Review the daily schedule and plan your days at JFPS. Pre-meeting workshops are held on Saturday. Exhibits, posters, and a variety of educational sessions are offered Sunday—Wednesday.

The complete schedule is available: 

Create a Personalized Itinerary:

  • Via the website: click the blue buttons below, then login to your account (upper right hand corner).
  • Via the mobile app.
  • Note the website and app itineraries do not sync.

Session handouts are posted for each session where available.


Schedule of Events


Schedule at a Glance

Saturday, October 20
0730-1700 Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery Care Certification Training Program*
0730-1700 The Pharmacist and Patient-Centered Diabetes Certificate Training Program*
Sunday, October 21
0900-1730  Service Leadership Breakouts and Education/Training Sessions 
1200-2000 Registration
1800-2000 Exhibit Hall Opening — Meet Your Industry Partners
Monday, October 22
0645-0745 Meet the Researchers and Presentation Theaters
0700-1700 Registration
0800-1130 Opening Ceremony and General Session
1130-1400 Exhibit Hall, Posters, and Presentation Theaters
1400-1730 Service Leadership Breakouts and Education/Training Sessions
1730-1930 Signature Event — Collaborating for a Brighter Future
KC Live!, 1333 Walnut Street
Tuesday, October 23
0645-0745 Meet the Researchers and Presentation Theaters
0730-1700 Registration
0800-1130 General Session
1130-1400 Exhibit Hall, Posters, Presentation Theaters, and Pharmacy Technician Recognition Celebration
1400-1730 Education/Training Sessions
Wednesday, October 24
0645-0745 Presentation Theaters
0800-1400 Registration
0800-1130 Education/Training Sessions
1145-1245 Presentation Theaters
1300-1700 Closing General Session and Poster Awards Ceremony
1730-2000 Closing Reception and Awards Program

*Separate registration fee required.

Special Events

Exhibit Hall Opening  Meet Your Industry Partners  
Sunday, October 21
Kansas City Convention Center, Hall D

All Aboard! Next stop — the JFPS Exhibit Hall! Join your colleagues for the Exhibit Hall Grand Opening while you visit with our valued supporters to see the latest and greatest in products and services for federal pharmacy. Complimentary food and refreshments are served. A cash bar is also available. Dress for the reception is business casual. Your badge is required for entrance.

Supported by Amgen.

Signature Event — Collaborating for a Brighter Future 
Monday, October 22
KC Live!, 13th & Grand Blvd.

Join us outside at the beautiful KC Live! at the Power & Light District. You will experience the energy and fun of Kansas City while gathering with your friends and colleagues.  The event features entertainment, great food, and beverages. 

The entrance for KC Live! is off of Walnut Street between 13th and 14th Street at 1333 Walnut Street. Expect a 5-10 minute walk from your hotel. Dress for the evening is business casual — be sure to bring a jacket as the event is outdoors. Your badge is required for entrance.

Supported by ScriptPro.

Closing Reception and Awards (or Service) Program   
Wednesday, October 24

Reception: 1730-1830
Awards (or Service) Program: 1830-2000

Join your colleagues at the evening’s celebration of excellence. The evening includes a joint reception followed by the awards (or service) program. Entertainment provided by the Hamrick Trio. Dress for the evening is service or business attire. Please indicate your attendance on the registration form.
  • Ralph D. Arnold Awards Program (USA)
  • Lamar Smith Awards Awards Program (USN)
  • Jerry W. Ross Awards Program (USAF)
  • Captain Mary Fong Awards Program (USPHS and US Coast Guard) 

Supported by Parata Systems and GSL Solutions.

Visit the Exposition

The one place to be in the federal pharmacy marketplace is the Joint Federal Pharmacy Seminar Exposition, a one-of-a-kind marketplace to visit and explore with approximately 100 companies exhibiting. JFPS attendees meet face-to-face with industry leaders and organizational representatives as they demonstrate new products, discuss exciting new services, and answer your questions. View the exhibitor list.

The Exposition is open:

Exposition Hours  
Sunday, October 21 1800-2000
Monday, October 22 1130-1400
Tuesday, October 23 1130-1400

Exhibit Hall Opening — Meet Your Industry Partners
Join us for the Exhibit Hall Opening on Sunday,
October 21, 1800-2000. Visit with our valued supporters to see the latest and greatest in products and services for federal pharmacy! Complimentary food and refreshments are served. A cash bar is also available. Dress for the reception is business casual. Your badge is required for entrance. 

Presentation Theaters
JFPS is excited to offer Presentation Theaters at JFPS 2018! Each Presentation Theater session provides attendees with an opportunity to ask product-specific questions of key experts and industry representatives, find out information on new pharmaceutical products and services, and learn the latest in data and research findings. 

General Information

This section is your source for information on JFPS 2018. Visit our FAQ page for additional information.

American Pharmacists Association Booth — 2300 Lobby 

APhA salutes federal pharmacists and technicians! APhA recognizes federal pharmacists and technicians by offering membership at 50% less than regular membership dues. Take advantage of our JFPS Membership Special: Join as a new member at JFPS and receive 15 months of membership for the cost of 12. Join or renew your membership at JFPS and receive a free commemorative ceramic tile and other gifts.

Stop by to take advantage of these specials, connect with APhA’s membership staff, and to learn more about APhA—the leader in providing professional information, education, and advocacy for pharmacists  in all practice settings.  Learn more about APhA at

Arrangements for Persons with Disabilities

If you have any disability for which you may require an auxiliary aid or special service, contact Nicole Whatley at 202-448-8727.

Business Center

Phone: 816-513-5651

The business center is located in the 2200 Lobby of the Convention Center. The hours of operation are 0800–1700 daily (subject to change). 

Challenge Coin

In the tradition of JFPS, attendees are provided a unique and collectable coin in the registration bags to commemorate their participation at JFPS. Each year, a new coin is designed to reflect the meeting site as well as the theme.
Supported by Teva Pharmaceuticals.


Please note that children under the age of 18 (including children in strollers and carriers) are not permitted in the education sessions or the Exhibit Hall. This policy is in effect during the Opening Event in the Exhibit Hall.

Community Service Project: Paws for Veterans

logoPaws for Veterans is a national non-profit organization providing psychiatric service dogs to veterans with PTSD. Funds raised during JFPS 2018 support the training of these amazing animals and allows Paws for Veterans to continue their valuable mission. Donation bins are available at the entrance to the General Session and Exhibit Hall. Please consider a generous contribution!

Cyber Café

The Cyber Café, located near the Registration Desk, offers complimentary access to the Internet to check email, download the latest schedule, link to exhibitors, and record CPE.

Supported by GSMS.


Registration is held in the 2300 Lobby: 

Registration Desk Hours   
Sunday, October 21 1200-2000
Monday, October 22 0700-1700
Tuesday, October 23 0730-1700
Wednesday, October 24 0800-1400


Uniform of the Day

US Air Force
Duty Uniform: Service Uniform (any combination of blue shirt/blouse and skirt/pants)
Duty Uniform for Speakers/Moderators: Service Dress Uniform

US Army
Duty Uniform: Army Service Uniform (ASU) Class B
Duty Uniform for Speakers/Moderators: Army Service Uniform (ASU) Class A
Optional for Attendees: Army Service Uniform (ASU) Class A

US Navy
Duty Uniform: Summer Khaki
Duty Uniform for Speakers/Moderators: Service Dress Blue
Optional for Attendees: Service Dress Blues

US Coast Guard
Duty Uniform for JFPS: Tropical Blue Long
Duty Uniform for Speakers/Moderators: Service Dress Blue
Optional for Attendees: Service Dress Blue

US Public Health Service
Duty Uniform: Summer Khaki
Duty Uniform for Speakers/Moderators: Service Dress Blue
Optional for Attendees: Service Dress Blues

Business Dress

No Cover/No Salute Required
JFPS 2018 attendees in uniform are required to wear the appropriate head gear and render a salute when protocol would require such courtesy outside of the Kansas City Convention Center and Seminar hotels.

Uniform Services Rank Information

Click here for information on officer and enlisted ranks.

Who Attends

The Joint Federal Pharmacy Seminar (JFPS) is the largest annual event for federal pharmacy.  Uniformed and civil-service pharmacists and pharmacy technicians are invited to participate in this education and training-filled event. The American Pharmacists Association, working with the federal pharmacy advisors, coordinates the education and meeting activities and serves as the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) provider. Learn more about JFPS.

Future Meetings

  • JFPS 2019 • October 27-30, 2019 • Hilton Anatole • Dallas, TX