This year marks the 125th annual meeting and convention for the Florida Pharmacy Association. This year’s convention will take place at the Renaissance At World Golf Village located in St. Augustine from June 24th to the 28th. 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 John H. Armstrong, MD, FACS, Surgeon General & Secretary, Surgeon Florida Department of the Florida Department of Health.
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:
– Resolving the Red Flags: Allowing Patients to Legally Obtain Their Lawfully Prescribed Medications
– Medical Marijuana Update
– Gluten Free: What Pharmacists Need to Know about Celiac Disease
– Legislative and Regulatory Updates
– Lawful Prescribing and Prevention of Diversion
As well as many others.
In addition are scheduled several “fun events” that include the awards ceremony which is themed as “A Night of Mystery and Intrigue”. Everyone is encouraged to dress as their favorite sleuth, villain or detective! Of course there is 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. We will be exhibiting at the vendor expo on June 26th from 11am – 1pm and again on June 27th from 11am – 1pm. 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!