2019 National Conference Program

The pharmacy benefit management landscape is constantly changing. When you attend PBMI's National Conference, we can help you get up to speed on the latest and best practices for managing the drug benefit!

Attendees have four tracks to choose from and customize their conference learning experience:
Track 1 - Contracting & Industry Relations - Ambassador Ballroom 1-4
Track 2 - Innovation & Technology - Celebrity Ballroom A-C
Track 3 - Clinical & Trend Management - Celebrity Ballroom F-H
Track 4 - Designing the Drug Benefit - Ambassador Ballroom 5-7

See below for a list of sessions.

Keynote: How Proposed Regulations, Supply Chain Disruption, and Innovation Are Impacting the Future of Healthcare
(sponsored by MaxorPlus)

Thomas E. Price MD, 23rd Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Monday, 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm


The U.S. Pharmaceutical Market: Trends, Issues, and Outlook

Doug Long Vice President Industry Relations, IQVIA
Monday, 2:15 pm - 3:15 pm


Journey of an MS Specialty Patient (panel)

Jonathan Calkwood MD, Executive Medical Director, Schapiro Center for Multiple Sclerosis, Minneapolis Clinic of Neurology
Gina Murdoch Chief Executive Officer, Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA)
Rita M. Glaze Practice Leader, U.S. Market Access, W2O Group
Monday, 4:45 pm - 5:35 pm


An Inside Look into Cystic Fibrosis: A Patient/Advocate Perspective

Stacy Carmona Director of Cystic Fibrosis, Patient Advocacy, Kroger Specialty Pharmacy
Monday, 5:35 pm - 6:00 pm


Wall Street's Outlook on the PBM Industry

Robert P. Jones Managing Director, Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Tuesday, 8:15 am - 9:00 am


Prescription Opioid Vigilance: Perspectives from a Patient, Prescriber, and Attorney

Jonathan P. Novak Esq., former attorney for the United States Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration
Robert Riley II CADC, Co-Founder The Missouri Network for Opiate Reform and Recovery, Co-Founder Rebel Recovery Florida, Co-Founder The Missouri SAFE Project
Christine Hopkins MSN, FNP-BC, APN, Nurse Practitioner, Betty Ford Center, Part of the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation
Moderator: Sonja Quale PharmD, Chief Clinical Officer & Vice President, Confidio
Tuesday, 9:00 am - 10:00 am


Highlights From the Last 12 Months in Value-Based Drug Pricing, and What's Next  

Steven D. Pearson MD, MSc, President, Institute for Clinical Economic Review
Tuesday, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm


Value-Based Contracting Strategies - Reality vs. Perception

Kent Rogers MBA, Senior Vice President, Industry Relations, OptumRx
Tuesday, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm


Specialty Drug Benefit Report and Excellence Awards

Jane Lutz Executive Director, PBMI
Sharon Frazee PhD, MPH, Vice President of Research & Education, PBMI
Glen Pietrandoni Senior Director, Patient Care and Advocacy, Walgreens
Tuesday, 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm


Health Transformation Alliance’s (HTA's) Approach to Innovation Within the Current Pharmacy Supply Chain

Tom Traylor General Manager Rx Solutions, Health Transformation Alliance
Katie Archer Director, Health & Welfare Plans Benefit Design, Planning & Analysis, The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc.
Charles McCluskey III PharmD, MBA, BCPS, System Vice President Pharmacy Services, OhioHealth Group
Moderator: Corey L. Belken PharmD, Vice President Strategic Business Initiatives, Health Transformation Alliance
Wednesday, 8:15 am - 9:00 am

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