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ALEXANDRIA, Va. An industry group representing the nation's community pharmacies will present the latest in pharmacy education, case studies and real-world, business-impacting information at its annual convention and trade expo this fall.
NCPA's 112th Annual Convention and Trade Exposition will be held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia from Oct. 23 to 27. The convention theme of "Meet. Learn. Succeed." introduced last year reflects the top goals of the meeting for the representatives of more than 3,000 community pharmacies who attend each year.
“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 Joseph Harmison. “And for over 100 years, our convention programming and first-rate trade exposition continues to reflect those values.”
The four-day convention will feature nearly 20 hours of continuing education credits on such topics as 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 the 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 and the Sacred Heart Band at World Cafe - City Live, a music and entertainment venue.