Fall 2016 Pharmacy Directors Collaborative Meeting

We look forward to seeing you all at the upcoming ACHP Pharmacy Directors Collaborative 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:

  • Using comparative effectiveness research to determine the optimal role and value of pharmaceuticals
  • Establishing value-based contracting arrangements between payers and pharmaceutical manufacturers
  • Exploring best practices in the management of opioids
  • Enhancing the pharmacy audit process
  • Managing formularies under the medical benefit

The pharmacy directors collaborative will be meeting concurrently with the medical directors council, 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. It will begin at 11:00 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 pharmacy directors, as well as the medical 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.