Annual NPPA Conference Information

2021 Dates & Location:  August 17-19, Bally’s Las Vegas

Exhibit Days:  August 17 & 18

The 2019 NPPA Conference hosted 358 Attendees & 114 Exhibitors
(Note:  the 2020 NPPA Conference was cancelled, due to the pandemic shutdowns)

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NPPA Conference Information

  The Annual NPPA Conference normally* attracts approximately 300 Pharmacy Purchasing Professionals and GPO Executives from across the country and 100-110 Exhibiting Vendor Companies.  In Addition, each year, we see an average of 35% purchasing professional attendees who are new to the NPPA Conference.  *Note:  due to the COVID pandemic, for our 2021 event, we are not expecting to have our usual numbers of attendees and vendors.

  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!

Highlights To 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 1 hour of the elusive required Pharmacy Law CE, and the newest Patient Safety CE (with at least half or more, also available for Pharmacist recertification).
  • Between 100-110* 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.
  • 1 meal per day is included in your registration fee at no additional charge, including the “pre” Conference day for our Attendee Opening Reception, unlike most conventions (as well as snacks in Exhibit Hall).
  • Opening Attendee Reception with food & open bar for all Buyer-Attendees (and any Exhibitors that sponsor the Reception).
  • Random Prize Giveaways in Exhibit Hall
  • Grand “Door” Prize Giveaway on final day of Educational Program
    *Note:  due to the COVID pandemic, for our 2021 event, we are not expecting to have our usual numbers of attendees and vendors.