October 8, 2012
Could You Use $1000?
All registered pharmacists (excluding exhibitor personnel) who registered by midnight, October 12 have been entered into a random drawing to win $1,000. Visit the NCPA booth in the Exhibit Hall on Sunday, October 14 at 4:00 pm for the live drawing to see if you won!
There's an app for that!
Download this year's Annual Convention app to add sessions to your calendars, search for exhibitors and find them on the interactive floor-map, download exhibitor brochures, receive show alerts, follow or join in on the Twitter Feed, and link with friends and share event photos. To download, visit the Apple iTunes Store, Android market or download on your Blackberry at http://m.core-apps.com/ncpa2012
Have You Seen Phil My Pockets?
If you're traveling through the San Diego International Airport on your way to the Convention, don't be surprised to see billboards featuring fictional PBM employee Phil MyPockets from www.whorunsmydrugplan.com. Just our way of reminding everyone to spread the word about protecting patient choice!
Get Into Politics or Get Out of Pharmacy
Federal health programs now account for about half of the average independent community pharmacy's book of business, while PBM policies and issues have a significant impact on your pharmacy every day. Moreover, the rising epidemic of prescription drug misuse, abuse, and diversion has resulted in programs at the state and national level that will affect the way your independent community pharmacy does business. Make plans now to attend these sessions to arm yourself with the knowledge needed to advocate for your business and the practice of pharmacy.
PBMs: Who's on First
NCPA Advocacy Center Legislative, Regulatory and State Government Affairs Update: What's Happening in Washington
Medicare Star Ratings and the Quality Revolution: What Community Pharmacists Need to Know and Why you Should Care
The ACO Basics: What They Are Now, What They Can Become for Your Pharmacy and How to Be Ready
Balance the 340B Equation to Make it Work (for Patient, Pharmacy and Covered Entity)
Strong Medicine: A Targeted Look at the Problem of Prescription Drug Misuse, Abuse and Diversion and its Proposed Treatment
Walk-in for Pre-Convention Programs
You can still attend one of the pre-convention programs on 340B, diabetes education, compounding, immunization, and front-end merchandising by registering onsite. Visit www.ncpanet.org/index.php/preconvention-ce for fees, room information and to download a registration form to bring with you to San Diego.
NCPA Exhibitor Theatre
Mark your calendars now to attend these 30-minute non-CE sessions on Sunday and Monday in the back of the exhibit hall to learn the latest on products and services from select exhibiting companies. Click here to see schedule.
Colleagues in Consultation
Join us for Colleagues in Consultation, a series of one-hour roundtable sessions on Monday and Tuesday afternoon where attendees have the opportunity to meet face-to-face to discuss professional issues with topic experts or peers facing similar issues. Visit the Exhibit Hall for more information.
Follow us on Facebook and Twitter!
We're where you are! Visit our new Facebook page and Twitter feed for the Annual Convention at http://www.facebook.com/ncpaannualconvention and trending at #ncpa2012