In case you missed the OPA 2023 Annual Conference in Columbus, OPA has a solution for YOU! More than 30 hours of select CPE programming are now available in a home-study, on-demand format through June 30, 2023. Watch sessions presented at the Annual Conference in Columbus when it’s convenient for you- in the comfort of your own home or office! Three hours of patient/medication safety and 2.5 hours of pharmacy law are included! Registrants receive an email from OPA with the link to access the On-Demand content.
We appreciate everyone’s feedback as we work with the Ohio Department of Medicaid and Gainwell on the implementation Ohio’s Single PBM. OPA will be participating in regular calls with ODM each week to discuss member issues and we are working with ODM daily on urgent member issues, so please utilize the survey tool to submit feedback. Information and references for OPA members can be found under Featured Articles below.
The Ohio Pharmacists Association (OPA) Podcast provides content for pharmacists and student pharmacists that touches on current pharmacy news in Ohio and in the U.S., pharmacy legislation, OPA updates, recaps of committee and special interest group meetings, recaps from the State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy meetings, and interviews with pharmacists in various areas of pharmacy. This episode is more targeted towards student pharmacists and the OPA Student Legislative Day event however, pharmacists are welcome to listen and learn.
Pharmacists have been monumental in helping combat the COVID-19 pandemic and continue to prove that we are competent and highly qualified healthcare professionals. The COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) has come to end, what does that mean for pharmacists and pharmacies? The Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act (PREP Act) has been extended, what does that mean for the future after the extension period? The COVID-19 bivalent booster vaccine is now only recommended to be used, what will the vaccination schedule for COVID-19 look like? Join Andrea Kowalski, R.Ph., PharmD and I in discussing the PREP Act, her career at Shrivers Pharmacy, the new recommendation update, and our thoughts on the potential future of COVID-19 vaccination.
Join us for the first ever OPA 340B Midwest Regional Conference & Expo. Pharmacists, other healthcare professionals, health-system and health center executives, GPOs, wholesalers, drug company decision makers, healthcare leaders, as well as federal, state, and local government officials are invited to attend to learn, interact, network and address today’s toughest challenges in community healthcare. Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians can earn up to nine hours (0.9 CEU) of continuing pharmacy education credit. Exhibitors will be on hand during breakfast, breaks, lunch and evening reception to discuss their products and services designed to meet your practice needs.
Working together, we can move OPA to the next level, practice at the top of our licenses, and improve the pharmacy work environment going forward. Reach out to a friend or colleague about OPA Membership and share the link below. There is strength in numbers. The OPA One-To-One Membership Drive is part of that number.
Join us for the OPA 2024 Annual Conference & Trade Show, April 5-7, held for the first time ever at the Hilton Columbus at Easton, situated in the heart of Easton Town Center near shopping, dining and entertainment. Pharmacists can earn continuing pharmacy education credits. Exhibitors will be available to discuss their products and services designed to meet your practice needs. Watch for more details. Registration will open January 2024.
OPA Office - 2674 Federated Blvd, Columbus, OH 43235
OPA Office, 2674 Federated Blvd, Columbus, OH 43235
Columbus Hilton at Easton
On March 21, 2023, the Ohio Pharmacists Association (OPA) has announced David E. Burke, R.Ph., MBA, PharmD (Hon) as their next Executive Director.
We appreciate everyone’s feedback as we work with the Ohio Department of Medicaid and Gainwell on the implementation Ohio’s Single PBM. OPA will be participating in regular calls with ODM each week to discuss member issues and we are working with ODM daily on urgent member issues. Emailed updates are available by clicking the headline above.
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