Parata Systems and Pharmacy Times Unveil Details for 2015 Next-Generation Pharmacistâ„¢ Awards Gala


Now in its sixth year, the annual program recognizes outstanding pharmacists, technicians, student pharmacists and industry advocates.

PLAINSBORO, N.J. (March 19, 2015) — Parata Systems and Pharmacy Times, founding sponsors of the Next-Generation Pharmacist™ awards — the industry’s leading national awards program — are pleased to announce details for this year’s Next-Generation Pharmacist awards gala. Now in its sixth year, the annual program recognizes outstanding pharmacists, technicians, student pharmacists and industry advocates.

This year’s program culminates in Orlando, Fla., on Thursday, Aug. 6, with an awards gala at Soundstage 33 — right in the heart of Universal Studios Florida


. The “Innovation and Inspiration” themed evening will include entertainment from renowned motivational speaker, entertainer and author Giovanni Livera, who will inspire attendees with his “Anything is Possible” approach to magic, work and life.

At this event, pharmacists, technicians, student pharmacists and industry advocates will have the opportunity to recognize and celebrate the work of their peers. Finalists who are defining the future of the industry will be recognized, and winners will be announced and receive their awards. One winner will receive the program’s top honor and be named the 2015 Next-Generation Pharmacist. This winner will also be featured on the August 2015 cover of Pharmacy Times.

Now Accepting Next-Generation Pharmacist Nominations

Nominations for the Next-Generation Pharmacist awards are being accepted through April 14 at An independent panel of esteemed judges, chaired by Pharmacy Times editor-in-chief Fred M. Eckel, R.Ph., M.S., will evaluate entries. Up to three finalists will be named in each category. These finalists will be featured in the July 2015 issue of Pharmacy Times and on

This year’s nomination categories are:

  • Civic Leader
  • Entrepreneur
  • Future Pharmacist
  • Health-System Pharmacist (NEW Category)
  • Lifetime Leadership
  • Military Pharmacist
  • Patient Care Provider
  • Rising Star
  • Specialty Pharmacist
  • Technician
  • Technology Innovator

To view the detailed category descriptions and submit nominations online, visit For regular updates, follow Next-Generation Pharmacist on Twitter (@NextGenPharm) and Facebook.

About Parata Systems, LLC

Parata provides technology solutions to support coordinated care, better health outcomes and lower medical costs, empowering pharmacists to grow their businesses. Founded in 2001, the Durham, N.C.-based company is a brand trusted by more than 12,000 pharmacies and a growing number of global health care professionals serving diverse patient populations. Our technology has filled more than 2.5 billion prescriptions, helping pharmacists avoid an estimated 15 million medication errors. For more information, visit, contact us via or 888-PARATA1 (727-2821), or check us out on Facebook or Twitter.

About Pharmacy Times

Pharmacy Times is the industry’s leading publication, providing practical, clinical information pharmacists can use in their everyday practices when counseling patients and interacting with physicians. Each issue contains articles and features covering medication errors, drug interactions, patient education, pharmacy technology, disease state management, patient counseling, product news, pharmacy law and specialty pharmacy. ThePharmacy Times Office of Continuing Professional Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Learn more at, write to, call 609-716-7777 or visit us onFacebook and on Twitter. Pharmacy Times is published by Michael J. Hennessy Associates, Inc., a leading provider of health care publications, research, information and education.

Next-Generation Pharmacist™ is a trademark of Parata Systems, LLC.

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Media Contacts

For Pharmacy Times

Tara Petersen, editorial director, Pharmacy Times

609-716-7777, ext. 214


Becky Taylor, 609-240-6886


For Parata

Dawn Astorino, marketing manager, Parata Systems


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