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128th Annual TPA Convention and Exposition

The Tennessee Pharmacists Association (TPA) is excited to announce the preliminary details for its 128th Annual Convention and Exposition. TPA invites you, as pharmacists, student pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, associate partners, and guests, to participate in this year’s fun, educational, and rewarding Annual Convention and Exposition!

TPA is hosting speakers and educational programs to provide you with the necessary skills and resources to empower you to grow and expand your pharmacy practice. Additionally, this conference will give you an opportunity to catch up with your friends, meet new ones, play a round of golf, attend the TPA Alliance event, and let loose at the TPA social events.

Please make your reservation for travel and accommodations and join us at the centrally located Embassy Suites SE Nashville – Murfreesboro, a premier location for our meetings and networking events.
electronically for the 128th Annual TPA Convention and Exposition, CLICK HERE! Members, be sure to log in with your TPA username and password to receive your registration discounts! If you’re NOT a current member, you can join or re-join HERE! The deadline to register for the TPA Convention and Exposition at the early bird rate is June 15th, 2015.

If you prefer to register by fax or mail, please download the PDF Registration Form.

QUESTIONS? Please click here to contact TPA, or call us 615-256-3023.



The Convention will be held at the Embassy Suites Nashville SE – Murfreesboro, 1200 Conference Center Blvd., Murfreesboro, TN 37129. However, we have exceeded our room block at the Embassy Suites. To assist those of you who haven’t made your hotel reservations yet, we have secured an overflow hotel – the Hilton Garden Inn (1335 Conference Center Blvd., Murfreesboro, TN 37129).  The two hotels are adjacent to each other, so we hope you find this convenient!

To reserve your room in the TPA room block at the Hilton Garden Inn, call 615-225-2345 and ask for the TPA group rate, which is $139. You may also book your room online at and enter the group code TPA. Reservations must be made by Friday, June 26, to be included in our room block. We are not able to guarantee the rate or availability after that date.

Reserving a room in the TPA room block is an important way you can support the Association, because it ultimately helps us keep meeting costs as low as possible for you. Staying at one of the convention hotels is also more convenient and helps you stay connected with the informal activities that occur during the times the meetings are not in sessions.

Parking – Self-parking is complimentary and conveniently located at the hotel.

Wireless  – TPA has negotiated complimentary internet in meeting rooms at the Embassy Suites for the entire meeting.


Jim-EoffGeneral Session Speaker: Jim Eoff, PharmD

Dr. James C. Eoff III retired in December 2014, after a 45-year career in teaching at the University of Tennessee (UT) College of Pharmacy. For the past 27 years, he has served as the Executive Associate Dean, Dean of Student Affairs, and Professor of Clinical Pharmacy at the UT College of Pharmacy. He received both his bachelor and doctorate degrees in pharmacy from the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy. He served on the faculty full time from 1970 to 1978, at which time he purchased Balmoral Pharmacy in Memphis but continued to teach the OTC course, which he developed and implemented in 1970. He rejoined the College in 1984 and served as interim dean of the College in 1989. He also held the position of Director of the College’s Minority Center of Excellence and has been principal investigator for three Minority Center of Excellence grants – in 1992, 2003, and 2010 – totaling $6.5 million.

Dr. Eoff was appointed to the Tennessee Board of Pharmacy in 1978 and served as president of the Board of Pharmacy in 1982. He served as president of the Tennessee Society of Independent Pharmacists (TSIP) in 1989 and as president of the Tennessee Pharmacists Association in 1996. The Tennessee Pharmacists Association honored him as their 1989 recipient of the A. H. Robbins “Bowl of Hygeia” Award for outstanding community service. Dr. Eoff served as president of the UT College of Pharmacy Alumni Association on two occasions, and in 1987, he received the Outstanding Alumni Award of the College of Pharmacy. He has also served on the Shelby County UT Alumni Association Board and on the UT National Alumni Board of Governors. He was awarded the UT National Alumni Association’s Outstanding Teacher Award on four separate occasions and received the UTNAA Distinguished Community Service Award in 1990. He has also received numerous student teaching awards during his career and was co-editor of the APhA’s Complete Pharmacy Review book, for the first 10 editions. Dr. Eoff and his wife Ann have three sons, two daughters, and seven grandchildren. He served as chairman of the Briarcrest Christian School Board of Trustees and on the administrative board of Christ United Methodist Church where he has taught the Lamplighters Sunday School class for more 40 years.

Doug-HoeyGeneral Session Speaker: B. Douglas Hoey, RPh, MBA

Dr. Doug Hoey is the Chief Executive Officer of the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA), which represents 23,000 community pharmacies and their pharmacists. He has spent 20+ years working in and representing community pharmacies. In 2005, Dr. Hoey was named COO and helped lead the NCPA team that scored legislative victories requiring prompt pay of Part D claims and winning a court injunction to delay AMP that saved community pharmacies over $2 billion. NCPA membership has increased by 20 percent over the past two years.

Dr. Hoey is a licensed pharmacist in Oklahoma, Virginia, and Texas and practiced for five years in community and long-term-care settings, contributing to the development of expansions into durable medical equipment and home infusion. For five years, Dr. Hoey also developed and taught pharmacology courses at George Washington University and Marymount Universities. He is a member of the Board of Directors for SureScripts, Mirixa, Pharmacy e-Health Information Technology, the Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board, and Community Pharmacy Financial. He is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy and the Oklahoma City University business graduate school.

Joe-MooseGeneral Session Speaker: Joe Moose, PharmD

Joe Moose, PharmD, is a clinical pharmacist and co-owner of Moose Pharmacy and its six locations in North Carolina. Dr. Moose received his Doctorate of Pharmacy from Campbell University (1990). He serves as a primary preceptor with the University of North Carolina (UNC) Eshelman School of Pharmacy Community Pharmacy Residency Program. He is also a preceptor for students completing introductory and advanced practice experiential education rotations with the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, Campbell University, and Wingate. He has contributed to the state of North Carolina by serving on a variety of committees, including chairing the NC Medicaid Drug Utilization Review. In his role at Moose Pharmacy, he has established collaborative practice agreements with local physicians’ offices to integrate community pharmacists into a patient-centered medical home. Under his leadership, Moose Pharmacy has also partnered with the City of Charlotte and Union County to manage employees enrolled in the diabetes management program. Working with his pharmacy staff, Dr. Moose has implemented and enhanced a variety of clinical services in his pharmacy, including Medication Therapy Management (MTM). He has maintained professional affiliations with the National Community Pharmacists Association and North Carolina Association of Pharmacists.

Dr. Moose also serves as a consultant to Community Care of North Carolina (CCNC) in the position of Lead Community Pharmacy Coordinator. In this role, he has built a network of high quality community pharmacies that strive to offer enhanced value to payers. CCNC and its networks are responsible for developing and evaluating accountable care systems in North Carolina. Under CCNC, the Network Pharmacist program has grown to include more than 50 pharmacists who are involved in a number of activities, such as patient-level medication reconciliation, practice-level e-prescribing facilitation, and network-level management of pharmacy benefits. CCNC plays an integral role in health information technology adoption and proliferation with CCNC practices and across the state, leading electronic prescribing adoption efforts as well as the development and deployment of a statewide medication management platform. CCNC has also been involved in novel adherence implementations, as well as the development of adherence technologies that use administrative claims data to predict, intervene, and triage adherence interventions and coaching opportunities.

General Session Presentation: New Interactive Student-Led Program!

Student pharmacists from across the state of Tennessee are working together to develop a new and interactive educational session for meeting attendees. You don’t want to miss this program!

Educational Track Sessions – More Information Coming Soon!

Be sure to take advantage of the numerous educational opportunities made available to attendees through a variety of different educational track sessions on Wednesday. Led by innovators within the profession, these track educational sessions are designed to provide you with the most cutting-edge information and application-based knowledge and skills to expand your pharmacy practice and improve the care you provide to your patients!

Matt-TenneyClosing General Session: Matt Tenney

In his inspiring yet content-rich program entitled “Serve to Be Great: Leadership Lessons from a Prison, a Monastery, and a Boardroom,” Matt Tenney introduces the power of servant leadership through his story of spending over five years confined to military prison for arranging an unauthorized delivery of government funds, learning to be happy with nothing, living like a monk for over three years, discovering the power of a life devoted to serving others, and co-founding and leading two non-profits. Mr. Tenney will show you how to improve your capacity for servant leadership, and how that shift results in greater success as a leader, as well as greater happiness. Drawing on insights from his experiences as a prisoner, monk, and social entrepreneur, as well as from some of the best workplace cultures in the world, you’ll walk away with powerful ideas and tools for developing the leadership skills that result in highly engaged, highly innovative, highly successful teams.


We hope that you plan to bring your spouse, children and other guests to the convention. We have put together a schedule of events to keep everyone active and entertained. Here are just a few of the many activities and events that TPA offers for the entire family.

Social Events Included in Full Registration:

  • TPA Welcome and Opening Reception – Monday, July 13, 2015 – Start your convention experience off right! You won’t want to miss the opening night reception and this opportunity to catch up with old friends, meet new ones, and make valuable contacts. Sponsored by Pharmacy Plus Programs
  • Ice Cream Social – Tuesday, July 14, 2015 – An annual favorite for all attendees. Come out and enjoy some delicious ice cream and fun with ETSU. Sponsored by the ETSU Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy
  • Late Night at Louie’s! A Student Pharmacist and New Practitioner Event – Tuesday, July 14, 2015 – TPA is excited to announce this new event specifically tailored to student pharmacists and new practitioners. Come out and have some fun while building new relationships with fellow colleagues from across Tennessee. Sponsored by CVS/Pharmacy
  • Closing Party: It’s the Boro, Baby! Wednesday, July 15, 2015 – This year’s closing party at the hotel is themed after Vegas, so break out your bling and your nicest Elvis jumpsuit, and join us for an evening full of music, fun, and dancing!
  • TPA Annual Awards Breakfast – Thursday, July 16, 2015 – TPA and TSHP take great pride in honoring our colleagues who have made significant contributions to the profession. Join friends, family, and colleagues, as we gather to pay tribute to those whose achievements have enriched the field of pharmacy. This important event provides a wonderful opportunity for each of us to reconnect with the profession and reflect not only on the accomplishments of others, but on our own capacity for achievement. Sponsored by Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy

Additional Events (additional registration is required):

  • Golf Tournament – Monday, July 13, 2015 – After Old Fort Golf Club opened for play in the fall of 1985, it quickly established itself as one of the top public facilities in the state of Tennessee and has continued to evolve since its inception. The golf course underwent a renovation in 2003 with architect Denis Griffiths redesigned all 18 greens and adding bunkers throughout the course. The teeing greens were enhanced and Crenshaw bentgrass was the grass of choice for the green surfaces. The golf course has played host to many prestigious tournaments and events.
  • TPA Alliance Event: Interactive Cooking Session and Lunch at the Curious Kitchen – Tuesday, July 14, 2015 – Event attendees will travel to the Curious Kitchen, where they will take part in an interactive, hands-on cooking experience like no other. The staff will work to prepare refreshing drink selections for attendees to enjoy while they take part in the hands-on preparation of a unique meal, complete with appetizers, entrées, and sides. While participants are enjoying drinks and lunch, the staff also prepares a delicious dessert selection.
  • College/School of Pharmacy Breakfasts for Alumni and Friends – Tuesday, July 14, 2015
  • TPA Past Presidents’ and Veterans’ Breakfasts Wednesday, July 15, 2015 – An annual tradition of the TPA Convention is to gather the TPA Veterans (in practice 25+ years) and Past Presidents around the breakfast table to share war stories and lessons learned.


You can count on high-quality, relevant sessions because Continuing Education (CE) is the very core of what this meeting is all about. Participants will have an opportunity to obtain up to 16.5 hours of accredited CE hours (if they take the CPR Certification course on Monday for 3 CE hours) and may choose from over 28 credit hours of educational programming. The objectives of each CE activity will promote problem-solving and critical thinking and be applicable to the practice of pharmacy. More information will be provided on the final program. More detailed, session-specific educational learning objectives will be provided on the TPA website once the program is finalized.


We encourage everyone to help student pharmacists attend the TPA convention at no cost to them, as we assist them in beginning their pharmacy career. If you would like to support a student, choose the Student Pharmacist Scholarship option when registering.  If you wish, you may select a specific student by including his or her name in the Scholarship information or by completing a separate registration for the student.  Your contribution is fully tax deductible.

Be sure to watch your email and check back frequently, to get the most up-to-date details for this exciting and educational convention event! We hope to see you there!