McKesson ideaShare Frequently Asked Questions

Below are common questions and answers regarding the pharmacy event of the year. If you have further questions, please contact


General event questions

Q: What is McKesson ideaShare, and why should I attend?

McKesson ideaShare is an annual conference for independent pharmacists and their families. It is designed to focus on providing pharmacy owners and their staff with a plan to improve their clinical, operational and financial performance and drive improvements in patient care and increased profits.

Q: What is the Opening General Session?

Come hear McKesson’s leadership discuss winning strategies for you and initiatives for the coming year, and view the presentation of the Pharmacy of the Year award.

Q: What is the Health Mart Annual Meeting?

Join us as we celebrate your accomplishments for the past year and announce what to look forward to in 2018 and beyond.

Q: What is included in the Final Night Party?

Celebrate the week in style with new and old friends and colleagues at a unique location with food, fun and entertainment.

Q: What is the dress code?

Business casual is appreciated for all conference activities. Plan for hot, dry weather.

Q: What is the weather like in Las Vegas in July?

July is hot with the daily high temperature averaging between 102 to 107 degrees Fahrenheit with the early morning lows mostly in the low 80s.

Family questions

Q: Can I bring the family?

Yes. Camp McKesson will be on-site to provide childcare and activities during conference hours and events for children ages 3–17. The conference packages consist of a per person event admission fee based on level of access plus nightly hotel fees, as required. The Expo-Only Guest Pass (previously called Day Pass) can only be added to a Full Conference registration.

Q: What is Camp McKesson and what does it cost?

Traditional Camp McKesson will be offered on-site to children ages 3–17 during all conference activities and there is no cost to attend. Our licensed childcare professionals will give you the confidence that your children are in a secure, playful and engaging place while you attend meetings, exhibits and networking events.
New this year! We are adding two half-day excursion-based programs for kids ages 12–17 and there will be a fee to attend. Pre-registration will be required and additional details will be made available at the time of registration.

Q: Can children attend the Final Night Party?

Access to the Final Night Party is included in some of the conference packages. Tickets for guests attending the Final Night Party only will be sold onsite for $50 per person (5–20 years old) and $150 per person (age 21 and over).

Registration questions

Q: Can we add people after we have registered?

Yes. Contact or call 866.325.0365.

Q: How can I add additional account numbers for show floor buying labels?

This process will be available after registration launches at the end of March.

Q: Is there a day pass registration option?

The Expo-Only Guest Pass (previously called the Day Pass) is available for $149. This pass does not include meals, access to CE sessions, or access to the Final Night Party. Expo-Only Guest Pass holders are not eligible to receive the Generics rebate.

Q: Are any meals included with my full registration?

Breakfast and lunch Sunday through Wednesday and dinner on Monday (at the Welcome Reception) and Wednesday (at the Final Night Party) are included with your registration package*. 
*Sunday and Monday breakfasts and lunches are for CE attendees only.

Q: How do I get invited to the various lunches and evening receptions?

Your McKesson representative can help you with arrangements for special luncheons and receptions if you have not received an invitation.

Q: What are the method of payment options and when do I pay?

You can either pay via credit card, or request to be billed through your DC. All payments will be processed after the event.

Q: When is the cancellation deadline?

The last day to cancel your registration without penalty is June 27, 2018. Otherwise, you may be charged for one hotel night (plus fees and taxes). Changes to confirmed hotel reservations must be requested through registration support no later than 72 hours prior to the scheduled check-in to avoid no-show and/or early departure fees.

CE questions

Q: How do I redeem my CE credits for sessions I attend?

You can claim your CEUs on-site near the Exhibit Hall or through after the conference.