AMCP Annual Meeting 2017

Justification Toolkit


Justifying your Participation in the AMCP Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy Annual Meeting


What are the primary benefits of participating in the Annual Meeting? Can my employer expect a return on the cost of my attendance? How do I go about seeking support from my supervisor? The AMCP Justification Toolkit can help you answer these important questions and more. This resource provides essential facts and tips to help you obtain your supervisor’s approval and get the most out of your meeting experience.

This toolkit will step you through calculating the cost of participation in the meeting, asking your supervisor for support, and customize the toolkit to fit your organization’s needs and expectations, and you’re on your way to Denver!



Benefits Worksheet


Each attendee has different objectives in mind when registering for the Annual Meeting. Examine the listed possibilities and decide which best supports your organization’s mission.



Attendance Budget Calculator


Conference expenses add up. The Attendance Budget Calculator provides a quick estimated figure to present to your organization’s leadership for approval.


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Registration fee information is available here. For best rates, be an AMCP member and register before the “early bird” deadline, Friday, February 24, 2017. You can join or renew though the online registration process.



Letter to your Supervisor


{ Date }

Dear { Supervisor’s Name },

I would like to attend the AMCP Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy Annual Meeting in Denver, CO, on March 27-30, 2017.

AMCP’s Annual Meeting is the Academy’s major education meeting of the year. It’s expected to draw more than 3,000 attendees and will offer education sessions in a wide range of health care topics.

Professionally, I stand to benefit greatly from attending sessions that focus on { list benefits to your responsibilities }. And after reviewing the educational content of this conference, I have identified topics that will allow me to gain important knowledge and skills relative to our mission here at { name of your organization }. A list of these sessions is attached.

AMCP’s Annual Meeting is only once a year. It’s a rare opportunity for managed care pharmacists to learn about new developments in therapies, health care and managed care practices and to add skills that will help us excel in our jobs. This learning comes at a crucial time for our profession as we work to implement challenging health care reforms and find ways of providing more services with fewer resources. In addition, this meeting is attended by leaders in managed care pharmacy from across the country and the networking opportunities are invaluable.

The meeting also features the Expo, where companies, consulting firms and other vendors representing the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and specialty industry will display information on their latest products and services. This is an invaluable opportunity to network and foster important relationships face-to-face. In addition, the Expo features a prestigious poster presentation, with top scientists in our field displaying their latest research.

For these reasons and more, I am seeking approval for the registration fee and travel expenses to the conference. My estimated total budget would be { insert the total from the budget calculator }.

Thank you for your time and consideration. I’m confident that you’ll agree that this opportunity to develop professionally and gain knowledge will directly help { name of your organization } and makes my attendance at AMCP’s Annual Meeting a wise investment.

Sincerely,

{ Your name here }




Follow-Up: Document the Value of your Annual Meeting Participation


Be sure to follow-up with your supervisor by reporting on your meeting experience. The following checklist presents suggestions for follow-up with your supervisor after the meeting, to document the value of participation in AMCP’s Annual Meeting.




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