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OPA Annual Conference, Trade Show & Career Fair Information

Hold the Date: April 17-19, 2009

Hold the date:
131st OPA Annual Conference & Trade Show
April 17-19, 2009
Greater Columbus Convention Center
400 North High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215


130th OPA Annual Conference & Trade Show
April 11-13, 2008

  • 2008 Annual Conference Information
  • 2008 Schedule At A Glance
  • 2008 Annual Conference Brochure (PDF 494 KB) with complete program descriptions
  • Learning Objectives - 2008 Annual Conference
  • OPF Silent Auction
  • Research Forum and Poster Session
  • OPA Trade Show Exhibitor Information
  • OPA Trade Show Prospectus (PDF file 496 KB)
  • Trade Show online registration, CLICK HERE
  • Career Fair Information
  • Career Fair online registration, CLICK HERE
  • Major Contributors and Sponsors
  • AnnualSponsorshipApplication
  • Conference Event and Educational Sponsorship Form
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  • Exhibitors - Career Fair Participants and Door Prize Donors 

    Designing the future of pharmacy services begins with knowing the facts. Get the facts you need to start your future design at the 2008 OPA Annual Conference. Pharmacy leaders and policy shapers from around the state and around the country will be presenting innovative and best practices information essential to your pharmacy practice. You will have the opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with over 900 pharmacy professionals, students, and representatives of the pharmacy industry. The 60 hours of contemporary CE programming offered will expand your practice skills and fulfill your educational needs. Topics, including New Drugs, Wound and Ostomy Care, OTC/Self-Care Challenge, Management of Obesity, Medication Therapy Management Services , Buy/Sell a Pharmacy, Exercise is Medicine, Ohio Medicaid, Diabetes, Ischemic Heart Disease, Gastroenterology Update, and a two-hour Ohio Law Update which is approved for Ohio jurisprudence CE credit, will be sure to get your creative design juices flowing. Policies will be formed at the House of Delegates meeting, political contacts will be made at the PAC breakfast, prizes will be given away in the Exhibit Hall, and networking opportuni­ties with potential employers will be available at the Career Fair.

    FULL REGISTRATION
    Discounted Member Rate$229$249 after 3/7/08

    Non-Member Rate

    $299$329 after 3/7/08
  • Full registration includes admission to all Friday, Saturday amd Sunday CE Programs, handout materials, Trade Show, meals and breaks. Registration for the PAC Breakfast is separate.

    ONE DAY REGISTRATION
    DISCOUNTED MEMBER RATE

    Friday$119$129 after 3/7/08
    Saturday$119$129 after 3/7/08
    Sunday$79$89 after 3/7/08

    NON-MEMBER RATE

    Friday$169$179 after 3/7/08
    Saturday$169$179 after 3/7/08
    Sunday$119$129 after 3/7/08

    One day registration includes admission to� CE Programs, handout materials, Trade Show, meals and breaks.


    SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE Friday, April 11, 2008
    7:30 amRegistration
    8:30 amManagement of Obesity
    Natural Products 101
    Addiction: Chemical Dependency and Drug Therapy� 
    Managing Thyroid Dysfunction
    10:10 am Break
    10:30 am

    OTC/Self-Care Challenge
    Ischemic Heart Disease
    Infection and Exposure Control
    Anxiety Syndromes and Panic Disorder

    12:15Awards Luncheon
    2 pm

    Research Forum
    Cultural Competency
    Exercise is Medicine
    Pediatric Diabetes
    Medicare Part D Changes (new program)

    3:40 pm Trade Show/Poster Session
    7:00 pm Dinner & Fun:
    OPA Party in Paradise & OPF Auction

    Saturday, April 12, 2008
    7:30 am Registration &
    PAC Breakfast
    8:30 am

    Ohio Law Update 2008
    (repeated at 10:30 am)
    Drug Therapy of Coagulation Disorders
    Ohio Showcase of Pharmacy Practice
    Anemia in Oncology Patients

    10:10amBreak
    10:30 amOhio Law Update 2008
    (repeated from 8:30 am)
    Type 2 Diabetes
    OTCs to get through the Gap
    Use of Technology in Today's Practice
    12:10 pmTrade Show, Career Fair and Box Lunch
    2:30 pm

    Wound and Ostomy Care
    Examining the Landscape of MTMS
    Caring for Hospice Patients
    So You Want to Buy or Sell a Pharmacy?

    2:30 pm

    Student Law Review and Entertainment
    4:15 pm  House of Delegates

    4:30 pm

    Student Olympics and Party
    7:00 pm Alumni Reception

    8:00 pm

    President's Banquet and Entertainment

    9:30 pm

    President's Reception

    Sunday, April 13, 2008

    7:30 am Registration
    Past Presidents' Breakfast (invitation only)
    8:30 am Ohio Medicaid Update 2008
    Chronic Non-Malignant Pain
    Gastroenterology Update
    10:10 am Break
    10:30 am
    Update on New Drugs 2008
    Electronic Prescribing
    Wherry Pharmacy Museum History

    12:10 pmAnnual Conference Adjournment

     


    Continuing Education Credit
    This Conference is targeted to all pharmacists and pharmacy students. The Continuing Education (CE) portion of the 130th OPA Annual Conference is being coordinated by the Ohio Pharmacists Foundation. As part of its mission, the Foundation provides education programs designed for pharmacists, to address the daily issues of pharmacy. To receive continuing pharmacy education credit, you must fill out the CE form indicating programs attended, sign, date, and return it to OPA staff. Your statement of CE credit will be mailed to you within four weeks.

    The Ohio Pharmacists Foundation, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

    Special Events

    OPA Party in Paradise & OPF Silent Auction
    Friday - 7:00 pm
    Join OPA in paradise for a laid-back evening of island cuisine, fun music and comedy. Enjoy a delicious Cheeseburger in Paradise while our spotlight entertainer, Patrick Henry, combines his original humor with music. You won't want to miss the chance to hear a very talented musician and the special pharmacy surprises he has in store for you. You'll have plenty of time to talk to your friends, many of whom will be dressed in their best Parrot- head shirts, while you bid on your favorite items at the 4th Annual Ohio Pharmacists Foundation (OPF) Silent Auction. Your purchase will support OPF's educational programming and research. There's sure to be something for everyone at this year's auction. You'll definitely experience some "changes in attitude" as you enjoy this fun evening with friends.

    Alumni Reception & President's Banquet
    Saturday - 7:00 pm
    Catch up on the latest at your university while reuniting with your friends at the College Alumni Reception sponsored by the Council of Ohio Colleges of Pharmacy. Following the reception, please join us for the black tie optional President's Banquet where you will enjoy a delicious dinner accompanied by the elegant, relaxing music of harpist, Pegi Engleman. OPA President-Elect Dave Boyer, R.Ph. will be installed as President along with the 2008-2009 officers and trustees. Immediately following the banquet, please plan to join us for the President's Reception featuring more music, a dessert bar and beverages.

    Enjoy Columbus !
    For more information about Columbus, contact the Greater Columbus Convention & Visitors Bureau
    at 800/345-4FUN.
    Or visit www.experiencecolumbus.com.


    Major Contributors and Sponsors
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    http://www.ohiopharmacists.org/pdf_files/AnnualSponsorshipApplication
    Annual� Conference Sponsorship and Educational Grant Application
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    Major Contributors
    (as of June 1, 2008)
    American Pharmacists Association
    American Pharmacy Services Corporation
    AmerisourceBergen Corporation
    Amgen
    Council of Ohio Colleges of Pharmacy
    CVS/pharmacy
    McKesson Corp.
    Merck & Co.
    National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations
    National Community Pharmacists Association
    Pfizer, Inc.
    Pharmacists Mutual Companies
    Procter & Gamble Company

    Sponsors
    (as of June 1, 2008)
    American Pharmacy Cooperative, Inc.
    Avizent/The Frank Gates Company
    Axcan Pharma
    Buy-Sellapharmacy.com
    Dominic and Debbie Bartone
    Giant Eagle
    Kroger Company
    Marc Glassman, Inc.
    Mike's Pharmacy Supply
    Pharmacists Rehabilitation Organization
    Progressive Medical, Inc.
    Sharps Compliance, Inc.
    Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    SureScripts, LLC
    Voice-Tech, Inc.
    ZRT Laboratory

    Hotels
    Hampton Inn & Suites
    , 501 N. High St., is located across the street from the Greater Columbus Convention Center.
    Rates: $117-127.
    Reservations can be made by calling 614.559.2000 or 800.426.7866.
    You must refer to Group Code: OP8 to obtain special rate.

    The Hyatt Regency Columbus, 350 N. High Street is connected to the Greater Columbus Convention Center.
    Rates: $145.
    Reservations can be made by calling 614.463.1234 or 800.233.1234.

    Crowne Plaza Hotel, 33 Nationwide Blvd., is attached by an enclosed walkway to the Convention Center.
    Rates: $128.
    Reservations can be made by calling 614.461.4100 or 800.338.4462.

    Drury Inn & Suites, 88 East Nationwide Boulevard, is connected to the Greater Columbus Convention Center.
    Rates range from $115-155.
    Reservations may be made by calling 614.221.7008 or 800.325.0720.

    Reservation requests after March 8 for the Hampton Inn, Hyatt Regency and Crowne Plaza, and March 25 for Drury Inn, are subject to availability, and may not be at conference rates.



    TRADE SHOW INFORMATION
    OHIO PHARMACISTS ASSOCIATION
    131st ANNUAL CONFERENCE & TRADE SHOW
    APRIL 17-18, 2009
    Friday, 3:40-6:00 p.m.
    Saturday, 12:10-2:30 p.m.

    The Ohio Pharmacists Association invites you to be a part of its 131st Annual Conference and Trade Show. The 2009 Trade Show gives you the opportunity to strengthen business relationships, make new contacts and increase productivity. Don't miss out on one of the most well attended meetings of pharmacists and pharmacy decision-makers in the Midwest.
    • Booths are 8'x10' $850 or
      10'x10' $925.
      (There is a 5% discount for multiple booths.)
    • Fee includes: pipe and draping, identification sign, 6' skirted table, 2 chairs, 2 box lunches.
      Booths are assigned on a first-come, first paid basis. Space cannot be confirmed until payment is received. Space is limited, so register early to insure your preferred space! There are three easy ways to register: by mail, by fax, or online.
    • Companies reserving space by March 6, 2009 will be listed, along with their company description, in the March issue of Ohio Pharmacist journal. Your company will also be promoted on our web page. Companies registering before April 3, 2009 will also be recognized in our Trade Show Directory and in our June post-conference issue of the journal.
    • Over 1000 pharmacists and pharmacy students attended the 2008 Conference.
      Pharmacists came from all aspects of the pharmacy industry, including future pharmacists from the state's five schools and colleges of pharmacy.
    • Previous exhibitors include wholesalers, manufacturers, temporary staffing agencies, computer vendors, and other ancillary service companies.
    • There will be no concurrent programming during Trade Show hours.
      Trade Show hours are Friday 3:40-6:00 p.m. and will include a cash bar and snacks. Saturday hours are 12:10-2:30 p.m. and includes lunch, served in the exhibit hall.
    • Exhibitors are welcome and encouraged to attend our social events on Friday and Saturday evenings. This is a great opportunity to spend time with pharmacists in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. Detailed information about these specific events will follow at a later date.
    • Many valuable sponsorship opportunities are available! Opportunities include educational grants and/or special events during the Conference. Exclusive or shared sponsorships are available. We will work with you to design a package that makes the best use of your available funds and provides the maximum exposure for your company.
    • Expand your exposure: Advertise with OPA!
      OPA offers two advertising venues for your company: our monthly journal the Ohio Pharmacist, with a circulation of over 3,000 and our website with an average of over 50,000 hits monthly. For a rate sheet call the OPA office or download the information from our website at www.OhioPharmacists.org/sponsor.html.
    • The door prize drawing, which is held on the last day of the Trade Show, offers another opportunity to recognize contributing exhibitors. The Exhibit Hall fills with attendees hoping to win prizes. We encourage all exhibitors to donate gifts for the drawing. Please send your gift, by April 8, 2009, to the OPA office, 2155 Riverside Drive, Columbus, OH 43221. Please attach a business card to your gifts so that we can recognize your company during the Trade Show and in the Ohio Pharmacist journal.

    2009 OPA Exhibit Hall Prospectus with layout for booth selection.

    The official exhibit hall decorator is the George Fern Company with Lynn Garvin as the show representative.

    CLICK HERE For Secure Online Trade Show registration

    CAREER FAIR INFORMATION

    The Ohio Pharmacists Association is pleased to invite you to participate in the Annual Career Fair which will be held Saturday, April 18, 2009. All employers looking for interns, residents, new graduates and experienced pharmacists are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity.

  • Registration Fee - $200
    Fee includes: 6' skirted table, two box lunches, and two complimentary admissions to any 2-hour CE program on Saturday.
  • Hours are Saturday from 12 noon -2:30 p.m. and includes lunch, served in the exhibit hall. There will be no concurrent programming.
  • Space is assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis. Space cannot be confirmed until a completed registration and payment is received. There are three easy ways to register: by mail, by fax, or online.
  • Companies reserving space by February 8, 2009 will be listed, along with their company description, in the March issue of Ohio Pharmacist journal. Your company will also be promoted on our web page. Companies registering before april 3, 2009 will also be recognized in our Trade Show/Career Fair Directory and in our June post-conference issue of the journal.
  • In 2009 almost 1,100 participants attended the Conference. Pharmacists came from all aspects of the pharmacy industry, including future pharmacists from the state's five colleges of pharmacy.
  • Previous employers include pharmacies, temporary staffing agencies, hospitals, and manufacturing pharmaceutical companies.
  • Career Fair participants are welcome and encouraged to attend our social events on Friday and Saturday evenings. This is a great opportunity to spend time with pharmacists in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. Detailed information about these specific events will follow at a later date.
  • Many valuable sponsorship opportunities are available! Opportunities include educational grants and/or special events during the Conference. Exclusive or shared sponsorships are available. We will work with you to design a package that makes the best use of your available funds and provides the maximum exposure for your company.
  • It's a fact: most successful companies know it pays to advertise to their customers. They know it makes good business sense. OPA offers two advertising venues for your company: our monthly journal the Ohio Pharmacist, with a circulation of over 3,000 and our website with an average of over 50,000 hits monthly. For a rate sheet call the OPA office or download the information from our website at www.OhioPharmacists.org/sponsor.html.
  • The door prize drawing, which fills the exhibit hall, offers another opportunity to recognize contributing companies. We encourage all career fair participants to donate gifts for the drawing. Please send them by April 1, to the OPA office. Please attach a business card to your gifts so that we can recognize you during the Career Fair and in the Ohio Pharmacist journal.

    CLICK HERE For Secure Online Career Fair registration

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