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.
2016 Annual Convention--Dates/Location Posted Soon
NEW**APhA Pharmacy-Based Cardiovascular Disease Risk Management Certificate Program—REGISTER NOW!
SB 71—Vaccine Certification for Pharmacists—Passes Senate and House!
SB71 has passed through both the Alaska Senate and House. The Governor now has a 90 day window in which to sign the bill. AKPhA received tremendous support from Senator Cathy Giessel, who sponsored this bill, and from many other legislators—please take a moment to thank your legislator for their support. AKPhA also thanks our legislative committee, Co-Chaired by Barry Christensen and Dirk White, and our Lobbyist, Caren Robinson, for their tireless efforts and dedication in moving this bill forward. Additional information on SB 71 will be included in our next print newsletter (scheduled for mail out the first week in May) and can also been seen via the link below:
Version 29-LS0591\W – Passed April 17, 2015
Board Member Nominations
Still seeking candidate for President Elect! If you are interested, please contact the AKPhA office at