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2015 Annual Conference Special Events

Continuing Education Programs

The 2015 Annual Conference will feature over 20 live CE programs on a variety of topics, including dietary supplements and alternative medications, transitions of care, pharmacy law, OTC medications, medication reconciliation, and CMS star ratings. With seven programs offering patient safety CE credit, and two programs on the topic of immunizations, attendees should have no problem meeting the minimum requirements for license renewal!



APhA Immunization Delivery Program

On Thursday, October 1, PPA will be partnering with the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) to provide a Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery Certificate Training Program. Registration for this program is separate from the overall conference registration, and is being handled through APhA. Click here for more information.


Point of Care Testing Program

On Thursday, October 1, PPA will be partnering with the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) to provide a Community Pharmacy-Based Point-of-Care Testing Certificate Program. This program nicely complements the Medication Management & Patient Care Training Program offered on Friday, October 2. Click here to learn more and register now. Registration includes breakfast and lunch.


Medication Management & Patient Care Training Program

On Friday, October 2, PPA will offer a live Medication Management & Patient Care Training Program for individuals who have already completed the online training program provided through the Comprehensive Medication Management Collaborative (CMMC). This live training is meant to serve as a follow-up to the online training, and completion of the online training is required to participate in the live training. CMMC is PPA's entry point gateway to an exciting new learning collaborative focusing on opportunities to provide direct patient care through medication management services. Learn more about CMMC and access the online training.


Click here to register for the Medication Management & Patient Care Training Program



Student Programming

The 2015 Annual Conference will feature an array of programming designed for pharmacy students. Saturday and Sunday will both feature two hours of presentations geared toward pharmacy students. The programs listed below are also designed specifically with pharmacy students in mind. 

Residency Showcase

Last year's Residency Showcase had 35 programs represented and 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 can still attend the showcase, but there is a fee of $20 for non-members (free for PPA members!).

Student registration (only for those not attending the rest of the conference)

Residency Program registration

Achieving Independence Competition

Achieving Independence is 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.


Networking & Other Events

Golf Outing

PPA's Annual Golf Outing will be held on Friday, October 2 at Colonial Golf & Tennis Club, part of The Clubs at Colonial Ridge in Harrisburg. There will be unlimited range balls to practice with in advance of the outing. The cost to participate in the Golf Outing is $150 per person (this is an additional fee and is not included in conference registration packages or exhibit booths). Proceeds benefit PPA's Educational Foundation and PharmPAC. Register by completing the Golf Outing Registration Form or by adding the Golf Outing ticket to your conference registration.

Note: This event was originally scheduled to take place at the Blue Ridge Golf & Tennis Club, and has been moved to Colonial Golf & Tennis Club down the street.

Golf Tee Sponsorship Form



Exhibit Hall

Over dinner on Friday, October 2, and lunch on Saturday, October 3, the exhibit hall will feature dozens of booths and allow conference attendees plenty of time to network and interact with industry professionals.

Details for Exhibitors - link coming soon


PPA Business Meeting

The morning of Saturday, October 3 will feature PPA's Annual Business Meeting. The meeting will feature updates from PPA Leadership, the installation of the 2015/2016 Board of Directors, Rite of Roses, and other important PPA business.



Leadership & Awards Dinner

PPA's Leadership & Awards Reception and Dinner will be held on the evening of Saturday, October 3. This formal event (black tie or cocktail dress) recognizes PPA's incoming and outgoing officers, and several prestigious awards are presented to deserving PPA members. Learn more about PPA's Awards program.


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