NACDS aims to enhance Pharmacy & Technology Conference experience with mobile app

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has announced the launch of its 2011 Pharmacy & Technology Conference mobile Web-based application.

The app is designed to enhance attendees’ efficiency and experience at the NACDS Pharmacy & Technology Conference, which runs from Aug. 27 to 30 in Boston. In addition, the NACDS mobile website —  m.NACDS.org — features information about the upcoming conference and all 2011 NACDS events.

The first NACDS mobile app was introduced for the NACDS 2010 Annual Meeting and, according to the association, has become an important resource for applying today’s technology to NACDS’ meeting format. The app is compatible with most smartphone platforms, including the iPhone, Droid and Blackberry devices, and can be downloaded for free on the NACDS mobile website or from NACDS’ main website at NACDS.org.

M.NACDS.org serves as a “guide on the go” to NACDS meetings, advocacy and communications. The site is specifically designed for ease of use on any smartphone with a Web browser. Pharmacy & Technology Conference attendees will find planning tools for the event, including an updated schedule, floor plan, list of participants and sponsors, and other important information on the mobile website.

“Technology is ever-evolving, and NACDS continues to explore innovative ways to enhance its member programs and services,” stated NACDS president and CEO Steve Anderson. “Utilizing technology is an important way to maximize the continued value and experience that NACDS members expect from NACDS meetings and conferences.”

The Pharmacy & Technology Conference will bring together more than 130 retail companies comprised of chain drug stores, supermarkets and mass merchants representing more than 80,000 retail outlets and more than $200 billion in annual sales for prescription drugs, over-the-counter products and home health care.