With COVID-19 impacting the foundation's original Gala plans at the Plaza in New York City, staff quickly pivoted to find a virtual platform and create an engaging program for member companies.
On November 18, the CHPA Educational Foundation hosted its 5th annual Gala, held virtually this year. More than 270 attendees from 60+ CHPA member companies participated in this interactive event. The night was a huge success thanks to the fantastic participation from the consumer healthcare industry.
"Truly a wonderful and interactive event. The new gold standard of online events!"
"Really enjoyable. Thanks so much for the extra effort to make it special during a crazy year!"
From keynote speaker Steve Jones, to our wonderful cocktails and conversation, this year's fifth-annual CHPA Educational Foundation Gala proved to be a great success. Led by co-hosts Anita Brikman and Mary Leonard, the virtual platform offered a lively, engaging way for all of us to connect and celebrate the good work of the foundation.
Among the many highlights of the evening, PatientPoint received our Community Partner of the Year award. We partnered with PatientPoint, an organization providing point-of-care patient education across the country, to provide Know Your Dose safe acetaminophen use messaging in 550 hospitals, and in the offices of more than 35,000 healthcare professionals, spanning five specialties, including primary care, OB/GYN, neurology, dermatology, and gastroenterology.
We're also thrilled to report that we had 270 registered participants for this year's gala, from as far away as Australia, representing more than 60 different companies!
Thank you to all of our attendees, speakers, and presenters for making the evening so memorable. Importantly, a heartfelt thanks to our amazing sponsors, whose generous support helped make the event possible.
Now, mark your calendars! We've already begun planning the 6th Annual 2021 Gala, where we hope to gather, in-person, at The Plaza on November 17 in NYC. So please be on the lookout for more information coming soon!