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GPhA USA 1st National Conference, 2018

  • 24 Aug 2018
  • 25 Aug 2018
  • BWI Airport Marriott, 1743 W Nursery Rd, Linthicum Heights, MD 21090


  • Available to Technicians and Students Only.
  • Registration for Pharmacist Members after June 14, 2018.
  • Registration for Non Members and Non Pharmacists after June 14, 2018.

Registration is closed

Program Line Up

Friday, August 24, 2018

7:00 - 10:00pm Welcome dinner and presentation on Biosimilars
by Dr. Wallene Bullard and hosted by Sandoz

Saturday, August 25, 2018

8am – 9am

Dr. Eillen Dankwah
Programs Coordinator, VA Chapter
Tea and Coffee service

9:00 – 9:05am

Opening Prayer
Dr. Kwabena Boakye
Immediate Past President, VA Chapter

9:05 – 9:10am

Welcome Address
Dr. Vera Dannsa Asante
Vice President GPhA, President , VA Chapter

9:10 – 9:15am

Opening Remarks
Dr. Kofi Oteng Bawuah
President GPhA

9:15 - 9:20am

Introduction of CE Lecturer
Dr. Samson Ansong – Secretary GPhA

9:20 – 10:15am

Medication Safety – CE
Dr. Christopher Keeys
President of Clinical Pharmacy Associates, CEO MedNovations

10:15 -10:30am


10:30 – 11:15am

Advances in HIV Clinical Care – CE
Dr. Christopher Keeys
President of Clinical Pharmacy Associates, CEO MedNovations

11:15 – 11:45am

Clinical Update Antibiotic Stewardship
Dr. Nana Akosua Boateng
Clinical Pharmacist

12:00 - 100pm

Off Site Lunch/Networking

1:00 – 1:30pm

Entrepreneurial/Investment Opportunities
Dr. Linda Sarpong
CEO Medrx Compounding Specialty Pharmacy

1:30 – 1:45pm

Innovation and Technology to Advance Healthcare in Africa
Mr. Ngu Nyimdem
CEO Pether Solutions Inc USA

1:45 – 2:00pm

The Business of Pharmacy in Ghana
Mr. Francis Aboagye-Nyame
Project Director, Management Sciences for Health (MSH)

2:00 – 3:45pm

GPhA Congress (Active Members Only)

  1. Update of GPhA
  2. Formation of new Chapters
  3. Election of Officers
  4. AOB

3:45 – 4:00pm

Closing Remarks/Prayer
Dr. Theophilus Awuah – Founding Member

7:00pm – 1:00am


Guests of Honor:

  1. Dr. Barfour Adjei Barwuah, Ghana’s Ambassador to the USA
  2. Hon. Pharm Emmanuel Agyarko, MP for Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency
  3. Hon. Yaw Osafo Maafo Senior Minister for Republic of Ghana


GPhA has arranged for discount rooms at the BWI Airport Marriott, located at 1743 West Nursery Road, Linthicum, MD 21090. The rates are as follows:

Start Date

End Date

Room Type

Room Rate



Standard King




Standard Double


Please call Marriott Reservations directly at 1 (800) 228-9290 or (410) 859-8300 to make reservations. To obtain the agreed rates, please identify yourself as part of the Ghanaian Pharmacist Association Annual Conference.

All reservations must be guaranteed with a major credit card. The hotel will not hold any reservations unless secured by credit card.

Continuing Education (CE) Lectures:

Lecture Topics:

  1. Oncology/ART interactions (Medication Safety 1 CE)
  2. Advances in HIV Clinical Care: Antiretroviral Drug Update (1 CE)

Venue: BWI Marriot, Lithincum, Maryland
Date: Saturday August 25th 2018
Time: 10:00 am


Dr. Christopher A. Keeys

Dr. Christopher A. Keeys, Co-founder/President of Clinical Pharmacy Associates, Inc. and CEO of MedNovations, Inc., is a licensed clinical pharmacist, pharmacy executive, researcher and educator who received his B.S. in Pharmacy from Howard University College of Pharmacy and a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Philadelphia College of Pharmacy. He is board certified in Pharmacotherapy.

Dr. Keeys has served on the Boards of the Washington Metropolitan Society of Hospital Pharmacists (President), the Drug Use Review Board for Washington, D.C., and the Chesapeake Research Review, Inc. He has also been a member of the Agency for Healthcare Policy and Research Group on Clinical Practice Guidelines. Since 1996 he has served as a senior pharmacy consultant to the BCBSA Federal Employee Program.

Dr. Keeys is a clinical preceptor for the University of Maryland and holds an adjunct associate professor faculty appointment at Howard University College of Pharmacy, Nursing and Allied Health Science. He has served as a clinical consultant to the DC Department of Health Administration for HIV/AIDS Policy and Programs and the Medicaid Program. He serves as a research fellow at the Howard University Center for Minority Studies and Healthcare Services and is a member of the National Academy.


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