PHARMACY

McKesson highlights education offerings of upcoming ideaShare 2019

BY Sandra Levy

With more than 40 continuing education courses, sessions on diabetes, immunizations and prescriber partnerships and more than 80 meet-ups and workshops with hands-on demonstrations, pharmacy owners and staff can develop new strategies at McKesson’s ideaShare 2019. The learning event is slated for June 26 to 30 at the Orange Country Convention Center in Orlando.

Top session topics include immunizations, diabetes care management, point-of-care testing, and the new USP <800> chapter that goes into effect December 2019.

Attendees also will have the chance to schedule one-on-one demonstrations of the latest pharmacy technology and solutions or explore the newest products from more than 170 exhibitors.

Key networking events include the third annual Women in Pharmacy – Own It event and the Those D*MN DIR Fees! session, an interactive public policy discussion surrounding elusive DIR (direct and indirect remuneration) fees, their impact and what pharmacies can do to combat them.

More than 2,000 independent pharmacies and 5,000 attendees are expected to attend ideaShare 2019. Owners and pharmacy technicians can register until May 24.

“McKesson ideaShare is the opportunity for all of us to unite, learn and grow,” Health Mart president Nimesh Jhaveri said. “As a pharmacist, I know the importance of cultivating knowledge, gaining new tools and learning from our peers. And, I most look forward to learning from more than 2,000 of my peers.”

Chandni Patel of Injoy Health Mart Pharmacy in Chino Hills, Calif. said, “I was very impressed at the overall set up and interactions that were provided at McKesson ideaShare. I was able to take learnings back to the pharmacy and apply them to our daily tasks. The experience also gave me a new perspective on how to improve our financial forecast.”

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