2024 Annual new location - Easton

Join us for the OPA 2024 Annual Conference & Trade Show, April 5-7, held for the first time ever at the Hilton Columbus at Easton, situated in the heart of Easton Town Center near shopping, dining and entertainment. Pharmacists can earn continuing pharmacy education credits. Exhibitors will be available to discuss their products and services designed to meet your practice needs.


    OPA 2024 Annual Conference & Trade Show 2023 Annual Art
           ONE VOICE. ONE VISION. ONE TEAM.

OPA's 146th Annual Conference & Trade Show will be held in Columbus on April 5-7, 2024. The 2024 OPA Annual Conference in Columbus, Ohio offered pharmacists the opportunity to earn up to 12 hours of live continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credit and additional hours of home-study CPE credit for full-conference registrants from on-demand CPE activities. 

Pharmacists must interact with other healthcare professionals on One Team, with One Voice and One Vision to improve patient outcomes. The 2024 OPA Annual Conference is a great opportunity for pharmacists and student pharmacists to update their knowledge and resources to help them achieve professional satisfaction. Continuing education sessions will be held live April 5-7 with on-demand access available April 16 through June 30, 2024 for full-conference registrants. The full package of on-demand CPE will also be available for purchase by those who cannot attend in person.

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

 



Student Events

 

 

Research and Innovative Practice Forums and Posters Hotels

Vendor Registration

                                          


Special Events

Options for Medications for Opioid Use Disorder Breakfast Theatre
Friday  8:20 am; Presenter: Taylor Laffey, PharmD
Enjoy a hot, plated breakfast and presentation hosted by Indivior.  (No CPE credit will be provided for participation in the Theatre.)

Awards and PAC Luncheon
Friday 11:45 a.m.
OPA will recognize excellence in the profession, in the community, and in the Association at the Annual Awards Luncheon. A key legislative leader will present current issues impacting the profession of pharmacy. Contribute to the Pharmacy PAC to support pharmacy’s influence in the Ohio General Assembly. Click here for the list of previous OPA Award Recipients.

Trade Show and Networking
Friday, 3:45 – 5:30 p.m.
Meet exhibitors to learn about products and services. Enjoy hors d'oeuvres, refreshments, and a cash bar while you reconnect with friends and colleagues.

Poster Session
Friday, 3:45 – 5:30 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.

Residency and Fellowship Expo
Friday, 3:45- 5:30 p.m.
The Expo is your chance to meet residents, fellows, and program directors from across the state.

Epidemiologic Trends in Adult Invasive Pneumococcal Disease and Unmet Needs Breakfast Theatre
Saturday 8:05 am
Enjoy a hot, plated breakfast and presentation hosted by Merck.  (No CPE credit will be provided for participation in the Theatre.)

Trade Show, Lunch, Prizes and Headshot Opportunity
Saturday, 11:40 a.m. – 1:50 p.m.
Network and visit exhibits for a chance to win a BIG prize! Lunch is served on Saturday in the exhibit hall. Sponsored by NPX Committee, free professional head & shoulders photos will be offered on Saturday on a first-come, first-served basis during exhibit hall hours.

OPA Entrepreneurship Experience
Saturday, 11:40 a.m.- 1:50 p.m.
Introducing the opportunity to meet Ohio pharmacists who are entrepreneurs. Learn about their products, services, and their journey.

House of Delegates
Saturday, 4:05 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. 

Pharmacy Reception, President’s Banquet, and Dessert Reception
Saturday 6:30 pm
Come to the Installation of OPA President Jennifer Rodis and the 2024-2025 Board of Trustees. This event requires an additional fee on the registration form. 

 

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CONFERENCE APP AND VIRTUAL PLATFORM

The OPA Annual Conference 2024 app/platform content is only available for registered attendees. Conference content is available whether on the app on your mobile device during the live event. The On-Demand content is available to full-conference registrants April 16-June 30, 2024 via your desktop computer or mobile device - you can attend from anywhere!

MOBILE DEVICE: The Ohio Pharmacists Association has a free App available for download, which includes the meeting schedule; in-depth descriptions of programming and downloadable handouts; speaker evaluations, sponsor information; exhibitors; and more. In the App store/Google Play, search for "Ohio Pharmacists Association." From the homepage of the OPA app, select the Events App Access tile. When you click on the Annual Conference & Trade Show from the list of events, a check mark appears and there will be a slight pause as the content loads. Once downloaded, you will be on the event landing page. 

DESKTOP:  Information coming soon.

NOTE: On-Demand CPE content will  be available April 16, 2024 through June 30, 2024. All special events will be held at the Hilton Columbus at Easton.


STUDENTS

Join us for another weekend filled with friends, fun, and pharmacy excellence from April 5-7 2024! The 146th 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


Student Events

2024 OTC and Self-Care Challenge
Friday, 10:10- 11:40 a.m.
Learn up-to-date information about nonprescription products, along with the rationale for product choices, at OPA’s 16th “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. 

Ohio Innovative Practice Forum 2024
Friday, 10:10-11:40 a.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. 

Ohio Research Forum 2024
Friday, 1:30-2:30 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.  

Expert Panel Focus Group
Friday, 1:30-2:30p.m                                                                                                                      Hear from a panel of experts in diverse roles to discuss a patient case and how to navigate factors such as cost, social needs, health and digital literacy, and more. Ask questions and share your thoughts on how to help patients navigate the healthcare system

Poster Session
Friday, 3:45 – 5:30 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.

Trade Show and Networking Head Shot Opportunity (Saturday only)
Friday, 3:45p.m. and Saturday, 11:40 am
Meet exhibitors to learn about products and services. Sponsored by NPX, free professional head & shoulders photos will be offered on Saturday on a first-come, first-served basis during exhibit hall hours.

Residency and Fellowship Expo
Friday, 3:45 p.m.
The Expo is your chance to meet residents, fellows, and program directors from across the state.

It’s a Small World After All – The Importance of Building Connections and Utilizing Professional Organizations
Saturday, 9:00 a.m. 
This panel discussion will allow students to learn about the benefits of networking and professional
organization membership.

Innovative Pharmacy Business Plan Competition 2024
Saturday, 10:10 a.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.

Pharmacy Law Update 2024
Saturday, 3:00 p.m.
Katie Stabi, PharmD, BCPS, 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.

NPX Social & Student Trivia
Saturday, 4:30 p.m.
Form a team for your school and compete for the prestigious Pharmacy Trivia Trophy while getting to know students from all over the state! Followed by a student social to expand your network!


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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