OPA Annual Conference, Trade Show & Career Fair Information
Hold the Date: April 17-19, 2009
Hold the date:
131st OPA Annual Conference & Trade Show
April 17-19, 2009
Greater Columbus Convention Center
400 North High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
130th OPA Annual Conference & Trade Show
April 11-13, 2008
Designing the future of pharmacy services begins with knowing the facts. Get the facts you need to start your future design at the 2008 OPA Annual Conference. Pharmacy leaders and policy shapers from around the state and around the country will be presenting innovative and best practices information essential to your pharmacy practice. You will have the opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with over 900 pharmacy professionals, students, and representatives of the pharmacy industry. The 60 hours of contemporary CE programming offered will expand your practice skills and fulfill your educational needs. Topics, including New Drugs, Wound and Ostomy Care, OTC/Self-Care Challenge, Management of Obesity, Medication Therapy Management Services , Buy/Sell a Pharmacy, Exercise is Medicine, Ohio Medicaid, Diabetes, Ischemic Heart Disease, Gastroenterology Update, and a two-hour Ohio Law Update which is approved for Ohio jurisprudence CE credit, will be sure to get your creative design juices flowing. Policies will be formed at the House of Delegates meeting, political contacts will be made at the PAC breakfast, prizes will be given away in the Exhibit Hall, and networking opportunities with potential employers will be available at the Career Fair.
|Discounted Member Rate||$229||$249 after 3/7/08|
|$299||$329 after 3/7/08|
Full registration includes admission to all Friday, Saturday amd Sunday CE Programs, handout materials, Trade Show, meals and breaks. Registration for the PAC Breakfast is separate.
ONE DAY REGISTRATION
DISCOUNTED MEMBER RATE
|Friday||$119||$129 after 3/7/08|
|Saturday||$119||$129 after 3/7/08|
|Sunday||$79||$89 after 3/7/08|
|Friday||$169||$179 after 3/7/08|
|Saturday||$169||$179 after 3/7/08|
|Sunday||$119||$129 after 3/7/08|
One day registration includes admission toï¿½ CE Programs, handout materials, Trade Show, meals and breaks.
SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE Friday, April 11, 2008
|8:30 am||Management of Obesity |
Natural Products 101
Addiction: Chemical Dependency and Drug Therapyï¿½
Managing Thyroid Dysfunction
|3:40 pm||Trade Show/Poster Session|
|7:00 pm||Dinner & Fun: |
OPA Party in Paradise & OPF Auction
Saturday, April 12, 2008
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Past Presidents' Breakfast (invitation only)
|8:30 am||Ohio Medicaid Update 2008|
Chronic Non-Malignant Pain
|10:30 am ||Update on New Drugs 2008|
Wherry Pharmacy Museum History
|12:10 pm||Annual Conference Adjournment|
Continuing Education Credit
This Conference is targeted to all pharmacists and pharmacy students. The Continuing Education (CE) portion of the 130th OPA Annual Conference is being coordinated by the Ohio Pharmacists Foundation. As part of its mission, the Foundation provides education programs designed for pharmacists, to address the daily issues of pharmacy. To receive continuing pharmacy education credit, you must fill out the CE form indicating programs attended, sign, date, and return it to OPA staff. Your statement of CE credit will be mailed to you within four weeks.
The Ohio Pharmacists Foundation, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
OPA Party in Paradise & OPF Silent Auction
Friday - 7:00 pm
Join OPA in paradise for a laid-back evening of island cuisine, fun music and comedy. Enjoy a delicious Cheeseburger in Paradise while our spotlight entertainer, Patrick Henry, combines his original humor with music. You won't want to miss the chance to hear a very talented musician and the special pharmacy surprises he has in store for you. You'll have plenty of time to talk to your friends, many of whom will be dressed in their best Parrot- head shirts, while you bid on your favorite items at the 4th Annual Ohio Pharmacists Foundation (OPF) Silent Auction. Your purchase will support OPF's educational programming and research. There's sure to be something for everyone at this year's auction. You'll definitely experience some "changes in attitude" as you enjoy this fun evening with friends.
Saturday - 7:00 pm
Catch up on the latest at your university while reuniting with your friends at the College Alumni Reception sponsored by the Council of Ohio Colleges of Pharmacy. Following the reception, please join us for the black tie optional President's Banquet where you will enjoy a delicious dinner accompanied by the elegant, relaxing music of harpist, Pegi Engleman. OPA President-Elect Dave Boyer, R.Ph. will be installed as President along with the 2008-2009 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.
Enjoy Columbus !
For more information about Columbus, contact the Greater Columbus Convention & Visitors Bureau
at 800/345-4FUN.Or visit www.experiencecolumbus.com.
Major Contributors and Sponsors
Annualï¿½ Conference Sponsorship and Educational Grant Application
(as of June 1, 2008)
American Pharmacists Association
American Pharmacy Services Corporation
Council of Ohio Colleges of Pharmacy
Merck & Co.
National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations
National Community Pharmacists Association
Pharmacists Mutual Companies
Procter & Gamble Company
(as of June 1, 2008)
American Pharmacy Cooperative, Inc.
Avizent/The Frank Gates Company
Dominic and Debbie Bartone
Marc Glassman, Inc.
Mike's Pharmacy Supply
Pharmacists Rehabilitation Organization
Progressive Medical, Inc.
Sharps Compliance, Inc.
Smith & Nephew, Inc.
Hampton Inn & Suites, 501 N. High St., is located across the street from the Greater Columbus Convention Center.
Reservations can be made by calling 614.559.2000 or 800.426.7866.
You must refer to Group Code: OP8 to obtain special rate.
Reservations can 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 Convention Center.
Reservations can 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 $115-155.
Reservations may be made by calling 614.221.7008 or 800.325.0720.
Reservation requests after March 8 for the Hampton Inn, Hyatt Regency and Crowne Plaza, and March 25 for Drury Inn, are subject to availability, and may not be at conference rates.
TRADE SHOW INFORMATION
OHIO PHARMACISTS ASSOCIATION
131st ANNUAL CONFERENCE & TRADE SHOW
APRIL 17-18, 2009
Friday, 3:40-6:00 p.m.
Saturday, 12:10-2:30 p.m.
The Ohio Pharmacists Association invites you to be a part of its 131st Annual Conference and Trade Show. The 2009 Trade Show gives you the opportunity to strengthen business relationships, make new contacts and increase productivity. Don't miss out on one of the most well attended meetings of pharmacists and pharmacy decision-makers in the Midwest.
- Booths are 8'x10' $850 or
(There is a 5% discount for multiple booths.)
- Fee includes: pipe and draping, identification sign, 6' skirted table, 2 chairs, 2 box lunches.
Booths are assigned on a first-come, first paid basis. Space cannot be confirmed until payment is received. Space is limited, so register early to insure your preferred space! There are three easy ways to register: by mail, by fax, or online.
- Companies reserving space by March 6, 2009 will be listed, along with their company description, in the March issue of Ohio Pharmacist journal. Your company will also be promoted on our web page. Companies registering before April 3, 2009 will also be recognized in our Trade Show Directory and in our June post-conference issue of the journal.
- Over 1000 pharmacists and pharmacy students attended the 2008 Conference.
Pharmacists came from all aspects of the pharmacy industry, including future pharmacists from the state's five schools and colleges of pharmacy.
- Previous exhibitors include wholesalers, manufacturers, temporary staffing agencies, computer vendors, and other ancillary service companies.
- There will be no concurrent programming during Trade Show hours.
Trade Show hours are Friday 3:40-6:00 p.m. and will include a cash bar and snacks. Saturday hours are 12:10-2:30 p.m. and includes lunch, served in the exhibit hall.
- Exhibitors are welcome and encouraged to attend our social events on Friday and Saturday evenings. This is a great opportunity to spend time with pharmacists in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. Detailed information about these specific events will follow at a later date.
- Many valuable sponsorship opportunities are available! Opportunities include educational grants and/or special events during the Conference. Exclusive or shared sponsorships are available. We will work with you to design a package that makes the best use of your available funds and provides the maximum exposure for your company.
- Expand your exposure: Advertise with OPA!
OPA offers two advertising venues for your company: our monthly journal the Ohio Pharmacist, with a circulation of over 3,000 and our website with an average of over 50,000 hits monthly. For a rate sheet call the OPA office or download the information from our website at www.OhioPharmacists.org/sponsor.html.
- The door prize drawing, which is held on the last day of the Trade Show, offers another opportunity to recognize contributing exhibitors. The Exhibit Hall fills with attendees hoping to win prizes. We encourage all exhibitors to donate gifts for the drawing. Please send your gift, by April 8, 2009, to the OPA office, 2155 Riverside Drive, Columbus, OH 43221. Please attach a business card to your gifts so that we can recognize your company during the Trade Show and in the Ohio Pharmacist journal.
2009 OPA Exhibit Hall Prospectus with layout for booth selection.
The official exhibit hall decorator is the George Fern Company with Lynn Garvin as the show representative.
CLICK HERE For Secure Online Trade Show registration
The Ohio Pharmacists Association is pleased to invite you to participate in the Annual Career Fair which will be held Saturday, April 18, 2009. All employers looking for interns, residents, new graduates and experienced pharmacists are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity.
Fee includes: 6' skirted table, two box lunches, and two complimentary admissions to any 2-hour CE program on Saturday.
CLICK HERE For Secure Online Career Fair registration