Let’s get this show on the road!

Here at APhA headquarters, the boxes have been packed, taped, and shipped. Final programs have been printed. Travel plans have been booked.

It’s 2018 APhA Annual Meeting & Exposition time.

In a little more than a week from now, APhA staff, hundreds of volunteers, and thousands of you will descend on Nashville for one of the pharmacy profession’s premier events. APhA staff works to ensure these meetings are tailored to your needs even before the previous year’s meeting has ended, and every day in between. I can’t wait to show you the fruits of this labor of love, March 16–19, in Music City.

APhA2018 is an opportunity to get inspired by your colleagues and energized to take advantage of the opportunities that lie ahead. Outstanding education sessions, lively networking events, presentations from some of the brightest and most innovative thinkers in health care, important policy discussions, and the chance to interact with the organizations and companies creating the most cutting-edge products and technologies characterize the APhA2018 experience.

It’s also your chance to dive into the Pharmacists Provide Care movement and make your voice heard! If you will be joining us in Nashville, visit the Advocacy booth located on Main Street outside the Exhibit Hall to learn about APhA’s ongoing advocacy efforts, discover how to build positive relationships with the Members of Congress responsible for making policy decisions that affect how you practice, and effectively advocate for your patients and communities.

If you haven’t already, it’s not too late to register for APhA2018. Visit http://aphameeting.pharmacist.com/ and start making your plans today.

I’m frequently asked by students and practitioners how they can best advance their careers. My answer is always, “Keep showing up and saying yes, and good things happen.” This is your time to show up and say “Yes!” I look forward to seeing all of you in Nashville in a few days!