As part of our “Throwback Thursday” blog series, we’re taking a look at a topic that’s currently in the news and tagging it with previous research, videos or commentaries in a relevant way. As the saying goes, “what’s old is new again” – and we hope you enjoy our wonky twist on #TBT.
Did you know that this week is Exhibitor Appreciation Week? In recognition of this theme, we thought it would be fun to share some trade show photos from the past for Throwback Thursday (#TBT).
The National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC) has been participating in and exhibiting at conferences for decades, sharing our research about important topics such as medication adherence, formulary and access issues, individual treatment effects and comparative effectiveness research, among other issues.
While we couldn’t put our hands on any trade show photos from the 1950s, when NPC was founded, we did find one photo from the 1980s, when our motto was “Your Partners in Health Care.” Standing in front of our exhibition booth, from left to right, are former NPC employees Ken Hanson, secretary; Mark Knowles, president; and Richard Fowler, vice president, pharmacy and hospitals.
In 2008, NPC rebranded and created a new exhibition booth that reflected our new look and sharpened focus on research, innovation, education and evidence. This booth traveled across the country to conferences such as the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research’s Annual International Meeting, AcademyHealth’s National Health Policy Conference, and the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy’s Annual Meeting & Expo.
This year, NPC introduced a new booth that displays our mission statement and tagline, “Evidence. Value. Innovation.” At the conferences where we exhibit, you’ll have the opportunity to meet Director of Member Relations Kathryn Gleason (shown below with NPC President Dan Leonard) and other members of the NPC staff, as well as pick up recent research and information about NPC.
Your next opportunity to meet up with NPC will be on October 30, when we’ll be hosting a conference “Mind the Gap: Improving Quality Measurement in Accountable Care Systems,” in Washington, DC. We invite you to join us for a discussion with health care experts on the use of quality measures to balance financial incentives in accountable care systems, gaps in accountable care measure sets, and possible solutions for addressing these gaps. Find out more and register today—hope to see you on October 30.