March/April 2013 Meetings

Specialty Pharmacy Times, Jan/Feb 2013, Volume 4, Issue 1

MARCH

HDMA Distribution Management Conference (DMC) and Technology Expo

March 3-6, 2013

Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel

Tampa, Florida

Meeting Highlights: Co-hosted with the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Wholesalers (IFPW), this event is designed for health care supply chain executives and technology professionals. Topics include logistics and operational advances, current and emerging technology solutions, and legislative and regulatory changes.

Register: http://www.healthcaredistribution.org/meetings/dmc/2013/index.asp

CBI’s 8th Summit on Biosimilars and Follow-On Biologics

March 5-6, 2013

Washington, DC

Meeting Highlights: This summit will provide an assessment of market access, strategies for effective commercialization, and options for interchangeability of biosimilars. Follow-on biologics will be discussed, including reimbursement strategies and patient safety.

Register: www.cbinet.com/conference/pc13014# .UFthZ1Ew-7s

The World Congress Summit to Improve Adherence and Enhance Patient Engagement

March 14-15, 2013

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Meeting Highlights: At this World Congress, share practical strategies and initiatives regarding new intervention innovations, patient buy-in, adherence programs from the payer’s perspective, strategies to better promote patient adherence, patient advocacy groups, and ways to predict patient nonadherence.

Register: http://www.worldcongress.com/events/PB13001/

CBI’s 4th Annual Risk-Sharing and Innovative Contracting Models for Bio/Pharmaceuticals

March 21-22, 2013

Orlando, Florida

Meeting Highlights: This meeting provides updates for pharma and biotech manufacturers about entering into risk-sharing agreements, employing metrics to better evaluate drug performance, and adopting patient-centric approaches for improving adherence.

Register: http://www.cbinet.com/conference/venue-pricing/pc11109#.UR6QXGfUSSo

The Pharmaceutical Care Management Association’s PBM Summit

March 25-26, 2013

Wynn Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada

Meeting Highlights: This summit will offer solutions to the strategic challenges and opportunities facing the pharmaceutical supply chain. It is an educational and networking event for senior executives from PBMs and specialty pharmacy, payers, and pharmaceutical manufacturers.

Register: http://pcmanet.org/events/26

The Pharmaceutical Care Management Association’s Specialty Pharmacy Business Forum

March 26-28, 2013

Wynn Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada

Meeting Highlights: More than 1000 executives, specialty pharmacists, wholesalers and distributors, and account managers from the pharmaceutical and biotech industries convene to address the most current and important topics impacting the industry.

Register: http://pcmanet.org/events/27

APRIL

Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy’s (AMCP’s) 25th Annual Meeting & Expo

April 3-5, 2013

San Diego Convention Center

San Diego, California

Meeting Highlights: Pharmacy professionals can meet at AMCP’s largest meeting of the year as the organization celebrates 25 years. AMCP’s new interactive smartphone and tablet app provides attendees with session and event schedules, a listing of exhibitors, and social media interaction.

Register: http://amcp.org/sec.aspx?id=15841

10th Annual World Health Care Conference

April 8-10, 2013

Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center National Harbor, Maryland

Meeting Highlights: This year’s gathering will feature a wide variety of breakout industry executive summits, such as the 10th Annual Life Sciences Summit, the 2nd Annual Mergers and Acquisitions in Health Care, and the Inaugural Network and Contract Management Summit for Payers and Providers.

Register: www.worldcongress.com/events/ HR13000/ 2013

National Association of Chain Drug Stores Annual Meeting

April 20-23, 2013

The Breakers

Palm Beach, Florida

Meeting Highlights: This meeting consists of 2 formal business programs featuring business experts, industry panels and speakers, and numerous opportunities to meet and discuss strategic issues with key trading partners through strategic exchange appointments.

Register: http://annual.nacds.org/