VPhA 137th Annual Convention

September 7 - September 9

You’re invited to attend VPhA’s 137th Annual Convention where pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and student pharmacists from the around the state convene, learn, network and engage with colleagues and peers! We hope you will come join us for our three-day convention in Norfolk with ample opportunities to broaden your knowledge in the pharmacy profession.


Highlights include:


  • Continuing education on the most current trends in the pharmacy profession
  • Opportunities to network, connect, and re-connect with your peers
  • Chances to gain new perspectives from our dynamic speakers
  • Recognition of professional accomplishments
  • Social activities all ages can enjoy

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Can’t make it to the full meeting? Daily registrations are also available!

Tentative Program at a Glance 

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Friday, September 7, 2018

7:00am – 5:00pm Registration
7:30am -9:00am Continental Breakfast
7:30am – 7:45am Welcome Christina Barrille, VPhA, Executive Director
7:45am – 9:15am Direct and Indirect Remuneration (DIR) fees  TBD
9:15am – 10:15am Professional Burnout (NP)  Janet Silvester
10:15am – 10:30am Break  
10:30am – 12:00pm Alternative Medications  


12:00pm -1:30pm Lunch on Your Own  
12:00pm – 1:30pm Past Presidents’ Luncheon
12:00pm – 1:30pm Auxiliary Business Meeting and Luncheon
1:30pm –3:00pm Immunization update Dennis Stanley, RPh
3:00pm – 3:30pm Break
3:30pm – 5:00pm Virginia Board of Pharmacy Update Caroline Juran, RPh, Executive Director
Virginia Board of Pharmacy
5:00pm – 6:00pm VCU School of Pharmacy Alumni & Friends Reception
6:00pm – 8:00pm Exhibit Hall Opening Reception

Saturday, September 8, 2018

7:00am – 5:00pm Registration
7:00am – 9:00am Breakfast
8:00am – 10:00am OTC Competition
10:00am – 11:30am Medical Marijuana TBD
11:30am – 1:30pm Exhibit Hall Open
12:00pm – 1:30pm Lunch in the Exhibit Hall
1:30pm-3:00pm Technician Continuing Education VPhA Academy of Pharmacy Technicians (VPhA-APT)
1:30pm – 3:00pm Dementia Ericka Crouse, PharmD, BCPP, BCGP, FASHP, FASCP
3:00pm – 3:30pm Break
3:30pm – 5:30pm General Membership Meeting 
6:00pm – 7:00pm President’s Reception
In Honor of, 2018-19 VPhA President
7:00pm – 9:00pm 137th VPhA Banquet
9:30pm – 11:30pm Academy of New & Future Practitioners Night on the Town
All Convention Attendees Invited!

Sunday, September 9, 2018

7:00am – 12:00pm Registration Open  
7:00am – 8:00am Prayer Breakfast Presented 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
Presented by the VPhA Foundation

Sharon Gatewood, Pharm D. Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy

Dennis Stanley, RPh

8:00am – 10:00am Continuing Education Sessions AIP VPhA Academy of Independent Pharmacists (VPhA-AIP)
8:00am – 10:00am New Drug Update Mark Johnson, Pharm.D., BCPS
Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy, Shenandoah University
10:00am- 11:00am Biosimilars   Mark Cziraky, PharmD, CLS
11:00am – 12:00pm Pharmacists Role in Suicide Prevention Jerry McKee, Pharm.D., M.S., BCPP
12:00pm – 1:00pm VPhA-AIP General Membership Meeting & Lunch
12:00pm Adjourn



Hotel Information

Norfolk Waterside Marriott

235 E Main St
Norfolk, Virginia 23410

Marriott hotel is offering you a special group rate of

119 USD per night
Discounted self parking $15/day/car plus tax, includes in/out access

Room block closes August 6, 2018.To Make a Reservation: Call 1-800-874-0264 and specify that you’re with the Virginia Pharmacists Association.

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 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.


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