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2018 APPA National Convention 

June 8th - 9th, 2018 Orlando, Florida 

Why Attend?

  • Over 1,000+ pharmaceutical industry professionals.  
  • 80+ exhibitor booth spaces.
  • Exhibitors: Pharmaceutical Companies, Manufacturers , Dietary Supplement Vendors Software Providers, Wholesalers, and Service Suppliers.
  • Audience: Independent Pharmacy Owners, Pharmacists, Hospital Pharmacy Directors, and Pharmacy Buyers.   
  • Over 30 hours of lectures, skill-building workshops, and continuing education.
  • The premier networking and product showcase opportunity.    
  • Education Day, Trade Show, Hospitality & 80's Party.  
  • Expose your brand to the press attending PharmaCon Expo so they know about your business.
  • Generate leads for strategic alliances and potential customers.

Book your hotel room for the 2018 PharmaCon Expo and Golf Tournament June 7th - 9th in Orlando, FL.

When booking your room please use group code: GRPAPPA2018

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Tentative Agenda 

  • Friday, June 8th from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm is our education day. The trade show will open at 2:00 pm until 6:00 pm. If you need additional shipping information please contact: 
  • Friday, June 8th from 6:30 pm until 8:00 pm is our industry hospitality party.
  • Saturday, June 9th is our industry luncheon from 12:00 pm until 2:00 pm with Key Note speakers: Michael Castagna (Mannkind Corp), Larry Twersky(TimerCap & 1-800 Dentist founder), Suzette DiMascio, CHE, CMCE, CPC is CEO of the CSI SpecialtyGroup. 
  • Saturday, June 9th 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm trade show floor opens.
  • Saturday, June 9th 6:00 pm until 7:00 pm –  Give aways, raffle, door prizes & grand prize.
  • Saturday, June 9th  7:00 pm until 9:00 pm 80's party. (Dress to impress)

Convention Date: June 8-9 2018 (Note Golf Tournament is on the 7th)

Venue: Rosen Centre Hotel 9840 International Dr. Orlando, FL 32819

Speakers

   
  Michael Castagna | CEO 
Michael Castagna is the Chief Executive Officer and serves on the Board of Directors for MannKind Corporation. Dr. Castagna has over 20 years of experience in healthcare, pharmaceutical, biotech and specialty pharmacy industries. He joins MannKind from Amgen, Inc., where he spent over three years as Vice President, Global Commercial Lead for a portfolio of nine biosimilar drugs, and Vice President, Global Lifecycle Management. Prior to Amgen, Dr. Castagna, was Executive Director of Bristol-Myers Squibb’s Immunology franchise, where he served as co-lead to relaunch Orencia IV and launch Orencia SC, both rheumatoid arthritis drugs. Before BMS, Dr. Castagna was with Sandoz (Novartis) as Vice President and Division Head for Biopharmaceuticals, North America, where he established the US Biologics Business Unit and relaunched its lead product, Omnitrope, a human growth hormone. Prior to Sandoz, Dr. Castagna held a variety of positions with EMD (Merck), Serono, Pharmasset and DuPont Pharmaceuticals. Dr. Castagna serves on the board of directors of Pet Partners headquartered in Bellevue, Washington.Dr. Castagna received his Bachelors of Science – Pharmacy degree from Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, his Doctor of Pharmacy from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy, and his MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. 
   Larry Twersky | CEOIn the face of the US healthcare challenges, Larry Twersky immediately recognized the importance of the TimerCap and the broad impact it could have on millions of lives. Larry serves as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer where his primary role is keeping the team focused on the company’s mission of engaging current healthcare challenges at the intersection of technology and pharmacy, and bringing them to market. TimerCap LLC creates solution driven products that result in improved healthcare outcomes. Enabling people of all ages to live healthier, more productive lives.

Previously Larry served as President of 1-800-DENTIST making it the largest and most successful dental practice marketing program in the nation. Prior to joining 1-800-DENTIST, Mr. Twersky served as Chief Executive Officer of Solid Climb a technology consulting company with more than 30 years’ experience in Healthcare Marketing, Digital Marketing, Social Media, and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and considered a pioneer in wireless and Internet-based solutions, having developed the first wireless CRM product for Palm(TM). He also previously served as President of GoldMine Software Corporation’s CRM Division. Prior to that, he founded Corporate Computer Center (CCC) in 1989 as one of the most successful CRM consulting practices.

Previously Larry served as President of 1-800-DENTIST making it the largest and most successful dental practice marketing program in the nation. Prior to joining 1-800-DENTIST, Mr. Twersky served as Chief Executive Officer of Solid Climb a technology consulting company with more than 30 years’ experience in Healthcare Marketing, Digital Marketing, Social Media, and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and considered a pioneer in wireless and Internet-based solutions, having developed the first wireless CRM product for Palm(TM). He also previously served as President of GoldMine Software Corporation’s CRM Division. Prior to that, he founded Corporate Computer Center (CCC) in 1989 as one of the most successful CRM consulting practices. 

Suzette DiMascio | CEO 

As a thought leader, industry expert, frequent media contributor and sought after speaker on all things pharmacy related; Suzette’s strategic insight on marketplace trends help align and enlighten this continually pivoting industry.

Under Suzette’s leadership, CSI Specialty Group has become known as the industry’s preeminent Specialty Pharmacy Leadership Consulting firm; offering strategic solutions to all healthcare market channels across the spectrum from health systems to manufacturers and was honored as one of Consulting Magazine's Fastest Growing Firms, ranking 5th out of 50 firms.

Suzette's passion for patient care is at the forefront in all programs CSI Specialty Group develops to support their client’s endeavors to improve patient lives, every day. She has been instrumental in positioning CSI as a leading, free resource for educational programs on specialty pharmacy, as well as starting the industry's first podcast dedicated to specialty pharmacy which focuses on enlightening trends, highlighting leaders in the industry and uncovering ways to make the specialty pharmacy journey more successful for patients worldwide.

These attributes have granted accolades from other industry leaders, as Suzette delights in providing insight, education and mentorship, while still possessing an incredible voracity for learning herself. All she learns she passes forward, which has afforded her the title of “ Queen of Specialty Pharmacy,” offered by the American Pharmaceutical Purchasing Alliance, in addition to being named a Goldman Sach’s “Top Growing Businesses”

Suzette and her husband call the heart of specialty pharmacy home, located in Central Florida, and they are proud parents of a West Point Class of 2019 cadet.

Do not miss this opportunity to play an integral part among this powerful audience of pharmaceutical industry professionals through targeted or traditional sponsorships! This is an opportunity to secure a spotlight on your company’s products and services. Your support at the convention will generate goodwill for your company, while providing the chance to expand your customer base.

    • 7 Jun 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EDT)
    • Shingle Creek Golf Club
    Register

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    The American Pharmacy Purchasing Alliance will host a Golf Tournament on Thursday, June 7th in conjunction with our National Convention.

    Shingle Creek Golf Club

    9939 Universal Boulevard  
    Orlando, FL 32819
    Phone: 866.996.9933

    Registration begins at 12:00 pm, with tee-off at 1:00 pm.

    The cost for this event is only $95 or $85 if you are a member. This price includes entry into all events, 18 holes of golf, riding cart, and various awards.

    To help us properly plan for this event, please pre-register or send an email to info@joinappa.com.

    Book  your  hotel  room  with  discounted  rates  now - click  here                                   Or call 800-204-7234 (Discount code: GRPAPPA2018

    Golf attire is required. Collared shirts and slacks. No steel spikes are allowed on the course. 

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    • 8 Jun 2018
    • 8:00 AM (EDT)
    • 9 Jun 2018
    • 6:00 PM (EDT)
    • The Rosen Centre Hotel
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    Once again, it’s time to mark your calendar! “The 2nd Annual APPA Convention” for independent Pharmacy Owners and Pharmacists is coming June 8-9, 2018 at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, FL. Whether large or small, exhibiting at “PharmaCon Expo” is a prime business opportunity to enhance your company profile and increase your visibility among the leaders in the Pharmaceutical industry.

    We also provide you with several excellent networking opportunities with your customers and prospects, including the golf tournament, closing reception, hospitality and 80's party. Throw on your jeans and plan to sparkle at these fun-filled events! Dazzle, dance, and network the night away.

    This is the time to get the most for your investment. We, at American Pharmacy Purchasing Alliance, realize that many budgets have been cut, and this surely applies to your marketing funds. This is why we remind you that APPA can maximize your advertising investment and prepare your business for the future.

    We look forward to your partnership with APPA. 

    Tentative Agenda:

    Note registration opens at 8:00 am
    • Friday, June 8th from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm is our education day. The trade show will open from 2:00 pm until 6:00 pm. If you need additional shipping information please contact: info@joinappa.com
    • Friday, June 8th from 6:30 pm until 8:00 pm is our industry hospitality party.
    • Saturday, June 9th is our industry luncheon from 12:00 pm until 2:45 pm with Key Note speakers: Michael Castagna (Mannkind Corp), Larry Twersky (TimerCap & 1-800 Dentist founder), Suzette DiMascio, CHE, CMCE, CPC is CEO of the CSI SpecialtyGroup. 
    • Saturday, June 9th 9:00 am – 6:00 pm trade show floor opens. (Will be closed for industry luncheon from 12:00 pm - 2:45 pm)
    • Saturday, June 9th 6:00 pm until 6:45 pm –  Closing reception with give aways, raffle, door prizes & grand prize.
    • Saturday, June 9th  7:00 pm until close -  80's party. (Dress to impress)

    Convention Date: June 8-9 2018 (Note Golf Tournament is on the 7th)

    Venue: Rosen Centre Hotel 9840 International Dr. Orlando, FL 32819

     Book  your  hotel  room  with  discounted  rates  now  -  click here                                  Or call 800-204-7234 (Discount code: GRPAPPA2018


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About The Alliance

APPA is comprised of experts and professionals in the field of pharmacy purchasing who believe that pharmacy purchasing deserves a large amount of attention since it is one of the most important specialty fields in pharmacy. Creating a large alliance, these professionals can speak in a clear and unmistakable voice. By keeping members abreast with the latest in the pharmaceutical industry, pharmacy buyers, independent pharmacy owners, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, distributors, government purchasers, non-profit private purchasing companies, and other dedicated and experienced professionals who are involved in purchasing can only benefit from this.

Contact Us

info@joinappa.com
877-570-2665
Address: 
30350 USF Holly Drive, Tampa, FL 33620 


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