2018 VPhA Midyear Conference

March 24 - March 25

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Midyear Meeting Schedule

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 Saturday, March 24, 2018
7:00am Registration and Continental Breakfast
Conference Level Foyer
7:00am — 4:00pm Exhibit Tables
Conference Level Foyer
7:45am – 8:00am Welcome and Announcements
Washington Lecture Hall
Dennis Smith, RPh

President of VPhA

8:00am – 2:30pm VPhA Research & Education Foundation Silent Auction
Conference Level Foyer
8:00am – 10:00am Pain, Opioids, and the Quest for the Holy Grail
Washington Lecture Hall
Anthony Dragovich, M.D.
Pain Medicine Anesthesiologist
Blue Ridge Pain Management

Sponsored by the Virginia Pharmacists Aiding Pharmacists Program (VaPAPP) Fund
8:00am – 10:00am Documenting Your Professional Accomplishments with a Resume, CV, Portfolio and Planning for a Successful Interview
Location TBD
Tom Reinders, Pharm.D.
Professor EmeritusVCU School of Pharmacy
10:00am–10:30am Break
Conference Level Foyer
10:00am–12:00pm Preparing to be Financially Fit
(For Students and New Practitioners)
Tim Ulbrich, Pharm.D.
Associate Dean and Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Northeast Ohio Medical University College of Pharmacy
 Sponsored by the VPhA Academy of New and Future Practitioners
10:30am–12:00pm Diabetes in Virginia: Incorporating Diabetes Prevention and DSME into Your Pharmacy Practice
Location TBD
Anna Peoples, PharmD


Anne Wolf, RD
Virginia Center for Diabetes Prevention and Education


Sponsored by the VPhA Research & Education Hutchinson Fund

12:15pm — 1:00pm Lunch
Roanoke Ballroom
1:00pm – 2:00pm 36th Annual Rooke Lecture
Social Determinants of Health – A Focus on Pharmacists’ Impact
Roanoke Ballroom
William A. Hazel Jr. M.D.
Former Secretary of Health and Human Resources
Commonwealth of Virginia
Sponsored by the VPhA Research & Education Foundation Rooke Lecture Fund
2:15pm – 3:15pm Simplifying Stopping: Strategies & Resources for Successful Deprescribing
Washington Lecture Hall
Kristin Zimmerman, PharmD, BCACP, CGP
Associate Professor,
VCU School of Pharmacy
Sponsored by the VPhA Research & Education Unrestricted Fund
3:15pm – 3:45pm Break
Conference Level Foyer
3:45pm – 5:15pm Bugs and Drugs at the Point of Transition
Washington Lecture Hall
Katerina Petrov, PharmD, BCPS
Assistant Professor
Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy
Sponsored by the VPhA Research & Education Unrestricted Fund
5:30pm VCU Alumni and Friends Reception – All Attendees Welcome!
8:00pm Billiards at the Pine Room – All Attendees Welcome!
Pine Room Pub
Hosted by the VPhA Academy of New & Future Practitioners
Sunday, March 25, 2018
7:00am Registration and Continental Breakfast
Conference Level Foyer
7:30am – 8:30am VPhA General Membership Meeting
Washington Lecture Hall
8:45am – 10:15am Cannabis Rx: Medical Marijuana and the Role of the Pharmacist
Washington Lecture Hall
Al Domeika, BSPharm
Dispensary Manger
Prime Wellness of Connecticut
Sponsored by VPhA Research & Education Morgan Institute Fund
10:15am- 10:30am Break
Conference Level Foyer
10:30am- 12:00pm Back to the Future of Hypertension Management
Washington Lecture Hall
John Bucheit, PharmD, BCACP
Assistant Professor
VCU School of Pharmacy
Evan Sisson PharmD, BCACP
Associate Professor
VCU School of Pharmacy
Sponsored by VPhA Research & Education Unrestricted Fund
12:00pm – 1:00pm Academy of Independent Pharmacists (AIP) Business Meeting
Lunch provided for members and future members
Sponsored by VPhA Academy of Independent Pharmacists
1:00pm – 4:00pm CPESN Virginia Overview
Implementing Chronic Care Management in Your Practice
Sponsored by Kelestan Packaging and VCU Center for Pharmacy Practice Innovation


Why You Should Attend?

The Midyear Conference and Exhibit Show is a premier event for Virginia pharmacy professionals from across the state to:

  • Connect, network and build relationships
  • Conduct business
  • Earn continuing education
  • Receive special recognition
  • Learn about new products and services that are available
  • Have fun with friends and colleagues in the pharmacy profession

Registration Options

Full Saturday Sunday
Pharmacist – VPhA Member $210 $160 $60
Pharmacist – Non Member $290 $215 $90
Pharmacy Technician – VPhA Member $110 $95 $35
Pharmacy Technician – Non Member $150 $105 $50
Resident / First Year Practitioner – VPhA Member $150 $105 $50
Student Pharmacist – VPhA Member $50 $40 $25
Spouse/Guest (Non Pharmacist/Non Technician) $145 $100 $50
Lunch & Rooke Lecture Only (Saturday) $50


Hotel Roanoke
110 Shenandoah Ave NE
Roanoke, VA 24016

Rate:$139 (single/double occupancy)
Book Online or by calling (540) 985-5900 and referencing the Virginia Pharmacists Association (VPhA).

Note: If you do not mention “VPhA” when calling, they will tell you all rooms are booked.

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

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March 24
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Hotel Roanoke
110 Shenandoah Ave NE
Roanoke, VA 24016
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