AMCP is at the nexus of critical conversations, and we are excited to offer managed care pharmacy professionals two education sessions covering the hottest topics in the industry before AMCP Nexus 2020 Virtual on Monday, Oct. 19.

Access to the Pre-Meeting Program: Critical Conversations at AMCP Nexus 2020 Virtual is complimentary for all AMCP members and is an additional $55 fee for non-members registered for the meeting.

AMCP Talks: Future Trends in Health Technology and Digital Therapeutics

Mon, Oct. 19 | 1-2:30pm

AMCP is proud to once again offer AMCP Talks, an innovative education opportunity that mixes short, focused presentations with an interactive panel discussion. For AMCP Nexus 2020 Virtual, AMCP Talks will focus on health information technology and digital therapeutics.

It is no secret that the role of information technology continues to evolve and become increasingly sophisticated. Today, health professionals have access to unprecedented data and can use this information to impact patient outcomes. Digital therapeutics are a new and exciting way to use technology to further engage patients in their treatment and help the medical team support their care. To help payers understand how technology and digital therapeutics are being used and what the future may look like, please join us for this interactive, engaging discussion.

During this session, participants will hear from industry leaders who are using information, technology, and digital therapeutics to engage patients, improve outcomes, and support value-based care. You will hear real-life examples of what these leaders are doing. What has worked? What hasn’t worked? What outcomes are patients experiencing? Come find out!

Learning Objectives:

At the completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Explain data-driven method of guiding patients to best course of treatment while also managing Tumor Necrosis Factor Inhibitors spend.
  2. Discuss how value components of broad genomic profiling in oncology can be communicated and applied to performance-based risk sharing arrangements.
  3. Describe new methods to identify diabetes deprescribing patient opportunities for primary care physicians to provide cost effective, high-value care to members by improving patient safety, reducing costs, and ensuring appropriate medication management.
  4. Describe how analytics can support a patient-centered pharmacy service to make taking multiple medications simpler, safer, and more affordable.
  5. Discuss how artificial intelligence, expert knowledge and clinical best practices, can effectively and affordably deliver chronic disease patients with personalized nutrition interventions and symptom management improving treatment adherence, outcomes, while reducing utilization and costs.

Please note this session is not accredited for continuing pharmacy education credit.


1-1:10pm           Welcome and introduction to AMCP Talks

1:10-1:55pm      Presentations

  1.  Reducing Waste and Improving Drug Response With Machine Learning-Based Precision Diagnostic.
  2.  What is the Value of Broad Genomic Profiling in Oncology and How Can it Be Measured in Risk-Sharing Agreements?
  3.  Diabetes Deprescribing to Improve Outcomes.
  4.  Leveraging Analytics in Pharmacy Care: How Therapeutic Decision Support Can Improve Outcomes for Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug Plans and Members.
  5.  Leveraging Artificial Intelligence to Deliver Cost Effective “Nutrition as Intervention and Symptom Management” in Chronic Disease.

     Panel discussion: Perspectives on Health Technology and Digital Therapeutics

2:25-2:30pm      Closing remarks/program feedback


Joseph Honcz, RPh MBA
C4i Consulting
Milford, Conn.


Susan Bratton
CEO and Founder
Savor Health LLC
New York, N.Y.

Kelsey Moss, PharmD
Population Health Pharmacist
Highmark Health
Pittsburgh, Pa.

Kerri Petrin
Vice President, Strategy and Business Development
Portland, Maine

Alif Saleh
Scipher Medicine
Waltham, Mass.

David Veenstra, PharmD, PhD
University of Washington
Seattle, Wash.

Practical Applications to Close Gender and Diversity Gaps in Health Care Leadership

Mon, Oct. 19 | 3– 4:30pm

Today, women outnumber men in the allied health care professions but are still significantly underrepresented in leadership roles within the health care industry. An Oct. 15, 2019, article in the Wall Street Journal stated that women comprise the highest share of entry-level positions in the health care industry (75%), but represent less than 33% of the C-suite leaders. This number drops to just 6% for women of color.

Whether it’s untapped opportunities, lack of mentors, or unconscious bias on the part of both genders, women in health care are encountering the same obstacles that prevent them from advancing as their counterparts in other professions. Employers have a stake in changing this status quo and are encouraged to look realistically at biases that may drive these trends. Barriers may not simply be the traditional “glass ceiling” but also an invisible wall that limits access to experiences that are necessary stepping-stones for women to obtain senior leadership positions.

Today, diverse skill sets and experience with profit and loss responsibility are essential for developing senior leadership. Success requires climbing the “management ladder” and fully embracing the “management lattice,” by stepping into roles that round out your professional experience but may not necessarily represent a promotion.

During this session, five women of diverse backgrounds who have advanced to executive levels in managed care pharmacy, health care recruiting, and the pharmaceutical industry will discuss their experiences and share best practices that support gender equity. This program will provide important insights to anyone who is working to level the playing field in health care leadership. Hard and soft skills, competencies, and mentorship programs will be discussed during this highly interactive, open forum.

Please note this session is not accredited for continuing pharmacy education credit. This session was brought to you by the AMCP Career Center.

Learning Objectives:
At the completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

· Discuss the current landscape of women serving in senior leadership positions in the health care industry.

· Identify skills and competencies that enhance opportunities to achieve career advances.

· Through case examples, explore career paths for female executives in managed care.

· Discuss the value of formal and informal mentorship programs.


Diane Giaquinta, PharmD, FAMCP
Vice President Market Access Research
Ashfield Market Access
Manhattan Beach, Calif.


Deanna Banks
Furst Group
Rockford, Ill.

Kristi Bochniak, RN, MSN, MBA, CPHQ
Head, U.S. Market Access General Medicines Account Team
Easton, Pa.

Mona Chitre, PharmD
Chief Pharmacy Officer & Vice President
Clinical Analytics, Strategy & Innovation
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
Rochester, NY

Sharon Montgomery, BS Pharm, MA
Vice President, Consultant Relations
Marietta, Georgia

Norrie Thomas, RPh, MS,PhD
Executive Vice President , ActiveRadar
Adjunct Professor College of Pharmacy University of Minnesota Center for Leading Healthcare Change
Wayzata, Minn.