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Susan Cantrell
CEO at Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP)


Susan Cantrell is Chief Executive Officer of AMCP, the professional association leading the way to help patients get the medications they need at a cost they can afford. AMCP’s diverse membership of pharmacists, physicians, nurses, biopharmaceutical professionals, and other stakeholders leverage their specialized expertise in clinical evidence and economics to optimize medication benefit design and population health management and help patients access cost-effective and safe medications and other drug therapies. AMCP members improve the lives of nearly 300 million Americans served by private and public health plans, pharmacy benefit management firms, and emerging care models. Since joining AMCP in 2016, she has worked to advance AMCP’s policies to address rising health care costs and facilitate the shift toward paying for value in health care.

Before joining AMCP, Susan was Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Americas for the Drug Information Association (DIA), a global society of professionals involved in the development and life-cycle management of pharmaceuticals and other medical products. She previously was Vice President of Resources Development at the American Society of Health‐System Pharmacists (ASHP). She began her career in health care as a pharmacist in hospital and home care practices.

Susan is a graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy and she received her Certificate in Public Health from the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Public Health. She completed an ASHP-accredited residency in hospital pharmacy at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. A registered pharmacist and former hospital, home care, and specialty pharmacy administrator, she is certified by the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) as a Certified Association Executive (CAE). She is co-author of two books providing career advice for pharmacists: Letters to A Young Pharmacist: Sage Advice on Life and Career from Extraordinary Pharmacists (2014) and Letters from Rising Pharmacy Stars: Advice on Creating and Advancing Your Career in a Changing Profession (2017).

Agenda Sessions

  • Securing reimbursement and its influence on development, investment and market adoption - Parc 55