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PBMI Drug Management Conference Provides Continuing Education Credits.

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PBMI Drug Management Conference

TEMPE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 4, 2004

The Pharmacy Benefit Management Institute's (PBMI) ninth annual independent conference on prescription drug utilization management to be held April 28-30, 2004, in Scottsdale, Ariz., offers continuing education for pharmacy and benefit executives.

The three-day conference agenda -- focused on the toughest issues to tackle in prescription drug benefits -- has been developed to provide continuing education opportunities for professionals involved in the design and administration of the drug benefit for employees, retirees, and union groups.

Continuing Education for Pharmacy

The University of Arizona College of Pharmacy, accredited by the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE), will award 14.7 contact hours of continuing education credit to conference attendees participating in PBMI's conference.

Two Options for Human Resources Professionals

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) approved PBMI's conference for 12.5 recertification credit hours toward PHR and SPHR recertification by the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI).

The WorldatWork will grant 2.0 certification maintenance credits for compensation and benefits professionals.

Industry experts from many organizations will speak at the PBMI Prescription Drug Utilization Management Conference including AdvancePCS; Advanced Pharmacy Concepts; Aetna, B. Wellness Consulting; BlueCross BlueShield of Minnesota; Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp.; Buck Consultants; City of Springfield, Massachusetts; Express Scripts; Heritage Information Systems; Independent Pharmaceutical Consultants; Ingenix; McDermott, Will & Emery; National Council for Prescription Drug Programs; National Legislative Association on Prescription Drug Prices; Passport Medical; Pharmaceutical Strategies Group; Prime Therapeutics; The Phoenix Law Group; Prescription Solutions; RxHub; the States of Missouri and Ohio; and The Segal Company.

Agenda Available On Line

For a complete agenda and to register for the conference, log on to http://www.pbmi.com/conf2004.asp. The registration deadline is Friday, March 26, 2004.

PBMI Educates Industry

Privately held, PBMI is an independent industry resource that provides research-based education to help industry professionals design and manage pharmacy benefit programs. A few select conference sponsorships are still available. For more information, visit PBMI at www.pbmi.com or call 480-730-0814.
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