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Mid-Year Conference

Mid-Year Conference

PPA holds its Mid-Year Conference in January or February of each year. This conference weekend includes continuing education programs, social events, the Kick-Off Reception & Celebration, and the Student Competition.





Regular Activities held at the Mid-Year Conference:

OTC Student Competition: The signature event of the Mid-Year Conference for the last several years has been the student OTC Competition sponsored by the National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations (NASPA), Non-prescription Medicine Academy (NMA), and Proctor and Gamble. Played very similar to Jeopardy, teams from each school face off and answer questions from a game board with "interesting" self-care categories. Pharmacists can obtain CE credit while cheering on their favorite teams! Please click here for more information about this exciting competition.

Student Poster Presentations: Each year the Foundation encourages students to present a poster during the Mid-Year Conference. This activity allows pharmacists to earn CE credit and take the time to see the excellent work being done by future pharmacists.Please click here for more information about submitting a poster.

Know Pain, Know Gain Competition: Pain management is an important topic that pharmacists are often faced with while practicing. Sponsored by NASPA and Purdue Pharma, L.P., this competition helps students demonstrate key pain management concepts and counseling techniques in order to optimize their patient's treatment plan. Please click here for more information about this interesting competition. 

Foundation Sunnyside Up Breakfast: In 2015, the Foundation started hosting a breakfast on Sunday which includes presentations on the Foundation and reports from the grants that were awarded the previous year. A portion of the proceeds for the breakfast goes to the Foundation.


Upcoming Dates & Locations:




2021 Mid-Year Conference


January 28 - 31, 2021

Marriott Lancaster Penn Square

Lancaster, PA


2022 Mid-Year Conference


January 27 - 30, 2022

Harrisburg Hilton

Harrisburg, PA




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