Featured Events

Featured Events

At APhA2019, you will find educational sessions and networking opportunities to meet your personal and professional needs. 

APhA Foundation

Women in Pharmacy Leadership Development Forum (ticket required)
Friday, March 22 • 5:00 pm–6:30 pm • Convention Center, Room 2AB

1953 Society Reception (by invitation only)
Saturday, March 23 • 5:00 pm–6:30 pm • Sheraton, Fountain Wine Bar

Bowl of Hygeia Awards Program and Reception (by invitation only)
Saturday, March 23 • 6:00 pm–7:30 pm • Sheraton, Willow AB

APhA Foundation Annual Contributors' Breakfast (by invitation only)
Monday, March 25 • 8:00 am–9:30 am • Sheraton, Grand Ballroom AB

APhA Foundation Booth
Stop by our booth to learn how the APhA Foundation is advancing patient care. Take an up-close look at the prestigious Bowl of Hygeia Award and the first Remington Honor Medal awarded in 1919. Spend time with recipients of APhA Foundation scholarships and incentive grants your donations have funded. Hear about our APhA2019 events: the 1953 Society Reception and APhA Foundation Annual Contributors’ Breakfast. Register to attend the Women in Pharmacy Leadership Development Forum. For more than 60 years, our pharmacy practice-based, collaborative research provides data supporting the critical role pharmacists play in improving patient health outcomes.

APhA House of Delegates

The APhA House of Delegates sessions take place at Convention Center in Ballroom 6AB. The First session of the House is Friday, March 22, 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 25, 1:30 pm–4:30 pm. Delegate check in begins at 11:00 am. APhA2019 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.

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 Officer and SIG Leader Meeting    
Friday, March 22 • 9:00 am–11:00 am • Convention Center, Room 203

APhA-APPM Delegate Caucus
Friday, March 22 • 1:00 pm–2:30 pm • Convention Center, Room 303

APhA-APPM and APhA-APRS Networking and Recognition Reception
Friday, March 22 • 6:30 pm–7:30 pm • Convention Center, Ballroom 6A

Meet the Candidates for the 2019 APhA Election
Saturday, March 23 • 11:00 am–11:45 am • Convention Center, Hall EF 

Meet the Researchers: APhA Contributed Papers Poster Session  
Saturday, March 23 • 12:30 pm–2:00 pm • Convention Center, Hall B 

APhA-APPM Share Your Talent: How to Get Involved in the APhA Special Interest Groups (free ticket required for lunch)
Saturday, March 23 • 1:00pm-2:30pm • Convention Center, Room 2AB

APhA-APPM Medication Management Special Interest Group (SIG) Open Business Meeting
Saturday, March 23 • 3:00 pm-4:00 pm • Convention Center, Room 2AB

APhA-APPM Pain, Palliative Care, and Addiction Special Interest Group (SIG) Open Business Meeting  
Saturday, March 23 • 3:00 pm-4:00 pm • Convention Center, Room 205

APhA-APPM Diabetes Management Special Interest Group (SIG) Open Business Meeting
Saturday, March 23 • 4:00 pm-5:00 pm • Convention Center, Room 203

APhA-APPM Medical Home/ACO Special Interest Group (SIG) Open Business Meeting  
Saturday, March 23 • 4:00 pm-5:00 pm • Convention Center, Room 211

Joint NANP and APhA-APPM Nuclear Pharmacists Reception           
Saturday, March 23 • 6:30 pm-8:30 pm • Sheraton, Cirrus 

APhA-APPM Compounding Special Interest Group (SIG) Open Business Meeting (free ticket required for breakfast)            
Sunday, March 24 • 7:00 am-8:00 am • Convention Center, Room 400

APhA-APPM Nuclear Pharmacists’ Breakfast and Special Interest Group (SIG) Business Meeting (ticket required)           
Sunday, March 24 • 7:00 am-10:00 am • Convention Center, Room 2AB

APhA-APPM Open Forum on Public Health
Sunday, March 24 • 8:00 am-9:00 am • Convention Center, Room 203 

APhA-APRS and APhA-APPM Joint Meeting: Contemporary Pharmacy Compounding
Sunday, March 24 • 8:00 am-9:00 am • Convention Center, Room 400

APhA-APPM Preceptor Special Interest Group (SIG) Open Business Meeting
Sunday, March 24 • 1:00 pm-2:00 pm • Convention Center, Room 203

APhA-APPM Immunizing Pharmacists Special Interest Group (SIG) Open Business Meeting  
Sunday, March 24 • 2:00 pm-3:00 pm • Convention Center, Room 205

APhA-APPM Care of Underserved Populations Special Interest Group (SIG) Open Business Meeting
Sunday, March 24 • 3:15 pm-4:15 pm • Convention Center, Room 401

APhA-APPM Transitions of Care Special Interest Group (SIG) Open Business Meeting
Sunday, March 24 • 3:15 pm-4:15 pm • Convention Center, Room 203

APhA-APPM Delegate Caucus
Monday, March 25 • 9:00 am-11:30 am • Convention Center, Room 204

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.  

APhA-APRS Officer and Volunteer Meeting
Friday, March 22 • 7:00 am-8:00 am • Convention Center, Room 203

APhA-APRS ESAS Keynote: Pharmacogenomic Testing: The Economics of Individualized Medicine           
Friday, March 22 • 8:00 am-9:30 am • Convention Center, Room 611-612

APhA-APRS Postgraduate Initiative: Mock Interviews (by invitation only)                       
Friday, March 22 • 8:00 am-6:00 pm • Convention Center, Room 202

Straight from the Source: APhA-APRS ESAS Contributed Papers Podium Session I            
Friday, March 22 • 9:45 am-11:45 am • Convention Center, Room 611-612

PharmTANK: Innovations for Independent Pharmacists       
Friday, March 22 • 10:00 am-12:00 pm • Convention Center, Room 608-609

APhA-APRS Basic Sciences Section Meeting            
Friday, March 22 • 11:00 am-12:00 pm • Convention Center, Room 203

APhA-APRS Clinical Sciences Section Meeting            
Friday, March 22 • 11:00 am-12:00 pm • Convention Center, Room 205

APhA-APRS Speed Networking for Pharmaceutial Scientists
Friday, March 22 • 12:00 pm-1:15 pm • Convention Center, Room 613-614

APhA-APRS Delegate Caucus           
Friday, March 22 • 1:00 pm-2:30 pm • Convention Center, Room 204

Straight from the Source: APhA-APRS ESAS Contributed Papers Podium Session II            
Friday, March 22 • 1:30 pm-3:30 pm • Convention Center, Room 611-612

APhA-APRS ESAS Research Poster Session Forum           
Friday, March 22 • 3:45 pm-5:15 pm • Convention Center, 613-614

APhA-APRS Economic, Social, and Administrative Sciences (ESAS) Section Business Meeting          
Friday, March 22 • 5:30 pm-7:00 pm • Convention Center, Room 606-607

APhA-APPM and APhA-APRS Networking and Recognition Reception
Friday, March 22 • 6:30 pm–7:30 pm • Convention Center, Ballroom 6A

APhA-APRS ESAS Nuts and Bolts for Getting Started in Mixed Methods Research
Saturday, March 23 • 7:00 am-8:30 am • Convention Center, Room 611-612

Meet the Candidates for the 2019 APhA Election
Saturday, March 23 • 11:00 am–11:45 am • Convention Center, Hall EF 

Meet the Researchers: APhA Contributed Papers Poster Session  
Saturday, March 23 • 12:30 pm–2:00 pm • Convention Center, Hall B 

APhA-APRS Postgraduate Forum: A Postgraduate’s Guide for Job Interviewing
Saturday, March 23 • 2:00 pm-3:00 pm • Convention Center, Room 3A

APhA-APRS ESAS Colleagues in Research: Getting Personal: The Impact of Pharmacogenomics on Patient Care
Saturday, March 23 • 3:00 pm-4:30 pm • Convention Center, Room 611-612

APhA-APRS and APhA-APPM Joint Meeting: Contemporary Pharmacy Compounding
Sunday, March 24 • 8:00 am-9:00 am • Convention Center, Room 400

APhA-APRS Delegate Caucus            
Monday, March 25 • 9:00 am-11:30 am • Convention Center, Room 400

APhA Political Action Committee and Advocacy 

APhA-PAC Reception (ticket required: $75 member / $110 nonmember / $25 student or sponsor a student)
Friday, March 22 • 5:30 pm–6:30 pm • Convention Center, Room 3AB

APhA-ASP Awards Reception (No ticket required. APhA-PAC souvenir cups and two beverage tickets available for $25.)
Sunday, March 24 • 7:00 pm–8:00 pm • Convention Center, Atrium Lobby

APhA Advocacy Area
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 Area 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.

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

Blood Drive and Bone Marrow Registry

APhA is partnering with Bloodworks for our 10th Annual Blood Drive and Bone Marrow Registry. Bloodworks is a non-profit, volunteer-based blood center serving our community for 75 years. Schedule your appointment in advance or visit Registration on Friday, March 22 to sign up. Donate in the South Lobby on Saturday, March 23 or Sunday, March 24 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Daily drawings will be held for fabulous prizes! Remember to bring your ID and hydrate and eat before donating.  

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. To be eligible for Be The Match, you must be between the ages of 18 and 44, willing to donate to any patient in need, and able to meet the health guidelines. It takes 5 minutes to register in person: complete some paperwork, do a DNA cheek swab. That’s it! Over 70% of patients in need of a transplant do not have a matching donor in their family. Finding an unrelated match on the registry is their only chance at a life-saving cure for their disease. 

Closing Reception: APhA Speakeasy 

Monday, March 25 • 5:00 pm–7:00 pm • Fairmont Hotel, 411 University Street, Spanish Ballroom

“Of all the gin joints, in all the towns, in all the world, she walks into mine…”

Shhhh…it’s a secret (well, not really). Join colleagues and friends for a step back in time at APhA’s Closing Reception Speakeasy.  We invite you to gather on the final evening of APhA2019 for a classic, Prohibition-style evening of hors d’oeuvres and entertainment. 

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. Fedoras and flappers are encouraged.

The Fairmont is a 10-minute walk from most APhA hotels. Shuttles are not provided. See the city map in the APhA2019 App 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. APhA2019 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 22 • 7:30 am–5:00 pm • Convention Center, Room 604   

APhA MTR of Residency Accreditation: Learning and Practicing Skills in Quality Improvement (pre-registration required)
Saturday, March 22 • 7:00 am–9:00 am • Convention Center, Room 211

Meet the Candidates for the 2019 APhA Election
Saturday, March 23 • 11:00 am–11:45 am • Convention Center, Hall EF 

Meet the Researchers: APhA Contributed Papers Poster Session  
Saturday, March 23 • 12:30 pm–2:00 pm • Convention Center, Hall B 

Community-Based Pharmacy Residency Directors and Preceptors Open Forum     
Saturday, March 23 • 4:00 pm–5:00 pm • Convention Center, Room 3A 

Community-Based Pharmacy Residents Open Forum   
Saturday, March 23 • 4:00 pm–5:00 pm • Convention Center, Room 3B

Community-Based Pharmacy Residency Networking Reception   
Saturday, March 23 • 5:15 pm–6:15 pm • Convention Center, 3AB Lobby

How to Turn Your Clinical Practice into Publications That Make a Difference 
Sunday, March 24 • 7:30 am–8:30 am • Convention Center, Room 3A 

Addressing Well-Being and Resilience of Residents in Your Residency Program
Sunday, March 24 • 1:00 pm–2:30 pm • Convention Center, Room 205 

Developing Leadership Skills in Residents and Program Personnel 
Sunday, March 24 • 3:30 pm–5:30 pm • Convention Center, Room 3AB

Day of Science

Connect with your fellow scientists and researchers at Day of Science. Attend a full day of presentations on Friday, March 22 to learn about the latest in pharmacy research. The Day of Science, developed by the APhA Academy of Pharmaceutical Research and Science (APRS), helps you integrate science into practice—the science that shapes the pharmacy profession! Programming continues on Saturday, March 23 with the popular Meet the Researchers and Colleagues in Research sessions.

Opening Reception in the Exposition: Find Your Wild Side

Friday, March 22 • 7:00 pm–9:00 pm • Convention Center, Hall EF

Find Your Wild Side at the APhA2019 Opening Reception!  Unplug and unwind as you escape to the great outdoors.  Your backcountry skills will be tested as you network with friends and colleagues in the Pacific Northwest.  So, pitch your tent and enjoy the wildlife, but remember…don’t feed the bears!  Who knows, you may even have an opportunity to get a photo op with Big Foot himself!

You will be treated to hors d'oeuvres and beverages and will 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 or on site for $50. Complimentary non-alcoholic beverages and cash bars will be available; bring proper ID. Dress is casual - the campier the better! 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: $165)
Sunday, March 24 • 7:30 pm–10:00 pm • Sheraton, Metropolitan Ballroom

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. 2019 marks the Centennial of the presentation of the first Remington Honor Medal to James Hartley Beal in 1919. Join your colleagues and the profession’s leaders in celebrating the 2019 Remington Honor Medalist, Lucinda L. Maine of Arlington, VA.

Tickets are $165 and may be purchased online. A maximum of 6 tickets can be purchased online. Online ticket sales for the Remington Dinner close at midnight on Thursday, March 21. After that time, tickets can be obtained at APhA Information Central, Level 4 (top of escalators), if space is available.

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.