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OPA 127th Annual Conference & Trade Show

April 15-17, 2005 Greater Columbus Convention Center

  • 2005 Annual Conference Information
  • Schedule at a Glance
  • Course Descriptions
  • OPF Silent Auction
  • Hotel Information


    Ohio Pharmacists Association 127th Annual Conference and Trade Show

    The profession of pharmacy is on the brink of major change in a variety of arenas, and the OPA 127th Annual Conference is structured to address these challenges. In addition to programs on the new Medicare Modernization Act, disease state management outcomes, and PBM issues, there will be sessions on clinical topics, technology, compounding, fitness, and OTCs. Two contact hours of Ohio jurisprudence CE will be offered as well. In all, you can earn 16 hours of CE, 21.5 hours if you attend the CPR course, AND you can use these hours if you report your CE this May 15 for licensure renewal.

    Come to the 12th Annual Research Forum to learn about current research being conducted by faculty, residents, and students at Ohio colleges of pharmacy, as well as practitioners. Visit the Trade Show to learn about new products and pharmacy services, and win prizes. Stop by the Career Fair to network with recruiters from across the state. Serve as a delegate and help set policy for the Association and profession in the House of Delegates meeting. Attend the PAC Breakfast and support pharmacy lobbying efforts in the state.

    Wherever you practice, the 2005 OPA Annual Conference has something for you. Don't miss out! Online registrations will be available February 3, 2005.

    Trade Show and Door Prize Drawing
    Friday, 3:40-6:00 p.m., Saturday, 12:10-2:30 p.m.
    This year's Trade Show promises to help Improve Patient Outcomes by introducing pharmacists and pharmacy students to new technology, new drugs, and new ideas! During the two-day Trade Show, you will have ample time, without missing any CE, to meet and network with a variety of company representatives who will share their product and service information. You may even win a prize!

    Poster Session
    Friday, 3:40-6:00 p.m.
    Our 6th Annual Poster Session will feature the research of faculty and students from our pharmacy colleges, and from practitioners around the state. Presenters will be eager to share their research and field your questions. The Poster Session will follow the Ohio Research Forum 2005 CE session. Thanks to sponsor Procter & Gamble.

    OPA Town Hall and House of Delegates Meetings
    Saturday, 4:15 p.m.
    This year's House of Delegates meeting will be preceded by a Town Hall meeting where “hot” issues in pharmacy will be discussed, as well as OPA committee reports. You can shape the policies that will affect the future of pharmacy as a delegate to the House of Delegates. To register as a delegate, sign up on the conference registration form or at the OPA Conference Registration Desk. Everyone is invited. You do not have to be a delegate to attend.

    Career Fair
    Saturday, 12:10 - 2:30 p.m.
    Are you searching for a first job or wanting to make a change? The 2005 OPA Career Fair will give you the opportunity to find out more about the many opportunities available in pharmacy: internships, residencies, part-time or full-time pharmacist positions. Be sure to bring copies of your resume'.

    YOU ARE the Magic! OPF Silent Auction, Magician, Caricature Artists
    Friday, 7:00 p.m.
    Dress casually and enjoy a great dinner and entertainment featuring the magic of the Amazing Maxwell! Be prepared to laugh and participate in this unique comedy magic program where YOU will experience reality from another point of view! Caricature artists will be on hand to draw YOU and send you home with a keepsake from the evening. In addition, you will have the opportunity to support the Ohio Pharmacists Foundation's (OPF) educational programming and research as OPF holds its first ever Silent Auction. Pharmacy antiques, university paraphernalia, entertainment packages, and more will be tempting you.

    President's Banquet and Alumni Reception
    Saturday, 6:30 p.m.
    As a prelude to the President's Banquet, plan to attend the College Alumni Reception, sponsored by the Council of Ohio Colleges of Pharmacy. This is a great way to start your evening, while renewing friendships and catching up on the latest news from your university. Following the reception, please join us for the black tie optional President's Banquet where dinner will be accompanied by the classical music of The Pharmacists Trio. OPA President-Elect Troy Gahm, R.Ph. will be installed as President along with the 2005-2006 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.

    Spouse/Guest Program
    Spouse/Guest participants have requested a visit to Easton Town Center which is home to an eclectic assortment of restaurants, entertainment venues, large department stores, exclusive retailers, and a 30-screen movie theater. Stop by the OPA registration desk to pick up your "Experience Easton" coupon book request, map, and transportation information.

    Full Registration

    Member $199 ($219 after 3/28/05)
    Non-Member $269 ($299 after 3/28/05)
    Full registration includes admission to all CE Programs, handout materials,
    Trade Show, meals and breaks. Registration for the PAC breakfast is seperate.
    Full registration does not include CPR program.

    One Day Registration

    Friday $109 ($119 after 3/29/05)
    Saturday $109 ($119 after 3/29/05)
    Sunday $79 ($99 after 3/29/05)

    Friday $149 ($159 after 3/29/05)
    Saturday $149 ($159 after 3/29/05)
    Sunday $109 ($119 after 3/29/05)
    One day registration includes admission to CE programs, breaks, meals and
    Trade Show. One day Sunday registration does not include CPR program.

    2005 Annual Conference Goals and Objectives$$ (PDF File: 45K)

    Friday, April 15, 2005

    7:30 a.m. Registration

    8:30 a.m.
  • Hypertension Guidelines
    Anthony Restuccio, M.D.
  • MTM Services by Pharmacists
    Patty Kumbera, R.Ph.
  • Veterinary Compounding
    Gigi Davidson, R.Ph., DICVP
  • Safe Medication Use in Recovering Addicts
    Nick Kallis, R.Ph.
    Michael Quigley, R.Ph.

    10:10 a.m.Break

    10:30 a.m.
  • MTM Technology Update
    Bill G. Felkey
  • Neuropathic Pain
    Deanna Maynard, Pharm.D., BCPS
  • OTC New and Recommended Products
    Andrea Wall, R.Ph., Kristin Casper, R.Ph., Pharm.D.
  • New Hope for GERD
    William Emlich Jr., D.O.

    12:10 p.m.Awards Luncheon

    2:00 p.m.
  • Research Forum
    Curtis Black, R.Ph., Ph.D., Moderator
  • PBMs 101
    Mark S. Riley, Pharm.D.
  • Compounding Liability
    Karen E. Peterson, R.Ph., J.D.
  • Sleep and Headache Link
    Frank O'Donnell, D.O.

    3:40 p.m. Trade Show and Poster Session

    7:00 p.m. OPA Dinner and Fun Night:
    Magician, Silent Auction, Caricature Artist

    Saturday, April 16, 2005

    7:30 a.m. Registration

    7:30 a.m. PAC Breakfast

    8:30 a.m.
  • Ohio Law Update 2005 (repeated at 10:30 a.m.)
    Timothy Benedict, R.Ph.
  • PR for Pharmacy
    Joseph Dula, Pharm.D. Candidate
  • Psychological Trauma
    Randy A. Sansone, M.D.
  • Medicare Modernization Update
    Elizabeth Cepero, J.D., LL.M.

    10:10 a.m. Break

    10:30 a.m.
  • Ohio Law Update 2005 (repeated from 8:30 a.m.)
    Timothy Benedict, R.Ph.
  • Hyperlipidemia Pharmacology
    Jon E. Sprague, R.Ph., Ph.D.
  • HIV/AIDS in Women
    Patty Havard, Pharm.D.
  • Clinical Pearls
    Vincent F. Mauro, Pharm.D., FCCP

    12:10 p.m. Trade Show, Career Fair, and Box Lunch

    2:30 p.m.
  • Community Pharmacy Residencies
    Michael T. Rupp, Ph.D.
  • Management of Insomnia
    Markus Schmidt, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Physical Activity for Health
    William Richards, Ph.D. Candidate
  • Diabetes Fundamentals and Insulin
    Bryan Feldman, D.O.
  • Student Law Review
    Donnie Sullivan, R.Ph., M.S., Ph.D.

    Sunday, April 17, 2005

    7:30 a.m.Registration

    8:30 a.m.
  • Medicaid Update
    Stephen Mueller, M.S., R.Ph.
  • Parkinson's Treatment and Counseling
    David Purdy, R.Ph.
  • The Role of the Pharmacist in Wellness
    Carrie Fish, R.Ph., Pharm.D.

    10:30 a.m.
  • Update on New Drugs 2005
    Karen L. Kier, Ph.D., M.Sc., R.Ph.
  • Together We Prepare
    American Red Cross Instructor
  • Legal Issues in Pharmacy
    Mary Beth Levine, Esq.

    12:10 p.m. Annual Conference Adjournment

    1:00 p.m. Adult CPR with AED

    The Continuing Education (CE) portion of the OPA Annual Conference is being coordinated by the Ohio Pharmacists Foundation, the educational arm of OPA. As part of its mission, the Foundation provides education programs designed for pharmacists, to address the daily issues of pharmacy.
    The Ohio Pharmacists Foundation is accredited by the Accredidation Council on Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmaceutical education.


    The Ohio Pharmacists Foundation will be holding a Silent Auction in conjunction with the OPA 2005 Annual Conference to benefit its educational programming and research endeavors. The auction will be held Friday evening, April 15, at the Columbus Convention Center. To-date, four tickets to the May 1, 2005 Cleveland Indians baseball game, a denim shoulder satchel with pharmacy stamp imprint, a homemade Italian dinner and wine tasting for four, and several pharmacy antiques have been donated.

    You too can contribute items to this event, either through your local association, employer, or college; or through a personal donation.
  • For a secure online Auction Solicitation form,$$Link,AWS_SSL:DisplayInputForm&FormID=45,CLICK HERE!$$

    If you have any questions or would like to volunteer your assistance, contact Kathy Karas at


    Hampton Inn & Suites,
    501 N. High Street, is located across the street from the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Rates range from $105 to $150. Reservations may be made by calling 614-559-2000 or 800-426-7866. You must refer to Group Code: OP5 to obtain a room within our block.

    The Hyatt Regency Columbus, 350 North High Street, is connected to the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Rates are $119. Reservations may 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 Greater Columbus Convention Center. Rates are $119. Reservations may 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 $98 to $128. Reservations may be made by calling
    614-221-7008 or 800-378-7946.

    Reservation requests after March 18 for the Hampton Inn, Hyatt Regency, and Crowne Plaza and March 29 for the Drury Inn are subject to availability and may not be at conference rates. A check, money order, or major credit card covering your first night's stay will guarantee late arrival. Cancellations must be received by 4:00 p.m. on night of arrival for refunds.


    Enjoy Columbus !
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