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

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 Friday, October 8th 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.

    CE Webinar | Antimicrobial Stewardship Strategies in Ambulatory Healthcare

    Wednesday, July 28, 2021

    Understand the importance of antimicrobial stewardship in the outpatient setting and discuss interventions that can improve patient outcomes and reduce antibiotic resistance.


    Thomas Duy Tran, PharmD
    Walgreens Pharmacy

    How to join the meeting:
    Zoom Meeting link – https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82200614081?pwd=SDU1dXRUeFV4dHVFYTdCcDNHMEtRUT09

    Meeting ID: 822 0061 4081
    Passcode: 875909
    One tap mobile
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    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 | Treatment with INGREZZA (valbenazine) capsules: Patient Case Reviews

    Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at 6:30pm

    Come and enjoy dinner and a presentation on Treatment with INGREZZA (valbenazine) capsules: Patient Case Reviews.

    No CE is offered for this event. Pharmacists and students are welcome to attend.


    Melissa Mitchell, PharmD
    Senior Clinical Pharmacist
    Department of Pharmacy
    Riverside University Health System Medical Center
    Moreno Valley, CA


    The Davenport Grand
    333 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.
    Spokane WA 99201


    This event is free, but you must RSVP.


    Please RSVP to Ben Slabaugh at bslabaugh@neurocrine.com or (208) 610-4236 by 7/30/2021.


    INGREZZA Event Details
    INGREZZA Full Prescribing Information

    CE Webinar | Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Disease State Education

    Tuesday, May 4th, 2021

    Two sessions available:
    Morning, 7:00-8:00am
    Evening, 6:00-7:00pm

    Oncology is an ever-growing field and being vigilant means staying up to date. Please join SPA for two separate CE’s and listen to Dr. Michael Brandt for a review and update on chronic lymphocytic leukemia. CE available for Pharmacist and Technician SPA members.

    How to join the meeting:
    Click here to get the Zoom meeting link and read more about earning CE credits.


    Michael L. Brandt, PharmD, FASHP
    Oncology Medical Science Liaison, Janssen Medical Affairs, a division of Johnson and Johnson


    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.

    March Newsletter

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

    “Oh what a night…” is the first line in a song by The Four Seasons which was released way back in December, 1963.

    I think we should come up with a song that starts “Oh what a year…”

    I think we can all agree that the last year has been remarkable, and not in a good way. But we are finally seeing some light at the end of the tunnel. With three approved COVID vaccines being given (many by pharmacists, technicians and interns), fewer cases along with hospitalizations due to COVID rapidly declining, we are starting to see a new phase taking over.

    The board is excited to make plans to return to in-person events. Although we’ve had some great continuing education events virtually this last year, many of us long to mingle with friends and colleagues at such events. And we have several social/networking events being planned, just waiting for venues to be open to larger groups. So watch your email and faxes for information on both interesting CE programs as well as exciting social events that will be coming in the next weeks.

    And as you look at your calendars, be sure to INK IN our fabulous Centennial Bash which will include our annual awards and meeting. Because this is the CENTENNIAL year of our organization, we have big plans that will blow our usual annual meetings out of the water!!! It is going to be Friday, September 17th at the Centennial Hotel (for our centennial 😊). More information will be sent later this spring.

    And for our technician members, you can also mark Saturday, October 2nd as our annual Technician Day event with continuing education on topics chosen by you!

    I’m sure you’re as excited as we are to return to something close to “normal”. So watch your email and faxes in the next few weeks for more information.

    And if you haven’t renewed your membership, there is no better time than now. You’ll enjoy our free CE and social events this year as well as a discount for our Centennial Bash and Technician Day. See our website for more details!