Innovative Business Practices Dominate ACA Fall Conference


The American College of Apothecaries pharmacy conference will concentrate on improved pharmacy businesses.

Enhancing the business of independent pharmacy will be the focus of the American College of Apothecaries (ACA) pharmacy conference at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel in Philadelphia, from August 24 through 26.

With the main theme: “Electrify Your Pharmacy,” the event is designed to help educate independent pharmacy owners on how to improve their business with innovative strategies and marketing tools.

In addition to exhibitions and product demonstrations, the conference will feature speakers and sessions that will address: best practices in management, finance, marketing, pharmacy design, and collaborative practice. 

Attendees will also be able to earn 7.5 hours of continuing education.

In a press release, Donnie R. Calhoun, RPh, Executive Vice President and CEO of ACA said:  “I encourage everyone in independent pharmacy to come and share ideas and build relationships with other professionals. You’ll see everything you need to electrify your business and take it to the next level. In just two days, you’ll interact with product manufacturers, discover the latest innovations in the industry, and learn from leading experts to get a competitive advantage in today’s marketplace.”

Among the presenters:

  • Dan Benamoz, Pharmacy Development Services (PDS):  Leading Your Team from the Front Line.

  • Steve Simenson, Goodrich Pharmacy: Collaborative Practice in a Community Based Pharmacist Practice.

  • Mike Bollinger, Live Oak Bank: Financing, Credit Worthiness, and Cash Flow: What to Know in the Ever-Changing Landscape Called Independent Pharmacy.

  • Jean-Luc Moreau, Revolution Advisors: Do I Make Myself Clear? Communicating to Drive Intended Business Outcomes.

  • Dave Wendland, Hamacher Resource Group: Understanding the Five Profit Levers.

  • Johannes M. Heine, MBA, Kunesa LLC: Pharmacy Design In Europe vs. Design in the United States: Strategies to Attract Customers and Increase Front-End Sales in a Compounding Pharmacy.

Letco Medical and Compliant Pharmacy Alliance Cooperative are the top sponsors for the conference.

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