General Information

General Information

Visit the APhA Experience Zone

This is your chance to get up close and personal with what’s new and exciting at APhA! Through advocacy efforts, resources, strategic initiatives, and many membership perks we strive to deliver invaluable leadership and support to our members. Visit the Experience Zone and take our interactive pharmacy quiz on all things pharmacy to see how well you score. Don’t miss the opportunity to win great prizes! Follow #APhA2019 on Twitter and Facebook, and be sure to check your email daily while at the meeting for updated information.

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.

APhA Election/Meet the Candidates

The 2019 APhA Election officially opens for voting at approximately 5:00 pm (PT) on Friday, March 22. Cast your vote online or at the Elections Booth on Level 6. You can also meet the candidates for the APhA Board of Trustees, APhA-APPM and APhA-APRS, and SIG elections  on Saturday, March 23, 11:00 am-11:45 am, at the entrance to the Exhibit Hall. Find out where they stand on issues impacting your practice and the entire profession.

APhA Foundation

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 in the Convention Centerm Ballroom 6BC. All 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-ASP House of Delegates

Chapter Delegates must check in at Ballroom 6ABC of the Convention Center on Saturday, March 23 by 2:30 pm to pick up their delegate materials and ribbon. Do not report to the APhA House of Delegates Office, which is for delegates to the "Big House" only. 

Arrangements for Persons with Disabilities

Scooters and wheelchairs are available for rental through Scootaround. Reserve your equipment in advance to ensure your needs can be accommodated. If you have a disability for which you may require an auxiliary aid or special service, contact Nicole Whately at 202-448-8727 by Thursday, February 21.

Attire

Business casual attire is appropriate for sessions and events. You may wish to bring a sweater or light jacket to sessions. Check the weather forecast prior to packing as you may require a jacket and umbrella. Seattle average March temperatures are 55º daytime and 40º evening.  

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. 

Bookstore

The Bookstore carries a comprehensive selection of professional books and textbooks. You will also find a wide range of APhA titles and brand merchandise at discounted prices. Quantities are limited. For information on APhA's digital resources, visit the PharmacyLibrary section of the Bookstore.

Business Center

The FedEx Office Print & Ship Center in the Convention Center offers packing and shipping, signage, copying, and office supplies.
Phone: 206-467-1767

Children

Please note that children under the age of 18 are not permitted in the education sessions or the Exposition (to include the Opening Reception in the Exposition). This includes children in strollers and carriers.

Coat and Baggage Check

Complimentary coat and baggage check services are available in the Convention Center, Room 454, Level 4.

Cyber Café & Wireless Internet

The Cyber Café, located in the Education Booth on Level 6, provides complimentary access to the Internet to check e-mail, record CPE, and create your personalized itinerary with sessions, networking, and exhibitor visits. Complimentary wireless service is available in the meeting rooms and exhibit areas of the Convention Center. 

Education Booth

Visit the Education Booth for information about APhA2019 education sessions, continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credit, and many other APhA education and training activities. 

First Aid

First Aid is located in the Atrium Lobby of the Convention Center. For emergency assistance, dial 5127 from any house phone or pick up any red phone.

"Friends in Pharmacy" Supports the Seattle Community

APhA is proud to support Mary’s Place, providing shelter and services for women, children, and families on their journey out of homelessness. Here’s how you can help:

  • Give a Gallon! Fill a gallon zip lock bag (available at the Mary’s Place booth or bring from home) to be placed in a drawing to WIN a Full Conference Registration to APhA2020 in Washington, DC, March 20-23!!  One Student and One Full Pharmacist will be awarded. Suggested items include:   
    • Epi-Pens
    • Travel-sized hand sanitizer
    • Travel-sized tissue packs
    • Benadryl/Children’s Benadryl
    • Children’s Tylenol
    • Antibiotic cream
    • Lice treatment kits
    • Pepto-Bismol
    • Antacids (Tums, Zantac)
    • Ace Bandage Wraps      
    • Vitamins/Adult/Children/Pre-natal
  • Give Cash! A $10 cash donation at the booth will give you a chance to win an upgrade from a standard room to a suite at APhA2020! 
  • Visit the Exhibit Hall! Look for the Mary’s Place floor logo at exhibitor booths. One badge swipe equals extra donations from that exhibitor.
  • Visit the Bookstore! All proceeds from the APhA-ASP 50th Anniversary t-shirt sales benefit Mary’s Place. Get yours while supplies last!

The Mary’s Place​​​​​​ booth is located in the Registration area. Thank you for your support! Learn more at www.marysplaceseattle.org

Headshot Café 

Visit the Headshot Café on Saturday and Sunday, 11:30 am–3:30 pm, for a complimentary professional headshot. Stop by Rite Aid's booth, #515, during Exposition hours to receive your headshot voucher.
Supported by a grant from Rite Aid.

History Display

APhA held the 1994, 2004, and 2011 annual meetings in Seattle. Stop by to view our wonderful collection of memorabilia from those meetings, as well as past membership badges and lapel pins. See how times have changed? Learn more about APhA pharmacy leaders during those times. View the photos of the rededication of the APhA Flagpole honoring members of the federal pharmacy community that served.

Information Central


Visit Information Central on the Convention Center, 4th Floor, for general assistance during the meeting. In addition, you can seek assistance from APhA staff, identified by their green staff ribbons and/or APhA blue shirts.  

Thursday, March 21 1:30 pm–5:00 pm
Friday, March 22 6:30 am–7:30 pm
Saturday, March 23 6:00 am–5:00pm
Sunday, March 24 6:30 am–5:00 pm
Monday, March 25 6:30 am–2:00 pm

Invitation Letter for International Attendees

The U.S. Department of State is the official United States visa information source with information about visa requirements, U.S. embassy and consulate locations worldwide, and wait times for visa interview appointments/processing. Travelers are advised to apply for visas well in advance of intended travel dates. Although APhA may not provide official travel endorsement, a Letter of Invitation is available by completing the Letter of Invitation request form

Lapel Pin

Don't leave Seattle without your collectible APhA2019 lapel pin! To pick up your lapel pin, stop by GEICO's booth, #108, during Exposition hours.
Supported by a grant from GEICO.

Membership: Member Perks

Calling all APhA members! Visit Member Perks to meet face-to-face with the APhA Member-istas as they serve up the perks of APhA membership. Learn how you can maximize your APhA membership to meet your individual needs and goals. Stop by to enter to win great prizes. Drawings are courtesy of Member Perks (Apple AirPods, $100 Amazon gift card, and Keurig); Visit Seattle (2 tickets to the Space Needle, 2 tickets to MoPop, and 2 Monorail tickets); and APhA2020 host Gaylord National ($250 gift certificate to Relache Spa or Relache Spa basket).

Mobile App and Program Guide

The primary methods of providing comprehensive information about Annual Meeting activities are via the APhA2019 Mobile App and Program Guide. If you require assistance downloading or navigating the App, stop by Information Central in the Convention Center, Level 4. Hard copies of the Program Guide are available at the Bag Bar at Registration, Level 4.

Mothers' Room

The Mothers’ Room is in the Convention Center, Suite C, Level 6. Refrigeration is not provided.

Pharmacy Profiles

A new subsidiary of APhA, Profiles is a comprehensive resource for helping pharmacists manage all professional information in one place with easy-to-use, secure online tools. Visit with Pharmacy Profiles and claim your profile for a free gift. 

Photography

Any person who attends an APhA Annual Meeting event grants permission to APhA, its employees and agents (collectively “APhA”) to record his or her visual/audio images, including but not limited to, photographs, digital images, voices, sound or video recordings, audio clips, or accompanying written descriptions, and, without notifying such person, to use his or her name and such images for any purpose of APhA, including advertisements for APhA and its programs. 

Registration

Registration is located on the Skybridge at the Convention Center. 
Thursday, March 21 2:00 pm–5:00 pm*
Friday, March 22 6:30 am–9:00 pm
Saturday, March 23 6:30 am–3:30pm
Sunday, March 24 6:30 am–3:30 pm
Monday, March 25 6:30 am–2:00 pm

*Exhibitor Registration closes at 4:00 pm.

Relaxation Station

Be sure to take a few minutes to unwind during APhA2019. For a complimentary seated back massage, visit the Relaxation Station on Saturday or Sunday, 11:30 am–3:30 pm. To receive your complimentary massage coupon, stop by the Healthcare Providers Service Organization (HPSO) booth 420 during Exposition hours.
Supported by a grant from Healthcare Providers Service Organization.

Restaurant and City Information

Visit the Restaurant and City Information booth located in the Convention Center, Level 1,to book reservations at one of Seattle’s best restaurants and for information about local attractions and trendy neighborhoods. 

Safety Tips

Please review the safety tips and city information to make your time at APhA2019 safe and secure. 

Seattle Metropolitan Improvement District

Founded in 1999 by the Downtown Seattle Association, the Metropolitan Improvement District has helped to ensure a welcoming, clean and safe urban core. MID property owners fund and support a range of services in downtown. Each day, nearly 100 ambassadors provide sidewalk cleaning, human service outreach, hospitality and safety assistance throughout the 285 block service area.

Spouse/Guest Information

A separate registration fee for spouse/guest registration is offered. Included in spouse registration are the Opening Reception, Closing Reception, and Exhibit Hall. Note that the education sessions are not included, nor is CPE credit offered.