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Emerging Technology Learning Group Call

October 12, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Facilitators: Tom Rothfeld, M.D.,Chief Medical Officer, Presbyterian Health Plan; Sherie Smalley, M.D., Senior Medical Director, Medical Policy, UPMC Health Plan

Where: ACHP’s online meeting center (WebEx), password “ACHP”

Please join the ACHP Emerging Technology Learning Group on October 12 at 3:00 p.m. ET to discuss emerging technology policies related to genetic panel testing. Dr. Tom Rothfeld of Presbyterian Health Plan and Dr. Sherie Smalley of UPMC Health Plan will facilitate a discussion around genetic panel tests for a variety of conditions, including vascular or blood-borne malignancies, solid tumors, CAR T cells, epilepsy and autism.

We will conclude the discussion by identifying topics of interest for future discussion.

Please note that only active plans in the learning group will be granted access to shared resources. Each ACHP member plan is encouraged to send at least one representative to participate in all scheduled events.

The log-in information is below. Please let us know if you have any questions. We are looking forward to a great discussion.


The event will be held in ACHP’s online training center at https://achp.webex.com. (Please plan to arrive in the training center 5 minutes early.) On the training center tab of the homepage, click “join” to the right of the “ACHP Emerging Technology Learning Group” meeting title. You will be prompted to enter your name, email address and the meeting password, which is ACHP. The loading process may require you to install specific add-ins to your Web browser. To do this, right click the “Install” feature that is displayed on the top of your screen (below your tool bar). The installation will take a few minutes. After you are logged-in and have successfully installed the requirements, a screen will pop-up on your computer with the dial-in number and user ID needed to access the audio portion of the conference.

Note: Cisco has recently made some security enhancements to its WebEx application. If you are joining the meeting from a mobile device, you will need to upgrade the software (by downloading it from the app store) before being able to join the web conference.

To join the session by phone only, please call the number below and enter the access code.
US Toll Free: 1-855-797-9485
US Toll: 1-415-655-0002
Access Code: 641 165 656

If you have further questions related to Web conference participation, please call 202-785-2247.


October 12, 2017
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Megan Knauss