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Sea Island GA

Conferences

ABMM | October 4–7 | Sea Island, Ga.

Coronavirus Information

While we are very much looking forward to meeting in person in Sea Island, with appropriate social distancing measures in place, we realize that the evolving COVID-19 pandemic has required us to remain adaptable. To that end, HDA continues to monitor updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), the re-opening status and circumstances in Georgia per the state's Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency, the specific situation at The Cloister as well as HDA member travel restrictions. If there is any change in plans for the event, we will alert you immediately.

Please contact Brooke Naylor at BNaylor@hda.org for further questions.

Speakers

Chester "Chip" Davis  
Chester "Chip" Davis, JD, President and Chief Executive Officer, Healthcare Distribution Alliance

Greg Drew  
Greg A. Drew, RPh, President, Value Drug Company

Greg Drew is President of Value Drug Company, a regional, co-operatively owned pharmaceutical distributor operating out of Altoona, Pennsylvania. Value Drug Company is a full-line wholesale distributor operating in eight states. Greg is a Pharmacist by training; however, he has been in various pharmaceutical related business leadership roles for the past 20 years, including chain pharmacy, pharmacy benefit management, academia, and for the last eight years, pharmaceutical distribution and logistics.

Greg is a member of the Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA) Executive Committee; Vice-Chairman of the HDA Research Foundation; a member of the Operating Committee for Optisource, a generic buying coalition; Vice Chairman of the Wholesale Alliance, LLC; and holds an Adjunct Associate Professorship of Pharmacy and Therapeutics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy.

Greg also serves on various community and professional boards.

Robert Mauch  
Robert P. Mauch, EVP and Group President , AmerisourceBergen Corporation

Larry Sabato  
Larry Sabato, PhD, Director, Center for Politics and University Professor of Politics, University of Virginia

Dr. Larry Sabato is a New York Times bestselling author, recipient of four Emmy awards, and one of the nation’s most respected political analysts. He is the author or editor of two dozen books on American politics, including the editor and lead author of the recent book, The Blue Wave, which explores the 2018 election and its outcome. Dr. Sabato appears multiple times per week on national and international news including FOX, CNN, MSNBC and CNN International. A Rhodes Scholar, Dr. Sabato is the founder and director of the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics, and has had visiting appointments at Oxford and Cambridge universities in England. He has taught more than 20,000 students in his 40-year-career, and the University of Virginia has given him its highest honor, The Thomas Jefferson Award. In 2020, he will celebrate his 50th year of association with the University of Virginia.

Professor Sabato heads up Sabato’s Crystal Ball, which has won numerous awards. The Pew Charitable Trust recognized the Crystal Ball as the #1 leader in the field of political prediction, and The Daily Beast designated it as one of the top political sites on the web.

Dr. Sabato has received four Emmys for the PBS television documentaries “Out of Order,” which highlights the dysfunctional U.S. Senate, “The Kennedy Half-Century,” which examines the life, assassination, and lasting legacy of President John F. Kennedy, “Feeling Good About America,” which looks at the 1976 presidential election, and “Charlottesville,” which looks at the events in the titular city during August 11 and 12, 2017.

Prof. Sabato is very active on social media. His Twitter feed (@LarrySabato) was named by Time magazine as one of the 140 best.

Nadja West  
Nadja West, 44th Army Surgeon General, Former Commanding General, US Army Medical Command

A trailblazer in female leadership, Lieutenant General (ret) Nadja West is the 44th Army Surgeon General and the former Commanding General of U.S. Army Medical Command. She is the first African American woman Three-Star General in the Army’s history, and currently the highest-ranking woman to ever graduate from West Point.

As Commanding General of MEDCOM, West managed an $11 billion budget and led an organization of more than 130,000 healthcare professionals. She supported more than 4 million people around the globe — responsible for medical centers, community hospitals and clinics; dental, veterinary and public health facilities; research, education and training platforms. Known for her decisive leadership, West led the Army Medical Department through the most comprehensive transformation that military medicine has seen in more than three decades, and throughout this transition, ensured that the medical readiness of the force remained high, medical support was timely, and that the quality of healthcare provided to move than 4 million lives remained outstanding. A graduate of George Washington School of Medicine, she completed residencies in Family Medicine and Dermatology, and has held various clinical, operational and leadership positions throughout her 30+ year career as a soldier.

West gratefully acknowledges the trailblazers who helped clear the path for her to follow and is continuing to blaze the path for others to follow. Among many Army firsts, she was the first woman selected to be the Division Surgeon for 1st Armored Division and the first woman selected as the Joint Staff Surgeon — advising the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on all things medical. West was also the first African American — man or woman — confirmed by the Senate to be the Army’s Surgeon General.

In addition to West’s many military accolades, she was named as one of “Washington’s Most Powerful Women” in Washingtonian, the recipient of the Daughters of the American Revolution Margaret Cochran Corbin Award, and awarded the Armed Forces Medical Advocate Award by Essence. West also was honored by George Washington University with the Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award and holds an honorary degree of Doctor of Public Service from the George Washington University and an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Methodist University.

West is currently a Hauser Leader at Harvard Kennedy School's Center and serves on the boards of directors for Americares, Nucor Corporation and Tenet Healthcare Corporation. She also is a trustee of the National Recreation Foundation, dedicated to enhancing the role of recreation as a positive force in improving the quality of life of youth.

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