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

WHERE:

WHEN:

SATURDAY JULY 7TH, 2018 (9AM - 6PM)

RONALD TUTOR CAMPUS CENTER

SUNDAY JULY 8TH, 2018 (9AM - 4PM)

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 $12. The map below details the location of the venue relative to the structure. 

Agenda

 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

12:45-2:45PM  LUNCHEON

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

WINNERS

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)

Session 1

Session 2

Managed Care is Everywhere
LA Care
New Care Models, and the New Opportunities for Pharmacists
Reaching for Residency and Fellowship
3B's, Biologics, Biosimilars, and Biobetters
Opioids and Value of Medications

Session 3

P&T and Pharmacoeconomics
Mergers and Acquisitions
Pharmacy in Population Health
 

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Rebecca Cupp

Kaiser Permanente 

Executive Director

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

Bristol-Myers Squibb 

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.

SmithRx 

Senior Strategy Associate

Workshop Hosts

Dr. Vinson Lee

PARX Consulting, Immediate Past President of CPhA, USC Board of Governors, USC Faculty. Previous: Axovant Sciences, Director of Access and Reimbursement, Amgen

Dr. Steven Chen

USC Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, PharmD, FASHP, FCSHP, FNAP

Dr. Carolyn Ong-Seto

Vice President, Industry Relations, OptumRx

Dr. Ray Risman

Vice President, Strategy, Curisium

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Dr. Perry Cohen

​CEO of The Pharmacy Group (TPG), co-founder and past president of national Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP). 

Dr. Alex Kang

​Director, Clinical Pharmacy, LA Care Health Plan, PharmD, APh, BCPS, BCACP, CGP

Dr. Kevin Hong

Ambulatory Care Pharmacist, Kaiser Permanente. P&T Competition finalist, prior USC AMCP President.

Dr. Tuan Tran

Pharma Contracting Manager, Anthem

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Student Activities

2018 QUIZ BOWL

Teams will compete in trivia, including managed care, pharmacy, and pop culture. The first place team will receive fantastic prizes.

AMCP Adventure

Teams of four will work together to complete a scavenger hunt, testing both their teamwork and managed care knowledge, finalizing the conference.

workshop

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. 

networking

Network with professionals during the breakfast and lunch roundtable sessions, and join peers after-hours to establish valuable connections.

 

ENDED JUNE 1ST, 2018

Registration

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION ($65)

REGULAR REGISTRATION ($75)

ALL PAYMENTS

NONREFUNDABLE AFTER JUNE 23, 2018

VENMO PAYMENTS: DIANE-NGUYEN-16

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