The National Community Pharmacists Association held its 2014 Annual Convention and Trade Exposition in Austin, Texas. Over 3,000 community pharmacists were on hand for pre-convention programming that included the Saturday technology seminar, extensive CE programming during the convention, and an exhibit hall with over 240 vendors. A wide range of technology providers was among that group.
Speed Script hosted its biennial user’s conference and trade show at the Hilton Kansas City Airport Hotel and Convention Center. Attendees participated in the two-day event, which included CE sessions focused on Medicare star ratings and medication synchronization.
Achieving Peak Performance was the title of the SoftWriters 2014 User’s Conference. The 6th annual edition moved to Las Vegas this year. There was a full slate of general sessions focusing both on SoftWriters’ newest offerings and updates on industry issues.
Cardinal Health held its 2014 Retail Business Conference at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center outside Washington, D.C. The event pulled together a large group of pharmacists eager to have a look at the latest technology offerings from Cardinal and its partners, take advantage of the extensive educational sessions, and learn from each other.
The National Association of Chain Drug Stores held its 2014 Total Store Expo in Boston. Technology was well represented, and the vendors on hand were busy meeting with delegations from chains of all sizes.
ASAP held its 2014 midyear conference in June at The Breakers in Palm Beach, Fla. The conference offered a speaker program that highlighted current areas of opportunity and challenge for the pharmacy technology vendors.
Attendees were “kicking it up in Nashville,” the theme at this year’s annual conference in May. The three-day event offered updates on NRx, PrimeCare, and SystemOne features, and a POS workshop, as well as a speaker program.
Computer-Rx hosted its third annual Idea Exchange users conference in March in Oklahoma City, bringing more than 600 attendees from pharmacies in 33 states and 45 vendor partners out for two days of learning and networking.
Integra held its annual Integra User Training Seminar earlier this year in New Orleans. Attended by nearly 200 people from over 90 pharmacies, the seminar was a memorable event for exhibitors and attending pharmacies alike.
The American Society of Consultant Pharmacists held its 2013 Annual Meeting & exhibition in Seattle.
The American Society for Automation in Pharmacy (ASAP) held its 2014 annual conference in January at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, Fla.
SoftWriters held its 5th Annual FrameworkLTC Users Conference in Pittsburgh, Pa. More than 300 attendees took advantage of a strong program.
The National Community Pharmacists Association held its 115th Annual Convention and Trade Exposition in October in Orlando, Fla.
The first Total Store Expo brought together pharmacy-focused companies, including a broad range of technology vendors, and consumer products companies to provide an experience that addressed pharmacy needs from front to back.
The American Society for Automation in Pharmacy (ASAP) returned to Louisville, Ky., this June for its midyear conference.
This spring, a group of independent pharmacists converged on the Garden Grove, Calif., office of Cerner Etreby for a day of learning, collaboration, and sharing.
McKesson held ideaShare 2013 in Las Vegas, showcasing the company’s varied programs, its newest technology, and many partnerships designed to support independent community pharmacy.
QS/1’s annual Customer Conference, held in Asheville, N.C., once again featured three days of speakers, updates on system enhancements, and plenty of time in the technology expo, as well as a tour of the Vanderbilt’s Biltmore Estate.
The general session keynote speakers, Susan Dentzer, editor-in-chief of Health Affairs, and Michael Leavitt, former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human services and former governor of Utah, set the context and offered a perspective on where trends in healthcare are headed.
Customers attended a special keynote address by Jason Young (formerly of Southwest Airlines), gained CE credits focusing on the ACA act and Medicare and Medicaid requirements, participated in PIS breakout sessions, and learned about the available technologies and solutions of 30-plus industry-related businesses.