Seminar is a one-credit course, offered each spring semester on campus* in Gainesville, Florida. Seminars are like mini-conferences, focused on a specific, emerging topic in the field of pharmaceutical outcomes and policy. Some past seminar topics include:
- Personalized Medicine – Clinical Benefits and Ethical Challenges
- Off-Label Use of Prescription Drugs
- Pharmaceutical Patents and Non-Patent Exclusivity
- Controlled Substances – Regulatory, Economic and Safety issues
- Drug Pricing – Changing the Drug Value Assessment Paradigm, Moving from Price to Utility
- Regulatory Challenges in Compounding Pharmacy
- Drug Labeling – FDA Policy to Patient
- Right to Try Legislation and FDA Accelerated Approval Program – Patient Care and Economic Impact
- Digital Health Technology – Impact on Health Care Outcomes and Economic Value
- Real-World Evidence: Can It Be Used in the Real World?
During seminar programming, nationally and internationally renowned speakers from various stakeholder groups will give keynote presentations on specific aspects of the chosen topic. Panel discussions and live “town hall-style” sessions are also held, in which speakers, program faculty, and student interact to explore the complexities of the issue. Students work-up case studies and present their recommendations in small group sessions.
*Due to COVID-19, the 2021 seminar will be offered Online.