2020 Annual Convention Goes Virtual



the game is still on, but we had to call an audible and, well, "reboot." 

The 134th Annual South Dakota Pharmacists Association convention will now take place virtually. We realize that can feel a little like having to watch College Game Day on TV instead of being there when they're broadcasting from your school, but, sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do. And this is the right thing to do.

The good news - kinda like watching the game from home, you can stay in your comfy clothes, eat all the popcorn and snacks you want, and cheer for our fabulous speakers as loud as you'd like!

We have altered the schedule slightly, and you'll find some of that information below, with much more to come as we move forward. Registrants can count on the same great level of continuing education, and access to the archives to view at your convenience if you just can't get away.

We're also putting together a virtual showroom so you can learn about the latest and greatest from our sponsors and exhibitors.

We look forward to a wonderful time of learning, networking, a virtual showroom and more!

Check back soon for more updates and registration information. 



Date: Sept. 24-25


Anywhere you are!

ReGIStration is open Early Bird Pricing available through Aug. 20. 

Register here!

Schedule of Events and Educational Lineup is presented in Central Standard Time (CST).

Thurs., Sept. 24

6:30 p.m. Welcome, Updates and Announcements

6:40 - 7:40 p.m. First SDPhA Business Meeting 

7:45 - 9:15 p.m. Pharmacy Hot Topics: Practice Advencement Initatives and Challenges 2020

  • COVID-19 Update - Dana Darger, RPh.
  • Point of Care Testing - Kristen Carter, Pharm.D.
  • 2020 Ballot Measures - Amanda Bacon, SDPhA Executive Director
  • PBM Initiatives - Eric Grocott, Pharm.D.


Fri., Sept. 25  

8-9:30 a.m. BOP and PDMP Update 2020

Kari Shanard-Koenders, RPh., Executive Director, South Dakota Board of Pharmacy

Tyler Laetsch, Pharm.D, Inspector 

Melissa DeNoon, RPh., PDMP Director, South Dakota Board of Pharmacy


9:30-11a.m. New Drug Update 2020

Joe Strain, Pharm.D.

11 a.m. – Noon  Second SDPhA Business Meeting


Break for Lunch / Vendor Spotlights / Award Winners


12:30-1:30 p.m. Meth - The Epidemic of the Midwest

Jennifer Ball, Pharm.D

Jeremy Daniel, Pharm. D


1:30-2:30 p.m. Practical Approaches to Pharmacogenomics for Busy Pharmacy Professionals 

Jordan Baye, Pharm.D.


2:30-3:30 p.m. From Burnout to Wellness: Strategies for Healthcare

Clarissa Barnes, M.D.


3:30-5:30 p.m. Immunization Update 2020: Back to the Basics and Beyond

Courtney Feist, Pharm.D.

Jessica Strobl, Pharm.D.