand in Our Places of Work?”
Event sponsorship provided by Cardinal Health.

Women in Pharmacy Reception: Mix, Mingle, and Margaritas (ticket required: $50)
Friday, March 24 • 6:30 pm–7:30 pm • Convention Center, Gateway Ballroom 102

Grab your colleagues and head to this event that is sure to become a new favorite. The margaritas flow as you engage in conversation with old and new pharmacy friends. A $50 ticket is required and helps us honor the pioneering women of the profession and advance women's and children's patient care services.
Event sponsorship provided by Walgreens.

APhA Foundation Wine Tasting and Silent Auction (ticket required: $75)
Saturday, March 25 • 5:00 pm–8:00 pm • Hilton, Continental Ballroom 6

Sip a selection of fine wines and sample delicious food pairings while supporting the APhA Foundation. This popular social event is the perfect setting to network with colleagues and state pharmacy foundation leaders. You can also bid on an array of unique auction items. A ticket is required to attend and bid on auction items.

Bowl of Hygeia Award Reception (by invitation only)
Sunday, March 26 • 6:30 pm-7:15 pm • Hilton, Grand Ballroom B

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 27 • 8:00 am–9:30 am • Hilton, Continental Ballroom 6

Each year we honor the generosity of our donors and volunteer leaders at the APhA Foundation Contributors’ Breakfast. In addition, the Foundation recognizes student scholarship recipients and presents the prestigious Jacob W. Miller Award.

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 24 • 1:00 pm–2:30 pm • Convention Center, Room 274/276

Meet the Researchers: APhA Contributed Papers Poster Session 
Saturday, March 25 • 12:30 pm–2:30 pm • Convention Center, Exhibit Hall ABC

APhA-APPM Immunizing Pharmacists Special Interest Group (SIG) Business Meeting
Saturday, March 25 • 3:00 pm–4:00 pm • Convention Center, Room 250

APhA-APPM Diabetes Management Special Interest Group (SIG) Business Meeting
Saturday, March 25 • 3:00 pm–4:30 pm • Convention Center, Room 256

APhA-APPM Medical Home/ACO Special Interest Group (SIG) Business Meeting
Saturday, March 25 • 4:00 pm–5:00 pm • Convention Center, Room 262

APhA-APPM Compounding Special Interest Group (SIG) Business Meeting
Saturday, March 25 • 4:00 pm–5:00 pm • Convention Center, Room 250

Joint NANP and APhA-APPM Nuclear Pharmacists Reception
Saturday, March 25 • 6:30 pm–8:30 pm • Hilton, Cityscape

APhA-APPM Nuclear Pharmacists' Breakfast and SIG Business Meeting (ticket required)
Sunday, March 26 • 7:00 am–11:00 am • Convention Center, Room 272/274/276

APhA-APPM Medication Management Special Interest Group (SIG) Business Meeting
Sunday, March 26 • 7:30 am–9:00 am • Convention Center, Room 256

APhA-APPM Pain, Palliative Care and Addiction Special Interest Group (SIG) Business Meeting
Sunday, March 26 • 3:00 pm–4:00 pm • Convention Center, Room 256

APhA-APPM Transitions of Care Special Interest Group (SIG) Business Meeting
Sunday, March 26 • 3:00 pm–4:00 pm • Convention Center, Room 270

APPM Preceptor Special Interest Group (SIG) Business Meeting
Sunday, March 26 • 3:00 pm–4:00 pm • Convention Center, Room 256

APhA-APPM Delegate Caucus
Monday, March 26 • 9:00 am–11:30 am • Convention Center, Room 274/276

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
Attend a full day of presentations on Friday, March 24.

APhA-APRS Delegate Caucus
Friday, March 24 • 1:00 pm–2:30 pm • Convention Center, Room 272 

APhA-APRS Basic Sciences Section Meeting
Friday, March 24 • 11:00 am–12:00 pm • Convention Center, Room 262 

APhA-APRS Clinical Sciences Section Meeting
Friday, March 24 • 11:00 am–12:00 pm • Convention Center, Room 256

APhA-APRS Economic, Social, and Administrative Sciences (ESAS) Section Business Meeting
Friday, March 24 • 5:30 pm–7:30 pm • Convention Center, Room 124/125

APhA-APPM and APhA-APRS Networking and Recognition Reception
Friday, March 24 • 6:30 pm–7:30 pm • Convention Center, Exhibit Hall ABC

APhA-APRS Postgraduate Forum: Incorporating Learners into Research
Saturday, March 25 • 5:30 pm–6:30 pm • Convention Center, Room 256

Meet the Researchers: APhA Contributed Papers Poster Session 
Saturday, March 25 • 12:30 pm–2:30 pm • Convention Center, Exhibit Hall ABC

APhA-APRS Delegate Caucus
Monday, March 27 • 9:00 am–11:30 am • Convention Center, Room 250/262 

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 24 from 7:00 am-8:00 am in the Convention Center, Room 250. 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 House of Delegates   
The Academy is currently recruiting delegates to serve in the 2017 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 Academy needs 28 members to serve for each session of the House; the first House session is scheduled for Friday, March 24 and the second is scheduled for Monday, March 27. Click here for more information on the APhA House of Delegates.

Closing Reception: Music City Here We Come!

Monday, March 27 • 5:00 pm–7:00 pm • Hilton, Continental Ballroom 

We have spent a terrific few days together in gorgeous San Francisco, and now it’s time to turn our thoughts to when we will once again come together in one of today’s most popular U.S. destinations….Music City, Nashville, TN. The hottest singing and songwriting talent in the country flock here in the hopes of becoming famous, and we have one of the hottest Nashville bands to close out APhA2017.

With their T Bone Burnett-produced debut album, guitar-wielding duo Striking Matches creates an unexpected and unique sound that defies easy categorization. The music of Striking Matches—Sarah Zimmermann and Justin Davis–occupies that sweet spot at the intersection of country, rock and blues, where all of the elements blend to form an authentically raw and rootsy sound that has a timeless and international appeal. Get a preview of Striking Matches

Those attending, and present for the drawings, could win one of four prizes. Badges will be scanned at the door as entry tickets, and keep in mind—you must be present to win. 

  • $150 Amazon Gift Card
  • Guitar autographed by Striking Matches
  • Music City Backstage Pass allowing two free admissions to many of Nashville’s signature attractions ($1,000 value)
  • APhA2018 Nashville Grand Prize Package to include one roundtrip airline ticket, one full conference registration, and one suite upgrade, with two nights free

Join your friends and colleagues in a sneak peak of what Nashville has in store for APhA2018, as we enjoy hors d’oeuvres, non-alcoholic beverages, and cash bars. Bring proper ID. Your badge is your entry ticket. Tickets may be purchased for unregistered guests via the registration process for $50 (tickets will not be available at the door). Dress is casual. Hats and boots are optional.

Supported by a grant from Pfizer.

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. Download the CPRP flyer.

APhA Systematic Curriculum De­sign and Implementation (APhA SCDI) for Community-based Pharmacy Residency Education and Training
Friday, March 24 • 7:30 am–4:30 pm • Hilton, Plaza A    

APhA Meeting the Requirements for Residency Accreditation: PGY1 Community-based 
Saturday, March 25 • 7:00 am–11:00 am • Convention Center, Room 274/276

Postgraduate Training, Education, and Certification Exposition  
Saturday, March 25 • 11:30 am–1:00 pm • Convention Center, Exhibit Hall ABC

Meet the Researchers: APhA Contributed Papers Poster Session   
Saturday, March 25 • 12:30 pm–2:00 pm • Convention Center, Exhibit Hall ABC

Community-based Pharmacy Residency Directors and Preceptors Open Forum   
Saturday, March 25 • 4:00 pm–5:00 pm • Convention Center, Room 123

Community-based Pharmacy Residents Open Forum   
Saturday, March 25 • 4:00 pm–5:00 pm • Convention Center, Room 125

PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency Networking Reception   
Saturday, March 25 • 5:15 pm–6:15 pm • Convention Center, Room 124

PGY2 Community Discussion Forum   
Sunday, March 26 • 8:00 am–9:00 am • Convention Center, Room 125

Open Forum: Implementing the New PGY1 Community-based Pharmacy Residency Accreditation Standard   
Sunday, March 26 • 3:30 pm–5:30 pm • Convention Center, Room 124

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 APhA2017. The day includes a keynote speaker, podium sessions, and other networking opportunities. APhA2017 attendees may register at no additional fee—by registering you simply confirm your participation at the Day of Science.

New Practitioner Network

New Practitioner Network Advocacy and Leadership
Friday, March 24 • 1:00 pm–2:30 pm • Convention Center, Room 250/262

APhA House of Delegates First Session 
Friday, March 24 • 3:00 pm–5:00 pm • Convention Center, Gateway Ballroom

APhA Opening Reception in the Exposition: Peace, Love, Pharmacy!
Friday, March 24 • 7:00 pm–9:00 pm • Convention Center, Exhibit Hall ABC

New Practitioner Network Meet-Up #1: Welcome Reception           
Friday, March 24 • 8:00 pm–9:00 pm • Convention Center, Room 250/262

New Practitioner Network Meet-Up #2: Coffee Talk        
Saturday, March 25 • 8:00 am–9:00 am • Convention Center, Room 123

APhA Opening General Session      
Saturday, March 25 • 9:00 am–11:00 am • Convention Center, Hall E

New Practitioner Network Generation Rx Workshop           
Saturday, March 25 • 11:00 am–12:30 pm • Convention Center, Room 125

New Practitioner Network Key Career Transitions       
Saturday, March 25 • 3:00 pm–4:30 pm • Convention Center, Room 274/276 

New Practitioner Network Meet-Up #3: Coffee Talk       
Sunday, March 26 • 8:00 am–9:00 am • Convention Center, Room 123

APhA Second General Session    
Sunday, March 26 • 9:00 am–11:00 am • Convention Center, Hall E

New Practitioner Network Management Skills Workshop  
Sunday, March 26 • 11:00 am–12:30 pm • Convention Center, Room 125

New Practitioner Mentor Workshop     
Sunday, March 26 • 1:00 pm–2:15 pm • Convention Center, Room 250/262                                         

New Practitioner Network Financial Planning Strategies Workshop    
Sunday, March 26 • 3:00 pm–4:30 pm • Convention Center, Room 250/262

New Practitioner Network Caucus      
Monday, March 27 • 8:00 am–9:15 am • Convention Center, Room 349

APhA House of Delegates Final Session                                                       
Monday, March 27 • 1:30 pm–4:30 pm • Convention Center, Gateway Ballroom

APhA Closing Reception: Music City Here We Come!
Monday, March 27 • 5:00 pm–7:00 pm • Hilton, Continental Ballroom                     

Opening Reception in the Exposition: Peace, Love, Pharmacy!

Friday, March 24 • 7:00 pm–9:00 pm • Convention Center, Exhibit Hall ABC

Join your colleagues for some Peace, Love and Pharmacy! 50 years ago during the summer of 1967, San Francisco and the rest of the world united behind one principle and one thought – LOVE! – and its affirmation of PEACE. The word was brought forth by musicians such as Peter Paul & Mary, Bob Dylan, and Jefferson Airplane and then carried on by many English musicians like the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. Travel back in time at APhA2017 to the “SUMMER OF LOVE” as we kick off our week together with a totally hip opportunity to network, be treated to hors d'oeuvres, enjoy some far out entertainment, and take a first look at the amazing offerings from our exhibitors. Be sure to get a first-hand look at 3-D artist, Sean Fitzpatrick’s work on a very unique and interactive painting he will create inside of the hall.

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

Remington Honor Medalist Dinner

Bowl of Hygeia Award Reception (by invitation only)
Sunday, March 26 • 6:30 pm-7:15 pm • Hilton, Grand Ballroom B

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. 

Remington Honor Medalist Dinner and Dessert Reception (ticket required)
Sunday, March 26 • 7:30 pm-10:00 pm • Hilton, Grand Ballroom A

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 Daniel A. Hussar, PhD, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, as the 2017 Remington Honor Medalist.

Join you colleagues and the profession’s leaders in celebrating the 2017 Remington Honor Medalist, Daniel A. Hussar.

Tickets are $165. Click here to purchase. A maximum of 6 tickets can be purchased online; for additional tickets contact Linda Gainey at 202-429-7567. 

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.