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COMING SOON!

June 20-23, 2019

Westin La Paloma

Tucson, AZ

This four-day annual conference provides continuing education, recognition, and networking opportunities for pharmacy professionals of all practice settings.

Tentative Agenda

Thursday, June 20th

Highlights

  • Pre-Conference Certificate Programs
  • Welcome Reception

 

8:00AM - 5:00PM

AzPA Immunization Certificate Program*
AzPA Psychiatric Certificate Program*
APhA Diabetes Certificate Program*

*Separate Registration Required

 

5:30PM - 7:00PM: AzPA BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

 

7:00PM - 8:00PM: WELCOME RECEPTION
Eat & mingle with colleagues and special guests

Friday, June 21st

Highlights

  • Pre-Conference Workshops
  • Immunization Update
  • Exhibit Hall
  • MWU Reception

6:30AM - 5:00PM: REGISTRATION DESK HOURS

 

8:00AM-12:00PM:  WORKSHOPS I

(APhA) Travel Health Certificate Program*
Conchetta Lesser, PharmD, BCACP; Kelly Fine, R.Ph.

 

8:00AM-11:00AM:  WORKSHOP II

Statistic Workshop*
Jon Glover, PharmD.

 

8:00AM-11:30AM:  WORKSHOP III

Opioid Analgesic Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS)
Speakers:  TBD

 

11:30AM- 12:30PM: BREAKOUT SESSIONS 1 & 2

The Future of Pharmacy:  How to Use New Technology and Advancements in Existing Technology to Grow and Succeed in the 21st Century of Healthcare
Adam Chesler, PharmD.

Clinical Controversies in the Management of Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs in Acute Care Settings
Mark Redell, PharmD; Vanthida Huang, PharmD; Kimberly Welker, PharmD.

 

12:30PM-1:30PM:  SPONSORED LUNCH

 

1:45PM-2:45PM:  BREAKOUT SESSIONS 3 & 4

Enhancing Diabetes Care Using Dietary Supplements
Beth Zerr, PharmD, BCACP, AE-C

An Immunization Update for the Arizona Pharmacist
Conchetta Lesser, PharmD, BCACP

 

3:00PM-4:00PM: BREAKOUT SESSIONS 5, 6, & 7

The Role of Pharmacotherapy in the Treatment of Obesity
Kerry-Ann Fuller, PharmD, BCACP

Tuberculosis Control for Pharmacists: Partners in TB Elimination
Reasol Chino, PharmD, BCACP                                             

New Practitioner Track: When Being Smart is Not Enough: Developing Emotional Intelligence for Profession Success
Erin Raney, PharmD, BCPS, FCCP; Bill Bowman, PhD.

 

4:15PM-5:15PM: BREAKOUT SESSION 8

Empowering the Pharmacist with Telepharmacy
Jessica Adams, PharmD.                                  

 

4:00PM-5:30PM: BREAKOUT SESSIONS 9 & 10

Billing for Pharmacists’ Services
Kelly Fine, R.Ph; Darren Clonts

Preceptors are from Mars, Learners are from Venus
Suzanne Larson, PharmD; Janet Cooley, PharmD.

 

5:30PM - 7:00PM: EXHIBIT HALL DINNER
Eat & mingle with vendors and colleagues while earning a chance to win special prizes

 

7:00PM - 8:30PM: RECEPTION
Hosted by Midwestern University 

 

8:30PM - 9:30PM: PharmPAC FUNDRAISER
Proceeds benefit the Political Action Committee.

Saturday, June 22nd

Highlights

  • Student Track
  • Legislative Town Hall
  • U of A Reception
  • Celebration Event

6:30AM - 5:00PM: REGISTRATION DESK HOURS

 

7:30AM - 8:15AM: BREAKFAST

 

8:00AM- 9:30AM: GENERAL SESSION I
2019 Pharmacy Law Update

Roger Morris, RPh, JD

         

10:15AM-11:45AM: GENERAL SESSION II
Legislative Town Hall
Hear from your Arizona Legislators

 

11:30AM – 12:30PM: BREAKOUT SESSIONS 11-14
Updates on Neutropenic Fever:  Addressing Changes in Guidelines and Practice Implementation
Ali McBride, PharmD, MS, BCOP, FAzPA, FASHP 

Using PharmAcademic to Meet ASHP Residency Accreditation Standards
Dawn Gerber, PharmD, CGP, FASCP

Specialty Pharmacy 101
Jennifer Craig, PharmD.

New Practitioner TrackDynamic Communications-Enhancing Pharmacy Effectiveness through Understanding Yourself and Others Around You
Jimmy Stevens, PharmD; Juan Kingsbury

 

12:30PM - 2:00PM EXHIBIT HALL LUNCH
Eat & mingle with vendors and colleagues while earning a chance to win special prizes

 

2:00PM-3:30PM GENERAL SESSION III

Medical Marijuana
Alaa Abd-Elsayed, MD, MPH

 

3:45PM-4:45PM: BREAKOUT SESSION 15

First, Do No Harm:  Review of Treatment Options for Parkinson’s Disease Psychosis
Dawn Gerber, PharmD, CGP, FASCP

 

3:45PM-5:15PM: BREAKOUT SESSIONS 16 & 17

Rx for Change:  Ask, Advice, Refer - Smoking Cessation
Velliyah Beauvais, RPh, Thomas Addison, PharmD; Gayle Tucket, PharmD; Jing Li, PharmD, BCPS; Amit Patel PharmD.

From A to Z: Clinical Pearls for Pharmacists
Speaker TBD

 

5:30PM - 6:30PM: RECEPTION
Hosted by University of Arizona

 

6:30PM - 7:30PM: PAST PRESIDENTS RECEPTIONS
Invitation Only

 

8:00PM - 10:00PM: CELEBRATION EVENT - CASINO NIGHT
Enjoy music, games & networking while supporting our Student Pharmacist Academy

Sunday, June 23rd

Highlights

  • Specialty Pharmacy Track
  • Awards Luncheon
  • New Drug Update
  • Oncology

6:30AM - 2:30PM: REGISTRATION DESK HOURS

 

7:00AM - 7:45AM: BREAKFAST

 

8:00AM-9:00AM:  BREAKOUT SESSIONS 18, 19, & 20
PPI Stewardship:  When Less is More
Danielle Thomas, PharmD, PGY-2

Treatment Options for Non-small Cell Lung Cancer
Mark Harmon, PharmD, CSP

Clinical Pearls from Genotype Guided Therapy Management
Adrijana Kekic, PharmD, BCACP

 

9:15AM-10:15AM:  BREAKOUT SESSIONS 21, 22, & 23
The Treatment of VTE in Cancer:  The Role of DOACs
Marti Larriva, PharmD, BCPS

Putting “Yes, And” to Work: How Using IMPROV Can Promote Communication, Enhance Listening, and Lead to Stronger Teamwork
Cory Jenks, PharmD, BCPS

Managing Adverse Events in the Specialty Pharmacy Setting
Carrie Bader, PharmD

 

10:30AM-11:30AM:  BREAKOUT SESSIONS 24, 25, & 26
Oncology Pain Management
Logan Cast, PharmD.

Biostatistics 101: Back to Basics
Bernadette Cornelison PharmD, MS, BCPS; Christopher Edwards, PharmD, BCPS

Breakthrough to Excellence: Applying the Science of Expertise to Pharmacy
Stephen Perona, PharmD, BCPS

 

11:45AM - 1:15PM: AWARDS LUNCHEON
Cheer on your colleagues as they receive special recognition

 

1:30PM-2:45PM: GENERAL SESSION IV
New Drug Update 2018
Robert Lipsy, PharmD, BCPS, FASHP

 

3:00PM-4:00PM: BREAKOUT SESSION 27 & 28
Bridging the Therapeutic Gap:  Statin Use in Diabetes
Kimberly Smith, PharmD; Andrea Cole, PharmD.

Adherence and Persistence with Oral Medications: Implications for Pharmacists
Eric Sredzinski, PharmD, AAHIVS

COMING SOON

Registration Fees

Full Conference

Member Prices 
Pharmacist: $350.00
Technician/Associate: $250.00
Resident: $250.00
Student: $125.00

Non-Member Prices 
Pharmacist: $400.00
Technician/Associate: $300.00
Resident: $300.00
Student: $150.00

One Day

Member Prices 
Pharmacist: $150.00
Technician/Associate: $100.00
Resident: $100.00
Student: $50.00

Non-Member Prices 
Pharmacist: $175.00
Technician: $125.00
Resident: $125.00
Student: $60.00

Save up to $25 by registering before April 23rd! 

Continuing Education Credit

CE Hours: 17.00
CE Units: 1.700
Accreditations: “The Arizona Pharmacy Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as providers of continuing education.”

Westin

Hotel Accommodations

Westin La Paloma

3800 E Sunrise Dr | Tucson, AZ 85718

Phone: (520) 742-6000

Group Rate: $129

Please do NOT book through outside vendors such as Hotels.com etc. AzPA will not get credit for the room and in addition, the resort fees of $29 are not included in those prices. Be sure to mention The Arizona Pharmacy Association Convention to receive the special rate.

SPONSORS

Refund Policy

Refund and/or cancellation requests must be made in writing to the Arizona Pharmacy Association office. A cancellation request must be made at least fourteen calendar days prior to the scheduled program and will require a $100.00 fee. No refunds will be issued for cancellation requests made less than fourteen calendar days prior to the scheduled program. You must submit a written request to cancel by email, fax, or standard mail and confirm that AzPA has received the request. AzPA reserves the right to cancel any activity due to insufficient pre-registration or as determined by the Executive Director or CE Administrator. In this case, all individuals pre-registered are notified and issued a full refund. Registration fees cannot be re-allocated due to the multiple steps involved with processing CE Credits. Refund checks will be mailed fourteen business days after the conclusion of the meeting, if approved. For more information about refunds and/or cancellation requests please contact the Operations Director.