Fall 2016 Medical Directors Council Meeting

We look forward to seeing you all at the upcoming ACHP Medical Directors Council meeting in Chicago! We are in the process of finalizing the agenda and are excited to announce a few thought-provoking topics that will likely be addressed:

  • Examining utilization management strategies to reduce the number of unnecessary procedures
  • Using comparative effectiveness research to determine the optimal role and value of pharmaceuticals
  • Establishing value-based contracting arrangements between payers and pharmaceutical manufacturers
  • We are also exploring discussions focused on managing opioid use, optimizing primary care and measuring specialty physician performance

The medical directors council will be meeting concurrently with the board of directors, pharmacy directors collaborative, clinical executives collaborative and marketplace leaders, providing a great opportunity to network with colleagues across the member organizations and participate in joint discussions over the course of the meeting.


The meeting will be held at the W Chicago – Lakeshore hotel in Chicago, Illinois. Allen Weiss, M.D. will present to the board of directors on Monday, October 24 at 3:00 p.m. CT. We invite the medical directors to attend this optional session on Blue Zones, followed by a reception and dinner with the board of directors that evening. The medical directors council meeting will officially begin at 8:30 a.m. CT on Tuesday, October 25 and run until 4:00 p.m. CT on Wednesday, October 26. We will have a group reception and dinner that will include the medical directors, as well as the pharmacy directors, clinical executives and the marketplace leaders on the evening of Tuesday, October 25.

How to Register

Members must log on to the ACHP website before proceeding with registration. An ACHP username and password can be obtained online. A password will be sent to you within 24 hours. Once you have both a username and password, you will be able to register for the meeting. The registration deadline is September 30, 2016.

Hotel Accommodations

A block of rooms has been reserved for $239 + tax per night. Hotel reservations are available online or by phoning the W Chicago – Lakeshore at (888) 627-9034. To receive the conference rate, make sure to mention that you are attending the Alliance of Community Health Plans (ACHP) conference. You must register by September 30, 2016 to guarantee the group rate.

Meeting Materials

Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.