Event | Understanding the Complexities of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM)

Thursday, December 9, 2021 at 6:30 PM – PST

No CE is offered for this event. This event is free, but you must RSVP.


Clinkerdagger Restaurant
621 W. Mallon Ave.
Spokane, Washington 99201


Jil C Tardiff, MD, PhD
Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Medicine
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ


Email: Sean O’Neill at sean.oneill@bms.com
Call: 1-866-326-7600 during the hours of 8:30am to 5:00pm EST, Monday–Friday, and refer to meeting ID 211209-BMS-65211

Additional Information

Event Flyer

CE Webinar | New Insulin Therapy: Icodec

Thursday, December 9, 2021


Tala Ataya, PharmD, RPh
PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Resident
UC Davis Health

How to join the meeting:
Zoom Meeting Link – https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86028808271


1 hour of ACPE accredited CE.

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

To Earn CE Credit
To receive credit, you must be a SPA member and complete the evaluation and mark down the secret code that is given for the activity as validation of attending. The evaluation as well as your NABP e-profile ID and birth date MMDD will need to be received by the WSPA in order for you to receive credit.

The Washington State Pharmacy Association only has 60 days from the date of the activity to upload the CPE information to the CPE Monitor. WSPA will upload the CE within 3-4 weeks after the event. It will be your responsibility to check the CPE Monitor before the 60 days to make sure the CE is uploaded in your profile. If there are any problems, you will need to contact WSPA 425-228-7171. CE cannot be uploaded after the 60 days from the date of the event.

Event | Perspectives in Schizophrenia: Proposed Disease Pathophysiology and Potential Treatment Implications

October 27, 2021 at 6:00pm

This presentation examines the proposed pathophysiology of schizophrenia. The discussion will focus on altered neurotransmitter pathways and the evolution of antipsychotics to target multiple receptor types. The presentation will also introduce a free psychiatric disease state education platform called PsychU.

No CE is offered for this event. This event is free, but you must pre-register. A limited number of walk-ins will be permitted.

Register Online


Anthony’s at Spokane Falls
510 N Lincoln St
Spokane, WA 99201


Simon Kim, PharmD
Clinical & Scientific Liaison
Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.

Simon Kim is an Otsuka Clinical & Scientific Liaison for the Pacific Northwest region. He is a pharmacist by training with clinical experience serving the high-acuity psychiatric homeless population in Downtown Seattle in partnership with a large Community Mental Health Clinic.

Additional Information

  • Event flyer
  • No alcohol will be provided by Otsuka per PhRMA guidelines. Attendees may purchase alcohol separately.

Event | A treatment for reducing Stroke and Systemic Embolism Risk in Patients with Nonvalvular Atrial Fibrillation

Thursday, October 14, 2021
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Please join us for a drug dinner discussing a treatment option for stroke and systemic Embolism Risk. This presentation will update you on current approaches for embolic risks in those with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation.

No CE is offered for this event. This event is free, but you must RSVP.


Safari Room Fresh Grill and Bar at the Davenport Tower Hotel
111 South Post St, Spokane, WA


Kristen Tasca, MSL
Medical Science Liaison
Bristol-Myers Squibb


Online: https://myattendeeresource.com/BMS/211014-BMS-62678
Email: Sean O’Neill at sean.oneill@bms.com
Call: 1-866-326-7600 during the hours of 8:30am to 5:00pm EST, Monday–Friday, and refer to meeting ID 211014-BMS-62678

Additional Information

  • Parking: Attendees can park at the Davenport, use valet, or park on the street.
  • Dinner Program Flyer

Virtual Pharmacy Technician Day 2021


Saturday, October 2, 2021


Our event will now be held online. Attendees will receive the webinar link and presentation files a few days before the event.


$35 – SPA or WSPA member
$60 – Non-member
$50 – Non-member with one-year SPA technician membership
Free – SCC Pharmacy Tech Student (please still register so we know how many to plan for)
$10 – Non-SCC Pharmacy Tech Student

Since this event is now virtual, the event prices have been reduced.


CE Speaker Line Up & Schedule

8:00am – 9:00am: Immunization Overview for Techs (1 CE)
Presented by: Steven Webbenhurst

9:00am – 10:00am: Law updates (1 CE)
Presented by: Lee Roy Esposo

10:00am – 11:00am: Tech Check Tech (1 CE)
Presented by: Sean Rourke

11:00am – 12:00pm: Controlled Substance Monitoring (1 CE)
Presented by: Shannon McGehee

12:00pm – 12:30pm: Lunch

12:30pm – 1:30pm: Different Roles of Pharmacy Technicians (1 CE)
Presented by: Carla Hibbs

Click here to view the activity descriptions/objectives and additional CE Information.

CE Information

Five hours of ACPE CE total.

The Washington State Pharmacy Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a Provider of continuing pharmacy education


Please email Carla Hibbs if you have any questions. Click here to visit our Technician webpage.

Refund Policy – attendees will receive a refund if they cancel at least 7 days before the event.

Hosted by: SPA and WSPA

Annual Meeting & Centennial Celebration

Join us to celebrate our association’s 100th anniversary! Our event will be themed roaring 20’s, so we welcome you to join in on the fun and dress in your favorite 1920’s attire.

Friday, September 17, 2021

Schedule of Events:

  • 5:00-7:00pm, Social Hour with complimentary hors d’oeuvres, live band and photo booth.
  • 7:00pm, Dinner will be served.
  • Dinner will be followed by special entertainment and a keynote talk by Dr. Mark Leid, Dean of the WSU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

During our event we will be giving away $2,000 worth of prizes!


The Centennial Hotel
303 West North River Dr.
Spokane WA 99201


$40 per person for member and guests (table of 8 for $320)
$50 per person for non-members (table of 8 for $400)
Registration closes September 12th

To help support this year’s student immunization training at WSU, for each ticket sold between now and September 12th, Spokane Pharmacy Association will donate $10 to this cause.

Register Online

In the event we have to cancel our celebration, all tickets will be fully refunded.

Click here for more meeting details and sponsorship information.

Here is what the Centennial Hotel is doing for cleaning standards:
We continue to elevate our cleaning standards in our meetings and events spaces to address the unique challenges presented by COVID-19. These guidelines and protocols are meant to meet or exceed the guidance provided by our local and state public health authorities.

  • Sanitize all shared equipment and meeting amenities before & after each use or make single-use items available for equipment that cannot be sanitized.
  • Sanitize tables and chairs prior to each set up with our electrostatic sprayers.
  • Replace all linen, including underlays during full day meeting, after each meeting.
  • Disinfect meeting rooms at the end of each meeting day with our electrostatic sprayers.
  • Make available sanitizing stations with hand sanitizers or sanitizing wipes that are easily accessible to guests in meeting rooms.
  • Have masks available for meeting guests, upon request
  • Temperature check equipment is available for use at registration areas outside of meeting rooms, upon request
  • Board Nominations

    If you are looking for a leadership opportunity or want to increase your network and interact with other health care professionals, now is the time to take action!

    The Spokane Pharmacy Association is currently accepting nominations and applications for the Board of Managers for the next 2 year term starting January 2022.

    We are seeking pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to fill our Board. The deadline to submit a nomination or application is Wednesday, December 1st at 5 pm.

    Nominate Here

    Social Event in combination with WSPA

    Come join us for a drink and/or dinner (families are welcome). The bar will be available in addition to inside and outside seating for guests. Event is come-and-go from 4-7pm to assist with schedules for pharmacists and technicians. Hope to see you there!

    When & Where

    Tuesday, August 10th

    De Leon’s Taco and Bar
    1801 N Hamilton Street
    Spokane, WA 99207

    July Newsletter

    Message from the Board
    By: SPA Executive Vice President Steven Webbenhurst

    Are you tired of getting bad news? Well we have THREE great things to share with you!

    First, our annual award banquet/meeting is extra special this year. It will be the 100th anniversary for the organization. That’s right, it’s our centennial. We are celebrating at The Centennial Hotel (how appropriate) on Friday, September 17th. Tickets are on sale now, and you can save some money by taking advantage of our early-bird pricing. Members/guests are just $25 each and non-members are $35 each. Hurry, as early-bird pricing ends August 1st. If you’re not a member, it’s a great time to join or renew and save with our member rates. Click here to register! It’s a 1920’s themed party starting with social hour from 5-7pm with live music, then a plated dinner with dessert. We have a special entertainment surprise plus our keynote speaker is Dr. Mark Leid, Dean of the WSU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. And don’t forget, it’s also award night. Nominations are now being accepted for Pharmacist of the Year, Pharmacy of the Year, Pharmacy Student of the Year and Pharmacy Technician of the Year. Who will you nominate?

    We are also joining with WSPA and having a special night on August 10th. It’s a social event for members and non-members and the theme is S’mores (because it’s national S’mores Day). More details to follow and starts at 5pm.

    We are also having a July CE event online for pharmacists and techs. It is on Wednesday, July 28th from 6-7pm. It’s on Antimicrobial Stewardship Strategies in Ambulatory Healthcare which is an under discussed topic. Hope you join us for 1 hour of CE credit. Click here for more details and the Zoom meeting link.