Annual Convention

Pre-Convention Growth &
Profitability Program Offerings

Separate Registration Fees Apply

BRAND NEW! Cracking the Leadership and Culture Code
Friday, Oct. 25 (all day)

Culture and team engagement are the only competitive advantages you have as a business owner that are completely within your control. Managing a high-performance team across generations can be challenging enough without the added industry constraints and obstacles. Learn how to clearly define your business, where you want it to go, and how to operationalize what’s important to you to achieve desired results. You’ll also learn practical, hands-on tools to guide you every step of the way.

Walk away with:

  • Critical communication techniques for optimizing business performance.

  • A clearly defined mission, vision, and values for your business.

  • Tactics for incorporating business values into everyday workflows.

  • Tools for managing and measuring performance.

BRAND NEW! Opportunities in Expanding
Diabetes Care Services

Friday, Oct. 25 (all day)

Diabetes, particularly Type II diabetes, continues to be one of the most expensive diseases in the United States due to high treatment costs and the multitude of people struggling with it. Pharmacists are well-positioned to be integral in caring for these patients. Throughout this program, participants will be guided through recent advancements and changes in diabetes care. Additionally, the program will highlight at least five opportunities for pharmacies to enhance revenue streams while simultaneously improving patient outcomes.

Walk away with:

  • The latest information and guidelines for treating patients with diabetes.

  • Best practices for providing point-of-care testing for A1c and blood glucose.

  • Updates on current technologies available for supporting patients with diabetes.

  • An overview on how to earn recognition for Diabetes Prevention Program and diabetes self-management education and support services.

  • Steps for billing diabetes self-management training and DPP.

  • Marketing strategies for advertising services to patients with prediabetes and diabetes.

Business of Long-Term Care Workshop
Thursday, Oct. 24 - Friday, Oct. 25 (all day)

Get answers to your burning questions on starting a long-term care service, operationalizing medical-at-home, and growing your LTC footprint during the Business of Long-Term Care Workshop, sponsored by Pharmacists Mutual. Whether you are a pharmacy owner, manager, or team member, this intensive crash course on owning and operating an LTC pharmacy will show you what you need to know to grow your offering from a few to a few thousand beds.

Walk away with:

  • A customized workbook specific to your market area, competition, local regulations, and more.

  • A step-by-step guide for offering medical -at-home services.

  • An understanding of the LTC continuum and differentiating services, including medical -at-home.

  • A how-to guide for understanding LTC regulations, contracting for services, and establishing an efficient workflow.

  • Marketing strategies for winning new business and meeting LTC facility needs.

  • The fundamentals needed to run a profitable LTC pharmacy.

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Pharmacy Ownership Workshop
Thursday, Oct. 24 - Friday, Oct. 25 (all day)

Are you a current owner looking to polish your management skills, or is ownership still just a dream? Either way, the Pharmacy Ownership Workshop, sponsored by McKesson, is the program for you. Our team of experts answers the nitty-gritty questions about the loan approval process, licensure agreements, creating a start-up checklist, writing a business plan, and much more. In short, you’ll learn what it takes to run a successful pharmacy or even pharmacies.

Walk away with:

  • Expert guidance on critical business issues.

  • Insights into how the most successful pharmacy owners operate.

  • A how-to guide for creating a financial analysis, adhering to legal requirements, and applying for a loan when buying a pharmacy.

  • Best practices and "lessons learned" from peers in community pharmacy.

  • Store layout and niche ideas that will boost your profit margins.

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Cancellations must be submitted in writing and received by Oct. 11, 2024, and are subject to a $125 cancellation fee for each cancelled registration. Cancellations should be sent via email to Kathy Doucette. Cancellations after this date or "no show" registrants will be responsible for the full registration fee.