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 on the 4th floor of the Convention Center 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 next to the Education Booth and Cyber Cafe. 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.
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 Center. 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.
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.
Bag and Ribbon Bar
Registration bags, Program Guides, Annual Reports, ribbons, neck wallets, and other materials are distributed at the Bag and Ribbon Bar in the Registration Area.
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. Remember to bring your ID and hydrate and eat before donating.
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.
The FedEx Office Print & Ship Center in the Convention Center offers packing and shipping, signage, copying, and office supplies.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 and are serving during the Global War on Terrorism.
Visit Information Central on the Convention Center, 4th Floor, for general assistance during the meeting and customer service needs. In addition, you can seek assistance from APhA staff, identified by their green staff ribbons and/or APhA blue shirts.
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.
Don't leave Seattle without your collectible APhA2019 lapel pin! To pick up your lapel pin, stop by GEICO's booth, #206, during Exposition hours.
Supported by a grant from GEICO.
Calling all APhA members! Meet face-to-face with APhA’s Membership Team to learn how you can maximize your APhA membership based on your individual needs. Stop by to participate in great activities and to enter drawings for a chance to win prizes. APhA’s Membership Booth is located on Main Street.
Mobile App and Program Guide
The primary methods of providing comprehensive information about Annual Meeting activities is 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, 4th level. Hard copies of the Program Guide are available at the Bag Bar at Registration.
The Mothers' Room is located in Room 416 in the Skybridge Lobby of the Convention Center. Refrigeration is not provided.
|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|
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 1st floor lobby to book reservations at one of Seattle’s best restaurants and for information about local attractions and trendy neighborhoods.
Please review the safety tips and city information to make your time at APhA2019 safe and secure.
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.