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OPA's Annual Conference On-Demand CPE thru June 8- NOW AVAILABLE

Not comfortable or able to meet in person, but don’t want to miss out on the best CPE around? No problem, OPA is here for YOU! More than 40 hours of selected CPE programming are now available in a home-study, on-demand format through June 8, 2022. Watch sessions presented at the Annual Conference when it’s convenient for you- in the comfort of your own home or office.

Enjoy current topics such as:

  • Early Results from Provider Status Implementation
  • Current Trends in Prescription Drug Diversion
  • Self-Care and Professional Well-Being
  • New Drug Update
  • Counterfeit Medicines

Register TODAY!! ----->     Click HERE to Register for ON-DEMAND CPE

 


OPA's Annual Conference & Trade Show RECAP - April 1 - 3, 2022

We were back- IN PERSON- for 2022 for OPA’s 144th Annual Conference and Trade Show in Columbus! Nearly 700 pharmacist and student pharmacist attendees came to the three-day OPA Annual Conference and Trade Show.  Excellence was recognized with 24 individuals and 16 pharmacies receiving awards. The exhibit hall had over 50 vendors for Friday and Saturday Trade Show hours. The speaker of the PAC Breakfast was former State Legislator Dave Burke. The Conference also offered a breakfast theatre by Indivior, head shots and prizes in the Trade Show, Poster Session, Residency Expo, House of Delegates, New Practitioner Experience (NPX) Social, Student Olympics, and President's Banquet. And, for the first-time ever, more than 40 hours of CPE were recorded live in Columbus and are now available on-demand Descriptions of noteworthy Conference activities appear far below.

Conference Competition Winners: 

OTC and Self-Care Challenge  The Ohio State University
Business Plan Competition  University of Cincinnati
Student Olympics The Ohio State University

 


Annual Conference Brochure Annual Conference Learning Objectives Special Events
Conference App / Virtual Platform Students Student Events

 


2022 Special Events* 

Awards Luncheon
Friday 11:25 a.m.
OPA will recognize excellence in the profession, in the community, and in the Association at the Annual Awards Luncheon. 
Click here for the list of current and previous OPA Award Recipients.

Trade Show with Head Shot Opportunity**
Friday, 4:10 – 6:00 p.m.
Meet exhibitors to learn about products and services. Sponsored by NPX Committee, free professional head & shoulders photos will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis during exhibit hall hours.

Poster Session
Friday, 4:10 – 6:00 p.m.
Our annual Poster Session will feature the research and innovative practices of faculty and students from Ohio’s colleges of pharmacy, as well as practitioners from around the state.

Dinner Around the World
Friday, 7:00 p.m.
Experience a variety of foods from around the world. Reconnect and recharge with colleagues and friends. Groove your way into the evening with The Generations Band.

PAC Assembly
Saturday 7:15 a.m.
Support pharmacy’s influence in Ohio’s General Assembly by attending the Political Action Committee Breakfast. You’ll hear from an influential Ohio legislator and you can also sponsor a student. This event requires a separate fee on the registration form.

Breakfast Theatre
Saturday 7:30 am
Enjoy a hot, plated breakfast and presentation hosted by Indivior. (No CPE credit will be provided for participation in the Theatre.)

Trade Show, Lunch & Prizes
Saturday, 11:15 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Network during lunch and visit exhibits for a chance to win a BIG prize! (Sponsored by Buckeye Health Plan)

Residency and Fellowship Expo
Saturday 11:15 a.m.
The Expo is your chance to meet residents and program directors from across the state, as well as learn about OPA's Executive Fellowship. Come with questions and discover what their program can do for your career.

House of Delegates
Saturday, 4:40 p.m.
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. 

President’s Banquet, UNDER 40 Recognition, & President's Reception
Saturday 7:00 pm
Come to the Installation of OPA President Aimee O'Reilly and the 2022-2023 officers and trustees as well as recognition of OPA's
UNDER 40 Honorees. A dessert reception will follow. All are welcome. (Sponsored by Partnership for Safe Medicines and Kroger Health)

*All special events will be held at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

**NEW in 2022!

Click HERE to Register for CPE ON-DEMAND


CONFERENCE ENHANCED APP AND VIRTUAL PLATFORM

The OPA Annual Conference 2022 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 2022” event. When you open the OPA Annual Conference 2022 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 2022 content.  

DESKTOP: After you’ve registered for the Conference, access the OPA Annual Conference 2022 virtual platform on your desktop at http://bit.ly/OPA22Annual. When you open the OPA Annual Conference 2022 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 2022 content.

NOTE: On-Demand CPE content will  be available April 8, 2022 through June 8, 2022. All special events will be held at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

Click here to download Attendify from App Store

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STUDENTS

Join us for another weekend filled with friends, fun, and pharmacy excellence from April 1 - 3, 2022! The 144th 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!

Student Brochure

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Student Events*

2022 OTC and Self-Care Challenge
Friday, 8:15 a.m.

Learn up-to-date information about nonprescription products, along with the rationale for product choices, at OPA’s 14th “OTC and Self-Care Challenge – Battle of the Colleges!” Join us for a highly interactive, fun-filled session that will enhance your OTC expertise and update your knowledge of common self-care conditions. (Sponsored by Kroger Health; Supported by NASPA and the Nonprescription Medicines Academy)

Ohio Research Forum 2022
Friday, 1:00 p.m.
Ohio pharmacists, college faculty, pharmacy residents, and students will be showcased in the annual Ohio Research Forum. Research areas may include those from pharmacy practice, scientific research, economic/social/administrative sciences, and pharmacy education. (Sponsored by Council of Ohio Colleges of Pharmacy, COCP)

Ohio Innovative Practice Forum 2022
Friday, 2:40 p.m.
Innovative pharmacy practices and services in Ohio will be showcased to help pharmacists initiate or expand novel services and approaches in their own practices. Practitioners from a variety of practice sites will present examples and share successful implementation strategies and methods for overcoming barriers to offer patient-centered services. (Sponsored by COCP)

Trade Show with Head Shot Opportunity**
Friday, 4:10 p.m.
Meet exhibitors to learn about products and services. Sponsored by NPX, free professional head & shoulders photos will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis during exhibit hall hours.

Poster Session
Friday, 4:10 – 6:00 p.m.
Our annual Poster Session will feature the research and innovative practices of faculty and students from Ohio’s colleges of pharmacy, as well as practitioners from around the state.(Sponsored by Buckeye Health Plan)

Pharmacy Law Update 2022
Saturday, 8:15 a.m. and 9:55 a.m.
Sheri Zapadka, R.Ph. from the State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy will present information regarding changes to Ohio laws/rules in the last year including those which apply to the outpatient and inpatient setting. The presentation will also highlight drug diversion, detection, and prevention in the healthcare setting. This session is a must for all pharmacists who want to stay up-to-date on legislative and regulatory changes impacting the practice of pharmacy.

Residency and Fellowship Expo
Saturday, 11:15 a.m.
The Expo is your chance to meet residents and program directors from across the state, as well as learn about OPA's Executive Fellowship. Come with questions and discover what their program can do for your career.

Innovative Pharmacy Business Plan Competition 2022
Saturday, 1:30 p.m.
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.

Student Law Review
Saturday, 3:10 p.m.
Dr. Donald Sullivan, Professor of Clinical Pharmacy at The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy, will give a review of Ohio law to help you prepare to pass the Boards. He will also include practical test taking tips.

NPX Social & Student Olympics
Saturday, 5:00 p.m.
Form a team for your school and compete for the prestigious Pharmacy Olympics Trophy while getting to know students from all over the state! Followed by a student social to expand your network!

Legislative Update 2022
Sunday, 8:15 a.m. 
This important session will include information for pharmacists on recent legislative and regulatory changes that impact the practice of pharmacy. The progress of current and future advocacy initiatives, including PBM reform, provider status and further expansion of pharmacist services will also be detailed. In addition, our speakers will discuss OPA’s legislative agenda for 2022 and what it may mean for pharmacy practice.

*All special events will be held at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

**NEW in 2022!

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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 live CPE sessions, pharmacists must attend the entire session, actively participate, complete the CPE form indicating sessions attended, and return the signed form to OPA within 30 days of the Conference. To receive CPE credit for on-demand sessions, pharmacists must view the entire video, complete the post-activity quiz and speaker evaluation, and claim credit in the virtual platform 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.

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The 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.

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