The Northwest Region Affiliate of AMCP seeks to serve the AMCP membership in the states of Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington.
President: Emily Tsiao, PharmD
President-Elect: Kenneth Garcia, PharmD
Secretary/Treasurer: Chris Yates, PharmD
Secretary/Treasurer-Elect: Michell Bice
Program and Education Coordinators: Megan Bell, RN, BSW; Marti Groeneweg, PharmD, BCPS
Membership Engagement and Communication Coordinator: Hyesoo Chae, PharmD
Social Chairs: Randy Gustafson, BS; Carissa Swanger, PharmD
Immediate Past President: Armen Khachatourian, PharmD, MBA
There are no additional charges to be a Northwest AMCP member, however, you must be a current AMCP member for affiliate membership.
Events & Activities
Northwest AMCP Affiliate Meeting at AMCP Nexus 2021
Wednesday, October 20, 2021: 7:00 - 8:00 am MT
Gaylord Rockies, Room Cottonwood 6/7
See these recorded Northwest AMCP Programs:
NW AMCP Managed Care Day (Spring 2021)
Event date: April 2, 2021
The first hour of this event featured local OR state managed care organizations (Moda Health, Providence Health Plans, PacificSource Health Plans) and introduced attendees to managed care concepts such as, formulary and utilization management, Pharmacy & Therapeutics (P&T), integrated model, and quality improvement programs. The second hour featured a round-table discussion with current and former pharmacy fellows who are in the process of completing/have completed a fellowship in regulatory affairs, medical affairs, commercial insights and strategies, and in health economics and outcomes research (HEOR).
NW AMCP Managed Care Residency Roundtable
Held Nov 18, 2020
This is a 2-hour event featuring the current (2020-2021) managed care pharmacy residents of the programs located in the Pacific Northwest, such as Kaiser Permanente WA, Moda Health, PacificSource Health Plans, Premera Blue Cross, Providence Health Plans. The residents answered questions by current students and pharmacists who were interested in learning more about what a managed care residency entails and how to become a competitive managed care residency applicant.
NW AMCP Managed Care Day (Fall 2020)
Held Nov 11, 2020
The first hour of this event featured local WA state managed care organizations (Community Health Plan of Washington, Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield and Premera Blue Cross) and introduced attendees to managed care concepts such as, quality measures, Medicaid, formulary management and utilization management. The second hour featured a round-table discussion with current pharmacists who completed a PGY1 Managed Care Residency Program and have since pursued various non-traditional pharmacist roles.
NW AMCP Student Mentorship Program
The NW AMCP Affiliate is excited to offer the NW AMCP Student Mentorship Program. The goal of the NW AMCP Student Mentorship Program is to provide student pharmacists interested in managed care with guidance on career development and the opportunity to collaborate with other professionals (priority is given to students enrolled in programs in the Northwest region).
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