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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.

CONFERENCE AGENDA

Thursday, June 20th

Highlights

  • Pre-Conference Certificate Programs
  • Welcome Reception

 

8:00AM - 5:00PM

AzPA Immunization Certificate Program+ | Register Here*
AzPA Psychiatric Certificate Program+ | Register Here*
APhA Diabetes Certificate Program+ | Register Here*

*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:  WORKSHOP I

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

 

8:00AM-11:00AM:  WORKSHOP II

Tiptoe Through the Data; Hands on Practical Statistics & Tips for Busy Practitioners*+
Jon Glover, PharmD.; Tim Hartman, PharmD, BCPS, CDE 
*REGISTER HERE

 

8:00AM-11:30AM:  WORKSHOP III

Opioid Analgesic Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS)+
Timothy J. Atkinson, PharmD, BCPS, CPE; Christopher Gharibo, MD

 

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; 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; Bernadette Cornelison, PharmD, MS, BCPS

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

 

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

PPI Stewardship: When Less is More+
Danielle Thomas, PharmD, PGY-2

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
Virginia Boomershine,PharmD, BCACP, CDE; Darren Clonts, PharmD, MBA; Kelly Fine, RPh, FAZPA

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 - 10:30PM: 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

 

7:00AM - 7:45AM: BREAKFAST

 

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

Leah Tinney, JD

 

8:30AM-9:30AM: Student Track 1-Networking Do's and Don'ts          
Guest Speakers

9:45AM-11:15AM: GENERAL SESSION II
Legislative Town Hall
Hear from your Arizona Legislators and State Officials. 

 

11:30AM – 12:30PM: BREAKOUT SESSIONS 11, 12, 13, & 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/Student Track 2Dynamic Communications-Enhancing Pharmacy Effectiveness through Understanding Yourself and Others Around You
Jimmy Stevens, PharmD; Juan Kingsbury

 

11:30AM – 2:00PM: ROUNDTABLE CE
Updates to USP <795> and <797> and USP <800> Discussion for the Compounding Pharmacist
Facilitator: Dana Reed, Pharm.D., FIACP, FACA, NFPPhC, FCP
Note: We will break for 30 min lunch in exhibit hall

 

12:30PM-2:00PM POSTER CONTEST
All AzPA members are invited to share a poster-deadline extended to 6-5-19
REGISTER HERE 

 

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

Therapeutic Application of Medical Cannabinoids
Todd W. Vanderah, PhD

 

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, Assess, Assist and Arrange
Jing Li, PharmD, BCPS

From A to Z: Clinical Pearls for Pharmacists+
Multiple speakers in rapid fire 10 minute pearl session

Student Track 3: Mock Interviews
Students must sign up: CLICK HERE
Pharmacists interested in helping interview will earn CPE: CLICK HERE

 

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
Adherence and Persistence with Oral Medications: Implications for Pharmacists
Carolyn Parton, PharmD, PGY-1

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

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-3:00PM: GENERAL SESSION IV
New Drug Update
Robert Lipsy, PharmD, BCPS, FASHP, FAzPA

 

3:10PM-4:10PM: GENERAL SESSION V
Bridging the Therapeutic Gap:  Statin Use in Diabetes
Kimberly Smith, PharmD; Andrea Cole, PharmD.

 

+ indicates pharmacist CPE only

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

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: (Headquarter Hotel)

3800 E Sunrise Dr | Tucson, AZ 85718 | Phone: (520) 742-6000

We are sorry to inform you that we are sold out of our room block at the Westin! We apologize for the inconvenience. 

 

Loews Ventana Canyon Resort: (Overflow Hotel)

7000 North Resort Drive | Tucson, AZ 85750 (approximately 5 miles from the Westin)

Loews is honoring our $129 room rate (There is a $10 resort fee)

Call Loews Reservations Center at 800-234-5117. When making their reservation, please ask guests to identify themselves as part of the Arizona Pharmacy Association Courtesy Block.

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.