›› Schedule At A Glance
›› Award Nominations
›› Preliminary Program
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."
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"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"
August 1, 2012
Meet. Learn. Succeed.
Meeting 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!
Ralph Wayne West, Best Value West Pharmacy, Burleson, Tex., has won four nights complimentary lodging at the San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina, NCPA's headquarter hotel for the 114th Annual Convention and Trade Exposition. It's adjacent to the convention center and 10 minutes from the airport. Register today and you may be a winner in a future drawing.
Government Affairs Forum
Mark your calendars for the Second General Session and Government Affairs Forum on October 15.
Two health care policy heavyweights—Chris Jennings, former Assistant to the President for Health Care under President Bill Clinton; and Thomas Barker, JD, former Acting General Counsel at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under President George W. Bush—will headline the session. They will discuss what changes are likely after the election to the health care market, particularly Medicaid and Medicare.
"We're excited to hear from these top-notch health care experts," said NCPA President Lonny Wilson. "Federal health programs now account for about half of the average independent community pharmacy's book of business. No matter the outcome, this presidential election year and its aftermath will have a significant impact on community pharmacies. This session will help pharmacy owners stay ahead of the curve to roll with the changes coming out of Washington."
Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery
Friday October 12, 2012 San Diego Convention Center
Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery is an innovative and interactive training program that teaches pharmacists the skills necessary to become a primary source for vaccine information and administration. The program teaches the basics of immunology and focuses on practice implementation and legal/regulatory issues. This program was developed by the American Pharmacists Association and is delivered in partnership with the National Community Pharmacists Association and supported by an educational grant from Merck. To register for this program please visit www.pharmacist.com/ctp/immunization12
Honor a Deserving Colleague with a Nomination for an NCPA Award
The National Community Pharmacists Association was founded in 1898 as the National Association of Retail Druggists. Nominations are being accepted through Aug. 15 for the new NARD Ownership Award. Sponsored by the NCPA Foundation, this award recognizes an independent pharmacist who embraces entrepreneurial spirit through promotion and demonstrated excellence in the field of community pharmacy ownership. The award recipient will receive a complimentary registration to the NCPA Annual Convention and Exposition in San Diego Oct. 13 - 17 and up to a $1,000 travel stipend. Click here for more details.
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A popular feature, these 30-minute non-CE sessions in the Exhibit Hall offer attendees a unique opportunity to learn about the latest products and services from select companies. Mark your calendars to attend the session below and stay tuned for more sessions added to the schedule.
Sunday October 14, 2012 at 2 p.m.
Title: Tradjenta® (linagliptin) tablets, from Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Lilly USA, LLC
Speaker: Michael P. Kane, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS, BCACP