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Registration is now open. Click here for draft agenda.  Click here for fee information. Early registration closes March 19, 2021.

Rates for registration of this combined conference for pharmacists and health system professionals are greatly reduced.  Please click here to register Pharmacists Registration. Residents please see link below for your registration. 

Residents, Technicians and Students registration for this conference is free. Please click here to register Residents, Technicians and Students Only Registration.

Sponsorship/Exhibitor

Due to coronavirus and the need for physical distancing, MPA and HSA have made the tough decision to go virtual with the 2021 CE Conference. We would invite you to join us online through your sponsorship to have an opportunity to interact with pharmacists and technicians around the state. 

The Montana Pharmacy Association is pleased to offer you, at a 40% discount, a premier opportunity to showcase your company’s products/services to pharmacists and pharmacy technicians at our upcoming 2021 MPA & Health-Systems Academy Combined CE Virtual Conference on April 8-10, 2021.

Exhibitors will have 3 opportunities to visit with participants during the conference via virtual link. A listing in our virtual registration packet with your company name, logo, and the representatives in virtual attendance with your email and phone number.

Click here to sponsor our virtual event.


CDC Implementation of the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program to Increase Access to COVID-19 Vaccines

As part of federal efforts to increase access to COVID-19 vaccines, CDC is beginning implementation of the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program. Starting as early as Thursday, February 11th, 1 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine will be distributed to select retail pharmacies nationwide that are participating in the program to vaccinate priority groups in states and territories. Some states have already engaged pharmacies as trusted partners to help with COVID-19 vaccine administration through their state planning efforts. This program represents one component of the Biden Administration’s strategy to expand access to vaccines for the American public.


The Federal Retail Pharmacy Program was designed to expand access to COVID-19 vaccines and decrease the logistical and operational burden on public health departments. The program will be implemented incrementally based on the available supply of COVID-19 vaccines. As the vaccine supply increases, the program aims to expand the number of participating pharmacy locations to more than 40,000. CDC worked with jurisdictions to determine which pharmacy partners would start providing vaccine in their communities as the program begins and which patient populations will be prioritized in their states.


For more information on this program, visit CDC’s website.


 Launching the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program (Internal)
Frequently Asked Questions for Pharmacy Partners and Jurisdictions

Q: When will the program start?
As part of the initial phased implementation, select pharmacies in every jurisdiction will begin providing a limited amount of COVID-19 vaccine through the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program as early as Thursday, February 11. This phase of the program is designed to engage the system in a limited way to ensure the infrastructure is ready for large scale implementation when vaccine supply increases.


Q: Which pharmacy partners will be receiving vaccine for the program launch?
All pharmacy partners will be providing COVID-19 vaccine in a limited number of retail locations as part of the initial program launch, which will occur over a 2-week period. Jurisdictions and pharmacy partners have received lists of which partners will be providing vaccine in each jurisdiction as the program launches. CDC has created a webpage that lists the pharmacy partners currently participating in the program in your state. Click here to read full article.


COVID-19 Vaccination Plan-Montana

Montana DPHHS has sent out a COVID-19 Vaccination Interim Plan.  Please click here for the PDF version of this plan.


 Providing Immunizations

Well-Child Visit Templates: Tools to Meet HHS Requirement (September 9)

A Task Force on Pharmacist Engagement in State-Based COVID Vaccination comprising APhA, NASPA, and NCPA and state pharmacy association executives developed three tools for use by pharmacists to satisfy the requirement under the HHS Amendments authorizing pharmacists to administer childhood and COVID-19 vaccines. The latest HHS Amendment states: "the licensed pharmacist must, if the patient is 18 years of age or younger, inform the patient and the adult caregiver accompanying the patient of the importance of a well-child visit with a pediatrician or other licensed primary-care provider and refer patients as appropriate." Two tools are Word documents, so individuals may customize or add data.

For News Updates and Covid-19 Information Click Here


Welcome to the Montana Pharmacy Association

Since its establishment in 1890, the Montana Pharmacy Association (MPA) has been the leading advocate and voice in representing the interest of pharmacy professionals across the Big Sky. Membership in the MPA covers the entire spectrum of pharmacy practice settings and includes student pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. The Association’s vision is echoed by all MPA members: A unified pharmacy profession, recognized as preeminent in patient care.

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Stuart Doggett, Executive Director
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Mission Statement

The mission of the Montana Pharmacy Association is to advance public health and maximize positive patient outcomes by providing innovation and leadership, and advocating for the professional interests of pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, students and ancillary pharmacy personnel.

Vision
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