Jointly provided by:
Impact Education, LLC     Postgraduate Institute for Medicine
This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Daiichi Sankyo, Inc.

Thursday, October 29, 2015. 6:00 AM - 7:45 AM ET
Gaylord Palms Hotel & Convention Center
Room Sun C
Orlando, FL

Please note: No additional fee is required to attend this CME/CPE activity; however, registration to AMCP Nexus 2015 is required.
Held in conjunction with

AMCP Nexus 2015.

Click here to download the slides from this symposium.

Hot Topics Include:
  • Assessing the clinical benefits of oral anticoagulation therapies in a managed care setting
  • Current practice guidelines review
  • Assessing the value of current and emerging treatment options
  • Maximizing value for current and emerging oral anticoagulation therapies

Distinguished Faculty Presenters

James Groce III, PharmD, CACP
Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Campbell University School of Pharmacy
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist-Anticoagulation
Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital
James Kenney, RPh, MBA
Manager, Specialty and Pharmacy Contracts
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Neil Minkoff, MD
Principal, FountainHead HealthCare
Chief Medical Officer
EmpiraMed, Inc.
Fadia T. Shaya, PhD, MPH
Professor and Vice Chair for Academic Affairs PHSR
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy

Who Should Attend?
This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of managed care pharmacy directors, clinical pharmacists, quality directors, medical directors, members of AMCP, and other managed health care professionals attending AMCP Nexus 2015.

Statement of Need/Program Overview
The value proposition for oral anticoagulants can be realized in a number of ways: fewer clinically-significant events, fewer hospitalizations, fewer physician office visits, less disability, and generally improved work productivity and quality of life. Managed care pharmacists will benefit from education and training regarding the value-based benefit approach to the management of patients who require anticoagulation to prevent stroke and systemic thromboembolism. The Managed Care Review BoardTM format features review of important, relevant therapeutic category information and features peer-to-peer exchange between a diverse group of managed care and clinical specialty faculty contributors. This interactive program is designed to engage the faculty and audience to develop solutions for managed care professionals to implement within their own setting to improve outcomes for patients requiring oral anticoagulation therapy. This approach supports managed care pharmacists by enhancing the results of their own health care organization's systematic literature reviews and analyses.

Educational Objectives
After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:
  • Identify the risk of thromboembolic events associated with atrial fibrillation (AF) and venous thromboembolism (VTE)
  • Utilize recent updates to the anticoagulation treatment guidelines
  • Apply measures used to drive quality improvements in anticoagulation care
  • Employ the benefit design methodologies for managed care organizations (MCOs) to improve the overall value of anticoagulant therapies
  • Provide accurate and appropriate counsel as part of the managed care treatment team

Date and Time
Thursday, October 29, 2015
6:00 AM - 7:45 AM
Gaylord Palms Hotel & Convention Center
Room Sun C
Orlando, FL

6:00 AM Breakfast and Registration
6:10 AM Pre-Activity Learning Assessment and Opening Comments
6:15 AM Assessing the Clinical Benefits of Oral Anticoagulation Therapies in a Managed Care Setting
James Groce III, PharmD, CACP
6:35 AM Current Practice Guidelines Review
Neil Minkoff, MD
6:50 AM Faculty Idea Exchange
6:55 AM Analyzing the Available Data to Assess the Value of Oral Anticoagulation Treatment Options
Fadia T. Shaya, PhD, MPH
7:15 AM Plan Benefit Designs: Maximizing Value for Current and Emerging Oral Anticoagulation Therapies
James Kenney, RPh, MBA
7:30 AM Faculty Idea Exchange
7:40 AM Closing Comments
Post-survey and Evaluations

Physician Continuing Medical Education
Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Impact Education, LLC. The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Pharmacist Continuing Education
Accreditation Statement
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

Credit Designation
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this continuing education activity for 1.5 contact hours (0.15 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.
Universal Activity Number - (0809-9999-15-269-L01-P)

Type of Activity: Application

For Pharmacists: Upon receipt of a completed activity evaluation form, you will receive an email from the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine within 3 weeks with a link and directions to submit your credit to the NABP CPE Monitor Service.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to PIM policy. The existence or absence of COI for everyone in a position to control content will be disclosed to participants prior to the start of each activity.

Americans with Disabilities Act
Event staff will be glad to assist you with any special needs (ie, physical, dietary, etc). Please contact Impact Education, LLC, prior to the live event at (215) 619-8812.

Fee Information
No additional fee is required to attend this CPE/CME activity.

Please note: No additional fee is required to attend this CME/CPE activity; however, registration to AMCP Nexus 2015 is required.

Pre-registration will close at 12:00 pm on October 28, 2015.
Walk-in registration will be available at the time of the program.
If you have any questions, please call (215) 619-8812 or email