COVID-19 Impact on In-Person Events
Michigan Pharmacists Association (MPA) is moving forward with business while incorporating necessary procedural adjustments during COVID-19. MPA will continue planning events for pharmacy professionals across the state and maintain our position as the premier source of professional development in Michigan. Given that no one knows what the future holds, whether events will be able to be held in-person, virtually or a combination of, MPA will make final decisions on events at least 120 days prior to event dates and notify stakeholders of the decisions. If there are questions, please contact MPA at MPA@MichiganPharmacists.org> or call us at (517) 484-1466.
As an accredited provider of continuing pharmacy education, MPA offers home study, certificate, online and live programs of value to pharmacy professionals. We offer quality continuing education programs, focusing on the latest treatment options and hottest issues in pharmacy, helping you fulfill your live, pain management and law requirements for pharmacist licensure and pharmacy technician certification. MPA also offers a co-sponsorship program to assist other organizations with designing, developing, implementing and accrediting continuing pharmacy education programs. In addition, the Association has many venues for pharmacy professionals to share their expertise, whether it’s by serving as a speaker at an event or authoring a continuing education home study article.
Visit the pages below to access more information about MPA's educational offerings.
Visit this page to learn about the MPA Annual Convention & Exposition, a three-day event held the last weekend in February that offers approximately 21 hours of live continuing education, an Exhibit Hall where representatives can showcase their products and services, special events specific to practice sections and much more. This event is the largest single state pharmacy convention in the nation, attracting nearly 1,300 pharmacy professionals, so you won't want to miss the opportunity to network with others in your practice area, mentor student pharmacists and support the advancement of your profession.
Visit this page to access information about continuing education requirements for pharmacists in Michigan in order to maintain licensure. In addition, learn about requirements for certified pharmacy technicians set forth by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board.
Visit this page to learn about exhibiting and sponsorship opportunities available for MPA events. Serving as an exhibitor allows you to network with pharmacy professionals from all over the state, and serving as a sponsor provides valuable support for Association activities that help keep pharmacy thriving.
Visit this page for details about MPA's joint providership program, which provides an opportunity for the Association, an ACPE-accredited provider, to work closely with another organization to design, develop, implement and accredit quality continuing pharmacy education programs. A comprehensive manual is available to walk you through the process.
Visit this page to access home study continuing education programs, including recorded presentations and articles published in MPA communications. Home study CE programs provide you with a convenient way to earn continuing education credit right from your home or while you're traveling.
Visit this page to learn more about Pharmacy Services Inc.'s employer-based technician training program that is approved by the Michigan Board of Pharmacy. As a Board-approved program under MCL 333.17739a(4), individuals who are enrolled in the Pharmacy Tech Prep Online are allowed to work in the pharmacy without licensure as long as they remain enrolled in the program.