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

Continuing education credits from the February 2015 AKPhA Annual Convention have been uploaded via CPE Monitor for attendees who submitted the required Evaluations.  Please double check your online NABP account to ensure your credits are listed correctly.  CPE Monitor only accepts credits up to 60 days past the date of participation, so please e-mail akphrmcy@alaska.net as soon as possible if you find discrepancies or have questions. 

NEW**APhA Pharmacy-Based Cardiovascular Disease Risk Management Certificate Program—REGISTER NOW!

Date:  Saturday, May 30, 2015
When:  7:30 am – 6:00 pm
Where:  Hilton Anchorage, 500 West 3rd Avenue
Faculty Trainer:  Joseph Saseen, PharmD
Professor and Vice Chair
Department of Clinical Pharmacy
Professor, Department of Family Medicine Skaggs School of Pharmacy University of Colorado
Aurora, CO
***This new National Certificate Training Program was introduced for the first time during APhA's Convention in March.  The Alaska Department of Health & Social Services has partnered with AKPhA to provide this program  in Anchorage at no charge to participants.  Participants must be current members of AKPhA.  Registrations for this program are limited.  For more information and to register, CLICK HERE.


Legislative Updates

Click our Legislative tab above for weekly updates from lobbyist Caren Robinson. 

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

akphrmcy@alaska.net .


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The mission of the Alaska Pharmacists Association is to preserve, promote and lead the profession of pharmacy in Alaska.