KPhA would like to thank the speakers, exhibitors, sponsors and attendees of the 2020 KPhA VIRTUAL Annual Meeting and Trade Show for their patience as we navigated a completely new meeting format. While not an ideal or even preferred way to conduct our annual conference, the weekend proved it still is a valuable resource for everyone involved.
Initial feedback has been positive from both attendees and exhibitors. Twenty-two continuing education sessions on a variety of timely pharmacy-related topics provided the opportunity to earn 12.5 hours of CE for pharmacists and 13 hours for technicians. There was an average attendance of 56 people at the educational sessions, with 50 people attending Technician Training Day.
Fourteen companies showcased their brands during exclusive spotlight sessions that took place throughout the weekend. Those averaged 32 attendees.
Discussion sessions focused on COVID-19, leadership, and new practitioner tips for student pharmacists, while poster presentations highlighted recent research by P4 students at the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy and the virtual happy hour gave attendees a chance to thank outgoing president Matt Morrison and meet incoming president Nate Rockers in a relaxed atmosphere. These sessions averaged 33 attendees.
This year's Self Care Challenge gave everyone a chance to compete to see who was most knowledgeable on OTC products. Congratulations to Emily Vitt, Megan Swayze and Julie Keeton who placed first, second and third, respectively. Vitt won a FREE! conference registration for the 2021 KPhA Annual Meeting and Trade Show in Dodge City. Swayze will get 50% off her registration, while Keeton will receive 25% off.
As a reminder, CE credits must be claimed by Nov. 15. Attendees should access LecturePanda through the link they received after signing up for the service. Once the evaluations are complete you can submit them for ACPE credit.
If you were unable to attend the conference, KPhA will be offering recordings of most of the CE sessions as on-demand home study courses. Those will be available in late November (cost per course to be determined). And those who registered for the conference will be able to access those courses so they can gain additional CE credits. Details will be provided once everything is ready.