On July 7th and July 8th, 2018, USC’s AMCP Chapter hosted the 11th Annual AMCP Western Regional Conference under the direction of the Chapter President Brian Lee, Immediate Past-President Kristin Seto, and President-Elect Jessica Pham, with the support of AMCP Board.
With 13 schools across the West Coast in attendance, and 35 professionals over the two-day conference, students were able to network and participate in 9 different workshops, as well as participate in the 2018 Managed Care Quiz Bowl and various student activities.
The AMCP Western Regional Conference is a student-hosted conference that rotates amongst pharmacy schools, and unites pharmacy students across the West Coast for a weekend of learning, sharing ideas, networking, and developing new and lasting friendships and connections.
Time & Location
SATURDAY JULY 7TH, 2018 (9AM - 6PM)
RONALD TUTOR CAMPUS CENTER
SUNDAY JULY 8TH, 2018 (9AM - 4PM)
3607 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles, CA 90089
Street parking is available but limited. The recommended structure is the McCarthy Structure (Parking Structure X). This structure is accessible from Figueroa, turning right on McCarthy Way. A day permit costs $12. The map below details the location of the venue relative to the structure.
SATURDAY, JULY 7TH
8:30-9:30 CHECK-IN AND BREAKFAST
9:30-10:20 KEYNOTE ADDRESS
10:30-11:20 WORKSHOP SESSION #1
11:20-11:30 SNACKS + COFFEE AVAILABLE
11:30-12:30 WORKSHOP SESSION #2
EXPO, NETWORKING, AND SPEAKERS
3:00PM-4:30PM STUDENT QUIZ BOWL
4:30-5:00PM CLOSING SESSION
ATTENDEES INVITED TO AFTER HOURS EVENT
8:00PM ARTS DISTRICT BREWING COMPANY
SUNDAY, JULY 8TH
9:00-9:30AM CHECK-IN, BREAKFAST
9:30-9:50AM ANNOUNCEMENT OF QUIZ BOWL
10:00-10:50AM KEYNOTE ADDRESS
11:00-11:50AM WORKSHOP SESSION#3
12:00-1:30PM LUNCH, ROUNDTABLE NETWORKING
1:30-2:00PM SPEAKER CLOSING REMARKS
2:15PM-4:00PM STUDENT BONDING ACTIVITY
Workshops (hover for details)
A first-hand account from Kaiser Permanente supervisors on how the concept of managed care affects all different settings of pharmacy, including ambulatory care clinics and outpatient pharmacies.
Managed Care is Everywhere
Meet the pharmacy team and Director of Pharmacy from the nation’s largest publicly operated health plan, providing coverage for more than 2 million LA County residents. Attend to learn about their new residency program, the variety of pharmacy roles in LA Care, and participate in Q&A.
With over 30 years of experience with managed care, Dr. Perry Cohen, co-founder and CEO of The Pharmacy Group (TPG), and co-founder of the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy, discusses the constantly evolving profession, and new changes on the horizon, and how they affect future pharmacists.
New Care Models, and the New Opportunities for Pharmacists
Understand the world of biologics, biosimilars, and biobetters, and how they differ from small molecule drugs. Learn about the factors behind the cost of these medications, as well as how these medications are shaping the future of medications and the pharmaceutical pipeline.
3B's, Biologics, Biosimilars, and Biobetters
Learn how to choose the right residency for you, and ways to make yourself more competitive, and set yourself up for success.
Reaching for Residency and Fellowship
Join Dr. Jorge Farias, Director, Medical Outcomes Specialist at Pfizer, for a review of current trends in US healthcare spending on biopharmaceuticals, and the value that they bring to patients, society and healthcare providers. Learn more detail about rebates, Rx price and premiums, and the cost of R&D!
Opioids and Value of Medications
Past competitors, winners, and experts in the field help students prepare and develop a game plan for AMCP's Annual P&T competition. Come for an in-depth explanation of pharmacoeconomics, plus first hand accounts from past National Competitors.
P&T and Pharmacoeconomics
With the Amazon entry into pharmacy, and the merger between CVS and Aetna, learn a managed care perspective from Anthem’s Pharma Contract Manager about how recent mergers, acquisitions, and consolidation is affecting the field of pharmacy.
Mergers and Acquisitions
Join USC’s Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs on how pharmacists can have an impact on a population level. Learn how Dr. Chen implemented MTM and clinical services to the uninsured, the poor, and the homeless in safety net clinics in Los Angeles, and awarded a $12 million Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) grant, the largest ever received by the USC School of Pharmacy.
Pharmacy in Population Health
Dr. Rebecca Cupp
Pharmacy Quality and Medication Safety
Dr. Rebecca Cupp currently serves as the Executive Director of Pharmacy Quality and Medication Safety for Kaiser Permanente. Prior, she was the President of Cupp Health Innovations, and the Vice President of Pharmacy for Ralphs for over 14 years. Her tenure with Kroger, the parent company of Ralphs, spanned over 25 years in multiple states. Dr. Cupp is a graduate of the University of Washington, School of Pharmacy. After graduation, she spent four years on active duty as an Air Force officer before joining Kroger, as well as another seven years in the Air Force Reserves. She is also a 2008 graduate of the USC Food Industry Management Program, and Babson College's Strategic Planning Executive Management Program in 2013. Dr. Cupp has served various leadership positions in state and national pharmacy organizations, including APhA, CPhA, and is a frequent speaker across the nation, focusing on pharmacy and health care issues.
Dr. Michael Pazirandeh
Associate Director of Health Economics & Outcomes Research
Dr. Pazirandeh is an Associate Director with the Health Economics & Outcomes Research team at Bristol-Myers Squibb. Prior, he was a Senior Clinical Pharmacist at Blue Shield of California in Outcomes & Analytics, and a resident with CVS Caremark in Analytics and Outcomes.
Dr. Lillian Lee
Dr. Lee is a Senior Strategy Associate with SmithRx in San Francisco. Prior, she was part of the commercial market insights and strategy team at the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, as a Johnson & Johnson/Rutgers University Fellow. During this time, she was an adjunct professor for pharmacy at Rutgers University.
Senior Strategy Associate
Not shown: Drs. Calvin Cha, Kimberley Han, Yong Kim, Angela Jeong, Erwin Jeong, Ann Nakahira, David Truong, Judy Truong, Luke Tso, Shari Yamada, Christine Yee, and Michael Yee
2018 QUIZ BOWL
Teams will compete in trivia, including managed care, pharmacy, and pop culture. The first place team will receive fantastic prizes.
Teams of four will work together to complete a scavenger hunt, testing both their teamwork and managed care knowledge, finalizing the conference.
Students can take advantage of the current issues and topics in industry and managed care, or participate in workshops preparing for residency and the P&T Competition.
Network with professionals during the breakfast and lunch roundtable sessions, and join peers after-hours to establish valuable connections.
ENDED JUNE 1ST, 2018
VENMO PAYMENTS: DIANE-NGUYEN-16