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 2017 Annual Conference
Schedule &
Special Programs

Student Programming
Exhibitor & Sponsor

Hotel & Attraction Information


Schedule of Events
More information coming soon!

subject to change

 All meetings and events are open to all attendees unless otherwise indicated

Program Type Keys 

Professional Development


Social Event

Attendee Keys

All Attendees
Pharmacy Technician
CE Credit Available
Pharmacy Students

If no Attendee Key is listed, then attendance is restricted.
See program description for restrictions. 





Thursday, September 21

8:30 AM to 5:30 PM Tobacco Cessation  

11:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Golf Outing

Additional fee applies - $150 per person (includes golf, cart, and lunch)

PPA's Annual Golf Outing will be held at Pocono Manor Resort and Spa in Pocono Manor, PA. Proceeds benefit PPA's Educational Foundation and PharmPAC.

11:00 AM Lunch Buffet & Registration

 1:00 PM Shotgun Start

 5:45 PM Announcements and Prize Drawing

Register by completing the Golf Outing Registration Form or by adding the Golf Outing ticket to your conference registration.

Golf Sponsorship Form - Thanks to RDC for coordinating!

 Dinner on Thursday will be on your own, but consider stopping by the hotel bar when you return to start connecting with other conference attendees!


Friday, September 22 - More information coming soon!

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM CE: Pennsylvania Pharmacists Care Network Patient Care Training  
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM CE: Point of Care Testing  
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM


Open only to Top TIER members

1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

CE: APhA Travel Health

Presented by: Suzanne Higginbotham, BS, PharmD, BCACP

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

PPCN Board of Directors Meeting

Board members and invitees only

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

CE: Compliance

Presented by: Carlos Aquino and Jim Schiffer

2:15 PM to 3:30 PM

Educational Foundation Board of Directors Orientation

Board members, ambassadors and guests only

2:15 PM to 3:45 PM

Coalition of Pharmacy Schools

Open to coalition representatives or invitees

2:20 PM to 3:20 PM

CE: PPI Use - Risks & Benefits

Presented by: Chelsea Bombatch

3:00 PM to 4:55 PM


Open to those in the CMMC and those with an interest in joining or learning more about the CMMC.

3:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Student Programming

Visit the student programming page for more information.

3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Educational Foundation Board of Directors Meeting

Board members, ambassadors and guests only

3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Health Policy Committee Meeting

Open to committee members - other conference attendees may observe

3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

CE: Multiple Sclerosis Carepath

Presented by: Dante Grassi

4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Local County Association Forum

For affiliated counties and those interested in possible affiliation

5:00 PM to 6:00 PM New Practitioner Forum
For residents and new practitioners to share ideas

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
New Practitioner Reception
Open to residents and new practitioners (class of 2007 or newer) and their spouses/guests
Students graduating in 2018 are welcome to attend beginning at 6:30 PM

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM Past Presidents Reception
Open to PPA Past Presidents and their spouses/guests only

7:00 PM to 9:30 PM

Welcome Reception & Dinner in Exhibit Hall

Grab some dinner and a drink, then mix and mingle with pharmacists and visit with exhibitors who provide a wide variety of products and services.

9:30 PM to 11:00 PM

Philadelphia College of Pharmacy at USciences Dessert Reception

Come mingle with old friends and meet our students!



Saturday, September 23 - More information coming soon!

7:30 AM to 10:30 AM

Breakfast Buffet available until 8 AM (sponsored by Johnson & Johnson)

PPA Business Meeting

The Annual Business meeting will feature the installation of the 2017/2018 Board of Directors, Rite of Roses Ceremony, updates from PPA Leadership, and other important PPA business


9:30 AM to 11:30 AM

CE: Transitions of Care

Presented by: Eric Wright


9:30 AM to 10:30 AM

Implementing Patient Care Services

Presented by: Nicole Pezzino and Julie Olenak

9:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Student Programming

Visit the student programming page for more information.

9:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Research Collaborative

Open to research collaborative members only


10:40 AM to 11:40 AM

Med Sync with Clinical Services

Presented by: Ashley Firm

11:00 AM to 11:20 AM

Exhibitor Meeting
Open to exhibitors and associate members only

11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Lunch in Exhibit Hall

Munch on lunch and continue where you left off at Friday night's Exhibit Hall

12:50 PM to 1:50 PM

Health System Forum

Opportunity to connect with other health system pharmacists and discuss new ideas.

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

CE: Applied Pharmacogenomics in Patient Care

Presented by: Rebecca Pulk


1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

CE: Diabetes Education Program Accreditation

Presented by: Vick Shah and Karen Hoang

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Mentor Collaborative

Open to mentor collaborative members only.


1:15 PM to 3:00 PM

Achieving Independence Competition

Support PPA's student pharmacists as they share their entrepreneurial spirit and present their innovative concepts for creating an independent pharmacy!

Open to all conference attendees

1:30 PM to 2:30 PM

Student Programming

Visit the student programming page for more information.

2:10 PM to 3:40 PM

CE: Digital Health 104

Presented by: Kyle McCormick and Ravi Patel


2:10 PM to 3:10 PM

CE: Oral Oncolytics: Community Patient Safety

Presented by: Mitchell Hughes


2:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Residency Showcase
Learn more about residency programs in PA and surrounding areas & prepare for ASHP. Last year's Residency Showcase had over 70 programs represented and more than 150 students in attendance!  All pharmacy students are invited to attend.  Admission is included in the student conference registration packages.  Students who do not plan to attend the conference call still attend the showcase, but there is a fee of $20 for non-members (free for PPA members!).

3:05 PM to 4:00 PM

Independent Owners Forum

Join fellow independent pharmacy owners for discussion on hot topics.

3:20 PM to 4:50 PM

CE: How to start a successful clinical service in a community practice

Presented by: Rob Maher and Gale Garmong


3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

CE: USP 800

Presented by: Pattie Kienle

4:05 PM to 4:45 PM Combined Legislative Meeting

5:30 PM to 6:00 PM

Achieving Independence Reception

For Achieving Independence teams, advisors, coaches, judges, and independent pharmacy owners.


6:00 PM to 7:00 PM Leadership & Awards Reception

7:00 PM to 9:30 PM

Leadership & Awards Dinner

This formal event (black tie optional) recognizes PPA's incoming and outgoing officers, and several prestigious awards are presented to deserving PPA members.

Learn more about PPA's Awards program.


Sunday, September 24 - More information coming soon!

8:00 AM to 8:30 AM Breakfast Buffet

9:15 AM to 11:15 AM CE: Child Abuse Awareness Training  

9:15 AM to 10:15 AM


Presented by: Louis Callavini

9:15 AM to 10:15 AM

CE: Pandemic Vaccine Preparedness

Presented by: Deanne Hall and Chiara Gessler

9:15 AM to 10:15 AM

Student Advisory Board Meeting

Open to all student conference attendees

9:15 AM to 12:15 PM

PPA Board of Directors Meeting

Board members and invitees only


10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

CE: Top 5 Drug Interactions

Presented by: Vick Shah and Karen Hoang


10:30 AM to 11:45 AM

CE: Student CE Platform

Presented by: PPA student members




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