Upcoming Events

Come find us at the events below! We’re either speaking, attending, or both. Click Schedule a Meetup to drop us a line and set up a time and place to meet.

Past Events

March 7, 2018 – March 8, 2018
AHIP National Policy Conference – Washington, DC

HHS Secretary Alex M. Azar II will be the keynote speaker at this upcoming event!

AHIP’s National Health Policy Conference brings together the experts, ideas, and tactics that can help your organization plan for the road ahead. We’ll discuss where we are, what’s next, and what to plan for. You’ll experience top-level dialogue, encounter innovative solutions, and gain the clarity that leads to success.

Impressive speakers. Timely insights.

The conference features an impressive array of speakers, including Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein, U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). He’ll discuss the ongoing effort to tackle the nation’s opioid crisis.

Dana Mennen, Senior Consultant, Government Payer Liaison, will be attending this conference for DK Pierce.

March 14, 2018 – March 16, 2018
ACCC/Cancer Center Business Summit – Washington, DC

The ACCC 44th Annual Meeting & Cancer Center Business Summit will offer transformational education, compelling speakers, and valuable networking opportunities for business leaders, healthcare executives, and cancer care providers who strive to stay ahead of the curve in today’s evolving healthcare environment.

The oncology landscape continues its dramatic evolution, requiring new skills, cutting-edge technologies, and personalized services to achieve excellence and grow market share. Annual Meeting sessions will be divided into four tracks—Business, Quality, Technology, and Policy—to address these challenges and provide strategic insight, hands-on resources, and diverse perspectives on the most critical issues facing oncology providers today.

Denise Pierce, President and CEO, and Dana Mennen, Senior Consultant, will be attending this event.

March 22, 2018 – March 24, 2018
NCCN 23rd Annual Conference – Orlando, FL

The NCCN Annual Conference: Improving the Quality, Effectiveness, and Efficiency of Cancer Care™ attracts more than 1,600 registrants from across the United States and the globe including oncologists (in both community and academic settings), oncology fellows, nurses, pharmacists, and other health care professionals involved in the care of patients with cancer. Respected opinion leaders present the latest cancer therapies and provide updates on selected NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines®), the data upon which the NCCN Guidelines® are based, and quality initiatives in oncology. Topics change annually but focus on the major cancers and supportive care areas.

Amy Schroeder, RPh., Senior Consultant, and Anne Kerner, Senior Consultant, will be attending this event.

April 12, 2018 – April 13, 2018
COA Conference 2018 – Washington, DC

The 2018 Community Oncology Conference will center on keeping patients and their needs paramount in transforming our nation’s cancer care system. Over two packed days of learning and networking, community oncology practices and allied professionals will gain insights into how to overcome the challenges to patient care that they face on a daily basis.

Balancing the many external and internal forces in community oncology requires constant adaption and teamwork. The 2018 COA meeting is intended to help keep you current with all that it takes to deliver community cancer care, while remaining focused on expert, tailored care for every patient.

The 2018 Community Oncology Conference will take place April 12-13, 2018, returning once again to the Gaylord National Hotel & Convention Center in National Harbor, MD, just outside of Washington, DC.

Dana Mennen, Senior Consultant, Blake Vanderbosch, Business Strategy Consultant, and Denise Pierce, President and CEO of DK Pierce & Associates will be attending.


April 23, 2018 – April 26, 2018
AMCP – Boston, MA

The AMCP Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy Annual Meeting is the largest gathering of managed care professionals who work, lead, and innovate in the ever-changing world of pharmaceutical management ‒ its options, opportunities and challenges. The Annual Meeting attracts more than 4,000 attendees and is the premier meeting of 2018 for:

  • Managed care pharmacists
  • Health plan administrators and medical directors
  • Doctors, nurses and other practitioners who work on the pharmacy benefit
  • Health care professionals in ACOs and IDNs
  • Value-based contract administrators
  • Formulary decision-makers
  • HEOR professionals
  • Medicare Part D and Medicaid administrators

The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) is the nation’s leading professional association dedicated to increasing patient access to affordable medicines, improving health outcomes and ensuring the wise use of health care dollars. Through evidence- and value-based strategies and practices, the Academy’s 8,000 pharmacists, physicians, nurses and other practitioners manage medication therapies for the 270 million Americans served by health plans, pharmacy benefit management firms, emerging care models and government.

Attending for DKP: Shauna Williams, Business Strategy Consultant, Dana Mennen, Senior Consultant, Adrienne Stanish, Business Analytics Consultant, and Denise Pierce, President and CEO of DK Pierce & Associates, Inc.

May 8, 2018
Medicaid DUR Board Meeting – Columbus, OH

The Ohio Medicaid Drug Utilization Review (DUR) Board Meeting will take place in Columbus, Ohio on May 8, 2018, 12-2 pm. The meeting attendees will be discussing prior authorization (PA) criteria for cancer drugs.

Samantha Williams, Consultant, will be attending for DK Pierce & Associates, Inc.

May 21, 2018 – May 23, 2018
Medicaid Managed Care Congress – Baltimore, MD

At the 2018 Medicaid Managed Care Congress, your options to interact with decision makers are varied. Here are just a few of the topics on this year’s agenda:

  • Top Medicaid State Officials, Association CEOs, and Health Plans Answer Your Biggest Questions
  • Gain Regulatory Clarity, Adopt Alternative Payment Strategies, And Innovate Care To Improve Quality For Your Populations
  • Gain perspectives on state developments in the annual State Medicaid Director panel
  • Unique Opportunity to Give Feedback on CMS 2390-F Managed Care Final Rule at the Medicaid Managed Care Congress 2018

Shauna Williams, Business Strategy Consultant, will be attending for DK Pierce & Associates, Inc.

August 19, 2018 – August 22, 2018
EMPAA – Washington, D.C.

EMPAA will be hosting its AMPAA colleagues this year at the official meeting of the American Medicaid Pharmacy Administrators Association, which will coincide with the 42nd annual Eastern Medicaid Pharmacy Administrators Annual Meeting.  The meeting will be held at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington DC, August 26 to August 29.

Dana Mennen, Government Payer Liaison, and Samantha Williams, Consultant, will be attending for DK Pierce & Associates.


September 27, 2018 – September 28, 2018
Medicaid Managed Care Summit – Washington, DC

Medicaid is the single largest source of health coverage in the U.S. Now more than ever before, states are relying heavily on managed care organizations to serve their Medicaid beneficiaries to improve the quality of care delivered and control costs. Bringing together Medicaid leaders from states and health plans, as well as government leaders and policymakers, this summit will address the most pressing issues facing state Medicaid managed care. You will learn about national trends and innovative programs to best serve the growing Medicaid population; current federal and state policies and regulations; strategies to better manage utilization of health services; social determinants of health to better serve members; improvements in healthcare quality and outcomes; how to best coordinate care for complex populations; coordinating and integrating LTSS in managed care plans; how to achieve value-based care; and much more.

DKP will be represented by Samantha Williams, Consultant. Contact her to set up a time to meet!


October 14, 2018 – October 17, 2018
WMPAA – Tucson, AZ

The 2018 Western Medicaid Pharmacy Administrators Association meeting will be in Tucson, AZ in October. Dana Mennen, Government Payer Liaison, and Amara Udokporo, Consultant, will be attending the meeting as representatives for DK Pierce & Associates, Inc.


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