2009 ScriptMed Conference - Conference Programs

2009 Conference Programs
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Conference Highlights

Featured Speakers

  • Generic Biologics Legislation
    Jack Cox – Vice President, Business Development, Accredo Health Group, Inc.
    Mr. Cox will discuss the current and upcoming legislation affecting generic biologics. President Obama’s budget is set to remove the barriers to creating generic biologics. This legislation and others can severely affect the specialty pharmacy industry.
  • What (Really) Works in Managing Biotech Drug Costs
    Kjel A. Johnson, PharmD, BCPS, FCCP, FAMCP – Vice President, Strategic Operations, ICORE Healthcare, a division of Magellan Health Services
    Dr. Johnson lays out the key success factors for managing biotech drugs throughout the supply chain.
  • Specialty Pharmacy – Challenges and Opportunities for Specialty Pharmaceuticals in Health Care Delivery Today
    Scott Howell, MD, MBA – Senior Director of Channel Contracting and Reimbursement Strategy, Genentech USA
    Dr. Howell brings a unique perspective from his experiences working in the medical field as a physician and his leadership roles in the Payer and Pharma segments.

Panel Discussions

  • A Payer/PBM Perspective of Specialty Pharmacy
    Robert Wanovich Pharm.D. – Vice President, Pharmacy Affairs, Highmark, Inc.
    Terry Seligman R.Ph. – President, Navitus Health Solutions
    Chronis Manolis R.Ph. – Vice President Pharmacy, UPMC Health Plan
    Moderator - Don Dindak – Don Dindak Consulting
    The Panel will share their experiences and opinions on the current and future challenges of Specialty Pharmacy from a Payer/PBM perspective. Each member of the panel has had significant experience within the world of Specialty.
  • Oncology – Latest Trends, Opportunities & Challenges
    Jeffrey A. Scott, MD – President and Medical Director, P4 Pathways
    Services, Pharmacy Affairs, Highmark, Inc.
    William P. McCormick, J.D., RPh. – Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Triad Isotopes, Inc.
    Michael A. Kolodziej, MD – Medical Director, Innovent Oncology and Medical Oncologist, New York Oncology Hematology, Innovent Oncology
    The ever changing landscape in Oncology will be discussed. Topics will include: the oral oncology pipeline, the ethical dilemmas in patient care, and the ASP effect.
  • Patient Compliance and Persistency
    Elizabeth Engelhardt, RN, MSCN – Vice President Product Development, BioScrip
    Gina Ford, RPh, MBA – Sr. Director, Reimbursement, Tercica Inc.
    Anne Jacques, Pharm.D. – Director, Clinical Pharmacy
    Latest approaches and innovations in monitoring Patient Compliance and Persistency will be reviewed.
  • It's All About The Data – Capturing The Right Data At The Right Time
    Bruce Kutinsky, R.Ph – Sr. VP, Specialty Pharmacy, Walgreens Specialty
    Tricks and tips to setting up clinical programs to ensure proper processes, procedures, technology, integration, and reporting.

Educational Sessions

  • Closing the Loop – Linking the Specialty Pharmacy Segments
    creehan & company’s view of the Specialty Pharmacy industry’s future: The ability and need for linking retailers, PBMs, “Pure Play” SPs, Health Plans, Pharmas, and Health Systems.
  • Advancing Patient Care Through Technology – ScriptMed
    The latest advances in the ScriptMed technology platform will be highlighted. We will take a close look at the dynamic technology behind the clinical care management programs.

Speaker Bios

Jack Cox

Jack CoxJack Cox has spent 20+ years building and launching new Biologics for the U.S. marketplace. He has worked in lead marketing and sales capacities at Pharmacia and Pfizer and was most recently the head of the U.S. Biologics group at Sandoz. Jack has most recently joined the Accredo Health Group where he serves as the Vice President, Business Development and leads key strategic initiatives including the Biosimilar/Biogeneric emerging market.
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Kjel A. Johnson

Kjel JohnsonKjel A. Johnson, PharmD, BCPS, FCCP, FAMCP, is the Vice President, Strategic Operations for ICORE Healthcare, a division of Magellan Health Services. In this role Johnson identifies and develops injectable management strategies and services for payers and assists in the implementation of these services.
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Scott Howell

Scott HowellScott Howell, MD, MBA, is Senior Director, Channel, Contracting and Reimbursement Strategy at Genentech USA, a leading biotechnology company. Dr. Howell earned his undergraduate degree at Notre Dame followed by his medical degree at Ohio State University. Howell has been with Genentech since 2006 where he directs the company’s commercial distribution strategies, channel management, contracting, customer operations, and overall reimbursement strategy.
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