Join us October 4 – 6, 2017 | Chicago, IL

The Oncology Account Management Training (OAMT) program is a comprehensive, hands-on training event designed to provide the Life Sciences Industry with the knowledge, techniques, and confidence to successfully work with their oncology customers.

Registration Includes

  • Breakfast, lunch, and refreshments during breaks throughout the meeting
  • Oncology Landscape Guidebook
  • PDFs of the presentations, delivered through the event app
  • Evening Networking Reception

Oncology AMT Conference Materials:
Need additional help validating your attendance at the Payer MMS program? Download our customizable Justification Letter!
Download the program brochure, your complete guide to the event!
Download the DRG Conferences app on your smartphone or tablet, to conveniently access all of our event information—including presentation slides, speaker and attendee lists, and the meeting agenda!

Come meet our fantastic faculty lineup!

Jane DuBose, MBA

Senior Director, Market Access Knowledge, Sales Training

Decision Resources Group


 

Michael Kolodziej, MD

Former National Medical Director, Oncology Solutions and Office of the Chief Medical Officer — Aetna

Currently the National Medical Director Managed Care Strategy — Flatiron Health

Lalan Wilfong, MD

Medical Director, Quality Programs and Value-Based Reimbursement

Texas Oncology, PA

Jayson Slotnik, JD, MPH

Partner

Health Policy Strategies, Inc

Shane Woods, PhD

Vice President, Life Sciences

Flatiron Health

Kirby J. Eng, RPh

Vice President, Business Development

PharMedQuest

Susan Baltrus

Market Access Expert and Instructional Designer

Independent Consultant

Sheila Arquette, RPh

Former Director of Pharmacy

Independent Health – Regional

Currently the Executive Director

National Association of Specialty Pharmacy

Cheryl Larson

Vice President

Midwest Business Group on Health

Chadi Nabhan, MD, MBA, FACP

Vice President and Chief Medical Officer

Cardinal Health Specialty Solutions

Tania Cortas, MD

Staff Physician

Arizona Oncology

Valerie Sullivan

Former President

inVentiv Patient Access Solutions, LLC

AGENDA

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

7:30 AM–8:30 AM Breakfast
8:30 AM–9:00 AM Opening Remarks
Speaker: Jane DuBose, MBA | Senior Director, Market Access Knowledge | Decision Resources Group
9:00 AM–10:15 AM Overview of Value Based Payer Programs
  • Describe oncology management challenges
  • Explain leading payer strategies to manage oncology
  • Connect oncology management to total cost of patient care
  • Detail how manufacturers add value to oncology management
Speaker: Michael Kolodziej, MD | National Medical Director, Managed Care Strategy | Flatiron Health
10:30 AM–11:45 PM CMS Oncology Care Model (OCM)
  • Detail model's impact 1 year after rollout
  • Describe how OCM influences patient care
  • Explain challenges, opportunities within OCM
  • Predict potential changes and outcomes of OCM
  • Highlight OCM connections to manufacturers
Speaker: Lalan Wilifong, MD | Medical Director, Quality Programs and Value-Based Reimbursement | Texas Oncology, PA
11:45 AM–1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM–2:15 PM Legislative Update: How National Policies Are Affecting Cancer Care
  • Describe latest national and state-level healthcare reform initiatives
  • Update regulatory and legislative issues affecting access to cancer care
  • Explain how oncology care fits into healthcare policy of Trump administration
  • Map Food and Drug Administration (FDA) policy making to oncology products
Speaker: Jayson Slotnik JD MPH | Partner | Health Policy Strategies, Inc.
2:30 PM–3:45 PM Oncology Clinical Pathways
  • Describe the various types of pathways programs
  • Discuss the goals of a physician-facing pathways program
  • Explain how the pathways are developed and maintained
  • Detail influencers of clinical pathways
  • Explore life sciences' best practices with clinical pathways
Speaker: Chadi Nabhan, MD, MBA, FACP | Vice President and Chief Medical Officer | Cardinal Health Specialty Solutions
3:45 PM–5:00 PM Oncology Panel
  • Discuss how oncology account management will change in 2017 and beyond
  • Detail do’s and don’ts in oncology account management
  • Predict intersections of value-based care, clinical breakthroughs,
    and healthcare policy in the Trump administration
  • Predict the dynamic world of today’s oncology practice
Speaker: Michael Kolodziej, MD | National Medical Director, Managed Care Strategy | Flatiron Health
Speaker: Lalan Wilifong, MD | Medical Director, Quality Programs and Value-Based Reimbursement | Texas Oncology, PA
Speaker: Jayson Slotnik JD MPH | Partner | Health Policy Strategies, Inc.
Speaker: Chadi Nabhan, MD, MBA, FACP | Vice President and Chief Medical Officer | Cardinal Health Specialty Solutions
5:00 PM–7:00 PM Networking Reception

Thursday, October 5, 2017

7:30 AM–8:30 AM Breakfast
8:30 AM–8:45 AM Day One Review
Speaker: Jane DuBose, MBA | Senior Director, Market Access Knowledge | Decision Resources Group
8:45 AM–9:45 AM Data & Analytics
  • Describe current data gaps in world-class oncology care management
  • Map how to connect data from disparate stakeholders to create actionable clinical insights
  • Explain the connectivity between academic hospitals and community-based oncology practices
  • Describe how data is used to support life science’s oncology research and development
Speaker: Shane Woods, PhD | Vice President, Life Sciences | Flatiron Health
9:45 AM–10:45 AM Front Lines of Oncology Care Management
  • Describe the day in the life of an oncology practice
  • Explain reimbursement challenges within an oncology practice
  • Explain how oncologists use and perceive value in clinical pathways
  • Outline best practices between account managers/sales teams and community oncology practices
Speaker: Tania Cortas, MD | Staff Physician | Arizona Oncology
11:00 AM–12:00 PM Specialty Pharmacy or a HUB: Redundant or Complementary?
  • Describe how HUBs work and their place in oncology care management
  • Explain HUB connections to provider offices and interactions with payers
  • Detail best practices in maximizing HUB partnerships
  • Analyze metrics and data needed for successful HUB management
Speaker: Valerie Sullivan | Former President | inVentiv Patient Access Solutions, LLC
12:00 PM–1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM–2:30 PM Contracting and Reimbursement for Oncology Products on the Medical and Pharmacy Benefit
  • Describe the competitive specialty pharmacy landscape with special focus on oncology
  • Identify the needs of stakeholders for oncology products
  • Demonstrate an improved ability to collaborate with specialty pharmacy stakeholders
  • Navigate the distribution of product and dollars in the oncology marketplace
Speaker: Kirby Eng, RPh | Vice President, Business Development | PharMedQuest
2:45 PM–4:30 PM Oncology Account Planning
  • Discuss key drivers in the oncology business environment and the impact they have on prescribing choice
  • Profile oncology accounts
  • Identify strategic players in oncology accounts and cultivate beneficial relationships with them
  • Develop and execute effective strategies
Speaker: Susan Baltrus | Market Access Expert and Instructional Designer | Idependent Consultant

Friday, October 6, 2017

7:30 AM–8:30 AM Breakfast
8:30 AM–8:45 AM Day Two Review
Speaker: Jane DuBose, MBA | Senior Director, Market Access Knowledge | Decision Resources Group
8:45 AM–10:15 AM Perspectives from Regional/National Payers and Employers
  • Explain unique pressures for employers, payers, and specialty pharmacies that impact coverage and reimbursement for oncology care and treatment
  • Describe employers' priorities in oncology management
  • Explain best practices among specialty pharmacies in oncology management
  • Detail payer approaches to oncology product coverage, distribution and dollar flow
Speaker: Sheila Arquette, R. Ph | Executive Director | National Association of Specialty Pharmacy
Speaker: Cheryl Larson | Vice President | Midwest Business Group on Health
Speaker: TBD
10:30 AM–12:00 PM Perspectives from Regional/National Payers and Employers Panel Discussion
  • Detail how value based movement impacts patient access to oncology products
  • Describe how manufacturers can add value to oncology management
  • Explain best practices in oncology distribution
  • Predict future of physician oncology product dispensing
Speaker: Sheila Arquette, R. Ph | Executive Director | National Association of Specialty Pharmacy
Speaker: Cheryl Larson | Vice President | Midwest Business Group on Health
Speaker: TBD
12:00 PM–12:15 PM Closing Remarks
Speaker: Jane DuBose, MBA | Senior Director, Market Access Knowledge | Decision Resources Group
12:15 PM Box Lunch Pickup

VENUE

The W Hotel – City Center

172 W. Adams Street | Chicago, IL 60603 | 312-332-1200


The W Hotel – City Center

W Chicago - City Center hotel is nestled in downtown Chicago's vibrant cultural attractions and is steps from the Willis Tower, the Chicago Art Institute, music at Millennium Park, Block 37, Downtown Chicago and the Chicago Theatre District.

Hotel Discount

We are pleased to offer a group rate of $259 per night for OAMT attendees. Reserve your room by September 21, 2017, to take advantage of this discounted rate. To book your hotel room at the discounted rate.



Registration

Fee: $3,795

Attendance is limited to ensure maximum participation. Register today!

Your registration fee includes:

  • Breakfast, lunch, and refreshments during breaks throughout the meeting
  • Oncology Landscape Guidebook
  • PDFs of the presentations, delivered through the event app
  • Evening Networking Reception

Group Registration

Register 3 or more colleagues and take advantage of special group pricing.

The more colleagues that register, the more you save!

Registrants Discounts Price/Registrant
3–5 $100 $3,695
6–9 $200 $3,595
10–14 $300 $3,495
15+ $400 $3,395

Click here to download the group registration form. Email the completed form to TrainingSolutions@teamDRG.com.

Registration Information:

If you are registering a group and would like to pay by invoice, please contact TrainingSolutions@teamDRG.com for registration information.

Please make all checks payable to: DR/Decision Resources, LLC.

All cancellations are subject to a $200 cancellation fee.

No refunds will be granted after September 21, 2017.

Cancelled registrations and/or no-shows will not be carried over to future programs.