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2019 Innovatix + Essensa National Meeting & Expo

Each year, the Innovatix + Essensa National Meeting & Expo brings together members, contracted suppliers, and staff for three highly anticipated days of learning, networking, and business development. This year’s meeting will be held in Atlanta, GA from October 28–30 at the Hilton Atlanta. It promises to be a meeting to remember, with exceptional keynote speakers, numerous networking opportunities, and a broad range of educational sessions designed to both inform and challenge attendees.

We look forward to seeing you in Atlanta!

Innovatix and Essensa National Meeting and Expo 2019 in Atlanta, GA

2019 INNOVATIX + ESSENSA NATIONAL MEETING & EXPO

Make plans to join more than 500 of your peers for three days of interactive learning, networking, and business development. Elevate your purchasing strategy, business acumen, and clinical knowledge at the most respected industry conference dedicated to purchasing and alternate site healthcare professionals. Pay no registration fee to attend!

Click here for attendee registration

View our 2018 National Meeting & Expo Recap

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

The Innovatix + Essensa National Meeting & Expo features programming relevant to all Innovatix and Essensa members, with a focus on clinical, purchasing, and business professionals. Past conference attendees have included

  • business owners
  • C-suite (CEOs, CFOs, COOs)
  • pharmacists/technicians
  • oncologists
  • nurses and clinicians
  • foodservice directors and managers
  • administrators
  • procurement and supply chain professionals
  • purchasing directors
  • sales, marketing, and business operations professionals

ACCOMMODATIONS & TRAVEL

Centrally located in the heart of downtown, the Hilton Atlanta is this year’s host property. We have negotiated a special conference rate for our guests. These rooms are available only through Innovatix and Essensa once conference registration opens. Watch your email or check back here for an announcement. Please DO NOT contact the hotel directly to book, or you will not receive our special rates.

When making your travel arrangements, please keep in mind that conference registration opens Sunday, October 27, at 2:00 p.m., and the conference officially begins on Monday, October 28 at 9:00 a.m. All conference programming will be complete by late morning of Wednesday, October 30.

More specifics about the schedule will be released as the meeting draws closer.


WHY ATTEND

  • First class business networking events
  • Accredited CE for pharmacists, administrators, and healthcare executives
  • Nationally recognized industry experts
  • Exhibit hall with industry-leading manufacturers and suppliers
  • Access to new Innovatix, Essensa, and Premier programs to help your business
  • The ONLY venue to interact with Innovatix and Essensa members, suppliers, and staff—as well as Premier Alternate Site Sponsors—all in one place!
  • No registration fee!

EDUCATIONAL TRACKS

We know your time is valuable, which is why our meeting allows you to choose the sessions that best meet your needs.

This year we will offer attendees three educational tracks:

  • Clinical
  • Government Affairs, Regulatory Issues, and Alternate Payment Models
  • Business Management and Operations

The Clinical track provides accredited continuing education and is geared for healthcare professionals involved with cost-effective management, evaluation, or treatment of patients in long-term care, infusion/specialty, oncology, physician practices, and other non-acute facilities. These programs are free of charge.

REGISTER TO EXHIBIT AT THE 2019 INNOVATIX + ESSENSA NATIONAL MEETING & EXPO

Register your exhibit booth today to join us in Atlanta, GA from October 28–30 for the Innovatix + Essensa National Meeting & Expo, an exclusive annual event held for our members. This is the ONLY event that provides access to the most engaged and active Innovatix and Essensa members from a variety of non-acute care and commercial markets – all in one place! From pharmacists to purchasing directors, business owners to administrators, all Innovatix and Essensa markets will be represented in force, along with leaders from Premier’s expansive Alternate Site Programs.

REGISTER YOUR EXHIBIT BOOTH NOW!

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DOWNLOAD THE 2019 NATIONAL MEETING ADVERTISING & AWARENESS OPPORTUNITIES OVERVIEW


New and Improved

We’ve listened to feedback from exhibitors and made numerous improvements for this year:

  • Exhibits spread out over two days with revised start and end times to promote consistent traffic:
    • Day one cocktail reception
    • Day two lunch in Exhibition Hall
  • Opportunity to develop offers exclusive to this meeting and communicate them to attendees in advance
  • Attendee lists provided in advance along with assistance facilitating contact before, during, and after the meeting
  • Increased attendance by leaders from Premier’s expansive Alternate Site Programs (representing a total annual purchasing volume of nearly $14 billion)

More Than Just a Trade Show!

The Innovatix + Essensa National Meeting & Expo is truly unique when it comes to the exhibitor experience. That’s because we know that business relationships cannot be established exclusively on the trade show floor.

We encourage exhibitor participation throughout the conference, including our welcome lunch, educational sessions, and evening networking events. Our reverse trade show offers suppliers valuable interaction with member-facing staff, and our team also plays an active role by facilitating introductions and conversations between members and suppliers throughout the meeting.

We give exhibitors full participation because it’s important that our suppliers understand our members and their business challenges, patient populations, and industry initiatives. You’re unlikely to get an opportunity like this at any other GPO conference.

Check back here for the full agenda as the meeting draws closer.

When making your travel arrangements, please plan accordingly so you can participate in the whole meeting.


Booth Pricing and Information

Exhibit booths are available to all Innovatix, Essensa, and Premier contracted suppliers based on the following fee schedule:

Opening of registration through July 26: $5,000
July 26 – October 18 (until space sells out): $5,500

All exhibit booths will be a uniform size and the fee includes one exhibiting attendee registration. Other representatives from your company are also welcome to attend for an additional registration fee based on the following schedule:

Opening of registration through July 26: $500 per additional exhibiting attendee
July 26 – October 18: $650 per additional exhibiting attendee
October 18 – October 30 (including onsite registration): $1,250 per additional exhibiting attendee

Register early and save!


Exhibition Hall Hours & Exhibitor Schedule*

Monday, October 28:

  • Welcome Luncheon and Keynotes: 11:45 a.m. — 2:30 p.m.
  • Exhibition Hall Setup: 12:00 — 4:30 p.m.
  • Exhibition Hall Hours: 5:30 — 7:00 p.m. (cocktail reception)
  • Member and Supplier Appreciation Celebration: 7:00 — 9:00 p.m. (on hotel property, dinner served)

Tuesday, October 29:

  • Exhibition Hall Hours: 11:30 a.m. — 1:30 p.m. (lunch provided)
  • Exhibition Hall Teardown: 1:30 — 4:00 p.m.
  • Reverse Tradeshow for Exhibitors: 4:15 — 6:00 p.m.
    • At the Reverse Trade Show, exhibitors will have the unique opportunity to meet with representatives from our Field Services, Client Services, and Contracting teams to develop follow-up strategies after meeting with members, explore new business opportunities, and expand working relationships. 
  • Offsite Networking Event: 6:30 — 9:30 p.m. (dinner served)

*Working schedule subject to change

Stand Out From The Crowd!

Increase your visibility to directly reach your target audience and improve brand awareness. Don’t miss this opportunity to showcase your company and reach the non-acute healthcare and business leaders who make purchasing decisions.

DOWNLOAD THE 2019 NATIONAL MEETING ADVERTISING & AWARENESS OPPORTUNITIES OVERVIEW

ADVERTISING AND AWARENESS OPPORTUNITIES

 Take advantage of our packaged awareness opportunities (tiers) or complement your booth with print and digital advertising.

All advertising and awareness opportunities are in addition to exhibit booth and exhibiting attendee fees. Suppliers who wish to participate in these opportunities must also be exhibitors at the meeting.

Awareness tiers and a la carte opportunities are available for purchase alongside exhibitor registration.


Platinum Tier

All Platinum Tier opportunities include:

  • Full page color ad in event program (distributed onsite to all attendees)
  • Company name and logo listed in supplier page in event program
  • Company name and logo listed on screen during lunch before keynote speech
  • Company name and logo listed on event website
  • Revolving ad on four digital screens placed in high traffic areas during meeting
  • Tri-fold brochure or one-page flyer inserted into meeting bags (distributed onsite to all attendees)
  • Company name and logo listed on four meter boards in and around exhibit hall
  • Exclusive participation in Advisory Group Meet & Greet on Monday morning (includes attendance at networking session with most engaged Innovatix and Essensa decision-makers, and cocktail round table to display printed materials)
  • One of the following brand awareness opportunities (cost for each opportunity includes all above benefits):
    1. Company branding and information display at Monday’s Member & Supplier Appreciation Celebration onsite networking event (includes signage and opportunity to display printed material) $12,000
    2. Company branding on Elevator Door alongside the meeting logo (lobby level, seen by all attendees) $12,000
    3. Company branding on Escalator alongside the meeting logo (meeting level, seen by all attendees) $12,000
    4. Company branding on Tote Bags alongside the meeting logo (distributed to all attendees) $12,000
    5. Company branding on Notebooks alongside the meeting logo (distributed to all attendees) $12,000

Gold Tier

All Gold Tier opportunities include:

  • 1/2 page color ad in event program (distributed onsite to all attendees)
  • Company name and logo listed in supplier page in event program
  • Company name and logo listed on screen during lunch before keynote speech
  • Company name and logo listed on event website
  • Revolving ad on four digital screens placed in high traffic areas during meeting
  • One of the following brand awareness opportunities (cost for each opportunity includes all above benefits):
    1. Company branding and information displayed for over eight hours with the highest traffic at Monday’s Registration Desk (includes signage and opportunity to display printed material) $8,000
    2. Company branding and information display at Monday’s Keynote Lunch (includes signage and opportunity to display printed materials) $8,000
    3. Company branding and information display at Monday’s Reception in Exhibit Hall (includes signage and opportunity to display printed materials) $8,000
    4. Company branding and information display at Tuesday’s Lunch in Exhibit Hall (includes signage and opportunity to display printed materials) $8,000
    5. Company branding on Hotel Keys (distributed to all registered attendees) $8,000

Silver Tier

All Silver Tier opportunities include:

  • 1/4 page color ad in event program (distributed onsite to all attendees)
  • Company name and logo listed in supplier page in event program
  • Company name and logo listed on screen during lunch before keynote speech
  • Company name and logo listed on event website
  • Revolving ad on four digital screens placed in high traffic areas during meeting
  • One of the following brand awareness opportunities (cost for each opportunity includes all above benefits):
    1. Company branding and information display during Sunday’s Registration Desk (includes signage and opportunity to display printed materials) $5,500
    2. Company branding and information display at Monday’s Member Lounge (includes signage and opportunity to display printed materials) $5,500
    3. Company branding and information display at Tuesday Morning’s Keynote Breakfast (includes signage and opportunity to display printed materials) $5,500
    4. Company branding and information display during Tuesday’s Registration Desk (includes signage and opportunity to display printed materials) $5,500
    5. Company branding and information display at Wednesday Morning’s Keynote Breakfast (includes signage and opportunity to display printed materials) $5,500

A la Carte Options

*NEW* Advisory Group Meet & Greet (Limited to 5 exhibiting suppliers)

Exclusive participation in Advisory Group Meet & Greet on Monday morning (includes attendance at networking session with most engaged Innovatix and Essensa decision-makers, and cocktail round table to display printed materials) $4,000

Elevator Signage (Limited to 8 exhibiting suppliers)

Company branding on Elevator Door alongside the meeting logo (lobby level, seen by all attendees) $3,000

Escalator Signage (Limited to 2 exhibiting suppliers)

Company branding on Escalator alongside the meeting logo (meeting level, seen by all attendees) $3,000

Cell Phone Charging Station

Company branded Cell Phone Charging Station on Monday $2,500
Company branded Cell Phone Charging Station on Tuesday $2,500

Digital Signage (Limited to 10 exhibiting suppliers)

Revolving ad on 4 digital screens placed in high traffic areas during meeting $1,500

Program Ads:

  • Full page color ad in event program (distributed onsite to all attendees) $3,000
  • 1/2 page color ad in event program (distributed onsite to all attendees) $2,000
  • 1/4 page color ad in event program (distributed onsite to all attendees) $1,000

*Please note that Premier diverse suppliers receive a 10 percent discount on all rates listed above. For more details on Premier’s supplier diversity program, visit: www.premierinc.com/suppliers/supplier-diversity.

2018 Innovatix + Essensa National Meeting & Expo Recap

Each year, the Innovatix + Essensa National Meeting & Expo brings together members, contracted suppliers, and staff for three highly anticipated days of learning, networking, and business development. The 2018 meeting, held from October 10-12 in the great city of Chicago, was among the most engaging and well-attended events we’ve held to date.

Keynotes, Awards, and Networking Events

The meeting kicked off with an inspiring welcome address from John Sganga, Premier’s Senior Vice President, Alternate Site Programs. John’s address focused on why leaders are pivotal for positive change. Anchoring his remarks around the evolving healthcare and business markets—as well as pulling from his own career journey—John discussed the importance of leading from within and offered attendees practical advice on how to enhance their leadership skills.

John Sganga, Premier’s Senior Vice President, Alternate Site Programs

After John concluded his remarks, we honored the winners of this year’s Innovatix and Essensa member awards. Presented in five categories, these awards recognize members who make use of all available resources to lower their supply chain costs through extensive participation the Innovatix and Essensa purchasing programs. This year’s winners are:

• Home Infusion Provider: BioScrip, Inc.
• Long-Term Care Pharmacy: Pharmcare USA
• Assisted Living: Brookdale Senior Living
• Skilled Nursing: Catholic Health Services
• Business and Industry: Bright Horizons Family Solutions

National Meeting Member Awards

At the awards ceremony’s conclusion, our special guest keynote speaker, NASA Space Mission Commander and American Hero Captain Mark Kelly, took center stage. Captain Kelly inspired attendees with his “Endeavor to Succeed” presentation. The speech highlighted events and experiences that influenced his life and career, including his determination to become a naval aviator and a NASA astronaut despite several setbacks, and his wife Gabrielle Giffords’ undaunted will to recover from her injuries following an assassination attempt. Captain Kelly also spoke about his responsibilities as a primary caregiver and drew parallels to the day-to-day decisions that business owners make.

NASA Space Mission Commander and American Hero Captain Mark Kelly

The meeting’s two evening networking events, held the first day onsite and the next day at the Field Museum, were both enjoyable and productive for all in attendance. The events offered participants the opportunity to get to know each other while exploring the museum and its exhibitions. Suppliers used the events to make connections with members and gain valuable insight into their specific needs, while members were also able to network with each other.

Field Museum

Both Thursday and Friday kicked off with renowned keynote speakers. At Thursday’s government affairs keynote breakfast, RealClearPolitics co-founder and executive editor Tom Bevan provided a preview of the upcoming midterm elections. We were fortunate to have Tom share his expertise so close to Election Day. Friday morning’s advisory group breakfast was highlighted by Seth Mattison, co-founder and chief movement officer of Luminate Labs. Seth’s engaging style and personal reflections forged a connection with members, while his lessons about leading a “next-generation” workplace clearly resonated with the corporate leaders in the audience.

Bevan

Educational Programming

This year’s meeting featured 15 educational programming sessions organized into three parallel tracks curated to meet the needs of all attendees: 1) clinical; 2) government affairs, regulatory issues, and alternate payment models; and 3) business operations and management. The three tracks included over 10 hours of accredited continuing education sessions for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, long-term care administrators, and nurses.

All three tracks featured subject matter experts and thought leaders who shared their knowledge with attendees. Sessions were interactive and featured dialogue and participation. Prominent sessions included an in-depth look at how recent health policy changes impact providers; advice on how to build a successful marketing automation program; guidance on creating an emergency preparedness plan; an update on the specialty drug pipeline; a review of cancer-related pain management strategies in an era of increased opioid scrutiny; and more.

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Exhibition Hall

Spread out over two days, this year’s Exhibition Hall was one of our largest ever, with nearly 120 exhibitors on hand to educate members about the value their products and services provide. Innovatix and Essensa staff provided a crucial link, personally facilitating conversations between exhibitors and members aimed at creating winning outcomes through purchasing. Exhibitors also had the opportunity to directly engage with Innovatix, Essensa, and Premier member-facing staff during this year’s reverse trade show. In addition, the exhibitors appreciated inclusion in the full program of events throughout the meeting, which increased their interaction with members, creating more opportunities for mutual success.

Exhibit Hall

Thank you 2018 exhibitors.

We appreciate your continued support for our organization and our members!
Abbott Nutrition
ACADIA Pharmaceuticals
Accutrace
Alkermes
American Express
American Healthcare Supply
American Office Products Distributors
AmerisourceBergen
AMN Healthcare
Amneal Pharmaceuticals
Anda
Astellas Pharmaceuticals
AstraZeneca
Athenex Pharmaceuticals
AuroMedcis Pharma
Baxter Healthcare
Best Buy
Boehringer Ingelheim
BrightView Landscape Services
Buffalo Hospital Supply
Cardinal Health
Care Services
Connection
Contec
Coshatt
Daniels Health
Diversey
Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories
Eisai
Eli Lilly
Essity Professional Hygiene
Evoke Neuroscience
FedEx Healthcare Solutions
FFF Enterprises
Forerunner Holdings / RXTransparent
Fresenius Kabi
Garland/DBS
Georgia-Pacific
GOJO Industires
Grainger
Grifols USA
GSK
HD Supply
Henry Schein
Heritage Bag Company
Hikma Pharmaceuticals USA
Horiba Medical
Infinx Pharmacy Services
Insight Medical
Integra LTC Solutions
Integrated Medical Systems
KCI, an Acelity Company
Kellogg’s Specialty Channels
Ken’s Foods
Kimberly-Clark Professional
Konica Minolta Healthcare
Kraft Heinz
Major Pharmaceuticals
Manchac Technologies/DOSIS
Mayne Pharma
McKesson
McKesson Medical Surgical
Mead Johnson Nutrition
Medefil
Medline
Merck & Co.
Michael Foods
Micro Merchant Systems
Nestle Health Science
NeuroLogica Corp – Samsung
Novo Nordisk
Nutricia North America
Octapharma
Office Depot
OmegaLTC
Par Pharmaceutical
Parata
Performance Health
Pfizer
Positive Promotions
Premier (Commcare and Acro Specialty Pharmacy)
Procter & Gamble
Procurement Partners
Quantum Medical
Relias
Retractable Technologies
Rhodes Pharmaceuticals
S2S Global
SAGENT Pharmaceuticals
Sandoz
Sanofi
Sanofi Pasteur
SARSTEDT
Shire
Siemens Healthineers
SimplyThick
Sizewise
SMA
Smith Drug Company
Smiths Medical
Smucker Away From Home
Sonu Satellite
Spartan Chemical Company
Sprint
Staples Business Advantage
Sun Communications
Sunovion
Teva Pharmaceuticals
Tyson Foods
Upsher-Smith Laboratories
US Foods
WellSky
X-Gen Pharmaceuticals
Zydus Pharmaceuticals

Convince Your Boss

Want to attend the Innovatix + Essensa National Meeting & Expo but need to demonstrate to management the value of this commitment in order to receive authorization for the travel cost as well as your time away from the office?  Make the case to attend:

ROI

This meeting is a small investment with a big return. It’s a time-efficient, education-intensive professional development initiative that gives you skills that are essential to building a smarter, high-performing organization.

Learn from industry thought leaders

Three parallel tracks of educational programming and insightful guest speakers provide value for all learning styles and schedules. The breadth of education covered during the conference includes best practices, data-driven insights, and trends that give your organization a distinct advantage in an increasingly competitive marketplace.

CE Credit

For administrators, pharmacists and technicians, and healthcare executives, our conference provides accredited continuing educa­tion.

Network with Peers

The National Meeting & Expo brings members and suppliers together in meaningful ways. There are numerous formal and informal networking opportunities to meet with industry peers, subject matter experts, suppliers, and Innovatix and Essensa staff.

Enhance Competencies

Attendees can expect to learn about new clinical, operational, and supply chain solutions. You will return with the most up-to-date and relevant skills, best practices, and knowledge, which can be applied at your organization immediately.

Takeaways

Upon your return from the National Meeting & Expo, you will receive copies of all the presentations, so you can share what you’ve learned with those who could not attend.

No Registration Fees

Innovatix and Essensa members pay no registration fees to attend. Registration includes all meals and activities during the conference.

Download a personalized letter that supports your request to attend!

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Agenda

MONDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2019
9:00 – 10:00 AM ADVISORY GROUP MEMBERS MEET & GREET IN MEMBER LOUNGE*
(Breakfast will be served)
Location: TBD
10:00 – 11:30 AM INNOVATIX + ESSENSA MEMBER LOUNGE Location: TBD
11:45 AM – 2:30 PM LUNCH AND KEYNOTES
WELCOME AND COMPANY KEYNOTE |
John P. Sganga,
SVP, Alternate Site Programs, PremierINNOVATIX AND ESSENSA MEMBER AWARDS |
Premier Alternate Site Programs Leadership Team

SPECIAL GUEST KEYNOTE |
Barbara Corcoran,
Real Estate Mogul and Business Expert

Location: TBD

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Track A:
Clinical
Location: TBD
Track B:
Government Affairs, Regulatory Issues, and Alternate Payment Models
Location: TBD
Track C:
Business Management and Operations
Location: TBD
Education Session 1
2:45 – 4:00 PM
Update on Cholesterol Guidelines
Dr. Joseph Saseen, PharmD
Professor & Vice Chair, Clinical & Academic Programs – University of Colorado
Anschutz Medical Campus
The Evolving Landscape of Pharmacy: A Focus on Drug Pricing and Shortages Reform
Soumi Saha, PharmD, JD
Senior Director of Advocacy – Premier Inc.
TBD
Education Session 2
4:15 – 5:15 PM
Specialty, Oncology, Biosimilar and ID Drugs: What is in the Pipeline? – The 2019 Update
Dr. Liya Davydov, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP
Vice President, Clinical Pharmacy Services – Innovatix LLC
Shifting Provider Reimbursement: The Latest on Medicare Part D and Post-Acute Care

Dr. Brad Kile, PhD

President – Dumbarton Group, LLC

Online Reputation Management
Susan Catalano
Managing Partner – JQLaCorteRobert Clark
Managing Principal – LucidPointe
5:30 – 7:00 PM EXHIBITION HALL / COCKTAIL RECEPTION Location: TBD
7:00 – 9:00 PM MEMBER AND SUPPLIER APPRECIATION CELEBRATION
(Dinner will be served)
Location: TBD
(On hotel property)
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2019
7:45 – 9:00 AM KEYNOTE BREAKFAST Location: TBD GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS KEYNOTE SPEAKER | TBD
Track A:
Clinical
Location: TBD
Track B:
Government Affairs, Regulatory Issues, and Alternate Payment Models
Location: TBD
Track C:
Business Management and OperationsLocation: TBD
Education Session 3
9:15 – 10:30 AM
USP 795, 797, and 800 Updates
Patricia C. Kienle, RPh, MPA, FASHP
Director, Accreditation and Medication Safety – Cardinal Health Innovative Delivery Solutions
TBD Creating a Winning Marketing Plan for Your Business

Lakshmi Reddy
Partner, North America Marketing Strategy – Wipro Digital

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM ADVISORY GROUP MEETINGS* Location: TBD
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM INNOVATIX + ESSENSA MEMBER LOUNGE Location: TBD
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM EXHIBITION HALL / LUNCH SERVED IN HALL Location: TBD
Education Session 4
1:45 – 3:00 PM
Deprescribing in the Elderly – An Update
Manju T Beier, Pharm D., BCGP, FASCP
Senior Partner – Geriatric Consultant Resources & Adjunct Associate Professor of Pharmacy – The University of Michigan
TBD TBD
Education Session 5
3:15 – 4:15 PM
Management of Adverse Events Resulting from Use of Immunotherapy Treatments in Cancer
Dr. J. Andrew Orr-Skirvin, Pharm.D., BCOP
Associate Clinical Professor & Interim Department Chair – Northeastern University
TBD TBD
4:15 – 6:00 PM REVERSE TRADE SHOW (Exhibitors Only) Location: TBD
4:15 – 6:00 PM INNOVATIX + ESSENSA MEMBER LOUNGE Location: TBD
6:30 – 9:30 PM EVENING NETWORKING RECEPTION: Georgia Aquarium
(Dinner will be served)
Location: TBD FOR BUS
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2019
8:00 – 9:30 AM KEYNOTE BREAKFAST
BUSINESS KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Aaron Tucker
Navy SEAL Combat Veteran & Business Consultant
Location: TBD
9:45 – 11:00 AM ADVISORY GROUP MEETINGS*
Danielle Fixen, PharmD, BCGP, BCPS
Assistant Professor, Department of Clinical Pharmacy – University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Location: TBD

*Advisory Group sessions and activities open to Innovatix and Essensa Advisory Group members only. Other sessions and events open to all attendees.
Working Agenda as of 08/08/2019

Click here to download the agenda

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Barbara CorcoranSPECIAL GUEST KEYNOTE | Barbara Corcoran
Founder of The Corcoran Group and Shark on ABC’s “Shark Tank”

Corcoran is the author of the best seller “Shark Tales: How I Turned $1,000 into a Billion Dollar Business!” and host of top business podcast “Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran.”

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John SgangaWELCOME AND COMPANY KEYNOTE | John Sganga
Senior Vice President, Alternate Site Programs, Premier

John Sganga is responsible for the overall leadership of Premier’s nonacute, alternate site, sponsor of affiliate, and e-commerce programs.

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Blair ChildsGOVERNMENT AFFAIRS KEYNOTE SPEAKER | Blair Childs
SVP Public Affairs, Premier Inc.

As Senior Vice President of Public Affairs for Premier, Blair Childs is the primary spokesperson and communications strategist for the organization on key issues impacting healthcare costs and quality.

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Aaron TuckerBUSINESS KEYNOTE SPEAKER | Aaron Tucker
Navy SEAL Combat Veteran and Business Consultant

Aaron Tucker is a Navy SEAL combat veteran with deployments to seven countries. Upon leaving the SEAL Teams, Tucker turned his discipline and battlefield lessons to the world of business. He is an accomplished entrepreneur, consultant, and acclaimed speaker on topics ranging from leadership and building high-performance teams to culture and organizational transformation.

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EDUCATIONAL SESSION SPEAKERS

(sorted by last name alphabetically)

Manju Beier, PharmD, FASCP, BCGPManju Beier, PharmD, FASCP, BCGP
Senior Partner – Geriatric Consultant Resources & Adjunct Associate Professor of Pharmacy – The University of Michigan

Manju T. Beier is President and founder of Geriatric Consultant Resources LLC. She has extensive experience targeting complex polypharmacy issues and addressing medication management in older adults. She is also Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor of Pharmacy at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and a Board-Certified Geriatric Pharmacist.

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Susan CatalanoSusan Catalano
Managing Partner, JQLaCorte

Susan Catalano is the Managing Partner of JQLaCorte, a full service LinkedIn consultancy providing comprehensive LinkedIn-based marketing, business development, and employee advocacy programs for businesses. She consults with companies and professional services firms on the innovative use of LinkedIn to achieve measurable business results such as generating leads, boosting SEO results, improving visibility to clients and prospects, and promoting staff expertise.

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Robert ClarkRobert Clark
Managing Principal, LucidPointe

Robert Clark is Managing Principal of LucidPointe, a boutique digital agency specializing in online marketing, email marketing, marketing automation, and business automation strategy and execution. He has over 30 years of experience advising businesses from SMB to Fortune 50 companies, nonprofits, associations, and industry groups on marketing, sales, operations, strategy, and information technology.

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Dr. Liya DavydovLiya Davydov, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP
Vice President, Clinical Pharmacy Services – Innovatix

Dr. Liya Davydov is Vice President of Clinical Pharmacy Services at Innovatix. She is responsible for clinical pharmacy services for Innovatix members across all healthcare classes of trade. In addition to coordinating all member educational programs, Dr. Davydov developed and maintains the web-based Drug Intelligence Program, keeping members and staff apprised on newly approved drugs, drugs going off patent, and upcoming drugs in the pipeline.

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Patricia C. KienlePatricia C. Kienle, RPh, MPA, FASHP
Director of Accreditation and Medication Safety, Cardinal Health Innovative Delivery Solutions

Patricia Kienle is the Director of Accreditation and Medication Safety for Cardinal Health Innovative Delivery Solutions. She has served on the Board of Directors of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, where she is a Fellow, and as President of the Pennsylvania Society of Hospital Pharmacists. Among her awards and honors are the ASHP Distinguished Leadership Award and PSHP Pharmacist of the Year. She is a current member of the USP Compounding Expert Committee and chairs the Subcommittee on Hazardous Drugs.

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Brad Kile, PhDBrad Kile, PhD
President, Dumbarton Group, LLC

Brad Kile is president of the Dumbarton Group, LLC, where he provides services to non-profit and corporate entities to assist them in navigating health care legislative and regulatory policy changes. He is active at both the federal and state levels as an advocate in the areas of healthcare access, long-term care, and government-funded prescription medication benefits. He has extensive knowledge of state-level policies and the implications of federal policies on the development and delivery of state-based healthcare.

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Andrew Orr-SkirvinJ. Andrew Orr-Skirvin, Pharm.D., BCOP
Associate Clinical Professor, Northeastern University

Andrew Orr-Skirvin has been a faculty member for 25 years, teaching pharmacy students and providing clinical services to oncology patients. Dr. Orr-Skirvin’s interest areas include adult oncology and hematology patient care. In particular, he focuses on supportive care for oncology patients, including pain management, symptom control, and minimizing toxicity.

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Soumi SahaSoumi Saha, PharmD, JD
Senior Director of Advocacy, Premier

Soumi Saha serves as the Senior Director of Advocacy at Premier, where she is responsible for influencing legislative and regulatory proposals that support a competitive drug marketplace and lead the transformation to high-quality, cost-effective healthcare.

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Joseph Saseen, PharmDJoseph Saseen, PharmD
Professor & Vice Chair, Clinical & Academic Programs – University of Colorado
Anschutz Medical Campus

Joseph Saseen is Professor of Clinical Pharmacy and Vice Chair of Clinical and Academic Programs for the Department of Clinical Pharmacy at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. He is also a Professor of Family Medicine and practices as a clinical pharmacist, focusing on chronic disease state management, cardiovascular risk reduction, and population health. Dr. Saseen teaches cardiovascular pharmacotherapy and is the PGY2 Ambulatory Care residency program director.

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Feedback from our 2018 attendees and exhibitors

Honestly thought it was one of the best conferences I have attended, and I attend many throughout the year. The educational sessions were just what I was looking for.

Innovatix Pharmacy Member

Great educational and networking opportunities. Fantastic off-site events.

Essensa Healthcare Member

It was very informative and entertaining. I recommend anyone able to should go to future ones.

Essensa Non-Healthcare Member

I thought breaking the expo session for the members and exhibitors up into two sessions was a great idea to get people mingling, the keynote and supporting lectures were all quite interesting topics to see. It’s always nice to meet new members and get face time with the Innovatix staff that we work with throughout the year.

Technology Supplier

I enjoy the opportunity to network with others in this business segment, and exchange and learn about new ideas. Thanks for the great job by everyone – I’m amazed each year at the fabulous job you do organizing and having this event!

Innovatix Senior Living Member

I thought the meeting was very informative and a good opportunity to meet folks in the industry.

Innovatix Pharmacy Member and First Time Attendee

Meeting venue is great, set up and expo times are great. The member/vendor events are impressive!

Foodservice Supplier

I love how you have a reason for attendees to come by each booth and how the members are interested in what you have to say. It is always a good show!

Pharmaceutical Supplier