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ACA | ACVP Annual Conference & Expo

Earn up to 9.5 hours of pharmacy CE with our Rx for Pharmacy Success! Enjoy the luxurious surroundings of an iconic Gulf Coast landmark while you Refresh your knowledge, discover new Resources to boost your business, Reconnect with colleagues, Reinvigorate your networking, and return to your pharmacy Renewed and Ready to put your ideas to work!


We’re inviting attendees at the 2020 ACA | ACVP Annual Conference & Expo to participate in our ACA | ACA Foundation Golf Scramble on Wednesday, February 19.  Tee-off for the 18-hole event will start at 7:00 a.m., so you’ll be done in plenty of time for the Wednesday Evening Welcome Reception at 6:00 p.m.

Our thanks go to Kyle Northcott with DoseLogix for stepping up to host this event again. The entry fee is $125, which includes a donation to the ACA Foundation. Golf club rentals will be available.

Secure your spot using the button below.

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Educational Sessions

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Arthur Greeno
Michael Awadalla
Julie Akers
Gigi Davidson
Steve Gilbert
Suzanne Keyes
Scot Maitland
Jerry Meece
Ben Mudd
Charlie Tarasidis
Laura Topor
Erik Tosh
Natalie Young

Keynote Speaker

General Sessions

  • Putting Science In Practice: A New Way for Pharmacists to Identify and Mitigate Adverse Drug Events,  Steve Gilbert, MBA, BCPS, BCGP, CPHQ, Michael Awadella, PharmD (bio & session description)

  • An Overview of CBD in Pet Patients, Ben Mudd, Pharm D/RPh (bio & session description)

  • Recognizing Cardiometabolic Syndrome in Community Pharmacy, Suzanne Keyes, PharmD, FACA (bio & session description)

ACA Track


ACVP Track

  • GFI #256: Implications of the Next Round of FDA Compounding Guidance, Gigi Davidson, BSPharm, DICVP, FACVP, FSVHP Emeritus (bio & session description)

    This program is made possible by an unrestricted grant from ACHC.

  • Stool Tools: Diarrhea in Companion Animals, Natalie Young, PharmD, FACVP (bio & session description)
  • This Works for Me! Patricia DeVuono;  Gigi Davidson;  Steve Leafers
    (bio & session description)

PPSI Track

  • Hep C and the Community Pharmacist, Julie Akers, PharmD, BCACP (bio & session description)

  • CBD & Drug Interactions—What Pharmacists Need to Know, Neil Leikach, Rph, FACA

  • Pharmacy Involvement in an OB/GYN OBOT Clinic, Charles Tarasidis, PharmD, MAT Certified (bio & session description)


CAN’T COME TO ST. PETE? Participate online with a Virtual Meeting Registration!

  • Watch selected sessions live (marked with ), including Thursday and Saturday general sessions and Friday PPSI track
  • Receive CE credit (up to 9.5 hours CE available)
  • Participate in live Q&A following sessions
  • No travel or hotel expenses!

Schedule At A Glance

7:00 a.m. 18 Hole Golf Outing (ticketed activity) Cove Cay Golf Club
8:00 a.m. – 12 noon ACA Board Meeting Buena Vista Room
Noon – 1:00 p.m. Board Lunch – ACA, ACVP and Foundation Gatsby Room (Garden Level)
1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. ACVP Board Meeting Buena Vista Room
2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Registration Open Fifth Floor Foyer
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Welcome Reception – Sponsored by PCA Pharmacy Cure All South Terrace Veranda
7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Registration Open Fifth Floor Foyer
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Exhibitor Experience with Breakfast   King Charles Ballroom
8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. State of the College Report South Terrace Room
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Session 1 — Remarkable Customer Service: Lessons Learned from 30 years with Chik-Fil-A
Presenter: Arthur Greeno 
South Terrace Room
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Break with Exhibitors King Charles Ballroom
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Session 2 —  Putting Science in Practice: New Concept to Get Paid for Pharmacy Services
Presenters: Steven Gilbert, RPh, MBA, Michael Awadalla, PharmD, BCGP
South Terrace Room
11:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Fellowship and Awards Luncheon with Exhibitors Del Prado Room
1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Session 3 — An Overview of CBD in Pet Patients
Presenter: Ben Mudd, RPh, PharmD
South Terrace Room
2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Break King Charles Ballroom
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Session 4 — Recognizing Cardiometabolic Syndrome in Community Pharmacy
Presenter: Suzanne Keyes, PharmD, FACA, IFMCP 
South Terrace Room
3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. ACA Foundation Board Meeting June Hurley-Young Room
(Lobby Level)
7:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Registration Open Fifth Floor Foyer
8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Exhibitor Experience with Breakfast   King Charles Ballroom
8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Silent Auction to Benefit the ACA Research & Education Foundation Fifth Floor Foyer
8:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Session 5-ACA — E-Prescribing for Compounded Medications
Presenter: Laura Topor, BA 
South Terrace Room
Session 5-ACVP — GFI #256: Understanding FDA’s Latest Round of Compounding Guidance
Presenter: Gigi Davidson, RPh, DICVP, FSVHP, FACVP 
Buena Vista Room
Session 5-PPSI — Hep C and the Community Pharmacist
Presenter: Julie Akers, PharmD, BCACP 
Del Prado Room
10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Break with Exhibitors King Charles Room
10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Session 6-ACA — Becoming the “Go To” Pharmacy for Diabetes Care: A Structured Approach to Patient Management
Presenter: Jerry Meece, RPh, CDE, FACA, FAADE
South Terrace Room
Session 6-ACVP — Stool Tools: Diarrhea in Companion Animals
Presenter: Natalie Young, PharmD, FACA 
Buena Vista Room
Session 6-PPSI — CBD & Drug Interactions—What Pharmacists Need to Know, Neil Leikach, RPh, FACA
Del Prado Room
11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Lunch with Exhibitor Experience King Charles Room
12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Session 7-ACA — Strategic Marketing to Grow Your Business
Presenter: Scot Maitland, BAAS 
South Terrace Room
Session 7-ACVP This Works for Me
Presenters: Patricia DeVuono; Gigi Davidson;Steve Leafers
Buena Vista Room
Session 7-PPSI — Pharmacy Involvement in an OB / GYN OBOT Clinic
Presenter: Charles Tarasidis, PharmD, MAT Certified
Del Prado Room
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Roaring 20s ACA 80th Birthday Bash Reception Veranda (Lobby Level)
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Silent Auction to Benefit the ACA Research & Education Foundation Ballroom Arcade (Lobby Level)
6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Roaring 20s ACA 80th Birthday Bash Grand Ballroom (Lobby Level)
8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Registration Open Fifth Floor Foyer
8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Exhibitor Experience with Breakfast   King Charles Ballroom
8:45 a.m. Regulatory Update
Scott Brunner, Alliance for Pharmacy Compounding
King Charles Ballroom
9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Session 8 — USP – Where are We Now?
Presenter: Erik Tosh, BS, RPh, FIACP, FACA
South Terrace Room
11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Break South Terrace Room
11:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Session 9 — 2020 Legislative & Legal Update
Presenter: Deborah Pearce, JD 
South Terrace Room
12:45 p.m. Conference Closes

Registration Fees

Conference Registrations include:

  • CE credit
  • Wednesday Night Welcome Reception
  • Thursday Fellowship and Awards Lunch
  • Friday Night ACA 80th Birthday Party Celebration
  • All conference meals
  • Access to exhibits for all paid attendees.

To register with ACVP Member pricing**, you will need to sign in below using the same email address that is associated with your ACVP Membership account and click on “need a password?”. Remember this password for the future and use it to access ACVP Member pricing on ACA Compounding Training Courses.

**If you are also an ACA Member, sign in using the email and password that are associated with your ACA Membership.

If you’ve already registered for ACE, but now want to add a guest to the 80th Birthday Party, use the form below.
(Not yet registered? Simply add “Additional Birthday Bash Attendee” during check-out)

2020 ACE Extras

  • Price: $175.00 Quantity:
    The evening will begin with a drink reception at 5:30 p.m. on the Veranda with the birthday bash to follow in the historic Grand Ballroom. Two complimentary drink tickets are included with your reservation.
  • Thursday, February 20 9:00 am - 11:00 am (approx) Meet in the King Charles Room after breakfast
  • $0.00
  • American Express
For assistance with conference registration, contact the ACA Office at 901.383.8119 or
For assistance with hotel reservations, contact Susan Decker, ACA Director of Conferences, at 434-989-5938 or

ACA | ACVP | PPSI Members Save up to $200 off non-member pricing — Sign in for details.

  • Online registration is currently closed, except for registration for the Virtual Meeting.
  • On-site registration will be available Wednesday, February 19 from 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm , Thursday, February 20 from 7:30 am – 3:00 p.m., Friday, February 21 from 7:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., and Saturday, February 22 from 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Don CeSar.
  • For additional infomation, email or to register by phone, call 901-383-8119 during regular business hours through February 17.
   Past President Sponsor
Letco Med
   Bar Sponsor
Your Community Pharmacy Dixie
   Dessert Sponsor

Hotel Information

The Don CeSar
3400 Gulf Blvd, St Pete Beach, FL

$256 per night, plus tax and $15 Resort Fee per day (click for resort fee amenities )

Opened in the heyday of the Gatsby Era in 1928, The Don CeSar has been welcoming travelers for nearly a century. From high society’s playground to starring on the silver screen to being a Gulf Coast icon, The Don CeSar boasts a rich and glamorous history. Distinguished celebrities such as Clarence Darrow and F. Scott Fitzgerald have stayed at the Pink Palace on St. Pete Beach. With a sugar-fine beach, radiant sunsets, a world-class spa, and a vibrant food scene, you really can have it all. More than a landmark, The Don is epic style

In a place as legendary as The Don CeSar, you can expect a host of services and amenities that take your breath away. Spend some time poolside, with concierge service and fun activities. Set up a private oasis on the beach, and rent wave runners for salty excursions. Keep fit anytime in our fitness & wellness center. Pamper yourself in the 11,000 sq. foot Spa Oceana, where stunning views accompany luxurious treatments. With a fun day camp for kids and even a special pet program for your four-legged friend, no desire goes unsatisfied when you stay at this Gulf Coast luxury resort.

The Conference room rate is available until January 27, 2020.  For assistance with hotel reservations, contact Susan Decker, ACA Director of Conferences, at 434-989-5938 or Reservations must be cancelled 5 days in advance of arrival in order to avoid a one night’s room and tax penalty.

For assistance with conference registration, contact the ACA Office at 901.383.8119 or

The Don Cesar Hotel Night View Of The Pool Hotel

2020 Conference Sponsors & Exhibitors


PCA Pharmacy Cure All
Welcome Reception Sponsor
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Premium Exhibitors

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Letco Med
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Medisca 30
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Ortho Molecular
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ARL Bio Pharma
PCA Pharmacy Cure All
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◊ ACA Corporate Member
♦ ACVP Corporate Member

Sponsorship provides an excellent opportunity to spread the message that your company supports community pharmacy. Attendees at the ACA | ACVP Annual Conference & Expo will have 9 hours of potential contact with exhibitors throughout the event. All Sponsorship Levels include recognition in the ACA Voice of Independent Pharmacy magazine and on social media sites (Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter).

Sponsor & Exhibitor Information