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

CE Conference--REGISTER NOW!

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Alyeska Hotel, Girdwood

Conference Co-Chairs James Bunch and Elaine Reale

Schedule (Updated 9/8/17)

Registration (early bird rates good until September 15th)!
  • Register Online
  • Manual Registration form
  • SPECIAL STUDENT OFFER--Pharmacy students registering for the conference will also be enrolled in the ASHP Leadership Development Workshop.  Learn practical ways to incorporate leadership into your professional life and start building an impressive CV!
Call for Abstracts and Poster Guidelines--Form Due September 15th
Posters will be setup in the morning and will be on display/presented during lunch.  This is your chance to informally discuss current projects with colleagues and pick up ideas from sucessful programs that have worked in other healthcare systems.
Hotel Room Reservations
A group rate of $132 sgl/dbl occupancy is available at the Hotel Alyeska for conference attendees.  Please reference Alaska Pharmacists Association and book rooms by August 29, 2017 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 book online using following link: Alaska Pharmacists Association

Now Accepting Scholarship Applications and Nominations

Deadline for Receipt of Student Applications:  November 30th

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

Our scholarship program is made possible by donations and proceeds from our Silent Auction held during our Annual Convention.  To make a monetary donation to support this program, click HERE. 


2018 Annual Convention--Mark Your Calendars

February 9 - 11, 2018, Sheraton Anchorage

Convention Chair Catherine Arnatt
Call for Presenters--Proposal Deadline July 15th