What to Expect at This Year’s APhA Conference

Will you be attending the 2013 American Pharmacists Association Annual Conference this year?

Held from March 1-4 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, this year’s conference once again is sure to be a great way to network, learn and also enjoy some free time in one of the most exciting cities in the world.
This year’s theme is “Your Voice • Your Profession • Your Legacy” and the conference’s coordinators urge you to, according to the event’s website:

  • Get involved
  • Be bold and innovative
  • Continuously seek improvement through new and creative approaches to your work
  • Act with courage and collectively prepare for changes in the profession

The keynote speaker for this year’s Opening General Session from 9-11 a.m. on Saturday, March 2, is Susan Dentzer, editor-in-chief of Health Affairs, one of the nation’s top journals of health policy. She also is an on-air analyst on the PBS NewsHour, covering health issues.

You have the opportunity to meet and mingle with current and future pharmacy leaders the day before from 5-6:30 p.m. on Friday, March 1 for the APhA Political Leadership Reception: Pharmacists Driving Political Change.
Educational opportunities at the conference include the following “tracks” of seminar offerings:

  • Access to Care (federal programs and regulations that will affect pharmacists)
  • Clinical Patient Care and Services (updates on the management of various therapies and disorders)
  • Educating the Educators (tools and best practices for pharmacy educators)
  • Health-System Pharmacy (topics of interest to those who practice in hospitals and other clinical settings)
  • Integrating Science into Practice (learn the science behind the treatments)
  • Nuclear Pharmacy (updates on products and practices relating to nuclear pharmacy)
  • Pharmacy Law and Regulations (updates on legal issues)
  • Pharmacy Management and Professional Leadership (management and leadership tools to develop your career or practice)

You also may attend a shortcourse or certificate training program. Such courses include “Preparing to Start an MTM Service: Taking the Next Step,” “RLS Workshop for Community Practice Residencies (CPRLS),” “Heartsaver CPR,” “Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery Certificate Training Program,” and more.

You’ll also want to attend the conference’s Exposition, where you can meet one-on-one with industry leaders and representatives of vendors and service providers as they demonstrate new products and discuss new service offerings.

Those looking for new opportunities also will want to explore the APhA Career Connection, which will help conference attendees with their job search.

For more information on the 2013 American Pharmacists Association Annual Conference, visit the event’s website, or call APhA’s headquarters in Washington, DC at 800-237-2742.

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