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OPA Annual Conference & Trade Show

April 17-19, 2015 - 137th OPA Annual Conference & Trade Show

OPA Annual Conference
& Trade Show

April 17-19, 2015 - 137th OPA Annual Conference & Trade Show
You take care of patients, OPA takes care of You.

Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215

This year’s Conference will offer more than 30 educational programs, expanded Product Theatres, and the ever-popular Trade Show with prize drawings. A new social event on Friday night, OPA Dinner in the City, will allow you to experience one of several popular restaurants in downtown Columbus.

Over 50 hours of show....prizes...student competitions....awards....political action....and more!

For secure online registration, REGISTER TODAY! 

Check out the OPA 2015 Annual Conference Brochure
and the OPA 2015 Annual Conference Student Brochure
to see some of the exciting events we have planned for you!!


Registration Deadlines   by 3/12/15by 4/13/15
 Discounted Member  $269  $299  $329

Non-Member Rate w/discounted conf
& 2015 OPA Membership

$424 $454  $484
Pharmacy Resident Rate $124 $154  $184

Pre-registration rates are valid through April 13. Onsite registration rates will become effective on April 14. 
Full registration includes admission to all Friday, Saturday and Sunday CE Programs, handout materials, Trade Show, meals and breaks. Registration for the PAC Breakfast is separate. 



 Registration Deadlines by 3/12/15by 4/13/15 Onsite 
Friday $144 $164  $185
Saturday $144 $164  $185
Sunday  $84  $104  $125


 Registration Deadlines by 3/12/15by 4/13/15Onsite 
Friday $199 $219  $240
Saturday $199 $219  $240
Sunday $139 $159  $180


 Registration Deadlines   by 3/12/15by 4/13/15Onsite 
Friday $84 $104  $125
Saturday $84 $104  $125
Sunday $44 $64  $85

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

Special Events

Friday 7:00 am
This Product Theatre, conducted by Pfizer, Inc., is titled “Pneumococcal Pneumonia and Invasive Diseases in Adults 50 and Older." Learn about a prevention option for patients in your community pharmacy. An OPA-sponsored breakfast will be served. To be eligible for an invitation to the Theatre, register for the Annual Conference by 3/12/15. This is an invitation-only event and space is limited. There is no continuing education offered for attendance at the this presentation.

Awards Luncheon
Friday 11:25 a.m.
OPA will recognize professional excellence to the profession, to the community, and to the Association at the Awards Luncheon. Media representatives will be recognized for their support of educating the public on safe medicine use and for awareness of pharmacy issues.

Trade Show and Prize Drawing
Friday, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. & Saturday, 11:15 – 1:30 p.m.
At the Trade Show you can learn about new products and services from today’s leading companies helping you take better care of your patients. Visit each booth to become eligible to enter a drawing for prizes donated by our exhibitors. There is no concurrent programming during Trade Show hours, so this is the perfect time to network with your colleagues and have a little fun!

Poster Session
Friday, 4:10-6:00 p.m.

Our Annual Poster Session will feature the research of the faculty and students from Ohio’s colleges of pharmacy, as well as from practitioners around the state. The Poster Session will follow the Ohio Research Forum 2015 CE session.

Innovative Practice Showcase
Friday  4:10 - 6:00 pm
New to this year’s Conference, this showcase will feature practitioners, students, and residents across the state who will display marketing, documentation, protocols, policies, etc. of their innovative services. This showcase will follow a CE program of innovative practice models in Ohio, including ideas, opportunities, and resources.

Friday Dinner in the City**
Friday  7:00 pm 
Dress casually and enjoy a meal at one of Downtown Columbus' fine restaurants. If applicable, on your registration form, you will indicate your first, second and third choice for Friday evening Dinner. The dinner, is included in Pharmacists' Friday-Only and Full-Conference registration fees. Each venue will offer select menu options and a cash bar. (Restaurant options may change prior to 4/17/15.) Please indicate your preferences on the registration form. **(Note: restaurant choices will be assigned on a first come, first serve basis. Unfortunately, we will not be able to change your choice selections once your registration has been processed.)

Saturday 7:00 am
This Theatre, conducted by ANXeBusiness and McKesson Pharmaceutical, is titled “Protect Your Pharmacy from a Data Breach." Learn why your pharmacy is at twice the risk of a data breach as a traditional retailer and how to protect your business’ sensitive credit card and patient data from being hacked. An OPA-sponsored breakfast will be served. To be eligible for an invitation to the Theatre, register for the Annual Conference by 3/12/15. This is an invitation-only event and space is limited. There is no continuing education offered for attendance at the this presentation.

PAC Breakfast
Saturday, 7:15 a.m.

Support and strengthen pharmacy’s influence in Ohio’s General Assembly by attending the Political Action Committee (PAC) Breakfast.  You’ll hear from an influential Ohio political figure, and contribute to the success of the PAC.  You can also sponsor a student. Details included on the registration form.

House of Delegates
Saturday, 4:40 p.m.
The House of Delegates serves as the legislative and policy-making body of the Association.  Be a part of the policy-making decisions for the practice of pharmacy in Ohio through the resolutions and bylaws processes.

NPX (New Practitioner Experience) Networking Event
Saturday 5:00 pm      Location: The Social, 527 North Park St
If you are a pharmacist with < 7 years in practice, join other new practitioners and past winners of the Distinguished Young Pharmacist award at this fun event! Network, meet and have fun at The Social, at 527 North Park St., which is located at the intersection of Park and Swan St. When exiting the Convention Center, head north on High St to Swan St. Cross High Street and go two blocks west to Park. Turn right on Park, The Social will be on your left.

Alumni Reception and President’s Banquet
Saturday, 7:00 p.m.
Reunite with your faculty and friends at the College Alumni Reception sponsored by the Council of Ohio Colleges of Pharmacy.  It will be followed by the President’s Banquet, entertainment, the installation of OPA President Jeff Bartone and the 2015-2016 officers and trustees.

Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International (CPFI) Breakfast
Sunday  7:15 am
Conference attendees are invited to join together for an engaging time of fellowship, challenge and prayer.  This is a great opportunity to connect with other Christians in the profession, and be renewed in your vision for our profession. This continental breakfast event is included in your Full or Sunday-only registration.

Faculty Disclosure
Disclosure of faculty and commercial support relationships will be made known at each activity.

Continuing Education Credit
This Conference is targeted to all pharmacists and student pharmacists. The Continuing Pharmacy Education (CPE) portion is coordinated by the Ohio Pharmacists Foundation. To receive credit, you must provide your NABP e-Profile ID number and birthdate on the CPE form, indicate programs attended, and return the signed form to OPA within 30 days of the Conference. All CPE credit will be uploaded to the CPE monitor at the end of each month. If you need an NABP e-Profile ID number, log onto

2015 Annual Conference Learning Objectives.pdf 
All CE sessions are knowledge-based activities unless otherwise indicated.

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


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