CMR Institute and Industry Thought Leaders Address the Need for Collaboration with Accountable Care Organizations

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The non-profit CMR Institute, a leading provider of non-brand related education for biopharmaceutical and medical device and diagnostics professionals, will host the first ever conference focusing on collaboration between Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and industry partners. ACOs and Industry: The Collaboration Imperative will take place at the Sofitel Hotel in Philadelphia, Penn. on October 10 – 11, 2013.

We’ve got to find a way to cross the chasm and make a difference for the patients that we care for.

The non-profit CMR Institute, a leading provider of non-brand related education for biopharmaceutical and medical device and diagnostics professionals, will host the first ever conference focusing on collaboration between Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and industry partners. ACOs and Industry: The Collaboration Imperative will take place at the Sofitel Hotel in Philadelphia, Penn. on October 10 – 11, 2013.

ACOs and their industry partners all want the same thing: to find ways to collaborate in a mutually beneficial way. Dr. Anthony Slonim, executive vice president and chief medical officer of Barnabas Health and CMR Institute’s board chair, expects attendees to work together with ACO leaders in a unique and interactive learning environment. "We’ve got to find a way to cross the chasm and make a difference for the patients that we care for," he noted.

ACOs and Industry: The Collaboration Imperative is gathering ACO and other cross-industry thought leaders who are addressing the constantly changing face of healthcare in the United States.

"More than 40 years ago, physicians and pharmaceutical companies came together to form the non-profit CMR Institute in order to strengthen the relationship between industry and physicians," said Michelle O’Connor, president and CEO of CMR Institute. "This conference expands on that original mission. It will provide ACO leaders and industry executives an opportunity to share ideas and brainstorm solutions to meet the new challenges inherent with healthcare reform."

For more information about ACOs and Industry: The Collaboration Imperative, go to http://www.ACOcollaboration.org or call CMR Institute at 1-800-328-2618.

CMR Institute is the leading independent provider of non-branded education for the pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device industries and has educated more than 150,000 professionals. Founded in 1966 by physicians to enhance professional education, CMR Institute’s expert content is developed and updated by leading industry experts and distinguished thought leaders. CMR Institute’s not-for-profit status allows it to continually invest its resources in its library of education to realize its mission, which is to advance knowledge to enhance healthcare. To learn more about CMR Institute, visit http://www.cmrinstitute.org.

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