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Mar 2016


Baltimore Convention Center, One West Pratt Street,
Baltimore, Maryland,
Tel: (410) 649-7000

APhA Annual Meeting & Exposition


APhA’s Annual meeting is the most important event in pharmacy. Meet with over 6,500 pharmacy professionals on March 4-7, 2016 at the Baltimore Convention Center.

► Generate ideas with over 80 sessions in a variety of formats to engage participants that including panel discussions, interactive education sessions, certificate training program and presentation theaters.

► Find solutions on the exhibition hall floor, which boasts more than 150 companies spanning all areas of pharmacy.

► Make connections with world class networking across pharmacy – hospital, community, chain, independent, federal and many more.

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Mar 03   

7:30 am-6:00 pm Ambulatory Pharmacy Care Review and Recertification Course (2-day course)

Mar 04   
7:00 am-9:00 pm Registration
7:30 am-1:00 pm Federal Pharmacy Forum
7:30 am-6:00 pm Certificate Training Programs and Advanced Training (pre-registration required)
8:00 am-7:00 pm Day of Science
12:30 pm-5:15 pm Education Sessions
3:00 pm-5:00 pm APhA House of Delegates — First Session
5:30 pm-7:00 pm APhA Political Leadership Reception (ticket required)
5:30 pm-7:30 pm APhA-ASP Opening General Session
7:00 pm-9:00 pm APhA Opening Reception in the Exposition: A Pirate's Life for Me!
9:00 pm-12:00 pm APhA-ASP Welcoming Social


Mar 05   
6:00 am-8:00 am Education Satellite Symposia
7:00 am-9:00 am Education Sessions
7:00 am-3:30 pm Registration
9:00 am-11:00 am APhA Opening General Session
9:00 am-6:00 pm Contributed Papers Poster Presentations
11:00 am-3:00 pm Exposition and Presentation Theaters
3:00 pm-5:00 pm APhA-ASP House of Delegates — First Session
3:00 pm-5:00 pm Education Sessions
5:00 pm-8:00 pm APhA Foundation Wine Tasting and Silent Auction
5:00 pm-12:00 am Networking Events
5:30 pm-7:00 pm Presentation Theater
7:00 pm-9:00 pm Education Sessions


Mar 06   
6:00 am-8:00 am Education Satellite Symposia
6:30 am-7:30 am APhA Foundation Women in Pharmacy 5K Fun Run/Walk (ticket required)
7:00 am-9:00 am Education Sessions
7:00 am-3:30 pm Registration
8:30 am-11:30 am APhA-ASP House of Delegates — Final Session
9:00 am-11:00 am APhA Second General Session
9:00 am-3:00 pm Contributed Papers Poster Presentations
11:00 am-1:00 pm Postgrad Training, Education and Certification Expo
11:00 am-3:00 pm Exposition and Presentation Theaters
1:00 pm-5:30 pm Education Sessions
5:00 pm-10:00 pm Networking Events
6:00 pm-9:00 pm Education Satellite Symposia
6:30 pm-10:00 pm A Celebration of Excellence 
  6:30 pm  Bowl of Hygeia Award Reception (by invitation only)  
  7:30 pm  Remington Honor Medal Dinner and Dessert Reception (ticket required)
8:00 pm-10:00 pm APhA-ASP Awards Celebration


Mar 07   
7:00 am-2:00 pm Registration
7:30 am-12:00 pm Education Sessions
8:00 am-9:30 am APhA Foundation Annual Contributors' Breakfast (by invitation only)
1:00 pm-3:00 pm Education Sessions
1:30 pm-4:30 pm APhA House of Delegates — Final Session
5:00 pm-7:00 pm APhA Closing Reception: Camden Yards Experience!
Schedule subject to change. 



Keynote Speakers +

Patrick Gleason

As Director of Health Outcomes at Prime Therapeutics, Dr. Gleason leads Prime’s clinical health outcomes assessment team in the development and improvement of pharmacy benefit management programs. Through integrated medical and pharmacy claims data analysis Dr. Gleason assesses clinical program opportunity and post-implementation outcomes. Patrick Gleason, PharmD, FCCP, BCPS, director of health outcomes, Prime Therapeutics, says his organization’s primary goal is to get patients the medications they need, and to control costs by keeping premiums down. He suggests that there are several aspects to specialty drug management, including the optimization of clinical care, cost sharing, pharmaceutical manufacturing, and patient assistance programs. By implementing 4 specific strategies, Prime Therapeutics saved their members $21 million through copay offsets. An estimated 19,000 members also benefited from copay coupons.

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