2019 VPhA Midyear Conference

February 16 - February 17

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Midyear Meeting Schedule

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Saturday, February 16th, 2019

7:00am Registration and Continental Breakfast
7:00am — 4:00pm Exhibit Tables
7:30am – 7:45am Welcome and Announcements Michelle Thomas, PharmD

President of VPhA

8:00am – 2:30pm VPhA Research & Education Foundation Silent Auction
7:45am – 9:15am Keeping the Medical in Medical Marijuana





Edward Bednarczyk, PharmD, FCCP, FAPhA

Clinical Associate Professor, Pharmacy Practice

University of Buffalo

Director, cHOPE

President, APhA-APRS


9:15am—10:45am Heart Failure



Brent Reed, PharmD, BCPS-AQ Cardiology, FAHA
Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice
University of Maryland, School of Pharmacy
10:45am – 11:00am Break


11:00am–12:00pm USP <800>


Bryan Prince, MBA

LAB-RED Pharmacy Consultant


12:15pm – 2:00pm 37th Annual Rooke Lecture

Includes Lunch


Beth Macy


Sponsored by the VPhA Research & Education Foundation Rooke Lecture Fund*

2:15pm – 3:15pm Does the Public Know How Much You Care?



Lucinda Maine, PhD, RPh

AACP Executive Vice President and CEO


3:15pm – 3:45pm Break
3:45pm – 5:15pm  

VPhA General Membership Meeting

Michelle Thomas, PharmD
6:00pm – 7:00pm VCU Reception
8:00pm Billiards at the Pine Room – All Attendees Welcome! Hosted by the VPhA Academy of New & Future Practitioners

Sunday, February 17th, 2019

7:00am Registration and Continental Breakfast
7:45am – 8:00am Welcome
8:00am – 9:00am To Err is Human – Prevention and Analysis of Veterinary Medicine Errors





Linda Kim-Jung, PharmD

Division of Veterinary Product Safety

Office of Surveillance and Compliance

FDA, Center for Veterinary Medicine


9:00am- 10:30pm COPD Guidelines Update






Nancy Yunker, PharmD, FCCP, BCPS

Associate Professor of Pharmacotherapy and Outcomes Science, Virginia Commonwealth University, School of Pharmacy


10:30am-11:00am Break
Conference Level Foyer
11:00am – 12:30pm The Benzodiazepine Epidemic: Beyond the Opioid Crisis




Sarah Melton, PharmD, BCPP, BCACP, FASCP

Professor of Pharmacy Practice

Gatton College of Pharmacy at Eastern Tennessee State University

Intended Audience

This event was designed specifically for pharmacist and pharmacy technicians.

Education Planning and Application

Topics selected for the VPhA 137th Annual Convention were developed by the VPhA Meetings and Education Committee based upon input from surveys and evaluations from attendees at the 2017 Annual Convention.  Additional input was obtained from the various specialty sections of VPhA, the VPhA Board of Directors, and from 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.


Did you know that VPhA has a referral program to help cover the cost of registration for members? The referral program allows members to gain credit towards future VPhA events by recruiting nonmembers and new exhibitors to attend. Anyone who participates and recruits at least one nonmember or new exhibitor that registers will be entered for the chance to win free registration to VPhA’s 138th Annual Convention in Virginia Beach next year. For each additional nonmember or new exhibitor that you recruit you will earn an additional entry for the chance to win the VPhA 2019 Grand Prize. Each week you can track your progress by looking at our Recruiter Leaderboard which will be posted on social media. The more nonmembers and new exhibitors you recruit between now and February 8, 2019, the more rewards you earn and the better your chances of winning the grand prize. Start recruiting today!

Early bird specials have ended. On-site registrations will incur a $25 on-site registration fee. 

*The Rooke lecture is a part of VPhA’s 2019 Midyear Conference. To register ONLY for the Rooke lecture, please select the “Rooke Lecture Only (includes lunch)” option on the registration page. Attendees wishing to attend this event as well as other events please register accordingly – the Rooke lecture is included for full attendee registrations and Saturday day registrations.


Hotel Roanoke
110 Shenandoah Ave NE
Roanoke, VA 24016

Rate: $140 (single/double occupancy)

Book your room online, or by calling (866)-594-4722 and referencing the Virginia Pharmacists Association.


February 16
February 17
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Hotel Roanoke
110 Shenandoah Ave NE
Roanoke, VA 24016
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