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!

Location

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

Registration

$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
  • 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
    4-7pm

    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
    6:00-7:00pm

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

    Presenter

    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
    +12532158782,,82200614081#,,,,*875909# US (Tacoma)
    +12063379723,,82200614081#,,,,*875909# US (Seattle)

    CE INFORMATION

    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.

    CE Webinar | Selecting Cephalosporins in those with Documented Allergies

    Thursday, June 24, 2021
    6:00-6:30pm

    Presenter

    Peter Sohn, PharmD, RPh
    Samuel Simmonds Memorial Hospital

    Activity Information

    This activity is designed for Pharmacists | 0.5 hour CPE | Activity type: Knowledge
    ACPE Universal Activity Number: 0130-9999-21-220-L01-P

    At the completion of this activity, the Pharmacist will be able to:

    • Select appropriate cephalosporin therapy with those with documented allergies.
    • State the pharmacology of cephalosporin therapies.
    • Define a high level of antimicrobial stewardship.

    How to join the meeting:
    Zoom Meeting link – https://zoom.us/j/93563459759?pwd=eGwySTQ2aGp4OFZvRWNIcEJVY0lDUT09

    Meeting ID: 935 6345 9759
    Passcode: 018370
    One tap mobile
    +12532158782,,93563459759#,,,,*018370# US (Tacoma)
    +12063379723,,93563459759#,,,,*018370# US (Seattle)

    CE INFORMATION

    .5 hour of CPE

    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 in SurveyMonkey and mark down the secret code that is given for the activity as validation of attending. You will need to submit the evaluation by July 8th. 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.

    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.

    PRESENTER

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

    CE INFORMATION

    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!

    January Newsletter

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

    Happy New Year!

    I’m sure almost all of us are happy to see 2020 fade away. There were some positive parts of last year, but COVID cast a shadow over most of it.

    The board is excited to announce four new board members. They are Alex Hayfetz, Candice Boyd, David Kim and Nicole Rodin. Christeen Hancock was also re-elected to a 2nd two year term.

    We extend our heartfelt thanks to those who are leaving the Board. They include Shurrie Morris, Peter Martsin and Andrew Yabusaki. We appreciate all their work and support. James Hendrix-Ward’s term also expired but he has agreed to help with the upcoming awards banquet.

    2021 is an exciting year for our organization. Did you know that the association began 100 years ago? Hard to imagine, but we will celebrate our centennial this year! Our plans were to hold a Centennial Bash (our annual meeting and awards ceremony) in March of this year, but due to the lingering COVID epidemic, we are waiting until later in the year for the celebration.

    The Centennial Bash will be a grander celebration than our usual banquet. It will be held at The Centennial Hotel (for our centennial) and will have a 1920’s theme. As a new date is picked, we will announce that information so you can reserve the date.

    I received an email reminding me that my membership expired at the end of the year. If you received the same email, please follow my lead and renew yours as well. Thank you everyone for your continued support.

    May 2021 be a fantastic year for all of us.

    November Social Event

    Need a cure to COVID confinement fever? Let’s try something new. Steven Webbenhurst invites anyone interested to join him on Thursday, November 12th at Lumberbeard Brewing at 6pm for a social hour. We will sit in smaller groups to socialize and possibly play some type of game. You’re welcome to wear masks for protection throughout the evening.

    Interested? Text Steven at 509-499-2917 if you want to join him.

    Lumberbeard serves craft beer and local cider and is located at 25 E. 3rd Avenue (across from Dick’s Hamburgers).