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ASCP Announces Summit for Pharmacy Owners and Executives in Long-Term Care

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ALEXANDRIA, VA., Sept. 10, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The American Society for Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP) has announced they will host the 2013 ASCP Executive Summit, an exclusive, invitation-only event designed for pharmacy owners, operators, and executives to gain insight from the nation's top thought leaders in the long-term care industry, on November 19, 2013 at the Seattle Sheraton Hotel in Seattle, Washington. Innovatix, LLC, Managed Health Care Associates, Inc. (MHA), Pepper Hamilton, LLP, PharMerica Corporation, QS/1, SoftWriters, Inc., and Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc. have already signed on to sponsor the event.

The 2013 ASCP Executive Summit will provide a setting for senior leaders to exchange innovative concepts, delve deeply into the most urgent and important strategic issues facing their businesses, and leave inspired with new strategies for leading the transformation of the senior care industry. Presentations and panel discussions from leaders of innovative healthcare organizations will address their successes in running a business, understanding and responding to legislative and regulatory issues, risk management, Medicare Part D reimbursements, strategies for dealing with the MAC crisis, electronic medical record interfaces, and more.

The ASCP Executive Summit Steering Committee has taken an active role in planning the event. The Steering Committee is comprised of executives from long-term care industry stakeholders, including Michael Sicilian, President, Managed Health Care Associates, Inc. (MHA); John Schutte, President, GeriMed, Inc.; John Sganga, President & CEO, Innovatix, LLC; Nancy Losben, Chief Quality Officer, Omnicare; Ross Brickley, Regional Service Area Director, Omnicare; Lynn Connor, President, Senior Care Pharmacy; Ginny Roberts, President, Senior Care Pharmacy Alliance; Sharon Clackum, President, RxAnswers LLC; Timothy Hutchison, President/CEO, SoftWriters, Inc.; Rich McKeon, Vice President of Alternate Site Pharmacy, McKesson Health Systems; Mike McBride, Associate Vice President Partner Relations, Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc.; Greg Weishar, Chief Executive Officer, PharMerica; Sean Jeffery, Clinical Professor, University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy; Jeffrey Delafuente, Associate Dean Academic Affairs, Virginia Commonwealth University; Erica Estus, Clinical Associate Professor, University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy; and Vera Jackson, Executive Director & CEO, the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists.

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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