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April 27-29, 2018 

Marriott Tucson University Park Hotel

880 E 2nd St, Tucson, Az 85719

This 1.5 day seminar provides approximately eleven (11) hours of continuing education for pharmacy professionals focusing on clinical topics pertinent to institutional and ambulatory care settings.


Friday, April 27th

7:00AM - 6:00PM

Registration Desk Hours

8:00AM - 5:00PM

APhA Pharmacy -Based Cardiovascular Disease Risk Management Certificate  Program*

8:00AM - 5:00PM

AzPA Anticoagulation Certificate Program*


*Separate Registration Required

Saturday, April 28th

6:30AM - 5:00PM

Registration Desk Hours

7:00AM - 8:00AM

Coffee and Networking Reception

8:00AM - 9:30AM

GENERAL SESSION I: Current Issues in Acute and Ambulatory Pharmacy Practice: A National Perspective
Julie L. Webb, RPh, Senior VP, Office of Professional Development, ASHP

9:45AM - 11:00AM

GENERAL SESSION II: Case Studies in Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs: Challenges and Potential Solutions
Mark Redell, PharmD; Vanthida Huang, PharmD, BSPHM, FCCP; Kimberly Halton Welker, PharmD.

11:15AM - 12:15PM (Choose 1) 

BREAKOUT SESSION 1: Infectious Diseases Therapy Updates
Juan Villanueva, PharmD, BCPS

BREAKOUT SESSION 2: Let Your Voice be Heard: A Discussion of Advocacy and ASHP Delegates
Christi Jen, PharmD, BCPS, FAzPA; Mindy Burnworth, PharmD, BCPS, FASHP, FAzPA; Carol Rollins, PharmD, BCNSP, FASHP, FAzPA; Renee Tyree, PharmD, MHA



1:30PM - 2:30PM

GENERAL SESSION III: The Role of Biosimilar for Pharmacy: Applications for Biosimilars for Pharmacy and the Pharmacist
Ali McBride, PharmD, MS, BCPS

2:45PM - 3:45PM (Choose 1)

BREAKOUT SESSION 3: Clinical Controversies Within Critical Care
Lauren Fruhling, PharmD-PGY-2, Michelle La Fever, PharmD-PGY-2, Shannon Sullivan, PharmD-PGY-2

BREAKOUT SESSION 4: Pipeline Products: Are opioids the answer for treatment-refractory depression?
Alyssa Peckham, PharmD, BCPP

BREAKOUT SESSION 5: "Is it me or is there an interaction between us?" Drug Interactions in Psychiatry
Ivana Bogdanich, PharmD, PGY2

4:00PM-5:00PM (Choose 1) 

BREAKOUT SESSION 6: Matters of the Heart: Review of Guidelines for Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease
Kimberly Andrews Langley, PharmD, MBA, BCPS; MaryJo Zunic, PharmD, MHA, BCACP, BD-ADM, PhC. 
Note: This session runs until 5:30PM

BREAKOUT SESSION 7: To PrEP or not to PrEP: Pre-Exposure Prophylaxix for HIV
George Nawas, PharmD, PGY-2

BREAKOUT SESSION 8: Improving Continuum of Care Post Hospital Discharge with Medication Therapy Management
Jessica Dileo, PharmD; Jennifer Bingham, PharmD

Sunday April 29th

6:30AM - 11:30AM

Registration Desk Hours

7:00AM - 8:00AM

Continental Breakfast/Networking

8:00AM - 9:30AM

GENERAL SESSION V: Pharmacy Law Update 2018
Roger Morris, R.Ph, J.D.

9:45AM - 11:15AM

GENERAL SESSION VI: Should Clinical Indication Be Required on Prescriptions?
Michael T. Rupp, PhD, FAPhA; Terri Warholak, PhD., FAPhA, CPHQ; Joseph Murata, PharmD-Candidate 2019

11:30AM - 12:30PM

GENERAL SESSION VII: 2018 New Drug Update
Robert J. Lipsy, PharmD, BCACP, FASHP, FAzPA

Registration Fees


Member Prices 
Pharmacist: $250.00
Technician/Associate: $150.00
Resident/Retired RPh: $150.00
Student: $50.00

Non-Member Prices 
Pharmacist: $300.00
Technician/Associate: $175.00
Resident/Retired RPh: $175.00
Student: $75.00


Member Prices 
Pharmacist: $175.00
Technician/Associate: $125.00
Resident/Retired RPh: $125.00
Student: $40.00

Non-Member Prices 
Pharmacist: $225.00
Technician/Associate: $150.00
Resident/Retired RPh: $150.00
Student: $65.00

Continuing Education Credit

CE Hours: 11.00
CE Units: 1.100
Accreditations: “The Arizona Pharmacy Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as providers of continuing education.”

Hotel Accommodations

Marriott Tucson University Park Hotel
880 E 2nd St, Tucson, AZ 85719

Phone: 520-792-4100

Please do NOT book through outside vendors such as etc. AzPA will not get credit for the room. Be sure to mention The Arizona Pharmacy Association Convention to receive the special rate.

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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.