The Midwest Affiliate of the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (Midwest-AMCP) seeks to serve the AMCP membership in Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, and Michigan in three primary areas: networking, advocacy, and continuing education programming.
President: Judy Stein
President-Elect: Andrew Erickson
Secretary: Joy Wahawisan, PharmD
Treasurer: Manjula Jayabalan, PharmD
Education Chair: Mino Allo, PharmD; Troy Koch, PharmD; Ryan Martin
Membership/Fundraising Chair: Chris Van Wynen; Casey Lucas, PharmD
Student Liaison: Ami Gopalan, PharmD
Past President: Nicole Willing
Introducing Midwest-AMCP Affiliate - State Delegates
The Midwest-AMCP Affiliate would like to announce the new role of State Delegates into its Chapter. The Delegates serve as a link between the Midwest-AMCP Board and their respective states to better serve members and encourage participation throughout the region. We are excited to introduce the following individuals below who have volunteered to help represent their states in the Midwest-AMCP Affiliate Chapter.
Michigan: Kevin Shinaberry; Avin Yaldo, RPh, PhD
Wisconsin: Kevin Graham; Amy Suss, PharmD
Illinois: Kyle Harris; Steve Sproat, RPh; Megan Wagner, PharmD
Indiana: Jason Sarber; Daniel DeZee, MBA
There are no additional charges to be a Midwest-AMCP member, however, you must be a current AMCP member for affiliate membership.
Events & Activities
Midwest AMCP Call for Nominations
To nominate an individual, please submit the name of your nominee, their contact information, and a brief bio to MidwestAMCP@gmail.com. Nominations will be accepted through February 7, 2020. Term starts in April, beginning at the AMCP National meeting. The following positions are up for election:
- President elect (1 year term)
- Education chair (2 year term)
- Membership and Fundraising Co-Chair (2 year term)
- Treasurer (2 year term)
- Student Liaison (2 year term)
- State Delegate for Wisconsin
- State Delegate for Illinois
Student Scholarship Opportunity for AMCP National Meeting
The AMCP Midwest Affiliate is offering three $1,000 scholarships to interested pharmacy students within the five-state chapter region (IL, IN, MI, MO, & WI). The scholarships will be awarded based on a competitive evaluation from the applications received by the deadline of February 28, 2020. The scholarships provide assistance towards attending the AMCP National meeting.
The AMCP Annual Meeting takes place in at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, TX; April 21- 24, 2020. This meeting provides the student pharmacist educational, networking, and career-building opportunities in managed care pharmacy and has programs developed specifically for student pharmacists. The AMCP Midwest Affiliate chapter will provide the selected scholarship recipients a check for $1,000 to defer expenses associated with attending the upcoming meeting (e.g. travel, hotel, registration). Directions for submission are found on the application. Interested PharmD students are required to complete the application and submit their CV to be considered, no later than February 28, 2020.
Bringing New Evidence Into Focus: Anti-VEGF therapies for age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy – 1.5 hours CE
Date: Thursday, February 27, 2020, 6:00 PM
Location: Cooper’s Hawk, 798 West Algonquin Road, Arlington Heights, IL 60005
For more information, please contact MidwestAMCP@gmail.com.
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