FLINT, Mich. — Sept. 16, 2014 — Diplomat, the nation’s largest independent specialty pharmacy, is proud to announce the return of The Hero Round Table conference to Flint, Michigan. The international conference will be take place September 19-20, 2014, at Flint’s Whiting Auditorium. 2014 marks the second year that the conference will be held in Flint, with Diplomat serving as title sponsor.

The Hero Round Table conference will focus on the discussion and study of heroism in today’s world. Speakers will be experts in the disciplines of psychology, education, philosophy, sports, storytelling and journalism, among others. Students, educators and community members from all industries are invited to attend the conference.

“Diplomat is proud to continue supporting The Hero Round Table conference as a title sponsor for the second year,” said Phil Hagerman, Diplomat CEO. “The conference focuses on the positive impact heroes can have in our schools, workplaces and communities and provides the tools needed to share this belief with others.”

Featured speakers at this year’s conference include:

Dr. Michele Borba, educational psychologist, author and TODAY show contributor
Dr. Edith Eger, clinical psychologist and Auschwitz survivor
Dr. Daniel Ellsberg, called “the most dangerous man in America” by Henry Kissinger, Ellsberg released the Pentagon Papers and continues to advocate for whistleblowers around the world
Chase Masterson, actress best known for Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and founder of Pop Culture Anti-Bullying Coalition
Morris Peterson, Flint native, NCAA champion basketball player at Michigan State University and 10-year NBA veteran
David Rendall, author of The Freak Factor, and motivational speaker
Coleen Rowley, FBI whistleblower post 9/11, Time Magazine’s 2012 Person of the Year
Dr. Philip Zimbardo, leading psychologist and author, best known for the Stanford Prison Experiment, and founder of the Hero Imagination Project.

Pre-conference activities will kick off on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 with the 5k Hero Fun Run, led by Chris McDougall, author of Born to Run. Conference speakers and breakout sessions will take place on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 19-20, 2014.

To learn more about the Hero Round Table conference, view full listing of speakers and purchase tickets, visit www.heroroundtable.com

About Diplomat
Diplomat serves patients and physicians in all 50 states as the nation’s largest independent specialty pharmacy. Headquartered in Flint, Michigan, the company focuses on medication management programs for people with complex chronic diseases, including oncology, immunology, hepatitis, multiple sclerosis, HIV, specialized infusion therapy and many other serious or long-term conditions. Diplomat opened its doors in 1975 as a neighborhood pharmacy with one essential tenet: “Take good care of patients, and the rest falls into place.” Today, that tradition continues – always focused on improving patient care and clinical adherence. For more information visit www.diplomat.is. Follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn and like us on Facebook.


Abigail Bearman, Diplomat
810.768.9563 | abearman@diplomat.is

Steve Wolbert , Diplomat
810.768.9313 | swolbert@diplomat.is