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OPA Annual Conference & Trade Show

April 15-17, 2016 - 138th OPA Annual Conference & Trade Show

OPA Annual Conference & Trade Show

Following are links to the handouts from David Bright and Aaron Lengel's, Establishing MTM in Your Pharmacy: Maximizing Supporting Roles to Maximize Efficiency:
Establishing MTM in Your Pharmacy OPA2016
MTM Action Plan Worksheet
MTM Staff Development Worksheet
MTM Workflow Worksheet

OPA 138th Annual Programming Highlights - April 15-17, 2016 -
Check out a few of the photos from the 2016 Annual Conference!

Hold the Date: April 21-23, 2017 - 139th OPA Annual Conference & Trade Show

No state association can match the content or value available in these three eye-opening days. Everything is aimed to educate and stimulate you and your practice because...
                  The OPA Annual Conference and Trade Show is one of the best in the country.

Your role is expanding, and this Conference will help you meet the challenge! Go to a program outside your practice site. This Conference includes 3 hours of patient/medication safety CPE that you will need to renew your Ohio license in 2016 and thereafter. Take advantage of networking with other pharmacists. And don’t miss the Trade Show with its prizes, Dinner in the City, and the many opportunities to broaden your knowledge. Most of all, have a great time!

Choose from more than 50 hours of cutting-edge continuing pharmacy education (CPE) programs, visit 80 exhibits in the OPA Trade Show, learned from Ohio Research Podium presentations and poster displays, and watched students compete in the Innovative Pharmacy Business Plan Competition, the OTC and Self-Care Challenge, and the Pharmacy Olympics social event. Pharmacy excellence around the state will be recognized at the annual Awards Luncheon.

From specialized programming to exciting competitions to leadership recognition, the 2016 OPA Conference has it all.    

2016 Annual Conference and Trade Show Info    


To exhibit, click on the Trade Show Information link in the Annual Conference box at the upper left.

OPA's 2016 Conference is going Mobile!!

OPA Annual Conference App will soon be available!

Download the OPA app before you get to the Conference so the schedule, exhibitors, presentations and more will all be at your fingertips.This year’s app also features maps, social media, and local restaurant info! In an effort to go green, continuing education presentations will be available on the app for you to access and view via your mobile device. Download the app to start a to-do list, and get excited about the Annual Conference!

 


OPA 2016 Annual Conference Brochure (PDF) (This PDF sometimes doesn't present well in the Firefox browser.)
OPA 2016 Annual Conference Student Brochure (PDF)

OPA Annual Conference Program 2016


2016 FULL REGISTRATION

Registration Deadlines   by 3/10/16 by 4/11/16
 Onsite
 Discounted Member  $269  $299  $329

Non-Member Rate w/ special conf rate
& 2016 OPA Membership

$442 $472  $502
Pharmacy Resident Rate $124 $154  $184

Pre-registration rates are valid through April 11. Onsite registration rates will become effective on April 12. 
Full registration includes admission to all Friday, Saturday and Sunday CPE Programs, handout materials, Trade Show, meals and breaks. Registration for the PAC Breakfast is separate. 


ONE DAY REGISTRATION

DISCOUNTED MEMBER RATE

 Registration Deadlines  by 3/10/16 by 4/11/16 Onsite 
Friday $144 $164  $185
Saturday $144 $164  $185
Sunday  $84  $104  $125

NON-MEMBER RATE

 Registration Deadlines  by 3/10/16 by 4/11/16 Onsite 
Friday $199 $219  $240
Saturday $199 $219  $240
Sunday $139 $159  $180

MEMBER RESIDENT RATE

 Registration Deadlines    by 3/10/16
by 4/11/16 Onsite 
Friday $84 $104  $125
Saturday $84 $104  $125
Sunday $44 $64  $85

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

Special Events

Theatre
Friday 7:30 am
This Product Theatre, conducted by Nordic Naturals, is titled Clinical Applications of Fish Oil Supplements
Presenter: Christopher Oswald, DC, CNS.
Fish oil supplements are becoming a very common recommendation in the clinical care of patients. This lecture will provide a brief background of the relevant biochemistry while highlighting appropriate clinical interventions for a variety of specific disease processes. An OPA-sponsored breakfast will be served, so set your clocks to rise early and attend. There is no additional charge or registration required. Space is limited to the first 75 attendees. There is no CPE credit offered for attendance at these presentations.Since space is limited, only the first 75 attendees to arrive will be able to participate. There is no continuing education offered for attendance at this presentation.
Nordic Naturals presentation - Friday OPA Theatre

Awards Luncheon
Friday 11:25 a.m.
OPA will recognize excellence in the profession, in the community, and with the Association at the Annual 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.
Improve your patients' outcomes with the new products and services you find at the Trade
Show. 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 practitioners from around the state. The Ohio Research Forum 2016 CPE session will be held at 1:00 p.m.

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 4/15/16.) 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.)

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.

Theatre
Saturday 7:30 am
This Theatre, conducted by LifeScan, is titled OneTouch® Diabetes Product Innovation and Building Customer Loyalty.
Presenter: Sharon Ditata
This lecture will provide a brief overview of the OneTouch® family of products, featuring the latest innovation with the OneTouch® Verio® and OneTouch Verio Flex™ glucose meters. Other discussion topics include: blood glucose supply managed care coverage, the new Insurance Verification hotline - where customers can
verify their co-pay and learn how. An OPA-sponsored breakfast will be served, so set your clocks to rise early and attend. There is no additional charge or registration required. Since space is limited, only the first 75 attendees to arrive will be able to participate. There is no continuing education offered for attendance at this presentation.

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

NPX (New Practitioner Experience) Social
Saturday 5:00 pm      Location: TBD
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. It will be followed by the President’s Banquet and the installation of OPA President Chet Kaczor and the 2016-2017 officers and trustees. Banquet entertainment will feature Highland Dancing. In addition, a flute-harp duo will provide background music during the dinner and reception.

Theatre
Sunday 7:30 am
This Theatre, will be conducted by Teva Pharmaceuticals, is titled Treatment Options in Inhaled Therapy for Reversible Obstructive Airway Disease. An OPA-sponsored breakfast will be served, so set your clocks to rise early and attend. There is no additional charge or registration required. Since space is limited, only the first 75 attendees to arrive will be able to participate. There is no continuing education offered for attendance at this presentation.


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 CPE credit, pharmacists must attend the entire session, actively participate, complete the CPE form indicating sessions attended, and return the signed form to OPA within 30 days of the Conference. CPE credit will be uploaded to the CPE Monitor at the end of each month. CPE Statements of Credit can be printed from the CPE Monitor.

2016 OPA Annual Conference Learning Objectives 
All CPE 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. 

The OPA conference app will be available again in 2016!<p><a href="http://guidebook.com/guide/25908" target="_blank">Download the OPA app</a> before you get to the Conference so the schedule, exhibitors, presentations and more will all be at your fingertips.This year&rsquo;s app also features maps, social media, and local restaurant info! In an effort to go green, continuing education presentations will be available on the app for you to access and view via your mobile device. <a href="http://guidebook.com/guide/25908">Download the app now</a> to start a to-do list, and to get excited about the Annual Conference! <br /><a href="http://guidebook.com/guide/25908" target="_blank"><strong>To better utilize the app's features,&nbsp; please use the following link to download the app before arriving at the conference: OPA Conference App Link</strong></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p>
<hr />This year’s Conference will offer more than 30 educational programs, expanded Product Theatre, and the ever-popular Trade Show with prize drawings. The popular 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 CE....pharmacy law....CPR....trade show....prizes...student competitions....awards....political action....and more!

 


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August 17, 2016
11:00AM

Live Webinar: Required OSHA Training for Immunizing Pharmacists

August 31, 2016

Pharmacist Training Program for Immunizations

OPA Office - 2674 Federated Blvd, Columbus, OH 43235

September 11, 2016
7:00AM-4:00PM

Midwest Independent Pharmacy Expo

Makoy Center, 5462 Center Street, Hilliard, OH 43026

September 22, 2016
7:30AM-5:15PM

APhA's Delivering MTM Services Certificate Training Program for Pharmacists

OPA Office- 2674 Federated Blvd, Columbus, OH 43235

September 29, 2016
7:30AM-5:15PM

APhA's Diabetes Care Certificate Training Program for Pharmacists

OPA office- 2674 Federated Blvd, Columbus, OH 43235