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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"
August 14, 2012
And the Winner Is
Kirk Heinz of Kirk's Pharmacy, Eatonville, WA registered for the annual convention and won in a random drawing, complimentary registration and housing to the 2013 Legislative Conference, Washington, D.C. Congratulations, Kirk!
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Register for this year's Convention by midnight, Aug. 26 for a chance to win a complimentary registration for you and a guest, three nights lodging, and two tickets to Walt Disney World to attend the 2013 NCPA Annual Convention and Trade Exposition at the Swan and Dolphin Resort in Orlando, Fla. Click here to register.
Be the first to Meet. Learn. Succeed. by choosing to attend one of these pre-convention programs!
340 B: In-Depth Assessment and Guide to Success (separate fee applies)
Friday, October 12
340B can be a successful program for many pharmacists enabling them to grow business, increase store traffic, and help the community. The decision to pursue this business is a complex one and a careful assessment of how this niche fits your business is imperative to your success. This program is designed to look in-depth at the 340B program, define the players, the terminology, and the current and upcoming legislative and regulatory environment. Exercises will bring you through contract analysis, technology, and the right and wrong way to implement a 340B program. Experts and savvy peers will be available to network and answer your questions. Registration is available online.
Build Store Traffic, Build Profits: Front-End Overhaul One Day Intensive (separate fee applies)
Friday, October 12
This hands-on, one-day seminar is full of walk-away tools and is specifically designed to capitalize on the strengths of the community pharmacy. Community pharmacies are unparalleled in their customer focus and connection, but without the corporate machine available to the chain competition for merchandising, advertising, store layout, and external curb appeal, a large segment of local pharmacy patients may not know of the superior experience that awaits them in a community pharmacy. This program is designed to deliver the tools and knowledge the pharmacy owner needs to change the picture and create more pharmacy traffic and more profit. Topics include creating curb appeal; OTC basic to advanced; inventory: what, how many and how much; moving private label; getting the word out—message and medium; effective signage; trade secrets: stores talking to stores. Registration is available online.
Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery
Friday October 12, 2012
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. Registration is available online.
Diabetes Accreditation Standards—Practical Application (DASPA) (separate fee applies)
Friday and Saturday October 11-12
Two entities can accredit a pharmacy practice to get paid by Medicare for provision of diabetes self-management education/training (DSME/T). The American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) is one of these entities and NCPA is partnering with it to bring pharmacists a comprehensive program that prepares your practice to provide DSME/T. The program is newly refocused with an increased concentration on the tactics for moving your pharmacy toward accreditation. New case studies and exercises will give you hands-on experience and expert advice on billing, program set-up, successful operations, patient outreach, and more. Registration is available online.
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