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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. 


AKPhA Academy of Health-System Pharmacy Fall CE Conference

October 8, 2016, Alyeska Hotel

Hotel Reservations
A group rate of $111 sgl/dbl occupancy is available at the Hotel Alyeska.  Please reference Alaska Pharmacists Association and book rooms by September 7, 2016 to ensure availability and receipt of group rate.  Reservations are to be made on your own by calling 907-754-2111, 800-880-3880 or using the following link:  Alaska Pharmacists Association

Prescription Opioid Use Open Forum Discussions

The Alaska Medicaid Pharmacy program invites pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to participate in open forum teleconference discussions on prescription opioid use on the following dates: 

  • Tuesday, August 9, 2016; 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm Alaska local time
  • Wednesday, August 10, 2016; 9:00 pm - 9:30 pm Alaska local time
Teleconference Number:  1-800-315-6338, Access Code 24251#
To join meeting from computer, tablet or smartphone:  https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/777133605

The purpose of the open forum is to have a broader conversation surrounding prescription opioid use and gather information on pharmacists' and pharmacy technicans' perspectives with respect to opioids within the State of Alaska.  As professionals on the frontline, pharmacists and pharmacy technicians have unique perspectives on this topic that are integral to developing sustainable solutions. 

Perspectives offered by participants will be shared with the Alaska Opioid Policy Task Force at their public meetings.
For more information contact Erin Narus, 907-334-2425 or erin.narus@alaska.gov


2017 Annual Convention--Mark Your Calendars

February 10-12, 2017, Sheraton Anchorage

Convention Co-Chairs:  Christopher Chong and Jessica Thompson

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

Legislation regarding pharmacists considered this past 2016 session is outlined in our Lobbyist's Reports (Select Legislation Tab above) and are as follows:

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