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VPhA 142nd Annual Convention

February 10 - February 12

You’re invited to attend VPhA’s 142nd 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 VPhA’s one and only statewide three-day convention in downtown historic Roanoke with tons of opportunities to broaden your knowledge in the pharmacy profession.

Online Registration is NOW Closed. In-Person Registration is still available at Hotel Roanoke from Thursday, Feb 9 until Sunday, Feb 12.

Convention Schedule

Thursday, February 9, 2023

5:30pm – 7:30pm Welcome Cocktail Reception and Exhibit Hall

Friday, February 10, 2023 (6.5 CE Hours)

7:30am – 8:30am Breakfast
7:45am – 8:00am Welcome VPhA Executive Director Christina Barrille
VPhA President Dr. Leonard L. Edloe
8:00am – 4:00pm Exhibit Hall
8:00am – 9:30am Caring for the Patient with Substance Use Disorders: A Focus on the Disease and Clinical Tools Used in Practice Mary McMasters, MD
Adjunct Professor
Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies
9:30am – 9:45am Break
9:45am – 11:15am Collaborative Care in Addressing the Opioid Epidemic Cheri Hartman, PhD
Assistant Professor
VA Tech Carilion School of Medicine
David Hartman, MD
Associate Professor
VA Tech Carilion School of Medicine
11:15am – 11:20am Quick Break
11:20am – 12:20pm A Painless Partnership: Managing Pain in Patients with Opiate Use Disorder Kimberly Dulaney, MD
Assistant Professor
VA Tech Carilion School of Medicine
12:20pm – 1:20pm Buffet Lunch
1:00pm – 1:45pm Exhibit Hall Walkthrough
1:45pm – 2:45pm Labor Of Love: What Pharmacists Should Know About Pregnancies Affected by Substance Use Disorder and the Recovery Journey Kim Simcox, D.O. OBGYN
Asst. Professor, Director of Carilion Women’s Emerald Program
Carilion Clinic
2:45pm – 3:00pm Break
3:00pm – 4:00pm Substance Use Disorder Treatment for Adolescents & Young Adults Paul Brasler, LCSM, CAIP
Owner, Behavioral Health Addiction Specialist
Providence Consulting & Education, LLC
4:00pm – 4:15pm Break
4:15:pm – 5:15pm Opioid Settlement Funds: Virginia’s Approach Tony McDowell
Executive Director
Virginia Opioid Abatement Authority
5:30pm – 7:30pm CPESN-VA & AIP Meeting Registration Required

Saturday, February 11, 2023 (6.5 CE Hours)

7:00am – 3:45pm Registration
7:30am – 8:30am Breakfast
7:45am – 8:00am Welcome VPhA Executive Director Christina Barrille
VPhA President Dr. Leonard L. Edloe
8:00am – 10:00am Prescription Medication Diversion and the Intersection of Substance Use Disorders Michael O’Neil, PharmD
Pharmacy Practice Department Chair, South College School of Pharmacy
10:00am – 10:15am Break
10:15am – 11:45am Responding to Access Challenges for OUD Treatment | Panel Discussion – BOP, DMAS, DEA, & SAMHSA Jean Bennett, PhD
Regional Administrator, SAMSHA
Jason Lowe, MSW
Behavioral Health Integration Advisor, Medical Asst. Services, VDH
JoeMichael Fusco, PharmD
MCO Pharmacy Compliance Manager, Office of the Chief Medical Officer, DMAS
Caroline Juran, RPh
Executive Director, VaBOP
Justin Wood
Diversion Project Manager, DEA
11:45am – 12:00pm Break
12:00pm – 1:00pm Plated Luncheon – Rooke Lecture | Opioid Obstacles and Opportunities: A Recovery Journey Jake Nichols, PharmD, MBA
Co-Founder, President, CEO, Renovo Health
1:00pm – 1:20pm VaPAPP Discussion and Succession Johnny Moore, RPh
1:20pm – 1:30pm Break
1:30pm – 2:30pm Pain Management in Minority Populations Jasmine Ebron, PharmD, BCACP
Pain Management Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Kaiser Permanente Mid-Atlantic States
2:30pm – 2:45pm Break
2:45pm – 3:45pm Demystifying Harm Reduction Lisa Via
Manager of The Drop-in Center North, Council of Community Services
3:45pm – 4:00pm Break
4:00pm – 5:00pm VPhA Membership Meeting
5:00pm – 6:00pm Virginia Schools of Pharmacy Reception – Hosted by VCU, ACP, & SU

Sunday, February 12, 2023 (3.5 CE Hours)

7:00am – 12:00pm Registration
7:30am – 8:30am Breakfast
7:45am – 8:00am Welcome VPhA Executive Director Christina Barrille
VPhA President Dr. Leonard L. Edloe
8:00am- 9:00am Introduction to Psychedelic Psychopharmacology Joe Cusimano, PharmD, BCPP
Asst. Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Shenandoah University
9:00am – 9:15am Break
9:15am – 10:15am Alprazolam to Zolpidem: A Look at Benzodiazepine Receptor Agonist Misuse and Withdrawal Ericka Crouse, PharmD, FASCP, FASHP, BCPP, BCGP
Associate Professor
School of Pharmacy
Virginia Commonwealth University
10:15am – 10:30am Break
10:30am – 12:00pm No One Should Care Alone: Fostering Intentional Connection with Ourselves and Each Other Mark Greenawald, MD
Professor and Vice Chair Carilion Clinic, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
12:00pm Adjourn
17 Total CE Hours

Registration and Fees

Registration closes on Thursday, February 2, 2023

Hotel Information

Hotel Roanoke
110 Shenandoah Avenue NW
Roanoke, VA 24016
(540) 985-5900


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 142nd Annual Convention were developed by the VPhA Meetings and Education Committee based upon input from surveys and evaluations from attendees at the 2022 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.


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