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Celebrating 150 Years – Registration

Friday, October 13th to Sunday, October 15th Holiday Inn By the Bay Maine Pharmacy Association and the Maine Society of Health System Pharmacists  Come join your MPA and MESHP colleagues for an exciting weekend of education and festivities to celebrate the 150th anniversary of MPA, the first state pharmacy association.  The event is sponsored by both organizations […]

DHHS shared guidance documents for e-prescribing and opioid dispensing

DHHS shared guidance documents for e-prescribing and opioid dispensing.  Notably, “A pharmacist is NOT required to verify that a practitioner has a waiver of the requirement to electronically prescribe…” To review the official documents, please click on the links below. Electronic-Prescribing-Clarifications Opioid Dispensing Clarification    

E-Prescribing Grace Period Notice and Chapter 488 User Guide

The deadline for mandatory e-prescribing of opioids was rapidly approaching on July 1st. However, the State sent the following communication announcing a 31 day grace period for enforcement of the penalties for violating the e-prescribing provision.  This is good news and will give prescribers and dispensers a little more time to prepare. DHHS provided material on other provisions in Chapter […]

2017 Scholarship Golf Scramble

Join us for our 2017 Scholarship Golf Scramble ! Where: Val Halla Country Club When: Saturday, August 12, 2017 Shotgun start 1pm Includes 18 holes of golf on a championship course, golf cart, BBQ dinner at Rachel’s on the Green! Cost: Single Golfer: $110.00 Foursome: $400.00 Dinner Only: $35.00 Corporate or personal hole sponsorship: $75 […]

Pharmacists from across Maine convene in Augusta to advocate for profession and patients

Pharmacists and pharmacy students from across the state convened in Augusta on May 30th to advocate for LD 572.   Update: Senate passes LD 572; now on to the House!  LD 572 specifies in statute that the “Practice of Pharmacy” is “the provision of health care services” and that “Pharmacists” are “providers of health care services”. […]

At the Fall 2017 Sesquicentennial event, all CE questionnaires will be processed electronically. If you are attending the convention, it is recommended you bring a device with internet access (tablet, smartphone, laptop). All forms must be completed within 7 days and credits will appear on the CPE Monitor by November 20, 2017.   Click here for objectives.

Pharmacist Program

Friday, October 13, 2017 – 6 CE Contact Hours

8:30am:  MeSHP Keynote Address:  Kasey Thompson, PharmD, MS, MBA  (1 CEU)

9:30amTreating Tobacco Use Disorder:  Edward Perka, CASAC, TTS (1 CEU)

11:00amLegislative Update:  Paul Chace, RPh  (1 Law CEU)

1:30pmEffectively Managing Crucial Conversations:  Tyson Thorton, PharmD, MBA, BCPS  (1 CEU)

3:00pm:  340B: Christopher Hatwig, RPh, FASHP (1 CEU)

4:00pm:  Medical Marijuana Point Counterpoint:  Christian Teter, PharmD, BCPP & John Woytowicz, MD (1 CEU)

5:00pm – 7:00pm:  The President’s Reception will serve light hors d’ouevres and entertainment by Keys to the City Dueling Pianos.  We will be honoring our 50 year pharmacists and new officer installations.

Saturday, October 14, 2017 – 6 CE Contact Hours

8:30am:  Maine Pharmacy Keynote Address:  Nancy Alverez, PharmD, BCPS, FaPhA  (1 CEU)

10:00amUSP 800 and Medication Safety:  Patricia Kienle, RPh, MPA, FASHP (1 CEU)

11:00am:  New Drug Approvals:  Cassandra Parsons, PharmD, BCACP, BCGP (1 CEU)

1:00pm:  Immunization Update 2017:  Kenneth “Mac” McCall, PharmD (2 CEU)

3:15pm Law Update:  Jessica Bates, PharmD (1 Law CEU)  OPIOID PRESCRIBING REQUIREMENTS  Handout

4:15pm:  2017 Award Presentations

**Between when the programming ends (5:00pm) and the MPA through the Ages Celebration begins (7:00pm), you will have the opportunity to try one of the many restaurants in the Old Port.    Go to VISIT PORTLAND MAINE , the Official Tourism Site for the Greater Portland Region of Maine for places to go and things to see in Portland.  Reservations may be required for some of the restaurants.

Sunday, October 15, 2017 – 3 CE Contact Hours

9:00am: Preceptor Development:  Felicity Homsted, PharmD, BCPS & Chelsea Magee, PharmD (1 CEU)

or

9:00am Population Health:   William Seavey, PharmD (1 CEU)

10:00amOncology:  Matt Marston, PharmD, BCOP (1 CEU)

or

10:00am:  Opioid Educational Outreach to Prescribers under Chapter 488:  Elisabeth Fowlie Mock, MD, MPH, FAAFP

11:00am: Cardiology:  Gwen Bartlett, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP (1 CEU)

or

11:00amPet Medication:  Cory Theberge, PhD (1 CEU)

Technician Program

Saturday, October 14, 2017 – 6 CE Contact Hours

8:30am Maine Pharmacy Keynote Address:  Nancy Alverez  (1 CEU)

10:00amUSP 800 and Medication Safety:  Patricia Kienle, RPh, MPA, FASHP (1 CEU)

11:00am: Calculations:  Tianzi Yang, BPharm, PhD  (1 CEU)

1:00pmAdvancing Roles for Pharmacy Technician in an Evolving Health Care Environment:  Part I:  Miriam A. Mobley Smith, PharmD (1 CEU)

2:00pmAdvancing Roles for Pharmacy Technician in an Evolving Health Care Environment:  Part II:  Miriam A. Mobley Smith, PharmD (1 CEU)

3:15pmLaw Update:  Jessica Bates, PharmD (1 CEU)

CPR Certification

Friday, October 13, 2017  – 4 CE Contact Hours

1:00pm – 5:00pm:  CPR Certification:  Jane Jarvi, EdD

Sunday, October 15, 2017 – 4 CE Contact Hours

8:30am – 12:30pm:  CPR Certification:  Jane Jarvi, EdD

Friday, October 13th to Sunday, October 15th

Holiday Inn By the Bay

Maine Pharmacy Association and the Maine Society of Health System Pharmacists

 MPA 150 Logo VerticalCome join your MPA and MESHP colleagues for an exciting weekend of education and festivities to celebrate the 150th anniversary of MPA, the first state pharmacy association.  The event is sponsored by both organizations and will provide you with the opportunity to network with pharmacists from all practice experiences.  Expand your continuing education from diverse and varied topics directed for pharmacists, technicians and student pharmacists.  The programming is ACPE-accredited through the University of New England.  We look forward to seeing you.

 

 

 

 

Exhibitors and Sponsors: Please click here for more information.

 

For programming, please click:

Pharmacist CE Program (15 CEU Hours)

Technician CE Program (6 CEU Hours

Note:  New ACPE accreditation requires technician specific programming.  The technician accredited programming will be available on Saturday, however you are encouraged and welcome to attend the entire weekend.

CPR Training/Certification (4 CEU Hours)

Friday, October 13, 2017 from 1:00pm – 5:00pm. – FULL

Sunday,  October 15, 2017 from 8:30am – 12:30pm.

Includes Hands on Training and Book Instruction

Medication Therapy Management (MTM) – APhA Certification (21 CEU Hours)

On Saturday, October 14, 2017, the University of New England College of Continuing Education will be conducting the APhA Certification program of MTM. The program provides 21 CEU Hours (8 hours of live CE and 13 hours of home study).  The program will run from 8:30am – 5:00pm at a cost of $425.00 which includes breakfast and lunch.  To register for the MTM training, please click here.

Celebrate 150 Years of Maine Pharmacy

The 150th celebration events are included in registrations.

Friday, October 13th:  The President’s Reception will serve light hors d’ouevres and entertainment by Keys to the City Dueling Pianos.  We will be honoring our 50 year pharmacists and new officer installations.

Saturday, October 14th:  All 2017 Award presentations will begin at 4:15pm.  Between when the programming ends (5:00pm) and the MPA through the Ages Celebration begins (7:00pm), you will have the opportunity to try one of the many restaurants in the Old Port.    Go to VISIT PORTLAND MAINE , the Official Tourism Site for the Greater Portland Region of Maine for places to go and things to see in Portland.  Reservations may be required for some of the restaurants.

Register Now!

Conference Registration Pricing

Program Pharmacist

Member/

Non-member

Technician

Member/

Non-member

CE Programming
     Full weekend $150/$240 $70/$95
     Full w/CPR $170/$260 $90/$105
     Friday Only $90/$135 $35/$60
     Saturday Only $90/$135 $35/$60
CPR Only $60/$70 $50/$60
Presentation Handouts $20 $20

Online

Select your desired conference registration and pay using your Visa or MasterCard.

Note:  In “message to seller” field, please indicate name to be printed on name tag and professional title (RPhm PharmD, CPhT, etc).


Pharmacist Registration Options




Technician/Student Registration Options




Presentation Handouts



 

Do you need to renew your membership or join?  Click the association name to activate/renew a membership, Maine Pharmacy Association or Maine Society of Health System Pharmacists.

Mail

Complete the registration form and instructions to register through the mail.

Click here: Sesquicentennial 2017 Registration

By Phone

If you would like to register over the phone, please contact Linda at 207-502-0825.

In Person

You can also register in person the day of the convention. You will be assessed a $20.00 fee for day of registrations.

Lodging

To book your accommodations, please call the Holiday Inn By the Bay at 1-800-345-5050 and identify you are attending the Maine Pharmacy Association Convention by September 12, 2017. The room rates are as follows:

Single/Double Occupancy: $170.00/ night

Triple Occupancy: $180.00/night

Quad Occupancy: $190.00/night

 

Convention Cancellation policy: We will refund 100% of your registration fees until October 1st  and 50% of your registration fees on or after October 1st.

2017 Maine Pharmacy Sesquicentennial Convention

Cohosted by the Maine Pharmacy Association and the Maine Society of Health-System Pharmacists

Friday, October 13th to Sunday, October 15th

(Vendor Set up: Thursday, October 12th, 4:00pm – 8:00pm)

Holiday Inn By the Bay

Portland, Maine

Our event promises to be a premier meeting. Pharmacy personnel from all disciplines will be in attendance, including community practice and healthcare pharmacists, independent pharmacy owners, pharmacy managers, technicians, educators, and future pharmacists. We invite you to be a part of this celebration. With over 400 attendees, you will have ample opportunity to promote your product and interact with key decision-makers in the pharmacy profession.  In addition to purchasing an exhibitor’s table, we strongly encourage you to consider the other sponsorship options for maximum exposure.  We look forward to seeing you in October!

 

Attendees will meet with exhibitors during the following times:

October 13th: Breakfast, morning break, lunch, and afternoon break

October 14th:  Breakfast, morning break, and lunch

Vendors are invited to attend our Presidents’ Reception on Friday evening and the “MPA Through the Ages” celebration Saturday night.

Click here for programming schedule.

 In return for your support, MPA will provide pre-meeting and on-site advertising highlighting your participation in Maine’s premier pharmacist gathering.

Convention Options

Exhibitor and Sponsorship

There are several options to participate and support MPA at the convention.

  • Exhibitor’s Table:  $1,000

This allows you to showcase your business during breakfast, breaks, and lunch on Friday and Saturday of the convention.  Each 8×10 booth includes a 6ft skirted table, 2 chairs and electricity.  Complimentary lunch will be provided on Friday and Saturday for two exhibitors. 

  • Reception Sponsor:  $500.00

Your Company will be identified as a sponsor at the Maine Pharmacy Reception on Saturday night.  Your company logo will be prominently displayed.

  • Memorabilia Sponsor:  $500.00

Your logo will be printed along with the association’s 150th anniversary logo on a memorabilia item, e.g., bags, lanyards, and notepads, to be distributed to all attendees.

  • Break Sponsor:  $400.00 (limit 5)

Your Company will be identified as a sponsor of a break during the convention.  Your company logo will be displayed at the food area.

  • Folder Insert:  $300.00 plus 500 handouts

Your company’s handout will be inserted into the folders that are distributed to all attendees.

 

MPA Pharmacy Student Scholarship Raffle

Please bring items to be raffled during our Saturday night reception.

Register Now!

To be included on the on-site advertising, registration must be received by September 12, 2017.

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Online

Select your desired conference registration and dining options, and pay using your Visa, MasterCard, or American Express.

Note: In the message to seller field, please include the e-mail address of site contact.


Sesquicentennial Exhibitor Sponsorships



Mail

Click here for the registration form and instructions to register by mail.

Phone

Please call Linda at 207-502-0825 to register by phone.

A room block has been reserved at the Holiday Inn by the Bay.

You may request your room by calling the Holiday Inn By the Bay at 1-800-345-5050 and identify you are attending the Maine Pharmacy Association Convention.  Room block is available until September 12, 2017.  The room rates are as follows:

Single/Double Occupancy:  $170.00/ night

Triple Occupancy:  $180.00/night

Quad Occupancy:  $190.00/night

The best part of the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the MPA is CELEBRATING.   There are many ways to accomplish individually or as a group. We invite you to share in this momentous occasion by placing an ad or a message in our official souvenir program. All proceeds of the advertisement will go into the student scholarship fund.  So, think a moment now, how would you like to support the future practitioners of our profession AND CELEBRATE the 150th anniversary of the MPA?   It might be an ad for your pharmacy or business. It might be a recognition of one of 2017 award recipients.  It might be recognition of the oldest state pharmacy associations in the United States.  You choose and we hope that you will.  Remember, this is to support scholarships for Maine pharmacy students!!

These programs will commemorate the Sesquicentennial Celebration and will be distributed to all attendees of the convention.

Pricing Details

Ad Size B/W Color
Full Page

5″x8″

$100 $120
Half Page

5″x4″

$50 $65
Quarter Page

Vertical

2.5″x4″

$25 $35
Quarter Page

Horizontal

5″x2″

$25 $35

 

We are asking you to be mindful that the deadline for ad submissions is Friday September 15, 2017.

Email your ad as an attachment and indicate the size of the ad you would like or direct questions to

mparxinfo@gmail.com

Once you submit your ad, an electronic invoice will be sent for payment by credit card or check.

Please note:  All ads should be submitted electronically in “print ready” form (minimum of 300dpi and a photo file format; i.e. PDF, JPG, PNG, or EPS).

Sample layout of program pages.

program layout

 

MPA 150 Logo Horizontal
The Maine Pharmacy Association is celebrating its 150th year.

We are the first professional state pharmacy association in the country.

 

 

 

Save the Date for the Sesquicentennial Celebration

It’s all about ME!
A Tradition of Caring: The Way Pharmacy Should Be!

October 13-15, 2017

Holiday Inn By the Bay

Portland, ME

Exhibitor and Sponsor Information

 

A room block has been reserved for the event.  You may request your room by calling the Holiday Inn By the Bay at 1-800-345-5050 and identify you are attending the Maine Pharmacy Association Convention.  The room rates are as follows:

Single/Double Occupancy:  $170.00/ night

Triple Occupancy:  $180.00/night

Quad Occupancy:  $190.00/night


 

At the Spring 2017 one day event, all CE questionnaires will be processed electronically. If you are attending the convention, it is recommended you bring a device with internet access (tablet, smartphone, laptop). All forms must be completed within 7 days and credits will appear on the CPE Monitor by May 1, 2017.

 

Saturday, April 1st

Programming

9:00am: USP 800- Completing Assessment of Risk in Community Pharmacy:  Patricia Kienle, RPh, MPA, FASHP

10:15am: Immunization Update 2017 & Human Papilloma Virus 2017Kenneth “Mac” McCall, PharmD, BCGP,  Brooke Cowles, PharmD, PGY1 Resident

12:45pm:  VA Maine Opioid Safety Initiative: Academic Detailing:  Alisa HughesStricklett, PharmD, BCPS,

Emily Stoukides, PharmD, PGY1 Resident & Brett Glasheen, PharmD, PGY1 Resident

2:00pm: Antimicrobial Stewardship: Advancing Patient Care by Improving Medication Use:  Anthony Casapao, PharmD

3:00pm:  Law Update 2017Greg Cameron, BS, RPh

At the Fall 2016 convention, all CE questionnaires will be processed electronically. If you are attending the convention, it is recommended you bring a device with internet access (tablet, smartphone, laptop). All forms must be completed within 7 days and credits will appear on the CPE Monitor by October 13, 2016.

2016 Fall Conference Program

Program Objectives

Saturday, September 10th

Traditional Programming

8:00amHIV Pharmacotherapy Focused Update:  Drew Lambert, PharmD

9:00am:  Anxiety in Cats and Dogs:  Cory Theberge, PhD

10:30am: Point of Care Testing in Your Pharmacy:  Eric Jarvi, PhD

1:00pm Immunization Update 2016:  Kenneth “Mac” McCall, PharmD

3:30pm:  Information Technology & Pharmacy – Are we there yet?:  Bruce Jarvi, PharmD

 

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Traditional Programming

9:00 am:  Women’s Health:  Deborah Sturpe, PharmD, MA, BCPS

10:00am: Maine Law Update:  Jessica Bates, PharmD

11:00am:  Narcan? You can! :  Stephanie Nichols, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP

CPR Training

8:30am: CPR Training/Certification: Jane Jarvi, Ed.D & Kathryn Rossignol, MBA

At the Spring 2016 convention, all CE questionnaires will be processed electronically.  If you are attending the convention, it is recommended you bring a device with internet access (tablet, smartphone, laptop).  All forms must be completed within 7 days and credits will appear on the CPE Monitor by May 1, 2016.  Click here for Program Objectives.

Program Schedule

Friday, April 1, 2016

Traditional Programming

8:30am:  Immunization Update 2016: Kenneth “Mac” McCall, PharmD

11:00am: Diabetes & Injectable Medications: Stephanie Lewis, PharmD

1:00pm: Pet Medication:Oral Cancer Meds Cats and Dogs Cory Theberge, PhD

2:30pm: Pharmacy Residents Presentation :  Penobscot Community Health Center

Student Utilization in Pharmacy Practice, Samuel Valley, PharmD

Pharmacist-led Discharge Education, Michela Fiori, PharmD

Igniting Pharmacy Advocacy, Charles-Gregor Dupere, PharmD

Premature Death, Jessica Bates, PharmD

Pharmacist Role in Naloxone Prescribing, KariLynn Dowling, PharmD

Immunization Training

8:30am: Immunization Update 2016:  Kenneth “Mac” McCall, PharmD

11:00am:  Immunization Training:    Kenneth “Mac” McCall

Saturday, April 2, 2016

8:00am: Focused Update HIV Pharmacotherapy: Drew Lambert, PharmD

9:00am:  New Drug Update:  Cassandra White, PharmD, BCACP, CGP

10:30am: Medical Marijuana:  John Woytowicz, MD

1:00pm: Law – A Review of Collaborative Practice:   Joe Bruno, R.Ph., MBA

2:00pm:  Hepatitis C: Updates in Therapeutics:  Whitney Jandreau, PharmD

3:30pm: NASPA Self Care Competition:  Round 1:  Round 2:  Final Round  Eric Jarvi, Ph.D.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Traditional Programming

9:00 am: Antipsychotics Update:Focus on New Agents, Alla Fabrikant, PharmD

10:00 am: Medication Safety:  Gwen Bartlett, PharmD, BCPS

11:00am: Anticoag:Upcoming TSOAC Reversal Agents :   Sandra Bartlett, PhD, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP

CPR Training

8:30 am: CPR Training/Certification:  Jane Jarvi, Ed.D and Evan Williams, PharmD, BCPS

 

At the Fall 2015 convention, all CE questionnaires will be processed electronically.  If you are attending the convention, it is recommended you bring a device with internet access (tablet, smartphone, laptop).  All forms must be completed within 7 days and credits will appear on the CPE Monitor by October 13, 2015.

Program Schedule

Saturday, September 12th

Traditional Programming

8:00am:  Immunization Update 2015:  Kenneth “Mac” McCall, PharmD

10:30am: Lyme Disease:  Cassandra White, PharmD, BCACP, CGP

1:00pm: Maine Law Update:   Greg Cameron, BS, RPh

2:00pm: DSM-5 Update: Ditching the bereavement clause,Asperger Syndrome&Roman Numerals:   Stephanie Nichols, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP

3:30pm: New Drug Update:    Deborah Sturpe, PharmD, MA, BCPS

 

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Traditional Programming

9:00 am: Anticoag:New Potential Reversal Agents:   Sandra Bartlett, PhD, PharmD, BCPS

10:00 am: Medication Safety:  Gwen Bartlett, PharmD, BCPS

11:00am: Thyroid Disorders in Cats and Dogs:  Cory Theberge, PhD

CPR Training

8:30 am: CPR Training/Certification:  Jane Jarvi, Ed.D & Evan Williams, PharmD, BCPS,BCACP

Credits will appear on the CPE Monitor by April 22, 2015.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Traditional Programming

8:30am:  Immunization Update 2015: Kenneth “Mac” McCall, PharmD

11:00am: Diabetes Update: Sarah Martin, PhD

1:00pm: Antipsychotics:  Devon Sherwood, PharmD, BCPP

2:30pm: Alzheimer’s Therapy:  Cassandra White, PharmD, BCAP

3:30pm: Novel Anticoagulants, Deb Sturpe, PharmD, MA, BCPS

Immunization Training

8:30am: Immunization Update 2015:  Kenneth “Mac” McCall, PharmD

11:00am:  Immunization Training:    Kenneth “Mac” McCall

 

Saturday, March 21, 2015

8:00am: AHA Cholesterol:  Timothy Gladwell, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP

9:00am:  JNC 8 Hypertension:  Timothy Gladwell, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP

10:30am: Veterinary Pharmacy:   Cory Theberge, PhD

1:00pm: Federal Law Update:   Joe Bruno, R.Ph., MBA

2:00pm:  Ocular Disorders:  Evan Williams, PharmD, BCPS

3:15pm: NASPA Self Care Competition:  Round 1:  Round 2:  Final Round  Eric Jarvi, Ph.D.

 

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Traditional Programming

9:00 am: Prescription Drug Diversion:  Part 1:  Christian Teter, PharmD &  Part 2:  Kenneth “Mac” McCall, PharmD

11:00am: Medication Reconciliation:   Leslie Ochs, PharmD, PhD, BCPS

CPR Training

8:30 am: CPR Training/Certification:  Jane Jarvi, Ed.D