OPA Hosts 1st Virtual Conference & Trade Show: Learning TODAY, Soaring TOMORROWSoar 2020 Annual

August 28 – 30, OPA's Annual Conference is Soaring Online!

To protect the health and safety of our attendees, we are excited to announce this year’s conference will be presented virtually. The virtual conference will be held August 28 – October 26, 2020, with some livestreamed events held between August 28 – 30, 2020 in the mobile and desktop versions of OPA’s NEW virtual platform.

Don’t miss the biggest opportunity of the year to learn, network, and connect with colleagues during OPA’s first Virtual Annual Conference and Trade Show: OPA2020Virtual! 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. Because this year’s event is completely virtual, you will have access to over 40 hours of on-demand CPE without having to choose between concurrent sessions! Be part of the one meeting in Ohio that includes programming of interest for all practice sites and engage with colleagues on issues across the spectrum of pharmacy practice.

From specialized programming to exciting competitions to leadership recognition, OPA2020Virtual has it all. Join the excitement! 

Register NOW for OPA's 1st Virtual Conference & Trade Show

2020 OPA Annual Conference Brochure 2020 Annual Conference Learning Objectives 2020 Hotel Information for Cancellations
Sponsors Special eEvents Conference App / Virtual Platform
Students Student eEvents Student Brochure


Get energized for the 142nd OPA Annual Conference and Trade Show by watching the video below!



Registration Deadlines by 8/24/20 after 8/24/20
Discounted Member $279 $309
Non-Member Rate w/ Special Conference Rate
& 2020 OPA Membership*
$429 $459
Pharmacy Resident Rate $134 $164

Early bird rates are valid through August 24, 2020.

Full registration includes access to all CPE programs, handout materials, the Trade eShow, and Special eEvents.

Registration for the PAC eAssembly is a separate fee.

*Special conference rate for NEW OPA members (those who were not members in 2018 or 2019) includes conference participation and OPA membership through December 31, 2020.

Register NOW for the OPA Annual Conference & Trade Show

2020 Virtual On-Demand and Livestreamed Special eEvents* 

Awards eCeremony
Friday 11:25 a.m., Livestreamed
OPA will recognize excellence in the profession, in the community, and with the Association at the Awards eCeremony. Media representatives will be recognized for their support of educating the public on safe medicine use and for awareness of pharmacy issues. (Sponsored by Cleveland Clinic)

Exhibit eHall with Prize eDrawings
Friday, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. & Saturday, 11:15 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Your practice can soar! Use the app’s chat feature to connect with exhibitors. Learn about new products and services via the exhibit videos. Visit the exhibitors’ listings for a chance to win a BIG prize. Daily drawings occur August 28 – 30, 2020. 

ePoster Videos
Friday, 4:10 - 6:00 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. (Sponsored by Buckeye Health Plan)

PAC eAssembly
Saturday, 7:15 a.m., Livestreamed

Support pharmacy’s influence in Ohio’s General Assembly by attending the Political Action Committee Breakfast eAssembly. You’ll hear from Representative Jay Edwards, Majority Whip of the Ohio House. 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 eAssemby.

Career Conversations
Saturday, 9:55 a.m., Livestreamed
Hear from new practitioners, and students from around the state about the next step in your pharmacy career! Ted-like talks will feature topics such as networking and leadership. (Sponsored by WalMart)

Residency and Fellowship eExpo
Saturday, 11:15 a.m.
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. (Sponsored by QS/1)

eHouse of Delegates
Saturday, 4:40 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.

NOTE: Due to virtual restrictions, only those registered by 8/24/2020 can serve as a delegate. Those who register after 8/24/2020 will be able to attend the eHouse but will not have voting rights.

NPX (New Practitioner Experience) Virtual Happy Hour
Saturday 5:00 p.m., Livestreamed
If you are a pharmacist with < 7 years in practice, join other new practitioners and honorees of the UNDER 40 Award at this fun event! Network, meet and have fun virtually. Stay tuned for more details.

Under 40 eAwards 
Saturday, 7:00 p.m.
Meet OPA's UNDER 40 Honorees for 2020.
(Sponsored by Kroger Health)

President and Board eInstallation Livestreamed
Saturday, 8:00 p.m.  
Join us for the installation of OPA President TJ Grimm and the 2020-2021 officers and trustees.
(Sponsored by UnitedHealthcare, University Hospitals and Kroger Health)

*subject to changea


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


Use your influence within Ohio’s pharmacy community to appeal to potential attendees of OPA’s Annual Conference & Trade Show, one of Ohio’s largest pharmacy conference. Download these simple tools to help OPA recruit new attendees to OPA’s most impactful event of the year!

Download OPA 2020 Social Media Toolkit

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The OPA Annual Conference 2020 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 app and search for the “OPA Annual Conference 2020” event. When you open the OPA Annual Conference 2020 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 2020 content.  

DESKTOP: After you’ve registered for the Conference, access the NEW OPA Annual Conference 2020 virtual platform on your desktop at http://bit.ly/OPA2020Virtual and use the event code OPA2020. When you open the OPA Annual Conference 2020 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 2020 content.

NOTE: OPA2020Virtual On-Demand CPE content will not be available until August 28, 2020. Virtual attendees will have access to the on-demand sessions, events and sponsor information through October 26, 2020.

Stay tuned for additional information to maximize your OPA2020Virtual experience!

Click here to download Attendify from App Store

Click here to download Attendify from Google Play Store

Enhanced App / Virtual Platform content:

Activity Stream- post comments, "like" a session, answer polls to win prizes

People/Community & Leaderboard-connect to friends with private/group chat and compete to be at the top of the Leaderboard

Bookmarks & Notes- mark favorite sessions and take notes

Sponsors- view videos, email, website, social media and more information for sponsoring companies

Schedule- watch on-demand Awards eCeremony, President and Board eInstallation, UNDER 40 eAwards, connect with friends at the Community Pharmacists Virtual Happy Hour and more

Virtual CPE-learn and soar with access to more than 40 hours of on-demand CPE

Exhibit Hall- connect with through email and private chat, check out exhibit descriptions to qualify for prize drawings, and view their information

Exhibit Videos- watch promotional videos to learn more about products and services offered by OPA exhibitors

Speakers-bio information for OPA presenters

Channels-join colleagues discussing provider status, pharmacist COVID-19 testing, compounding issues, and new practitioner issues

ePosters- view the poster videos then share comments and questions with Ohio pharmacist and student pharmacist researchers via chat or email

Residency eExpo- learn about Residency and Fellowship programs from around Ohio

Fellowship- get information, apply or donate to the OPA Executive Fellowship in Leadership and Association Management

Twitter- #OPA2020

PAC eAssembly- separate registration is required to access this page


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!

Register NOW to take the first step toward becoming part of the tradition. 

Student Brochure

Student Rates


Registration Deadlines by
Virtual Registration
(Includes access to all CPE activities and Special eEvents)
$40 $50

STUDENT NON-MEMBER RATE with 2020-21 Membership (through 10/31/21)

Registration Deadlines by
Virtual Registration (Includes access to all CPE activities and Special eEvents) $60 $70

Student eEvents*

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)

Self-Care and Professional Well-Being– the Rx to Beat Burnout
Saturday, 1:30 p.m., Livestreamed
As pharmacy professionals, we all strive to give and serve others, but if we don’t take care of ourselves first, we’ll have nothing left to give! Sometimes we can care so deeply and give so much, that we do so at the sacrifice of our own health. In this session, YOU will be empowered to put your health back into healthcare by managing stress, fitting in fitness, nailing your nutrition as a pharmacy professional, and developing a plan for managing common financial stressors. Come and learn practical tips to beat burnout and manage the mindset to excel in pharmacy.

Career Conversations
Saturday, 9:55 a.m., Livestreamed
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., Livestreamed
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 Trivia
Saturday, 5:00 p.m., Livestreamed
Compete for the title while getting to know students from all over the state!

*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.