2011 Health & Wellness Conference Focuses on Whole Store Approach to Wellness and Disease Management
Mar 17, 2011 - 10:19:49 AM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - ARLINGTON, VA — March 17, 2011 — Supermarket executives in pharmacy, nutrition, marketing, health and beauty care, center store and operations will join suppliers and service providers at the 2011 Health & Wellness Conference, April 3-5, at the Omni Resort at ChampionsGate in Orlando, FL. The conference was developed by the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) to provide opportunities for retailers and suppliers to collaborate on ways to meet the wellness needs of today’s customers.
“Supermarkets are best positioned to merge the power of food and pharmacy,” said Cathy Polley, vice president of health and wellness at FMI. “A whole store approach is truly what it takes to provide customers with the products and information they need. This conference is a perfect opportunity for retailers to meet with suppliers and service providers and discover news ways to integrate health and wellness throughout the store.”
Informative Educational Sessions on Top Pharmacy Issues
Phil Lempert, aka Supermarket Guru, and CEO of The Lempert Report, will serve as moderator for the conference. The three day program features speakers from pharmacy, medicine, nutrition, marketing and industry who will share their insights and best practices including:
Food as Medicine — That Will Actually Go Down
David Katz, MD, an internationally renowned authority on nutrition, weight management, and the prevention of chronic diseases, shares his perspective on the significance of food on health and makes the case that diet has the potential to count among the most potent of modern medicines.
The New Nutrition Environment
It's a brave new world for today's supermarket customer to navigate the vast array of food and health information. From the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans to tighter controls on product health claims, consumers are exposed to a barrage of efforts by the federal and local governments, schools and consumer health advocates to reduce obesity and promote healthy eating habits. Gain insight on the latest government policies and trends and hear what consumers have to say about their food choices. An update will be provided on the new FMI/GMA Nutrition Keys Front-of-Pack Labeling Initiative. This session will be lead by Susan Pitman, MA, RD, Partner, FoodMinds, LLC and Susan Borra, RD, Senior Vice President, Communications, Food Marketing Institute.
To Know Her Is To Sell To Her: Capturing Female Health-Related Purchases
Explore why women make the buying choices they do and discover how much people trust the supermarket as a source for healthy products and services. Learn new ways to position your healthy offerings to attract female shoppers and drive incremental sales from The Pink Tank President and Founder Marcee Nelson and Senior Vice President Gretchen Goffe.
Partnering To Improve Medication Adherence
Discover how healthcare partnerships can successfully integrate pharmacy performance reporting and interventions to improve medication adherence for health plan participants. Hear a panel discussion about how a health plan and technology company collaborated to scale and deliver performance reports to network pharmacies and test the effectiveness and return-on-investment of specific adherence interventions based on Pharmacy Quality Alliance quality measures. Panel includes:
Laura Cranston, RPh, Executive Director, Pharmacy Quality Alliance, Inc.
Jesse W. McCullough, PharmD, Manager of Field Clinical Services, Rite Aid Corporation
Mark Conklin, PharmD, MS, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Highmark
Creating The Best Outcomes: What Healthcare Reform Means For You
The passage of healthcare reform was a great leap forward in creating a healthier population. Physician, author and former Chief Medical Officer for NBC News Bob Arnot, MD examines what the changing shape of healthcare means for you and your business, and how fixing the system will change American healthcare outcomes for the better.
Wellness Innovation Zone
The Wellness Innovation Zone is a fun, interactive learning and idea-sharing experience open to all attendees. Visit the displays and exhibits and partake in thought-provoking discussions. Discover innovative new programs, products and services offering collaborative approaches to health and wellness solutions. The Wellness Innovation Zone is open Sunday, April 3 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Food Marketing Institute (FMI) conducts programs in public affairs, food safety, research, education and industry relations on behalf of its 1,500 member companies — food retailers and wholesalers — in the United States and around the world. FMI’s U.S. members operate approximately 26,000 retail food stores and 14,000 pharmacies. Their combined annual sales volume of $680 billion represents three-quarters of all retail food store sales in the United States. FMI’s retail membership is composed of large multi-store chains, regional firms and independent supermarkets. Its international membership includes 200 companies from more than 50 countries. FMI’s associate members include the supplier partners of its retail and wholesale members.
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