Schedule

Plan ahead and gain greater value from your preparation.

Print Schedule

8:00AM - 6:00PM

General

Exhibit Hall Installation

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Exhibit Hall

8:00AM - 6:00PM

General

Registration & Information Desk

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, North Lobby

5:00PM - 6:30PM

By Invitation

Maximize Your NACDS Relationships & Outcomes

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Room 151

First-time Attendees

NACDS introduces first-time attendees with their peers and presents best practices and recommendations for post-conference follow-up to maximize the value of TSE.

6:30AM - 8:00PM

General

Hotel Shuttle Service

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, North East Lobby

Available only from the Hyatt Regency Boston, InterContinental Boston, Omni Parker House, Renaissance Boston Waterfront (Limited Service), Seaport Boston (Limited Service).

7:00AM - 8:00AM

General

Meet The Market Networking Continental Breakfast

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, East Registration Lobby

7:00AM - 5:30PM

General

Meet The Market Information Desk

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, East Registration Lobby

7:00AM - 6:00PM

General

Registration & Information Desk

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, North Lobby

8:00AM - 9:00AM

Special Session

Meet The Market Kick-Off Session: Rebooting Retail: Redefining the In-Store Experience with Digital

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Room 157

All Attendees

Far from the notion of a digital/physical divide in retail, today’s successful retailers are merging the two commerce platforms to re-define the role of both.

Leon Nicholas, Vice President, Retail Insights & Solutions, WestRock

8:00AM - 3:00PM

Special Session Pharmacy

NACDS Community Pharmacy-based Point-of-Care Testing Certificate & Train-the-Trainer Programs, hosted by POC Consultants

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Room 257

All Attendees

Registration is required by August 16; there will be no onsite registration. To register, click on the above title and then the "SIGN UP NOW" button. These back-to-back sessions not only provide pharmacists with an opportunity to earn a certificate of completion, they offer a practical way to begin offering the NACDS Point-of-Care Testing (POCT) program in your organization.

Donald G. Klepser, PhD, MBA, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy

8:00AM - 6:00PM

General

Exhibit Hall Installation

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Exhibit Hall

9:00AM - 5:00PM

By Invitation

NASPA Summer Meeting

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Room 254

9:30AM - 5:30PM

General

Meet The Market

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Exhibit Hall C

Exhibitors introduce their latest innovative products, technology and services to Retailers through a series of 10-minute appointments.

12:30PM - 2:00PM

Special Session Front End

How to Get Your Share of “The Big Business of WELL"

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Room 157

All Attendees

Is your company ready to compete in the new era of WELL? This fast transforming world of healthcare, selfcare and wellcare is bearing down fast as shoppers boldly take charge, changing the dynamics of your business at record speed – regardless of the business you’re in.

Wendy Liebmann, Founder, CEO & Chief Shopper, WSL Strategic Retail

2:30PM - 4:00PM

Special Session Front End

Making the List: How to Reach the Mobile-First Shopper With a Zero Friction Strategy

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Room 157

All Attendees

Friction is one of the biggest threats to your business – and today’s increasingly complex purchase journey hasn’t made things easier. Alongside rising consumer expectations, more touch points have brought with them more opportunity for brands to break on their promises of convenience.

Aaron Calloway, Client Partner, Facebook

Carlos Garcia, Industry Manager, US CPG-Retail, Facebook

Anu Penmetcha, Global Product Marketing Lead for Retail, Facebook

Emma Zaretsky, Client Solutions Manager, CPG-Retail, Facebook

3:00PM - 4:30PM

By Invitation

NACDS Institute: Exploring Specialty Drugs & Care Services in Community Pharmacy

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Room 253 C

Chain Members Only

Community pharmacies across the United States increasingly offer specialty services to meet the evolving needs of their patients. Innovative specialty drugs offer needed cures and treatments for patients, often those dealing with complex disease states, and the delivery of such drugs requires high touch interaction with patients to manage their therapies.

Doug Long, Vice President, Industry Relations, IQVIA

Rina Shah, PharmD, Group Vice President, Specialty & Retail Pharmacy, Walgreen Co.

Michael Wysong, Chief Executive Officer, CARE Pharmacies Cooperative, Inc.

5:00PM - 6:00PM

By Invitation

NACDS Political Involvement Reception

Westin Boston Waterfront, Commonwealth Ballroom

NACDS-PAC Donors

Major Garrett, Chief White House Correspondent, CBS News

6:00PM - 7:30PM

General

Welcome Event

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Ballroom

This is the perfect opportunity to network and catch up with business associates.

7:30PM - 10:00PM

By Invitation

NACDS Leadership Reception & Dinner

Westin Boston Waterfront, Grand Ballroom

6:30AM - 8:00PM

General

Hotel Shuttle Service

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, North East Lobby

Available only from the Hyatt Regency Boston, InterContinental Boston, Omni Parker House, Renaissance Boston Waterfront (Limited Service), Seaport Boston (Limited Service).

7:00AM - 9:30AM

General

Exhibitor Final Prep

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Exhibit Hall

7:00AM - 6:00PM

General

Registration & Information Desk

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, North Lobby

7:30AM - 8:00AM

General

Networking Continental Breakfast

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Ballroom Foyer

8:00AM - 9:30AM

General

Business Program

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Ballroom

Hear from NACDS leadership and an informative and probing discussion of domestic and world events.

Steven C. Anderson, IOM, CAE, President & CEO, National Association of Chain Drug Stores

Christopher Lane, Executive Vice President, Wakefern Food Corp./ShopRite, and NACDS Chairman of the Board

John Kerry, Secretary of State (2013 - 2017)

10:00AM - 12:00PM

By Invitation

NACDS Board Of Directors Meeting

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Room 252

10:00AM - 6:00PM

General

Exhibit Hall Open

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Exhibit Hall

10:00AM - 6:00PM

General

Cyber Stations

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Exhibit Hall

Supported by IQVIA

11:30AM - 2:30PM

General

Lunch

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Exhibit Hall C

Supported By PDX-NHIN-Rx.com

6:00PM - 7:30PM

General

Total Store Expo Reception

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Ballroom

This is the perfect opportunity to network and catch up with business associates.

Supported By Harmony Hemp

6:30AM - 11:00PM

General

Hotel Shuttle Service

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, North East Lobby

Available only from the Hyatt Regency Boston, InterContinental Boston, Omni Parker House, Renaissance Boston Waterfront (Limited Service), Seaport Boston (Limited Service).

7:00AM - 6:00PM

General

Registration & Information Desk

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, North Lobby

7:30AM - 8:00AM

General

Networking Continental Breakfast

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Rooms 151-156 & 252-257 Foyers

8:00AM - 9:00AM

Insight Session Front End

Capturing the Multicultural Consumer Market Drives Growth

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Room 151

Today, multicultural consumers account for 43% of the buying power in top 10 markets and they are expected to drive 92% of the total U.S. population growth in the next 5 years. What does this mean for consumer brands?

Mariko Carpenter, Vice President, Strategic Community Alliance, Nielsen

8:00AM - 9:00AM

Insight Session Front End

CBD – What’s Next

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Room 153 BC

The question facing us now is what is next for CBD. This session will highlight key elements retailers should consider as they continue down the CBD path.

Sean Ryan, Partner, Strategy and Top Line Practice, A.T. Kearney

8:00AM - 9:00AM

Insight Session Pharmacy

Community Pharmacy’s Role in Optimizing Medication Use and Quality for Patients with Chronic Disease

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Room 254

All Attendees

Community pharmacy is uniquely positioned and well-equipped to improve medication use and quality in healthcare, but the full potential and opportunity in this space has been largely unrealized. Join us to learn more about an exemplary model in community pharmacy that has advanced chronic care for patients by optimizing medication use to reduce downstream healthcare costs. Topics covered will include chronic care management, quality metrics, and more.

ACPE Universal Activity # 0206-0000-19-010-L04-P

Crystal Lennartz, PharmD, MBA, Vice President, Pharmacy Performance, McKesson Corporation

Randy McDonough, PharmD, MS, BCGP, BCPS, FAPhA, Co-Owner and Director of Clinical Services, Towncrest Pharmacies

8:00AM - 9:00AM

Insight Session Pharmacy

Opportunities for Chain Pharmacy in Preventive Care

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Room 252

All Attendees

From chronic care to nutrition counseling, preventive care is becoming an increasingly urgent topic in the drive for national wellness. Join us to learn more about how community pharmacy can continue to improve access and advance preventative care for patients. Topics covered will include preventive screenings, immunizations, Healthy People 2030 goals, and more.

ACPE Universal Activity # 0206-0000-19-011-L04-P

Jim Kirby, PharmD, BCPS, CDE, Sr. Director, Pharmacy Services, The Kroger Co.

8:00AM - 9:00AM

Insight Session Pharmacy

Pharmaceutical Trends, Issues and Forecasts

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Room 253

This session will highlight pharmaceutical trends, issues, and forecasts in demographic sales and markets for 2019 and beyond. Community pharmacy practice is impacted by the growth and decline of segments in the pharmaceutical industry. This session will provide an analysis of the most up-to-date data that inform industry forecasts.

Scott Biggs, Director, Supplier Services, IQVIA

Doug Long, Vice President, Industry Relations, IQVIA

8:00AM - 9:00AM

Insight Session Front End

Purpose Driven Revolutionary Brands

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Room 156 BC

Our consulting and research show that Purpose Driven Revolutionary Brands are emerging, dynamic, purposeful and highly profitable – while connecting heart and soul with everyone and especially today’s millennial consumers.

Shannon Curtin, Chief Executive Officer, New World Natural Brands

Dan Mack, Founder, Mack Elevation

8:00AM - 9:00AM

Insight Session Front End

Retail Re-Emerging: Driving Differentiation and Relevance

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Room 156 A

Retail has re-emerged from its period of retrenchment as more differentiated, digitized, and convenient than at any time in its history.

Leon Nicholas, Vice President, Retail Insights & Solutions, WestRock

9:30AM - 6:00PM

General

Exhibit Hall Open

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Exhibit Hall

9:30AM - 6:00PM

General

Cyber Stations

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Exhibit Hall

Supported by IQVIA

11:30AM - 2:30PM

General

Lunch

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Exhibit Hall C

Supported By PDX-NHIN-Rx.com

6:00PM - 10:00PM

General

Exhibit Hall Dismantle

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Exhibit Hall

7:30PM - 10:30PM

General

Boston Extravaganza

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Ballroom

Connect with new and existing business partners while enjoying a variety of Boston inspired cuisine.

Weezer, American Rock Band

8:00AM - 6:00PM

General

Exhibit Hall Dismantle

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Exhibit Hall

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