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


Independent Dispensing by a Pharmacist of an Opioid Overdose Drug

The Board of Pharmacy regulations concerning standards for the independent dispensing on an opioid overdose drug became effective November 26, 2016.  For details:  Board of Pharmacy Regulation


2017 Annual Convention--Register Online Now!

February 10-12, 2017, Sheraton Anchorage

Convention Co-Chairs:  Christopher Chong and Jessica Thompson
APhA's Pharmacy-Based Cardiovascular Disease Risk Management Certificate Program, 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • The AK DHSS has partnered with AKPhA to provide this program at NO CHARGE to members.  Travel scholarships are available.  Please submit the following registration form by February 1st.
  • Registration Form
DEA's Pharmacy Diversion Awareness Conference, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Our exhibition area is currently full--click here for a preview of our participants!
  •  Thank you to our generous sponsors:
    • Saturday Buffet Breakfast with Exhibitors--Sponsored by Shields Against Addiction
    • Saturday Morning Coffee Break--Sponsored by AKPhA Scholarship Committee
    • Saturday Lunch with Exhibitors--Sponsored by Recoveryas.com
    • Saturday Dessert Social/Afternoon Coffee Break--Sponsored by Cardinal Health
    • Saturday Entertainment--Sponsored by PickPoint
    • Sunday Morning Coffee Break--Sponsored by AmerisourceBergen
    • General Sponsor--PioneerRx
A group rate of $99 is available for attendees at the Sheraton.  Please reference Alaska Pharmacists Association 51st Annual Convention and book rooms by January 19, 2017 to ensure availability of group rate.  Reservations can be made by calling 907-343-3157, 800-325-3535 or visit the personalized webpage by
Poster sessions encourage registrants to informally discuss current projects with colleagues in pharmacy practice and will be held on Saturday, February 11th during Convention.  


AKPhA annually hosts a silent auction during Convention to raise funds for three scholarships we provide to students pursuing careers in pharmacy.  Please consider donating an item or service using the following form, or make a monetary contribution using the blue button on the sidebar.  We are happy to accept items for the auction at convention.  Thank you for your support!

SHARP-1 Site & Practitioner Solicitation:  12/1/16 to 2/15/17

The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) announces a SHARP-1 loan repayment opportunity for selected healthcare practitioners in State Fiscal Year 2017.  Pharmacists are eligible for these awards and are grouped in the Tier I category.  Click on the link above for more information.