2011 Health and Wellness Conference

Thursday, March 17 (1am) - Monday, March 21, 2011 (12:59am US/Eastern)
Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate
1500 Masters Blvd. [map]
ChampionsGate, FL 33896-5312

FMI RETAIL/WHOLESALE MEMBERS: Purchase two conference registrations at the individual retailer rate and receive the third one FREE!

Conference Agenda
Conference Brochure
Sponsorship Opportunities Brochure
Wellness Innovation Zone Agenda and Exhibitors


Learn, share and collaborate with Pharmacy, Nutrition, Technology, Manufacturing, and Grocery professionals to form strategies that promote a whole store approach to the wellness and disease management needs of today’s consumer. Enhance your professional knowledge and take home actionable ideas for implementing an integrated health and wellness experience for your customers.


The Innovation Wellness Zone Agenda and Exhibitors
The Wellness Zone and Showcase Application

The Wellness Innovation Zone is a fun, interactive learning and idea-sharing experience open to all attendees. Take time to visit the displays and exhibits and partake in thought-provoking discussions discussions. Bring your questions, ideas and experiences and be prepared to answer the challenge “How might we…..?”

  • Join in the conversation and be inspired!
  • Browse the “Innovation Stations*” and discover innovative new programs, products and services offering collaborative approaches to health and wellness solutions.
  • Hear from our panelists how retailers can form partnerships with CPG companies, non-profits and service providers to meet the needs and concerns of today's consumer and contribute to the overall well-being of the American population.


  • Learn why “Thinking Business” raises the value of in-store health and wellness solutions
  • Hear how cross-departmental collaboration plays a key role in improving the bottom line
  • Share best practices and fresh ideas for merchandising health and wellness solutions
  • Develop your professional skills and get updates on the latest trends and technology
  • Discover how to transform your store into one-stop shop for both the sick and the healthy


  • Strategic Exchange Appointments (SEA): 15-30 minute strategic meetings between retailers and suppliers to discuss new products and services or conduct brief business reviews.
  • Wellness Innovation Zone: Discover the power of merging food and pharmacy to create customer health and wellness solutions across the entire store. Learn and take home actionable merchandising and marketing solutions in an interactive and fun atmosphere.
  • Health and Wellness Showcase: An opportunity to discover new trends, technologies, products and services in the nutrition and pharmacy field.
  • Social Event: Join us Monday, April 4 from 7 - 10pm for a buffet dinner at our NCAA Championship Game Party and Networking Event at the Omni Resort Golf Clubhouse.

    Featured Sessions:

    C. Tracy Orleans, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
    Judi Larsen, Program Manager, Community Health, The California Endowment
    Yael Lehmann, MSW, Executive Director, The Food Trust
    Chris Duffy, Vice President, Pharmacy, Marsh Drugs LLC
    Rosa Sota, Regional Director, California Center for Public Health Advocacy

    Learn how urban, suburban and rural grocery stores are using novel marketing strategies to drive the purchase of nutritious, affordable foods that promote healthy diets for children and their families. Discover how these strategies represent “win-win” solutions for both consumers and stores by simultaneously addressing and preventing childhood obesity and creating healthy retail profits. Hear a panel of experts describe their experiences, methods and results.

    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

    Discover how healthcare partnerships can successfully integrate pharmacy performance reporting and interventions to improve medication adherence for health plan participants. Hear 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 PQA (Pharmacy Quality Alliance) quality measures.

    Dr. Bob Arnot, Physician, Author and former Chief Medical Officer for NBC

    The passage of healthcare reform was a great leap forward in creating a healthier population. In the past 20 years, the “bottom line” in bottom line medicine came to mean healthy profits–not healthy patients, but today, with a new emphasis on positive outcomes for patients, we can see a return to high quality of care for everyone. In this presentation, Dr. Arnot 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.

    Don’t miss out on this opportunity to showcase your products, services and solutions to a wide variety of decision-making stakeholders in the Health, Wellness and Pharmacy industry and reap the benefits of increased exposure and appreciation from our attendees! Opportunities are limited! For more information e-mail: Amanda Bond-Thorley or call 202-220-0606 or download the Sponsorship Opportunities Brochure

    Strategic Exchange Appointments:

    Online Scheduler Launch
    The online scheduling tool launch date is Thursday, March 10th. All participating retailers and suppliers can use the scheduler to requset appointments.

    It's not too late to sign-up for the SEA's. The longer you wait, the less appointments you'll make! Fill out the paperwork below or register online today.

Related Files:

Individual Registration Form
Retailer/Wholesaler B2G1 Form
SEA Supplier Table Form
Conference Checklist
Sponsorship Opportunities
Health and Wellness Zone Information
Conference Brochure
Updated Agenda

Registration Includes:

Sessions, business meetings, program materials, continental breakfasts, coffee breaks, lunches and receptions.

Who Should Attend:

• Pharmacy Vice Presidents and Directors
• Corporate Nutritionists/Dietitians
• Marketing/Merchandising/Communications executives
• Store Operations and GM/HBC executives
• HR Professionals focusing on health and wellness
• Suppliers of pharmacy-related products and services
• Companies offering health and wellness solutions

For more information e-mail: Amanda Bond-Thorley

Meeting Attire:

Business casual. Appropriate attire includes slacks, collared shirts and optional sports jackets for men; slacks or skirts and blouses for women.

Special Offer for FMI Retailer/Wholesaler Members:
Purchase two conference registrations at the Individual Retailer rate and receive the third one FREE!
To receive the special offer, three people from the same FMI member company must register for the conference by registering online or filling out two standard registration forms, plus the B2G1 form (link above). The free registration may not be completed online. Please see the form for additional terms & conditions.

Cancellation and Other Policies:

GRefund of the registration fee, minus a $75 processing fee, will be made for any cancellation received in writing to: register@fmi.org by March 3, 2012. If your cancellation is received by March 10, 2012, a 60% refund will be given. Any cancellations received after March 10, 2012, will not be refunded. Please note, registrations can be transferred to another company employee at any point prior to the conference.

Continuing Education Information:

Pharmacy Continuing Education:
The University of the Pacific Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy & Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Activities during this conference are eligible for ACPE credit; please see the final CPE activity announcement for specific details.

Continuing Education – Dietitians:
CADE logo FMI is seeking Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE) prior approval for activities during this conference. Please see the final CPE activity announcement for specific details.

General Hotel Information:

Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate
1500 Masters Boulevard
ChampionsGate, FL 33896
Reservations: 1-800-THE-OMNI (800-843-6664)

<big>MAKE ONLINE RESERVATIONS HERE: http://www.omnihotels.com/FindAHotel/OrlandoChampionsGate/MeetingFacilities/FMI4.aspx </big>

Please make all hotel accommodations directly with the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate by calling 1-800-THE-OMNI (800-843-6664) and mention the Health & Wellness Conference to receive the special conference rate of $189.00 which includes complimentary wireless internet access and use of all recreation activities. The reservation cut-off date is March 16, 2011. After this date, rooms will be on a space and rate available basis. The hotel may sell-out before this date, so we encourage you to make reservations early.

Thanks to our generous sponsors! Please visit their website for additional information, by clicking on their logo:

Platinum Level Sponsors

Gold Level Sponsors

Silver Level Sponsors

Bronze Level Sponsors