Monday, October 22, 12:30pm – 5:30pm with reception to follow
$235 (member & non-member)
Cancellation Fee: $100

Explore Trends in Health Care: Disruptors and Opportunities at the AMCP Foundation’s 8th Annual Research Symposium. Review the complete agenda and register now.

The AMCP Foundation will unveil new research findings at the Symposium, focused on Anticipating Disruptors in Health Care Trends. Industry experts will unveil the latest research findings on key trends impacting the health care industry. Speakers Matt Sarnes, PharmD, and Breanna Popelar, PharmD, MS, both from Xcenda, will share research findings from a variety of stakeholder perspectives on these complex and interrelated topics affecting the future of health care – from innovative and curative therapies to expedited drug approval to challenges in patient affordability.

Social determinants of health (SDoH), and application of SDoH to improve care, is such a forcing factor. Learn from practitioners who implemented care delivery models based on SDoH, and from researchers examining use of SDoH by plans. Karl Kilgore, PhD, of Avalere will be recognized with an AMCP Foundation Best Poster Award for his work in this area. In collaboration with JMCP, Dr. Kilgore will deliver a podium talk on “Using Aggregate Data to Proxy Individual-Level Socioeconomic Characteristics: The Role of Granularity.”

Additional panelists will provide a peek into The Practice of Pharmacy in the Future, and an analysis of how Managed Care Pharmacy is Preparing for the Future. The program will conclude with a series of stakeholder presentations about Perspectives on Innovations in Health Care. These speakers were selected to reveal actionable insights from the patient, physician, health plan and employer communities. Each will illustrate the implications if managed care fails to address the significance of these trends.

The 2018 Research Symposium presenters are a distinguished group led by keynote speaker Reed V. Tuckson, MD, Managing Director of Tuckson Health Connections, LLC (left) and moderator Kevin B. Sneed, PharmD, Dean of the College of Pharmacy at University of South Florida and Senior Associate Vice President, USF Health (right). Dr. Tuckson will address The Changing Health Care Landscape – Realizing Comprehensive, Multidisciplinary, and Integrated Health and Medical Care. Meet our keynote speaker and moderator.

Our Keynote Speaker, Reed V. Tuckson, MD, FACP, is Managing Director of Tuckson Health Connections, LLC, a vehicle to advance initiatives that support optimal health and wellbeing through the intersection of individual and community health promotion and disease prevention; applied data and analytics; enhanced quality and efficiency in care delivery; and the application of telehealth and biotech innovations. Previously, he enjoyed a long tenure as Executive Vice President and Chief of Medical Affairs for UnitedHealth Group, a Fortune 20 health and wellbeing company, which includes the nation’s largest health insurer and the industry’s most comprehensive health services company.

Dr Kevin Sneed, our Moderator, is Dean of the College of Pharmacy at the University of South Florida. He also serves as a Senior Associate Vice-President for USF Health. His educational background includes a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology with a concentration in Microbiology from the University of Central Florida. Dr. Sneed received his Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from Xavier University of Louisiana College of Pharmacy, where he received numerous clinical and leadership awards. He completed an Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Practice Specialty Residency at Bay Pines Veteran’s Administration x



Ten Scholarships to the AMCP Foundation Research Symposium have been awarded. Scholarships were made possible through the support of our funding partners.

The Trends in Health Care research series is developed in collaboration with Pfizer, which is also the lead sponsor for the Research Symposium.


The Research Symposium is supported by non-promotional sponsorships from Genentech and Merck.


We are also grateful to our research partner Xcenda for their support.

Wow your colleagues by getting a firsthand glimpse of what the top experts in health care reveal from their crystal balls. Register now and come prepared with questions, as well as your own futuristic predictions.