McKesson ideaShare 2019 frequently asked questions

Below are common questions and answers regarding the pharmacy event of the year. If you have further questions, please contact: or call 866.325.0365.


General event questions

Q: What is McKesson ideaShare?

McKesson ideaShare brings together the best and brightest independent pharmacy leaders and their staff to make meaningful connections and share ideas and expertise for building a stronger business. Unite. Learn. Grow. It all happens here.

Q: What happens at the General Session?

Hear McKesson’s leadership discuss winning strategies to grow your business and initiatives for the coming year. Join us as we announce and celebrate the winners of the Health Mart Pharmacy of the Year award, Community Excellence award, and the Clinical, Operational, and Marketing Innovation awards.


Registration questions

Q: What are the options for payment, and when do I pay?

Event fees will be billed through your DC approximately 90 business days after the conference. If you prefer to pay by credit card, please contact registration support or via the link in your registration confirmation email to make those arrangements.

Q: What are some fun things to do in Austin?

There’s more to Austin than just its thriving music scene. Check out everything the Texas capitol has to offer, including top attractions, nightlife, tours and more, here. Did you know Austin is ranked as one of the best cities in America for foodies? Dine at the city’s best restaurants by making reservations via OpenTable. You can also get recommendations from local experts by reaching out to the hotel concierge.


Rebate questions

Questions? Email

Q: How much are the McKesson ideaShare 2020 rebates?

Rebate info for 2020 coming soon!


Family questions

Q: Can I bring the family?

Yes! Guest passes can be added to a Full Conference Pass registration for an additional fee. All registered children ages 3–17 are automatically included in each day of Camp McKesson.

Q: What is Camp McKesson?

Camp McKesson provides on-site childcare and activities during conference hours to children ages 3–17 who are registered for a guest pass. Our licensed childcare professionals will give you the confidence that your children are in a secure, playful and engaging environment while you attend meetings, exhibits and networking events. Please note Camp McKesson participants must be able to use restroom independently.

Q: What is Teen Camp McKesson?

Share the excitement of McKesson ideaShare with your tweens and teens and keep them entertained with fun activities while you’re at the conference! An offsite, excursion-based Teen Camp McKesson experience will be offered on July 13 and 14 for registered attendees ages 10-17.

Additional fees and advance registration is required. Fees are per person and include adult supervision, admission to attractions, licensed staff, transportation, lunch, snacks, drinks, a sling bag, and a custom t-shirt. Both excursions will leave the Austin Convention Center between 9:30-10:30 a.m. and return at 4:30 p.m. depending on the trip(s) selected.  Space is limited, and we can only accommodate up to 25 participants each day. Sibling discounts are not available. 

Monday, July 13
Stunt Ranch

Tuesday, July 14
Typhoon Texas Water Park

Q: Can children attend the celebration party at Stubb’s Bar-B-Q?

Admission is included in all youth guest passes. Tickets for the celebration can also be purchased for $50 (ages 5-20) on Tuesday, July 14 at the registration desk in the Austin Convention Center or onsite at Stubb’s Bar-B-Q.


CE questions

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

Continuing Pharmacy Education (CPE) for McKesson ideaShare 2019 has been accredited by CEImpact, an ACPE-accredited provider of continuing pharmacy education. Please note, if you attended a live session, you MUST complete the online requirements to obtain your CPE credit. You have 30 days from when you attend the session to obtain CPE credit. This deadline is non-negotiable due to the CPE Monitor reporting timelines.

Redeem your credit from Health Mart University: If you are a Health Mart customer, claim your credit by logging in to and accessing Health Mart University (HMU). Enter the code provided in the ‘Enter CPE Code or Access Code’ box. Click SUBMIT. Complete the evaluation as prompted and click SUBMIT to send your information to CPE Monitor.

Redeem your credit from CEI: For all others, claim your credit by logging in to If this is the first time you have utilized the CEImpact Learning Management System (LMS) you will need to create an account. From the CEImpact homepage, enter the code provided in the ‘Enter Code’ box. Click SUBMIT. Complete the Evaluation as prompted and click SUBMIT to send your information to CPE Monitor.

Follow instructions to access your CPE Statement of Credit on CPE Monitor. Your CPE Monitor e-profile number is needed within your CEImpact profile. You can access this number through

If you have additional questions, contact the CEImpact team at They will also be available during show floor hours at the CEImpact redemption booth.

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