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5th Payer Partnership Forum
June 10 - 11, 2019
Boston, MA

Creating mutually beneficial partnerships through collaborative discussions centered on value-based payer engagement partnerships

Agenda – 5th Payer Partnership Forum

Day One

 Monday, June 10

8:00AM – 8:15AM

Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

Marie Sanchirico, Medical Managed Care Director, SANOFI GENZYME

8:15AM – 9:00AM

Integrate Real-World Evidence to Promote Success in Value-Based Payer Partnerships

Christopher Boone, Vice President, Head of Real-World Data and Analytics Center of Excellence, PFIZER

9:00AM – 9:45AM

Explore the Benefits and Steps of Various Payment Models for Mutually Beneficial Payer-Pharma-Provider Partnerships

Pritpal S. Virdee, SVP, Chief Operating Officer, BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD MICHIGAN

9:45AM – 10:30AM

How Payers, Providers Systems, and Manufacturers Are Applying Advanced Technologies to Revolutionize Access:

Francisco Curbera, Director of Innovation, Blockchain, Healthcare and Life Sciences, IBM
Denise Meade, Director of Product Management, IBM Watson Health

10:30AM – 11:00AM

Networking Break

 Executive Payer Assembly


During this two-part payer assembly, the expert speaking faculty will delve into objectives and discuss the challenges and successes of a succinct market access plan.

Along with the opportunity to network with the audience from the 4th Payer Partnership Forum, there will be ample networking time to broaden your perspective through the ideas of individuals with unique needs when establishing a successful partnership.

11:00AM – 12:00PM

Panel 1: Leverage Patient Adherence and Outcomes

Pritpal S. Virdee, SVP, Chief Operating Officer, BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD MICHIGAN
Lili Brillstein, Director, Episodes of Care, HORIZON BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD OF NEW JERSEY

12:00PM – 1:00PM

Networking Lunch

1:00PM – 2:00PM

Panel 2: Bridge IDN and Payer Relationships for Strategic Account Management

Christopher Anderoli, M.D., Chief Transformational Officer and Chief of Surgical Services, Atrius Health
John Sears, Ph.D., MBA, Healthcare Quality and Commercial Strategy Director, Johnson & Johnson


2:00PM – 2:45PM

Case Study: Abbott Nutrition’s Collaboration With Advocate Health Care From a Health Economics Perspective

Jamie Partridge, Director, Global Scientific Affairs, ABBOTT

2:45PM – 3:15PM

Networking Break

3:15PM – 4:00PM

Discover Unique Reimbursement Models for High Investment Therapies, Including Gene Therapy

Denise Cabera, Previously Vice President Clinical Account Management, Cigna Pharmacy Management

4:00PM – 4:45PM

Leveraging Technology for Optimal Stakeholder Engagement

Lance Hill, CEO, WITHIN3

4:45PM – 5:30PM

Determine the Influence and Effects of Biosimilars on Potential Partnership Models

Thomas Koenig, Executive Director, Biosimilars Market Access, BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM PHARMACEUTICALS

Healthcare Executive Think Tank

 Monday, June 10

6:00 – 6:30

Networking Drinks

6:30 – 7:30


7:30PM –

HEALTHCARE EXECUTIVE THINK TANK Understand the Purpose and Benefits of ACO and IDN Partnerships

As the healthcare landscape continues to drastically change and health systems continue to grow and consolidate to form large Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and Integrated Delivery Networks (IDNs), manufacturers are tasked with learning how to best contract with these expanding systems to ensure product success.

In order to best sell to these systems, life science organizations must understand the key benefits that they can bring to the ACO and IDN landscape. By understanding the needs of these health systems, manufacturers can make educated decisions on strategic account management choices. This executive panel is an exclusive chance to learn from and network with executives from various systems to learn tactics and create opportunities for mutually beneficial partnerships.

Roy McConnell, Executive Director, DEACONESS HEALTH SYSTEMS
Dr. Daniel J. Durand, M.D., Chief Innovation Officer, LIFEBRIDGE HEALTH SYSTEM
John C. Robicsek, Assistant Vice President, Strategy, Business, and Program Development, ATRIUM HEALTH

Day Two

 Tuesday, June 11

8:30AM – 9:00AM

Continental Breakfast

9:15AM – 10:00AM

Innovation and Relationships Through Specialty Care in Various Lines of Business

Marcia James, Senior Director, National Lead Network, Value Based Solutions, AETNA

10:00AM – 10:45AM

Understand Trump’s Blueprint for the Future of Medicare and How It Will Affect Partnerships Moving Forward

If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities and speaking on this topic, please contact Dor Peled at

10:45AM – 11:15AM

Networking Break

11:15AM – 12:00PM

Develop and Understand and Overview of the ICER Value Assessment Framework

Anita Burrell, Adjunct Professor, RUTGERS UNIVERSITY

12:00PM – 1:45PM


1:45PM – 3:00PM

Showcase and Workshop: Real-World Payer, Provider, Life Science Partnerships

Workshop Leaders:
Jeffery Gold, SVP and Special Counsel, Managed Care and Insurance, HEALTHCARE ASSOCIATION OF NEW YORK STATE
Mary Blohm, Associate Director, Systems of Care, NOVARTIS

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