Independent Community Pharmacists Will Meet. Learn. Succeed--at the 2011 NCPA Annual Convention and Trade Exposition

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Alexandria, Va. - June 8, 2011

The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) will present the latest in pharmacy education, case studies, and real world, business-impacting information for the independent community pharmacy industry at its 113th Annual Convention and Trade Exposition at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville from October 8-12, 2011.

"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 and Waterloo, Iowa pharmacy owner Robert Greenwood, RPh. "And for over 100 years, our convention programming and first-rate trade exposition continues to reflect those values."

The convention theme of Meet. Learn. Succeed. reflects the top goals of the meeting for the representatives of over 3,000 community pharmacies who attend each year. When surveyed, participants cited the benefits of networking with their peers, learning from experts in the industry and using that knowledge to sharpen their patient care skills and improve their pharmacy's performance throughout the following year. Over 70 percent of those surveyed said what they learned during the convention would "pay for the trip" when they returned to their stores.

The NCPA Annual Convention and Trade Exposition will feature nearly 20 hours of continuing education credits on topics including 340B, medication therapy management (MTM), adherence, technology and pharmacy-sustaining niches, including long-term care, immunizations, compounding, and more. The NCPA Trade Exposition is the most powerful and productive trade show in the independent pharmacy industry with hundreds of companies offering attendees the best opportunity to secure the latest in products and services from a variety of vendors not available at other shows in the pharmacy industry. Companies interested in exhibit opportunities can click here.

The four-day event will officially begin on Saturday, October 8, with an opening night celebration and the NCPA Foundation's Silent Auction. This year's keynote speaker is former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee. Country singer Sara Evans will perform at our closing night party on Tuesday, October 11.

For more information and to register, visit the NCPA website.

The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA®) represents the interests of America's community pharmacists, including the owners of more than 23,000 independent community pharmacies, pharmacy franchises, and chains. Together they represent a $93 billion health-care marketplace, have more than 315,000 employees including 62,400 pharmacists, and dispense over 41% of all retail prescriptions. To learn more go to or read NCPA's blog, The Dose, at

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