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The American Pharmacists Association 2012 Annual Meeting and Exposition by Will Lockwood

The American Pharmacists Association held its 2012 Annual Meeting and Exposition in New Orleans, where the organization continued to focus on the clinical role of pharmacists, including a strong emphasis on MTM. The educational program included topics such as rooting out errors in the pharmacy, HIT’s impact on patient care, building a pharmacy business model around collaborative practice, and the impact of pharmacy technicians on patient-focused initiatives. Handouts for most presentations are available by visiting .page&pg=1060. The exhibit hall had a select group of technology vendors on hand.


Sylvanus Anidu, left, of OK Pharmacy in Donna, Texas, with RxMedic’s Michael Dennis.


McKesson had a team on hand representing its Health Mart and RxOwnership divisions, including, from left, Meg Young, Kevin Chambliss, and Jim Springer. Steve Wise, right, from the Texas Tech University Health Science Center in Abilene, Texas, is shown here taking a look at Manchac’s blister card packaging automation with Phillip Clark.


From right, Brian Komoto and Kirk Sakamoto of Komoto Healthcare and Komoto Pharmacy in Delano, Calif., are seen here with Innovations’ Jim Storey. Michelle Anderson, a Pharm.D. candidate at South Dakota State University College of Pharmacy, collected some information from QS/1’s Jay Williams.

Kent Stoneking of Kroger Pharmacies talked with Paula Godwin about ScriptPro’s new compact robotics.


Kimberly Robbins, center, of the Delaware Pharmacists Society visited with Lindsay Harter and Jeff Key at the PioneerRx exhibit.