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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

Happy American Pharmacists Month!

American Pharmacists Month (APhM) is celebrated annually during October and serves to promote pharmacists as medication experts, an integral member of the health care team, and directly involved in patient care.  APhM aims to educate the public, policy makers and other health care professionals about the role pharmacists play in the reduction of overall health care costs and the safe and effective management of medications.  Pharmacists have a significant role in assessing patients' medication management and referring them to physicians.  It is a time to educate your patients, motivate your staff, and engage and inspire your community to "Know Your Pharmacists, Know Your Medicine." 


AKPhA Scholarship Applications & Nominations--Due November 1st

AKPhA annually offers three scholarships to students to promote education and interest in pharmacy careers:
The Francis C. Bowden Memorial Scholarship--$1,500
The Pre-Pharmacy Scholarship--$1,000
The Pharmacy Technician Scholarship--$500
Deadline for receipt of student applications is November 1st. 


Nominations Open--AKPhA Board of Directors

Nominations are now open for President Elect and the following Board of Directors positions for 2017:
  • Southeast Alaska Position--Three Year Term
  • Southcentral Alaska Position--Three Year Term
  • TECHNICIAN (Appointed)--Three Year Term
Please consider nominating yourself or a colleague using the above form and submit by December 1st.  Ballots will be distributed middle of December with terms beginning for new Board members in February of 2017.  Contact Dan Nelson, Nominations/Board Development Chair, with questions at daniel.nelson@tananachiefs.org


2017 Annual Convention--Register Online Now!

February 10-12, 2017, Sheraton Anchorage

Convention Co-Chairs:  Christopher Chong and Jessica Thompson
Tentative Schedule
Friday Optional Programs
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
Exhibitor and Sponsorship Opportunities
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 all again in 2017!
Hotel Room Reservations
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


Immunization Delivery Training Certificate Program

Provider:  Arizona Pharmacy Association
Where:  Alaska Native Medical Center, Anchorage
When:  Saturday, October 29, 2016, 8 am - 5 pm
Trainer:  Aimee Young, PharmD, BCPS, NCPS
Register by October 7th--Click HERE for more information.


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