Federal Pharmacy Forum

Federal Pharmacy Forum

The first Federal Pharmacy meeting of the year and one you won't want to miss!

Join your colleagues from the Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Public Health Service, Department of Veterans Affairs, and the civilian pharmacists and pharmacy technicians assigned to federal agencies/facilities. Learn the latest about federal pharmacy innovation, gain insight on professional issues, meet with exhibiting companies, and network with clinical and practice experts from across the country. Join us at the Gaylord National Hotel in National Harbor, MD, for a wide array of professional development and education opportunities for federal pharmacists and technicians for:

  • Comprehensive programming
  • Federal pharmacy innovation
  • Insight on professional issues
  • Networking with clinical and practice experts

Stay connected to your community of colleagues. Earn 3 CPE credits.        

Federal Pharmacy Forum Schedule at a Glance

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Thursday, March 19
5:00 pm-7:00 pm Federal Pharmacy Caucus*
5:00 pm-9:00 pm Registration
7:00 pm-9:00 pm Welcome Reception and Industry Partner Exhibits
Friday, March 20
7:00 am-9:00 am Registration
7:30 am-8:30 am Coffee Break and Industry Partner Exhibits
8:30 am-9:00 am Opening Ceremony 
9:00 am-10:00 am Presentation
10:00 am-10:15 am Coffee Break and Industry Partner Exhibits
10:15 am-12:15 pm Presentations
12:15 pm-1:00 pm Hosted Box Lunch and Industry Partner Exhibits
1:00 pm-5:30 pm Track into APhA Education Sessions (APhA2020 registration required)
1:00 pm-3:00 pm Service Breakout Session 
Monday, March 23
10:30 am-12:30 pm Federal Pharmacy Caucus Lunch Meeting*

*For Federal Pharmacists selected to the APhA House of Delegates

Registration and CPE Information 

Register for the Federal Pharmacy Forum is an "Additional Offering" through the registration process.

  • APhA2020 pharmacists and pharmacy technicians may register at no additional fee. By registering you simply confirm your participation at the Federal Forum.
  • Industry participation is limited to companies who support the Federal Pharmacy Forum through various support levels.

APhA2020, held in conjunction with the Federal Pharmacy Forum, is the premier meeting event for pharmacists, technicians, and new practitioners alike, with the opportunity to earn more than 20 continuing pharmacy education credits and choose from more than 100 educational workshops.

APhA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education (CPE). Courses appropriate for pharmacist participation are designated by an ACPE universal activity number ending in the letter “P.” Courses appropriate for pharmacy technician participation are designated by an ACPE universal activity number ending in the letter “T.” 

The Federal Forum offers up to 3 hours (0.3 CEUs) of CPE credit. All CPE participation is recorded online. To obtain CPE credit for this activity, you are required to actively participate in this session.  The attendance code is required to access the evaluation and CPE form for this activity. The CPE filing deadline is April 23, 2020.

Service Attire

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Exhibiting and Industry Support Opportunities

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Exhibitor Services and Forms

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Contact Stacia Spridgen, Director, Federal Pharmacy Programs, for more information.