NCPDP Announces Call for Proposals for its 2021 Annual Technology & Business Conference, “Reimagine, Reinvent, Reinvest”

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Deadline to submit a proposal is October 5, 2020. NCPDP’s 2021 Annual Technology & Business Conference, “Reimagine, Reinvent, Reinvest,” will be held May 3-5, 2021.


NCPDP announced today the Call for Proposals for its 2021 Annual Technology & Business Conference, “Reimagine, Reinvent, Reinvest,” which will be held May 3-5, 2021, at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona. NCPDP’s national conference draws more than 700 attendees from across the healthcare industry, including technical, business and executive representatives from health plans, pharmacy benefit managers, retail and independent pharmacies, specialty pharmacies, long-term care providers, healthcare consultants, technology vendors, pharmaceutical manufacturers, wholesale drug distributors, database management organizations and others.

“Our 2021 Annual Conference theme, ‘Reimagine, Reinvent, Reinvest,’ are calls to action for healthcare industry stakeholders to step into a new mindset where anything is possible – to envision what healthcare and the patient experience should be and could be’” explained Lee Ann Stember, NCPDP’s President & CEO. “The next step is to take our shared, altruistic aspirations and be creative by reinventing. For example, the great, foundational standards we have can be repurposed to facilitate data sharing in a new way or for a new purpose. Then we must ground ourselves in the work to make it happen by reinvesting our time in developing and enhancing standards and solutions for the common good. This means bringing more colleagues and competitors together in our forums to continue our important work.”

NCPDP is accepting submissions for two different session formats:

  • Standard Track Sessions are 60-minute sessions, providing for a 45-minute presentation and 15 minutes of question and answer. These sessions are limited to a maximum of two (2) speakers.
  • Rapid-fire, Hot Topic Sessions are 30-minute sessions focused on a high-level overview of an emerging trend. These sessions are designed to be both cutting-edge and highly focused, requiring the presenter to share ideas and achieve learning objectives in 20 minutes, with the remaining 10 minutes open for interactive discussion.

NCPDP encourages the submission of proposals covering a broad range of educational, informative healthcare and pharmacy topic areas, such as:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Behavioral Nudges
  • Blockchain Technology
  • Compliance, Accreditation, Government Mandates and Audits, HIPAA
  • Data and Analytics
  • Digital Therapeutics, Technology
  • Emerging Pharmacy Treatments
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Food and Drug Administration Programs
  • Impact of Regulatory/Legislative Environment on NCPDP Standards, Membership, Priorities
  • Long-term Care, Hospice
  • Pharmacogenomics
  • Population Health Management
  • Precision Medicine
  • Medicaid and Medicare Programs
  • Medication Adherence, Medication Management
  • mHealth (mobile health)
  • Patient Experience, Patient Engagement
  • Pharmacist as Provider, Pharmacist Provided Patient Care
  • Pharmacy Quality Measures
  • Rebates, Chargebacks
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Specialty Pharmacy
  • Standards & Interoperability
  • Telehealth
  • Value Based Care
  • Wearables Data
  • 340B Drug Discount Program

Preference will be given to case studies, pilot results and emerging trends. The deadline to submit a proposal is October 5, 2020.

For more information or to submit a proposal, visit: For real-time updates before and during the conference, follow us at or join the discussion using NCPDP’s 2021 Annual Technology & Business Conference hashtag: #NCPDP21.

Founded in 1977, NCPDP is a not-for-profit, ANSI-accredited, Standards Development Organization with more than 1,700 members representing virtually every sector of the pharmacy services industry. Our diverse membership provides leadership and healthcare business solutions through education and standards, created using the consensus building process. NCPDP has been named in federal legislation, including HIPAA, MMA, and HITECH. NCPDP members have created standards such as the Telecommunication Standard and Batch Standard, the SCRIPT Standard for ePrescribing, the Manufacturers Rebate Standard and more to improve communication within the pharmacy industry. Our data products include dataQ®, a robust database of information on more than 80,000 pharmacies, resQ™, an industry pharmacy credentialing resource, and HCIdea®, an innovative prescriber database that provides continually updated information on more than 2.5 million prescribers. NCPDP's RxReconn® is a legislative tracking product for real-time monitoring of pharmacy-related state and national legislative and regulatory activity. For more information about NCPDP Standards, Data Services, Products, Educational Programs and Work Group meetings, go online at or call 480.477.1000.

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