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OPA Annual Conference & Trade Show

Hold the Date! April 17-19, 2015 - 137th OPA Annual Conference & Trade Show

OPA Annual Conference
& Trade Show

Hold the Date!
April 17-19, 2015 - 137th OPA Annual Conference & Trade Show

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

April 4-6, 2014 - 136th OPA Annual Conference & Trade Show

2014 Conference Program

2014 Annual Conference Brochure   

STUDENTS: 2014 Annual Student Conference Brochure
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Registration Deadlines   by 2/27/14by 3/31/14  Onsite
 Discounted Member  $269  $299  $329

Non-Member Rate w/discounted conf
& 2014 OPA Membership

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

Pre-registration rates are valid through March 31. Onsite registration rates will become effective on April 1. 
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 2/27/14by 3/31/14 Onsite 
Friday $144 $164  $185
Saturday $144 $164  $185
Sunday  $84  $104  $125


 Registration Deadlines by 2/27/14  by 3/31/14Onsite 
Friday $199 $209  $230
Saturday $199 $209  $230
Sunday $139 $159  $180


 Registration Deadlines   by 2/27/14 by 3/31/14Onsite 
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

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 Door Prize Drawing
Friday, 4:10 – 6:00 p.m. & Saturday, 11:15 – 1:30 p.m.
Pharmacists can connect with new products and services from today’s leading companies at the Trade Show. By visiting each booth, you are also eligible to enter a drawing for door 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 2014 CE session. Thanks to Procter & Gamble for their support of this innovative and interesting program.

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 Entertainment & Dinner:
Friday  7:00 pm 
Dress casually (bluesy hats & shades welcome), and enjoy a great dinner and evening of fun with the Blues Brothers Tribute Band.  There will be dancing in the aisles as Jake & Elwood’s Blues Revue perform the Blues Brothers’ hits.

Saturday  6:30 C123-125
Reckitt Benckiser will conduct the first product theatre at the OPA Annual Conference. This breakfast theatre is entitled Protecting Office Based Opoid Dependence Treatment Now and for the Future and will be presented by Anthony Tommasello, R.Ph., PhD, FAPHA. There is no continuing education offered for this theatre. This is an invitation-only event.

Saturday 11:40 a.m. in the Exhibit Hall
Purdue Pharma LP. will also sponsor a theatre entitled Butrans: The First Buprenorphine Transdermal System. There is no continuing education offered for this theatre. Only the first 100 attendees to arrive will be able to participate. There is no continuing education offered for this theatre. 

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.

NEW! NPX (New Practitioner Experience) Networking Launch
Saturday 5:30 pm      Location: The Social, 527 North Park St
If you are a pharmacists with < 7 years in practice, join other new practitioners. 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 Bob Schmoll and the 2014-2015 officers and trustees, and a dessert bar.

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 Education (CE) portion is coordinated by the Ohio Pharmacists Foundation. To receive credit, you must provide your NABP e-Profile ID number and birthdate on the CE form, indicate programs attended, and return the signed form to OPA within 30 days of the Conference. All CE 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

All CE sessions are knowledge-based activities unless otherwise indicated.

2014 Annual Conference Learning Objectives.pdf

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