September 16-17, 2015

Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center

Grapevine, TX

Wednesday, September 16 | 5-8 PM

Kick-Off Reception & Partnership Dinner

Get a head start on the conference in our very own mix and mingle. Catch up with old friends and make new ones in the Specialty Pharmacy industry. Consider it as our way of saying we’re glad you’re here and welcome.





Thursday, September 17 | 8:30 AM

Life is Good

with Bert Jacobs
Bert Jacobs is the co-founder and Chief Executive Optimist of Life is good, Inc. – a $100 million privately held business based in Boston, MA. The Life is good® brand spreads positive vibes with its colorful collection of apparel and accessories. In 1994, with a combined sum of just $78 in the bank, Bert and his brother John officially launched Life is good. Today, Life is good products are sold by over 4,500 retailers nationwide and in 30 countries worldwide. The Jacobs brothers and the Life is good company itself are living proof that “optimism can take you anywhere.” Bert has appeared on CNN’s Tips from the Top, CNBC’s Business Nation, and The Donny Deutch Show. Life is good has also been featured in the New York Times, on the cover of Inc. Magazine, and on NBC’s The Today Show.



Thursday, September 17 | 10:15 AM

On the Cusp: The Future of Healthcare and Medicine

with Dr. Gregory Stock
Dr. Gregory Stock, a biotech entrepreneur, bioethicist, best-selling author and public communicator is a leading authority on the broad impacts of genomic and other advanced technologies in the life sciences. Stock has catalyzed broad public debate about the social and public policy implications of today’s revolution in molecular genetics and bioinformatics, and about how most effectively to translate progress in basic science into improved therapeutics and healthcare.



Thursday, September 17 | 1:30 PM

Breaking Down the Barriers

with Dr. Jennifer Arnold
She stands at just 3 foot 2 inches with a rare type of dwarfism called spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia, strudwick type, which has involved more than 30 surgeries.  Along with her husband Bill, Dr. Arnold is featured on TLC’s docudrama The Little Couple. She has also appeared on various television programs including Oprah, The Today Show, GMA, Dr. OZ, The Doctors, Wendy Williams, Anderson Cooper, and CNN among others. Dr. Arnold’s prolific presence on television has proven to be an invaluable method to break down barriers and educate people all around the country about people with disabilities.



Thursday, September 17 | 6-9 PM

Feature Dinner & Presentation

with Michael Strahan

Many know Michael Strahan as the renowned NFL Hall of Famer and most recently as Kelly Ripa’s lovable sidekick on Live! with Kelly and Michael. What some may not know is how much he believes in giving back, especially for children who are underprivileged, as he continues to battle causes in order to save lives. Strahan has said, “I realize that whatever it is that we can all do makes a difference. To make an impact in the world is easy. Any day is a good day to start. So go ahead and make a difference in the world – one day at a time – and you too can be a GIANT.”


Special performance by:

Jason Castro

American Idol Finalist, Season 7