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Annual Events

APA hosts a variety of different events each year ranging from our multi-day annual convention to afternoon continuing education programs to health screenings for our legislators. Our annual events are described below.

Annual Convention

APA’s premier event of the year – this is your chance to catch up with friends, network with colleagues, preview the newest products and services from our exhibitors, and participate in first-class continuing education programs. APA’s 138th Annual Convention and Trade Show is scheduled for June 7-10, 2020 at the Marriott Grand Hotel in Point Clear. 

More information to come on the 139th APA Annual Convention & Trade Show.

Mid-Winter Conference

This event provides continuing education on changing health care topics to pharmacy professionals including, but not limited to, independent, chain, hospital, and long-term care pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and student pharmacists. The 2020 Mid-Winter Conference will be February 14-16, 2020 at the Hotel at Auburn University & Dixon Conference Center  in Auburn, AL.

More information on the next Mid-Winter Conference.

Leadership Conference

This event, sponsored by the APA Research & Education Foundation, helps identify and develop APA's future leaders. A limited number of practitioners (licensed 10 years or less) are selected from the applications received.

Application to participate in the 2020 Leadership Conference.

Legislative Day

The purpose of these annual events is to educate Alabama’s lawmakers on the issues that affect pharmacists, technicians and pharmacies.

More information 2020 Student Legislative Lunch.

More information on 2020 Legislative Reception.

APA Regional Meetings 

The Alabama Pharmacy Association is divided into twelve regions. Each year APA conducts meetings in each region. The meetings are offered throughout the year, beginning in April. Regional Meetings provide pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, student pharmacists and those interested in the profession an opportunity to gather and discuss state and national issues and earn continuing education credit.

More information to come on Regional Meetings.

Wear APA Day

October 19, 2010 was the first annual “Wear APA Day”. Members were encouraged to show support and pride for the pharmacy profession by wearing their APA shirts to work or school. APA encourages you to take photos of your group in their APA shirts and send them to the APA office for publication in our journal. The 11th Annual Wear APA Day will be Tuesday, October 13, 2020!

More information on Wear APA Day

Statewide Year-End CPE Program

This event is a half day continuing education program targeted to pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. The program is usually held the first weekend of December and the location varies from year to year. The 2020 Year-End Program will be held Sunday, December 6, 2020, in Montgomery.

More information on the Year-end CPE Program will be posted in the fall 2020.

CE at Sea Cruise

APA sailed the high seas in 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2017, 2018, and 2020. We are looking at possible dates and locations for future Caribbean adventures!  

More information to come on the next APA CE@Sea Cruise

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