Specialty Pharmacy Connect

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Program Description 

Specialty Pharmacy Connect offers a strategic, forward-thinking look at new innovations in managing specialty pharmacy utilization and spend from the payer perspective. This year’s Specialty Pharmacy Connect pre-meeting program will focus on the role and utilization of precision medicine in oncology, management and value assessment of orphan drugs for rare diseases, and the use of big data to benchmark the quality of care. The program is designed for and with industry leaders, experts and managed care pharmacists operating in this fast-growing sector, and will provide opportunities to both learn and network with those interested in specialty pharmacy.

New this year! Specialty Pharmacy Connect will provide 3.5 hours of continuing pharmacy education credit. Key areas of focus will be precision medicine in oncology, the management of rare diseases with orphan drugs, and the use of big data in specialty pharmacy.


Program Agenda 

Please note that programming is still under development and timing may adjust slightly. 

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm    Buffet Lunch and Networking

1:00 pm to 1:15 pm      Welcome and Introductions

1:15 pm to 2:50 pm      Didactic Presentation and Panel Discussion

                                     The New Era of Precision Medicine in Oncology 

2:50 pm - 3:05 pm       Break

3:05 pm to 4:40 pm     Didactic Presentation and Panel Discussion

                                    Managing Orphan Drugs for Rare Diseases: Challenges, Opportunities, and Value Assessment  

4:45 pm to 5:15 pm     Didactic Presentation

                                    The Promise of Big Data in Improving Cancer Care  

5:15 pm to 5:45 pm     Discussion and Closing Remarks

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6:00 pm to 8:00 pm     Satellite Symposium, “The Specialty Pharmacy Review Board™ – Assessing the Value of Novel Therapies and Care Management                                                   Strategies  for Multiple Sclerosis”.    Click here for additional info or to register for this program. 


Meet the Moderator- Susan C. Winckler's biography.

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AMCP is proud to announce that our moderator for Specialty Pharmacy Connect will be Susan C. Winckler, RPh, JD, Chief Risk Management Officer for Leavitt Partners, a health care intelligence firm. Founded by former HHS Secretary and EPA Administrator Michael O. Leavitt, LP advises senior executive teams about health care developments such as health insurance exchanges, Medicaid expansion, the conversion of fee-for-service payment to value-based payment, and helps clients navigate federal policy makers such as the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. 




ACPE Logo  The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education (CPE).

Pharmacists can earn a maximum of 3.5 contact hours of CPE credit by attending all CPE sessions during Specialty Pharmacy Connect (not including the satellite symposium held in conjunction with the meeting). To obtain credit, pharmacists must attend a session in its entirety, participate in session-specific learning assessments, obtain a session-specific attendance code, complete a session evaluation, and record their participation online at http://amcplearn.org no later than 5:00 PM EDT on Monday, May 1, 2017. No exceptions will be made after this date.

For additional information on AMCP’s continuing pharmacy education policies, please click here.