Gaylord Resort Has a Treasure Trove of Activities
If you bring your kids to APEX next month, you'll find no shortage of great opportunities for them to learn, play and burn off some energy while you do your adult things. The Gaylord Texan Resort has a wide variety of activities both fun and educational at different price points. A consistent pirate theme runs through most offerings.

Some activities are group-oriented, so the entire family can join in. A few require an accomanying adult; be sure to read the terms and conditions before buying a ticket. Here's some of the Family Fun at the Gaylord:

Ahoy, Matey! Animal Encounters
Interact with and learn about a variety of incredible creatures in this hands-on experience.
Complimentary on Weekends. See resort schedule upon arrival.

Buccaneer Bash Dance Party
Arrgg! Pull out your pirate gear and boogie to your favorite hits in the stunning resort atrium!
Complimentary on Weekends. See resort schedule upon arrival.

Family Bingo
Try your luck in three rounds of family bingo!
Complimentary on Weekends. See resort schedule upon arrival.

Wildlife Rescue - An Augmented Reality Experience presented by bubly™
The resort is transformed into an exciting safari for families to discover and learn about endangered animals. This virtual experience highlights indigenous animals and, with the magic of augmented reality, brings them to life before your eyes!
Year-round | Complimentary | Check with resort for schedule

Pirates and Princesses Academy
Weekends | $14.99 per child
Step into a fantasy world and hear the story of the Princess and Pirates in this live interactive show.

Pirate & Princess Art Studio
3 p.m. daily June 23-26 at Retail Corridor (Mission Plaza)
Bring your inner artist to life with a pirate- or princess-themed canvas or wood project.
$9.99 to $34.99 per child based on project selected

The Princess' Shiny Stash Scavenger Hunt
Join the hunt and recover the kingdom's most precious treasures hidden by The Princess throughout the resort. It's the perfect chance for all ages to get out and explore.
Daily in June at 8 a.m. | $11.99 per Scavenger Hunt Guide

For a complete listing of family fun activities, check out the Gaylord Resort's dedicated web page.
Paradise Springs Water Park
Family fun at the Gaylord all starts with the Paradise Springs Water Park, which is free to all registered guests. The 10-acre complex has a 6,000-square foot family lagoon & 600-foot-long Lazy River. It also features four water slides and a multi-level water playhouse. There's a toddler pool for the little ones and numerous interactive features for kids.

Two horseshoe-shaped hot tubs offer soaking opportunities for grownups. There also are rentable cabanas and a full-service pool bar and grill. Click here for more info on the water park.

Admission is limited to Gaylord Texan guests, so you won't find long lines at this attraction. The hotel operates a free shuttle to the water park that runs every 15 minutes while the park is open.
Thursday, June 23
Our educational content kicks off after the golf tournament at 1:30 p.m. Join GNP President Jenni Zilka and APRx's Marketing & Brand Manager, Charlotte Hutchison, for a 90-minute session that will highlight the key tools and resources that Good Neighbor Pharmacy has to help drive your success. Immediately following will be 90 minutes devoted to RxCompass, our data metrics platform that helps you drive adherence and script revenue. Join APRx Pharmacy Operations Director Jeff Jacobs and select APRx members for hands-on training and some powerful testimonials. Our 2022 Student Forum runs from 4:30 to 6 p.m. APRx member and adjunct pharmacy professor Caleb Witt from Missouri will speak and moderate the panel discussion and Q&As. Exhibitor presentations from APRx partners Enliven Health (formerly FDS) and NOVA run from 4:45 to 6 p.m., when the Welcome Reception kicks off.

Friday, June 24
After breakfast (7-8 a.m.), continuing education starts with a 1.5- hour session by Drugstore2Door's AJ Asgari on the importance of building a strong online retail presence for your pharmacy. That's followed by an equally vital CE session conducted by Atrium24's Nicolette Mathey on growing prescriber relationships and revenue through doctor detailing. A 30-minute presentation on the APRx MEWA health plan wraps up the pre-lunch agenda.

After lunch, we'll have a power-packed CE session on why you need to start building tomorrow's pharmacy TODAY. Join some of APRx's brightest and most innovative pharmacists for a highly critical panel discussion on why you must capitalize on current conditions to expand clinical services, diversify your revenue streams and make your store a vital health-care destination in your community. The General Session follows, highlighted by a potent keynote address from change agent Libby Gill, who will help you overcome your fear of change and distill intimidating goals into manageable objectives.

Afterward, exhibitor spotlight sessions conducted by Liberty Software and RxSafe lead into the four-hour Exhibitor Fair and Reception Friday night. Join 35+ top vendors who have been carefully screened to bring you exemplary products and services that can help drive your success.

Saturday, June 25
After breakfast (7-8 a.m.), our annual shareholder meeting (8:15 - 9:45 a.m.) leads off the day's programs, followed by a 30-minute Meet & Greet session with the APRx Board of Directors. Our 2022 Advocacy Update follows at 10:30 a.m. Join VP of Government Affairs Michael Wright for a 90-minute session highlighting American Pharmacies' advocacy activities and victories across multiple states. Lunch is on your own Saturday and there are no further activities until the PAC reception at 5 p.m. featuring Texas legislators as our special guests. The conference is capped off by our signature social event, the Rx Roundup, a western-themed reception and banquet at the Gaylord Resort's famous Glass Cactus nightclub. Be sure to dress appropriately!
Opportunities to See Exhibitors

Some exhibitors will be playing in the golf tournament from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, June 23. All vendors will be accessible in the Exhibit Hall from 6-10 p.m. on Friday, June 25. And four will highlighted in 30-minute breakout sessions on June 23 and 24:

Enliven Health (formerly FDS): June 23 | 4:45 - 5:15p.m.
NOVA: June 23 | 5:30 - 6 p.m.
Liberty Software: June 24 | 4:30 - 5 p.m.
RxSafe: June 24 | 5:15 - 6 p.m.
Kendra Scott Jewelry Joins
Our Exhibitor Lineup

We don't usually book exhibitors that sell personal items, but teaming up with Kendra Scott was a win-win proposition for American Pharmacies and our conference attendees.

She's one of the most popular jewelry designers and sellers around, and 20% of all sales will be donated in the name of American Pharmacies to support breast cancer research. That sounds like a great opportunity to freshen up your jewelry box and support a worthy cause at the same time!emaining!"
Embrace the Change!
Keynote Libby Gill Will Help You Turn Your Fear Into Fuel

In the rapidly evolving business of independent retail pharmacy, H.G. Wells' old adage of "Adapt or Perish" has never been more applicable. Independent owners are confronted with immense challenges and evolving markets that necessitate change. But many are averse to change or don't know where to start the process.

Award-winning author and speaker Libby Gill is a change agent. She will help you turn fear into fuel, chaos into order and uncertainty into a plan of action. Don't miss her keynote session on Friday, June 24, "LEADING THROUGH CHANGE, CHALLENGE, & CHAOS: TURNING FEAR INTO FUEL."

Change is constant, complex, and accelerating. It often seems that as soon as you've adapted to one change, another one smacks you in the face. In her compelling speech, Libby will help you: 

  • Reframe change – no matter how anxiety-provoking – as an opportunity for growth
  • Blast through your fear and resistance to regain your competitive edge
  • Energize to start taking risks right away

See Libby in action and you we guarantee that you'll come to APEX to hear her.
Cowboy(girl) Up
at Our Rx Roundup
Reception & Dinner

Saturday nights at APEX are always fun. After two or three days of CE, panel discussions and business conversations, most attendees are ready to kick back and have a good time to close out the conference.

What better way to cap off an event held at the Texas-themed Gaylord Resort than our Rx Roundup on Saturday, June 25 at the waterfront Glass Cactus Nightclub?

We're inviting all you Drugstore Cowboys and Cowgirls to pull on those boots, fasten those pearl snaps and cock that Stetson just right for an evening of adult beverages, fine dining and plenty of country-western dancing.

We'll have two-steps, waltzes and line dances to tunes by favorite country artists. We'll also spin up other types of music to give everyone a chance to bust their moves on the dance floor.

We strongly encourage everyone to get into the spirit of things. Cowboy is always cool, and even if you can't western dance, you can still rock that western look. Just leave the horse at home.

We understand that not everyone -- even in Texas -- has the cowboy vibe down pat, so we've got some advice for those of you who need a little help:

The Gaylord Texan is a luxury resort perched on the scenic shores of Lake Grapevine, midway between Dallas and Fort Worth. With 1,814 rooms, 7 restaurants, the 10-acre Paradise Springs Water Park and a majestic 2.5-acre, steel-framed atrium, the Gaylord is a spectacular experience for the entire family.

The conference rate is $249 for Double or King room, good June 20-26 per availability.

Reserve Your Room Online:

Air & Ground Transportation
Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) is six miles and 10 minutes south of the Gaylord Texan Resort. Many major airlines serve both DFW and Love Field in Dallas, 21 miles to the east.

The hotel does not provide transportation to either airport. Cab fares average $18 + tip; Uber/Lyft fares from DFW to the hotel are $16-$36 depending on vehicle; surge pricing can boost these rates.
Super Shuttle provides shared rides to/from DFW for $12 and to/ from Love Field for $21. Simply use the phones in Baggage Claim to call for pickup. Shuttles depart from the front of the resort to DFW
every 20 minutes from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on the hour to Love Field.

If you plan to visit other area attractions –– such as Six Flags Over Texas (17 miles), Choctow Stadium (Texas Rangers, 18 miles) or the Fort Worth art museums (30+ miles) –– you’ll need a rental car. Hertz
rentals are available at the hotel; other rental agencies are close by.

WEATHER: Dallas in June generally is sunny to partly cloudy with highs in the high 80s to mid 90s. Thunderstorms are possible. Use sunscreen and wear a hat if you spend any significant time outside
Our 2022 Tournament kicks off early on June 23 with a foursome scramble at the Cowboys Golf Club in Grapevine. Tee-offs start at 8 a.m. and there will be $600 in prizes.

You can sign up to play when you register for APEX. The fee is $120, half the public rate. We will do our best to group you with players of your choice. If you don’t have a foursome, don’t worry, we’ll group you.

Cowboys is the only NFL-themed course in the world. Thick stands of trees frame rolling fairways and immaculate greens amid dramatic elevation changes and waterways. Four sets of tees allow all players to enjoy this gem, ranked one of the Top 10 Courses in Texas by Golfweek and and best overall in DFW by Avid Golfer.

Greens fees cover breakfast and lunch, non-alcoholic drinks, cart, range balls and snacks at the halfway house (think fried oysters and short-rib tacos). Tasty food and Texas-friendly service add to a memorable experience.
3-Day Member Pass
Full three-day conference (Th - Sat) with access to all CE sessions, Meals, Thursday Night Reception, Friday Opening Session with Keynote Speaker, Friday Reception with Exhibitors, Saturday Lunch
& Saturday Night Banquet. Price Includes 1 Guest.

2-Day Member Pass
Two-day conference (Fri - Sat) with access to CE sessions, Meals, Friday Opening Session with Keynote Speaker, Friday Reception with Exhibitors, Saturday Lunch & Saturday Night Banquet. Price Includes 1 Guest.
(Excludes Thursday CE Sessions)