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2024 Presentations

Get insights into the topics and updates discussed during the 2023 Regional Chain Conference.

Reflecting on the Success of Regional

The future was within reach at the 2024 NACDS Regional Chain Conference! For three days the industry gathered in support of pharmacies and their role in providing healthcare and services to all. Relive the highlights!


Monday, February 12

DSCSA – The Time is Now

Last August, the FDA announced that it was granting the pharmaceutical supply chain a one-year reprieve on complying with DSCSA. The expectation is that the additional time would allow the industry to invest and test this new electronic interoperable system for tracing drugs through the supply chain. This session will highlight how one chain is working through the process to comply with the law and they will share what they have learned and what is left to accomplish.

Leon Nevers, Senior Director, Procurement and Business Development , H-E-B

2024 Pharmaceutical Trends, Issues and Forecasts

This session provided an analysis of the most up-to-date industry data and highlight pharmacy trends, issues, and forecasts in demographic sales and markets for 2024 and beyond

Scott Biggs, Director of Supplier Services , IQVIA

Doug Long, Vice President of Industry Relations , IQVIA

Pharmacy’s Role in the Value-based Care Landscape

Pharmacies are increasingly gaining rightful traction as key drivers of improved outcomes, access, and equity. Join us for a presentation on the evolving value-based care landscape, including opportunities for pharmacies to engage and align with the strategy and vision set by value-based care leaders.

Kate Davidson, LCSW, Director, Learning and Diffusion Group , Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation

Justin Heiser, PharmD, President and CEO , Thrifty White Pharmacy

Access Wins: Sustaining Momentum on Policy Issues

Michael J. Ayotte, RPh, Senior Vice President, Pharmacy, Transformation and Advocacy , National Association of Chain Drug Stores

Christie Boutte, PharmD, RPh, Senior Vice President, Reimbursement, Innovation and Advocacy , National Association of Chain Drug Stores

Chris Krese, Senior Vice President, Congressional Relations & Communications , National Association of Chain Drug Stores

Tuesday, February 13

Caution. Retail Curves Ahead.

Anxiety – financial, technological, political and health-related — have shoppers shifting their priorities for 2024 and beyond. Wendy Liebmann will share WSL Strategic Retail’s latest shopper and retail insights that reveal both opportunities and road blocks for the coming 18 months.

Wendy Liebmann, Founder, CEO & Chief Shopper , WSL Strategic Retail

Revolutionizing Retail and Healthcare: Exploring the Power of Generative AI

Discover the potential, challenges, and ethical considerations surrounding the application of AI in shaping the future of retail and healthcare.

Todd Huseby, Partner, Americas Consumer Healthcare Lead , Kearney

NACDS Regional Chain Conference

January 19-21, 2025 Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Bonita Springs, FL

The NACDS Regional Chain Conference is a working meeting that offers unique networking opportunities with both your peers and trading partners.