Student Programming

Annual Convention

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Saturday – October 9

9:15-10 a.m.

Where are they now? A post-graduate panel

10-10:45 a.m.

Student Networking Program

1:30-3:30 p.m.

19th Annual Good Neighbor Pharmacy NCPA Pruitt-Schutte Student Business Plan Competition

4-5 p.m.

Personal Finance for Student Pharmacists

5-6 p.m.

Emerging Entrepreneur

6:30-8 p.m.

NCPA Opening Night Reception – On Your Mark!

Sunday – October 10

9:30-11:30 a.m.

Opening General Session

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Business for Success Student Luncheon (Sponsored by AmerisourceBergen)

12:30-4 p.m.

Grand Opening of the NCPA Expo (Expo Reception from 3-4 p.m.)

12:45-2:45 p.m.

Community Pharmacy Residency Showcase

2:15-3:45 p.m.

Innovations in Community Practice Poster Symposium

4-5:30 p.m.

NCPA Foundation Awards Ceremony


Saturday, Oct. 9

10-10:45 a.m.

Student Pharmacist Networking: Fast-Track Edition

Meet past NCPA student pharmacists who are now practicing community pharmacists as they rotate throughout the room, while you stay in your seats. All the benefits of convention networking without the intimidating ice-breakers.

Speakers: TBD

1:30-3:30 p.m.

19th Annual Good Neighbor Pharmacy NCPA Pruitt-Schutte Student Business Plan Competition

Three schools will vie for the top spot at the 19th Annual Good Neighbor Pharmacy NCPA Pruitt-Schutte Student Business Plan Competition. See the excitement around the live presentations of the annual business plan competition. The top spot earns the team a chance to win cash for their school and a complimentary trip to the NCPA Multiple Locations Conference in Florida.

Speakers: TBD

4-5 p.m.

Personal Finance for Student Pharmacists

Join this session after the NCPA Pruitt-Schutte Student Business Plan Competition to learn how you can take the first step in ownership by mastering your personal finances. Many Student Pharmacists graduate with hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt, but have a six-figure annual earning potential. This session is designed to help you successfully navigate toward financial independence.

Speakers: TBD

5-6 p.m.

Emerging Entrepreneur

Engage with a panel of current independent community pharmacy entrepreneurs who made their mark as owners at a young age. Hear about the diverse entrepreneurial career paths within pharmacy and the secrets to their success in such a short amount of time.

Speakers: TBD

Sunday, Oct. 10

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Business for Success Student Luncheon (Sponsored by AmerisourceBergen)

Learn from financial lenders and business coaches the steps you need to take to become a successful entrepreneur in independent pharmacy, as well as insight into keeping your personal finances and credit in check.

Speakers: TBD

12:45-2:45 p.m.

Community Pharmacy Residency Showcase

A can’t-miss event for students looking for post-graduate programs in community pharmacy or pharmacy teams looking to start their own residency. Network with leaders and current residents from community pharmacy, pharmacy ownership, and association management programs nationwide.

2:15-3:45 p.m.

Innovations in Community Practice Poster Symposium

The poster symposium serves as an opportunity for NCPA members, students, recent graduates, and residents to present research or a service beneficial to the profession of community pharmacy. Through peer-to-peer interactions, learn about unique and innovative opportunities for moving the practice of pharmacy forward.