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Thank you for visiting our website to learn more about the Hawai'i Pharmacists Association (HPhA).

About HPhA

The Hawai’i Pharmacists Association is a volunteer organization representing pharmacy practice in the State of Hawai’i. Our membership is comprised of pharmacists in various practice settings ranging from retail to hospital to industry, pharmacy students, pharmacy technicians and academia. HPhA is an ACPE accredited provider.

Our Vision

The Hawai'i Pharmacists Association is dedicated to the promotion of health and to the optimal use of medication to benefit the people of Hawaii and the Pacific.

Mission Statement

The Hawai'i Pharmacists Association strives to advance and support the practice of pharmacy by improving the quality of care throughout the healthcare continuum in collaboration with our patients and members of the healthcare team.

We encourage you to join the Hawai'i Pharmacists Association and to volunteer your time to shaping the future of healthcare in Hawaii.


Hawaii Pharmacists Association Board of Officers and Directors

Target Audience:

The target audiences are nurses, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, physicians, technician students and pharmacy students.


Friday, October 26, 2018 Moderator: Brande Ribillia, CPhT, Pharmacy Technician Board of Director, Hawaii Pharmacists Association (HPhA)


5:30 pm


6:00 pm

State-wide Residency Showcase

7:00 pm

Buffet Dinner, HPhA General Business, Awards

8:00 pm

CPE Presentation: Introduction to Pharmacogenomics: Introduction into the Future of Medicine

9:00 pm


9:15 pm

Networking, Just Like Vegas games, prizes

Introduction to Pharmacogenomics: Introduction into the Future of Medicine

Youssef Roman, Pharm.D., Ph.D.

·         Geriatric Clinical Pharmacist, Geriatric Services Department, Queens Medical Center, Honolulu, Hawai‘i.

·         Adjunct Assistant Professor, Native Hawaiian Health Department,  John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawai‘i

·         Assistant Professor,Pharmacy Practice Department, Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy, University of Hawaii

At the completion of this activity nurses, pharmacists, and physicians should be better able to:

·         Describe the fundamentals of clinical and genetic-based variability in drug response

·         Explain the role of pharmacogenetic testing to personalize patient care

·         Evaluate the role of pharmacogenetic testing to improve clinical outcomes

At the completion of this activity pharmacy technicians should be better able to:

 ·         List the sources responsible for variability in response to medications

 ·         Explain how pharmacogenetics can help patient receive the right medication, dose, and frequency

 ·         Describe example drugs that are greatly affected by patient’s genetics 


Member Pharmacist (Active & Retired)/Allied Health/Medical Representatives: $75.00

Member Residents / Technicians / Students: $55.00

Nurses, Physicians, Guest: $80.00


Click here to Register:  HPhA 2018 General Membership Meeting



Dr. Roman has no relevant financial interests to disclose. All planning committee members and Continuing Education staff from the University Of Hawai`i Hilo College Of Pharmacy have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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       P. O. Box 22954
       Honolulu, Hawaii  96823