President Spring Message

Dear Colleagues,
The Spokane Pharmacy Association (SPA) hit the ground running in 2017 and we are planning a diversity of events and activities that will not fail to benefit your practice and fill your calendar with fun networking. The SPA Board of Managers met for the Annual Winter/Spring Retreat the middle of February and I am so excited for what our highly talented and dedicated team will achieve this upcoming year! (more…)

April Continuing Education

Join us at one of these continuing education events in April!

April 10-11, 2017

Motivating Learners to Excel

Speaker: Jennifer Robinson, Pharm.D., Assistant Dean for Recruitment and Student Success, Clinical Associate Professor, WSU College of Pharmacy

Dr. Robinson will present on the importance of a growth mindset and its impact on professional growth and development. She will present strategies specific to professionals in the pharmacy setting and how to apply strategies to develop a growth mindset.

One hour of CE credit will be provided, approved by the Washington State Board of Pharmacy and the Idaho State Board of Pharmacy.

See session information and register online >>

April 27-28, 2017

Gender Dysphoria: Caring for Transgender and Gender Non-Binary Patients

Speaker: Cheyenne Newsome, Pharm.D., PhC, BCACP, Clinical Assistant Professor, WSU College of Pharmacy

Dr. Newsome will present on therapy options and challenges for dysphoria, transgender, and non-binary patients.

One hour of CE credit will be provided, approved by the Washington State Board of Pharmacy and the Idaho State Board of Pharmacy.

See session information and register online >>

LOGO CONTEST

SPA is looking for a makeover!

Help us by submitting your idea for our new Spokane Pharmacy Association logo.

Elements to incorporate into your logo idea include:

  • Spokane
  • Pharmacy
  • Our key values of: Education, contribution, awareness
  • Our tagline: Advancing patient care since 1921

For more inspiration, read about the SPA mission and values here: About Us.

Please send your logo ideas to info@spokanepharmacy.org by Friday, March 24.

Winner gets a free membership for 2018! (more…)

2016 Wrap-Up

SPA Newsletter: 2016 Wrap-Up

We ended our year with a later-than-usual, but better-than-ever Annual Awards Meeting. We had great vendors representing many different companies and organizations, a WSU student poster, and fun raffles! We had some truly deserving people recognized for the work they are doing in the world of pharmacy, and of course, we had an exceptional group of people gathered to celebrate SPA.

The highlight of the evening was an engaging and energizing presentation by Dr. Tomkowiak, dean of the WSU Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine, who encouraged all people in the pharmacy world to use innovation, imagination, and futuristic thinking to move OUR profession into a new era. Some of the current changes would have been unthinkable a few years ago, and his recommendation is to push past today’s limits and reach out to create new and different applications of pharmaceutical medicine that are “bold and audacious!” (more…)

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

It’s time to renew your membership

We look forward to another great year in 2017, and your membership is essential for us to continue to offer quality education and activities for our members and the Spokane community.

Our membership year runs from January to December, so if you have not renewed your Spokane Pharmacy Association membership for 2017, all 2016 memberships expired on December 31.

Three ways to renew

Spokane pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, student pharmacists, and associate members can renew their SPA membership one of three ways:

If you have already renewed your membership for 2017, Thank you! We appreciate your ongoing support of the Spokane pharmacy community!

Best regards,
Spokane Pharmacy Association Board of Managers

Questions about your membership? Email us at info@spokanepharmacy.org

January CE and social events

We have some great events planned for the new year! Check out the line-up and register today!
See full event details on our Continuing Education and Social Events page.

January 5, 2017

OVARIAN CANCER GENETICS AND TARGETED TREATMENT

Speaker: Lauren Blair, Ph.D.
Medical Science Liaison, Oncology at AstraZeneca
This program does not provide continuing education credits.
REGISTER ONLINE

January 17-18, 2017

Veterinary Pharmacy: Dispensing and Compounding for Pets

Speaker: Shelby Denney, WSU Pharm.D. Candidate 2017
One hour of CE will be provided (WA and ID).
January 17, 2017 — REGISTER ONLINE
January 18, 2017 — REGISTER ONLINE

January 24, 2017

TRIVIA NIGHT AT COUGAR CREST WINERY

REGISTER ONLINE

FALL PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

October is a curious month – outside the fall foliage and garden produce is present in wild abandon, and yet we all know that we’re about to enter the winter season. All around us, activities at work, school or play of all kinds proceed at a feverish pace, and yet we’re all aware that we’re nearing the end of the calendar year. So if we “start with the end in mind,” let’s look at the SPA events and activities for the remainder of 2016.

Everything always looks better if we can look forward to a party at the end, so let’s do that…

 picture1 Please plan on attending our
Spokane Pharmacy Association Annual Awards Meeting December 1, 2016!

We are planning a fabulous event at the Grand Hotel. The pre-dinner networking features vendor interaction, no-host bar, hors d’oeuvres, and the winning WSU student poster. After the elegant buffet dinner, our keynote speaker is Dr. Tomkowiak, dean of the new WSU medical school. The focal point of the evening then follows with the announcement of the awards for Pharmacist and Pharmacy of the Year, Technician of the Year, Speaker of the Year, Student/Resident of the Year. You’ll be getting more details soon, or you can see the information on www.spokanepharmacy.org. Register early and gather up a table of friends! (Buy tickets now!) (more…)

October Continuing Education

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Medications in Pregnancy and Lactation

Presented by: Alyson K. Blum, Pharm.D.
Clinical Pharmacist in Obstetrics
Washington State University College of Pharmacy

One hour of CE credit will be provided, approved by the Washington State Board of Pharmacy and the Idaho State Board of Pharmacy

SESSIONS — Both sessions are on the on Same Day
Option 1: Breakfast Option 2: Dinner
October 19, 2016, 7:00 a.m. October 19, 2016, 6:00 p.m.
Sign in 7:00 a.m. Sign in and dinner 6:00 p.m.
Breakfast will be provided Presentation at 6:45pm
Perkins Restaurant
12 E. Olive Street
Spokane, WA
Washington State University
Student Academic Center, Room 20
Spokane, WA
COST

SPA members – No charge
Non-members – $25

REGISTER ONLINE

2016 Pharmacy Technician Day

Registration for Technician Day is now closed.
The CE’s earned at Tech Day will be reported to CPE monitor and NABP. Be sure to have your NABP e-profile number as you will need it to register for this event.

WHERE:
 
 

Spokane Community College
N. 1810 Greene St.  MS 2090
Spokane, WA 99217
Bldg. 9, Room 003
WHEN: Saturday, October 1, 2016
TIME: 8:30am to 4:00pm

 

ACPE logoThe Washington State Pharmacy Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
 

COST

SPA or WSPA members $65
Non members $100

Fee includes light breakfast, lunch and six hours of ACPE accredited CE.

We tried to keep the cost as minimal possible. If you are not a member of either SPA or WSPA, we recommend you become a member first. Then sign up for the Tech Day. Listed below are the websites to join either Association.  JOIN SPA | JOIN WSPA

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED