Annual Convention

   
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139th APA Annual Convention 
Thursday, June 9th and Friday June 10th
Doubletree Downtown Little Rock





139th Annual APA Convention
Schedule of Events
(Schedule Tentative to Change)

Wednesday, June 8

6:00- 8:30 PM
Convention Kick-Off Social (Railyard, Little Rock)

Thursday, June 9

7:00 AM - 4:30 PM    Registration (Registration Area/2nd Floor Lobby)
7:00 - 8:30 AM    Breakfast (Grand Ballroom)

Morning CPE Block
8:30 - 10:00 AM  Topic: Provider Status: Advancements in State and Federal Efforts to Pay Pharmacists for Patient Care Services (William Grant Still Ballroom A)
Presenter: Michael Murphy, PharmD, MBA, Advisor for State Government Affairs, American Pharmacists Association
10:00 - 10:15 AM
Transition Break (William Grant Still Ballroom A)
10:15 - 11:45 AM  Topic: COVID 19 Therapeutics: Past, Present and Future (William Grant Still Ballroom A)
Presenter: Atul Kothari, MD, Medical Director of the Healthcare Associated Infections and Antimicrobial Stewardship Program, Arkansas Department of Health
12:00 - 1:45 PM
AP-PAC Luncheon & Awards Ceremony (William Grant Still Ballroom- Ballroom BC)
AP-PAC Speaker: Chris Shiller, Pharm.D., Running for US House of Representatives in Oklahoma

Afternoon CPE Block
2:00 - 4:00 PM. Topic: Immunization Update (William Grant Still Ballroom A)
Presenter: Eric Crumbaugh, Pharm.D., Director, Clinical Business Development, Express RX
4:00 – 4:15 PM
Transition Break (William Grant Still Ballroom A)
4:15 - 5:15 PM. Topic: Adventures in Pharmacy (William Grant Still Ballroom A)
Presenters: Bill Altland, Pharm.D. and Sarah Altland, Pharm.D., UAMS College of Pharmacy Graduates, Class of 1980
5:30 - 6:00 PM
President’s Reception Honoring APA President Max Caldwell (Palisades Pre-Function)
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Opening Reception in Exhibit Hall (Grand Ballroom)

Friday, June 10
7:00 AM - 4:30 PM Registration (Registration Area/2nd Floor Lobby)
7:15 - 8:30 AM Arkansas Pharmacy Foundation Board Meeting and Past President Council (Riverside West)
7:00 - 8:30 AM Breakfast (Grand Ballroom)

Morning CPE Block

8:30 - 9:15 AM. Topic: Blueprint: Possibilities for Tomorrow (William Grant Still Ballroom A)  Speakers: Denise M. Clayton, PD, FAPhA, Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield, Creshelle R. Nash, M.D., M.P.H, Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield, J. Brandon Griffin, Pharm.D, Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield
9:15 – 10:15 AM  Topic: State of the Association Address and Real Stories from Pharmacy in Arkansas (William Grant Still Ballroom A)
Speakers: John Vinson, Pharm.D., Executive Director and CEO, Arkansas Pharmacists Association and Randy Kassissieh, Pharm.D., Owner and Pharmacists, Cornerstone Pharmacy Rose City
10:00 AM - Noon AAHP Board Meeting (Riverside West)
10:15 - 10:30 AM Transition Break (William Grant Still Ballroom A)
10:30 AM- 12:00 PM  Topic: Fighting Burnout: Time Management Skills to Improve Work/Life Balance (William Grant Still Ballroom A) 
Speaker: Allyson Lewis, Founder/CEO, The 7 Minute Life - A Time Management Company
12:00 - 2:00 PM
Lunch in Exhibit Hall (Grand Ballroom)

Afternoon CPE Block
2:00 - 3:30 PM  Topic: Arkansas Pharmacy Law Update 2022 (William Grant Still Ballroom A)
Speaker: John Kirtley, Pharm.D.,, Executive Director, Arkansas State Board of Pharmacy
3:30 – 3:45 PM Transition Break (William Grant Still Ballroom A)
3:45 - 5:15 PM. Topic: Future of COVID-19 (William Grant Still Ballroom A)
Speaker: Jennifer A. Dillaha, MD, Director, Arkansas Department of Health
5:15 – 5:30 PM  Closing Remarks and Final CE Survey (William Grant Still Ballroom A)

 

Presentation slides will be available the week of the convention. Please note that the convention slides are only available to convention attendees.  Attendees will need to login to be able to view the slides.  Please contact the APA office if you have any issues. 

Click Here for Exhibitor Information, contact Celeste Reid if you have any questions. 
For hotel and convention information, contact Susannah Fuquay.
For information on Continuing Pharmacy Education (CPE) to be offered, contact Susannah Fuquay.

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Past APA Annual Convention Locations:

2018        Rogers
2017        Little Rock
2016        Hot Springs

2015        Little Rock
2014        Fayetteville
2013        Little Rock
2012       Rogers
2011       Little Rock
2010       Fort Smith
2009       Little Rock
2008       Ridgedale, MO
2007       Rogers
2006       Little Rock
2005       Hot Springs




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