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.


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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.

Q: What is included in the Final Night Party?

Celebrate with your pharmacy friends at SeaWorld® Orlando featuring food, drinks and entertainment on June 29, 6–10 p.m. Get access to all park attractions and a private dolphin show. Enjoy the Electric Ocean celebration featuring glowing sea creatures, DJ entertainment and a spectacular display of fireworks. Transportation from your hotel to SeaWorld Orlando and back will be provided.

Q: What is the dress code?

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

Q: What is the weather like in Orlando in June?

June is hot with the daily high temperature averaging 90 degrees Fahrenheit with the early morning lows mostly in the low 70s. Be prepared for humidity!


Registration questions


Q: Can we add people after we have registered?

Yes. Contact or call 866.325.0365.

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 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: When is the cancellation deadline?

The last day to cancel your registration without penalty is May 24, 2019. 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 time to avoid no-show and/or early departure fees.


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 teens and keep them entertained with fun activities while you’re at the conference. Teen Camp McKesson provides children ages 12–17 with daily supervised excursions from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. An additional fee per day and advance registration is required. Fees are per person (no sibling discounts) and include admission, transportation, lunch, two snacks, two bottles of water, sling bag, and a custom t-shirt. Registration for Teen Camp McKesson opens on March 20 and closes May 24 (no refunds thereafter). Check out this year’s excursions:

  • Wednesday, June 26 – Gatorland: $210
  • Thursday, June 27 – Aquatica by SeaWorld Water Park: $245
  • Friday, June 28 – Kennedy Space Center Tour and Lunch with an Astronaut: $315


Q: Can children attend the Final Night Party?

Admission to the Final Night Party is included in all youth guest passes. Tickets for guests attending the Final Night Party only will be sold at the door for $50 per person (5–20 years old) and $100 per person (age 21 and over).


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.


Quick tips


Q: What’s the first thing I should do when I arrive?

Head to the McKesson ideaShare Registration Desk located in West C Lobby of the Orange County Convention Center West Building to pick up your registration packet and badge. Exhibits will be in Hall C. Your badge will serve as your ticket to the exhibit floor, sessions, meals and social functions (including the Final Night Party) included in the pass you have purchased. To replace lost or damaged badges, visit the McKesson ideaShare Registration Desk.

Q: Are there any special deals?

Grow your front-end margins with McKesson ideaShare special deals. Save up to 25% on national brand OTC and home healthcare products and Health Mart and Sunmark® brand OTC products.

Q: Are there any theme park ticket discounts?

Use this link and select Buy Tickets to access discounted tickets to Walt Disney World® theme park.

Q: Will there be shuttles to the theme parks?

McKesson is not providing shuttle service from the hotels to the various theme park attractions. Please contact your hotel concierge or check out for more information about non-conference transportation options.

Q: Are there discounts for airport parking and transportation?

Get a 5% discount if you reserve airport parking through Use the discount code “MCKESSON2019” at checkout or call 800.851.5863 to reserve. You can also get a $5 discount when you book airport shuttle transportation to and from your airport and hotel through Use the discount code “MCKESSON2019” at checkout or call 800.851.4528 to book. For example, if you’re traveling from Orlando International Airport (MCO) to the Hyatt Regency Orlando, you can expect these competitive prices:

  • Shared ride van service, one-way rate: $19 per person
  • Non-stop van service, one-way rate: $56 (up to 10 passengers per van)
  • Shared ride van service, round-trip rate: $36.30 per person
  • Non-stop van service, round-trip rate: $106.60 (up to 10 passengers per van)

Q: When’s check-out and departures?

Standard hotel check-out time is 11:00 a.m. You should plan to arrive at the airport two to three hours in advance of your departure time.


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