Wendland to Moderate Drug Store News’ Annual Diabetes Leadership Forum for Ninth Year
WAUKESHA, WI — November 15, 2012 — Hamacher Resource Group, Inc. (HRG), the retail healthcare industry’s premier marketing and research firm, will participate in the ninth annual Drug Store News’ Diabetes Leadership Forum, part of their Industry Issues Summit, to be held November 27, 2012 at the New York Athletic Club in New York City. HRG Vice President, Dave Wendland, will moderate the forum for the ninth year in a row. Wendland stated, “My goal is to foster the discussion and uncover innovative ways for community pharmacies to help their patients with diabetes manage the condition.”
The panel will represent retailers, distributors, and suppliers in the retail consumer healthcare industry, including Walgreens and Costco. This annual event is a unique opportunity for the entire supply chain to share ideas on how to best serve their diabetes customers. Wendland said, “Pharmacies play an important role in managing healthcare outcomes for patient-managed conditions such as diabetes. Contributing to improved patient adherence impacts overall healthcare costs, which is the ultimate goal.”
Drug Store News Editor in Chief, Rob Eder, stated, “Dave was our first choice to moderate the forum and we’ve asked him back every year because he has deep knowledge of both the issue and our industry. He keeps the discussion on task and brings additional value to the session with his insights and opinions.”
Wendland regularly speaks at industry events including HDMA’s Business & Leadership Conference, Food Marketing Institute’s Health and Wellness Conference, and OTC Perspectives’ OTC National Conference. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA), and actively participates in other trade organizations such as Healthcare Distribution Management Association (HDMA), the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS), the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA), and Global Market Development Center (GMDC). He also contributes to Chain Drug Review and HealthCare Distributor, is a featured blogger for DrugStoreNews.com, and a respected member of the BrainTrust Panel on RetailWire.com.
About Hamacher Resource Group
Hamacher Resource Group, Inc. is a research, marketing, and category management firm specializing in consumer healthcare at retail. Product manufacturers, healthcare distributors, retailers, technology partners, and other organizations rely on HRG for strategic insights and creative solutions to improve the shopping experience. Founded in 1980, HRG is a WBENC-Certified Women’s Business Enterprise headquartered in Greater Milwaukee. HRG Vice President Dave Wendland is a popular presenter and discussion facilitator available to speak at corporate and association events on a variety of retail-related topics. Visit www.hamacher.com/Dave-Wendland for more information.