3rd Annual CSP Exam Preparatory Course

3rd Annual CSP Exam Preparatory Course

The CSP Prep Course is going to cover the material based on the new content outline for the CSP examination which goes in effect beginning April 1, 2020. The CSP Examination for the October-November 2019 time period will remain the same as the previous examinations.

The final CSP examination in 2019 will be offered in October, and applications will be due by September 15, 2019.

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 help you 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.


Thursday, September 12, 2019


Session Topic

7:00 AM – 7:30 AM Breakfast  
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM Intake, Fulfillment, Outcomes Mel Nelson, PharmD, CSP
Rushabh Shah, PharmD, MBA, AAHIVP, CSP
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Inflammatory Diseases April Jones, PharmD, CSP
9:30 AM - 9:45 AM Osteoporosis Kevn McNamara, PharmD, CNSC, PRS, CVAA(c), CSP
9:45 AM - 10:00 AM Break  
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Oncology Marcy Snell, PharmD, CSP
11:00 AM - 11:15 AM Transplant Marcy Snell, PharmD, CSP
11:15 AM - 11:30 AM Infertility Marcy Snell, PharmD, CSP
11:30 AM - 11:45 AM Part 1 Q & A Panel
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM Lunch Break (Including Part 1 Q & A)  
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM Multiple Sclerosis & Neurological Conditions Selina Mullins, PharmD, MBA
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM HepC, HIV, CF Kristen Whelchel, PharmD
2:15 PM - 2:30 PM Break  
2:30 PM - 2:50 PM Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension & Cardiology Brenda Gray, PharmD, BCNSP, CNSC, VA-BC, CVAA(c), PRS
2:50 PM - 3:05 PM RSV Brenda Gray, PharmD, BCNSP, CNSC, VA-BC, CVAA(c), PRS
3:05 PM - 3:20 PM Growth Hormone Brenda Gray, PharmD, BCNSP, CNSC, VA-BC, CVAA(c), PRS
3:20 PM - 3:35 PM Immunoglobulins Erin Mellerski, PharmD, CSP
3:35 PM - 3:50 PM Hemophilia Erin Mellerski, PharmD, CSP
3:50 PM - 4:05 PM Part 2 Q & A Panel
4:05 PM Adjournment  


Mel Nelson, PharmD, CSP
Fairview Specialty Pharmacy
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*Subject to change