5 Must-Attend LTC Pharmacy Conferences in 2024

The landscape of long-term care (LTC) pharmacy is evolving, with new challenges and innovations shaping the future of patient care. While there are many ways to stay current in the pharmacy industry, attending a pharmacy conference is one of the most effective ways to gain new perspectives and immerse yourself in learning. LTC pharmacy conferences are crucial platforms for networking, innovating, and learning about the latest industry trends, regulations, and advancements.

In 2024, several conferences stand out as must-attend events for anyone involved in LTC pharmacy. These events go beyond attending presentations — they are about engaging in dialogue, sharing experiences, and forming partnerships that drive the industry forward and help your business stay relevant today.

1. MHA Business Summit

Ideal for: Post-acute care professionals and business partners.

When: March 4-6, 2024.

Where: Caribe Royale - Orlando, FL.

The MHA Annual Business Summit is renowned for its collaborative environment, bringing together many participants, including pharmacy and senior living members, healthcare providers, and business partners.

Attendees can look forward to panel discussions, partner exhibits, and CE credits available, making this seasoned summit a cornerstone event that addresses the challenges and opportunities within pharmacy operations and post-acute care.

2. AmplifyLTC Pharmacy Conference

Ideal for: All LTC pharmacy professionals seeking modern insights.

When: May 16-19, 2024.

Where: Gaylord-Opryland - Nashville, TN.

The AmplifyLTC Pharmacy Conference aims to inject fresh new perspectives into the evolving environment of LTC pharmacy. Attendees will have the chance to participate in various sessions and listen to speakers that delve into the critical issues LTC pharmacies face today.

Some of the topics of this inaugural conference include regulatory challenges, the latest trends, best practices, and innovations in the industry, and strategies for improving patient care with a specific emphasis on technology. This RedSail Technologies-hosted conference promises expert speakers, tailored one-on-one sessions, CE credits, business growth strategies, and stimulating conversations.

3. GeriMed Conference

Ideal for: LTC pharmacy stakeholders focused on challenges and opportunities.

When: September 30-October 1, 2024.

Where: Marco Island, FL.

The 24th Annual GeriMed Conference focuses on the unique challenges within LTC pharmacy, providing a comprehensive platform for learning, networking, and professional development. The conference stands out for its longevity and dedication to LTC pharmacy. Attendees can expect to engage in educational sessions that cover a wide range of topics, including regulatory updates and best practices in patient care.

4. NCPA Annual Convention & Exposition

Ideal for: Independent LTC pharmacy professionals.

When: October 26-29, 2024.

Where: Columbus, OH.

The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) Annual Convention & Exposition is crucial for independent pharmacists, including those in long-term care (LTC) pharmacy. The convention offers valuable opportunities for peer-to-peer education, continuing education, and networking, all tailored to help LTC pharmacies overcome challenges and take advantage of opportunities.

By focusing on the unique needs of independent LTC pharmacies, the NCPA Annual Convention helps attendees navigate the complexities of the healthcare industry while exploring options for business growth and enhanced patient services.

5. ASCP Annual Meeting & Exhibition

Ideal for: Senior care pharmacy professionals specializing in medication management.

When: November 7-10, 2024.

Where: Gaylord Rockies, Aurora, CO.

Leading the way in medication management for older adults, the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP) Annual Meeting is the leading event for pharmacy consultants. It is dedicated to advancing pharmacy practices that improve the lives of the senior population and caters to LTC pharmacy owners/operators and consultant pharmacists.

Attendees can expect a robust lineup of keynote presentations and educational sessions covering various topics, from clinical updates to the latest regulatory compliance, technology innovations, and best practices in senior care pharmacy.

Comparison and Unique Selling Points

Each conference provides valuable insights and opportunities. MHA’s Business Summit and Amplify LTC Pharmacy Conference are uniquely positioned to offer in-depth knowledge and networking tailored to the entire LTC pharmacy community, while ASCP is more focused on medication management for senior care. The best conferences for you are the ones that align with your pharmacy’s specific goals. When planning to attend, consider how each of them align with your professional development needs and business goals.

To get the most out of these conferences, you should set clear objectives, review agendas and speakers in advance, and plan meetings with exhibitors or speakers. Engaging deeply with the issues, innovations, and critical players shaping LTC pharmacy's future is crucial. These conferences represent unparalleled opportunities to do just that, ensuring you stay at the forefront of the industry.

Written by:
Matilda Olu-Jordan
Marketing Coordinator, RedSail Technologies
Matilda Olu-Jordan

Matilda’s background in retail and clinical pharmacy equips her with a deep understanding of the challenges faced by independent pharmacies. She provides readers with knowledge and strategies to thrive in a competitive landscape. In her role, Matilda wears many hats to ensure the seamless execution of marketing initiatives.

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