PPA Mid-Year Conference 2018

January 25th – 28th | Lancaster, PA

Activities held at Mid-Year:

OTC Student Competition: The signature event of the Mid-Year Conference for the last several years has been the student OTC Competition sponsored by the National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations (NASPA), Non-prescription Medicine Academy (NMA), and Proctor and Gamble. Played very similar to Jeopardy, teams from each school face off and answer questions from a game board with “interesting” self-care categories.

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Student Poster Presentations: Each year the Foundation encourages students to present a poster during the Mid-Year Conference. This activity allows pharmacists to earn CE credit and take the time to see the excellent work being done by future pharmacists.

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Know Pain, Know Gain Competition: Pain management is an important topic that pharmacists are often faced with while practicing. Sponsored by NASPA and Purdue Pharma, L.P., this competition helps students demonstrate key pain management concepts and counseling techniques in order to optimize their patient’s treatment plan.

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Foundation Sunnyside Up Breakfast: In 2015, the Foundation started hosting a breakfast on Sunday which includes presentations on the Foundation and reports from the grants that were awarded the previous year. A portion of the proceeds for the breakfast goes to the Foundation.

Silent Auction and Raffle: The Foundation hosts a Silent Auction and Raffle as a fundraiser each year during the Mid-Year Conference. Silent Auction items are posted on the website in advance and are available for online bidding. On-site bidding continues during the conference until the end of the Beer and Banter Reception on Saturday evening. All proceeds benefit the Foundation. Raffle tickets are also available on-site where attendees can drop their tickets in the bags of numerous items. The Dessert Reception on Saturday evening features the drawing for the raffle items.