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ARLINGTON, Va. —The National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation has announced the launch of the website for the 2013 NACDS Foundation Dinner, with a theme that celebrates the event's 15th anniversary and its forward-looking focus on patient-care research and partnerships.
The website is live at dinner.nacdsfoundation.org. The NACDS Foundation Dinner will be held Dec. 3, at the Hilton New York in New York City. Playing off of the symbolism of crystal as the traditional gift for a 15th anniversary, the event’s theme for 2013 is “Crystallize the future of patient care.”
“The NACDS Foundation is establishing itself as a committed partner with some amazing leaders in the public health arena, and the NACDS Foundation Dinner helps to make possible exciting collaboration for the good of patient care,” stated NACDS Foundation president Kathleen Jaeger. “This event contributes directly to evidence-based research, and related medication management and educational initiatives, that benefit patients, improve outcomes and advance public health.”
In one example of its timely research, earlier this year the NACDS Foundation announced three research grant awards to evaluate the impact on patient outcomes by the integration of community pharmacy-provided medication management strategies into existing patient-centered care teams, such as medical homes and accountable care organizations.
Also reflective of the NACDS Foundation’s work, this week it will announce the second class of participants in the Faculty Scholars program. The program educates assistant professors from U.S. schools and colleges of pharmacy about designing, implementing and publishing community pharmacy-based patient care research.