Pre-Convention Programming

Come to the Big Easy early for more than just New Orleans' world-famous beignets and coffee. Our intensive pre-convention programs can help you sharpen your ownership and management skills, discover profitable niches for your pharmacy, and hone your merchandising and marketing acumen.

High Performance Strategies for LTC Pharmacies, sponsored by Pharmacists Mutual Companies
(Separate fee applies)
Thursday, Oct. 13 - Friday, Oct. 14
Learn the latest actionable trends to start or grow your practice in transitional care in the patient-centric pharmacy market and discover best practices for achieving five-star quality ratings for your long-term care business.


Ownership Workshop, sponsored by McKesson
(Separate fee applies)
Thursday, Oct. 13 - Saturday, Oct. 15
Master the skills you need to be a successful community pharmacy owner and manager with our popular program! From accounting to zone pricing, our experts cover it all in this intensive program designed for prospective owners or current owners looking to sharpen their ownership abilities.


Preconvention Programming

Front-End Profit-Building Seminar, sponsored by Good Neighbor Pharmacy
(Separate fee applies)
Friday, Oct. 14
Walk away from this intensive merchandising and marketing seminar ready to improve your business and your bottom line! We give you all of the tools, checklists, and resources you need to implement these ideas as soon as you get home.


Selling Your Pharmacy: Planning for Success, sponsored by Live Oak Bank
(Separate fee applies)
Saturday, Oct. 15
8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Gain in-depth knowledge of your transition options—such as a junior partnership—and how you can make the most of your investment to fund your retirement or next venture. Learn the tools to manage risk and maximize financial and legal resources when planning your business succession, and get answers to your questions during an interactive and informative Q&A session led by a panel of financial planners, accountants, lawyers, and retirement experts.


Specialty Pharmacy: Keeping Your Patients, Growing Your Business (Non-CE)
Sponsored by: Aureus Health Services, CPPA, Diplomat, PioneerRx, Smart-Fill, TeleManager Technologies, The Compliance Team, and Thrifty White
(Separate fee applies)

Saturday, Oct. 15
1:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Get up to speed on developments in the specialty pharmacy marketplace and how they affect your business. Set appropriate goals for your pharmacy's involvement in the specialty market and lay out the steps to achieve them, and make connections with companies that can help you continue to care for your patients on specialty medications and meet your pharmacy's goals.