Town Hall Meeting
Duke University School of Law

March 10, 2006
2:00-4:00 p.m.


2:00-2:20: Overview of Medicare Part D and Changes to ADAP
Rebecca Rich, Duke Law School Student
Steve Sherman, ADAP Coordinator, NC ADAP Program

2:20-3:00: Panel Presentation on Patient Assistance Programs and Medicare Part D
James Hayes, Patient Assistance Program Participant:
Struggling for Access to Medications

Dr. Michelle Collins Ogle, Medical Director, Northern Outreach Clinic, Duke University/Maria Parham Medical Center, Henderson, NC: Perspective of a Community Doctor

Perry Knight, Legal & Regulatory Affairs Director, Public Hospital Pharmacy Coalition: Impact of Recent Legal Guidance on Patient Assistance Programs

Gina Upchurch, Executive Director, Senior PharmAssist: Patient Assistance Programs and the Older Adult and Disability Populations

3:00-3:50: Public Testimony
Audience Members will have an opportunity to provide testimony of their views and experiences with Medicare Part D and the Patient Assistance Programs, which will be transcribed for distribution to key policy makers

3:50-4:00: Wrap Up and Action Plan
Audience Members will be provided with an advocate toolkit containing material to mail and distribute to key policy makers