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Avella CEO to Serve as Keynote Speaker at AMCP’s Specialty Pharmacy Conference 2014

March 26, 2014| CATEGORIES: Corporate , Press Release

Rebecca Shanahan to discuss the optimal role of specialty pharmacies in improving health outcomes at this premier industry event

Rebecca M. Shanahan, CEO of Avella Specialty Pharmacy, will be the keynote speaker at the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy’s Specialty Pharmacy Conference 2014. Shanahan will open the conference with an informative and engaging session on the optimal roles of payers, patients, specialty pharmacies and manufacturers in driving improved health outcomes.

She will also reveal how payers and providers can best harness the unique “connector” capabilities of specialty pharmacies to engage patients, promote medication compliance and drive greater self-management of chronic health conditions. Shanahan will illustrate these capabilities through real-world examples and clinical best practices aligned with hepatitis-C and oncology treatment plans.

The theme of the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy’s Specialty Pharmacy Conference, which takes place April 1-2, is “Integrating the Pharmacy and Medical Benefit.” Ms. Shanahan is uniquely qualified to speak on this topic thanks to her extensive experience serving in leadership roles across the healthcare sector. Prior to her role as CEO for Avella, Shanahan served in executive roles at leading health systems and as Executive Vice President and Head of Aetna Specialty Pharmacy.

The conference will be held during the first two days of the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy’s Annual Meeting & Expo in Tampa, Florida.

For more information, visit www.amcpmeetings.org/specialty.php

About AMCP

The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) is a national professional association of pharmacists, health care practitioners and others who develop and provide clinical, educational and business management services on behalf of more than 200 million Americans covered by a managed pharmacy benefit.

About Avella Specialty Pharmacy

Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, Avella Specialty Pharmacy is a National Accredited Specialty Pharmacy, providing individualized care and support to patients since 1996. Avella's clinical pharmacists and staff members are experts in managing complex disease states and providing compassionate care. The company offers a nationwide distribution service to complement its retail locations. Avella reached 1,105th on Inc. magazine's 2013 list of the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in the country. In addition, the Arizona Corporate Excellence Awards has named Avella Specialty Pharmacy as the fastest-growing private company based in the state. For more information, please visit www.avella.com.


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