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P4A’s Sophie Schmitz to present gene therapy sessions at AMCP 2019

Sophie Schmitz, Managing Partner of Partners4Access is to lead two educational sessions on gene therapy at the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP)’s annual meeting between March 25-28, 2019.

The event will take place at The San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California.

Under the AMCP’s Specialty Connect series, Schmitz will be presenting a detailed introduction to the scientific and clinical aspects of gene therapy on March 25 between 1:15pm -2:15pm titled, “Introduction to Gene Therapy: Key Terms, Concepts, and International Perspectives”. The key concepts will include investigational gene therapy strategies and how they may influence manifestations of various diseases; comparison of various types of vectors used in the delivery of gene therapy and notes from international experiences of gene therapies.

In addition, on March 26 between 10 am -11:15 am, Schmitz will also be speaking on “Managing Access for Gene Therapy: Learnings from an International Perspective”. The aim of the session is to provide an overview of key financing and payment models in gene therapy globally, and stakeholder experiences in adopting them. Commercial learnings and gene therapy strategies that could be beneficial in the United States will also be covered.

Sophie Schmitz, Managing Partner said, “Partners4Access has had a strong relationship with AMCP over the past couple of years collaborating on educational sessions on various topics. The two sessions included in the 2019 summit encompass the essentials to understand the current global commercial and payer environment with respect to gene therapy.”

The AMCP Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy Annual Meeting is one of the largest gathering of managed care professionals in the US. The Annual Meeting attracts more than 4,000 attendees including managed care pharmacists, health plan administrators, medical directors, value-based contract administrators, formulary decision-makers, pharmaceutical companies and health economics and outcomes research professionals.

If you would like to know more about AMCP annual meeting, please visit  https://www.amcpmeetings.org/ .

About Partners4Access:

Partners4Access are experts in orphan drug, cell and gene therapy access, partnering with the biotechnology industry to support launches worldwide. Our services focus on five key areas: orphan drugs pricing and market access strategy; bespoke access roadmap; rare disease foresights; evidence mitigation solutions; access team excellence.

As one of the only consultancies with comprehensive experience in cell and gene therapies, P4A are excellently placed to help clients successfully achieve access. Through various media initiatives, P4A are able to inform and shape the conversation around orphan drugs.

The team at P4A believe in striking an equilibrium in the rare disease world. That means helping drive access to the most appropriate treatments for patients and physicians, a fair return on investment for manufacturers at an affordable proposition for payers.

For more information, please visit P4A’s website: www.partners4access.com or email at contact@partners4access.com. #partners4access

About AMCP

The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) is the nation’s leading professional association dedicated to increasing patient access to affordable medicines, improving health outcomes and ensuring the wise use of health care dollars. Through evidence- and value-based strategies and practices, the Academy’s 8,000 pharmacists, physicians, nurses and other practitioners manage medication therapies for the 270 million Americans served by health plans, pharmacy benefit management firms, emerging care models and government.

AMCP serves its members in many ways, including through live national conferences, online learning programs, research in peer-reviewed literature and advocacy. Each is designed with the goal of advancing professional knowledge, improving the design and delivery of pharmacy benefits, and ultimately, patient satisfaction and health outcomes.

For more information on AMCP and its work, go to www.amcp.org. #AMCP

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