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For the health and safety of our attendees and due to the uncertainty of social distancing guidelines/restrictions that will be in place in early June, APA has made the difficult decision to cancel the APA Annual Convention & Trade Show scheduled for June 7 – 10 at the Grand in Point Clear. Please see note below for more information.

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When: June 7 - 10, 2020
Where: The Grand Hotel Golf Resort & Spa
One Grand Boulevard
Point Clear, Alabama  36093
United States
Contact: Danielle Cole

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For the health and safety of our attendees and due to the uncertainty of social distancing guidelines/restrictions that will be in place in early June, APA has made the difficult decision to cancel the APA Annual Convention & Trade Show scheduled for June 7 – 10 at the Grand in Point Clear. 

The Grand has graciously offered to keep our group rates in their system for the convention dates (June 6 – 10, 2020) for those of you who might want or need😊 a little get a way. 

How do I take advantage of the reduced rates?
You may call the Grand directly at 1-251-928-9201 and request a room or you can use our online link.

Do I need to do anything if I’ve already made a reservation for Annual but would like to cancel?
Yes, individuals are responsible for cancelling their reservations.  There are a couple of ways that you can cancel your reservations – phone, online at, or through the online link we provided for Annual.

Cancel by telephone options:
Central reservations:      1-855-999-0490
Grand Hotel direct:         1-251-928-9201 option:
Visit the Marriott website and click on “My Trips” in the top right hand corner of the page.  You will need to sign in to your account to cancel the reservation.

Convention Link:
Manage your reservation through the convention link.   If you are planning to cancel using this link please do so by Friday, May 8, 2020.  This link will not remain active once the event is cancelled by the resort.

We’ve been in awe of your dedication and service to your communities during the COVID-19 crisis and we can’t wait for the time we can get together and tell you in person!! With that being said, we are hopeful that conditions will allow us to hold the 138th Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon on August 29, 2020 in Montgomery, AL. This would be a one-day meeting with CE programming as well as a celebration of the 2020 award winners. Please save the date and be on the lookout for more details in the next few weeks.  


As always, thank you for your support of APA. We look forward to seeing you soon!

The 139th APA Annual Convention and Trade Show is going to be a Grand Affair as we celebrate the Twenties! And I'm sure none of you guessed that the location of our "Grand Affair" will be at the Grand Hotel Golf Resort and Spa.  We hope you've got June 7 - 10, 2020 marked on your calendar to join us in Point Clear. 

What do we mean when we say celebrate the twenties?
First, let's focus on 2020 (get it )  Everyone's talking about vision and focus - be a part of those discussions as we talk about promoting, defending, and expanding the profession moving into a new decade.

You know we love quotes at the APA office.  We are always looking for that quote that's going to encourage, motivate, inspire, the one that just fits the moment/project, etc.  We love how this one applies to 2020 and vision/focus.  "If you are working on something that you really care about, you don't have to be pushed.  The vision pulls you." - Steve Jobs

Annual Convention is THE place to be to connect with friends and colleagues, check out new products and services, hopefully learn a few things from really compelling speakers, and contribute to moving APA forward.

Now back to the "Grand Affair"
You know we love an opportunity to dress up and this year's convention will be no exception.  Think the roaring 20s, the Jazz Age, flappers, gangsters, federal agents, and speakeasies.  We're talking fedoras, feathers, pearls and more!  Anything 1920s related is fair game - Babe Ruth, Albert Einstein, or Coco Chanel may be more your style.

So in conclusion...
Don't be a wet blanket!  This year's convention is going to be the bee's knees so don your best glad rags and be ready to cha-cha-cha the night away!  You know any good speakeasy is going to have a secret password to get in so be on the lookout for yours once you register!

Resort Lodging Information

Reserve your room at the Grand Hotel Golf Resort and Spa online or by calling 1-800-544-9933 or 1-251-928-9201 and telling them you’re with APA. 


APA has secured a room rate of $209 for resort view rooms and $249 for Bayview rooms.  The room rates do not include taxes and fees. The cut-off date for room reservations is Wednesay, May 6, 2020, after which rooms will be sold on a space-available basis.  All reservations must be accompanied by a first night room deposit or guaranteed with a major credit card. 


View Registration Fees and Information

View Annual Convention Brochure

        Download Convention Registration Form

        Download Student Registration Form

View Schedule of Events

Trade Show Information


Online Registration Information/Tips
Because of the amount of information requested/displayed on the registration tabs we thought it might be helpful to offer a few notes.

Attendee Information Tab
This tab is pretty straightforward; however, please make sure you indicate your t-shirt size if you are registering for the full convention or ordering additional t-shirts.  That sometimes gets missed.  Also, if you are signing up to attend the Auburn or Samford Breakfast please indicate in the box below the number of people attending the breakfast.  We need to know if you are planning to bring a spouse or guest to the breakfast.

Attendee Selections Tab
There's a lot of choices on this tab so we thought it might be helpful to explain how the registration and tickets are organized.  The top section labeled required has the different registration options available for convention.  You must select one option from the top section or you won't be able to complete the registration process.  If you want to purchase tickets only you would choose the last option in the required section.

The optional section includes the guest/spouse registration.  Following the guest registration is the different options for purchasing additional tickets for our events.  Please note that there are multiple options for each event (i.e., quantity, adult or child ticket).

Below the additional tickets are options for ordering additional t-shirts.  After t-shirts are the options for student sponsorships.

As always, if you have questions or need assistance please call the APA office at 334-271-4222.

CPE Credit
In order to receive credit for this program you must provide APA with your NABP e-Profile ID as well as the month and day of your date of birth.  In addition, you must sign-in at the beginning of the program and complete an evaluation form at the conclusion of the program.  No exceptions.  No partial credit will be given for the CPE programs so it is important that you arrive on time.  Your credit will be uploaded to CPE Monitor within four weeks of the program. You must provide APA with all required information within 60 days of the program to receive credit.  APA cannot award CE credit after 60 days.

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This program is sponsored by the Alabama Pharmacy Association Research and Education Foundation (APAREF).  The APAREF is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.


Consultant Credit
Programs that have been approved for consultant credit by the Alabama Board of Pharmacy will be posted here after finalization of schedule.

Convention Registration Cancellation Policy 
All Annual Convention cancellations must be sent to APA in writing. Cancellations received by 4 p.m. on May 22, 2020 will be assessed a $25.00 administrative fee. Cancellations made after May 22, 2020, no shows, or changes made onsite to registration will not be refunded. Refunds will not be given for inclement weather.

We will be making adjustments to our registration cancellation policy as needed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If the pandemic prevents APA from holding the convention we will be refunding the full registration fee.  Please contact the APA office if you have any questions.

Student Sponsorships
APA appreciates your support in helping to offset student convention expenses.  Donations will be used to provide free hotel accommodations for APA student members.  Donations in any amount are appreciated.  If you register online, the student sponsorships are listed in the section with the additional tickets.  Please contact the APA office if don't see the amount listed that you'd like to donate and we'd be happy to help! 


Annual Golf Affair
Don't miss the excitement of APA's annual golf tournament.  This is a great opportunity to catch up with friends, win prizes, and enjoy a great round of golf on the the Dogwood Course at the Lakewood Golf Club.  The tournament fee is $115 per player and includes green fee, shared cart, range balls and one drink ticket.  Mulligans will be available for purchase at the tournament.  Click here to register for this year's golf tournament.  The golf registration is separate from the online convention registration.  

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