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Set in San Diego, CA, a city known for its sunny weather and Pacific coastline views, the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy® (NABP®) 112th Annual Meeting, “All Hands on Deck – Forging Ahead to a New Regulatory World,” will provide attendees an opportunity to explore “America’s Finest City” after participating in important NABP Business Sessions. During these sessions, members discuss proposed resolutions and potential amendments to the NABP Constitution and Bylaws and delegates elect new Executive Committee officers and members. In addition, attendees may earn up to eight contact hours (0.8 CEUs) of Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education-accredited continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credit while networking with peers. The meeting will take place May 14-17, 2016, at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel in San Diego, CA.

Continuing Pharmacy Education

Timely and informative CPE sessions designed to address current issues affecting the regulation of pharmacy practice will be available to attendees of the 112th Annual Meeting. These sessions, led by educators, regulators, and other key stakeholders who will share their knowledge, experience, and insights related to the regulation of pharmacy practice, will provide attendees the opportunity to earn up to eight hours (0.8 CEUs) of CPE credit. Five joint CPE sessions are available to attendees, including the annual Educational Poster Session; “Charting the Course of the DSCSA – State Updates;” “Status of Pharmacy Technicians – First Mates or Stowaways?;” “Prescription Drug Abuse – Batten Down the Hatches!;” and “Sailing to New Horizons – Pharmacist Prescriptive Authority – Point-Counterpoint.” In addition, there will be one pre-meeting CPE session, “Telepractice – Smooth Sailing or Tsunami?” on Saturday, May 14, from 1:30 to 3:30 PM.

The Educational Poster Session, which is themed “Surfing the Web, Personal Safety Devices Required,” will take place on Sunday, May 15, from 8:30 to 11:30 AM, and offers attendees a unique opportunity to earn one contact hour (0.1 CEU) of CPE credit. This highly interactive CPE will include poster presentations presented by member boards of pharmacy and students of schools and colleges of pharmacy on topics related to the overall theme of patient safety. New this year, the Poster Session will feature a contest inviting participants to create online content that will encourage patient safety by educating consumers about the .Pharmacy Top-Level Domain (TLD) Program. To qualify for the contest, those displaying posters must create a website, web page, or other online content that focuses on educating patients about the dangers of purchasing medications online from unknown sources, and how to look for a safe, trusted pharmacy-related website via the .Pharmacy TLD Program. More information about the CPE sessions offered at the Annual Meeting can be found on the schedule page of the 112th Annual Meeting website, which can be accessed by visiting the Meetings section of the NABP website at

Keynote Address

Attendees will have the unique opportunity to hear from internationally recognized Canadian symphony conductor Boris Brott during his keynote address “Playing Together.” Brott will engage attendees with an interactive musical presentation to show the similarities between the business world and a symphony orchestra. Teamwork and leadership, the need for creativity, the joy of communication, and the achievement of success are among the topics that he will discuss during his playful presentation.

Brott has developed no less than six Canadian orchestras, and he is the founder of Symphony Nova Scotia. Internationally, Brott has served as assistant conductor to the New York Philharmonic under Leonard Bernstein, and as music director and conductor for the Royal Ballet in London, England, Northern Sinfonia, and the BBC Welsh Symphony. In addition, he has guest conducted in 13 countries. Besides numerous film and radio commitments, Brott has conducted, produced, and hosted over 100 television programs all over the world.

Currently, Brott is the artistic director of Brott Music Festival; conductor and music director of the New West Symphony in California; artistic director of Symphonia Canada; and conductor of the McGill Chamber Orchestra in Montreal, Canada. The Keynote Address will take place during the First Business Session on Sunday, May 15, at 12:15 PM.

Special Events

Board members who have recently been appointed to a board of pharmacy, or those attending their first NABP Annual Meeting, are encouraged to attend “From District Meeting to Annual Meeting – Learning About NABP,” on Saturday, May 14, from 4 to 5 PM. The program offers attendees the chance to learn about the role of the district meetings in NABP business proceedings, and Annual Meeting processes for discussing and voting on resolutions, amendments to the NABP Constitution and Bylaws, and the Executive Committee open member and officer positions. In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to network with their fellow district members.

Honoring NABP President Edward G. McGinley, MBA, RPh, DPh, the President’s Welcome Reception will offer attendees the opportunity to catch up with old friends and acquaintances over a buffet dinner on Saturday, May 14, from 6 to 9 PM.

The Hospitality Brunch takes place on Sunday, May 15, from 8:30 to 11:30 AM, and will offer attendees a chance to network with their colleagues while enjoying a buffet brunch. The brunch will be held in the same area as Educational Table Top Displays, during which attendees can speak with representatives from NABP, the NABP Executive Committee, NABP Past Presidents, NABP/American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Districts, federal regulatory agencies, and other organizations about important issues and programs.

In addition, the USP Update and Breakfast will be held Monday, May 16, from 7:30 to 9 AM. Meeting participants are invited to attend the breakfast, which will provide an opportunity to discuss timely and relevant topics in the practice of pharmacy. Breakfast will be served plated from 7:30 to 8 AM.

Attendees seeking to further network with their regulatory colleagues and discuss issues of mutual interest are encouraged to attend “Networking and State Board of Pharmacy Regulatory Issues Open Discussion,” on Tuesday, May 17, from 8:45 to 10:15 AM. This special networking event will held concurrently to the joint CPE session being offered.

Closing the NABP 112th Annual Meeting is the Association’s Awards Dinner Reception and Annual Awards Dinner, held on Tuesday, May 17. The Awards Dinner Reception will take place from 5:45 to 6:45 PM, and the Annual Awards Dinner will follow at 7 PM. The Annual Awards Dinner honors those individuals who have contributed their time and talents to advancing the principles of NABP and the practice of pharmacy. This special evening recognizes the efforts of the 2015-2016 NABP president and 2016 honorary president, as well as the recipients of various NABP awards.

For more information on the 112th Annual Meeting, please contact the NABP Meeting Services department at 847/391-4406 or via email at Online registration and additional information are available on the NABP 112th Annual Meeting website, which can be accessed by visiting the Meetings section of the NABP website at Also, look for the meeting brochure that will be mailing soon.

NABP and the NABP Foundation® are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. ACPE Provider Number: 0205. Participants may earn ACPE-accredited continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credit by completing a Statement of Continuing Pharmacy Education Participation and submitting it electronically to NABP. Full attendance and completion of the program evaluation and learning assessment for each session are required to receive CPE credit and be recorded in the CPE Monitor® system.

If you do not submit your CPE claim within 60 days of the date you completed the CPE activity, you will be unable to receive credit, as this is the maximum time allowed for providers to transmit CPE to ACPE for credit. Please submit your claim as soon as possible to ensure that you receive credit.

Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Policy: NABP staff will be available to assist attendees on an individual basis to apply for CLE credit for attending CPE sessions. To apply for CLE credit, attendees must initiate the program approval process in their own states by completing and submitting the appropriate application materials and forms. NABP will provide documentation as necessary.

NABP is the independent, international, and impartial Association that assists its member boards and jurisdictions for the purpose of protecting the public health.