Events

Each year, the PAN Foundation hosts and participates in key conferences and events to increase awareness of charitable patient assistance and serve as a resource on healthcare access, equity, and affordability topics for healthcare and patient advocacy groups.

Below is a listing of some upcoming and past events where we have served as a resource and thought leader on charitable patient assistance and healthcare access issues.

If you would like to set up a meeting with us at an upcoming event, use our Contact us form to submit an inquiry. We look forward to connecting with you.

Upcoming events

National Council on Aging: Age + Action 2023 

June 12-13, 2023 
Location: Arlington, Virginia (online June 20-21)
Exhibiting: Exhibit hall


The Hill‘s The Future of Health Care Summit 2023

June 22, 2023
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time
Location: Washington, DC (and virtually)
Session title: Dismantling Disparities: Health Equity & Access
Speakers:

  • Donna Cryer, Founder and CEO, Global Liver Institute
  • Kevin L. Hagan, President and CEO, PAN Foundation
  • Douglas Hoey, CEO, National Community Pharmacists Association
  • Dr. Elena Rios, President and CEO, National Hispanic Medical Association

Description: While exciting innovations and progress have been made in the health space, deep health disparities still persist due to the continued lack of access to quality care. What are the various barriers getting in the way of access? And how do we finally address these barriers to usher in a healthier future?


Health Equity in Action webinar: Mitigating barriers to mental health services

June 22, 2023
Time:
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Location: Virtual webinar
Description: The PAN Foundation and CVS Specialty will host a four-part webinar series that offers healthcare professionals and advocates actionable strategies to advance health equity. This initiative explores the connection between social drivers and health inequities while equipping healthcare professionals and advocates with the information they need to advance health equity in their patient care. The webinar series covers various topics, from mental health services to clinical research to access challenges in rural communities. View all webinars in this series.

Part one: Understanding health inequities, 4/26:
By the end of this webinar, healthcare professionals will be able to: identify barriers that prevent individuals from receiving mental health services; recognize disparities that exist among different populations; understand the prevalence of mental health disparities in underserved communities; explain the impact of mental health barriers nationally and locally; and implement effective strategies to mitigate barriers in your practice and promote access to mental health care for all individuals.


National Association of Hispanic Nurses Annual Conference 

July 11-14, 2023 
Location: Portland, Oregon
Exhibiting: Exhibit hall


NeedyMeds and PAN Foundation webinar: Find financial assistance for patients with rare diseases

July 12, 2023
Location: Virtual webinar
Time: 1:00-2:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Description: For people living with rare diseases, finding financial help for their out-of-pocket cost is vital—the PAN Foundation is here to help. Come learn about the PAN Foundation and how you can apply for a PAN grant to help cover out-of-pocket treatment costs for over 25 rare diseases in this one-hour webinar. You will learn:

  • Who PAN is and how we support people with rare diseases
  • How you can apply for and manage a PAN grant
  • What additional resources PAN offers beyond co-pay grants

Prevent Blindness 12th Annual Focus on Eye Health Summit

July 12-13, 2023
Location: Virtual
Exhibiting: Exhibit hall


National Medical Association Annual Convention & Scientific Assembly 

July 29-August 2, 2023 
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Exhibit: Booth #327 


National Black Nurses Association Annual Institute and Conference  

August 1-6, 2023 
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Exhibit: Booth #406


NeedyMeds and PAN Foundation webinar: Connecting underinsured patients with the treatment they need

August 21, 2023
Location: Virtual webinar
Time: 2:00-3:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Description: The PAN Foundation helps people living with life-threatening, chronic, and rare diseases to financial help for their out-of-pocket treatment costs. Come learn about the types of financial assistance we offer, eligibility criteria, how to apply for a grant, ways to access community support, and more in this one-hour webinar. You will learn:

  • Who PAN is and what type of financial assistance we can provide
  • How you can apply for and manage a PAN grant
  • What additional resources PAN offers beyond co-pay grants

Healthcare Advocate Summit 

September 6-8, 2023 
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Exhibiting: Exhibit hall
Session title: Advancing health equity: The role of providers and patient advocates
Session date: September 6
Speakers:

  • Kim Baich, Chief Diversity and Health Equity Officer, PAN Foundation
  • Phyllis Bass, PAN Patient and Family Advisory Council Member
  • Others TBC

Description: Disparities in healthcare and health outcomes persist in the U.S. For example, while overall life expectancy in the U.S. decreased in 2020 due to COVID-19, the decline was greatest among Hispanic and non-Hispanic Black people than non-Hispanic white people—further widening a health disparity among these groups. These disparities are attributed to broad structural, socioeconomic, political, and environmental factors that are rooted in years of systemic racism. Social drivers of health—including but not limited to socio-economic status, race/ethnicity, gender identity, and geographic location—impact more than 80 percent of health outcomes. An intentional focus on and understanding of health disparities and the role providers and patient advocates can play in addressing inequities can serve as a catalyst for change and improved health outcomes for those who have been historically marginalized.


NeedyMeds and PAN Foundation webinar: Find financial assistance for patients with rare diseases

September 12, 2023
Location: Virtual webinar
Time: 12:00-1:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Description: For people living with rare diseases, finding financial help for their out-of-pocket cost is vital—the PAN Foundation is here to help. Come learn about the PAN Foundation and how you can apply for a PAN grant to help cover out-of-pocket treatment costs for over 25 rare diseases in this one-hour webinar. You will learn:

  • Who PAN is and how we support people with rare diseases
  • How you can apply for and manage a PAN grant
  • What additional resources PAN offers beyond co-pay grants

National Association of Specialty Pharmacy (NASP) Annual Meeting & Expo

September 18-21, 2023
Location:
Grapevine, Texas
Exhibit: Booth #417


Informa Compliance Congress for Specialty Products

September 19-21
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Date and time: September 19 at 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Session title: Deep Dive into the Patient Continuum—Remaining Compliant while Emphasizing Patient Centricity
Speakers:

  • Mia Harmon, Chief Compliance and Privacy Officer, PAN Foundation
  • Michael Joachim, Head of Ethics and Business Integrity for R&D, Sanofi
  • Amy Wilson, Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer, Esperion Therapeutics

NeedyMeds and PAN Foundation webinar: Connecting underinsured patients with the treatment they need

November 9, 2023
Location: Virtual webinar
Time: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Description: The PAN Foundation helps people living with life-threatening, chronic, and rare diseases to financial help for their out-of-pocket treatment costs. Come learn about the types of financial assistance we offer, eligibility criteria, how to apply for a grant, ways to access community support, and more in this one-hour webinar. You will learn:

  • Who PAN is and what type of financial assistance we can provide
  • How you can apply for and manage a PAN grant
  • What additional resources PAN offers beyond co-pay grants

Past events

American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting 

June 2-6, 2023
Location: Chicago, Illinois (and online)
Exhibit: Booth #2032


NeedyMeds and PAN Foundation webinar: Connecting underinsured patients with the treatment they need

May 23, 2023
Location: Virtual webinar
Time: 3:30-4:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Description: The PAN Foundation helps people living with life-threatening, chronic, and rare diseases to financial help for their out-of-pocket treatment costs. Come learn about the types of financial assistance we offer, eligibility criteria, how to apply for a grant, ways to access community support, and more in this one-hour webinar. You will learn:

  • Who PAN is and what type of financial assistance we can provide
  • How you can apply for and manage a PAN grant
  • What additional resources PAN offers beyond co-pay grants

National Rural Health Association: Annual Rural Health Conference 

May 16-19, 2023 
Location: San Diego, California
Exhibiting: Exhibit hall


National Rural Health Association and PAN Foundation webinar: Finding financial support for prescription medications

May 10, 2023
Location: Virtual webinar
Time: 2:00-3:00pm Eastern Time
Description: Join PAN’s Chief Advocacy and Engagement Officer, Amy Niles, for a webinar discussing the important role of the PAN Foundation in connecting underinsured patients with the medical care they need. Learn how healthcare providers and pharmacists can assist eligible patients in applying for grants through PAN’s easy-to-use application process. The presentation will also cover the recent Medicare reforms included in the Inflation Reduction Act and their potential impact on patient affordability.


AXS23 – Asembia’s 2023 Specialty Pharmacy Summit  

April 30-May 3, 2023 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Exhibiting: Exhibit hall
Session title: Post-Inflation Reduction Act: The continued need for patient assistance 
Date and time: May 3 at 8:00 a.m. Pacific Time
Speakers:

  • Kevin L. Hagan, President and CEO, PAN Foundation
  • Kelly Brantley, Practice Director, Avalere Health
  • Carmine DeNardo, Vice President and General Manager, Omnicell Specialty Pharmacy Services

Description: Join our session to understand how Medicare Part D benefit reforms in the Inflation Reduction Act will impact patient access to treatment and need for financial assistance in 2024 and beyond, particularly for patients with complex conditions. We will present new insights on the patient populations most likely to need financial assistance from charitable foundations even with these reforms, and how patient assistance can be leveraged to advance equitable health outcomes.


Informa Pharmaceutical Compliance Conference

April 25-27, 2023
Location: McLean, Virginia
Session title: Navigating the legal considerations of patient assistance
Date and time: April 26 at 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Speakers:

  • Mia Harmon, Chief Compliance and Privacy Officer, PAN Foundation
  • Sara Frank, Principal, Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP
  • Kristen Dooley Perriello, Principal, Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP
  • Kelly Pitt, Vice President, U.S. General Counsel and U.S. Head of Compliance, MorphoSys US Inc.

Session title: Partnering with patients and patient organization engagements
Date and time: April 27 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time
Speakers:

  • Mia Harmon, Chief Compliance and Privacy Officer, PAN Foundation
  • Howard Dorfman, Founder, H.L. Dorfman Pharmaceutical Consulting, LLC

Health Equity in Action webinar: Understanding health inequities

April 26, 2023
Time:
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Location: Virtual webinar
Description: The PAN Foundation and CVS Specialty will host a four-part webinar series that offers healthcare professionals and advocates actionable strategies to advance health equity. This initiative explores the connection between social drivers and health inequities while equipping healthcare professionals and advocates with the information they need to advance health equity in their patient care. The webinar series covers various topics, from mental health services to clinical research to access challenges in rural communities. View all webinars in this series.

Part one: Understanding health inequities, 4/26:
By the end of this webinar, healthcare professionals will be able to: explain the concept of health equity and the consequences of health inequities; identify opportunities to advance health equity for underserved populations; define the Cultural Humility Imperative and why it matters; describe real-world examples of how organizations have achieved their health equity goals; and employ practical strategies to address health disparities.


National Voices of Medicare Summit

April 20, 2023
Time:
1:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Location: Washington, DC and via live webcast
Sponsorship: Community Sponsor


NeedyMeds and PAN Foundation webinar: Connecting underinsured patients with the treatment they need

April 14, 2023
Time: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Location: Virtual webinar
Description: The PAN Foundation helps people living with life-threatening, chronic, and rare diseases to financial help for their out-of-pocket treatment costs. Come learn about the types of financial assistance we offer, eligibility criteria, how to apply for a grant, ways to access community support, and more in this one-hour webinar. You will learn:

  • Who PAN is and what type of financial assistance we can provide
  • How you can apply for and manage a PAN grant
  • What additional resources PAN offers beyond co-pay grants

NeedyMeds and PAN Foundation webinar: Find financial assistance for patients with rare diseases

April 6, 2023
Time: 12:00-1:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Location: Virtual webinar
Description: For people living with rare diseases, finding financial help for their out-of-pocket cost is vital—the PAN Foundation is here to help. Come learn about the PAN Foundation and how you can apply for a PAN grant to help cover out-of-pocket treatment costs for over 25 rare diseases in this one-hour webinar. You will learn:

  • Who PAN is and how they support people with rare diseases
  • How you can apply for and manage a PAN grant
  • What additional resources PAN offers beyond co-pay grants

Reuters Pharma USA 2023 

March 28-29, 2023
Location:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Session title: Post-Inflation Reduction Act: The continued need for patient assistance
Date and time: March 29 at 9:10 a.m. Eastern Time
Speaker: Kevin L. Hagan, PAN Foundation President and CEO  
Description: Join this session to understand the key Medicare reforms included in the Inflation Reduction Act; discover the projected impact of the new reforms on patient affordability; hear what patients are saying about the new reforms and their ability to afford their co-pay prescription costs; and recognize the critical role charitable assistance programs will continue to play moving forward.


Informa Patient Assistance Programs 2023 

March 20-22, 2023
Location:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Exhibit: Booth #214
Session title: Understanding the need for patient assistance post-Inflation Reduction Act
Date and time: March 21 at 11:30 a.m. Eastern Time
Speakers:

  • Kevin L. Hagan, President and CEO, PAN Foundation
  • Kelly Brantley, Practice Director, Avalere Health
  • George Valentine, PAN Patient and Family Advisory Council member

Description: Join this session to understand how Medicare Part D benefit reforms in the Inflation Reduction Act will impact patients’ access to treatment and need for financial assistance in 2024 and beyond, particularly for patients with complex conditions. Attendees will benefit from new insights on the patient populations most likely to need financial assistance from charitable foundations even with these reforms, and how patient assistance can be leveraged to advance equitable health outcomes.


2023 NCODA Spring Forum

March 16, 2023
Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana
Session title: How advocacy and legislation impact your practice  
Time: 10:45-11:30 a.m. Eastern Time
Speakers:

  • Amy Niles, Chief Advocacy and Engagement Officer, PAN Foundation
  • John Driscoll, Senior Operations Consultant, American Oncology
  • Nancy Egerton, PharmD, Director of Pharmacy and Admixture Services, New York Oncology Hematology

Description: Learn how you can get involved with the impact that advocacy and legislation makes on practices today.


NeedyMeds and PAN Foundation webinar: Find financial assistance for patients with rare diseases

March 15, 2023
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Location:
Virtual webinar
Description: For people living with rare diseases, finding financial help for their out-of-pocket cost is vital—the PAN Foundation is here to help. Come learn about the PAN Foundation and how you can apply for a PAN grant to help cover out-of-pocket treatment costs for over 25 rare diseases in this one-hour webinar. You will learn:

  • Who PAN is and how we support people with rare diseases
  • How you can apply for and manage a PAN grant
  • What additional resources PAN offers beyond co-pay grants

University of Michigan’s Virtual V-Bid Summit 2023

March 8, 2023
Location: Virtual
Session title: Advancing pharmacoequity and enhancing access to essential medications
Speakers:

  • Amy Niles, PAN Foundation Chief Advocacy and Engagement Officer
  • Jalpa Doshi, PhD, Professor of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
  • John O’Brian, PharmD, MPH, President and CEO, National Pharmaceutical Council

Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) Advocacy Days 2023

March 5, 2023
Location: Washington, DC
PAN speaker: Amy Niles, Chief Advocacy and Engagement Officer, PAN Foundation
Session title: The 118th Congress and melanoma advocacy