AMCP Nexus 2016 | October 3-6 | National Harbor, Maryland

AMCP Foundation Research Symposium
Balancing Access and Use of Opioid Therapy

Monday, October 3 | 11:00 am – 5:00 pm (Lunch Provided)
$275 AMCP Member/Non-Member

Opioid pain therapies and related challenges confronting health plans, prescribers, payers and others is the timely focus of the AMCP Foundation’s 6th Annual Research Symposium. The 2016 Symposium will convene on Oct. 3, immediately prior to AMCP Nexus 2016, and will be moderated by Brett Norman, Health Policy Editor of POLITICO magazine.

Headlining the program as keynote speaker is Christopher M. Jones, Director, HHS Division of Science Policy, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation. He holds a PharmD who led the CDC’s drug abuse and overdose work, and completed a one-year detail to the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy as Senior Public Health Advisor where he co-led the development of the administration’s Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Plan.

Symposium moderator Brett Norman has covered the opioid epidemic issue extensively, as well as other key health issues. Prior to joining POLITICO magazine, he was on a team of reporters at the Pensacola News Journal twice nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in Public Service. He graduated from the University of Chicago and Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

An outstanding cadre of experts, listed on here, will present a variety of stakeholder perspectives during the symposium. Presenters will be challenged to express their suggestions for effective ways to combat the opioid abuse problem. Our program objective will be to examine the role managed care pharmacy and health plans can – and should – play in addressing this national health care emergency in terms of:

Among topics to be addressed are:
• Access to appropriate therapy, and alternatives
• Prescriber perspectives, challenges & responsibilities in patient care management
• Opioid use monitoring measures for patients, prescribers an dispensers
• Managed care and health plan initiatives related to pain treatments
• Research gaps and the future of pain treatment

Speakers include:

Brett Norman
Health Policy Editor, POLITICO magazine
Daniel Raymond
VP Policy, Harm Prevention Coalition
Philip P. Burgess, RPh, DPh, MBA
National Association of Boards of Pharmacy
Cindy Reilly, MSc
Director, PEW Charitable Trust Prescription Drug Abuse Program
Glenna Crooks, PhD
CEO and Patient Advocate, Strategic Health Policy International
R. Corey Waller, MD, DFASAM
American Society of Addiction Medicine and Spectrum Health Hospitals
G. Caleb Alexander, MD
Co-Director, Center for Drug Safety and Effectiveness,
Johns Hopkins Medicine
Kate Wessel
CEO, Providers Clinical Support System for Opioid Therapies

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Registration is required.



AMCP Foundation Sunrise Yoga

Wednesday, October 5 | 6:00 am – 7:00 am
$15 AMCP Member/Non-Member

The Foundation will bring together Nexus participants for “sweatworking” – networking designed to encourage healthy living while on the road! Start your day at this health and wellness program, led by certified instructors and suitable for fitness enthusiasts or yoga practitioners at all levels. Yoga mats and refreshments will be provided. Limited space available.

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Knock Your Socks Off at AMCP Nexus
AMCP Foundation Sock Collection


What? AMCP, AMCP Foundation, and Volunteer Alexandria are coming together to support local shelters and other community organizations in the Washington, D.C. area.

How? A sock collection.

Where? At Nexus, stop by the AMCP Foundation booth (near AMCP Concierge) and donate a pair socks. All attendees that participate will receive a token of appreciation for the donation.

When? Tuesday and Wednesday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm and Thursday 8:00 am – 10:00 am, during AMCP Nexus.

Why socks? They provide a layer of warmth during the winter and help fight off infections in advance of the winter months.

What types of socks are needed? All socks are welcome, but black or white athletic socks are preferred, adult and youth sizes. All socks must be brand-new.

Did you know socks can be more important than food? Socks are the least donated, but is the most needed item among the less fortunate.

Recipients? The AMCP Foundation Sock Collection will benefit:

Carpenter's Shelter supports the homeless in achieving sustainable independence through shelter, guidance, education and advocacy. They serve over 750 homeless and formerly homeless children and adults each year and their comprehensive continuum of care offers continuous services, aiding the chronically homeless and shelter residents through their transition back into independent living.

Children and Family Network Centers mission is to provide caring, high-quality, free education and related services to at-risk children and their families in their own neighborhoods in order to prepare them for success in school and life. CFNC casts a broader net than similar programs offering free early education, by catering to the working poor in their Alexandria neighborhoods through innovative collaborations. CFNC has eight classrooms serving 136 children across Alexandria.

Friends of Guest House helps Northern Virginia women successfully reenter the community from incarceration. They address housing, jobs, healthcare and family/community connection: the "four pillars of livability" for post-incarceration women.

Substance Abuse Center serves clients in the Detoxification and Short Term Residential programs who have significant substance use disorder challenges. In many cases they have significant co-occurring physical and mental health conditions, and many are homeless. While in the program, clients are afforded an opportunity to begin to put their lives back together.


Get Involved. We are seeking volunteers to collect socks at the AMCP Foundation booth during Nexus.

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AMCP Foundation "Key to Success" Car Raffle

Want to drive away from Nexus in a new car? Act now to buy a limited edition ticket and be entered into the drawing for a 2016 Mercedes GLA SUV donated by RxAdvance. The Raffle sales will close at 12:00 PM EST on October 6, 2016.

Visit the AMCP Foundation website for more details.