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  Michael Castagna | CEO 
Michael Castagna is the Chief Executive Officer and serves on the Board of Directors for MannKind Corporation. Dr. Castagna has over 20 years of experience in healthcare, pharmaceutical, biotech and specialty pharmacy industries. He joins MannKind from Amgen, Inc., where he spent over three years as Vice President, Global Commercial Lead for a portfolio of nine biosimilar drugs, and Vice President, Global Lifecycle Management. Prior to Amgen, Dr. Castagna, was Executive Director of Bristol-Myers Squibb’s Immunology franchise, where he served as co-lead to relaunch Orencia IV and launch Orencia SC, both rheumatoid arthritis drugs. Before BMS, Dr. Castagna was with Sandoz (Novartis) as Vice President and Division Head for Biopharmaceuticals, North America, where he established the US Biologics Business Unit and relaunched its lead product, Omnitrope, a human growth hormone. Prior to Sandoz, Dr. Castagna held a variety of positions with EMD (Merck), Serono, Pharmasset and DuPont Pharmaceuticals. Dr. Castagna serves on the board of directors of Pet Partners headquartered in Bellevue, Washington.Dr. Castagna received his Bachelors of Science – Pharmacy degree from Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, his Doctor of Pharmacy from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy, and his MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.
 

   Larry Twersky | CEO
In the face of the US healthcare challenges, Larry Twersky immediately recognized the importance of the TimerCap and the broad impact it could have on millions of lives. Larry serves as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer where his primary role is keeping the team focused on the company’s mission of engaging current healthcare challenges at the intersection of technology and pharmacy, and bringing them to market. TimerCap LLC creates solution driven products that result in improved healthcare outcomes. Enabling people of all ages to live healthier, more productive lives.

Previously Larry served as President of 1-800-DENTIST making it the largest and most successful dental practice marketing program in the nation. Prior to joining 1-800-DENTIST, Mr. Twersky served as Chief Executive Officer of Solid Climb a technology consulting company with more than 30 years’ experience in Healthcare Marketing, Digital Marketing, Social Media, and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and considered a pioneer in wireless and Internet-based solutions, having developed the first wireless CRM product for Palm(TM). He also previously served as President of GoldMine Software Corporation’s CRM Division. Prior to that, he founded Corporate Computer Center (CCC) in 1989 as one of the most successful CRM consulting practices.

Previously Larry served as President of 1-800-DENTIST making it the largest and most successful dental practice marketing program in the nation. Prior to joining 1-800-DENTIST, Mr. Twersky served as Chief Executive Officer of Solid Climb a technology consulting company with more than 30 years’ experience in Healthcare Marketing, Digital Marketing, Social Media, and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and considered a pioneer in wireless and Internet-based solutions, having developed the first wireless CRM product for Palm(TM). He also previously served as President of GoldMine Software Corporation’s CRM Division. Prior to that, he founded Corporate Computer Center (CCC) in 1989 as one of the most successful CRM consulting practices. 

Suzette DiMascio | CEO 

Join us as the specialty pharmacy industry leading strategist, Suzette DiMascio , president and CEO of CSI Specialty Group, looks into her crystal ball to discuss the future of specialty pharmacy and the role we all have in developing the best solutions to enhance the patients we serve.

In this session Suzette will enlighten us with her witty ways of enlightenment as she discusses recent challenges in the marketplace including PBM lockouts, copay accumulators, and the dreaded DIR fees.

By attending this keynote session you will quickly understand why APPA has crowned Suzette as the "queen of specialty pharmacy"! Its a session you will not want to miss and those New to specially pharmacy or industry veterans all will enjoy!

As a thought leader, industry expert, frequent media contributor and sought after speaker on all things pharmacy related; Suzette’s strategic insight on marketplace trends help align and enlighten this continually pivoting industry.

Under Suzette’s leadership, CSI Specialty Group has become known as the industry’s preeminent Specialty Pharmacy Leadership Consulting firm; offering strategic solutions to all healthcare market channels across the spectrum from health systems to manufacturers and was honored as one of Consulting Magazine's Fastest Growing Firms, ranking 5th out of 50 firms.


Gordon J. Vanscoy | CEO

Gordon J. Vanscoy, PharmD, CACP, MBA Chairman and CEO, PANTHERx Specialty Pharmacy; andAssociate Dean for Business Innovation, University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy With more than three decades of executive experience creating and developing successful medical and pharmaceutical service business ventures, Dr. Vanscoy is a leader in the healthcare industry. He is the founding Chairman and CEO of PANTHERx Specialty Pharmacy (SP), the nation’s leader in rare disease specialty pharmacy services. PANTHERx is a quad-accredited SP consistently recognized by INC Magazine as one of the fastest growing companies, and by Modern Healthcare as one of the best places to work in the US. In addition, PANTHERx Specialty Pharmacy has won the Zitter Health Insights Patient Satisfaction Award, receiving the highest score ever attained on the survey. Gordon also serves as the Associate Dean for Business Innovation and Associate Professor of Pharmacy and Therapeutics at the University of Pittsburgh (Pitt), where he launched the Master of Science in Pharmacy Business >Administration degree program. Recently, Dr. Vanscoy was conferred the Pitt’s highest recognition as a Distinguished Alumni Fellow. Gordon received his Bachelors of Science in Pharmacy and Masters of Business Administration degrees from the University of Pittsburgh, and his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Duquesne University. He has completed an ASHP-accredited clinical residency at The Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh and a faculty fellowship in advanced geriatrics at the University of Pittsburgh Geriatric Education Center.

Dr. Vanscoy has published a number of textbook chapters and over two hundred scientific papers and abstracts. He has received dozens of research and educational awards and grants, provided hundreds of invited lectures, and served on many national and international boards. Gordon is a past member of the ACPE National CE Provider Committee, the International Society of Pharmaceutical Outcomes (ISPOR) Board of Directors, a member of the Board of Directors at the ASHP Foundation,.and the United States Pharmacopoeia’s (USP) Therapeutic Information Management Advisory Panel. Gordon is a cofounder of the credentialing entity, the Certified Anticoagulation Care Providers (CACP). Dr. Vanscoy currently serves on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Specialty Pharmacy (NASP).


Tom Cuomo

      President/Consultant Pharmacist for Gulf Coast Pharmacy Consultants in Clearwater, Florida

      Past President of Florida Pharmacy Association

      Past Chairman of the Board Florida Pharmacy Association

      Certified in Medication Therapy Management

      Pharmacy Degree from St. John’s University New York




Dr. Adel Eldin

Dr. Adel Eldin, MD, FACC Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, FACP Fellow of the American College of Physicians has been in private clinical medical practice in Florida over the past 20 years with Brooksville Cardiology. His work is known nationally for patient advocacy, seniors' rights, education, and community outreach. He has been published in various journals and took part in multiple clinical and research trials involving treatment of acute myocardial infarction and coronary stent research. He is the proud recipient of many prestigious awards including best small business of the year, First Humanitarian Award, and special recognition from President Obama for serving the community, to name a few.

Dr. Eldin is a serial entrepreneur and the current President of Society of Physician Entrepreneur, Tampa Bay Chapter who has been working on solutions for the healthcare crisis involving Affordable Quality Healthcare Model, for Wellness and Disease Prevention and also founded Florida Medical Tourism in Spring of 2012 to help ease the global health care needs always putting the patient first. He speaks locally and internationally with putting emphasis on “bringing the heart back into Medicine.”


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