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Industry/Managed Care Forum

Join us for a virtual IPA Member Forum highlighting topics for those interested in learning more about industry and managed care pharmacy. Members will have the opportunity to hear from pharmacy leaders about policy-making in this space, as well as career opportunities in the pharmaceutical industry and managed care. This event is FREE to all ENGAGED Pharmacist, Pharmacy Technician, and Student Pharmacist members.


September 27, 2023
12:00–1:30 PM

Agenda at a Glance – Wednesday, Sept. 27
12:00 PM
Opening Remarks

John Hamiel, PharmD, Director of Pharmacy, MercyOne Northeast Iowa, IPA President  

Kate Gainer, PharmD, Executive Vice President & CEO, Iowa Pharmacy Association
12:10 PM 5 for 5  Get to know one another with short, small group introductions
12:20 PM Opening Session
The Intersection of Industry and Policy

Teresa Wheeler, Director, Health Policy & Advocacy Johnson & Johnson  

Kevin Kleemeier, Field Director, Johnson & Johnson

1:00 PM
Open Discussion
Share questions or ideas with the group

Mikayla Tice-Harris, PharmD, Executive Fellow, Iowa Pharmacy Association (Facilitator)

1:05 PM

Breakout Session Q&A
Career Pathways in Industry & Managed Care  

Learn about the career pathways and opportunities to make a difference in managed care or pharmaceutical industry

Matt Pitlick, PharmD, Director, Inflammation & Immunology, Pfizer 

Kavitha Makayee, PharmD, Clinical Account Consultant, BCBS IL

Emily Rogers, PharmD, MBA, Director of Pharmacy, Iowa Total Care 

Candace Jordan, PharmD, MBA, Manager, Health Plan Pharmacy Services, Molina Healthcare

1:25 PM
Closing Remarks
Kate Gainer, PharmD, Executive Vice President & CEO, Iowa Pharmacy Association