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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

"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

For more information on categories, eligibility requirements and online
nomination submissions, visit
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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®

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
® is part of MJH Associates Inc., a full-service
health care communications company offering education, research and
medical media.

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