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Welcome to the Alaska Pharmacists Association

The Mission of the Alaska Pharmacists Association is to preserve, promote and lead the profession of pharmacy in Alaska.

The Alaska Pharmacists Association (AKPhA) is committed to giving Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians an opportunity to voice their issues and concerns regarding pharmacy practice in Alaska.

Whether you are from Southeast, Southcentral or the Interior, members of the Board comprise each region to ensure equal representation.

AKPhA was founded in 1956 when the state was still a territory. Although the American Pharmaceutical Association recognized the association in 1957, it fell dormant for a number of years and reemerged in 1966. Since that time, AKPhA has held annual conventions in Anchorage traditionally around the Fur Rendezvous celebration.

Click HERE to view our Strategic Plan. 


APhA Pharmacy-Based Cardiovascular Disease Risk Management Certificate Program--Register Now (Two Locations/Dates Available)!

The Alaska Department of Health & Social Services has partnered with AKPhA to provide this program at no charge to Alaska participants.  Participants must be current members of AKPhA.  For more information and to register, please download the form for each site.
Date:  Saturday, May 7, 2016
When:  7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Where:  FAIRBANKS, Fairbanks Memorial Hospital, 1650 Cowles Street, McGown Room
Faculty Trainers:  Karen Miller, RPh and Cynthia Stragier, RPh
Registration:  Participants must be pre-registered and complete self-study materials before attending.  Form due  by April 25th.
Date:  Saturday, May 14, 2016
When:  7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Where:  SITKA, Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital, 222 Tongass Drive
Faculty Trainers:  Michelle Vaughn, PharmD and Adele Garrison, PharmD
Registration:  Participants must be pre-registered and complete self-study materials before attending.  Form due by April 28th. 


2017 Annual Convention--Mark Your Calendars

February 10-12, 2017, Sheraton Anchorage


A huge thank you to all of our 2016 sponsors, speakers and exhibitors who contributed to making our past convention a success!  For a full list of sponsors and exhibitors,  please click HERE


Legislative Session

AKPhA's Annual Fly-In to Juneau was March 1-2, 2016.  Pending legislation regarding pharmacists can be followed in our Lobbyist Reports under our Legislation Tab above.  Bills regarding pharmacy are as follows:

SB23--Opioid Overdose Drug (prescribing, providing, administering)
SB169--RPh Prescriptive Authority for Contraceptives
SB74 (SB166/HB344)--Medicaid:  Now includes PDMP (registration for and changes to)
SB201 (HB297)--Wholesaler Licensing Bill (Board of Pharmacy)
SB175--Pharmacy Audits