The Michigan Pharmacists Association (MPA) Annual Convention & Exposition offers more than 50 continuing education (CE) programs, or approximately 22 hours of live CE activities, throughout the weekend, including at least one pain program, one law program and one patient safety program each day.
Network with different organizations in the Exhibit Hall! Learn about the latest products and services, enjoy entertainment and refreshments, and establish connections with representatives to further your business.
Floorplan is in the exhibitor prospectus.
Annual Convention Highlights:
The MPA Annual Convention & Exposition provides approximately 50 quality continuing education programs on the latest in pharmacy.
On Friday, the day ends with a cocktail reception and entertainment in our Exhibit Hall, giving everyone a chance to mingle and unwind from their first day at the event. Friday evening, student pharmacists also get to network at the Student Social.
The MPA 50/50 Raffle is conducted throughout the weekend, with a winning ticket drawn on Sunday. A minimum of $500 is awarded each year!
The Michigan Pharmacy Foundation (MPF) Charity Auction occurs throughout the weekend too. There are many unique items to choose from such as jewelry, art, vacations and autographed memorabilia.
On Saturday, practice section members, students or those who just want to catch up with your colleagues all have the opportunity to attend a luncheon for those with similar interests.
Local association leaders gather during the weekend for their annual program that, in the past, has provided valuable tools for increasing membership and holding innovative events.
After wrapping up CE sessions on Saturday, attendees get dressed up and head to the cocktail reception and Annual Banquet & Awards Ceremony. The incoming president is officially sworn in and pharmacy leaders in Michigan are recognized with various awards.
Student pharmacists also have the opportunity to attend the Banquet and network with practicing pharmacists through the MPF Adopt-a-Student program.
The Michigan Pharmacists Association (MPA) Annual Convention & Exposition promotes the professional development of pharmacists through educational sessions, identification of resources, networking and social events. The Convention provides a forum to meet the pharmacy professionals who purchase the products and secure the services your organization supplies. The 2015 Convention attracted more than 1,250 attendees.
Why Should You Exhibit at the MPA Annual Convention?
showcase new products
network with pharmacy professionals
build brand awareness of your company’s products and services
establish and develop relationships with new customers
maintain and strengthen existing client relationships
When you reach MPA members, you also reach the pharmacies, hospitals, long-term care facilities and universities where they are employed and the people they work with every day!
What Activities Typically Occur in the Exhibit Hall?
entertainment to create a more inviting atmosphere and entice people to stop in (for example, in 2015 we had a local institute provided complimentary massages)
cocktail reception on Friday evening
pizza lunch on Saturday afternoon
Michigan Pharmacists Association (MPA) was established Nov. 14, 1883. MPA is the state professional society serving Michigan’s pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and student pharmacists in all settings of practices. For more than 130 years, MPA has strived to provide its members with the tools, resources and support needed to advance the profession of pharmacy and provide quality patient care.