<p style="margin: 0in 0.1in 0.0001pt 0in;"><strong>Arlington, Va.</strong> &ndash; With less than five months until the doors open for the second National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) <a href="http://tse.nacds.org/pdfs/tse_schedule.pdf">Total Store Expo</a>, the Association announced its line-up of educational &ldquo;<a href="http://tse.nacds.org/pdfs/tse_insight_sessions.pdf">Insight Sessions</a>.&rdquo;&nbsp; These sessions will offer presentations by experts on a variety of key issues and priorities including healthcare, business and logistics.&nbsp; The NACDS Total Store Expo will take place August 23-26 at the Boston Convention &amp; Exhibition Center in Boston, Massachusetts.</p>
<p style="margin: 0in 0.1in 0.0001pt 0in;">Each session is carefully crafted to ensure that attendees are receiving helpful information to conduct business on a day-to-day basis on a variety of topics including the impact of the Affordable Care Act, emerging healthcare models, business planning, consumer and market trends, innovation, health information technology and digital solutions.&nbsp;</p>
<p style="margin: 0in 0.1in 0.0001pt 0in;">The sessions will take place on Sunday and Monday during the four-day trade show and strategic exchange.&nbsp; To date, there are 14 Insight Sessions with more sessions in the planning stages that will be posted on the NACDS Total Store Expo <a href="http://tse.nacds.org/">website</a> in the coming months:<span style="text-indent: -0.25in;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p>
<li><span style="text-indent: -0.25in;"><span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Drug Supply Chain Security Act: Overview and Implementation</span></li>
<li><span style="text-indent: -0.25in;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Emerging Care Models: Partnerships with Pharmacies to Drive Patient Outcomes</span></li>
<li><span style="text-indent: -0.25in;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Enhancing the Joint Business Planning Process: Creating Value Together</span></li>
<li><span style="text-indent: -0.25in;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Healthy Growth: How to Capitalize on the Changing Consumer Landscape and Their Health Needs</span></li>
<li><span style="text-indent: -0.25in;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Innovative Pharmacy Operations Models</span></li>
<li><span style="text-indent: -0.25in;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; The U.S. Pharmaceutical and Pharmacy Market 2014: Trends, Issues and Outlook</span></li>
<li><span style="text-indent: -0.25in;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; The Quality Revolution: New Trends</span></li>
<li><span style="text-indent: -0.25in;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Advancing Neighborhood Care &ndash; Patient Nutrition Programs</span></li>
<li><span style="text-indent: -0.25in;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Convenient Care &ndash; Point of Care Testing in the Pharmacy</span></li>
<li><span style="text-indent: -0.25in;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; The Missing Connection: Pharmacy HIT Update</span></li>
<li><span style="text-indent: -0.25in;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; A Prescription for Change &ndash; The Affordable Care Act&rsquo;s Impact on Community Pharmacies</span></li>
<li><span style="text-indent: -0.25in;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Winning with Digital Study</span></li>
<li><span style="text-indent: -0.25in;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Women 2020: An Action Agenda for Women&rsquo;s Leadership</span></li>
<li><span style="text-indent: -0.25in;"><span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Specialty Pharmacy: Breaking with Tradition</span></li>
<p style="margin: 0in 0.1in 0.0001pt 0in;">&ldquo;Conducting business in an efficient and effective way is key in this industry,&rdquo; said NACDS President and CEO Steven C. Anderson, IOM, CAE. &ldquo;These informative and educational Insight Sessions are designed to provide the timeliest relevant information to help retailers and suppliers have a successful meeting and, in turn, have the tools to be successful in their businesses long after the NACDS Total Store Expo concludes.&rdquo;</p>
<p style="margin: 0in 0.1in 0.0001pt 0in;">Always forward-thinking, NACDS is committed to enabling business partners to work together creatively across departments and functions with an eye toward the entire store.&nbsp; Many of the Insight Sessions may provide crossover into other segments of the industry.&nbsp; For example, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-led session &ldquo;Drug Supply Chain Security Act: Overview and Implementation&rdquo; can offer suppliers and retailers critical information about stakeholder responsibilities as implementation of the Affordable Care Act continues this year and in to 2015.</p>
<p style="margin: 0in 0.1in 0.0001pt 0in;">The NACDS Total Store Expo is distinguished in its ability to offer cutting-edge programming for a rapidly-changing industry.&nbsp; NACDS members have come to expect precision and personalization in NACDS meetings and conferences.&nbsp;</p>
<p style="margin: 0in 0.1in 0.0001pt 0in;">In addition, <a href="http://tse.nacds.org/resources">NACDS-TV</a> will continue to provide video resources to help attendees plan ahead for the trade show.&nbsp; Look for more video segments as the countdown continues towards the NACDS Total Store Expo.</p>