Maine Pharmacy Association

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 […]

LD6 and LD44 Are Successfully Moving Through the Legislative Process

Good news!!  Two bills, LD 6, an “An Act to Prohibit Insurance Carriers from Retroactively Reducing Payment on Clean Claims Submitted by Pharmacies” and LD 455, “An Act Relating to the Provision of Smoking Cessation Services by Pharmacists” are moving through the legislature process. LD 6, an “An Act to Prohibit Insurance Carriers from Retroactively Reducing Payment on […]

Achievement Award Nominations

MPA would like your assistance in nominating persons worthy of these honors to be recognized at the Sesquicentennial Awards Ceremony at the Holiday Inn By the Bay, October 13-15, 2017.  To nominate a person, please complete the nomination form and submit by June 1, 2016. MPA Award Nomination Form **NEW** Douglas H. Kay Distinguished Pharmacy Educator Award Sponsored […]

IMPORTANT Augusta Legislative Update – Time to Advocate!

NOW is the time to advocate for your profession!  Details about how YOU can get involved are outlined below. I’m delighted to report that a date for a public hearing has been set for LD 572, An Act to Amend the Laws Governing the Practice of Pharmacy, and LD 456, An Act to Increase Access to […]


Opioids can have serious risks and side effects, and CDC developed the CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain to encourage safer, more effective chronic pain management. CDC’s new Opioid Guideline App makes it easier to apply the recommendations into clinical practice by putting the entire guideline, tools, and resources in the palm of […]

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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

Sesquicentennial Planning Meeting

Saturday, October 1 from 9 am – 3 pm
Husson University, Southern Maine Campus, Room 162
340 Country Road, Westbrook, ME
Please indicate your willingness to serve on one or more of the following subcommittees by sending your name, phone number, email address and desired subcommittee(s) to Dr. Eric Jarvi ( no later than 5 pm Monday, September 12.
(1)   Oversight – MPA Board of Directors because of necessity for approval of budget/expenses
(2)   Programming (CE): possible tracks include students, MPA, MSHP, technician, leadership and joint.
(3)   Budget: (Chaired by MPA Treasurer E. Jarvi)
(4)   Communications: to include convention brochure and solicitation of program sponsors
(5)   Promotion: to include TV/Radio advertisement as part of National Pharmacist’s Month
(6)   Catering
(7)   Recognition Reception (consider awards breakfast for extra fee)
(8)   Hx of Pharmacy in Maine Exhibit (Chaired by Dr. Jane Jarvi, Husson University)
(9)   Scholarship Auction
(10) Scheduling: physical space at convention
(11) Exhibitor recruiting

April 1, 2017

Husson University

Bangor, Maine

Come join your colleagues in Bangor for a day filled with a wide variety of CE programming and professional networking.  All programming is completely ACPE-accredited for both pharmacists and technicians through the University of New England.


Completing Assessment of Risk in Community Pharmacy (9:00a-10:00a – 1 CEU)

Immunization Update 2017 (10:15a-12:15p – 2 CEUs)

VA Maine Opioid Safety Initiative: Academic Detailing (12:45p-1:45p – 1 CEU)

Infectious Diseases (2:00p-3:00p – 1 CEU)

Law Update 2017 (3:00p – 4:00p – 1 CEU)

Note: All sessions are ACPE accredited for pharmacists and technicians.

Register Now

Conference Registration Pricing




Tech or Student



CE Program $80/$125 $25/$50
Presentation Handouts $20 $20
Renew/Activate Membership $100 active/

$50 retired

$25 tech/

$10 student


Select your desired conference registration. You can pay using your credit card (Mastercard, Visa, AMEX, and Discover).


One Day CE Programming


A brown bag lunch is being offered for $10.00/each.


Please click here for the registration form and instructions to register through the mail.

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. However, space is limited and can not be guaranteed.

 QC Pharmacy Webinar

Caring for ME Series

Chapter 488 Implementation and Rule-Making Updates

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Noon to 1:00 PM


Maine’s new opioid prescribing law, Chapter 488, stipulates that opioid prescriptions be limited to 100 morphine milligram equivalents per patient per day, that prescribers take an opioid prescribing course, and that the Prescription Monitoring Program be consulted before any opioid or benzodiazepine prescription is written. This webinar reviews updates on the implementation timeline, as well as an exploration of the rule-making and exception process. Also included will be an overview of the law and associated rules on Maine’s pharmacy community. The objectives of this webinar are:

1.      Identify the timeline for opioid and benzodiazepine regulations pursuant to Public Law 488

2.     Recognize how the new law and corresponding rules will impact patient care workflow for prescribers and pharmacists

3.      Discuss strategies to apply the new regulations and PMP enhancements into practice

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Noon to 1:00 PM


 Register Here

Note:  Attendees of the live webinar may opt to receive 1.0 Category 1 CME Credit or 1.0 Contact Hour of knowledge-based pharmacy CEU for their participation.


Featured Presenters

Gordon H. Smith, Esq.

Gordon is Executive Vice President of the Maine Medical Association. He graduated from the University of Maine with highest distinction and from the Boston College Law School, magna cum laude.  He currently serves as a member of the Steering Committee of the AMA’s Scope of Practice Partnership. He is also a member of the Board of Maine Quality Counts.  A frequent lecturer to medical groups on various medical legal subjects, Mr. Smith has served as EVP of the Maine Medical Association since September 1993.  



Kenneth ‘Mac’ McCall, BSPharm, PharmD, BCGP

Kenneth (‘Mac’) earned his BS Pharmacy and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and completed a primary care residency with the Department of Veterans Affairs, US Army and OUHSC.  Prior to moving to Maine to join the founding leadership team at the UNE College of Pharmacy, he was an Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center for eleven years.  His leadership roles have included Chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice at the UNE College of Pharmacy, President of the Maine Pharmacy Association, Director of the UNE-Martin’s Point-Hannaford Pharmacy Community PGY1 Residency Program, Coordinator of the UNE-Apothecary by Design Community PGY1 Residency Program, Director of the UNE-Synageva BioPharma Medical Affairs Fellowship, Interim Director of the UNE College of Pharmacy Office of Continuing Education, Director of the TTUHSC Community Pharmacy Residency Program, Head of the Community Care Division at TTUHSC, and Clinical Pharmacy Manager at Northwest Texas Healthcare System. 

The Caring for ME Pharmacy Webinar Series is supported 

by a grant from



April 2017

MPA One Day CE Program

Continuing Education

April 1, 2017

Husson University

Bangor, ME

Information will be provided as it is finalized.


October 2017

MPA Sesquicentennial

Celebrating 150 years of the first professional state pharmacy association!

October 13th -15th, 2017

Holiday Inn By the Bay

Portland, ME