MPA Annual Convention & Exposition
Feb. 27-March 1, 2015, Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center

2014 MPA Annual Convention & Exposition
Thank you to everyone who attended the 2014 MPA Annual Convention & Exposition! Photos from the event will be available soon.

Save the date for next year's event, Feb. 27-March 1, 2015, at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center!

2014 Annual Convention Photos
Get a glimpse of the weekend events in our online Annual Convention photo gallery on Flickr or Facebook. Additional photos from the Keynote and Opening Sessions, as well as the Annual Banquet and Awards Ceremony, will be available soon.

Additional Information
Click on the blue bars below to access additional Annual Convention information!

Final Convention Brochure

The final convention brochure includes a welcome from MPA President Kathy Engstrom, an at-a-glance Convention schedule, general information, activities that occur during the event, student pharmacist activities, information on obtaining continuing education credit, a map to help attendees navigate the Convention, a complete itinterary and details on awards that will be presented throughout the weekend. Click here to access a copy of the brochure online. Please note that this is a large file, so it may take several minutes to download.

Educational Programming and Handouts

Session handouts for the 2014 MPA Annual Convention & Exposition will remain online through April 1, 2014. Please click on the link, or right click on the link and select "Save Target As" or "Save Target As" to download the handouts for each day. Adobe Acrobate Reader is needed to view PDF handouts. The latest version can be downloaded online. Please note that hard copy handouts will not be provided onsite. In addition, please be patient as the file sizes may be large and could take several minutes to download.

MPA Pharm Film Video Contest

Update on MPA Pharm Film Video Contest
For several months leading up to the Convention, MPA promoted the Pharm Film Video Contest. Entries for the contest were due on Monday, Feb. 17; however, due to an insufficient number of submissions, online voting and voting at the Convention did not occur this year. In the value of the pharmacist category, MPA would like to congratulate Kris Frye and Christina Johnson, P4 student pharmacists at Ferris State University College of Pharmacy, for their winning video entitled “A Day in the Life of the Pharmacist.” The video highlights how pharmacists are there for their patients, helping them make the right choices and providing them with tools and knowledge to help meet their health goals. Members are encouraged to view the video online. In addition, watch MPA communications in the late spring for information on next year’s contest so that you can get an early start!

Please see the video contest packet for additional details, as next year's contest will be conducted in a similar manner. If you have any questions, please contact MPA Director of Communications Leah Ball at

Annual Convention Highlights

Annual Convention Highlights

  • The MPA Annual Convention & Exposition provides approximately 50 quality continuing education programs on the latest in pharmacy.
  • On Friday, we end the day 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.
  • Feeling lucky? Play the MPA 50/50 Raffle! Tickets can be purchased in the MPA Product Store. 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, whether you’re a section member, a student or just want to catch up with your colleagues, there’s a luncheon with your name on it!
  • After wrapping up CE sessions on Saturday, it’s time for attendees to get dressed up and head to the cocktail reception and Annual Banquet & Awards Ceremony. The incoming president is officially sworn in and leaders in Michigan pharmacy 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.
  • Continuing education sessions continue until 2 p.m. on Sunday and business is conducted during MPA’s House of Delegates Session.
  • Local association leaders gather during the Convention for their annual program that, in the past, has provided valuable tools for increasing membership and holding innovative events.
What to Do in Detroit

What to Do in Detroit
For information about Detroit area attractions, events, culture, sports and dining, visit the Detroit Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau Web site.



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