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TED Talk Speaker, Eric Dishman, Joins Top Lineup of Speakers to Address 2013 ASCP Annual Meeting

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ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 23, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Eric Dishman, named one of the "12 People Who Are Changing Your Retirement" by the Wall Street Journal, and famous for his "TED Talks," will present the keynote address, Three Mega Trends Changing Your Role in Healthcare, at the 2013 ASCP Annual Meeting & Exhibition on November 20, 2013 in Seattle, Washington. Dishman is an Intel Fellow and General Manager of Intel's Health & Life Sciences Group. He is known for pioneering techniques that incorporate anthropology, ethnography, and other social science methods into the design and development of new technologies. One of his recent presentations, Healthcare Should be a Team Sport, has over 398,422 views on Ted.com and an additional 23,184 views on YouTube.com.

Dishman joins a stalwart lineup of keynote speakers for ASCP's Annual Meeting including, Linda M. Strand, PharmD, PhD, DSc (Hon), one of the originators of the concept of pharmaceutical care, and Marie Smith, PharmD, a pharmacy clinician-educator, healthcare strategist, and management executive with more than 25 years experience across diverse practice arenas.

Dr. Strand will present ASCP's Peter P. Lamy Memorial Lecture, Taking Medication Management Services into a Competitive Health Care Environment. She is Vice President of Professional Services for Medication Management Systems, Inc., and has held positions in community, hospital, and clinical pharmacy practice. Dr. Smith will present ASCP's Public Policy Lecture, Pharmacists: Key Members of Community-Based Health Teams. She is the Henry A. Palmer Professor and Assistant Dean for Practice and Public Policy Partnerships at the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy. In 2013, she was invited to serve as a Senior Adviser to the CMS Innovation Center Seamless Care Models Group to address the integration of medication management services in ACOs and medical homes.

The 2013 ASCP Annual Meeting & Exhibition will take place from November 20-22, 2013 at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel in Seattle, WA. Interested individuals can learn more or register for the Annual Meeting by visiting www.ascp.com/annual2013.

About the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP)

The American Society of Consultant Pharmacists is the only international professional society devoted to optimal medication management and improved health outcomes for all older persons. ASCP's members manage and improve drug therapy and improve the quality of life of geriatric patients and other individuals residing in a variety of environments, including nursing facilities, sub-acute care and assisted living facilities, psychiatric hospitals, hospice programs, and home and community-based care.

CONTACT: Christine Polite 703-739-1300, ext. 134 cpolite@ascp.com

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