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VPhA 141st Annual Convention

August 12, 2022 - August 14, 2022


You’re invited to attend VPhA’s 141st Annual Convention where pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and student pharmacists from the surrounding regions convene, learn, network, and engage with colleagues and peers! We hope you will join us for this three-day convention at the beach with tons of opportunities to broaden your knowledge in the pharmacy profession.

Online Registration is now closed. You can still register in-person onsite of the Convention.

Convention Schedule

Friday, August 12, 2022 [ 7 hours of CE]
7:00am – 4:00pm Registration 
7:00am -9:00am  Breakfast 
7:30am – 7:45am Welcome Christina Barrille, VPhA Executive Director
Dr. Leah Argie, VPhA President
7:45am – 9:45am Immunization Update 2022 Chelsea Sprouse, PharmD, BCACP
COVID-19 Vaccine Pharmacy Coordinator
Office of Epidemiology, Virginia Department of Health
Sharon Gatewood, PharmD, BCACP, FAPhA
Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacotherapy & Outcomes Science Virginia Commonwealth University, School of Pharmacy
9:45am – 10:00am Break
10:00am – 11:00am Three Concepts for Creating a Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM)  program Lura Thompson, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacist and Owner of Care Connections Rx, PLLC 
11:00am – 11:15am Break
11:15am – 12:15pm KEYNOTE SPEAKER- Sponsored by the VPhA Foundation Morgan Institute
Meet Me at the Crossroads: Intersecting Quality and Pharmacists-Provided Care
Micah Cost, PharmD, MS, CAE
Chief Executive Officer
Pharmacy Quality Alliance               
12:15pm -1:30pm  Lunch
1:45pm –3:15pm New Drug Update Mark Johnson, PharmD, BCPS
Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Director of Postgraduate Education
Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy, Shenandoah University 
3:15pm – 3:30pm Break
3:30pm – 5:00pm Pushing More Than Just Pills: Pharmacists Promoting Health Equity Sharmon P. Osae, PharmD, BCACP
Clinical Assistant Professor, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
University of Georgia, College of Pharmacy
 5:00pm – 6:00pm National Pharmaceutical Association (NPhA) Reception Honoring President-elect Leonard Edloe, Th. M., PharmD

Saturday, August 13, 2022 [6 hours of CE]

7:00am – 3:30pm Registration 
7:45am – 8:45am Awards Recognition Ceremony
8:00am – 3:30pm Exhibit Hall 
8:45 am – 10:15am Functional Medicine: Rediscovering the Pharmacist’s Role in Patient Care Nicole Slater, PharmD, BCACP
Associate Clinical Professor, Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy, Shenandoah University
10:15 am – 10:30 am Break
10:30 am – 11:30am Postmarketing Pharmacovigilance: Monitoring Product Safety in the Real World Sarah Barden, PharmD, MBA
Engagement Manager, IQVIA
11:30pm – 12:30 pm Box Lunch in the Exhibit Hall
12:30 pm – 2:30pm NASPA/NMA Student Pharmacist Self Care Championship Allie Jo Shipman, PharmD, MBA
Senior Director, Policy & Professional Affairs, NASPA
2:30pm – 2:45pm Break
2:45pm – 4:15pm Virginia Board of Pharmacy Update   Caroline Juran, RPh
Executive Director, Virginia Board of Pharmacy
4:15pm – 4:30pm BREAK
4:30pm – 5:30pm VPhA General Membership Meeting  
5:30pm – 6:30pm Virginia Schools of Pharmacy Reception- Hosted by VCU and Shenandoah University

Sunday, August 14, 2022 [3.5 hours of CE]

6:00am – 6:45am Sunrise Yoga
(must complete online waiver)
Cate Silberberg
Owner, Float and Flow VA Yoga and Paddleboard Adventures
7:00am – 12:00pm Registration
7:00am – 9:00am Breakfast
8:00am – 9:00am Leading Change Through Motivational Interviewing Sarah A. Parnapy Jawaid, PharmD, FAPhA
Adjunct Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy, Shenandoah University
9:00am – 9:15am Break
9:15am – 10:15am Medications for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD) Sharon Gatewood, PharmD, BCACP, FAPhA
Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacotherapy & Outcomes Science Virginia Commonwealth University, School of Pharmacy
10:15am – 10:30am Break
10:30am – 12:00pm Practical Applications of Comprehensive Opioid Use Disorder Treatment Paul Brasler, LCSW, ACIP
Behavioral Health Addiction Specialist
Department of Medical Assistance Services
12:00pm Adjourn
12:00 pm- 3:00 pm Academy of Independent Pharmacists & CPESN VA Joint Meeting


Registration and Fees

Online Registration is now closed. You can still register in-person onsite of the Convention.

Hotel Information

Sheraton Virginia Beach Oceanfront Hotel
3501 Atlantic Avenue
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451

The Sheraton is offering you a special group rate:

City View Guest Room: $199 per night
Partial View Guest Room: $249  per night
Oceanfront Guest Room: $289 per night

Room Blocks can be reserved from Wednesday, August 10, 2022, to Saturday, August 13, 2022.
Room Block reservations ARE NOW CLOSED!

To Make a Reservation by Phone: Call the Sheraton at 1-757-425-9000 and specify that you’re with the Virginia Pharmacists Association.

To Make a Reservation Online: Click Here

Intended Audience

This event was designed specifically for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.

CPE Credit Information

The Virginia Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

Faculty Disclosure Statements

All faculty included in the activities listed have indicated that they do not have conflicts of interest, nor do they have a financial relationship with a commercial interest related to their respective presentation

Education Planning and Application

Topics selected for the VPhA 141st Annual Convention were developed by the VPhA Meetings and Education Committee based upon input from surveys and evaluations from attendees at the 2019 Annual Convention.  Additional input was obtained from the various specialty sections of VPhA, the VPhA Board of Directors, and from the review of surveys of other state associations of their members’ needs.  The VPhA Meetings and Education Committee utilized contemporary literature search to determine the level of education and educational gaps of members in order to design specific topics and learning objectives.


August 12, 2022
August 14, 2022
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