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See what your peers are saying about the NCPA Annual Convention and Trade Exposition:
"The NCPA Annual Convention is the premier gathering site for independent pharmacists. If you don't come away with enough new ideas and contacts to make it a profitable experience, it's because you didn't try."
L & S Pharmacy
"Have been only to wholesaler shows/conventions before—this convention exceeded expectations, excellent!"
"I have said for years (member since 1967) 'take away one idea to enhance your profession and your meeting has paid for itself.'"
"CE was great. Really learned a lot. Had a terrific time"
June 27, 2012
Get Ready to Meet. Learn. Succeed.
Meet friends, learning from experts, and succeeding back home with new ideas and knowledge. These are the top reasons pharmacists tell us why they attend NCPA's Annual Convention and Trade Exposition. Sign up now and book your hotel room today!
The 2012 NCPA Annual Convention Preliminary Program is now available. This year's convention offers more than 20 hours of useful and thought-provoking CE, delivered by industry experts. The wide variety of offerings will give you the tools needed to sharpen your patient care skills and improve your pharmacy's performance in the year ahead.
Long-Term Care Marketing From Beginner to Expert: Discussions From Experts in the Field
A Click Ahead of the Competition: Making Mobile and Digital Marketing Work For You Sponsored by Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc.
Matching Treatment to Need: Using GLP-1 Agonists Across the Clinical Spectrum of Type 2 Diabetes Sponsored by Novo Nordisk
PBM's : Who's on First
It's Always Campaign Season: Crafting Your Perfect Pharmacy Marketing Campaign
The Nuts and Bolts of Preparing your LTC Business for Short Cycle
Honor a Deserving Colleague with a Nomination for an NCPA Award
NCPA is now accepting nominations for the 2012 Independent Pharmacist of the Year and Prescription Drug Safety awards. The deadline for submissions is July 20. NCPA is also accepting nominations for the recently established Outstanding Adherence Practitioner and Outstanding Adherence Educator awards. The deadline for submissions for those awards is July 31. Nomination forms are available on the Convention page of our website. The awards will be presented at the 114th Annual NCPA Convention and Trade Exposition in San Diego.
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New Non-CE Business Basics
In addition to the great CE programming available, new this year will be daily non-CE business basics you won't find anywhere else with NCPA Senior Director of Sales and Marketing Gabe Trahan from Front-End Overhaul.
Daily Top Five
Every trade show presents the opportunity to find something new that will fit perfectly into your pharmacy's front end, of course the challenge is finding it! This business basics Trade Show feature will give you a professional "finder" on the floor to bring you a daily top short list of products and show you not only how they fit but how to merchandise them and maximize your trade show investment. Don't miss what could be the most profitable 20 minutes of your day!
All About Business Breakfast
Tuesday, October 16
Start the day off on the right foot by focusing on your business. This non-CE session is all about your business, your bottom line and your success! Grab breakfast and join your colleagues and NCPA Sr. Director of Sales and Marketing, Gabe Trahan who will use his years of experience in helping community pharmacists improve their stores and their profits to uncover new ways for you to improve your bottom line. Members will share their successes and insights, everyone wins!