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Protect Community Pharmacy: Register Now for NCPA's Annual Legislative Conference
Join hundreds of NCPA students and members in Washington this spring at our 45th Annual Conference on National Legislation & Government Affairs to advocate for the future of community pharmacy and its importance to our health care system and local communities. This is a pivotal year for our industry and your voice will help us make our case more effectively to policymakers. We've reduced the registration rates this year (only $25 for NCPA student members), making it even easier for you to attend and meet with your elected officials on Capitol Hill. The Conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill May 7-8. Online registration is now open; please click here to register or call 1-800-544-7447 for more information. Make your voice heard!


Monday, May 6, 2013—Student Programming [NO CHARGE]
10:00 - 11:00 A.M.—How To Meet With Your Legislator
Speaker: Deirdre L. Myers, R.Ph. Ohio Northern University Raabe College of Pharmacy

11:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.—Legislative Issue Briefing
Speakers: David Sanders, Senior Director, NCPA Federal Government Relations
Michael Tomberlin, Senior Director, NCPA Congressional Affairs

12:15 - 1:30 P.M. Lunch

SPECIAL: For all students arriving Sunday, May 5th, NCPA will deduct $100 off of your hotel room. This is for Sunday night only and at the host hotel—Hyatt Hotel.

Monday, May 6, 2013 from 1:30 - 6:00 p.m. Volunteer for the NCPA PAC Telethon!
As a leader in independent pharmacy, we need your help to promote our political action committee, NCPA PAC. NCPA has had great success over the years advocating on behalf of independent pharmacies, but with the current political environment we need to build upon our existing resources and be ready for whatever challenge is thrown our way.

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Good Neighbor Pharmacy NCPA Pruitt-Schutte Student Business Plan Competition

It's about that time to start developing your plans for the Business Plan Competition! The Competition encourages young pharmacy entrepreneurs to develop the blueprint necessary for buying an existing independent community pharmacy or developing a new pharmacy. You could also win a trip to the 2013 NCPA Annual Convention in Orlando, FL!

Please visit the Good Neighbor Pharmacy NCPA Pruitt-Schutte Student Business Plan Competition section on the NCPA website for an application, details of the competition, and resources, or for questions, contact student affairs at The deadline for business plan entries is May 15, 2013.

Good Neighbor Pharmacy®, an AmerisourceBergen® solution, is one of the nation's largest branded independent pharmacy networks with more than 3,700 members. To find out how to join the growing family of Good Neighbor Pharmacists, call 1.800.916.9101 or visit

Top 10 Tips for Smoother Officer Transitions

Written by: Lauren Anderson & Christina Loritz, Raabe College of Pharmacy,Ohio Northern University

  1. Tie Up Loose Ends. Outgoing officers should make every effort complete any projects they are working on before transitions. If an ongoing project cannot be fully completed, the outgoing officer should give detailed instructions to the incoming officer and be available to the incoming officer for any help needed after transitions.

  2. Organize. Outgoing officers should compile all of their work/resources into a single place such as a binder or flash drive. Also, making a calendar or checklist of important dates and events for the incoming officer can be very helpful.

  3. Tips and Tricks. Outgoing officers should give incoming officers advice based on their experience over the past year. Think of what you wished you had known when you first began your position.

  4. Individual Meetings. Respective outgoing and incoming officers should meet to discuss specific duties of the position. This is the time to address #1-3 with the incoming officer.

  5. Group Meeting. All outgoing and incoming officers should be present at an executive meeting to comprehensively review the previous year and make joint goals for the upcoming year.

  6. Contact Info. Make sure that all incoming officers have a way of contacting outgoing officers over the next year in case any additional assistance is needed.

  7. Forms. Make sure to complete the NCPA Incoming Chapter Officer Roster form that can be found on the NCPA website. This needs to be done no later than 30 days after the election of new officers.

  8. Pins. Officer lapel pins are a professional way to recognize chapter officers. They can be passed down to incoming officers or new ones can be ordered from the NCPA website for each individual office.

  9. Swearing In. Refer to the NCPA Student Chapter Operations Manual for specific instructions on how to properly install new chapter officers.

  10. Keep Calm and Carry On. Becoming a new officer can be exciting and overwhelming but the experience is well worth it and many resources are always there for you. Contact NCPA Student Affairs if you ever need anything!


March 29, 2013

Dates & Deadlines

May 7-8. 2013
NCPA Annual Conference on National Legislation & Government Affairs: Washington D.C.

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