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OPA's 2nd Virtual Conference & Trade Show
Leading Pharmacy, Advancing Healthcare: The Challenge of Change 

OPA's Annual Conference is coming to you, April 16 - June 16, 2021! 

Do you have your 40 hours (4.0 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education (CPE) to report by September 15, 2021 for license renewal? The 2021 OPA Annual Conference will offer more than 40 hours of CPE on-demand from April 16 to June 16, 2021! Speakers of selected programs will be available following their presentations April 16 to 18 for Q&A.

Two hours of medication errors/patient safety and 1.5 hours of jurisprudence CPE will be included. COVID-19 related CPE will focus on pharmacist testing, vaccines, impact of pharmacy services on LTC medication management, and the impact on telepharmacy and pediatric vaccinations. Clinical topics will include cardiovascular diseases, continuous glucose monitoring, nonopioid pain management, migraine treatment, trans health, smoking cessation, insomnia, new drugs and more. Important updates on Provider Status implementation in Ohio from the Ohio Department of Medicaid and practicing pharmacists will be included as well. The Legislative Update, Research and Innovative Forums, poster session, Business Plan Competition, and Preceptor Development sessions will not disappoint. Don’t miss the biggest opportunity of the year to learn, network, and connect with colleagues during OPA’s Virtual Annual Conference and Trade Show: OPA2021Virtual!

You will experience cutting-edge CPE programming, engage with knowledgeable exhibitors, hear expert commentary on practice issues you face every day and return to your practice motivated and ready to implement improved services for your patients. Stay on the forefront of advancements in pharmacy practice and join Ohio pharmacy leaders right from your own home or office!

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2021 OPA Annual Conference Brochure 2021 Annual Conference Learning Objectives  
Sponsors Special eEvents Conference App / Virtual Platform
Students Student eEvents Student Brochure


2021 Virtual On-Demand and Livestreamed Special eEvents* 

PAC eAssembly
Thursday, 7:00 p.m., Livestreamed
Support pharmacy’s influence in Ohio’s General Assembly by attending the Political Action Committee eAssembly. You’ll hear from an influential Ohio legislator. You can also sponsor a student. This event requires a separate fee on the OPA Conference registration form and is only visible to those who are registered for the PAC eAssembly.

OPA Past Presidents eGathering
Friday, 10:55 am, Livestreamed
OPA Past Presidents will gather Friday morning to be updated on current OPA initiatives, and catch up with old friends and past Association leaders. (Sponsored by Kroger Health)

Awards eCeremony
Friday 11:30 a.m.
OPA will recognize excellence in the profession, in the community, and in the Association at the Annual Awards Ceremony. 2021 UNDER 40 award recipients will be also be recognized for leadership, excellence, and vision in their practice and communities. (UNDER 40 Awards exclusively sponsored by Kroger Health)

Sponsor Showcase
Friday 2:00-2:30 p.m. Livestreamed
Hear from OPA sponsors about the latest and greatest products and services they offer. This is your chance for Q&A with companies that support your business and pharmacy in Ohio. 

eExhibits with Prize Drawings
Friday, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. & Saturday, 11:15 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Learn about the newest products and services for your patients at the OPA Virtual Annual Trade Show with video promotions, resources to download, and prizes to win. Let your fingers do the walking in the virtual Exhibit Hall to connect with vendors as you search for prize codes. Reach out to vendors and colleagues during Trade Show hours via private messaging and the chat feature of each virtual exhibit within the OPA Annual Conference app and virtual platform. All exhibits are open April 16 - June 16.

Poster eSession
Friday, 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Our annual Poster eSession will feature the research of the faculty and students from Ohio’s colleges of pharmacy, as well as practitioners from around the state. View videos of poster presentations and a slide of their posters. Poster presenters may be reached via Attendify’s chat to answer any questions about their presentation. 

Product Showcase
Friday, 4:00 - 4:30 p.m. Livestreamed
Hear from OPA vendors about the latest and greatest products and services they offer. This is your chance for Q&A with companies that supply your business and pharmacy in Ohio. 

Residency and Fellowship eExpo
Saturday, 11:15 a.m. - 1:30pm
The Expo is your chance to meet residents and program directors from across the state. Discover what their program can do for you and engage with residents and program directors via Attendify’s chat. 

eHouse of Delegates
Saturday, 2:45 p.m., Livestreamed
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. Watch for the Delegate Call and sign up to represent your district.

OPA 2021 eInstallation
Saturday, 5:30 p.m., Livestreamed   
Join us for the installation of OPA President Joel Levitan the 2021-2022 officers and trustees.

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We would like to thank all our conference sponsors and supporters. These sponsors are vital to the success of the Annual Conference and allow us to control registration fees and offer amazing education and networking opportunities. Please help us thank them for their generosity and continued commitment to OPA by doing business with those who support OPA and our profession! 

Click here! OPA's Virtual Exhibit Hall has vendors, sponsors and prize donors information


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Virtual OPA Annual Conference Medicaid CPE platform view

The OPA Annual Conference 2021 app/platform is only available for registered attendees. All of the great Conference content is available whether you use the desktop platform or the enhanced app on your mobile device- you can attend from anywhere!

MOBILE DEVICE: After you’ve registered for the Conference, download the free Attendify app from the App Store/Google Play. Open the Attendify app and search for the “OPA Annual Conference 2021” event. When you open the OPA Annual Conference 2021 app for the first time, you will need to sign in using the email that you used to register for the conference. Create an app profile with your name and a password. A verification email will be sent to you. Once acknowledged, you will have access to all of the OPA Annual Conference 2021 content.  

DESKTOP: After you’ve registered for the Conference, access the OPA Annual Conference 2021 virtual platform on your desktop at http://bit.ly/OPA2021Virtual. When you open the OPA Annual Conference 2021 platform for the first time, you will need to sign in using the email that you used to register for the conference. Create an app profile with your name and a password. A verification email will be sent to you. Once acknowledged, you will have access to all of the OPA Annual Conference 2021 content.

NOTE: OPA2021Virtual On-Demand CPE content will not be available until April 16, 2021. Virtual attendees will have access to the on-demand sessions, events and sponsor information through June 16, 2021.

Stay tuned for additional information to maximize your OPA2021Virtual experience!

Click here to download Attendify from App Store

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Enhanced App / Virtual Platform content:

Livestream Schedule  - dates and times of CPE and events

On-Demand CPE - access to CPE sessions; CPE will be released April 16 to 18, and will be available until June 16, 2021

Speakers  ˗ credentials and biographical information

How to Claim CPE ˗ a resource for how to claim and submit credits to be automatically uploaded to the CPE Monitor

eExhibits  ˗ connect with vendors through private messaging in the app/platform or the virtual exhibit's chat feature; learn about new products and services while you check out exhibit descriptions to qualify for the virtual prize drawings; discover resources to download, contact information and much more

ePosters  ˗ view poster videos, and share comments and questions with Ohio pharmacist and student pharmacist researchers via  privatae messages, email or chat within the app/platform

Residency eExpo  ˗ learn about Residency programs from around Ohio

OPA Executive Fellowship ˗ learn about, apply or donate to the OPA Executive Fellowship in Leadership and Association Management

Activity Stream ˗ post or "like" comments, post photos for the daily theme, answers polls for fun or prizes

Attendees/Leaderboard ˗ connect with friends through private/group messaging;  compete to be at the top of the Leaderboard

Channels ˗ join colleagues discussing provider status, pharmacist COVID testing and vaccines, compounding issues, new practitioner experience & students (app only)

Bookmarks & Notes ˗ mark favorite sessions and take notes

Sponsors ˗ view videos, images, products, social media, contact and more information for sponsoring companies

FAQs ˗ find information on how to use features of the app or platform and where to locate sessions and events

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Join us for another weekend filled with friends, fun, and pharmacy excellence on August 28 – 30, 2020! The 142nd OPA Annual Conference has plenty of opportunities to expand your pharmacy knowledge. This three-day meeting is full of student-focused programming, numerous continuing pharmacy education programs to complement your classroom education, and invaluable networking opportunities for everyone. Enhance your professional platform while discovering what OPA can do for you now and for your future!

Registration will be available soon.

Student Brochure


Student eEvents*

Student Trivia
Friday, 11:30a.m.
Do you think you are a pharmacy facts expert? Compete for fun in topics like provider status, pharmacy facts and OPA history. Use this student social to expand your network.

Ohio Research eForum 2020 
Friday, 1:00 p.m.
Research conducted by Ohio pharmacists, college faculty, pharmacy residents and/or students will be showcased in the annual Ohio Research Forum. Research areas may include pharmacy practice, scientific research, economic/social/administrative sciences, and pharmacy education. (Sponsored by Council of Ohio Colleges of Pharmacy)

Exhibit eHall & ePosters 
Friday, 4:10 - 6:00 p.m.

Our ePoster Session will feature the research of the faculty and students from Ohio’s colleges of pharmacy, as well as practitioners from around the state. Engage with poster presenters and exhibitors through Attendify’s chat. Visit the exhibitors’ listings for a chance to win a BIG prize. View Exhibitor Videos for additional information about their products and services. (Posters Sponsored by Buckeye Health Plan)

NPX and Student eSocial
Friday, 6:00 p.m.
Meet other students and new practitioners. Play icebreakers with your new friends!

Career Conversations
Saturday, 9:55 a.m.
Listen to new practitioners from around the state in a series of Ted-like talks about the next step in your pharmacy career. Discuss networking, career transitions, steps to leadership, and much more! (Sponsored by WalMart)

Residency eExpo & Exhibit eHall
Saturday, 11:15 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Start exploring post-graduate residency options while meeting residents and directors of different residency programs. Meet vendors to be eligible for the prize giveaways in the exhibit hall. (Sponsored by QS/1)

Innovative Pharmacy Business Plan Competition 2020 
Saturday, 1:30 p.m., Livestreamed
In this annual competition, students have been invited to submit business plans detailing the loan request, mission statement ,detailed description of the business, marketing plan and financial reports for buying a pharmacy or developing innovative pharmacy services. Three finalist teams will present their plans to a panel of judges. Hear what the students envision for the future of pharmacy and get ideas for your own practice.

Hot Topics for New Practitioners and Beyond
Saturday, 3:10 p.m.
There can be many opportunities and challenges that arise for new and experienced practitioners. How each situation is handled is essential to moving forward in your career. Come learn from a variety of pharmacists on how to embrace opportunities and overcome challenges for different hot topics such as suddenly in charge, being ahead of change, precepting, and building effective mentor relationships.

Entrepreneurship and Finding Your Own Niche -**NEW SESSION!**
Saturday, 3:10 p.m.
Entrepreneurship is more than simply “starting a business.” In this student pharmacist session, Dr. Donnie Sullivan will help you identify opportunities in the current job market and turn your passion into your personal niche as a licensed pharmacist.

Student Launch Party
Saturday, 6:30 p.m.
What is OPA and how can you make a difference in your profession? Join us as we learn about student opportunities at OPA and transformative policy and advocacy projects held at your school. Invite your friends to come to the Launch Party. Conference registrants are eligible for door prizes.

*subject to change

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 for an on-demand session, pharmacists must view the entire video, complete the post-activity quiz and speaker evaluation, and claim credit in the virtual platform. For live-stream CPE sessions, pharmacists must view the session in its entirety, make note of the code provided by the speaker, complete the speaker evaluation, and use the provided code to claim credit in the virtual platform. You will need your NABP e-Profile ID number to register for CPE credit in the virtual platform. CPE credit will be claimed by attendees for each session completed.CPE Statements of Credit can be printed from the CPE monitor. Learning objectives for each of the continuing pharmacy education programs can be found on the OPA website at www.ohiopharmacists.org. 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. Disclosure: The OPF trustees and other individuals responsible for planning OPF continuing pharmacy education activities have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.