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.

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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
Separate Registration Required and will be posted below soon
  • APhA's Pharmacy-Based Cardiovascular Disease Risk Management Certificate Program
  • Drug Enforcement Administration's Pharmacy Diversion Awareness Conference
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 from 2016,  please click HERE. We hope to see you in 2017!
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.  



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.