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NPPA Conference


2014 Dates & Location:  August 18-21, Bally’s Las Vegas

 300 Attendees & 82 Exhibitors at 2013 NPPA Conference

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General NPPA Conference Information


   300 Pharmacy Purchasing Professionals from across the country and 82 Exhibiting Vendor Companies were in attendance in Las Vegas for last year’s 2013 NPPA Conference.  There are approximately 300 Pharmacy Buyer & Group Purchasing Attendees each year, with an average of 35% who are new to the NPPA Conference.


   Since 1997, we have conducted the only national meeting exclusively for the pharmacy purchasing profession, the Annual NPPA Conference, held in Las Vegas each year (usually in August). This conference offers a unique opportunity for Pharmacy Purchasing Professionals in all disciplines and work settings to come together to learn the latest trends in Pharmacy Purchasing. Our only issue is pharmacy purchasing!

 Here are some of the highlights you can expect from every Annual NPPA Conference:

  • Best Buyer Practices - discussing standard-of-practice subjects as presented by Buyers on a peer-to-peer level.

  • Between 8-12 units of ACPE-accredited CE's are available for credit towards technician re-certification, including at least 1 hour of the elusive required Pharmacy Law CE, (with at least half or more, also available for Pharmacist recertification).    

  • Approximately 85 Pharmaceutical Companies exhibit their products & services and sponsor Conference events, programs, and items.
  • Participating GPO Executives will be present at the NPPA Conference for GPO Breakout Sessions during the regular educational program.
  • Approximately 5 meals are included in your registration fee, unlike most conventions (as well as snacks in Exhibit Hall).
  • Opening Attendee Reception with light dinner food & open bar for all Buyer-Attendees and sponsoring vendors.
  • Random Prize Giveaways in Exhibit Hall.

         To View Photos from Past Conferences, Click HERE

         To Read a Review of the 2013 NPPA Conference, click HERE