PAN Foundation Dialogue Series

Washington, DC
Tuesday, November 05, 2013

PAN Foundation Dialogue Series
Tuesday, November 05, 2013 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM (Eastern Time)

The National Press Club
529 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20045

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Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation is proud to sponsor the first dialogue in a series dedicated to issues of the underinsured population:

"Access and Cost-sharing of Specialty Medications for Underinsured Patients"

Join an intimate group of policy makers, patient advocates, and pharmaceutical and specialty pharmacy executives to gain insight and discuss various topics facing the underinsured population.
PAN is pleased to announce the meeting’s keynote speaker:

Governor Philip Bredesen
(Tennessee’ s Governor from 2003-2011)

“How is Health Care Reform Impacting Patient Care?”

Known for his nonpartisan approach to problem solving and careful fiscal management, Bredesen's political style proved successful and popular. In 2006, despite his state's strong Republican majority, he won re-election with more votes than any candidate for governor in Tennessee history and became the first governor in over a century to carry all 95 counties. As governor, he reformed Tennessee's out-of-control Medicaid program—called TennCare—and developed several innovative approaches to assisting the uninsured. He was a leader nationally in eHealth initiatives and served as both the Policy Chair of the Democratic Governors Association and the Democratic co-chair of the National Governor's Association task force on health reform.…….. click here to read full bio.

The meeting will focus on several other compelling topics that include:
  • Unsustainable Trends: What are They and What is Their Impact? 
Future trends related to specialty therapeutics and how the pharmacy benefit may change and evolve under healthcare reform.
  • The Patient and Chronic Care
What are the programs and services that can be used to assist patients in understanding and becoming literate about the chronic care medications?
  • Healthcare Delivery: Focus on Health Insurance Exchanges
Discussion on how Health Insurance Exchanges will achieve the goals of improved health by assuring access to affordable, high quality care.
  • Patient Assistance Trends
A panel discussion with panel member perspectives that will include: Physician, Patient Advocate, Payer, Research, New Models of Care.

PAN is also hosting a special pre-meeting VIP reception for symposium attendees on Monday, November 4th from 6:00pm – 8:00pm at the W Washington Hotel, 515 15th Street NW, Washington, DC, 20004. We will be honoring our keynote speaker, former Governor Philip Bredesen, and featuring a book signing opportunity with the Governor’s most recent publication, Fresh Medicine: How to Fix Reform and Build a Sustainable Health Care System. Please join us for this tremendous networking event, where you will be able to meet with distinguished faculty and connect with colleagues and friends.

REGISTER NOW for this unique and important program. We look forward to seeing you in Washington, DC on November 5th!


The Patient Access Network Foundation is an independent 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing help and hope to people with chronic or life-threatening illnesses for whom cost limits access to breakthrough medical treatments.

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Contact Information

  • About PAN
    Patrick McKercher, RPh, PhD
    Phone: (202) 347-9271

    About the symposium:
    Virginia Sweeter
    Phone: (508) 485-5770

    Registration Fee:
    There is no registration fee for this event, but the PAN Foundation would greatly appreciate donations.

    Venue Information:

    The National Press Club
    529 14th Street NW
    Washington, DC 20045

    Hotel Information:

    W Washington D.C.

    515 15th Street NW
    Washington, DC 20004
    Telephone: 202-661-2400

    Main entrance is located on F Street between 14th and 15th Streets.

    For hotel reservations, please contact Yasmeen Waheed @

    Click here to make your reservation.

    Donation Information:

    Various options are available from our website - click here to give now!

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