NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF) and Impact Education, LLC (IE) are pleased to announce the second annual pre-conference symposium specifically designed for specialty pharmacists, home health pharmacists, health plan pharmacists, managed Medicaid pharmacists, medical directors and other healthcare professionals with an interest in the management of patients with hemophilia. This free, CME/CPE-certified activity is scheduled to take place on September 18, 2014 from 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, DC, in conjunction with NHF’s 66th Annual Meeting.
Hemophilia is an expensive chronic condition with total annual costs that can average $250,000 or more for severe patients. Optimal outcomes require a collaborative and coordinated patient experience. The collaborative team can include an insurer, Hemophilia Treatment Center (HTC), and specialty pharmacy. Specialty pharmacy services can support patient adherence to treatment and assist physicians, plans, and employers in meeting clinical and/or financial goals. This symposium features a multidisciplinary expert panel, including a Specialty Pharmacist, leading Hematologist, HTC Nurse Practitioner, and Managed Care expert. The program will emphasize the need for well-coordinated treatment management, the importance of understanding effective ways of using available treatments, and the value of having collaboration among all stakeholders.
Register today at www.impactedu.net/NHF14; space is limited. The symposium is jointly sponsored by NHF, IE, and the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine, and is supported by educational grants from Baxter BioScience, Bayer HealthCare, Biogen Idec, CSL Behring, and Novo Nordisk, Inc.
About the National Hemophilia Foundation
The National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF) is dedicated to finding better treatments and cures for inheritable bleeding disorders and to preventing the complications of these disorders through education, advocacy and research. Established in 1948, NHF is based in New York City with 51 chapters throughout the United States. NHF’s programs, initiatives and events are made possible through the generosity of individuals, corporations and foundations as well as through a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). NHF’s information resource center (HANDI) is available to answer questions, fulfill information requests, provide quality educational publications, and make referrals to additional sources of assistance. HANDI information specialists are available to answer requests from Monday through Friday, 9:00AM to 5:00PM ET, toll-free by dialing 1.800.42.HANDI (1.800.424.2634) or via e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org. NHF’s Steps for Living Web site provides comprehensive information on bleeding disorders for kids, adolescents, adults, parents and health educators to promote healthy living through all life stages. HemAware, NHF’s award-winning print and online magazine, reports on issues pertinent to the bleeding disorders community. For more information, visit the National Hemophilia Foundation Web site and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
About Impact Education, LLC
IE is an independent medical education and communications company dedicated to providing high quality educational programs. IE’s mission is to develop education that improves patient outcomes in combination with increased health care efficiency and cost-effectiveness. The majority of activities developed by IE are focused on the needs of the managed care and payer audiences. IE has received the Alliance for CME Award for Outstanding Collaboration, which recognizes organizations that best demonstrate innovation or uniqueness in achieving effective CME/CE collaboration. The award recognized the successful partnership with collaborators, including the NCQA, to implement a Performance Improvement CME initiative that has been acknowledged as a model activity. For more information, visit www.impactedu.net and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.