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Welcome to OCCP

The Ohio College of Clinical Pharmacy is a chapter of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy.  Our vision is to advance the common interests of clinical pharmacists to enhance patient care.

The purposes of this organization shall be to:

  • promote the rational use of medications in society;
  • advance the principles and practice of clinical pharmacy in the state of Ohio;
  • promote the full time,advanced practice of clinical pharmacy;
  • encourage and communicate state-of-the-art research in clinical pharmacy;
  • provide an advanced level of continuing education programs in the area of clinical pharmacy;
  • provide a forum for the expression of opinions on pharmacy practice, education and research from the  perspective of clinical pharmacists; and
  • support, promote and advance the goals and objectives of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy as outlined in its Constitution and Bylaws
  • provide a local recruiting base for ACCP

Spring 2019 Meeting Registration Now Open!

Please follow this link to resgister for the spring meeting! 


2019 Membership Drive

Our 2019 membership drive is now underway! Dues paid by December 31, 2018 will be applied to both 2018 and 2019 membership! New and current OCCP members can pay for membership here.


Fall Newsletter Now Available!

The latest edition of the OCCP Newsletter is available here (Login Required).  Learn more about the latest news from the various committees, your OCCP President, updates in pharmacotherapy and more


ACCP Annual Meeting Student Travel Award

OCCP would like to announce the Student Travel Scholarship to the 2018 Annual ACCP Meeting in Seattle, WA.  OCCP will be awarding two $1000 awards. Student members of the SCCP chapters are eligible for the award.

The award requirements are available here and the application can be downloaded here.


Spring Meeting Presentations Now Available

If you are attending the spring OCCP meeting, presentation slide sets are now available here! Copies of presentations will not be provided on the day of the meeting.


Fall 2018 Newsletter Submissions Needed

The OCCP Communications Committee is soliciting newsletter submissions for the Fall 2018 newsletter. Articles can be new drug updates or clinical pearls. The word limit is 500 words. This is a great opportunity for pharmacy students or residents to co-write an article with a preceptor! Additional submissions needed include college chapter updates. All submissions can be sent to Sandra Axtell ( by August 27, 2018.


Spring Newsletter Now Available!

The latest edition of the OCCP Newsletter is available here (Login Required).  Learn more about the latest news from the various committees, your OCCP President, updates in pharmacotherapy and more


OCCP Resident Spotlight

Do you know an outstanding resident? Residency program directors and preceptors are encouraged to nominate a resident for the OCCP resident spotlight. Selected residents will be featured on the OCCP social media and biannual newsletter. Nominations can be submitted here.


OCCP Spring 2018 Meeting

The 2018 spring OCCP meeting will be held on Friday, June 1, 2018 at the NEW Center at NEOMED. Additional meeting information is available here.


High Cost Drug Symposium

Please join us as we discuss how to incorporate evidence-based medicine into treatment and formulary decision-making!  This is a great opportunity to network , learn how others approach formulary decision-making, and get experience in making Evidence Profiles and Evidence-to-Decision Tables. Please visit for more information and to register. Early bird registration closes March 10th!


Cleveland Clinic Preceptor Conference


We are pleased to announce registration is open for the Cleveland Clinic Preceptor Conference.  The conference will be held on Friday, May 11 at the Intercontinental Hotel.  This conference has been awarded 6 contact hours (0.6 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education (ACPE credits).

Registration is online only.  Pre-registration is required (i.e., no on-site registration).  During registration, you will need to indicate novice track (<5 years of precepting experience) or advanced track (>5 years precepting experience) for the afternoon sessions.

Registration site:

We look forward to a great conference.  If you have any questions, please contact Mandy Leonard ( A copy of the brochure can be found here.



Cleveland Clinic Preceptor Conference


OCCP Issue 2 Position

The OCCP Advocacy Committee has prepared a document detailing the organization's position on Issue 2. OCCP support a No vote on Issue 2. Additional information on our platform can be found here.


Fall 2017 Meeting Materials Now Available!

Resident abstracts and presentation schedule are now available on the Fall 2017 Meeting Materials page!


Fall Newsletter now Available!

The latest edition of the OCCP Newsletter is available here (Login Required).  Learn more about the latest news from the various committees, your OCCP President, updates in pharmacotherapy and more.


OCCP Fall Newsletter

The OCCP Communications Committee is busy at work putting together the Fall Newsletter! We are looking for articles on Clinical Pearls or New Drug Updates. This is a great opportunity for students or residents to write an article with a preceptor! The word limit is 500, excluding references and tables. If you have any questions or would like to submit an article, please contact Maya Wai at


Advanced Management Issues in HIV Care

On September 14-15, 2017, the Cleveland Clinic and Case Western Reserve University are hosting a 1.5 day symposium on Advanced Management issues in HIV Care.

The event takes place at the InterContinental Hotel at Cleveland Clinic Main Campus Cleveland, Ohio on Friday, September 15th with a keynote address on Thursday, September 14th at 6pm. Registration is free for pharmacy residents and $100 for pharmacists.

To obtain a complimentary registration code for pharmacy residents, please email Julie Schexnayder at

Registration and program details are available at A program agenda is available here.


OCCP Fall Meeting Date

Mark your calendars! The 2017 OCCP Fall meeting will be on Monday, October 16th, at the Northeast Ohio Medical University NEW Center.