[D4] Navigating NASH: A Discussion on Clinical Background, Patient Advocacy and Managed Care Considerations
Pricing: Free for Members and Non-Members
This session was supported by Novo Nordisk, and the content was developed by AMCP and the faculty. This session is not accredited for continuing pharmacy education credit.
Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH) is an underdiagnosed and underreported hidden and global epidemic affecting more than 115 million people worldwide. An estimated 357 million people will be affected by 2030.
Although no drug is currently FDA-approved for NASH, it is imperative that the medical community, including healthcare professionals, managed care professionals and patients work together to strategize solutions for each phase of the patient’s journey.
This session is designed to increase awareness of NASH among the managed care pharmacy audience. A trio of dynamic speakers, including an expert in the field, a representative from a patient advocacy group, and a managed care pharmacist will discuss the disease, the clinical and economic burden of the disease, access to care, and appropriate treatment.
Pharmacists who practice in managed care settings.
At the completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Indicate the pathophysiology, epidemiology, and clinical and economic burdens of NASH to establish urgency in treatment.
- Recognize the NASH patient journey including the impact of diagnosis, challenges of access to care, and the importance of the patient involvement continuum.
- Discuss managed care benefit design challenges and strategies to optimize access to appropriate treatment.
Michael R. Charlton, MD
Professor of Medicine
Chief of Hepatology
Director, Center for Liver Diseases
Medical Director, Transplantation Institute
University of Chicago Medicine
Brian K. MacDonald, PharmD
Senior Director, Specialty Clinical Strategy and Innovation
Magellan Rx Management
Jeff J. McIntyre, MA
Vice President, Liver Health Programs
Global Liver Institute
Amy Lugo, PharmD, BCPS, BC-ADM
LoneStar Health Solutions
This session is not accredited for continuing pharmacy education credit.
- 1.25 Certificate of Completion
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