Independent Community Pharmacists Will Meet. Learn. Succeed—at the 2010 NCPA Annual Convention and Trade Exposition

Alexandria, VA - June 02, 2010


The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) will present the latest in pharmacy education, case studies, and real world, business-impacting information for the independent community pharmacy industry at its 112th Annual Convention and Trade Exposition at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, October 23-27, 2010. 

"NCPA is committed to the success of community pharmacists by providing practical business solutions and by advocating for their best interests in legislative, regulatory, and legal arenas," said NCPA President and Arlington, TX pharmacy owner Joseph H. Harmison, PD. "And for over 100 years, our convention programming and first-rate trade exposition continues to reflect those values." 

The convention theme of Meet. Learn. Succeed. introduced last year, reflects the top goals of the meeting for the representatives of over 3,000 community pharmacies who attend each year. When surveyed, participants cited the benefits of networking with their peers; learning from experts in the industry and using that knowledge to sharpen their patient care skills and improve their pharmacy's performance throughout the following year. Over 70 percent of those surveyed said what they learned during the Convention would "pay for the trip" when they returned to their stores. 

The four-day convention will feature nearly 20 hours of continuing education credits on topics including marketing, merchandising, technology and profitable niches including long-term care, immunizations, compounding, and more. New formats this year will integrate the popular and topical government affairs forum into the Second General Session and add the fun-filled NCPA Foundation Silent Auction to the opening night celebration. New educational programming includes sessions on 340B, diabetes education reimbursement and the return of the popular all-day technology seminar. 

This year's keynote speaker is former Olympic champion Bruce Jenner, a gold medalist in the decathlon and now a sought-after motivational speaker. The closing night event headlines "Saturday Night Live" alum and screen star Jim Belushi & the Sacred Heart Band at World Cafe-City Live, a fabulous non-smoking music and entertainment venue. 

For more information and to register, visit the NCPA website

The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA®) represents America's community pharmacists, including the owners of more than 22,700 independent community pharmacies, pharmacy franchises, and chains. Together they represent an $88 billion health-care marketplace, employ over 65,000 pharmacists, and dispense over 40% of all retail prescriptions. To learn more go to or read NCPA's blog, The Dose, at

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