ForHealth Consulting Experts to Attend Managed Care Pharmacy Conference in San Antonio and Present Key Findings from Pharmacy Research

A group of pharmacy experts from ForHealth Consulting at UMass Chan Medical School are participating in the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP)‘s 2023 Conference in San Antonio. These experts will share their research and clinical expertise on a wide range of topics.

In addition, ACMP committees will be meeting at the conference. Committee participants from ForHealth Consulting include Thomas C. Pomfret, PharmD, MPH, BCPS, managed care pharmacy residency director and clinical consultant pharmacist team leader, who serves on the Professional Practice Committee and the Health Disparities Advisory Workgroup, and Kimberly Lenz, PharmD, director of clinical and operational pharmacy, who serves on the Educational Affairs Committee.

The annual AMCP conference attracts more than 4,000 professionals working in managed care pharmacy with education sessions, keynote presentations, and networking opportunities.

Our ForHealth Consulting experts will present on the following days and topics:

  • Wednesday, March 22, 10:30-11:45 a.m.
    • Pomfret will serve on a panel presentation with other pharmacy leaders, titled “Challenges and Opportunities in Collecting Data to Address Health Disparities,” in the Managed Care Research in Action track.
  • Thursday, March 23, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.Poster Presentations
    • “Clinical and economic evaluation of buprenorphine extended-release injection for the treatment of opioid use disorder in a Medicaid population” 
      • Presenters:
        • Edward Pudim III, PharmD, MPH, lead author
        • Mark Tesell, PharmD, BCPS
        • Diala Nicolas, PharmD, BCPS
        • Thomas C. Pomfret, PharmD, MPH, BCPS
        • Michael Jones, RPh, PharmD
        • Karen Stevens, PharmD
        • Caroline J. Alper, MD
        • Neha Kashalikar, PharmD
        • Pelin Fitzpatrick, MBA, MPSA
        • Kimberly Lenz, PharmD, MBA, FAMCP
    • “An Evaluation of Health Care Visits and Associated Costs in Medicaid Patients with Schizophrenia Treated with Long-Acting Injectable Paliperidone versus Oral Antipsychotics”
      • Presenters:
        • Karen Trinh, PharmD, lead author
        • Eliza Anderson, PharmD
        • Ashley N. Chiara, PharmD, MBA, BCPS
        • Thomas C. Pomfret, PharmD, MPH, BCPS
        • Mckenzie McVeigh, PharmD, MS
        • Karen Clements, ScD
        • Andrew M. Coelho, PharmD
        • Amy Dionne, PharmD
        • Rachel Bacon, PharmD, MPH
        • Caroline J. Alper, MD
        • Kimberly Lenz, PharmD, MBA, FAMCP