Eastern Medicaid Pharmacy Administrators Association












Dear State Medicaid Pharmacy Director,


I am pleased to invite you to attend and participate in the 45th annual Eastern Medicaid Pharmacy Administrators Association (EMPAA) conference.  We will be at the Westin Portland Harborview in Portland, ME from Sunday, October 24th to Wednesday, October 27th, 2021.


To keep everyone as safe as possible, attestation of full COVID vaccination status is required to attend.  In addition, masks will be mandatory for many parts of the conference.  A virtual option is currently being evaluated and more information will be forthcoming.


There is a reception and dinner for early arriving State attendees on Saturday, October 24th at 6:00 p.m.  The EMPAA Business meeting will be held on Sunday, October 23rd from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. followed by EMPAA’s opening reception at 6:00pm.  The conference will conclude at noon on Wednesday October 27th.  Our annual meeting provides an opportunity for state representatives to meet, network, and attend ACPE-accredited presentations about current topics that are relevant to Medicaid pharmacy programs.  Dress for the meeting is business casual.  


State representatives may make hotel reservations by contacting Jeffrey Chan at jeffrey.chan@empaa.org


For flight arrangements, please contact Maupin Travel at 919-821-2146 or at corporate@maupintravel.com.  Please mention that you are a state representative attending EMPAA.


There is a $250 registration fee for the spouse or guest of a state representative who participates in a meeting function.   EMPAA does not cover the travel cost for guests.


We ask that you make all travel arrangements prior to September 24th, 2021.  At your earliest convenience, please complete the EMPAA State Representative registration form that is attached to this email and send it to jeffrey.chan@empaa.org.  Please let Jeffrey know if you are planning to attend but waiting for travel approval.  It will be easier for us to reserve a room and then cancel the reservation if you cannot join us.  Guest registration payments may be made online at www.empaa.org or via check made out to EMPAA and mailed to our treasurer, Jeffrey Chan, 100 Hancock St., 7th Floor, Quincy, MA 02171.  For questions regarding registration or payment, please contact Jeffrey Chan via email. 


Information regarding meeting activities will be available at www.empaa.org




Margaret Clifford

2021 EMPAA Chairperson

Phone: 603-271-9098

Email: Margaret.A.Clifford@dhhs.nh.gov



EMPAA State Representative paper registration

EMPAA State Invitation Letter

EMPAA draft Agenda

EMPAA Handbook



When registering, please fill out the “State Representative paper registration” and send the completed form as well as your accommodation needs to jeffrey.chan@empaa.org.


If registering a spouse or guest, complete the “State Representative paper registration” and register your  spouse/guest below.  Please enter your name and the name of your spouse/guest , then click “Register Now.”


By registering for EMPAA, you attest that you are or will be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the start of the conference.

Name of State Representative
Name of Spouse/Guest