Neighbourhood Pharmacies announces keynote speakers, new events for "Game Changers" Annual Conference

  • Neighbourhood Pharmacies' Town Hall will feature retailers' views on challenges, opportunities
  • Keynote speakers to include Dr. Michael Law on "patients or profits"
  • New Pharmacy Expo offers attendees a look at future business trends
  • Thursday panel discussion with Neighbourhood Pharmacies and AQPP
  • Look who's coming to "Game Changers" – Over 20 retail groups represented this year!

TORONTO, April 14, 2015 /CNW/ - The Neighbourhood Pharmacy Association of Canada (Neighbourhood Pharmacies) today announced highlights of its upcoming Annual Conference – "Game Changers," May 11 – 14 in Quebec City. The annual event follows on the success of CACDS' "In the Business of Care" From CACDS Vancouver to Neighbourhood Pharmacies Quebec City held in Vancouver, May 2014

"Game Changers" has been designed to help pharmacy owners and operators recognize and adapt to the opportunities presented by the evolving pharmacy business model in this country," said Denise Carpenter, President and Chief Executive Officer of Neighbourhood Pharmacies. "The focus of our conference is to enable our members, our associates and the other participants in retail pharmacy, to develop strategies to maintain their momentum and build their success in a changing business environment, where the emphasis will increasingly be on patient services. Medication expertise will always be the core of pharmacy, but that expertise will be applied in new and different ways that call for a different kind of thinking."

Our speaker lineup this year bring the broadest range of experience and expertise, and will address a wide range of topics throughout the conference.

Neighbourhood Pharmacies' Town Hall – Monday, May 11 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.

New this year is the Neighbourhood Pharmacies' Town Hall, an opportunity for all attendees to hear from Association board members, on how our leading retailers see the current state of the industry and the trends issues and opportunities they expect to emerge.

Tuesday, May 12 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Opportunities to benefit from new research

Pharmacy Keynote

Dr. Michael Law, "Community Pharmacy and Pharmacare: For-patient or for-profit?"

Front Store Keynote

Vicki Wood, Editor, Rogers Healthcare, "The Pharmacist's Influence in Self-Care"

Wednesday, May 13 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. – Focusing on fact-based solutions for business

Pharmacy Keynote

Mike Boivin, Clinical Pharmacist, President, CommPharm Consulting and Justin Bates, VP Pharmacy and Professional Affairs, Neighbourhood Pharmacy Association of Canada, "Selling Yourself and Your Pharmacy to Improve Patient Care"

Front Store Keynote

Vincent van der Heijden, Director Client Service, "Advantage International Insights from the 2015 Advantage Mirror Report."

Thursday, May 14 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

Retail Keynote

Lee Peterson, WD Partners, "The Next Killer App: Stores"

Thursday, May 14 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. – Lunch / Panel Discussion

Join Denise Carpenter, President & Chief Executive Officer, Neighbourhood Pharmacy Association of Canada and Jean Bourcier, Executive Vice-President and General Manager, AQPP for an informative and stimulating panel discussion on the future of pharmacy in Canada: "Is there light at the end of the tunnel? Government changes across the country and the impact on the business of pharmacy."  

One of this year's annual conference highlights is the justly infamous social evening, which presents a unique opportunity to meet with friends and colleagues from across the industry in a more relaxed and informal setting.

Announcing the New Pharmacy Expo

Brand new this year, we are offering a full day of professional development and continuing education for pharmacy owners and operators. Join us Thursday May 14, to learn more about the challenges, the opportunities and what it will take to thrive in the new world of neighbourhood pharmacy.
To learn more about the New Pharmacy Expo and to register your pharmacy team click here.

Look who's coming to "Game Changers" – Are you?

The following companies have already signed-up to attend "Game Changers" in Quebec City, May 11 – 14, 2015:


Calgary Co-Operative Association Limited
Costco Wholesale Canada
Forewest Holdings Inc.
Guardian Pharmacies (McKesson Canada)
IDA Pharmacies (McKesson Canada)
Lawtons Drugs
London Drugs Limited
Lovell Drugs Limited
Medical Pharmacies Group Limited
Medicine Shoppe Pharmacies Canada
Metro Ontario Inc.
OnPharm Inc.
Overwaitea Food Group
Pharmasave Drugs
Proxim (McKesson Canada)
Safeway Operations - Sobeys West
Sobeys Pharmacy Group
Remedy'sRx (McKesson Canada)
Remedy Holdings Inc.
Uniprix Inc.
Wal-Mart Canada Corp.


AbbVie Corporation
Actavis Pharma Company
Actavis OTC
Advantage International Advantage Sales and Marketing Canada
AMG Medical Inc.
Amgen Canada Inc.
Apotex Inc.
Apotex Consumer
Ateb Inc.
ATS Healthcare
Bayer Inc. Diabetes Care
BD Medical - Diabetes Care
Berry Plastics Corp.
Boehringer Ingelheim (Canada) Ltd.
Carex Health Brands
Caverly Consulting Group
Church & Dwight Canada
Combe Inc.
Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Canada Inc.
FedEx Express Canada
Galderma Canada Inc.
GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare
GS1 Canada
Halo Metrics Inc.
Healthmark Ltd.
Impres Pharma Inc.
IMS - Brogan
Jamp Pharma Corp.
Johnson & Johnson Canada Inc.
Jones Packaging Inc.
Jubilant Cadista Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Kohl & Frisch Limited
Kroll Computer Systems Inc.
Lifescan Canada Ltd.
Lundbeck Canada Inc.
Manrex Limited
Marcan Pharmaceuticals Inc
McCann Pharmacy Initiative
McKesson Canada (Associate)
MediResource Inc.
Mint Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Mylan Pharmaceuticals ULC
Natco Pharma (Canada) Inc.
Novartis Consumer Health Canada Inc.
Novo Nordisk Canada Inc.
Odan Laboratories Ltd.
Pangaea Group
Pfizer Canada Inc.
Pharmascience Inc.
PharmaSmart Canada Corporation
Roche Diagnostics
Rogers Healthcare Group
Sandoz Canada Inc.
Sato Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd.
ScriptPro Canada Ltd.
Servier Canada Inc.
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Stericycle Inc.
Sterimax Inc.
STI Technologies Limited
Synergy Medical
Taro Pharmaceuticals Inc.
TELUS Health
Teva Canada Limited
Wahl Canada Inc.
WD Partners
WN Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Wolters Kluwer Health

SOURCE Neighbourhood Pharmacy Association of Canada

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