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.


Annual Convention--February 13-15, 2015

Sheraton Anchorage Hotel, 401 East 6th Avenue, Anchorage, AK  99501
SCHEDULE (As of 1/15/15, Check back for updates)--CLICK HERE
REGISTER ONLINE--Click the CE/Events Tab Above, Convention Registration
Manual mail in form also available under the CE/Events tab, Convention.
A $109 room rate is being offered to conference attendees.  Please reference Alaska Pharmacists Association 2015.  Treat yourself during the conference to a weekend retreat over Valentine's Day and take advantage of the 20% discount coupon on any spa services offered to AKPhA hotel guests.  (Discount coupon will be given out at the hotel upon check-in).  To make reservations call 800-325-3535, 907-276-8700 or visit the personalized webpage:  https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/StarGroupsWeb/res?id=1410026883&key=9F73C20

Network with approximately 200 pharmacists and technicians from around the state.  Booth space and sponsorship opportunities still available--please complete and submit the form below:
2015 Letter of Invitation
2015 FORM--Contract & Sponsor Opportunities
Click on the CE/Events tab above and select Exhibitors for a list of companies/representatives planning to attend!
There will be a poster presentation at the Annual Convention on Saturday.  To participate, complete and submit the abstract form HERE.  For a pdf version, click HERE.  To review submitted Abstracts and for more information, click the CE/Events tab above, Convention, Posters
Date:  Friday, February 13, 2015
When:  7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Where:  AKPhA Annual Convention, Sheraton Anchorage Hotel
Faculty Trainers:  Della Cutchins, PharmD, Shelly Thompson, PharmD, Aimee Young, PharmD
The Alaska Department of Health & Social Services has partnered with AKPhA to provide this program at no charge to participants.  Participants must be current members of AKPhA and be registered at least Friday, February 13th for the Annual Convention.  Registrations for this program are limited.
For More Information/To Register:  Click to download flyer form HERE
Auction Held:  Saturday, February 14th during Convention
Please consider donating an item or service to AKPhA's Annual Silent Auction.  Proceeds go toward funding three scholarships AKPhA offers to students in pharmacy.  Click HERE to download the form and submit by February 6th.  Thank you for your support!
Scholarship Chairperson:  Margaret Soden, margaretdsoden@gmail.com
Pharmacist Convention Chair:  Brittany Keener, blkeener@anthc.org
Meeting Logistics/Technician Convention Chair:  Sharon Kim, skkim@anthc.org
Vendor Relations:  Nancy Frei, frei@prodigy.net
For more information or to volunteer for the convention committee, e-mail:  akphrmcy@alaska.net

2015 AKPhA Legislative Fly-In

Mark Your Calendars:  February 25-27, 2015
Dates Coincide with Board of Pharmacy Meeting also in Juneau.
For More Information/To Participate Contact:  Barry Christensen, island.pharm@juno.com

Board Member Nominations

Still seeking candidate for President Elect!  If you are interested, please contact the AKPhA office at

akphrmcy@alaska.net .


Alaska Medicaid and NADAC Price Review Process

 Alaska Medicaid implemented the new pricing on July 1st and changed dispensing fees on May 18th.   The Alaska Pharmacists Association would like to inform pharmacies and pharmacists of an appeals process for Alaska Medicaid’s new NADAC pricing and to encourage all pharmacies to review their reimbursements.   The form is called  Alaska Medicaid NADAC Price Review Request Form and it can be found at  http://manuals.medicaidalaska.com/docs/dnld/AKRx_MAC_Price_Review_Request_Form_06.2016.pdf 
If after subtracting the pharmacy’s dispensing fee, the pharmacy is being paid less than cost please fill out the appeal form and fax it to 1.855.457.5264 or email info@mslcrps.com.   It is critical that Alaska Medicaid hear from as many pharmacies as possible from across the state.  Please also send the information to AKPhA akphrmcy@alaska.net subject: Medicaid NADAC Appeals.
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The mission of the Alaska Pharmacists Association is to preserve, promote and lead the profession of pharmacy in Alaska.