I became a member in 2014 because over my long career in pharmacy I know that it takes all of us working together to accomplish great things and advance the profession. OSPA has worked tirelessly to advance the practice of pharmacy and help keep us viewed by most Americans as a very trusted profession. I’ve been a part of community pharmacy since I was a child watching my Dad’s interaction with his patients at his pharmacy. The same kind and caring pharmacists that I grew up around are still represented in our profession today. Our fellow pharmacists continue to ensure that we are part of the health care team and our continued advocacy has made that happen. I am so pleased I have been able to be a part of a community of professionals who have spent their lives working together to take care of others. – Penny Reher, PharmD
I choose to support OSPA for a number of reasons. The most basic (and probably obvious) is the chance to network with colleagues old and new through the numerous events made available throughout the year, with continuing education being a nice added perk. It’s also a privilege to be represented by a group of motivated leaders who are passionate about promoting, advancing, and protecting the profession that means so much to us all. Healthcare, and particularly pharmacy is at a point of such rapid evolution that losing a step at any time may be hard to recover from. As clinicians and providers are pressured from multiple directions, both professional and financial, having an organized, capable leadership team helps to make sure that Pharmacy has a place at the table in crucial discussions over reimbursement, provider status, and patient safety to name just a few topics. – Gregg Wendland, RPh.
The Oregon State Pharmacy Association (OSPA) is a membership organization of professional pharmacists, technicians, students and others who have an active interest in the practice of pharmacy.
As an OSPA member, you are part of the development of new practice models that place less emphasis on distributing drugs and more emphasis on pharmacists in all practice settings serving as vital members of a healthcare team.
Pharmacists Join Now
Any Pharmacist in good professional, moral and ethical standing licensed to practice Pharmacy or any person licensed or registered to be a pharmacy technician, shall be eligible for membership in this Association. A Pharmacist is defined as anyone licensed to practice Pharmacy, or an individual who has earned a recognized degree in Pharmacy. Only Pharmacist Members may vote and be elected to the office of president or to represent pharmacists on the Board of Directors.
Pharmacist Membership Dues are: $195.00 per year
- 1st Year Practitioner Membership Dues are: Complimentary
- 2nd Year Membership Dues are discounted to: $75.00 per year
- Retired Pharmacists Membership Dues are discounted to: $100.00 per year
- Family Membership Dues (spouse only) are discounted to: $350.00 per year ($175 each)
Technicians Join Now
Any Technician in good professional, moral and ethical standing licensed or registered to be a pharmacy technician, shall be eligible for membership in this Association. Active Technician Members may vote for officers of the Technician Academy.
Technician Membership Dues are: $25.00 per year
Associates Join Now
Any firm, organization or person not eligible for Pharmacists membership, but work in the pharmaceutical industry, shall be eligible for associate membership in this association.
Associate Membership Dues are: $300.00 per year
Students Join Now
Any full-time student or intern who is regularly enrolled in an accredited School or College of Pharmacy shall be eligible for student membership.
Student Membership Dues are: $25.00 per year
OSPA dues are not deductible as a charitable contribution for federal income tax purposes, but may be partially deductible as a business expense. OSPA estimates that 50% of your dues are not deductible because of OSPA’s lobbying activities on behalf of its members.