The Lounge agenda


Slip into our scheduled activities and join in the fun! There’s something for everyone. It’s all interactive and extremely low key, so don’t be shy!

GNP deep dives

Tune in to hear our Good Neighbor Pharmacy managers chatting with subject matter experts and get the inside track on hot topics in independent pharmacy.

Tuesday, July 27

Hangout: 3:00-3:30pm ET

Happy hour

Kick off this year’s big event by sharing a virtual drink with friends and get a sneak peek of our ThoughtSpot-themed signature drinks.

GNP deep dive: 3:30-4:00pm ET
Pharmacy evolution
Learn how the pharmacy market is shifting to better suit the way we now live, work, and shop. We’ll be talking about what it takes to remain competitive within the marketplace while staying true to what makes independent pharmacy unique.

Featured Speaker:
Rob Meriweather, Vice President, Field Sales CSP, Central Region, AmerisourceBergen

Hangout: 4:00-4:30pm ET
New member networking
Is this your first time attending ThoughtSpot? Come get to know our team and meet other Good Neighbor Pharmacy members who recently joined.

GNP deep dive: 4:30-5:00pm ET
Pet health
Pet ownership growth more than tripled during the COVID-19 pandemic with over 10 million pets finding homes. See how you can capitalize on this trend by spending just ten minutes a week implementing our Pet Health Solution in your pharmacy.

Featured Speakers:
Clint Hopkins, PharmD, CEO, Pucci’s Pharmacy, and Tiffany Bianco-Christian, Strategic Account Manager, MWI

GNP deep dive: 5:00-5:30pm ET
Supplier diversity
AmerisourceBergen is building an ecosystem to help diverse businesses grow through partnership, education, and access to capital. We’ll discuss why it’s so important for us to support diverse suppliers both locally and nationally, as well as what you can do to get involved in your own community.

Featured Speaker:
Lamont Robinson, Director, Supplier Diversity, AmerisourceBergen

Hangout: 5:30-6:00pm ET
Pharmacy trivia
Join your fellow pharmacists for some friendly competition and test your knowledge of the trade.

Wednesday, July 28

Hangout: 3:00-3:30pm ET

Pharmacy of the Year meet and greet

Get to know this year’s top three contenders for our annual award and see what some of our previous finalists are up to now.

Hangout: 4:00-4:30pm ET
Singles session
Are you a single-store owner thinking about making your move to multi-store ownership? You’re not alone! Get tips from our team and owners who have successfully made the jump.

GNP deep dive: 4:30-5:00pm ET
Social media
Is your pharmacy making the most of social media? We’ll explore strategies to beat the Facebook and Instagram algorithms (organically!) and take advantage of social trends that are here to stay.

Featured Speaker:
Karlee Averett, Social Media Manager, Good Neighbor Pharmacy

GNP deep dive: 5:00-5:30pm ET
Experts from Americares will be discussing the toll that COVID-19 has had on independent pharmacies, addressing the challenges pharmacists have faced, and outlining what you can do to build resilience and prevent burnout.

Featured Speakers:
Jen Peng, MA, LPC, MHRS, Mental Health Psychosocial Support Officer, Americares, and Erin Briggs, PharmD, MPH, Senior Pharmacy Advisor, Americares

Thursday, July 29

Hangout: 3:00-3:30pm ET


Once Sheryl Crow takes her final bow, come hang out with other music lovers and gush over the private live performance.

Hangout: 4:00-4:30pm ET
Storyteller open mic
This past year has been tough, but there are so many inspiring moments that keep us all going. Drop in and share a special patient interaction or an unforgettable accomplishment to keep the good vibes going.

GNP deep dive: 4:30-5:00pm ET
Front-end impact
Find out how AmerisourceBergen is working with consumer manufacturer partners to advocate for you and close the gap on the front-end impact between your independent pharmacy and the chain drugstore.

Featured Speaker:
Paul Warren, Director, Consumer Marketing, AmerisourceBergen

Hangout: 5:30-6:00pm ET
Last call
Help us close out ThoughtSpot 2021 and tell us your favorite parts so we can start planning next year’s event!