Parata Systems and Unveil Details for 2015 Next-Generation Pharmacistâ„¢ Awards Gala

MARCH 19, 2015

PLAINSBORO, N.J. (March 19, 2015) —  and , founding sponsors of the Next-Generation Pharmacist™ awards — the industry’s leading national awards program — are pleased to announce details for this year’s Next-Generation Pharmacist awards gala. Now in its sixth year, the annual program recognizes outstanding pharmacists, technicians, student pharmacists and industry advocates.

This year’s program culminates in Orlando, Fla., on Thursday, Aug. 6, with an awards gala at Soundstage 33 — right in the heart of Universal Studios Florida®. The “Innovation and Inspiration” themed evening will include entertainment from renowned motivational speaker, entertainer and author Giovanni Livera, who will inspire attendees with his “Anything is Possible” approach to magic, work and life.

At this event, pharmacists, technicians, student pharmacists and industry advocates will have the opportunity to recognize and celebrate the work of their peers. Finalists who are defining the future of the industry will be recognized, and winners will be announced and receive their awards. One winner will receive the program’s top honor and be named the 2015 Next-Generation Pharmacist. This winner will also be featured on the August 2015 cover of

Now Accepting Next-Generation Pharmacist Nominations

Nominations for the Next-Generation Pharmacist awards are being accepted through April 14 at . An independent panel of esteemed judges, chaired by editor-in-chief Fred M. Eckel, R.Ph., M.S., will evaluate entries. Up to three finalists will be named in each category. These finalists will be featured in the July 2015 issue of and on .

This year’s nomination categories are:

  • Civic Leader
  • Entrepreneur
  • Future Pharmacist
  • Health-System Pharmacist (NEW Category)
  • Lifetime Leadership
  • Military Pharmacist
  • Patient Care Provider
  • Rising Star
  • Specialty Pharmacist
  • Technician
  • Technology Innovator

To view the detailed category descriptions and submit nominations online, visit . For regular updates, follow Next-Generation Pharmacist on  (@NextGenPharm) and .

About Parata Systems, LLC

Parata provides technology solutions to support coordinated care, better health outcomes and lower medical costs, empowering pharmacists to grow their businesses. Founded in 2001, the Durham, N.C.-based company is a brand trusted by more than 12,000 pharmacies and a growing number of global health care professionals serving diverse patient populations. Our technology has filled more than 2.5 billion prescriptions, helping pharmacists avoid an estimated 15 million medication errors. For more information, visit , us via [email protected] or 888-PARATA1 (727-2821), or check us out on  or .

About is the industry’s leading publication, providing practical, clinical information pharmacists can use in their everyday practices when counseling patients and interacting with physicians. Each issue contains articles and features covering medication errors, drug interactions, patient education, pharmacy technology, disease state management, patient counseling, product news, pharmacy law and specialty pharmacy. Office of Continuing Professional Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Learn more at , write to [email protected], call or visit us on and on . is published by Michael J. Hennessy Associates, Inc., a leading provider of health care publications, research, information and education.

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