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Featured Speakers Announced for 5th Annual Pharmacy Benefits Academy, August 24-25 in Chicago
Date:8/12/2011

CHICAGO, Aug. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Midwest Business Group on Health in collaboration with Pharmacy Outcomes Specialists announced the keynote speakers and agenda for the fifth annual Pharmacy Benefits Academy (PBA) to be held August 24-25 at the InterContinental Chicago O'Hare. The program provides human resource, benefits and managed care professionals, union trustees and other health care stakeholders, with the information and tools needed to better manage pharmacy costs and related benefits, and improve the health outcomes of their covered populations using these benefits.

"In light of the rising costs associated with specialty pharmacy, it's more important than ever for employers to focus on effectively managing their pharmacy benefits," said Cheryl Larson, MBGH vice president. "In addition to our nationally recognized speakers, at this meeting MBGH will release new national employer survey findings on the importance of better understanding, managing and contracting biologics/specialty pharmacy to both manage costs and improve population health."

Featured speakers for this event include:

  • Emerson V. Carvalho, Jr., MD, MPH, MBA, JD, US Department of Health and Human Services
  • Kim Dwyer, Director of Benefits, Advocate Health Care
  • Alex Jung, Senior Vice President, Walgreens
  • Louis Lazovsky, Vice President, HR, Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago
  • Jack Mahoney, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer and Co-founder Center for Health Value Innovation
  • John Scherbenske, Unit Chief, ODP, Pharmaceutical Investigations, Department of Justice
  • Aaron W. Sigler, PharmD, Office of Generics, Food and Drug Administration
  • Art Sorg, Divisional Sales Manager, Wal-Mart Corporation
  • Julie Suko, PharmD, Director, Editorial Content Serv
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SOURCE Midwest Business Group on Health and Pharmacy Outcomes Specialists
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