July 27, 2005 09:00 ET

The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy Announces Dates for 2005 Educational Conference and 2006 Annual Meeting

ALEXANDRIA, VA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 27, 2005 -- The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) has published its conference schedule for fall 2005 and spring 2006.

AMCP's 2005 Educational Conference will take place from October 5-8 at the Nashville Convention Center in Nashville, TN. The theme for the conference is "Harmonizing the Delivery of Health Care." Keynote speakers are Bob Woodward of the Washington Post and Dr. Uwe Reinhardt, professor of Political Economy, Economics and Public Affairs. The conference features professional poster presentations, a Residency Showcase (for pharmacy graduates to explore opportunities at health plans and PBMs) and the Managed Care Industry Forum, a non-commercial educational exhibit.

AMCP's 18th Annual Meeting & Showcase, "Sound Decisions Managing Medication Therapy," will take place from April 5-8, 2006, at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, WA. The meeting includes the inauguration of AMCP's new board of directors and executive officers, award presentations for Distinguished Service and Academy Fellows, a Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee student competition, research poster competitions for students and graduates, and the Annual Showcase, featuring displays from leading pharmaceutical manufacturers.

Please access the AMCP website for updates and schedules as they develop. Credentialed members of the press receive complimentary registration to all events.

The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) is a national professional association of pharmacists and other health care practitioners who serve society by the application of sound medication management principles and strategies to achieve positive patient outcomes. The Academy's 4,800 members develop and provide a diversified range of clinical, educational and business management services and strategies on behalf of the more than 200 million Americans covered by a managed care pharmacy benefit. More news and information about AMCP can be obtained on its website, at

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