Special Events

View the exciting activities and special events at WPE: 

Journal of Contemporary Pharmacy Practice Informational Session
Thursday, April 12 • 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

The California Pharmacist Journal has recently transitioned to the Journal of Contemporary Pharmacy Practice (JCPhP). This informational session will review the reasons behind this switch and the benefits of publishing with us. We will also discuss the nuts and bolts of the manuscript preparation, submission, and review process. A discussion panel and Q/A session will follow with Journal editors, advisory board members, and staff to give further perspective, advise, as well as tips/tricks for publication. Come learn about the new JCPhP and the many ways you can contribute. We look forward to seeing you there!

President-Elect’s Silent Auction & Wine Tasting
Thursday, April 12 • 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

This event is truly a presidential occasion! Raise your glass to departing CPhA President, Vinson Lee, and celebrate President-Elect, Veronica Bandy, at this fun annual event on Thursday, April 12! Enjoy delicious hor d’oeuvres, cocktails, and a variety of wine while bidding on silent auction items. All donations from the silent auction help support one of two great causes: The Salvatori California Pharmacy Museum -or- CAPSLEAD (California Pharmacy Student Leadership).
Click here to donate to this event!

CPhA Awards Ceremony
Friday, April 13 • 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm

Come celebrate the best in pharmacy at the CPhA Awards Ceremony on Friday following the keynote luncheon! This ceremony is presented each year at Exchange and is dedicated to honoring individual pharmacists and local chapters in California.

California Northstate University COP-CPhA Cocktail Reception
Friday, April 13 • 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Please join California Northstate University COP-CPhA Chapter for a fun cocktail reception on Friday, April 13th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm! This is a great opportunity to rekindle and enjoy conversations with students, friends and colleagues, and celebrate all of our accomplishments. We hope to see you there!

CPh-PAC Casino Night (separate ticket purchase required)
Friday, April 13 • 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Please join us at our First Annual CPh-PAC Casino night on Friday, April 13 from 8:00 – 10:00 pm! This is a great way to support CPh-PAC while having fun with friends and colleagues. If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities, please contact Michelle Rivas at mrivas@cpha.com or 916.779.4517. A separate ticket purchase is required for entry and includes one drink ticket. 

Prescribing Exercise Class
Saturday, April 14 • 6:30 am – 7:30 am

Get your morning started with a fun one-hour workout! As health care professionals, it is just as important to live a healthy lifestyle as it is to promote it. Come learn and experience how exercise can be fun and start your morning right! Presented by Annie Ho, PharmD and Niki Saqueton on Saturday morning during WPE.

School Breakfasts
Additional Tickets/RSVP may be required.

  • Pacific Pharmacy Alumni Association Alumni and Friends Breakfast (ticketed event)

Saturday, April 14 from 7:00 – 8:30 am │  Purchase Tickets

  • USC School of Pharmacy Breakfast Reception 

Saturday, April 14 from 8:00 – 9:30 am │  Register use code: WPE0414

  • LLU School of Pharmacy Alumni & Friends Breakfast

Sunday, April 15 from 7:00 – 9:00 am │  RSVP email: jmathew@llu.edu

Student Pharmacist Film Festival
Saturday, April 14 • 2:30 pm – 3:45 pm

Pharmacy schools compete in the return of the WPE Film Festival! Plan to attend this friendly competition between CPhA-ASP Chapters as they showcase their creative film making talents on Saturday afternoon. A panel of judges will award prizes for the Most Illuminating, Best Picture with Most Impact, and Most Entertaining submissions.

See the 2017 entrants of the WPE Film Festival here!

Rejuvenation Station 
Friday, April 13 • 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Saturday, April 14 • 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Back by popular demand! Take a break from continuing education at this exciting exhibit lounge on Friday evening and Saturday morning in the WPE Exhibit Hall! Access is free with conference registration.

RxLaunch (ticket required)
Saturday, April 14 • 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

You don’t want to miss this! Experience exciting new products while enjoying food, drinks, networking, and entertainment at the RxLaunch event! A complimentary ticket is included with all conference registration passes. Additional guest tickets are available for purchase. Must be 21 or older.


Western University College of Pharmacy Dessert Reception
Saturday, April 14 • 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Marriott Marina Kitchen Dining Room, South Tower.