Upcoming Fall/ Winter Meetings and Conferences
Specialty pharmacists and related health care professionals can chose to attend a variety of meetings, conferences, and special events to enhance their professional practices and understanding of health care issues today. Here are some select upcoming meetings and conferences to consider:
NATIONAL COMMUNITY PHARMACY ASSOCIATION (NCPA)
113th Annual Convention & Trade Exposition * October 8-12, 2011 * Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center, Nashville, Tennessee
Meeting Highlights: The NCPA holds meetings to encourage relationships, uphold the profession, and provide educational opportunities for pharmacists. This meeting will bring together national leaders to discuss issues of importance for community pharmacists.
AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION
2011 Scientific Sessions * November 12-16, 2011 * Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida
Meeting Highlights: These sessions combine information on the significant advances in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cardiovascular disease, and give practitioners the opportunity to see the exhibits showcasing the latest cardiovascular technology and resources.
ANNUAL WORLD CONGRESS
The World Congress 2nd Annual Leadership Summit on Accountable Care Organizations & Patient Centered Medical Homes * November 14-16, 2011 * Doubletree Hotel, San Diego, California
Meeting Highlights: This annual summit centers on the health care reform promotion of the Patient Centered Medical Home as the future of health care delivery in the United States. The meeting will also focus on strategies for participating in an accountable care organization framework.
AMERICAN SOCIETY OF HEALTHSYSTEMS PHARMACY (ASHP)
2011 Midyear Clinical Meeting & Exhibition * December 4-8, 2011 * New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, Louisiana
Meeting Highlights: The ASHP meeting includes workshops, clinical and leadership programs, poster presentations, and continuing education for students, as well as new and experienced practitioners.
AMERICAN HEALTH CARE CONGRESS
8th Annual American Health Care Congress & Exhibition * December 5-6, 2011 * Anaheim Marriot, Anaheim, California
Meeting Highlights: This forum is designed to educate health care executives on integration strategies post–health care reform and offer strategies to identify operational changes needed for increased reimbursement, develop aligned incentives across the network, and leverage health care IT.
AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION
Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism/ Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention 2012 Scientific Sessions * March 13-16, 2012 * San Diego, California
Meeting Highlights: These overlapping conferences focus on population-based research and clinical information that promote the development, advancement, and exchange of new information related to the prevention of heart disease and stroke.
Register: www.americanheart.org SPT