NCPA Updates--March 2009

March 12, 2009

The National Community Pharmacists Association continues to offer educational opportunities for pharmacists, as well as seek their input on issues impacting the practice of pharmacy.

Are You Ready?

Have you wanted to own a pharmacy, but did not know where to start? Or, do you own a pharmacy and want to improve its operations? If you answered yes to either of these, then you must attend the Pharmacy Ownership Workshop, May 1-3, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Discover the ins and outs of buying an existing pharmacy or even opening a new one. Learn business valuation and financial analysis techniques and how to navigate the loan approval process. In addition, create financial and marketing plans to develop and maintain a successful practice!

Registration includes all meals, 2 nights’ lodging, tuition, and continuing education processing. Class size is limited to the first 75 paid registrants, so register early. To register or for more information, click here.

Improve Your Bottom Line with LTC Pharmacy Services

NCPA is conducting 3 Community Aging, Assisted Living, and Long-Term Care (CAALLTC) programs this year. The first is April 24-26 in Richmond, Virginia.

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The popular CAALLTC course differentiates itself by offering participants practical business and marketing tools to advance long-term care (LTC) pharmacy services in their communities. Surveyed participants indicated that within 12 months of attending the course, they were providing new prescription services to 25 to 400 new patients in adult day care, assisted living, or nursing facilities. They also reported a 1% to 3% increase in profits annually. The 2009 sponsor breakout sessions will challenge LTC exhibitors to detail how their products distinguish purchasers from the competition and increase profits. Click to register.

Register Now for the 2009 National Legislation and Government Affairs Conference

May 11-13 at the

This year’s conference, Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, offers pharmacists the chance to be Washington, DC, insiders and discuss community pharmacy issues on Capitol Hill with the people who can make things happen. Attendees learn from political analysts, industry experts, and fellow pharmacists how to effectively engage in the political process to help build the “community pharmacy majority” necessary for legislative success. Click here to register.