TAMPA, Fla., Dec. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The National Association of Specialty Pharmacy (NASP) and the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) announced today they will collaborate to launch the inaugural AMCP/NASP Specialty Pharmacy Conference, April 2 – 3, 2013, in San Diego.
"Specialty pharmacy is the fastest growing segment in pharmacy, but we do not have an organization or conference committed to creating a strong, unified voice for all stakeholders," said Gary M. Cohen, RPh, NASP Co-Founder and President. "The AMCP/NASP Specialty Pharmacy Conference fills this void by bringing together leaders from all practice settings to discuss the future of our industry."
The AMCP/NASP Specialty Conference will be held in conjunction with NASP's first annual meeting, immediately preceding AMCP's 25th Annual Meeting & Expo, which draws over 3,000 pharmacists and other healthcare professionals to discuss managed care pharmacy.
"AMCP is pleased to collaborate with NASP on the Specialty Pharmacy Conference," said AMCP Chief Executive Officer Edith A. Rosato, RPh, IOM. "Our membership is expecting more focus on the management of specialty pharmaceuticals and our collaboration with NASP will help to fulfill that need."
The meeting agenda includes:
- Educational sessions focused on building partnerships to address key issues
- Networking opportunities with industry leaders
- Expert speakers and panel members
- Access to companies and organizations in the Business Forum
"The NASP and AMCP collaboration allows us to accomplish several of our key goals, one being to facilitate raising the bar in service excellence and to improve outcomes for the specialty patient," Michael A. Nameth, RPh, MBA, Co-Founder and Interim Executive Director for NASP, said.
Registration information will be available soon via the NASP and AMCP web sites for all specialty pharmacy stakeholders including patients, physicians, payers, PBMs, pharmaceutical manufacturers, specialty pharmacies, community pharmacies, hospitals, infusion pharmacies and distribution entities.
The National Association of Specialty Pharmacy, a not-for-profit organization founded in 2012, represents specialty pharmacy professionals in all practice settings and highlights the unique value its members bring to patients and the healthcare system. NASP is collaborating with other professional pharmacy associations, certification boards, accreditation organizations, special interest groups, specialty pharmacy organizations, academia, and researchers to create a unified voice for specialty pharmacy.
The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) is a national professional association of pharmacists and other health care practitioners who serve society by the application of sound medication management principles and strategies to improve health care for all. The Academy's more than 6,000 members develop and provide a diversified range of clinical, educational and business management services and strategies on behalf of the more than 200 million Americans covered by a managed care pharmacy benefit. AMCP will celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2013. More news and information about AMCP can be obtained on its website, at www.amcp.org.
Source: National Association of Specialty Pharmacy (www.nasprx.org)
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