McKesson ideaShare: The Independent’s Power to Perform

May 07, 2018

Celebrating more than 35 years as the premier community pharmacy education and networking event

IRVING, Texas, May 7, 2018McKesson ideaShare 2018 is the leading conference designed to help independent pharmacy owners and their staff improve their knowledge, performance and profitability. This year, we expect more than 1,500 independent pharmacies will come together from July 8-12, 2018 at The Venetian in Las Vegas.

Exclusive offer

Eligible McKesson ideaShare 2018 attendees are offered a three percent rebate on all McKesson OneStop Generics™ purchases, up to $20,000, from August 2018 through December 2018. For attendees who register by May 29, 2018, the rebate period will be extended through January 2019. Visit to learn more about eligibility requirements.

Networking and business development

In addition to this exclusive offer, attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and gather recommendations while interacting with McKesson leaders, industry experts and other successful pharmacy owners. They will experience focused learning, interactive exhibits, engaging workshops and meaningful conversations with peers that will drive their power to perform.

“Building on the success of last year’s conference, the number one priority this year is to provide even more networking opportunities to connect customers with industry experts and peers,” said Chris Dimos, president, Retail Solutions, McKesson Corporation.

Key networking events include the “Lunch and Learn: Getting the Most from Health Mart Atlas” and the second annual Women in Pharmacy – Own It event, featuring Mary LoVerde, “Moving Forward Together Changes the Future for All.” LoVerde is a renowned expert on the practice of work-life balance and offers practical ideas that help the audience stay connected to what’s really important.

“I love that I get to network with my peers at ideaShare and that I get a whole bank full of ideas and programs,” said Pam Marquess of Briarcliff Pharmacy. “Whether business or clinical programs, I come back with more than I can implement.”


With more than 35 continuing education courses, more than 60 workshops and hands-on demonstrations, attendees can develop new strategies to advance their business and provide better patient outcomes.

“McKesson ideaShare will also feature more than 100 educational sessions – with more than one-third led by pharmacists and pharmacy owners – offering attendees best practices to put into action for immediate results,” said Dimos.

Attendees will have the opportunity to uncover new revenue opportunities, such as immunization programs, innovative front-end solutions, specialty programs and more. In addition, attendees will receive training to grow their patient base, providers and services that help grow their business, as well as gain a better understanding of industry updates.

Yvonne Camus, one of the world’s most trusted speakers on teamwork and perseverance, will kick-off the annual conference and inspire attendees on July 9. Camus encourages guests to rethink industry pressures, personal stress and what it means to lead a high-performance life. She parallels many of her experiences to key issues independent pharmacies are facing today.

Former president of Trader Joe’s, Doug Rauch, will present his ideas for creating a culture of innovation during the Health Mart Annual Meeting on July 10. Rauch will share how to create a self-sustaining culture of innovation that embraces failure and consistently pushes the envelope.

About McKesson Corporation

McKesson Corporation, currently ranked 5th on the FORTUNE 500, is a global leader in healthcare supply chain management solutions, retail pharmacy, community oncology and specialty care, and healthcare information technology. McKesson partners with pharmaceutical manufacturers, providers, pharmacies, governments and other organizations in healthcare to help provide the right medicines, medical products and healthcare services to the right patients at the right time, safely and cost-effectively. United by our ICARE shared principles, our employees work every day to innovate and deliver opportunities that make our customers and partners more successful — all for the better health of patients. McKesson has been named the “Most Admired Company” in the healthcare wholesaler category by FORTUNE, a “Best Place to Work” by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, and a top military-friendly company by Military Friendly. For more information, visit

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