This year marks the 124th annual meeting and convention for the Florida Pharmacy Association. This year’s convention will take place at the Marriott Harbor Spa and Beach Resort located in Fort Lauderdale from July 9th to the 13th. The FPA is known in Florida for being the premiere state organization that represents pharmacies and pharmacists in their tasks of providing quality healthcare. Their membership includes pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and others with an interest in the business and profession of pharmacy. Representation includes community pharmacy (both chain and independent), hospital, long term care, consulting, pharmacy owners, employee pharmacists, compounding, managed care, specialty, academia, government service, nuclear and clinical pharmacy practices.
This year’s keynote speaker will be Dr. Daniel Buffington, Pharm D and MBA. Dr. Buffington is nationally recognized for his development of a private “Clinical Pharmacology” specialty practice model that provides Medication Therapy Management (MTM) consult services, a clinical research trial center, a national drug information center, and a forensic pharmacology service.
In addition as part of the convention, the FPA is offering a total of 30 contact hours for continuing education purposes. A total of 23 contact hours for general continuing education (GCE) and 22 hours may be used for consultant re-certification (RC). Numerous scheduled topics include:
- Natural Medications: Potions or Poisons?
- It’s Really Lupus! – Now What?
- Antimicrobial Management of Skin and Soft Tissue Infections
- Pneumonia: The Captain of Death
- Working Your Network: How Small Talk Can Open Big Opportunities
As well as many others.
In addition are scheduled several “fun events” that include Exhibits, Poster Presentations, A Fun Run/Walk On the Beach and the annual FPA Golf Event.
Healthcare Consultants is a proud member of the the Florida Pharmacy Association and is showing it’s support by having a booth at the annual convention. Stay tuned for our booth number. Whether you are a pharmacist interested in a job or a an employer looking to fill a position, we welcome you to take a few minutes and discuss your needs with us while attending the FPA convention! In business for over 25 years, HCC can help you with any Pharmacy staffing needs. As always, should you need to talk prior to the convention, please contact us on line or call us today for a Free Consultation at 800-642-1652 to discuss how we can help you!