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Drug Pricing Transparency Will Be the Topic of 16th Annual Hippocrates Lecture on October 30

Express Scripts Sr. VP & Chief Medical Officer to Present 2018 Hippocrates Lecture on Tuesday, October 30

Reservations due by October 24 – Call Liz Webb at 314-989-1014 ext. 100 or email to RSVP.

Transparency in drug pricing will be the focus of the 16th annual Hippocrates Society Lecture sponsored by the St. Louis Society for Medical and Scientific Education (SLSMSE), the charitable foundation of the medical society, set for Tuesday, October 30. The event will again be held at Spazio Westport, 12031 Lackland Road in Maryland Heights, with a cocktail reception beginning at 6:00 p.m., followed by dinner and the lecture at 7:00 p.m.

Steve Miller, MD, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for Express Scripts, will be the featured speaker. His topic will be “Drug Pricing Transparency: What Doctors Need to Know to Provide Care in a Murky World.” His lecture will help promote understanding of the roles of different players in the drug supply chain and how drug prices are set, as well as introduce tools for physicians to use to better help patients get effective and affordable medications. He will also emphasize policies physicians should advocate for and against to improve the system for both providers and patients.

Dr. Miller is a nationally-recognized advocate for fair drug pricing and has spoken throughout the United States on this topic. His expertise represents years as a medical researcher, clinician and administrator. He has served as CMO for Express Scripts since 2006, focused on clinical matters including prescribing initiatives, specialty solutions and overall development of products that make prescription drugs safer and more affordable.

He previously held faculty positions at Washington University School of Medicine, and served as medical director of the BJC/Washington University School of Medicine Renal Network. From 1999 to 2005, he was vice president and chief medical officer at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

He received his medical degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, trained in the pathology and research fellowship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and was the William J. and Dorothy Fish Fellow in Cardiology at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Miller also trained in internal medicine at the University of Colorado, and in nephrology and transplantation at Washington University in St. Louis. He also earned an MBA at the Olin School of Business at Washington University.

Notices about the Hippocrates Society Lecture have been mailed to all SLMMS members. CME credit will be available for the lecture. The event is free and open to all SLMMS members, including medical student members. There is a $40 per person fee for spouses, guests and non-members. You must make reservations before Wednesday, October 24, by contacting Liz Webb at 314-989-1014, ext. 100 or

You may also submit questions for Dr. Miller in advance of the event by email to

2018 SLMMS Hippocrates Lecture
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Spazio Westport
12031 Lackland Road, Maryland Heights, MO
6:00 p.m. – Cocktail Reception
7:00 p.m. – Dinner immediately followed by lecture
Free for SLMMS members; $40 for non-members and guests
Speaker: Steve Miller, MD, Senior Vice President & Chief Medical Officer, Express Scripts
RSVP: Liz Webb, 314-989-1014, ext. 100 or

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