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On August 20th 2022, USC’s AMCP Chapter will host the Annual AMCP Western Regional Conference.


With 13 schools across the West Coast in attendance, and many professionals, 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 and Location

Time & Location



SATURDAY August 20th, 2022 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)


3607 Trousdale Parkway 

Los Angeles, CA 90089

Parking Recommendation

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 $20. The map below details the location of the venue relative to the structure. 




Workshops (hover for details)

Session 1

During this educational session we will discuss the past, present and future state of the delivery and financing of healthcare in the United States. A special focus will be on the role of the pharmacist in health care and the role of pharmaceuticals in treating patients.

Managed Care 
New Models

Dr. Perry Cohen

Session 2

The purpose of this course is to review and discuss how an evidence-based medicine approach can be used to develop a formulary recommendation based on a PICOT question and the minimal clinically important difference.

The Art of Creating an Evidence-Based Formulary 
Dr. Rodney Gedey

Session 3

Discussion on a new type of pharmacy 

A New Job for Pharmacists

Dr. Craig Stern


The objective of this session is to review various opportunities related to managed care and market access within the pharmaceutical industry.

Market Access
Managed care Roles in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Dr. Kenneth Liu

 Presentation on the basics of Medicare Formulary Management, highlighting some of the key rules and regulations outlined by CMS.

Medicare Management

Dr. Kristin Seto


Understand the key roles and responsibilities of Medical Affairs including research activities

Introductory Overview of the Medical Affairs Function in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Dr. Alice Hsiao


Hosts and Speakers

Keynote Speakers


Dr. Perry Cohen, Pharm.D.

Co-Founder and Past President of National AMCP
CEO of the Pharmacy Group

Dr. Perry Cohen is co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of The Pharmacy Group (TPG). TPG provides consulting services to healthcare service, information technology, and pharmaceutical companies to grow revenue and improve the financial performance of their products and services. Dr. Cohen is a co-founder, past president, and fellow of the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP). Dr. Cohen holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy and a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from University of the Pacific in Stockton, California. During his educational session we will discuss the past, present and future state of the delivery and financing of healthcare in the United States. A special focus will be on the role of the pharmacist in health care and the role of pharmaceuticals in treating patients. A live demonstration of new technology to dispense medications in the patient home will be conducted. 


Dr. Vinson Lee, Pharm.D.

Vice president of Market Access for
Coherus Biosciences and National
AMCP Board of Directors

Dr. Vinson Lee is currently the Vice President of the Market Access Department at Coherus BioSciences, a company which leads a biologics platform to deliver biosimilar therapeutics in regulated markets worldwide. Dr. Lee has had more than 16 years of experience in managed care, consulting, academia, and in the pharmaceutical industry including areas such as market access, health economics and outcomes research, and medical affairs. He is  actively involved within the pharmacy profession and associations, currently serving as a Director for the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) and adjunct assistant professor of pharmacy at the University of Southern California (USC) School of Pharmacy. Vinson holds a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from USC School of Pharmacy, Master of Science degree in Cell & Neurobiology from the Keck School of Medicine of USC, and Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of California, Riverside.

Workshop Hosts


Dr. Perry Cohen

Co-founder and Past President of  National AMCP 

CEO of the pharmacy group


Dr. Kristin Seto

Clinical Pharmacist Program Manager for Anthem/ingeniorx


Dr. Kenneth Liu

Regional Account Director
US Market Access for 
Sanofi Specialty Care


Dr. Craig Stern

President of Pro Pharma Pharmaceutical Consultants, INC.


Dr. Rodney Gedey

Assistant Director

Formulary Decisions Payer Engagement for Xcenda


Dr. Alice Hsiao

Senior Director of Medical Affairs for Gilead Sciences

Residency Panel 

Residency Panel

Dr. Angel Ta
Resident at LA Care Health Plan


Dr. Tracy Ly
Resident at Kaiser Permanente


Dr. Stephanie Jill Bandera
Resident at Kaiser Permanente


Expo Hall

Modern Architecture
Modern Architecture
Modern Architecture
ADC Therapeutics
Health Plan

End August 1st 2022




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