NCPA to hold annual convention and trade expo this fall in San Diego


ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National Community Pharmacists Association is slated to host its 114th annual convention and trade exposition this fall in San Diego.

Held Oct. 13 to 17 at the San Diego Convention Center, NCPA said its annual meeting will present the latest in pharmacy education, case studies and real world, business-impacting information for the independent community pharmacy industry and will tout the theme of "Meet. Learn. Succeed.," which reflects the top goals of the meeting for the representatives of more than 3,000 community pharmacies who attend each year. The show also will feature nearly 20 hours of continuing education credits on such topics as marketing, adherence, technology and pharmacy-sustaining niches, including long-term care, immunizations, compounding and more. New this year will be daily non-CE business basics with NCPA senior director of sales and marketing Gabe Trahan, who will lead business breakfast discussions and identify the top five products of the day on the tradeshow floor and help attendees learn how to merchandise them back home in their pharmacies.

The NCPA also said the event's keynote speaker will be former congressman Joe Scarborough, R-Fla., host of MSNBC's "Morning Joe."

"We are excited as always to bring practical business and advocacy solutions to community pharmacists, with experts and content to help improve the bottom line," NCPA president and Oklahoma City pharmacy owner Lonny Wilson said. "Our convention programming reflects those values."

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