Pre-Convention Programming

Sharpen your management skills

Ownership Workshop, Sponsored by McKesson

Thursday, Oct. 15 – Saturday, Oct. 17

A soup-to-nuts crash course on pharmacy ownership, whether you’re expanding to become a multi-store owner, starting from the ground up, or purchasing an existing store. Get your nitty-gritty questions answered on the loan approval process, licensure agreements, and business plans.

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Creating Health: Pharmacist-Led Lifestyle and Weight Management

Friday, Oct. 16

Obesity is the symptom of the body adapting and adjusting to its current culture and environment. Discover how you can stop the biochemical chaos by managing insulin, cortisol, and nutrition, plus how to build a profitable weight management niche.

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The Business of Long-Term Care, Sponsored by Pharmacists Mutual

Friday, Oct. 16 – Saturday, Oct. 17

Have your burning LTC start-up questions answered during this intensive crash course on owning and operating a long-term care pharmacy. Find out what you need to know to grow your long-term offering from a few to a few thousand beds.

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Community Pharmacy-Based Point-of-Care Testing Certificate Course

Saturday, Oct. 17

Get nuts and bolts details on how to establish a profitable community pharmacy-based point-of-care testing program in this certificate program.

Please note that this program is only accredited for continuing education credits for pharmacists.




John O. Beckner, R.Ph.
Senior Director, Strategic Initiatives
National Community Pharmacists Association


John is Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives at the National Community Pharmacists Association, where he helps independent community pharmacies develop diversified revenue streams and maximize patient care activities. A staunch supporter of innovative community pharmacy practice, he is a member of the Virginia Pharmacists Association, of which he served as president in 1996-1997. He received the 2014 APhA-APPM Distinguished Achievement Award in Pharmacy Management and the 2015 Bowl of Hygeia Award for outstanding community service, sponsored by APhA and NASPA.


John holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology from Wake Forest University and a Bachelor of Science degree in pharmacy from VCU/ MCV. He is on the board of directors of the Virginia Pharmacists Association Research and Education Foundation, the VCU School of Pharmacy National Advisory Council, and the Central Virginia Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. John serves on the Health Practitioners Monitoring Committee and previously served on the board of Health Quality Innovators.


Kevin Day, PharmD
President, Clinical Director
Day’s Miami Heights Pharmacy
Managing Network Facilitator


Dr. Day is the President and Clinical Director at Day’s Miami Heights Pharmacy in Cincinnati, Ohio. An adherence-based, technologically-driven, outcomes-focused pharmacy striving to be the best pharmacy in Cincinnati. Kevin also serves as the managing network facilitator for CPESN Ohio. Prior to returning to Cincinnati, Kevin held the role of Associate Director of Strategic Initiatives at NCPA.