All events take place at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center unless otherwise noted.
**This schedule is subject to change**

Student Programming

Saturday, October 15

7:30 - 9 a.m.: Chapter Officer Breakfast (invitation only)
Meet the members of the Student Leadership Council (SLC) and find out how you can get involved in this highly sought after leadership opportunity. End-of-the-year reports, grading rubrics for the Business Plan Competition, Legislative and Health Care Challenges, and NCPA Student Chapter logo use will be among the topics that you don't want to miss. You will be networking directly with Student Leadership Council members and officers from chapters in the same region as your school. Don't miss this excellent opportunity to get great ideas and advice for the upcoming year.

9 - 9:30 a.m.: Business Card Swap
Start your morning off right with a fast-paced networking event. Bring plenty of business cards and your enthusiasm to swap information with your peers from across the country, as well as pharmacists from NCPA Steering Committees and the Board of Directors.

9:30 - 10:45 a.m.: Students' Guide to Writing a Business Plan
There is more to writing a good business plan than just a flashy logo or a catchy tagline. Learn the key elements needed to not only write a successful plan, but to use that plan to make your vision a reality.

9:30 - 10:45 a.m.: 300-Level Financial Planning
You've heard all of the basic advice on how to pay off debt after school and think about ownership. Now take this knowledge to the next level with in-depth information about how to realize your dreams sooner rather than later. This is information that you literally can't afford to miss.

11 a.m. - 12 p.m.: How to Open a Pharmacy
Everything you want and need to know about independent pharmacy ownership, from the National Vice President of Rx Ownership.

12 - 1 p.m.: Student Luncheon

1 - 1:30 p.m. NEW! Sweets With Your SLC
Get your afternoon sugar fix while having a chance to meet and network with 16 Student Leadership Council representatives from across the country.

1:30 - 3:30 p.m.: 13th Annual Good Neighbor Pharmacy NCPA Pruitt Schutte Student Business Plan Competition
A record 46 schools and colleges of pharmacy submitted written business plans to this year's competition, but only three emerged on top. Come and see firsthand the excitement around the 13th annual live presentations of the Annual Business Plan Competition. Three schools will all be vying for the top spot and a chance to win cash for their school and a complimentary trip to the NCPA Multiple Locations Conference in San Diego, Calif. in February. For the second year in a row, we will be highlighting former Business Plan Competition participants who are now independent owners. New this year: we will recognize schools that placed in the Top 10 of all business plans submitted.

3:30 - 5 p.m.: Student Round Tables: Advocacy, Veterinary Compounding, Entrepreneurial Innovations
This interactive session will allow you to hear from experts on three different topics: advocacy, veterinary compounding, and independent contractors. There will be three experts per topic, so you can get your fill of one topic or learn about the other topics. This is an interactive and engaging session that you don't want to miss.

5 - 5:45 p.m.: "Travel Immunizations and Starting a Travel Clinic in Your Pharmacy"
Pharmacists are well beyond just providing flu shots. Come and hear from an experienced immunizer about all of the opportunities that await you with an immunization niche.

5:45 - 6:30 p.m.: Firsthand Perspective: Community Pharmacy Fellowships & Residencies
Currently the Purdue University Hook Drug Foundation Fellow in Community Pharmacy Research, Dr. Wendy Lantaff also spent a year at a community pharmacy residency. Gain a firsthand perspective about the opportunities and advantages of being a resident or fellow in community pharmacy.

6:30 - 7 p.m.: SLC Reunion
Past, present, and, of course, future Student Leadership Council representatives are welcome to attend this networking event.

7 - 9 p.m.: Opening reception

Sunday, October 16

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.: Business for Success Student Luncheon
Engaging speakers from Live Oak Bank and AmerisourceBergen will provide insight on exactly how you can be successful in independent pharmacy.

1:30 - 3:30 p.m.: Community Pharmacy Residency Showcase
The perfect opportunity for you to learn how to combine your drive to complete a residency and your passion for community pharmacy. Visit with residency coordinators, preceptors, and current residents to learn about the exciting ways they are impacting patients in the community pharmacy setting. Get the answers you need to ensure your future success and help you stand out in a crowd.

1:30 - 3:30 p.m.: Student Business Plan and Chapter Poster Presentations
This event highlights the hard work that NCPA student chapters have put in over the past year. The poster session features entries from the Business Plan Competition and noteworthy events from student chapters across the country. Gain insights and ideas into opportunities for your chapter and motivation for next year's Business Plan Competition.

4 - 5:30 p.m.: NCPA Foundation Awards Ceremony
Acknowledging all of the hard work you have put into your school work and chapter over the past year, the NCPA Foundation Awards Ceremony highlights scholarship winners, the Outstanding Chapter Members of the Year, Chapter of the Year, Most Improved Chapter of the Year, Outstanding Faculty Liaison of the Year, and Business Plan Competition finalists and winners. Come and support your school and your peers as we recognize all that you do for community pharmacy.

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