Opening General Session
The Future of the Health Care Marketplace: Life in the Gap and Life in the Game
Ian Morrison, Ph.D.
With the passage of the Affordable Care Act, the American healthcare system is looking to the future. Organizations and individuals need to adapt to the new agenda, including the push for more widespread reimbursement reform, the growth in transparency and accountability, and the relentless quest for value in healthcare. Dr. Ian Morrison is an internationally known author, consultant and futurist specializing in long-term forecasting and planning—with particular emphasis on healthcare and the changing business environment. His keynote will focus on the political, economic and strategic changes in healthcare, including possible scenarios and how we can prepare for the future.
Join President Piascik for an exciting kick-off to the 2014 Annual Meeting where she will highlight key accomplishments of the Association over the past year and recognize the recipients of the Robert K. Chalmers Distinguished Pharmacy Educator Award and Lawrence C. Weaver Transformative Community Service Award.
2014 Science Plenary: Research in Education and Care in the Era of Big Data
Atul Butte, M.D., Ph.D.
At the 2014 Science Plenary, discover how “big data” will change future healthcare practice and research. Dr. Atul Butte, chief of the Division of Systems Medicine at Stanford University, will share his insight on who is collecting this data, what they are doing with the information they aggregate and what it means for healthcare. He will discuss the educational implications for training future practitioners who will work with big data at both the individual patient and population levels.
Join AACP President-elect Patricia Chase as she moderates this thought-provoking event and presents the Paul R. Dawson Biotechnology Award and Volwiler Research Achievement Award.