2019 National Conference Call for Speakers

Are you helping to drive the next generation of drug cost management? Do you have expertise or experience to share with our audience of HR decision makers who want to manage their healthcare costs while offering affordable benefits to their employees?  We invite you to apply to be a speaker at PBMI’s 24th Annual Drug Benefit Conference in March of 2019.

Our attendance has grown over 20 percent in the last few years – and we’re expecting that number to grow even more in 2019 – so there’s a lot of opportunity for you to build your network and showcase you and your company’s expertise.

The Call for Speakers for this event is officially open. We invite you to submit a speaker proposal (Deadline is September 14, 2018).   

We’re looking for submissions that cover a wide range of topics including, but not limited to, specialty pharmacy medical benefit management, precision medicine, the impact of biosimilars, value-based contracting, how the next generation of health information technology is impacting the industry, etc. 

Healthcare stakeholders attend our conference each year because they know that it’s the only comprehensive, educational drug benefit conference in the industry. Check out the program we offered our attendees this year.  If you have a topic that can benefit our audience, we want to hear from YOU.

Here’s why YOU should be a speaker:

  • Share your expertise and increase visibility for you and your company
  • Gain access to key decision makers from more than 400 diverse healthcare stakeholders
  • Get featured in conference materials, conference website, and mobile app
  • Receive a complimentary conference registration
  • Access to:
    • All sessions (general sessions and educational breakouts)
    • Networking events
    • Pre-conference workshops
    • Conference materials/portals
    • Conference fun activities
    • Meals
Note: Travel and hotel expenses are not included.

We encourage first-time submissions.

How to Submit a Speaker Proposal:

Each company may submit up to three proposals. Please complete a form for each submission and email to marketing@pbmi.com by September 14, 2018.

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Proposals must be non-promotional and free of commercial bias. Presentations should have educational value for our attendees.  If you’d like to showcase your organization's solutions, we encourage you to exhibit and or become a sponsor!  Contact Linda DeChant for details.

Successful submissions will engage the audience, include practical applications that attendees can implement, and provide specific key takeaways. Content enjoyed by the audience includes:

  • Emerging trends in the field of drug benefit management
  • Practical strategies for improvement and innovative, non-traditional approaches
  • “How to” best practices and case studies
  • Demonstration of measurable impact and use of effectiveness measures/metrics

Note: If you’re a consultant or PBM, bring your client as a co-presenter to share their success stories – our audience enjoys testimonials!


PBMI will make final presentation selections and notify speakers early September 2018. Some presentations may qualify for continuing education (CE) eligibility for pharmacists.

Please include with your submission a 100-word description suitable for inclusion in conference materials, plus a short bio and headshot photo for each speaker.

If you have any questions, please email marketing@pbmi.com. We look forward to receiving your proposal!