Registration Questions?

For registration questions, contact Nicole Whatley, APhA Registration Manager, at 202-448-8727. 

Registration Rates

Get the maximum benefit of APhA2018 when you select the Premium Registration Package. Offering benefits that extend long after APhA2018 ends, the Premium Registration Package is a $400 value-add that includes the benefits below. Note the deadline for the Premium Registration Package was Monday, March 12 and is not available on site.

  • Full Conference Registration
  • Live Continuing Pharmacy Education – Earn up to 20 hours of CPE credits 
  • Home-Study on Demand – Accredited sessions offering 18.25 CPE credits 
  • NEW! Exclusive Access to Discussions – Experts in topics such as diabetes, cardiology, and immunization
  • Upgraded APhA Membership Package

Most Full Conference Nonmember registrations include a bonus year of upgraded APhA membership. See below for eligible registration categories. 

Basic Registration Package Late: After January 17 Membership#
Member Full Conference $893  
Nonmember Full Conference $1137
Federal Pharmacist Nonmember Full Conference $975  
New Practitioner/Postgraduate/Resident Member* $525  
New Practitioner/Postgraduate/Resident Nonmember* $654
Student Member $341  
Student Nonmember $392
Technician Member $320  
Technician Nonmember $369
One-Day Member $415  
One-Day Nonmember $667  
Spouse/Guest** $245  

#Nonmembers should register at the Full Conference Nonmember rate and as a bonus receive one year of APhA upgraded membership. Membership is activated on March 31, 2018.
*New Practitioners are pharmacists within five years of graduation from pharmacy school.
**Spouse/Guest category does not include continuing education credit.
All registration categories include one Opening Reception and one Closing Reception ticket. Additional tickets for non-registered guests are $50.

On-Site Registration Information

Attendee Registration is located in the Music City Center, Level 2 Foyer.
Thursday, March 15 2:00 pm–5:00 pm
Friday, March 16 6:30 am–9:00 pm
Saturday, March 17 6:30 am–3:30pm
Sunday, March 18 6:30 am–3:30 pm
Monday, March 19* 6:30 am–2:00 pm

Exhibitor Registration is located in the Music City Center, Level 3 Exhibit Hall CD.

Thursday, March 15 2:00 pm–4:00 pm
Friday, March 16 7:00 am–9:00 pm
Saturday, March 17 7:00 am–3:30pm
Sunday, March 18 7:00 am–3:30 pm

Registration Discounts

New Practitioners, Technicians, Postgraduates/Residents, and Students
APhA offers discounted registration fees for new practitioners, technicians, postgraduates/residents, and students. No other promotional offers or discounts apply to these categories. 

APhA Pharmacist Members — Redeem Your APhA Member Discount Coupon!

Member Pharmacists can enter code MBM2017 to receive an instant $50 Annual Meeting discount. This code must be applied during the registration process. The discount cannot be applied after registration is complete and/or combined with any other offer.

Nonmembers Benefit Too 

Register at the full 4-day nonmember rate and receive one year of APhA membership. When you register, you are automatically enrolled as an APhA member on April 2, 2018. As such, nonmember rates apply for additional offerings and other activities offered at APhA2018. 

If you would like to receive the reduced member rate for APhA2018 and obtain discounts on other APhA activities and products at the meeting, join APhA online at first and then register at the appropriate member rate.  

Justification Tool Kit

Prior to the conference, you may need to convince your manager(s) to invest their professional development funds in your attendance. The cost of attendance consists of the registration fee, travel costs, and time-away-from-work costs. The Justification Tool Kit will help get you started—customize it to suit you and your organization's needs! 

SELECT Registration  

If you have attended the past two APhA conferences and paid the pharmacist full conference registration fee you have achieved SELECT status. Congratulations! SELECT Attendees are notified by email and mailed special invitation. SELECT attendees receive a ribbon and and custom print created exclusively for APhA by renowned artist Patrick O'Brien. The code used to designate qualified SELECT status on the registration form appears in the invitation. If you have not received your invitation, contact Nicole Whatley.


Payment for registration must be in U.S. dollars and may be paid by check drawn on a U.S. bank and made payable to APhA. MasterCard, VISA, American Express, and Discover are also accepted for payment. Use the grid above to determine your registration fee. Note your member status within APhA determines your registration fee. Contact the APhA InfoCenter for more information.

APhA accepts purchase orders from federal government agencies and military institutions only. Purchase orders are accepted via mail and fax (not via the Internet) and must be submitted with a registration form. You must provide a credit card guarantee with your initial registration and purchase order. If the check isn’t received within 30 days after the meeting, your credit card will be charged for the full amount.

Confirmation and Badges

Registration confirmations are sent via email within two business days of receipt of your registration. Review your confirmation thoroughly to ensure your registration includes everything you are expecting. Badges and tickets are not sent in advance; they are distributed on site.

Changes and Corrections

To make changes or corrections to your registration, click on the appropriate link in the confirmation email. Changes and corrections may also be submitted to the APhA InfoCenter through March 11. Changes and corrections required after this date must be made on site.


For registration questions, contact Nicole Whatley, APhA Registration Manager, at 202-448-8727. Cancellations received by February 17 are refunded less a $100 administrative fee. No refunds are made for cancellations received after February 17. Ticketed event fees are non-refundable except when an event is cancelled by APhA.

Ticketed Events

Registration is open for most ticketed events. The Friday and Saturday Advanced Training Programs have a separate registration fee and do NOT require Annual Meeting registration. Other additional offerings require Annual Meeting registration. These fees are non-refundable except when an event is cancelled by APhA. 

Spouse/Guest Registration

The Spouse/Guest registration category is for non-pharmacist spouses or guests who wish to visit the Exposition and attend the Opening Reception and Closing Reception. Continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credits are NOT awarded to spouse/guest registrants.

International Attendees

The U.S. Department of State is the official United States visa information source with information about visa requirements, U.S. embassy and consulate locations worldwide, and wait times for visa interview appointments/processing. Travelers are advised to apply for visas well in advance of intended travel dates. Although APhA may not provide official travel endorsement, a Letter of Invitation is available by completing the Letter of Invitation request form. 


Children under the age of 18 are not permitted in the exhibit hall or educational sessions at any time due to insurance liability issues. This includes children in strollers and carriers.