Neighbourhood Pharmacies - Pear Partnership Announcement Pharmacy, Health & Beauty EXPO 2017

TORONTO, March 29, 2016 /CNW/ - The Neighbourhood Pharmacy Association of Canada (Neighbourhood Pharmacies) is pleased to announce that Pear Healthcare Solutions Inc. (Pear) has been selected as the preferred events education partner.  This strategic partnership will commence at our upcoming Pharmacy, Health & Beauty EXPO – May 23-25, 2017 – at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building in Toronto.

Operating in the pharmacy niche for over 20 years, Pear is well-positioned to lead the custom development and delivery of our six Break & Learn sessions that will run on the EXPO agenda.  These sessions will expose EXPO delegates and guests to timely and relevant topics presented by highly engaging speakers – all designed to stimulate thought and conversation around application to the ever-changing, community pharmacy environment.

The Pharmacy, Health and Beauty EXPO 2017 is the central hub for the business of pharmacy in Canada, bringing retailers and key suppliers together for a unique conference experience that is unlike any other event in the country. Brought to you by the Neighbourhood Pharmacy Association of Canada, the Pharmacy, Health and Beauty EXPO 2017 is the only event focused on the broader Canadian pharmacy industry. If you are in management, procurement, or a supplier to the industry, this is a "must-attend" event experience.

Dawn Murphy, Pear's Vice President, Client Services says: 

"We are thrilled to be serving as Neighbourhood Pharmacies' education partner at the 2017 EXPO.  Both Pear and Neighbourhood Pharmacies have a similar vision for, and commitment to, supporting the expansion of the business and practice of pharmacy in Canada.  Sharing the same key stakeholders and offering complementary initiatives and services, this new partnership is truly a win-win!"

Anthony Silva, Chief Operating Officer/Senior Vice President, Stakeholder Relations, Neighbourhood Pharmacy Association of Canada says:

"The education partnership with Pear, beginning at the Pharmacy, Health & Beauty EXPO, represents an unprecedented opportunity for pharmacy!  It will provide an overview of both the disruptors and opportunities facing the pharmacy sector and help ensure our members and industry partners thrive in the Canadian healthcare marketplace. The business of Pharmacy in Canada is a $40 billion industry. The EXPO will showcase an enormous range of products and services, and will provide the opportunity for manufacturers, distributors, and the whole retail pharmacy sector to come together. This helps foster new partnerships and maintain existing ones, at a higher and more constructive level all while providing unique and relevant education with our dynamic speaker lineup."

Register or reserve your meeting space for the Pharmacy, Health & Beauty EXPO at www.pharmacyhealthandbeautyexpo.ca.

2017 Break and Learn Sessions – Presented by Pear Healthcare Solutions Inc.

Session #1
Topic:  Lessons Learned from the Family Health Team Model – How can community pharmacists (realistically) build strong networks when co-location doesn't exist?
Speaker: Suzanne Singh, BScPhm, PharmD, RPh

Session #2
Topic:  Optimizing Business Outcomes through PharmD Student Rotations – Creating a win-win experience  
Speaker: Rose Patodia, BScPhm, CGP

Session #3
Topic:  The Opioid Crisis – What can EACH of us do to curb the problem in Canada?
Speaker:  Maria Zhang, RPh, BScPhm, PharmD, MSc 

Session #4
Topic:  The Millennial Patient – What does he want, need and expect from the community pharmacist?
Speaker:  Erin Bury

Session #5
Topic:  Supporting the Cancer Patient/Survivor in Community Pharmacy – From oral medications to psychosocial support
Speaker:  Kathy Vu, BScPharm, PharmD, ACPR, RPh

Session #6
Topic:  Mental Health 2.0 – How can community pharmacists do more in this niche?   
Speaker:  Mark Henick

About the Neighbourhood Pharmacy Association of Canada

The Neighbourhood Pharmacy Association of Canada (Neighbourhood Pharmacies) represents the business of pharmacy and advocates for Canada's leading pharmacy brands who deliver high value, quality care to Canadians in all models including chain, banner, long-term care, and specialty pharmacies as well as grocery chains and mass merchandisers with pharmacies. Our focus is on improving the delivery of care environment for pharmacy, while fostering the right business conditions for business success. By leveraging the 9000 points of care with pharmacies conveniently located in every neighbourhood across Canada, we aim to advance sustainable healthcare for all stakeholders.

About the Pharmacy, Health & Beauty EXPO

The Pharmacy, Health and Beauty EXPO 2017 is the central hub for the business of pharmacy in Canada, bringing retailers and key suppliers together for a unique conference experience that is unlike any other event in the country. Brought to you by the Neighbourhood Pharmacy Association of Canada, the Pharmacy, Health and Beauty EXPO 2017 is the only event focused on the broader Canadian pharmacy industry. If you are in management, procurement or a supplier to the industry, this is a "must attend" event experience. The event is taking place May 23-25, 2017 at Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building located at 222 Bremner Boulevard in Toronto.

About Pear Healthcare Solutions Inc.

Pear Healthcare Solutions Inc. is a Toronto-based, health communications agency with over 20 years of experience operating exclusively in the niche of pharmacy. Pear's diverse and experienced team assists pharmacy retailers and pharmaceutical companies in navigating the ever-changing pharmacy landscape, optimizing patient care and growing their businesses. Pear's proprietary products – Health eLearning (our online learning platform) and SOLIS (our point-of-dispensing, patient relationship management software), allow us to execute custom initiatives that put education into action, in a measurable way.  From strategic and brand planning sessions, to advisory boards; customized patient support programs to turnkey and targeted education and training sessions for pharmacists and pharmaceutical sales representatives, Pear is well-positioned to support all strategic and tactical needs in the Canadian retail pharmacy environment. 

SOURCE Neighbourhood Pharmacy Association of Canada

For further information: Neighbourhood Pharmacy Association of Canada & Pharmacy, Health and Beauty EXPO, Anthony Silva, COO/SVP, Stakeholder Relations, asilva@neighbourhoodpharmacies.ca 416-226-9100 ext. 4005; Pear Healthcare Solutions Inc., Dawn Murphy, Vice President, Client Services, d.murphy@pearhealthcare.com, 416-236-9555 ext. 223

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