PPA holds its Annual Conference every fall;
during September or October. This conference is typically Thursday through Sunday
and includes continuing education programs, social events, an exhibit
hall, PPA's Awards & Leadership Reception & Dinner, PPA's Annual
Business Meeting, the Rite of Roses, Officer Installation, Past
President & New Practitioner receptions, and PPA's Annual Golf
PPA's 2016 Annual conference,"America's Healthcare Revolution: Be the Change!" was held at the Crowne Plaza Philadelphia - Valley Forge in King of Prussia, PA, September 22 to 25, 2016. Photos from the conference are available here.
Regular Activities held at the Annual Conference:
Annual Golf Outing: The Annual Golf Outing's proceeds equally benefit the Educational Foundation and PharmPAC. Proceeds average $2500 to each program!
Exhibit Hall: The Exhibit Hall typically features over 50 booths and allows conference attendees plenty of time to network and interact with industry professionals.
Leadership and Awards Dinner: PPA presents several prestigious awards to deserving members each year. These awards are presented to our members during this special dinner which is held on Saturday evening during the conference. For more information about PPA's Awards Program, please click here.
Achieving Independence Competition: This is a student competition designed to foster the budding entrepreneurial spirit among pharmacy students to one day own their own pharmacy! The program was developed in 2009 as a way to encourage creativity and interest in pharmacy ownership. For more information about this exciting competition, please click here.
New Practitioner Reception: This reception is open to all Residents and New Practitioners (those out of school 10 years or less). It's a great opportunity to meet with your colleagues and share experiences of your pharmacy career!
Past President Reception: Since PPA’s founding, the leadership of many men and women has helped shape the destiny of our organization and pave the way for our future. This reception is held in appreciation of all of our past leaders who have guided the organization through the years.
Residency Showcase: This event is a great opportunity to learn more about residency programs in Pennsylvania and the surrounding areas, and it’s also a great way to prepare for ASHP!
Future Annual Conferences & Locations:
2017 Annual Conference
September 21 - 24, 2017
Kalahari Resorts & Conventions
Pocono Manor, PA
2018 Annual Conference
October 18 - 21, 2018
DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Lancaster
2019 Annual Conference
September 19 - 22, 2019
Seven Springs Mountain Resort
Seven Springs, PA