Annual Meeting and Educational Conference
SEPTEMBER 24-26, 2018
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    The 6th Annual NASP Annual Meeting and Educational Conference 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 new to this year’s meeting, a Home Infusion Pre-conference Workshop given by subject matter experts from the National Home Infusion Association (NHIA) offering CE credits to attendees.

    For registration assistance, please email, or call +1 (888) 949-2964 between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm US EDT.
    Early Bird Registration ends Friday, June 1, 2018 at 6:00pm EDT

    Schedule of Events

    *Agenda is subject to change.

    CSP Exam Prep Course

    Click here to download a print friendly version of the CSP Overview and Agenda


    The final CSP examination in 2018 will be offered in October and applications will be due by September 15, 2018.

    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 health outcomes and reducing medication errors.

    The CSP Exam Preparatory Course will cover topics related to intake, clinical management, fulfillment, 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 of the patient intake process, as well as fulfillment workflows and commonly used tools to monitor quality of life, persistence and adherence. The disease state specific sections will cover specialty drug classes, indications, dosing, common side effects and drug interactions, and more. In addition, there will be an opportunity to pose questions to a panel of pharmacists who have taken and passed the exam.


    Monday, September 24, 2018
    Program Located in Virginia (Lobby Level of Hotel)


    Kellye Gibbs, PharmD, CSP
    Vanderbilt University Medical Center
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    Brandon Markley, PharmD, BCPS
    Vanderbilt University Medical Center
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    Kevn McNamara, PharmD, CNSC, PRS, CVAA(c), CSP
    Clinical Pharmacy Partners
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    Mel Nelson, PharmD, CSP
    Fairview Specialty Pharmacy
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    Kristen Whelchel, PharmD
    Vanderbilt University Medical Center
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    Houston Wyatt, PharmD, CSP
    Vanderbilt University Medical Center
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    *Subject to change

    Learning Objectives

    • Review the pharmacotherapy of the specialty medications used to treat inflammatory diseases, oncology, Hepatitis C, Multiple Sclerosis, HIV, Hemophilia, and diseases which are treated with immune globulin
    • List and explain the fundamental steps of the patient intake process for specialty patients
    • Outline the necessary components in the clinical management of specialty patients
    • List and explain patient specific issues such as the intake, reimbursement, outcomes and medication delivery
    • Review the medication management processes for the specialty pharmacy

    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 24-26, 2018. 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 26, 2018. 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.

    NASP Annual Meeting & Expo 2018 | September 24-26, 2018 | 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 26, 2018.
    2. Visit and click on the Evaluations link under the heading "Evaluation & CE Credit".
    3. Click on the Evaluation button which is listed with the NASP Conference - September 24-26, 2018 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 host the "Women in Specialty Pharmacy" networking lunch founded by Suzette DiMascio CHE, CMCE, CPC, President & CEO of the CSI Specialty Group. This unique, NASP exclusive industry event, will take place on Tuesday, September 25 during the conference lunch break, providing opportunities for women in specialty pharmacy to network, socialize and discuss how to navigate the workplace and manage the often-elusive work-life balance 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.

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    Keynote Speaker

    Nicole Malachowski
    First Woman Thunderbird Pilot; Combat Veteran; Fighter Squadron Commander; White House Fellow and Advisor; and Indominable Spirit
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