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VPhA 138th Annual Convention

August 16, 2019 - August 18, 2019

You’re invited to attend VPhA’s 138th 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 this three-day convention at the beach with tons of opportunities to broaden your knowledge in the pharmacy profession.

Sessions including:

  • Panel on Medical Cannabis
  • Mental Health/Substance Abuse
  • Virginia Board of Pharmacy Update
  • Immunization, and more!

Online Registration has closed. Onsite registration is available for $25 fee.

Thursday Events

New events available for Thursday, August 15, 2019. Separate registrations required.

Pharmacy Compounding Symposium

Rx Care PAC Reception

Full Program

Friday, August 16, 2019
7:00am – 5:00pm Registration
7:00am -9:00am Continental Breakfast
7:30am – 7:45am Welcome Christina Barrille, VPhA Executive Director
7:45am – 9:15am

CE- 1.5 hr

Empowering Leadership and Civic Engagement Panel- Moderated by Harvey Morgan, RPh  

Leonard Edloe, Pharm.D.

Delegate Chris Jones, RPh

Mark Vaughan, Pharm.D.  

9:15am – 10:15am

CE- 1hr

To Err is Human – Prevention and Analysis of Veterinary Medicine Errors Linda Kim-Jung, Pharm.D.

Division of Veterinary Product Safety

Office of Surveillance and Compliance

FDA, Center for Veterinary Medicine

10:15am – 10:30am Break
10:30am – 12:00pm

CE- 1.5 hr

The Role of Mental Health in Substance Use Disorder Paul Brasler, MA, MSW

Behavioral Health Program Coordinator. Daily Planet Health Services, Richmond, VA

12:00pm -1:30pm VPhA Awards Luncheon
1:45pm –3:15pm

CE- 1.5 hr

Panel on Medical Cannabis in Virginia Farzana Kennedy, RPh

Alexis Long, Phar.m D.

Aaron Lopez, JD, FCLS

Jenn Michelle Pedini

3:00pm – 3:30pm Break
3:30pm – 5:00pm

CE- 1.5 hr

Virginia Board of Pharmacy Update Caroline Juran, RPh

Executive Director, Virginia Board of Pharmacy

5:30 pm PLACEHOLDER-Academy of New & Future Practitioners ENTERTAINMENT

Saturday, August 17, 2019

7:00am – 3:30pm Registration
7:00am – 9:00am Breakfast
8:00am – 3:30pm Exhibit Hall
8:00am – 10:00am

CE- 2 hr

NASPA/NMA Student Pharmacist OTC Championship
10:00am – 11:30am

CE- 1.5 hr

Immunization Refresher and Update Kelly Goode, PharmD, BCPS, FAPhA, FCCP

Virginia Commonwealth University, School of Pharmacy

10:00 am- 11:30 am Academy of New & Future Practitioners Meeting
11:30am -1:30pm

CE- 1 hr

VPhA Academy of Independent Pharmacists (VPhA-AIP)- Member meeting and Deep Dive into VPhA’s 2019 Audit Protection legislation
11:30 am- 12:30 pm Past President’s Meeting Dennis Smith, VPhA Immediate Past President
11:30pm – 1:30pm Box Lunch in the Exhibit Hall
12:00pm – 1:30pm Immunization Technique Assessment EXHIBIT HALL
1:30pm – 3:00pm

CE- 1.5 hr

Value-Based Pharmacist Provided Services Randy P. McDonough, Pharm.D., M.S., BCGP, BCPS, FAPhA

Co-Owner and Director of Clinical Services

Towncrest, Solon Towncrest, and Towncrest Compounding Pharmacies

3:00pm – 3:30pm Break
3:30pm – 5:00pm VPhA General Membership Meeting
5:30pm – 7:00pm Virginia Schools of Pharmacy Reception
7:00 pm Academy of New & Future Practitioners Night on the Town
All Convention Attendees Invited!
Lager Heads
Sunday, August 18, 2019
7:00am – 12:00pm Registration  
7:00am – 9:00am Continental Breakfast  
7:00am – 8:00am Prayer Breakfast- Presented by Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International

All Convention Attendees Invited!

Jennifer Sands, RPh
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, PharmD, BCACP, FAPhA Virginia Commonwealth University, School of Pharmacy

Dennis Stanley, RPh, Vaccine and Travel Health Specialist, Publix Pharmacy

7:30am – 6:00pm APhA Pharmacy-Based Cardiovascular Disease Risk Management

(8.0 Hr CE for Pharmacists)

*Separate registration required


Associate Professor and Vice-Chair of Clinical Services

Department of Pharmacotherapy & Outcomes Science

Director, Center for Pharmacy Practice Innovation

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy

8:00-9:30 am

CE- 1.5 hr

New Drug Update Mark Johnson, PharmD, BCPS

Professor of Pharmacy Practice

Director of Postgraduate Education

Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy, Shenandoah University

9:30am- 11:00am

CE-1.5 hr

Key Concepts in HIV Prevention and Management of

Polypharmacy in an Aging Population


Daniel Tassone, PharmD, BCPS

Infectious Disease/GI Hepatology Clinical Pharmacy Specialist

Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center

11:00am – 12:00pm

CE- 1 hr

The effects of Pharmacy Benefit Managers on all pharmacy practice settings


Ritesh Patel, Pharm.D.

President/Co-Founder, Self Insured Pharmacy Networks

Vinay Patel, Pharm.D.

CEO/Founder, Self Insured Pharmacy Networks

12:00pm Adjourn

Hotel Information

Sheraton Virginia Beach Oceanfront Hotel
3501 Atlantic Avenue
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451

The Sheraton is offering you a special group rate:

City View Guest Room: $199 per night
Partial View Guest Room: $249  per night
Oceanfront Guest Room: $289 per night

Room block closes Monday, July 15th, 2019.

To Make a Reservation: Call Marquida at 1-757-905-6219 and specify that you’re with the Virginia Pharmacists Association.


Complimentary on-site parking


VPhA Member Pharmacist $355
VSHP Member $406
Pharmacist – Non-Member $585
VPhA Member Student and Class of 2019 $160
Student Pharmacist (Does not include Awards Luncheon Ticket) $125
VPhA Member Pharmacy Technician $245
Pharmacy Technician – Non-member $300
Spouse/Guest (Non-Pharmacist/Non-Technician) $205
Child Registration (12 & under – No Babysitting offered) $100
Awards Luncheon Ticket $55

Intended Audience

This event was designed specifically for pharmacist and pharmacy technicians.


August 16, 2019
August 18, 2019
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