Agenda

NASP Meeting Agenda

The 7th NASP Annual Meeting & Expo​ will provide comprehensive information regarding all aspects of specialty pharmacy, including the evolution of the market, impact of specialty pharmacy on patients, and national legislative and regulatory policy. The meeting will also include a Specialty Pharmacy Law Conference offering CE and CLE credits to attendees; a one-day CSP Prep Course for pharmacists studying for October examinations given by the Specialty Pharmacy Certification Board for Certified Specialty Pharmacist certification; and a Home Infusion Post-Conference Workshop given by subject matter experts from the National Home Infusion Association (NHIA) offering CE credits to attendees.

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NASP 2019 Schedule

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Monday September 09, 2019
Time
Track
Session/Events
Faculty
Room Moderator
Meeting Room
08:00 AM - 08:00 PM
NASP Annual Meeting & Expo Registration
Ballroom Foyer
01:30 PM - 02:55 PM
Welcome

Welcome, NASP Year in Review, Presentation of Specialty Pharmacy of the Year, Welcome New BOD, Welcoming Student Chapter Members, and NASP Distinguished Service to Specialty Pharmacy

Carmine DeNardo, RPh

Sheila Arquette, RPh,

Ballroom
02:55 PM - 03:00 PM
Keynote Introduction

Carmine DeNardo, RPh

Ballroom
03:00 PM - 03:45 PM
Keynote Presentation

Boomer Esiason

Ballroom
03:45 PM - 04:00 PM
Audience Question & Answer
Ballroom
04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Day 1 Annual Meeting Educational Conference Sessions
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Clinical C1
2019 State of Care: Cystic Fibrosis

Learning Objectives:

  • Highlight current standards of care within this disease area
  • Review new agents that had been approved since July 2018
  • Emphasize clinical pearls/best practice for managing patients clinically within the disease process

Jessie Heaton, PharmD

Ryan Atkinson, PharmD, MBA,

Virginia
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Operational O6
Reimbursement 2019

Learning Objectives:

  • Current update asto role of copay accumulator in patient benefit management
  • Look at best practices in relation to utilization of third-party financial support, including Foudnation Programs, co-pay cards, and Patient Assitance Programs
  • Discuss cost control and management, from patient through payor

Charles E. Collins, Jr., MS MBA

Krista Zodet,

Maryland
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Regulatory R3
Beyond the Trump Administration Blueprint to Lower Drug Prices in Medicare - Key Highlights, Actions and Challenges Impacting Specialty Pharmacy

Learning Objectives:

  • Analyze proposed areas of reform, including Medicare Part D Pharmacy DIR, Medicare Part D Rebates, and Medicare Part B
  • Outline the effects on Medicare Part D Protected Classes
  • Assess the Medicare 340B Program, including legal challenges and impacts

Delaware A
05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Clinical C4
2019 State of Care: Multiple Sclerosis

Learning Objectives:

  • Highlight current standards of care within this disease area
  • Review new agents that had been approved since July 2018
  • Emphasize clincal pearls / best practice for managing patients clinically within the disease process

Virginia
05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Operational O5
Improving Data Standards for Specialty Pharmacy

Learning Objectives:

  • Open discussion surroudning key data elements shared across the specialty pharmacy industry
  • Provide insight as to elements of standardization attempted by key parties involved
  • Address challenges to further standardization of data, and highlight ways to overcome

Kenneth Engels

Lee Ann Stembler,

Lynn Pezzullo,

Maryland
05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Experience E2
Payor-SP Relationships: Building Synergies and True Partnerships

Learning Objectives:

  • Focus on best case relationships between specialty pharmacies and payors, including clinical programs
  • Highlight approaches to specialty pharmacy contracting, key takeaways for capabilities, and cost management 
  • Review formulary management tactics from high-performing relationships and ways to implement industry wide 

Ballroom
05:30 PM - 06:15 PM
Attendee Meet & Greet with Boomer Esiason
Exhibit Hall
06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
CE Satellite Symposium
Maryland
06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Welcome Reception and Networking
Exhibit Hall
Tuesday September 10, 2019
Time
Track
Session/Events
Faculty
Room Moderator
Meeting Room
06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Wellness Initiative: Yoga (limited space, on-site sign up required)
07:00 AM - 08:00 AM
CE Satellite Symposium: Hosted by Pharmacy Times Continuing Education (breakfast provided)

Examining Interleukin-17 and -23-Inhibiting Biologics for Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Treatment

Maryland
07:00 AM - 08:00 AM
Breakfast

 

Exhibit Hall
07:00 AM - 08:00 PM
NASP Annual Meeting & Expo Registration
Ballroom Foyer
08:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Welcome

Welcome and recap of Monday, September 9, 2019

Carmine DeNardo, RPh

Ballroom
08:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Day 2 Annual Meeting Educational Conference Sessions
08:30 AM - 09:30 AM
Clinical C1
2019 State of Care: Cystic Fibrosis

Learning Objectives:

  • Highlight current standards of care within this disease area
  • Review new agents that had been approve since July 2018
  • Emphasizeclinical pearls / best practice for managing patientsclinically within the disease process

Jessie Heaton, PharmD

Ryan Atkinson, PharmD, MBA,

Virginia
08:30 AM - 09:30 AM
Regulatory R1
NASP in Action

Learning Objectives:

  • Review Policy Priorities and Position Statements supported by NASP
  • Outline Congressional and Regulatory Action
  •  Illustrate the role of the NASP Political Action Committee, along with other NASP Grassroots efforts

Julie Allen

Nick Calla, RPh, Esq.,

Delaware A
08:30 AM - 09:30 AM
Experience E1
Innovation in Specialty: Pharmacogenomics, Artificial Intelligence, and Beyond

Learning Objectives:

  • Highlight key pharmacogenomics trends and case examples of its use in speciatly pharmacy practice
  • What does the future hold for specialty pharmacy and artificial intelligence?
  • Technology and specialty pharmacy seem like a perfect fit - how can that model adapt to benefit all stakeholders

Cory D. Kidd, PhD

Luis Rodriguez,

Rebecca Bigler, PhD,

Ballroom
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Clinical C2
2019 State of Care: Hepatology (HEPC, NASH)

Learning Objectives:

  • Highlight current standards of care within this disease area
  • Review new agents that had been approved since July 2018
  • Emphasize clinical pearls / best practice formanaging patientsclinically within the disease process

Lily Duong

Russ Allinson,

Virginia
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Operational O2
Intake: Building Positive Relationships with Prescribers During Patient Onboarding

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss referral management process and steps to receipt of referral
  • Highlight points of confusion related to intake period, and how to surmount challenges
    • Provide best practices in SP-prescriber relationships to improve conversations related to decreasing time-to-fill

Maryland
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Regulatory R2
Managing Regulations

Learning Objectives:

  • Review regulations affecting pharmacy operations, including prescription drug management programs,non-resident licensure, and accreditation
  • Identify key characteristics to gain efficiency in compliance with each
    • Discuss best practices demonstrate compliance with each aspect

Heather Bonome

Ron Lanton,

Tim Safley,

Delaware A
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
AM Break
Exhibit Hall
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Day 2 Annual Meeting Educational Conference Sessions

  

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Clinical C3
2019 State of Care: Inflammatory Diseases (RA, Psoriatic Arthritis, AS)

Learning Objectives:

  • Examine current standards of care within this disease area
  • Identify new agents that had been approved over the last 12 months
  • Examine clinical pearls and best practices for clinically managing patients within the disease process

Elizabeth Duruz, RPh, CSP

Nancy Crowell, RPh,

Virginia
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Operational O3
Fulfillment: Aligning Processes to Best Standards of Care

Learning Objectives:

  • Review updates to prescription handling and cold chain management standards
  • Discuss best practices to comply by the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA)
  • Describe advancements in packaging, returns handling, and other areas of the fulfillment process

Amanda Winter

Maryland
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Experience E3
Outcomes / Value Based Care

Learning Objectives:

  • Review public case examples of value-based care in action
  • Analyze key findings from specialty pharmacy involvement in outcomes management and true value-based care
  • Identify areas for specialty pharmacy growth to aid in expansion of value-based care

Ballroom
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Lunch Break (lunch provided in Exhibit Hall)

 

12:15 PM - 01:15 PM
CE Satellite Symposium: Hosted by Pharmacy Times Continuing Education (lunch provided)

Addressing the Needs of Adolescent Patients with Moderate-to-Severe Atopic Dermatitis

Maryland
01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Networking
02:30 PM - 02:55 PM
Presentation of NASP Scholarships

Michael R. Agostino, RPh

Sheila Arquette, RPh,

Ballroom
02:55 PM - 03:00 PM
Keynote Introduction

  

Carmine DeNardo, RPh

Ballroom
03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Keynote Presentation

Andy Slavitt

Ballroom
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Day 2 Annual Meeting Educational Conference Sessions
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Clinical C5
2019 State of Care: Oncology / Hematology

Learning Objectives:

  • Highlight current standards of care withint this disease state
  • Review new agents that had been approved since July 2018
  • Emphsize clinical pearls / best practice for managing patients clinically within the disease process

Virginia
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Operational O5
Improving Data Standards for Specialty Pharmacy - A Multi-Stakeholder Panel (HUB, Aggregator, NCPDP, SP, Pharma partners)

Learning Objectives:

  • Open discussion surrounding key data elements shared across the specialty pharmacy industry
  • Provide insight as to elements of standardization attempted by key parties involved
    • Address challenges to further standardization of data and highlight ways to overcome

Kenneth Engels

Lee Ann Stembler,

Lynn Pezzullo,

Maryland
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Regulatory R5
Partnering with NASP

Learning Objectives:

  • Highlight SPC Board partnership / current state of CSP Exam & industry acceptance
  • Overview of SP Satisfaction Survey results focused on multiple stakeholder perspectives
    • Detail sales training & CE initiatives forthcoming from NASP

Thomas Jeffrey

Delaware A
04:30 PM - 05:00 PM
PM Break with Attendee Meet & Greet with Andy Slavitt
Exhibit Hall
05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Day 2 Annual Meeting Educational Conference Sessions

  

05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Clinical C6
2019 Pipeline Review (Capture agents not included in categories above)

Meeting Objectives:

  • Highlight current standards of care within this disease area
  • Review new agents that had been approved since July 2018
  • Emphasize clinical pearls / best practice for managing patients clinically within the disease process

Ray Tancredi, RPh, MBA, CSP

Virginia
05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Operational O6
Reimbursement 2019

Learning Objectives:

  • Current update as to role of copay accumulator in patient beneift management 
  • Look at best practices in relation to utilization of third-party financial support, including Foundation Programs, co-pay cards, and Patient Assistance Programs
  • Discuss cost control and management, from patient through payor

Charles E. Collins, Jr., MS MBA

Krista Zodet,

Maryland
05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Experience E6
Manufacturer - SP Relationships: A Model for Commercial Success

Learning Objectives:

  • Focus on best case relationships between specialty pharmacies and manufacturers, including clinical programs
  • Highlight approaches to speciatly pharmacy contracting,  key takeaways for capabilities and cost management 
  • Review case examples of high-performing limited distribution models and the pros/cons across the supply chain

Natalie Bedford

Paula Bickley,

Ballroom
06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
CE Satellite Symposium
Maryland
06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Poster Presentations and Author Discussions

 

Exhibit Hall
06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Meet the Board / Member Appreciation Reception
Exhibit Hall
Wednesday September 11, 2019
Time
Track
Session/Events
Faculty
Room Moderator
Meeting Room
06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Wellness Initiative (limited space, on-site sign up required)

 

07:00 AM - 08:00 AM
CE Satellite Symposium (breakfast provided)
Maryland
07:00 AM - 08:00 AM
Breakfast

 

Exhibit Hall
07:00 AM - 08:00 AM
PAC Breakfast (requires separate registration fee)
Wilson ABC
07:00 AM - 04:00 PM
NASP Annual Meeting & Expo Registration
08:00 AM - 08:45 AM
Welcome

Recap of Tuesday, September 10, 2019 and Poster Awards Presentation
 

Carmine DeNardo, RPh

Ballroom
08:45 AM - 09:45 AM
Product Pipeline Update: Specialty Pharmaceutical Trends and Outlook

Doug Long, MBA

Sheila Arquette, RPh,

Ballroom
09:45 AM - 10:45 AM
Day 3 Annual Meeting Educational Conference Sessions

 

09:45 AM - 10:45 AM
Clinical C2
2019 State of Care: Hepatology (HEPC, NASH)

Learning Objectives:

  • Highlight current standards of care within this disease state
  • Review new agents that had been approved since July 2018
  • Emphasize clinical pearls / best practice for managing patients clinically within the disease process

09:45 AM - 10:45 AM
Regulatory R4
Biosimilar Action Plan

Learning Objectives:

  • Provide an overview of the FDA's Biosimilar Action Plan
  • Discuss status of plan, and changes that have occurred since initial presentation
  • Review current slate of biosimilar medications, and the Action Plan’s proposed impact on growth of this industry segment

09:45 AM - 10:45 AM
Experience E4

Learning Objectives:

  • Evaluate the landscape of health system specialty pharmacy growth
  • Propose models of efficiency related to health system, integrated delivery, or hybrid models of care
  • Highlight practice pearls for managing transition of care from diagnosis through outpatient journey as well as foundational inquiries about beginning the process of building a SP

10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
AM Break

 

Exhibit Hall
11:15 AM - 01:15 PM
Day 3 Annual Meeting Educational Conference Sessions
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Clinical C3
2019 State of Care: Inflammatory Diseases (RA, Psoriatic Arthritis, AS)

Learning Objectives:

  • Highlight current standards of care within this disease area
  • Review new agents that had been approved since July 2018
  • Emphasize clinical pearls/best practice for managing patients clinically within the disease process

Elizabeth Duruz, RPh, CSP

Nancy Crowell, RPh,

Virginia
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Operational O7
Rare Disease Panel

Learning Objectives:

  • Review multistakeholder considerations for rare disease therapy management, including accreditors, specialty pharmacies, payors, and geneticists
  • Determine the impact of rare disease therapies via case studies on each of the associated stakeholder
  • Discuss best practices needed for handling and management of rare disease therapies within the specialty pharmacy continuum

Justin Smerker, PharmD, MPBA

Maryland
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Experience E1
Innovation in Specialty: Pharmacogenomics, Artificial Intelligence, and Beyond

Learning Objectives:

  • Highlight key pharmacogenomics trends and case examples of its use in specialty pharmacy practice
  • What does the future hold for specialty pharmacy and artificial intelligence?
  • Technology and specialty pharmacy seem like a perfect fit – how can that model adapt to benefit all stakeholders

Cory D. Kidd, PhD

Luis Rodriguez,

Rebecca Bigler, PhD,

Ballroom
12:15 PM - 01:15 PM
Operational O4
Streamlining the Specialty Prescribing Process: How Technology Can Accelerate Time to Therapy

Learning Objectives:

  • Define the role technology plays in speed to therapy
  • Identify the challenges in specialty prescribing
  • Articulate the outcomes seen from utilization of technology solutions in specialty prescribing

Kathy Lewis, MPH

Maryland
12:15 PM - 01:15 PM
Clinical C4
2019 State of Care: Multiple Sclerosis

Learning Objectives:

  • Highlight current standards of care within this disease area
  • Review new agents that had been approved since July 2018
  • Emphasize clinical pearls/best practice for managing patients clinically within the disease process

Virginia
12:15 PM - 01:15 PM
Regulatory R6
DIR Fees

Meeting Objectives:

  • Review current state of DIR on the specialty pharmacy industry
  • Identify changes that have occurred related to legislation and management over the last several months
  • Discuss best practices for handling, management of, and advocacy related to the future of DIR

Julie Allen

Delaware A
01:15 PM - 02:30 PM
Women in Specialty Pharmacy Luncheon (requires separate registration)

Allison Massari

Wilson ABC
01:15 PM - 02:00 PM
Lunch Break (lunch provided in Exhibit Hall)
01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
CE Satellite Symposium: Hosted by Pharmacy Times Continuing Education (lunch provided)

Examining Treatments and Best Practices for Specialty Pharmacists in the Care of Patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

02:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Networking
02:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Day 3 Annual Meeting Educational Conference Sessions
02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Clinical C5
2019 State of Care: Oncology / Hematology

Learning Objectives:

  • Highlight current standards of care within this disease area
  • Review new agents that had been approved since July 2018
    • Emphasize clincal pearls / best practice for managing patients clinically within the disease process

Virginia
02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Operational O1
Beyond MPR / PDC: Ways to Promote and Measure Adherence with Your Patients

Learning Objectives:

  • Review Medication Possession Ratio and Proportion of Days Covered as indicator of patient adherence / non-adherence
  • Discuss other markers for patient adherence
    • Case study of best practices related to driving patient adherence through intervention and engagement

Maryland
02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Experience E3
Outcomes / Value Based Care

Learning Objectives:

  • Review public case examples of value-based care in action
  • Take away key learnings from specialty pharmacy involvement in outcomes mangement and true value-based care
    • Identify key areas for specialty pharmcy growth to aid in this area

Ballroom
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Clinical C6
2019 Pipeline Review (Capture agents not included in categories above)

Learning Objectives:

  • Highlight current standards of care within this disease area
  • REview new agents that had been approved since July 2018
    • Emphasize clinical pearls / best practice for managing patients clinically within the disease process

Ray Tancredi, RPh, MBA, CSP

Virginia
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Regulatory R2
Managing Regulations

Learning Objectives:

  • Review regulations affecting pharmacy operations, including prescription drug management programs, non-resident licensure, and accreditation
  • Identify key characteristics to gain efficiency in compliance with each
    • Discuss best practices demonstrate complianace with each aspect

Heather Bonome

Ron Lanton,

Tim Safley,

Delaware A
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Experience E5
Enhanced Services & the Patient Journey - Coordinating Care to Ensure Patient Success

Learning Objectives:

  • Distinguish between core and enhanced specialty pharmacy offerings
  • Compare different service models, including internal or external HUB service providers
    • Illustrate successful enhanced service programs and the value afforded to the patient journey, including staffing models with nursing

Douglas Gebhard

Julie Zatizibal, MT, ASCP,

Ballroom
04:30 PM - 05:00 PM
Annual Meeting Adjournment
07:15 PM - 11:30 PM
Monuments at Night Tour

NASP is offering a bus tour of the Capitol's most iconic monuments and memorials on September 11, 2019.

Included in the tour are:

  • National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial
  • US Capitol Building
  • Whtie HOuse
  • World War II Memorial
  • Lincoln Memorial
  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  • The National Archives
  • Washington Monument
  • The Holocaust Museum
  • FBI Headquarters
Please be in the lobby and prepared to leave by 7:15pm.

Space is limited to the first 30 registrants.  Bring a guest!
Reserve your spot by registering for the tour here.
 

Thursday September 12, 2019
Time
Track
Session/Events
Faculty
Room Moderator
Meeting Room
07:00 AM - 08:00 AM
Post-Conference Workshops Registration and Breakfast

 

08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
NASP 4th Annual Specialty Pharmacy Law Conference - Legal Day (requires separate registration and fee)
07:00 AM - 08:00 AM
Legal Day
Breakfast
08:00 AM - 08:20 AM
Legal Day
Welcome and Market Overview
08:20 AM - 09:20 AM
Legal Day
Legal Issues Facing Compounding Pharmacies During the Next 12 Months
09:20 AM - 09:40 AM
Legal Day
Break
09:40 AM - 10:40 AM
Legal Day
General Regulatory (Pharmacy Law, 340B, and Privacy Update)
10:40 AM - 11:40 PM
Legal Day
Preparing for and Responding to PBM and Other Third-Party Payer Audits
11:40 AM - 12:30 PM
Legal Day
Lunch
12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Legal Day
Structuring Legally Compliant Relationships With Physicians and Other Referral Sources
01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Legal Day
Value-Added Services That Can Legally Be Provided by Pharmaceutical Manufacturers
02:30 PM - 02:50 PM
Legal Day
Break
02:50 PM - 03:50 PM
Legal Day
Telepharmacy, Telemedicine, AIC, and Other Alternative Sites of Care
03:50 PM - 04:50 PM
Legal Day
Compliance Issues Facing Hospital-Based Specialty Pharmacies
04:50 PM - 05:00 PM
Legal Day
Closing and Adjournment
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Home Infusion Workshop (requires separate registration and fee)

 

08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
CSP Exam Prep Course (requires separate registration and fee)

 

 
*Final agenda will be posted in September 2019