NABP 111th Annual Meeting Welcomes Attendees to "The Big Easy"

The meeting will take place May 16-19, 2015, at the Roosevelt New Orleans hotel in New Orleans, LA.

PRESS RELEASE

The NABP 111th Annual Meeting, “Boards of Pharmacy and NABP — Marching In Together and Stronger,” will provide attendees an opportunity to explore the cultural and historical attractions, delicious eateries, and array of park settings in the lively city of New Orleans, LA, after participating in important NABP Business Sessions. During these sessions, members discuss proposed resolutions and amendments to the NABP Constitution and Bylaws and delegates elect new Executive Committee officers and members. In addition, attendees may earn up to eight contact hours (0.8 CEUs) of Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education-accredited continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credit while networking with peers. The meeting will take place May 16-19, 2015, at the Roosevelt New Orleans hotel in New Orleans, LA.

Continuing Pharmacy Education

Timely and informative CPE sessions designed to address current issues affecting the regulation of pharmacy practice will be available to attendees of the 111th Annual Meeting. These sessions, led by educators, regulators, and others who will share their knowledge, experience, and insights related to the regulation of pharmacy practice, will provide attendees the opportunity to earn up to eight hours (0.8 CEUs) of CPE credit. Four joint CPE sessions are available to attendees, including the annual Educational Poster Session, sponsored by Pearson VUE; “Continuing Pharmacy Education — So Close Yet So Far,” sponsored by Walgreen Co; “DQSA – Are We There Yet?;” and “Team-Based Care – Where Do We Start?,” sponsored by Walgreen Co.

One of two concurrent sessions are also available, including the session, “Drug Supply Chain Integrity — What Will the Future Hold?,” geared for state board of pharmacy executive officers and members and “Inspection Tools – Update on the Uniform Inspection Blueprint,” geared toward compliance officers, inspectors, and investigators. In addition, there will be one pre-meeting CPE session, sponsored by CVS Health, “Combating Prescription Drug Abuse – Together We Are Making a Difference,” on Saturday, May 16, from 1:30 to 3:30 PM.

The Educational Poster Session, which is themed “Protecting the Public Together,” will take place on Sunday, May 17, from 8:30 to 11:30 AM, and offers attendees a unique opportunity to earn one contact hour (0.1 CEU) of CPE credit. This highly interactive joint CPE session allows board of pharmacy members and staff, as well as schools and colleges of pharmacy, the opportunity to display posters that share information about their organization’s latest legislative issues, technology, policy development, and/or patient or public safety initiatives as they relate to partnering to protect public health.

More information about the CPE sessions offered at the Annual Meeting will be available in theschedule on the NABP website.

Keynote Address

Attendees will have the unique opportunity to hear from Hurricane Katrina Relief Commander Lt General Russel L. Honoré (Ret), who will share his bold, no-nonsense leadership approach during this year’s keynote address. He will inspire attendees and explain how to succeed in the “New Normal,” an era where businesses, policymakers, and citizens must lead the way in creating a “culture of preparedness” that is equipped to safeguard the economy and natural resources. Drawing on his 37 years of military experience, General Honoré will bring his straight-talk personality and leadership approach to show attendees how to better prepare for challenges of the future during his speech, “The New Normal: Leadership and Preparedness in the 21st Century.” Bold and insightful, General Honoré is sure to motivate attendees to see local, national, and international leadership issues in a new light.

Prior to his command of the Joint Task Force Katrina, General Honoré served in a variety of command and staff positions that focused on defense support to civil authorities and homeland defense. He served as the vice director for operations (J3), joint staff, Washington, DC, and also as the commander of the Standing Joint Force Headquarters — Homeland Security, United States Northern Command.

Currently, General Honoré is a senior scientist with The Gallup Organization, where he is working on developing questions to determine levels of preparedness. He is also a CNN Preparedness Contributor. In addition, he is the author of Survival: How a Culture of Preparedness Can Save You and Your Family from Disasters and the author of Leadership in the New Normal, which details how to be an effective leader in the 21st century.

General Honoré is also a chairman of the Louisiana Bicentennial Commission, a board member with the Louisiana Disaster Recovery Foundation, and a member of the National Academy of Public Administration. Sponsored by Humana Pharmacy Solutions, the Keynote Address will take place Sunday, May 18, at 12:30 PM, during the meeting’s First Business Session.

Special Events

Board members who have recently been appointed to a board of pharmacy, or those attending their first NABP Annual Meeting, are encouraged to attend “From District Meeting to Annual Meeting — Learning About NABP,” on Saturday, May 16, from 4 to 5 PM. The program offers attendees the chance to learn about the role of the district meetings in NABP business proceedings, and Annual Meeting processes for discussing and voting on resolutions, amendments to the NABP Constitution and Bylaws, and the Executive Committee open member and officer positions. In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to network with their fellow district members.

Honoring NABP President Joseph L. Adams, RPh, the President’s Welcome Reception, sponsored by Express Scripts, will offer attendees the opportunity to catch up with old friends and acquaintances on Saturday, May 16, from 6 to 9 PM.

The Hospitality Brunch, which is sponsored by Omnicare, Inc, takes place on Sunday, May 17, from 8:30 to 11:30 AM, will offer attendees a chance to network with their colleagues while enjoying a buffet brunch. The brunch will be held in the same area as Educational Table Top Displays, during which attendees can speak with representatives from NABP, NABP Past Presidents, NABP/American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Districts, federal regulatory agencies, and other organizations about important issues and programs.

In addition, the NABP/USP Breakfast, sponsored by the United States Pharmacopeial Convention, will be held Monday, May 18, from 7:30 to 9 AM. Meeting participants are invited to attend the breakfast, which will provide an opportunity for both organizations to discuss timely and relevant topics in the practice of pharmacy.

Closing the NABP 111th Annual Meeting is the Association’s Awards Dinner Reception and Annual Awards Dinner, held on Tuesday, May 19. The Awards Dinner Reception will take place from 5:45 to 6:45 PM, and the Annual Awards Dinner will follow at 7 pm. The Annual Awards Dinner honors those individuals who have contributed their time and talents to advancing the principles of NABP and the practice of pharmacy. This special evening recognizes the efforts of the 2014-2015 NABP president and 2015 honorary president, as well as the recipients of various NABP awards.

For more information on the 111th Annual Meeting, please contact the NABP Meeting Services Department at 847/391-4406 or via email at custserv@nabp.net. Online registration and additional information may also be found in the Meetings section of the NABP website. Also, look for the meeting brochure that will be mailing soon.

NABP and the NABP Foundation™ are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. ACPE Provider Number: 0205. Participants may earn ACPE-accredited continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credit by completing a Statement of Continuing Pharmacy Education Participation and submitting it electronically to NABP. Full attendance and completion of the program evaluation and learning assessment for each session are required to receive CPE credit and be recorded in the CPE Monitor®system.

If you do not submit your CPE claim within 60 days of the date you completed the CPE activity, you will be unable to receive credit as this is the maximum time allowed for providers to transmit CPE to ACPE for credit. Please submit your claim as soon as possible to ensure that you receive credit.

Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Policy: NABP staff will be available to assist attendees on an individual basis to apply for CLE credit for attending CPE sessions. To apply for CLE credit, attendees must initiate the program approval process in their own states by completing and submitting the appropriate application materials and forms. NABP will provide documentation as necessary.