The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) 2019 Annual Meeting & Exposition opens in Seattle, Washington, on Friday, March 22 and runs through Monday, March 25. The meeting, themed “Moving Pharmacy Forward,” provides a setting for pharmacists to connect, learn, and share experiences that will help shape their personal and professional paths.

Beyond the educational program, APhA2019 is the time for pharmacists to let their voices be heard. From the policy discussions that take place at the House of Delegates to various networking sessions, APhA2019 is a venue where pharmacy professionals can contribute and make a difference through personal connections. Clearly, the present economic and healthcare environments are disruptive.

“While provider status efforts have experienced a few detours,” APhA President Nicki Hilliard said,  “we are gaining recognition in Congress and beyond. Our colleagues on the health care team increasingly recognize pharmacists’ contributions and value. As we evolve within our changing environments remember that APhA is your ally in addressing personal, professional, and system challenges and opportunities. Our possibilities are unlimited.”

With 14 tracks and more than 100 sessions to choose from—panel discussions, certificate training programs, engaging presentations, policy briefings, and more—meeting attendees can tailor their experience to what matters most to them and their pharmacy practice.

“Let’s use this opportunity—and the unique fact that APhA2019 brings together practitioners from all areas of pharmacy—to promote innovation and collaboration on behalf of our patients,” said Hilliard.  “Thank you for supporting and seeking significance in your professional career, daring to seek solutions and explore new opportunities. To borrow from former APhA President Nancy Alvarez, this is the ‘Greatest Pharmacy Show on Earth’.”

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