Supermarket Pharmacy Conference Calendar of Events

SATURDAY, MAY 3 ACTIVITIES AT THE LUXOR HOTEL 4:30-5:30 p.m. Pharmacy Conference Keynote Session: Government Issues Update. Catherine M. Polley, vice president, Pharmacy Services, Food Marketing Institute. 6-7:30 p.m. Opening Reception: First of three evening receptions offered during the conference. SUNDAY, MAY 4 ACTIVITIES AT THE MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER 8-11:30 a.m. Business Appointments.

SATURDAY, MAY 3

ACTIVITIES AT THE LUXOR HOTEL

4:30-5:30 p.m.

Pharmacy Conference Keynote Session: Government Issues Update. Catherine M. Polley, vice president, Pharmacy Services, Food Marketing Institute.

6-7:30 p.m.

Opening Reception: First of three evening receptions offered during the conference.

SUNDAY, MAY 4

ACTIVITIES AT THE MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER

8-11:30 a.m.

Business Appointments.

11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

Idea Exchanges Over Lunch (six concurrent discussions).

  • Pharmacy Efficiencies and Technology
  • Pharmacist Recruitment/Retention
  • Pedigree Issues
  • Loyalty Programs
  • In-Store Clinics
  • Effective Marketing

12:45 p.m.-3 p.m.

Business Appointments.

3-4 p.m.

Pharmacy Business Issues and Opportunities (pharmacy-focused session for CEOs at the FMI Show).

4-5 p.m.

Opening Session at the FMI Show: Green to Gold — How Smart Companies Use Environmental Strategy to Innovate, Create Value and Build Competitive Advantage; Andrew Winston, founder of Winston Eco-Strategies and author, Green to Gold.

MONDAY, MAY 5

ACTIVITIES AT THE MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER

8-9:30 a.m.

General Session at the FMI Show: The Food Retailing Industry Speaks 2008 (Supermarket Industry Trends); Tim Hammonds, president and CEO, Food Marketing Institute.

9:45-11:15 a.m.

Pharmacy Conference General Session: Patient Compliance. Bruce A. Berger, Head and Professor of Pharmacy Care Systems, Auburn University.

11:15 a.m.-1:15 p.m.

Luncheon With Pharmacy Educators (all Pharmacy Conference retail attendees invited).

11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Exhibit Hall activities at the FMI Show.

1:30 p.m.

Health and Wellness Tour on the FMI Show Floor.

TUESDAY, MAY 6

ACTIVITIES AT THE MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER

8-9 a.m.

Pharmacy's Connection to Health and Wellness (pharmacy-focused session at the FMI Show). Pam Heath, director of pharmacy, Sweetbay Supermarket; Mike Vail, senior vice president of operations, Sweetbay Supermarket.

9:10-10 a.m.

Pharmacy Conference General Session: Quality Assurance. Donna Horn, director of patient safety for community pharmacy, Institute for Safe Medication Practices.

10-10:50 a.m.

Pharmacy Conference General Session: Globalization of the Pharmaceutical Marketplace. Len DeCandia, senior vice president, supply chain management, AmerisourceBergen Corp.

10:50-11 a.m.

Pharmacy Conference Closing Remarks.