Health Care Luminaries to Headline AMCP Nexus 2013

For Immediate Release


Health Industry Analyst and Futurist Jeff Goldsmith and Pediatrician, Bioinformatician, Entrepreneur and TEDMED Speaker Atul Butte to Speak


Alexandria, Va., July 31, 2013 —  AMCP Nexus 2013: Connecting Health Care and Innovation — the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy’s inaugural conference on health care innovation — will showcase two of the nation’s leading thinkers: Jeff Goldsmith, PhD, of Health Futures, Inc. and the University of Virginia and Atul Butte, MD, PhD of Stanford University. The conference, to be held October 15-18 in San Antonio, Texas, is expected to draw more than 2,000 attendees, all sharing a common interest in health care delivery, managed care, and innovation.
 
“AMCP is very fortunate to have secured two world-renowned thought leaders on health care innovation,” stated Edith A. Rosato, AMCP’s CEO.  “In launching AMCP Nexus 2013, one of our goals is to have keynote speakers who will offer provocative ideas and future thinking about health care delivery and the impact on patients. Jeff Goldsmith and Dr. Atul Butte, both highly regarded authors and commentators, fit the bill perfectly.”
 
Dr. Atul Butte has had an extraordinary career. Honored in June by the White House as a Champion of Change for open science, he’s a physician, professor, researcher, entrepreneur and, with his appearance in 2012, a TEDMED star. He currently serves as Chief of the Division of Systems Medicine and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Stanford University. He’s also founder of Personalis, which provides clinical interpretation of whole genome sequences, and NuMedii, which is finding new uses for drugs through open molecular data. His research has been featured in the New York Times (NYT), International Herald Tribune, and the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), among others, and he’s received numerous awards as an investigator. In 2012 FierceBiotech named him a “Top 10 Biotech Techies.” Earlier in his career he worked as a software engineer at Apple and Microsoft. After studying computer science at Brown, he received his MD, also from Brown, trained in pediatrics and pediatric endocrinology, and then received his PhD in health sciences and technology from Harvard Medical School and MIT.  
 
Jeff Goldsmith is one of the nation’s foremost health industry analysts, who comments, writes and lectures about health services management, biotechnology, the future of health services and health reform — indeed, his view of accountable care organizations as “not ready for prime time” is controversial. President of Health Futures, Inc., he’s also Associate Professor of Public Health Sciences at the University of Virginia. From 1979 to 1990, he was a lecturer in the Graduate School of Business at the University of Chicago; he’s also lectured at the Harvard Business School, the Wharton School of Finance, Johns Hopkins, Washington University and UC Berkeley. For more than a decade, he advised healthcare systems, health plans, and supply and technology firms as National Advisor for Healthcare for Ernst and Young. Previously, he worked for the University of Chicago Medical Center, Pritzker School of Medicine and Office of the Governor of Illinois. In 1990 Jeff received the Corning Award from the American Hospital Association's Society for Healthcare Planning. He has written numerous articles for the Harvard Business Review, and is frequently interviewed by the WSJ, NYT, Business Week, Time and other publications. Jeff Goldsmith is a member of the editorial board of Health Affairs.
 
AMCP Nexus 2013 is the inaugural conference that will explore emerging and future developments in health care innovation and delivery. To give attendees a nexus between their day-to-day responsibilities and future trends in health care, the conference will offer four educational tracks, comprising in-depth sessions in these areas: Health Care Reform, Specialty Pharmacy, Clinical Breakthroughs, and Research in Managed Care. For more details visit www.amcpmeetings.org
 
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. 

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