Welcome to Innovations XII:

2018 Innovations XII


It is my great pleasure to welcome you to our 12th Annual INNOVATIONS Conference. I’d like to personally thank each of you for taking time out of your busy schedules to attend this year's premiere event at the beautiful Loews Portofino Bay Hotel │ Universal Orlando Resort™. All of us at PerformRx and PerformSpecialty felt that this is the perfect venue for an experience that is sure to inspire.

It’s an exciting time for PerformRx and PerformSpecialty as we continue to grow and adapt with Pharmacy Benefits Management’s dynamic landscape. All of us in the industry are confronting challenges and opportunities, and I’m proud to be surrounded at this event by a group of leaders whose enthusiasm inspires positive solutions.

I’d like to give you an idea of what you can expect and what we hope to achieve over the next couple of days. This year's cast of presenters includes well-known health care industry experts, thought-leaders and some familiar PerformRx and PerformSpecialty crew members; all of whom are passionate about the delivery of quality healthcare and pharmacy benefits management.   


Corporate Athlete® Performance
Natalie Johnson, M.S., Performance Coach, Johnson and Johnson, Human Performance Institute

Drug Dealer, M.D.: How Doctors Were Duped, Patients Got Hooked, and Why It’s So Hard To Stop
Anna Lembke, M.D., Stanford Medicine

Update on Health Care Landscape
Dan Mendelson, MPP, Founder, Avalere Health

Boost your RQ – Rock Star Quotient
Marc Schulman, World Renowned Drummer, Author & Motivational Speaker

All of our attendees will have the opportunity to collaborate, learn, and network while taking full advantage of everything the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel has to offer.On behalf of all of us at PerformRx and PerformSpecialty, we hope that you enjoy your experience at INNOVATIONSXII as we look forward to giving you a behind the scenes look at current trends and topics in pharmacy benefits management.



Mesfin Tegenu, M.S., R.Ph.


The opinions expressed by program participants are those of the individual presenters. They do not necessarily reflect the views of PerformRx or its members.

Security Policy

In order to provide a secure environment, conference participants MUST wear name badges when attending any conference function, including sessions, meals, evening receptions, and private onsite meetings. Please do not misplace or forget badges, as duplicates will not be provided.


For general questions and answers, please refer to the conference FAQ. For any additional inquiries, please email John Butts, Conference Director, at jbutts@performrx.com.


Sponsors & Exhibitors


Opening Reception Sponsor

  • TMED

Gold Sponsors

  • Allergen
  • DST Master Complexity
  • Lilly
  • Novo Nordisk



2018 innovations Sponsors