|Registration Deadlines||by 3/10/16||by 4/11/16
Non-Member Rate w/ special conf rate
|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.
|Registration Deadlines||by 3/10/16||by 4/11/16||Onsite|
|Registration Deadlines||by 3/10/16||by 4/11/16||Onsite|
|Registration Deadlines||by 3/10/16
One day registration includes admission to CPE Programs, handout materials, Trade Show, meals and breaks.
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
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!
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.)
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.
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.
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.
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.
The 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’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, please use the following link to download the app before arriving at the conference: OPA Conference App Link</strong></a> </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!