NCPA Updates-August 20, 2009

The National Community Pharmacists Association continues to offer educational opportunities for pharmacists, as well as seek their input on issues impacting the practice of pharmacy.

NCPA 111th Annual Convention and Trade Exposition

Register now through August 28 for the NCPA 111th Annual Convention and Trade Exposition, October 17-21 in New Orleans, and your name will be entered into a random drawing for an award of $1000. Register your spouse or guest and he or she will have a chance to win complimentary lunch at the world famous Emeril's restaurant on Monday, October 19. Visit www.ncpanet.org for additional information and registration.

There's Still Time to Develop a Long-Term Care Niche

Register now to attend the 2-day NCPA Community Aging, Assisted Living, and Long-Term Care (CAALLTC) Certificate Program, August 28-30 in Minneapolis, to build a thriving long-term care niche. Learn about effective business plans, contracting guidelines, medication therapy management opportunities, marketing patient care services, and more, to develop a long-term care program in your pharmacy. Register today.

Seeking Pharmacies for National Bone Marrow Donor Drive

Every 4 minutes, a person is diagnosed with a blood cancer, such as leukemia and lymphoma, that requires life-saving treatment with a bone marrow transplant. That is why during National Bone Marrow Awareness Month, the NCPA Foundation is planning the first-ever National Community Pharmacy Bone Marrow Donor Drive, November 9-14. A planning guide, promotional tools, and all of the supplies for donor screenings will be provided along with a 30-minute training Webinar on how to conduct a donor screening. If you are interested in helping to save lives by participating, visit

www.ncpafoundation.org

for more information.