NCPA Executive Update

NCPA Executive Update delivers insights on legislative, regulatory, policy, and industry developments from NCPA CEO B. Douglas Hoey, Pharmacist, MBA, to NCPA members and pharmacy leaders every Friday.

Show Time! | NCPA Executive Update | October 14, 2016

by NCPA | Oct 14, 2016

Dear Colleague,

Doug Hoey

I'm in New Orleans awaiting the official start of the 2016 NCPA Annual Convention tomorrow. If you're within driving distance, consider coming for a day. We have a fantastic lineup for Oct. 15-19. Look at the Convention Program Guide for education sessions, exhibitors, and more.

There are $45,000 worth of special discounts available from our exhibitor partners—but you have to be in the exhibit hall to get the deals. Go to the registration desk in the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center and we'll take care of you.

I hope to meet and greet as many of our talented and dedicated NCPA members as I can at the convention. Please come up to chat with me, members of our board of directors, our officers, and the NCPA staff. Visit the NCPA Pavilion in the Hall (#243) or NCPA booth near registration for questions or comments.

Whether you are at the convention or not, I want to remind you of a few of the association's many other resources to help you:

  • NCPA has created several resources to help you assist Medicare beneficiaries seeking information about Part D plans during the open enrollment period Oct. 15-Dec. 7.

  • Congress is in recess until the election. Invite your representative and senators to visit your pharmacy or to schedule a meeting with them at their local district office. Click here for more how-to information.

  • Use the NCPA Legislative Action Center for details on community pharmacy's top legislative issues and to email your legislators urging their support.

  • It's vital to our agenda to be politically involved. Vote Nov. 8. Remind your staff, too.

Finally, it's not too early to put the 2017 NCPA Annual Convention in Orlando Oct. 14-18 on your calendar. See you here or there or both.

Doug Hoey