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Nominations Open for the 2019 Next-Generation Pharmacist® Awards Program

Pharmacy Times ®, the leading media resource for pharmacists, and Parata Systems, the industry’s most comprehensive pharmacy technology solutions provider, opened nominations today for the 10th annual Next-Generation Pharmacist® awards program.

The 2019 awards gala will be held Oct. 25 in San Diego, leading up to the annual National Community Pharmacists Association Convention. Finalists and category winners will be awarded and recognized by their peers for this prestigious industry honor. One overall winner will be named the 2019 Next-Generation Pharmacist® and be featured on the October 2019 Pharmacy Times® cover. Visit to see a highlight video of last year’s event.

“Recognizing pharmacy professionals who are creating the future of pharmacy is something we look forward to each year,” said Mark Longley, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Parata Systems. “Committed to elevating the roles of the pharmacy team, our organization is honored to celebrate the achievements of these forward-thinking individuals.”

The Next-Generation Pharmacist® Awards program recognizes pioneers, innovators, and future leaders in the pharmacy industry. Nominations represent chain, independent and specialty pharmacies, government and academic institutions, long-term care facilities, and health systems pharmacists. Since 2010, the awards program has generated over 3,000 peer nominations across all 50 states and honored nearly 300 pharmacy leaders as finalists and winners.

“We are so excited to work with Parata Systems once again to present the 10th annual Next-Generation Pharmacist® Awards, using our platform to recognize top pharmacy professionals,” said Brian Haug, president of Pharmacy and Healthcare Communications, LLC, publisher of Pharmacy Times®. “The individuals honored are industry leaders in pharmacy who work hard to improve patient care and outcomes.”

The 2019 Next-Generation Pharmacist® Awards program includes 10 categories. Nominations may be submitted through April 30. An independent panel of esteemed judges, chaired by Pharmacy Times® editor-in-chief Troy Trygstad, Pharm D., Ph.D., M.B.A., will evaluate entries. Up to three finalists will be named in each category. These finalists will be featured in the September 2019 issue of Pharmacy Times® and on

The Next-Generation Pharmacist® Awards recognize pharmacy professionals who deliver innovations in modern health care for their patients and their community, inspiring others to achieve meaningful contributions in the industry.

“Attending the Next Generation Pharmacist gala was a tremendously humbling opportunity! I was incredibly honored to even be nominated, let alone considered for acknowledgement as a finalist among illustrious colleagues. The night itself was like a Who's Who among pharmacy practitioners - and to receive acknowledgment as the Patient Care Provider of the Year? Very exciting stuff!” said Mary Bridgeman, Pharm.D., the Next-Generation Pharmacist® 2018 Patient Care Provider winner.

This year, the nomination categories are:

  • Civic Leader
  • Entrepreneur
  • Future Pharmacist
  • Health-System Pharmacist
  • Lifetime Leadership
  • Patient Care Provider
  • Rising Star
  • Specialty Pharmacy
  • Technician
  • Technology Innovator

For complete category descriptions, eligibility requirements, and our online nomination tool, visit For regular updates, follow Next-Generation Pharmacist® on Twitter and Facebook.

About Parata Systems

TCGRx and Parata have combined to create the new industry leader focused on providing pharmacy technology solutions to support business growth, better health outcomes, and lower medical costs. Joined in 2018 as Parata Systems, the company offers the most comprehensive pharmacy automation portfolio with pouch and blister medication adherence packaging, high-speed automated robotic dispensing technologies, and pharmacy workflow solutions. Discover how we’re better together at and

About Pharmacy Times ®

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

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Last Updated: 15-Jan-2019