President, American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP)
Robert J. Miller, R.Ph., FASCP, of Buffalo, New York, is President of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP). An ASCP member since 1977, Miller received the Richard S. Berman Award in 1999 for his outstanding service and dedication to the society.
Mr. Miller spent more than 20 years building a successful business – 2121 Main Prescription Center, Inc., doing business as MPC Health Care Services – in the Buffalo, New York, area, focusing on long-term care consulting, dispensing, and senior care services. He served as president and chief executive officer until its acquisition in 1994. Now retired, Miller continues to be available as a consultant and mentor, primarily sharing his entrepreneurial savvy with companies that need management, marketing, and strategic planning services.
From 1979 to 1998, he served as a preceptor and clinical instructor in geriatrics and senior care for the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo School of pharmacy, where he was on the Dean’s Advisory Council and University of Buffalo Development Committee. He continues his relationship with SUNY at Buffalo Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership and volunteers his expertise in business, consultant pharmacy, and fund-raising at the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Mr. Miller earned his BS Degree in Pharmacy from SUNY at Buffalo School of Pharmacy.
This presentation will familiarize the audience with the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP), the services of the society and the role and responsibilities of consultant and senior care pharmacists. The value of membership in ASCP and our new student initiatives will be discussed. The ASCP Foundation traineeship programs, the Certified Geriatric Pharmacist Certification program and ASCP’s policy statement of Medication Therapy Management Services (MTMS) will also be discussed. Also addressed will be the demographics of our aging population, the value of developing and/or expanding the geriatric curriculum and how to pursue a career pathway in consulting pharmacy, the future role of the consultant pharmacists, and niche market opportunities, As an entrepreneur and consultant pharmacist, Mr. Miller will share some of his business and professional experiences in a career in pharmacy that has spanned almost fifty years.
Quoted from the 2008-2009 Philip C. and Ethel F. Ashby Distinguished Lecture Series Announcement Brochure