ARLINGTON, Va. — With less than five months until the doors open for the second National Association of Chain Drug Stores' Total Store Expo, the association announced its line-up of educational “Insight Sessions,” which will offer presentations by experts on a variety of key issues and priorities including healthcare, business and logistics.
The NACDS Total Store Expo will take place Aug. 23 to 26 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center in Boston.
The sessions will take place on Sunday and Monday during the four-day trade show and strategic exchange. To date, there are 14 Insight Sessions with more sessions in the planning stages that will be posted on the NACDS Total Store Expo web site in the coming months:
- Drug Supply Chain Security Act: Overview and Implementation;
- Emerging Care Models: Partnerships with Pharmacies to Drive Patient Outcomes;
- Enhancing the Joint Business Planning Process: Creating Value Together;
- Healthy Growth: How to Capitalize on the Changing Consumer Landscape and Their Health Needs;
- Innovative Pharmacy Operations Models;
- The U.S. Pharmaceutical and Pharmacy Market 2014: Trends, Issues and Outlook;
- The Quality Revolution: New Trends;
- Advancing Neighborhood Care – Patient Nutrition Programs;
- Convenient Care – Point of Care Testing in the Pharmacy;
- The Missing Connection: Pharmacy HIT Update;
- A Prescription for Change – The Affordable Care Act’s Impact on Community Pharmacies;
- Winning with Digital Study;
- Women 2020: An Action Agenda for Women’s Leadership; and
- Specialty Pharmacy: Breaking with Tradition.
“Conducting business in an efficient and effective way is key in this industry,” said NACDS president and CEO Steve Anderson. “These informative and educational Insight Sessions are designed to provide the timeliest relevant information to help retailers and suppliers have a successful meeting and, in turn, have the tools to be successful in their businesses long after the NACDS Total Store Expo concludes.”
Many of the Insight Sessions may provide crossover into other segments of the industry. For example, the Food and Drug Administration-led session “Drug Supply Chain Security Act: Overview and Implementation” can offer suppliers and retailers critical information about stakeholder responsibilities as implementation of the Affordable Care Act continues this year and into 2015.
In addition, NACDS-TV will continue to provide video resources to help attendees plan ahead for the trade show, the Association stated.