McKesson ideaShare provides effective, permanent relief of business pains

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Master pharmacy best practices
Every pharmacy can benefit from attending this year’s conference. Explore all the new ways to get a head start on what’s coming next in the industry and learn best practices for patient care and maximizing profits. McKesson ideaShare will truly enhance your power to perform.

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Main events

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 winners. Plus, you’ll be inspired by speaker Michael Abrashoff, the former commander of the Navy’s USS Benfold and author of “It’s Your Ship.” He is the founder of Aegis Performance Group, a consulting firm that supports executives as they address leadership, talent and performance challenges within their organizations.

Health Mart Annual Meeting
Join Health Mart President Steve Courtman and Chief Pharmacist Crystal Lennartz as they celebrate your accomplishments for the past year and announce what to look forward to in 2018. Our keynote speaker, Mark Thompson, will present his influential ideas on leadership, driving change, innovation, sales growth, and customer and employee engagement. Forbes called Mark one of America’s Top Venture Investors with the ‘Midas Touch.’ Mark was Charles Schwab’s former chief of staff and chief customer experience officer, is a co-founder of Sir Richard Branson’s Entrepreneurship Centres, an executive coach for TED Fellows, and an early investor in companies such as Facebook, Netflix and Esurance.

Final Night Party
Celebrate New Orleans-style at Mardi Gras World! Tour the studio where the colorful floats are created for the world-famous parade and festivities. Hear hit makers from the 1980s and 90s with the Wes Quave Band, including members of Berlin, Collective Soul, Dazz Band, Kool & the Gang, The Romantics and Sugar Ray. Get a taste of the cuisine that made the region a favorite for foodies.

Resources to make great things happen

Learn about the industry changes and innovations that will affect your pharmacy because this year’s McKesson ideaShare is focused on helping you understand and prepare for them. Get the tools and resources to help you adapt to an evolving market.

Find practical action steps to move ahead
Experience Health Mart’s action-oriented approach to help you implement the performance and operational changes that will transform your pharmacy into a more profitable business. Explore five key areas on the exhibit floor geared toward helping you based on your pharmacy’s needs and performance.

Attend CE courses on the hot topics in pharmacy
Sign up for the CE courses you need to refresh your knowledge and learn new skills to improve your pharmacy’s profitability and patient care.

Meet with more than 200 partners and suppliers
Check out the exhibit floor where you’ll get demonstrations and personal training on products, services and technology, not to mention special offers for attendees only.

Save money by attending
The McKesson OneStop GenericsTM team can advise you on how to boost your profits and redeem your 3% rebate*, up to $20,000, on orders placed August through December 2017.

Meet your peers and talk with experts
There’s no better place to network, reconnect and have fun than New Orleans. Meet your partners and peers at the Welcome Reception, network during special lunches and join buying group receptions.

Take it easy in the Big Easy

What to do before and after McKesson ideaShare
Experience New Orleans’ finest in the French Quarter, hear jazz and blues, or dine on local specialties such as po’ boys, crawfish, jambalaya and beignets. Families will want to explore the Audubon Aquarium, The National World War II Museum, Carousel Gardens Amusement Park and Storyland at City Park, Audubon Zoo, historic sites, and riverboat tours. Find more information at

Camp McKesson
Families are welcome at McKesson ideaShare 2017. Camp McKesson will be on-site for four fun-filled days during all conference activities. Our licensed childcare professionals will give you the confidence that your children (ages 3–17) are in a secure, playful and engaging place while you attend meetings, exhibits and networking events.

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*Attendees eligible for the generics rebate are independent and small/medium chain retail customers only.