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VPhA 136th Annual Convention

September 8, 2017 - September 10, 2017

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Program at a Glance

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Friday, September 8, 2017

7:00am – 5:00pm Registration  
7:30am — 9:00am Continental Breakfast  
7:45am – 8:00am Welcome Johnny Moore, RPh
Interim Executive Director & President of VPhA
8:00am – 10:00am Chronic Care Management Team – Improved Patient Outcomes and Compensation Moderator:
Cindy Warriner, BS, RPh, CDE
Panelists:  Kayla Craddock, MPH
Virginia Department of HealthM. Carter Anderson, MBA and Christina Bryant, Pharm.D.
A & B PharmacyMichelle H. Thomas, Pharm.D., CDE Chickahominy Family Practice
10:00am –11:30am VPhA General Membership Meeting
11:30am — 1:00pm Lunch on Your Own  
11:30am – 1:00pm Past Presidents’ Luncheon  
11:30am – 1:00pm Auxiliary Business Meeting and Luncheon
1:00pm – 2:30pm Second Victims: Caring for the Caregiver and Quality and Safety Metrics: Engaging Pharmacy Technicians John M Kessler, B.S. Pharm., Pharm.D., CCO
SecondStory Health, LLC
3:00pm – 5:00pm Virginia Board of Pharmacy Update Caroline Juran, RPh, Executive Director
Virginia Board of PharmacyBeth O’Halloran, Deputy Executive Director
Virginia Board of Pharmacy
5:00pm – 6:00pm VPhA Academy of Pharmacy Technicians Reception VPhA Academy of Pharmacy Technicians (VPhA-APT)
5:00pm – 6:00pm VCU School of Pharmacy Alumni & Friends Reception  
6:00pm – 8:00pm Exhibit Hall Opening Reception  

Saturday, September 9, 2017

7:00am – 5:00pm Registration  
7:00am – 9:00am Breakfast  
8:00am – 9:30am Immunization Update Dennis Stanley, RPh
9:30am – 11:30am NASPA/NMA Student Pharmacist Self-care Competition Sponsored by the National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations and the Nonprescription Medicines Academy
11:30am – 1:30pm Exhibit Hall Open  
12:00pm – 1:30pm Lunch in the Exhibit Hall  
1:30pm-3:00pm VPhA-APT Session: Pharmacy Calculations Abigale Matulewicz, Pharm.D
VCU School of PharmacyVPhA Academy of Pharmacy Technicians (VPhA-APT)
1:30pm – 3:00pm Pharmacists Prescribing Contraception:  Are You Ready? Amber Darr, Pharm.D.
Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy, Shenandoah UniversityKrystalyn K. Weaver, PharmD, RPh
National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations
3:00pm – 3:15pm Break  
3:15pm -5:15pm New Board of Medicine Prescribing Regulations – Rationale and Opportunities for Pharmacist Engagement

Meets the 2017 Virginia Board of Pharmacy mandated opioid CE requirement.

Sarah Melton, PharmD, BCPP, BCACP, CGP, FASCP
Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy at Eastern Tennessee State UniversityS. Hughes Melton, MD, FAAFP, FABAM
Chief Deputy Commissioner at Virginia Department of HealthCaroline Juran, RPh, Executive Director
Virginia Board of Pharmacy
6:00pm – 7:00pm President’s Reception
In Honor of Dennis Smith, 2017-2018 VPhA President
7:00pm – 9:30pm 136th VPhA Awards Program & Banquet  
9:30pm – 11:30pm Academy of New & Future Practitioners Night on the Town
All Convention Attendees Invited!

Sunday, September 10, 2017

7:00am – 12:00pm Registration Open  
7:00am – 8:00am Prayer Breakfast Mark Johnson, Pharm.D., BCPS
Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy, Shenandoah UniversityPresented by Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International
7:00am – 9:00am Continental Breakfast  
7:30am – 6:00pm APhA Pharmacy Based Immunization Delivery – A Certificate Program for Pharmacists
(8.0 Hr CE for Pharmacists)Separate registration required
Sharon Gatewood, Pharm.D.
Virginia Commonwealth University School of PharmacyDennis Stanley, RPhPresented by the VPhA Foundation
8:15am – 10:15am 2017 New Drug Update Mark Johnson, Pharm.D., BCPS
Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy, Shenandoah UniversitySponsored by the VPhA Foundation
10:15am–11:45am VPhA-AIP Session: For Sale, or Fire Sale? John Pross
AmerisourceBergen Drug CorporationPresented by VPhA Academy of Independent Pharmacists
10:15am – 12:15pm Pharmacy Robberies & Burglaries Part 3 Deputy Jim McLaughlin
Hanover County Sheriff’s OfficeTehra James, PharmD
Rite Aid PharmacyJohnny Moore, RPh
Interim Executive Director & President of VPhASponsored by the VPhA Research & Education Foundation VaPAPP FundPresented by the VPhA Academy of New & Future Practitioners
11:45am–12:30pm VPhA-AIP Session: Critical Decisions Business Owners Make Stephen Peters
Pharmacists Mutual CompaniesPresented by VPhA Academy of Independent Pharmacists
12:30pm – 1:30pm VPhA-AIP General Membership Meeting & Lunch  
12:00pm Adjourn  


VPhA Member Pharmacist $325 $135 $145 $70
Pharmacist – Non-Member $450 $190 $200 $110
VPhA Member Student and Class of 2017 $140 $45 $95 $30
Student and Class of 2017 (Does not include Banquet Ticket) $115 $45 $45 $30
VPhA Member Pharmacy Technician $225 $80 $90 $50
Pharmacy Technician – Non-member $280 $120 $130 $65
Spouse/Guest (Non-Pharmacist/Non-Technician) $185 $80 $90 $30
Child Registration (12 & under – No Babysitting offered) $80 $35 $35 $20

Hotel Information

Wyndham Virginia Beach Oceanfront
5700 Atlantic Ave
Virginia Beach, Virginia  23451

Oceanfront $109
Jacuzzi $139
2 Room Suite $159
3 Room Suite $209

To Make a Reservation: Call (757) 428-7025  and specify that you’re with the Virginia Pharmacists Association.

Room block closes August 6, 2017.

Intended Audience

This event was designed specifically for pharmacist and pharmacy technicians.

Faculty Disclosure Statements

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


Education Planning and Application

Topics selected for the VPhA 136th Annual Convention were developed by the VPhA Meetings and Education Committee based upon input from surveys and evaluations from attendees at the 2016 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.


September 8, 2017
September 10, 2017
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Virginia Pharmacists Association