AMCP Announces Tampa Keynoters: Scott Gottlieb, MD and Jim Murphy & Afterburner

AMCP announced the keynote speakers for AMCP's 26th Annual Meeting & Expo -- the meeting in Tampa on April 1-4, 2014, is expected to draw more than 3,500 managed care pharmacists, physicians and other practitioners from across the nation. 

For Immediate Release

Alexandria, Va., February 5, 2014 — "One speaker brings audiences back to earth, the others lift them into space," said Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) CEO Edith A. Rosato, RPh, IOM in announcing the keynote speakers for AMCP's 26th Annual Meeting & Expo in Tampa on April 1-4, 2014. Scott Gottlieb, M.D. and Jim Murphy and Afterburner are expected to address more than 3,500 pharmacists, medical directors, pharmacy benefit managers, physicians and other practitioners from across the nation.
"This year's general session speakers will offer Academy audiences a dynamic range of topics, from incisive, expert commentary on the Affordable Care Act to high-energy, flawless strategies for business success," said Rosato. "We're excited to present keynote speakers who can help our members and other attendees navigate the changes and challenges both in the health care system and in their organizations." 
Scott Gottlieb, M.D. – Practicing Physician and Former Deputy Commissioner, FDA 
One of the most sought-after speakers on the Affordable Care Act, Dr. Gottlieb addresses, challenges and dissects the most formidable issues facing health care, sometimes in the Wall Street Journal and New York Times, other times on camera for Fox News and CNBC. He brings a unique vantage point, being a practicing physician and former senior government official. Currently resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and clinical assistant professor at NYU School of Medicine, Dr. Gottlieb served as FDA deputy commissioner (2005-07) and before that, the FDA's director of medical policy development (2003-04). More recently, he worked on Medicare Part D as a senior adviser to the CMS administrator.  
Jim Murphy and Afterburner – Elite Military Professionals on Flawless Execution  
Led by its founder and CEO Jim Murphy, Afterburner helps top business leaders transform strategy into action based on its Flawless Execution model used successfully by highly-trained, highly-skilled military teams around the world. Hailing from the most-skilled and elite ranks of the military as well as from top business schools, Afterburner's team of men and women possess a unique and powerful mix of combat experience and business acumen. With over 300 events per year, the Afterburner team has trained more than 100 of the Fortune 500 companies and appeared in 38 countries.  
Jim Murphy and Afterburner will appear at the kick-off general session on Wed., April 2, followed by Dr. Gottlieb at the Thur., April 3 general session. For more information, visit
About AMCP  
The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy is a national professional association of pharmacists and other health care practitioners who serve society by the application of sound medication management principles and strategies to improve health care for all. The Academy's nearly 7,000 members develop and provide a diversified range of clinical, educational and business management services and strategies on behalf of the more than 200 million Americans covered by a managed care pharmacy benefit. More news and information about the Academy can be found at
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