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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

OCCP Fall Meeting Registration Now Open!

Registration is now open for the Fall Meeting on November 18th! Visit the meeting page to register today!


OCCP Fall Meeting

The fall meeting will be Friday, November 18th, at the Cleveland Airport Marriott. We will be returning to resident oral abstract presentations for this meeting. Information on abstract submission deadlines and registration rates are available at the meeting page


Ohio Ambulatory Care Summit

Registration is now open for the Ohio Ambulatory Care Summit! The event is Friday, August 26, at Mount Carmel West in Columbus, Ohio. 

There will be 6.25 hours of ACPE approved continuing education, including 1 hour of pharmacy law.

Additional details and registration is available here.


Fall Newsletter Submissions Needed!

Consider submitting a Clinical Pearl or New Drug Update for the Fall 2016 Newsletter. Resident and student submissions co-authored by a preceptor are welcome! All articles have a 500 word limit (excluding references) and will be informally peer-reviewed for content and relevance.

Please email all submissions to Maya Wai ( by September 1, 2016.


Ohio Pharmacy Advocacy Forum Registration Now Open!

Register now for the 2016 Ohio Pharmacy Advocacy Forum here. Registration is free! Additional information can be found on the meeting page


2016 Ohio Pharmacy Forum

The 2nd Ohio Pharmacy Forum will be September 23, 2016 at the University of Cincinnati. A flyer is available on the meeting page.


Spring Meeting Information

Looking for more information on the spring meeting? Check out the meeting page for an updated meeting brochure and directions to NEOMED!


Spring 2016 Newsletter 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.


Spring Meeting Registration Now Open!

Join OCCP for our Spring Meeting at Northeast Ohio Medical University on May 27th.  Meeting registration and a brochure are available on the Spring Meeting Page.  


Ohio Pharmacy Residency Conference

The Ohio Pharmacy Residency Conference is scheduled to take place on May 13th, 2016 at Ohio Northern University.  Early bird registration is $100 and is due by April 1st, 2016 (online registration available soon).  New this year: presentations will be organized in tracks to help you find the info that matters to you most!  For more info, contact Mike Rush.


Fall 2015 Newsletter 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. 


Speakers Wanted!

The OCCP Fall meeting is quickly approaching.  Are you interested in speaking at the Fall meeting?  Complete this short survey to give OCCP an idea of your suggested topic, learning objectives and expertise. As a "thank you" from us, those selected to speak at the meeting will receive 1 free year of membership dues and free registration for the Fall Meeting.


OCCP Summer Vote and COCHA Summary Statement

Hello OCCP Members!  You will soon receive and email containing the OCCP Summer Vote.  Let your voice be heard as we plan for the future of OCCP.  One of the items up for a vote is an Organizational Membership in the Council for Ohio Health Care Advocacy (COHCA).  For more information on this organization and the benefits of becoming an Organizational Member see this document.


OCCP Spring Meeting Materials Posted

With the Spring Meeting quickly approaching, presentation slides and resident abstracts can be found on the Spring Meeting Page.  See you at the Airport Mariott! 


OCCP Spring 2015 Newsletter Available

Updates from your OCCP leadership, committees and student chapters are available along with clinical pearls and an advocacy update.  Head over to the Newsletters page (login required) to download your copy today.


A Call for Presentation Proposals

The OCCP Meeting Planning Committee is soliciting presentation proposals for the 2015 OCCP Spring Meeting which will be held on May 29, 2015 at the Cleveland Airport Marriott at 4277 West 150th Street, Cleveland, Ohio.  ACPE credit will be provided for selected presentations.

The educational goal of this program is to update the pharmacist on current clinical topics in the ambulatory and inpatient settings.  The target audience for this program includes clinical pharmacy practitioners, educators, students, and scientists.  Healthcare professionals including pharmacists and pharmacy residents are encouraged to submit proposals for the following presentation areas: Keynote (i.e. Innovations in Clinical Pharmacy, Collaborative Practices, Innovations in Transitions of Care), Updates in Ambulatory Care Pharmacy (30 or 60 minute presentations), Updates in Acute Care Pharmacy (30 or 60 minute presentations), and New Drug updates (15 minute presentations).

Please submit your presentation proposal here.  Proposals will be accepted through February 22, 2015.  The OCCP Meeting Planning Committee will review all proposals.  Responses to volunteers will be provided by February 27, 2015.  All speakers will be provided complimentary meeting registration that includes access to all meeting materials and presentations as well as breakfast and lunch.

If you have questions, please contact Christina Wadsworth or Cristal Exline.

We look forward to seeing you at the Spring meeting!


A Chance to Advocate for Your Profession

Do you work with physicians, nurses, administrators or public health officials that support expanded vaccination abilities for pharmacists?  If so, House Bull 394 will be having a proponent testimony hearing on November 19th.  You can help move the profession forward by collecting written testimony in favor of the bill or by identifying proponents that are able to attend the hearing in person.  For more information, contact Drew Luder, OSHP Legal Affairs Division Director.


Save the Date: Ohio Pharmacy Residency Conference

The third annual Ohio Pharmacy Residency Conference (OPRC) will be held Friday, May 15, 2015 on the campus of Ohio Northern University. Early bird registration (received by 4/3/15) for preceptors and residents is $100.   More information regarding the conference and registration can be found at  If you have any questions, feel free to contact Michael Rush at


Handouts Available for the Ohio Pharmacists Forum

A new page has been added under the Meetings tab for the Ohio Pharmacists Forum.  There, you can find the save-the-date and handouts for the speakers.  We hope to see you there!


Fall Meeting Registration is Now Open!

Join OCCP for our Fall Meeting at the Cleveland Airport Mariott on November 7th.  Meeting registration and a brochure are available on the Fall Meeting page.  Act fast as registration is due October 17th!