Annual Meeting and Educational Conference
SEPTEMBER 18-20, 2017

NASP Meeting Agenda

The 5th Annual NASP meeting 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 credits to attendees, and a one-day preparation course for pharmacists studying for October examinations given by the Specialty Pharmacy Certification Board for Certified Specialty Pharmacist certification.

Schedule of Events




1:30 pm - 8:00 pm

NASP Board of Directors Meeting
(by invitation only)


NASP Board of Directors Dinner
(by invitation only)




8:00 am - 5:30 pm

Specialty Pharmacy Law Conference

8:00 am - 8:15 am

Welcome & Introduction

8:15 am - 9:15 am

The Effect of the Trump Administration on Health Care Affordability in America: a panel discussion

9:15 am - 10:15 am

Legal Issues in Specialty Pharmacy

10:15 am - 10:30 am


10:30 am - 11:30 am

Orphan Drug Act: The View Inside and Outside the FDA

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Outsourcing Facilities: current issues related to 503Bs

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Break/ Lunch

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Specialty Pharmacy Trends: payor and Industry Considerations for Specialty Pharmacies

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Fraud, Waste, and Abuse

3:00 pm - 3:15 pm


3:15 pm - 4:15 pm

The Legal and Ethical Implications of Creating a Sustainable Model for Care in the Era of Biosimilars and Gene Therapy

4:15 pm - 5:15 pm

Protecting Business Assets & Trade Secrets

5:15 pm - 5:30 pm

Closing and Adjournment

8:15 am - 5:00 pm

CSP Prep Course

8:15am - 8:30am


8:30am - 8:45am

Patient Intake

8:45am - 9:45am

Clinical Practice in Specialty Pharmacy

9:45am - 10:00am


10:00am - 11:00am

Inflammatory Diseases

11:00am - 11:45am


11:45am - 12:45pm


12:45pm - 1:45pm

Hepatitis C

1:45pm - 2:30pm

Multiple Sclerosis

2:30pm - 2:45pm


2:45pm - 3:15pm

Additional Disease States

3:15pm - 3:45pm


3:45pm - 4:45pm


4:45pm - 5:00pm

Wrap up

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

NASP Committee Meetings
(by invitation only)

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Welcome Reception and Networking
Exhibit Hall Open


*Accepted Posters on Display Throughout the Day in the Exhibit Hall


*Agenda is subject to change.

Legal Day

NASP Second Annual Specialty Pharmacy Law Conference

Held in Conjunction with the 2017 NASP Annual Meeting & Educational Conference

The NASP Specialty Pharmacy Law Conference is held the day before the NASP Annual meeting and Expo begins. The NASP annual meeting draws attendees from specialty pharmacies, both independent and retail chain specialty pharmacies, integrated health care delivery systems, pharmaceutical and biotechnology manufacturers, healthcare payers, GPOs, wholesale drug distributors, patient advocacy organizations, healthcare technology, law firms, government agencies, boards of pharmacy and academia. This year the second annual law conference will be held on Monday, September 18th at the Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, DC.

This unique, one-day conference is intended for general counsel and in-house counsel for national and regional specialty pharmacies, practicing attorneys in health care law, compliance officers or executives concerned with the legal and regulatory requirements and extraordinary complexities of operating a specialty pharmacy. This program was designed by Rebecca Shanahan, JD, CEO of Avella Specialty Pharmacy and NASP President and Abby Kaplan, JD General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, Avella Specialty Pharmacy. Last year\'s agenda included presentations on antitrust laws and enforcement, compliance, provider networks, employment law, legal and regulatory aspects of compounding, state pharmacy licensure and crisis management. The program offers CLE credit.

The amount of CLE credit is based on the individual state jurisdictions interpretation of what constitutes one hour of CLE.

CSP Prep Course

The final CSP examination in 2017 will be offered in October and applications will be due by September 15th, 2017.

The National Association of Specialty Pharmacy (NASP) has teamed up with ProCE to bring you the Center for Specialty Pharmacy Education (CSPE), The official continuing education website for NASP. Most CSPE activities cover the clinical therapeutics of various disease states in which specialty pharmacy products and services are provided. However, CSPE also covers legal, regulatory and operational topics relevant to specialty pharmacy practice.

Specialty pharmacy is the fastest growing segment of pharmacy practice today and will continue for the foreseeable future. Specialty pharmacy impacts only a small percent of the population; however, the diseases and drug therapies are very complex and require a higher level of knowledge compared to more traditional diseases and drug therapies. The Certified Specialty Pharmacist Credential is designed to validate your professional expertise, elevate the status of the specialty pharmacy profession, differentiate yourself in a competitive job market, position yourself for handling limited or exclusively distributed drugs, position yourself to better serve payer requirements, and protect the public by improving their health outcomes and reducing medication errors.

The CSP Exam Preparatory Course will cover aspects of clinical, fulfillment, intake and outcomes that might be expected on the exam. Join expert faculty as key aspects of specialty pharmacy and the specialty pharmacist\'s role are discussed. Key topics include the fundamentals and considerations for the patient intake process, as well as fulfillment workflows, quality assurance and dispensing channels. Outcomes measures and standards are covered, and clinical modules review persistence and adherence, specialty drug classes, indications, interactions, and more.

For more information

Continuing Education Credit

The Continuing Pharmacy Education (CPE) activities are being developed through a joint providership of ProCE, Inc. and the National Association of Specialty Pharmacy (NASP). ProCE is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of Continuing Pharmacy Education. The release date for these activities is September 18-20, 2017. The conference registration fee covers the cost of CPE credit. Participants must complete an online post-test and evaluation for each session they attend to receive pharmacy CE credit. Proof of completion will be posted in NABP CPE Monitor profiles. All post-tests and evaluations must be completed no later than October 20, 2017. No partial credit will be given for any individual session. The Target Audience for these CPE activities is pharmacists. Conflict of interest disclosures are required of all faculty and shall be provided to all participants at the conference. Educational grant support is pending. See the final CPE activity announcement for specific details on contact hours available and other CPE details.

Faculty Disclosure

As a provider accredited by ACPE, it is the policy of ProCE, Inc. to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all educational activities. A potential for bias may exist if a continuing education faculty member is affiliated with or has a financial interest in any organization(s) that may have a direct interest in the subject matter of the presentation. Situations involving potential bias are not inherently problematic or unethical, but the prospective audience must be made aware of the affiliation or financial interest. It is intended that any potential bias be identified openly so that the audience is provided full disclosure of the facts and may form their own judgments about the continuing education activity content.

See the final CPE activity announcement for faculty disclosures.

NASP Annual Meeting & Expo 2017 | September 18-20, 2017 | Washington, DC

CE Credit Instructions
  1. To receive CE credit for the activities at this conference, you must complete the post-tests and evaluations online no later than Friday, October 20, 2017.
  2. Visit
  3. Click on the Evaluation button which is listed with the NASP Conference - September 18-20, 2017 CE activity.
  4. Login to the ProCE CE Center. NOTE: You will need to sign up for a new account if you have not previously used the ProCE CE Center.
  5. Enter the Attendance Codes for all of the CE sessions you attended. NOTE: Each session has a unique Attendance Code.
  6. Take the post-test, complete the evaluation, and claim CE credit. NOTE: Complete the post-tests, evaluations, and claim CE credit only for the sessions you attended.
  7. If you need assistance or have questions, please contact ProCE at 630-540-2848 or via e-mail at

Women in Specialty Pharmacy

NASP is excited to bring back by popular demand the "Women in Specialty Pharmacy" networking lunch founded by Suzette DiMascio CHE, CMCE, CPC, President & CEO of the CSI Specialty Group. This session will take place on Tuesday, September 19, from 11:45 am to 1:15 pm, and will provide opportunity for women in specialty pharmacy to network, socialize and discuss how to navigate the workplace by sharing experiences and best practices. Lunch will be served. There is a $50.00 charge for this event. To register, select the "Women in Specialty Pharmacy" choice in the "Optional Events" drop down menu on the registration page.
For registration assistance, please email, or call +1 (888) 949-2964 between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm US EDT.