TPG International Health Academy (TPG-IHA) hosts Educational Summits around the world for US healthcare executives. The specific countries are chosen based on their unique perspective on a particular area in healthcare and allow participants the opportunity to expand their knowledge and meet with fellow colleagues from the U.S. while exploring another country’s health system.

Each program highlights how other countries’ healthcare systems function and allows for the development of innovative solutions to share with your organization.

Program Features:

  • A delegation comprised of influential leaders from leading US healthcare organizations
  • Presentations from the host country’s government officials, medical professionals and university/research personnel which provide insights on key healthcare and business topics
  • Interactive and engaging environment lends itself to learning and networking
  • Visits to local facilities to see first-hand how the country’s healthcare system function
  • Cultural excursions around host city and country

TPG-IHA Difference:

  • Small, intimate group allows for maximum dialogue and interaction between delegates and speakers
  • Week-long format ensures you develop a relationship with your peers in the delegation
  • Educational and cultural components provide both professional information and unique life experiences

History of The Academy

The organization was founded in 1993 as The Academy for International Health Studies (AIHS) with the goal of organizing Trade/Study Missions for senior U.S. healthcare executives.

The missions were designed to foster intellectual and cultural exchange among key healthcare decision-makers. Traveling to different countries each year has allowed for U.S. healthcare executives to create relationships and learn from their foreign counterparts.


In 2002, The Pharmacy Group purchased AIHS. The company was rebranded in 2010 as TPG International Health Academy to reflect The Academy’s evolution in terms of its products and leadership.

The Academy added a second mission in the fall of 2010 and has since expanded the program to include additional opportunities.

TPG-IHA will be retiring the program name “Trade/Study Mission” at the end of 2019. Beginning with the first program in 2020, the programs will be called “Educational Summits”.

Leadership Team

About Us-1 Perry Cohen


Perry Cohen

Chief Executive Officer

The Pharmacy Group


Perry is co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of The Pharmacy Group (TPG), Glastonbury, Connecticut. TPG provides consulting services to healthcare service, information technology and pharmaceutical companies to grow revenue and improve the financial performance of their products and services.

Perry has more than 30 years of experience with managed care, and during that time has worked for local, regional and national health plans.  A pharmacist by training, he helped create the pharmacy benefit management industry in the early 1990s.  Over the years he has developed relationships with hundreds of decision-makers in the United States healthcare system, and has assisted more than 200 companies in selling their products and services to payors.

Additionally, Perry practiced in community, hospital and long term care pharmacy in California and oversaw the operations of 50 community pharmacies in nine states.

Perry is a co‐founder, past president and fellow of the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy, a member of the Drug Topics Editorial Advisory Board, Managed Healthcare Executive Editorial Board of Advisors, member of the Dean’s Leadership Council, University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy and the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy National Advisory Board. He has lectured and written extensively on the role of pharmacy benefit management in healthcare.

Perry holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy and a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from University of the Pacific in Stockton, California. He completed an administrative clerkship at the Food and Drug Administration in Rockville, Maryland. His clinical training was performed at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. He is licensed in California and Nevada.

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Jeff Carlisle

Vice President

The Pharmacy Group


Jeff is a Vice President with The Pharmacy Group, primarily responsible for recruiting and managing attendees for two members of the TPG Family of Companies. He joined The Pharmacy Group in August 2008, initially to augment the organization’s administrative efforts. In the years since he has worked on marketing initiatives, client communications, general web support, basic graphic design, grant research and writing, and budgeting.

Jeff serves as the focal point of attendee recruitment for TPG International Health Academy (TPG-IHA). He also supports many of TPG-IHA’s communication activities and helps execute the trade/study missions that the company holds around the world.

Jeff also works with TPG National Payor Roundtable (TPG-NPRT) as their meetings and administrative manager. His responsibilities include managing the complete attendee experience, from registration to post-meeting follow-up, hotel and audio-visual coordination and on-site meeting management.

In addition tHe currently resides in Windsor, Connecticut with his wife Becca and their Siberian husky Sky. His hobbies include reading, snowboarding, tennis, rock climbing, ultimate frisbee and of course kickboxing.o his business career, Jeff has over 10 years of teaching experience in martial arts schools around Connecticut. He headed up several summer camp and daycare programs, after school enrichment classes for school age children, and every-day classes at a studio in Glastonbury, CT. He was the program manager for the state’s top performance martial arts school where he was responsible for student enrollments, curriculum design and class management on a daily basis. He also had the honor of competing on the nation’s #1 ranked martial arts team for three years.

He currently resides in Wethersfield, Connecticut. His hobbies include reading, watching movies, snowboarding, tennis, rock climbing, ultimate frisbee and PC gaming.


– BA, University of Connecticut

About TPG

The TPG Family of Companies offers a variety of products and services to payors, associations, information technology, healthcare services and pharmaceutical companies to grow revenue and manage costs. Our main areas of focus are Consulting, Data Analysis, Market Research, Strategic Marketing and Sales Support, and Educational Programs.

The TPG Family of Companies consists of:

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The Pharmacy Group (visit site)


TPG-Data Services (visit site)


TPG-Healthcare Consulting (visit site)

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TPG-International Health Academy


TPG-National Payor Roundtable (visit site)