2019 Hall of Fame Inductees

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Washington Counsel
Coalition for Healthcare communications

Dr. John F. Kamp is Washington Counsel for the Coalition for Healthcare Communication, a drug marketing group with offices in New York City and Washington, DC. Kamp was Executive Director of the Coalition for 16 years and part time counsel at the law firm of Wiley Rein for 18 years.  His professional experience includes 10 years with the Washington office of the American Association of Advertising Agencies and nearly a decade in public policy positions at the Federal Communications Commission.  Before moving to Washington, Dr. Kamp taught journalism at the University of Iowa and at Tulsa University.

Kamp is well-known as an advocate for First Amendment rights of individuals and corporations, as well as for his understanding of communication and drug issues, especially at the FDA. Kamp is a frequent speaker at industry meetings on ethical, legal, and political issues surrounding drug marketing, and is recognized as an authority on these issues by the print and broadcast press.

He serves on the editorial boards of the Rx Compliance Report, Medical Marketing and Media, and the FDA Advertising and Promotion Manual. Dr. Kamp is co-author (with Wayne Pines) of 3 books on compliance with FDA policy published by FDA News, including DTC Advertising and Promotion: The Changing Environment, published in January 2006.

Dr. Kamp earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of Notre Dame, his doctorate from the University of Iowa and his juris doctorate at the University of Tulsa.


The DTC Hall of Fame is designed to recognize industry members who have made significant contributions to innovate and progress DTC / consumer communications. Industry-wide nominations are collected and then the final four inductees are determined by DTC Perspectives and our Advisory Board, a select group of industry experts who serve as counsel. Inductees can be from any sector of the DTC Industry: Pharmaceutical Manufacturer, Agency, Media Channel, DTC Service Provider, Government, Academia, etc. Nominees should have a minimum of 5-10 years’ experience in healthcare marketing to be considered eligible. Given the newness of the field, it is not necessary to be retired to be eligible. As part of the DTC National, the DTC Hall of Fame festivities include a cocktail party followed by a formal induction ceremony on April 16th presented by PatientPointwith video tributes and live introductions from industry leaders, as well as an address by the Hall of Fame inductees. Each inductee is also profiled in the annual issue of DTC Perspectives Magazine.

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