Greater Flint Health Coalition Pharmacy Task Force supports Medication Adherence Event featuring National Expert on September 28th

On September 28, 2010, Merck Pharmaceuticals and the Greater Flint Health Coalition’s Pharmacy Task Force will welcome Shawn Christopher Shea, M.D., an internationally acclaimed workshop leader and innovator in the fields of medication adherence improvement and clinical interviewing.

Dr. Shea, who has given over 250 talks to primary care clinicians on such topics, will speak to local providers regarding innovative interviewing topics designed specifically to improve medication adherence for patients.

This event is an outgrowth of the Greater Flint Health Coalition’s (GFHC) Pharmacy Task Force, which identified medication adherence as a key health issue in Genesee County. Nationally, 54% of patients do not consistently take prescriptions as instructed, and medical spending resulting directly from non-adherence accounts for up to $290 billion per year.

The event includes dinner and is free of charge for local providers (audience listed below). It is sponsored by Merck Pharmaceuticals and supported by the Greater Flint Health Coalition’s Pharmacy Task Force. Event details are shown below, and additional information regarding the expert speaker, Dr. Shea, can be found by downloading the event’s invitation.

Event Details:
Genesee County Healthcare Providers including Physicians, Residents, Pharmacists, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Registered Nurses, and Hospital Discharge Workers

Date & Time
Tuesday, September 28, 2010, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Holiday Inn Conference Center
5353 Gateway Centre Dr
Flint, MI 48507

Brian Ballard, Merck Pharmaceuticals
(248) 504-9451 or