July 26, 2018

Next-Generation Pharmacist Awards Gala to Be Held at the State Room

Pharmacy Times® And Parata Systems Announce More Details For The 9th Annual Awards

Pharmacy Times® and Parata Systems, founding partners of the Next Generation Pharmacist® awards will host the 2018 awards ceremony and gala on October 5 at the State Room in Boston, Massachusetts. The venue is perched on the 33rd floor of Sixty State Street with unmatched views of the city and harbor.

“We look forward to hosting this event every year, and this year promises to inspire with great views, entertainment, and a memorable celebration of pharmacy,” said DJ Dougherty, CEO of Parata Systems. “As an organization committed to elevating the roles of the pharmacy team, recognizing pharmacy professionals focused on creating the future of pharmacy is a privilege.”

“We are thrilled to honor these outstanding individuals who have helped propel the profession of pharmacy,” said Brian Haug, president of Pharmacy Healthcare Communications. “Every aspect of the gala is planned to encapsulate the spirit of the Next-Generation Pharmacist® award recipients and their commitment to the field and their patients.”

To celebrate the leadership and passion of the finalists, judges, sponsors, and attendees, guests will be treated to performances by comedian and renowned guitarist Mike Rayburn and saxophonist Paul Ahlstrand.

“I’ve never been to the Oscars, but the event felt like an Oscars for pharmacists,” recalls 2017 honoree Misty C. Farr, PharmD. “It was an evening for us to shine and celebrate the accomplishments and people in our profession who are truly having an impact on their communities and our nation.”

The Next-Generation Pharmacist® Awards honor remarkable pharmacists, student pharmacists, technicians, and industry advocates who are chosen from 10 categories including Civic Leader, Entrepreneur, Future Pharmacist, Health-System Pharmacist, and Rising Star. The overall winner will be featured on the October 2018 cover of Pharmacy Times®.

Over 600 nominations were accepted through May 31, at which time the independent panel of judges chaired by Pharmacy Times®editor-in-chief Troy Tygstad, PharmD, PhD, MBA began deliberations. The list of 28 industry leaders on the panel can be found online at http://www.nextgenpharmacist.com/judges.

For more information on categories, eligibility requirements and online nomination submissions, visit http://www.nextgenpharmacist.com. Follow Pharmacy Times® on Facebook (Facebook.com/PharmacyTimes), Twitter (@Pharmacy_Times) and Instagram (pharmacytimes).

About Parata Systems, LLC

Parata Systems provides pharmacy technology solutions that empower pharmacists to help people lead healthier lives. Founded in 2001, Parata offers the most extensive pharmacy automation portfolio in the industry – designing, building and supporting both vial-filling and pouch-packaging solutions.

Parata Max and Parata Mini high-speed robots boost accuracy and efficacy, so pharmacy teams can deliver an exceptional patient experience. The Parata PASS suite, the latest technology in medication management, elevates pharmacists’ role in addressing the $290-billion challenge of medication adherence and secures their spot on the health care team.

About Pharmacy Times®

Pharmacy Times® is the leading media resource for pharmacists and the pharmacy industry, providing practical clinical and professional information pharmacists can use in their everyday practices when counseling patients and interacting with other health care providers. Each issue and the website contain articles and features covering industry trends, medication errors, drug interactions, patient education, disease state management, patient counseling, product news, pharmacy law and more. Additionally, Pharmacy Times Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Pharmacy Times® is part of MJH Associates Inc., a full-service health care communications company offering education, research and medical media.


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