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Business Sessions, CPE Programs, Networking Events, and More Await Attendees

For the first time since 1942, the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy® (NABP®) will convene in Denver, CO, to host its Annual Meeting. Themed “To Climb Upward, We Must Think Forward,” the 114th Annual Meeting will provide attendees an opportunity to explore the “Mile High City” and its spectacular mountain surroundings after participating in important NABP business sessions. During the business sessions, members discuss and delegates vote on proposed resolutions and potential amendments to the NABP Constitution and Bylaws and elect candidates for open Executive Committee officer and member positions. In addition, attendees can earn Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)-accredited continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credit and have an opportunity to network with peers. The meeting will take place May 5-8, 2018, at the Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center in Denver, CO.

Continuing Pharmacy Education

During the CPE sessions at the 114th Annual Meeting, educators, regulators, and other key stakeholders will share their knowledge, experience, and insights related to the future of pharmacy practice. The following knowledge-based sessions geared toward pharmacists and pharmacy technicians will provide attendees the opportunity to earn up to 6.5 hours of ACPE-accredited CPE credit:

Saturday, May 5

  • “Regulating Medical Cannabis – At the Height of Controversy,” 2 contact hours (0.2 CEUs), ACPE Universal Activity Numbers (UANs) 0205-0000-18-001-L03-P/T

Sunday, May 6

  • “Educational Poster Session: Thinking Forward to Educate,” 1 contact hour (0.1 CEU), ACPE UANs 0205-0000-18-002-L04-P/T. This interactive session will include poster presentations by member boards of pharmacy and students of schools and colleges of pharmacy on topics related to the future of pharmacy practice.
  • “Medication-Assisted Treatment: The Next Step in Combating the Opioid Epidemic,” 1 contact hour (0.1 CEU), ACPE UANs 0205-0000-18-003-L03-P/T

Monday, May 7

  • “Education: Essential Tools to Catapult Your Board to the Top,” 1 contact hour (0.1 CEU), ACPE UANs 0205-0000-18-004-L03-P/T

Tuesday, May 8

  • “Climbing to the Highest Peak – Transitioning Pharmacy Regulation to Standards of Care,” 1.5 contact hours (0.15 CEU), ACPE UANs 0205-0000-18-005-L03-P/T
  • “Measuring the Way: Metrics Supporting Regulation,” 1.5 contact hours (0.15 CEU), ACPE
    UANs 0205-0000-18-006-L03-P/T

Descriptions, learning objectives, and speaker information for each CPE session will be available at

Keynote Address

Aron Ralston, an experienced outdoorsman whose harrowing wilderness survival story was the subject of the major motion picture 127 Hours, will inspire attendees with his keynote speech, “Between a Rock and a Hard Place.” An avid hiker and climber, Ralston was hiking alone in Utah’s remote canyonlands in 2003 when he accidentally dislodged a boulder that pinned his right hand to the canyon wall. He was trapped for more than five days and freed himself by severing his arm using a pocketknife. Ralston later returned to pursuing his outdoor passions with the aid of a prosthetic arm. During his keynote address, Ralston will reflect on the tough challenges he has faced since his ordeal and will share lessons he learned about the importance of examining one’s life priorities and the value of relationships in overcoming even the most daunting obstacles.

Special Events

Attendees will be able to share information and network with fellow state board of pharmacy members and other pharmacy professionals during the numerous special events taking place throughout the meeting.

Saturday, May 5

  • “From District Meeting to Annual Meeting – Learning About NABP”
  • President’s Welcome Reception honoring NABP President Jeanne D. Waggener, RPh, DPh

Sunday, May 6

  • Hospitality Brunch
  • NABP AWARXE Fun Run/Walk
  • Educational Table Top Displays
  • Public Member Forum (by invitation only)

Monday, May 7

  • USP Update and Breakfast

Tuesday, May 8

  • “Expanding on Forum Discussions – Moving Forward With Shared Topics”
  • Awards Dinner Reception and Annual Awards Dinner

Details about the 114th Annual Meeting events and online registration are available at

NABP and NABP Foundation® are accredited by ACPE as providers of CPE. ACPE provider number: 0205. Learning objectives for CPE session participants include being able to identify the latest legislative and regulatory issues being addressed by the state boards of pharmacy, explain how the changing regulatory environment impacts the state boards of pharmacy and the practice of pharmacy, and identify gaps in regulatory oversight and best practices for state pharmacy boards to overcome them. Learning objectives and descriptions for each CPE session, as well as instructions for claiming CPE credits and continuing legal education credits, will be available on the CPE Programming page on the Annual Meeting Information and Registration website,

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