2015 Convention
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2015 Pre-Convention Programs

Thursday, Oct. 8 - Friday, Oct. 9

High Performance Strategies for LTC Pharmacies, Sponsored by Pharmacists Mutual Companies
8 a.m. - 5:15 p.m. (both days)
14.75 contact hours (1.475 CEUs)
Registration fee: $895 members; $1,130 non-member staff pharmacists; $1,290 non-member owners
*NCPA LTC Division membership is included in the High Performance Strategies for LTC Pharmacies registration fee.

Learn about the new trends in transitional care for the patient-centric pharmacy market and find out how to use quality measures data to achieve a five-star quality rating for your pharmacy. Whether you're new to long-term care or have been practicing in the industry for years, you're guaranteed to learn new ideas at High Performance Strategies for LTC Pharmacies (formerly known as the Long-Term Care Business Fundamentals program), such as how to solicit new business and manage interactions between your pharmacy and client facilities.

Thursday, Oct. 8 - Saturday, Oct. 10

Ownership Workshop, Sponsored by McKesson
10 a.m. - 6:45 p.m. (Thursday); 7 a.m. - 7:45 p.m. (Friday); 7 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. (Saturday)
21.0 contact hours (2.1 CEUs)
Registration fee: $650 members; $600 students; $885 non-member staff pharmacists; $1,045 non-member owners

The Pharmacy Ownership Workshop will assist pharmacists in the development of tools that will guide them in pharmacy ownership and enhance their current management skills. The topics covered in the program include: developing and maintaining a successful pharmacy practice; creating a successful pharmacy business plan; planning for successful growth; business owner roles, responsibilities, and management styles; comprehensive business start-up checklist; financial planning for a successful practice; understanding the loan approval process; determining your pharmacy's financing needs; how to market your pharmacy practice; assessing technology needs for the pharmacy; legal and accounting advice for the beginning owner; business experiences of an owner/past workshop grad; and floor planning, pricing strategies, and product placement.

**NEW to Oct. program! Includes a special networking event with current owners considering transitioning their businesses.

Friday, Oct. 9

Front-End Profit Building Seminar
8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
7.5 contact hours (0.75 CEUs)
Registration fee: $350 members; $450 non-members; $150 team members
$150 team members (to qualify for this special rate, an owner/manager member MUST be attending, and bringing a pharmacy team member with them. Manual registration required; please contact NCPA at 1-800-544-7447.

Build your business profits. The front-end of the pharmacy has a lucrative cash margin and can enhance your image and attract new customers. You will walk away from this intensive seminar ready to improve your business and your bottom line with tactics and tools for:

  • Building an implementation team
  • Creating pharmacy curb appeal
  • OTC best-sellers
  • Inventory
  • Private label
  • Marketing
  • Best practices in selling gifts, cards, and seasonal
  • Peer networking

Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery Certificate Training Program
8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
(Separate fee applies; register through APhA)

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 includes 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.

Saturday, Oct. 10

Selling Your Pharmacy: Planning for Success
 8 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
5.5 contact hours (0.55 CEUs)
Registration fee: $350 members; $450 non-members

Selling your pharmacy is a critical event that with the proper planning can bring you the return on investment to fund your retirement or next venture. For success, planning is key and this program will bring you a panel of experts to help you make the most successful and profitable plan: What to do, and more importantly, what not to do; contracts; and legal, banking, and tax issues. Pros and cons and the advice and counsel of an expert panel that will take the time to answer your questions make this session especially worthwhile.

** NEW! Includes a special networking event with prospective pharmacy owners from the Ownership Workshop program.

COMPOUNDING SEMINAR: Pharmacy From the Neck Up: Developing Successful Niches in Dermatology and ENT
Registration fee: $350 members (half-day: $200); $450 non-members (half-day: $225)

Opportunities in Dermatology
3.5 contact hours (0.35 CEUs)
Morning Session (8 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.)
Get ready to help your patients enhance the look and feel of their skin and treat the common skin conditions they are dealing with. This morning session will begin with a quick overview of skin morphology and common dermatological skin conditions. Issues associated with eczema, rosacea, acne, and more will be discussed as well as the best active pharmaceutical ingredients to treat each condition. Dermatology and Cosmeceuticals present a great niche for the independent community pharmacist because of the variety of ways they can help patients, including compounding as well as front-end anti-aging skin care lines.

Opportunities in Ear, Nose, and Throat
3.0 contact hours (0.3 CEUs)
Afternoon Session (1:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.)
Many medical conditions from the head to the throat require pharmaceutical care. This afternoon session will focus on educating the pharmacist about the often chronic and recurring conditions affecting their patients. Ear, nose, and throat is an important niche to focus on for the independent pharmacy owner because of all the customized care they can provide to the patient.