AMCP Boston Meeting Examines Critical Prescription Drug Challenge: Improving Access, Affordability and Patient Outcomes

PRESS RELEASE

Alexandria, Va. (September 30, 2014) -- Over 2,000 distinguished academics, researchers and practitioners from across the nation and the Boston area — including pharmacists, doctors and nurses – will convene for four days of educational programming, pre-conference workshops, exhibits, research presentations and even a visit to Fenway Park. Additionally, on Oct. 9, the AMCP Foundation is releasing its new report, "Ahead of the Curve: Top Ten Emerging Health Care Trends – Implications for Patients, Providers, Payers and Pharmaceuticals."

Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy Nexus 2014 Conference

Five Educational Tracks/Oct. 8-10

  • Specialty Pharmacy
  • Changing Health Care Environment
  • Current Clinical Concepts
  • Research in Managed Care
  • Fundamentals of Managed Care Pharmacy

Pre-Conference Programs/Oct. 7

  • Fundamentals of Managed Care Pharmacy
  • Integrating Specialty Drug Benefit Certificate
  • AMCP Foundation Symposium: Specialty Pharmacy & Patient Care — Are We at a Tipping Point?
  • Comparative Effectiveness Research Certificate

The Exchange/Oct. 8-9

Exhibits, Product Theaters, Research Posters

Other Events

Pipeline sessions: new specialty, generic & brand drugs

WHAT: AMCP Nexus 2014: Connecting Health Care and Innovation conference Visit www.amcpmeetings.org for details.

WHERE:

John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center

900 Boylston St.

Boston, MA 02115

WHEN: Tuesday, Oct. 7 — 10, 2014. Visit www.amcpmeetings.org for program dates/times.

WHO: Nationally recognized leaders in specialty drugs, managed care pharmacy, prescription drug benefit, drug discovery, health plan administration, research and Affordable Care Act, Medicare Part D and Medicaid.

Boston area speakers include:

  • Michele Matthews, PharmD, CPE, BCACP, MCPHS University
  • Steven Pearson, MD, MSc, Institute for Clinical and Economic Review
  • Jennifer Goldman-Levine, PharmD, CDE, BC-ADM, FCCP, MCPHS University
  • Therese Mulvey, MD, Southcoast Centers for Cancer Care, Fairhaven
  • Sharvari Bhurke, BPharm, MS, Evidera, Lexington
  • Pavel Lavitas, PharmD, BCPS, Univ. of Mass. Medical School — Clinical Pharmacy Services, Shrewsbury
  • Noam Kirson, PhD, Analysis Group, Inc.
  • Michael Tocco, RPh, Med, Integrated Pharmacy Solutions, Melrose
  • Greg Low, RPh, PhD, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Aaron Kesselheim, MD, JD, MPH, Harvard Medical School and Brigham & Women’s Hospital
  • Annie L. Vong, PharmD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center — Liver Center

About AMCP

The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy is a national professional association of pharmacists and other health care practitioners who serve society by the application of sound medication management principles and strategies to improve health care for all. The Academy's nearly 7,000 members develop and provide a diversified range of clinical, educational and business management services and strategies on behalf of the more than 200 million Americans covered by a managed care pharmacy benefit. It is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2013. More news and information about the Academy can be found at www.amcp.org.