My membership in the Oregon State Pharmacist’s Association started 58 years ago during my senior year at OSU College of Pharmacy in 1963. Our profession has given all of us the opportunity for many good life experiences, enhanced by belonging to an organization of our peers. Our annual convention and regional meetings bring classmates and colleagues together, providing face to face contact which, I believe, is important for creating and maintaining good and lasting friendships that can and have lasted a lifetime. Also, a chance for networking and the possibilities for employment contacts and new career opportunities. Additionally, belonging to the OSPA helps give us all one voice to present our profession, one of the most respected in the country, to the public who depend on us and whom we are committed to serve. Also, to be able to present that one voice, as a strong and combined voice, to the state legislature, regarding the legislative processes that many times have an impact on specific bills that address how we are to practice our chosen profession. My feelings are that we all should reflect on the values of membership and support of the OSPA through belonging. – Ed Cole
OSPA offers two major educational events each year: the OSPA Annual Convention & Trade Show in the fall and the Lane County Mid-Winter CE Seminar in the winter. OSPA also offers several certificate program throughout the year.
These educational opportunities prepare you for professional certification and provide continuing professional growth.
Join a Committee
Acquire new skills in planning, managing and organizing while developing your leadership potential. Volunteer a little of your time in one of several OSPA committees. If you would like to get involved, please contact the OSPA office.
OSPA’s newsletter contains information about the association, profession, events and other industry issues. Contributions from members are encouraged and welcome.
OSPA website will keep you up to date on local events, meetings and industry updates. Includes links to many different resource links to the Pharmacy Industry.
OSPA aggressively advocates on behalf of the pharmacy profession before the State Legislature, State Agencies, Congress, and other healthcare stakeholders.
OSPA offers three major educational events each year with opportunities for exhibits/sponsorship. These events include the Lane County Mid-Winter CE Seminar and the OSPA Annual Convention & Trade Show in the fall. Exhibiting at these events allows you to meet with these pharmaceutical professionals one-on-one. Don’t miss this unique chance to introduce your products or services to this important buying group. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Sponsorships are a great way to increase the exposure of your company while at the same time demonstrating your support of the association.