SOURCE: Armada Healthcare

November 20, 2013 08:30 ET

Armada Health Care Announces Michael J. Fox as 2014 Keynote Speaker for the 10th Annual Specialty Pharmacy Summit & Expo

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FLORHAM PARK, NJ--(Marketwired - Nov 20, 2013) - Armada Health Care (Armada), the nation's largest group purchasing and channel management organization for the specialty pharmacy industry, announced today that Michael J. Fox will keynote the 10th Annual Specialty Pharmacy Summit & Expo. 

Best known for his Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning roles in iconic movies and television shows including the "Back to the Future" trilogy, "Family Ties" and "Spin City", Fox is now an author, speaker and spokesperson for The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.

"We are honored that Michael J. Fox will be a part of our 2014 Specialty Pharmacy Summit," stated Lawrence Irene, Armada's CEO. "We look forward to hearing him share some of his personal thoughts and experiences while learning more about the incredible progress he has made with his foundation in their pursuit for a cure," Irene continued.

Fox has spoken and written extensively about his personal challenges, including his Parkinson's disease, through a lens of optimism and humor. His message has always been one of gratitude for the support he has received from his fellow Parkinson's patients, and the hope and encouragement for every decision to take action -- no matter how big or small -- to help advance the pursuit of a cure.

In 2012 Fox announced his plans to return to full-time acting speaking publicly about finding a drug cocktail that has helped him control the symptoms and side effects of his Parkinson's disease well enough to play a character with PD. "The Michael J. Fox Show" debuted on NBC in October 2013.

About the 10th Annual Specialty Pharmacy Summit & Expo:
Hosted by Armada Health Care, the 2014 Annual Specialty Pharmacy Summit & Expo will celebrate its tenth year as the nation's largest conference for specialty pharmacy. Over the four day Summit, attendees will experience a diverse agenda comprised of dozens of business and educational sessions with renowned industry speakers that offer the most current industry information and solutions to successfully navigate the challenges within the specialty pharmacy industry. In addition, attendees will have numerous opportunities to network and collaborate with industry peers and stakeholders. The 2014 Specialty Pharmacy Summit & Expo will also include a comprehensive vendor exhibit hall along and a conference pavilion that will showcase the latest healthcare and pharmacy technology systems.

Attendance in 2014 is expected to draw thousands of executives and professionals from the leading corporate industry stakeholders, including; specialty pharmacies, chain pharmacies, pharmaceutical and biotech manufacturers, health plans, PBMs and payers, ACOs, wholesalers, technology vendors and many other important healthcare organizations.  For more information about the Summit & Expo, visit

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