MedImpact Abstract Wins Bronze Medal at AMCP Nexus
San Diego--Oct. 7, 2014--The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy® (AMCP) selected a MedImpact abstract as one of 30 bronze medal winners at its annual fall conference, AMCP Nexus, currently underway in Boston. Titled "Longitudinal Utilization and Cost Trends of Oncology Drugs Within the Pharmacy Benefit," the poster is co-authored by MedImpact team members Sara C. Erickson, Wenyi (Amanda) Qiu, Bimal V. Patel and Sean H. Kim, a former MedImpact intern from the University of California, San Diego's Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, who is now attending Harvard.
Medal winners were chosen from hundreds of abstracts accepted for presentation at the conference. Each abstract (with author name and affiliation blinded) was reviewed by three reviewers -- drawn from Journal of Managed Care and Specialty Pharmacy (JMCP) editors and a panel of industry leaders -- and scored using a 1-5 scale on the following five criteria: relevance to managed care, originality, quality of the work, bias and clarity. The abstract's mean score on the five criteria was used to award platinum, gold, silver or bronze medals.
Ms. Erickson and Mr. Kim presented their award-winning poster at AMCP Nexus on Oct. 9. All abstracts selected for presentation at the conference are included in a supplement to the JMCP.
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