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In brief: Medtrade’s attendance, CCS’s CVS Health hire 

In brief: Medtrade’s attendance, CCS’s CVS Health hire 

DALLAS – Medtrade officials say attendance at the industry’s annual trade show increased 25% this year compared to last year. “This year’s Medtrade attracted more than 2,300 qualified attendees,” said Kerry Tyler, associate show director. The show drew attendees from every state except Rhode Island and from 35 countries, officials say. As part of the New Product Awards sponsored by HomeCare Media at Medtrade, attendees selected Jover Walker Cover by Jover for Providers’ Choice Gold, Elsa by Celeritas IA for Providers’ Choice Silver and Tranquility Premium OverNight and Premium DayTime Underwear by Tranquility Incontinence Products for Providers’ Choice Bronze. Medtrade will return to the Kay Baily Hutchinson Center in Dallas next year on Feb. 18-20. 

CCS names new SVP 

DALLAS – CCS has named Anne Claussen, a former CVS Health exec, as senior vice president of commercial solutions management. Prior to CCS, she spent 10 years at CVS Health, most recently as vice president of product innovation, a role where she led the biosimilar strategy and execution effort. She also held the following roles at CVS Health: vice president, complex chronic care transformation; senior director, enterprise product innovation and B2B partnerships; and senior director, retail pharmacy product development. CCS recently released the results of a survey that showed the need for better education and support for patients to manage their chronic conditions, something that diabetes suppliers are well-positioned to do. 

ReelAbilities announces lineup 

NEW YORK – ReelAbilities International has announced the lineup of events and industry programs to accompany its main film program as part of the 16th edition of its annual flagship festival in New York City on April 8-9. Highlights include an Opening Night Celebration featuring the NYC premiere of Tony Goldwyn’s EZRA, which stars Whoopi Goldberg. Goldberg will be honored at the event for being the voice of many social causes, including disability rights and her own dyslexia. “ReelAbilities is not just about the films, it is about the community coming together and is one of the leading disability arts events nationally,” said Isaac Zablocki, director and co-founder of the ReelAbilities Film Festival. “We are proud to help amplify the need for equity along with the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, who is taking a leading role in our industry summit. We pride ourselves in raising the bar on accessibility and leading the art world’s standard of inclusivity.” Other highlights of the weeklong program are Social Justice Friday, a panel of the Future of Accessible Beauty, Fashion and Design, and a Comedy Night. Additionally, the program will feature a Crip Script Pitch Competition for both fiction and nonfiction film and TV projects in development.   


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