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Specialty Pharmacy

October 13 - October 14

 

 

Getting Into the Specialty Pharmacy Business

Get the latest on specialty pharmacy trends in the industry at CPhA’s Getting Into the Specialty Pharmacy Business Conference on October 13-14 in Garden Grove.

Target audience includes: pharmacy staff, consultants, managers, directors, and executives from specialty pharmacy providers, infusion pharmacies, pharma/biotech manufacturers, managed care organizations, group purchasing organizations, institutional pharmacies, distributors, and suppliers.

Agenda

October 13, 2018
8:00 am – 8:30 am Registration/Continental Breakfast
8:30 am – 9:45 am CE Session: Continued Growth in Specialty Pharmacy
9:45 am – 11:00 am CE Session: Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation – Demonstrating Value and Strategies for Success
11:00 am – 1:00 pm Lunch/Tabletop Expo
1:00 pm – 2:15 pm CE Session: Maximizing the Use of Health Information Technology in Specialty Pharmacy
2:15 pm – 4:15 pm CE Session: Where Specialty and Community Practice Collide
October 14, 2018
8:30 am – 9:00 am Continental Breakfast
9:00 am – 10:15 am CE Session: Out with the Old, In with the New – The Rise of Oral Oncolytics
10:15 am – 11:45 am CE Session: How to build and mold your business plan in 2018 | Focus on Specialty Pharmacy

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Continuing Education Sessions

Continued Growth in Specialty Pharmacy

October 13, 2018, 8:30 am – 9:45 am

This presentation will help you better understand the specialty pharmacy landscape and current marketplace. We will discuss barriers to specialty care and explore how specialty pharmacy can support patients’ care through differentiated services and a multi-channel specialty solution.

After successfully completing this session, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss the key market drivers for specialty pharmacy
  • Identify what customers want from a specialty pharmacy
  • Examine a differentiated multi-channel specialty option

Lance Jue, Pharm D., has been in retail pharmacy for almost 15 years in November.  He is currently the Healthcare Specialty Supervisor for Walgreens pharmacy supporting specialty pharmacies in San Diego, Orange County, and Los Angeles.

 

Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation – Demonstrating Value and Strategies for Success

October 13, 2018,  9:45 am – 11:00 am

As revenues in the pharmacy industry continue to shift, specialty pharmacies continue to evolve. Heather Valiton, Pharm D, Pharmacy Accreditation Reviewer for URAC, will discuss trends in the pharmacy industry pertinent to specialty pharmacy, and the importance of accreditation as a tool for organizations to demonstrate their quality and value to stakeholders. She will also emphasize the importance of measured outcomes to show the benefit of a Patient Management program in improving quality of care. Preparation for accreditation, including challenges and strategies for success will also be highlighted.

After successfully completing this session, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss trends in Specialty Pharmacy and the pharmacy industry
  • Explain the importance of accreditation as a tool to provide a framework to demonstrate value and quality performance of an organization
  • List the components of a Patient Management Program
  • Identify common accreditation challenges and strategies for success

Heather Valiton, Pharm D., is a Pharmacy Accreditation Reviewer at URAC, an independent, not for profit national health care accreditation entity. She has over nineteen years’ experience as a pharmacist, with backgrounds in specialty, clinic, hospital, and retail pharmacy. She also served as the Director of Clinical Affairs for a small product development company. Heather has been involved in process improvement projects to improve patient care and therapeutic outcomes. Heather holds a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Minnesota.

 

Maximizing the Use of Health Information Technology in Specialty Pharmacy

October 13, 2018, 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm

Technology has significantly changed the level of care available to patients receiving therapies for rare chronic diseases. This session will review how technology can enhance patient care in specialty pharmacies.

After successfully completing this session, participants should be able to:

  • Know the types of data sources and flows
  • Understand the impact of functions that are, or will be, available electronically
  • Identify how Health IT can be used to facilitate order processing
  • Gain a working knowledge of standards used for data exchange
  • Understand opportunities to incorporate Health IT into their operations

Laura Topor, President, Granada Health has 20+ years of experience in pharmacy benefits management, payer and provider operations, sales and marketing, regulatory compliance, product development, process improvement, strategic planning and program management. She is President of Granada Health, a Minnesota-based consulting firm, and has worked with the Minnesota Department of Health, PharmaSmart, RxEOB, Argus Health Systems, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Allina Hospitals and Clinics, Medica, HealthPartners and Diversified Pharmaceutical Services (now Express Scripts).

 

Where Specialty and Community Practice Collide

October 13, 2018, 2:15 pm – 4:15 pm

Learn how specialty pharmacy services are delivered to patients that pick up their specialty medication from a community pharmacy and how fulfillment at the community pharmacy benefits the patient and payer.

After successfully completing this session, participants should be able to:

  • Describe how specialty prescriptions from manufacturer hub’s are routed to be fulfilled at community pharmacies
  • List examples of specialty medication services that are provided by community pharmacists
  • Recall ways community pharmacy fulfillment eliminates waster and reduces costs
  • Describe how specialty servoces are delivered to patients that pick up their specialty medication from a community pharmacy

Eric Congdon, Director of Retail Trade Accounts, Alkermes, Inc. is a fourth generation pharmacist who has practiced in community pharmacy, specialty pharmacy, and managed care settings in addition to his current position in biotechnology. Eric has focused his career upon expanding the practice of pharmacy and enhancing patient care access in underserved communities. Eric received his Bachelors in Pharmacy at Purdue University and his Master’s in Business Administration at the University of Southern California. Eric and his family live in San Francisco California.

Brian Hille is the Vice President of Pharmacy at Albertsons Companies, overseeing patient care services, specialty pharmacy operations, and wellness services. In 1998, Brian joined Safeway and has led the expansion of innovative direct patient care services such as adult and adolescent immunizations, travel health services, medication therapy management, medication administration, diabetes education, and pharmacist prescribing. Brian built the company’s specialty pharmacy offering from the ground up with a patient centered approach and a focus on quality. Brian and his wife Kathy live in Boise Idaho and have three children, Austin, 21; Sarah Katherine, 17; and Bradley, 16.

 

Out with the Old, In with the New: The Rise of Oral Oncolytics

October 14, 2018, 9:00 am – 10:15 am

Oncology treatment is traditionally associated with intravenous chemotherapy administered in the inpatient or ambulatory care setting. However, since 2001, over 50% of all newly approved oncolytics have been self-administered oral medications. This session will discuss benefits and challenges this shift has created for patients and their outpatient pharmacists.

After successfully completing this session, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss industry trends in approval of oncolytics
  • Discuss some of the benefits of oral oncolytics
  • Identify common challenges patients have while taking oral chemotherapy at home
  • List a number of ways pharmacists can help patients overcome treatment-related challenges

Elina Baskina, PharmD, CSP has been a clinical pharmacist at the University of Southern California since 2013 and is currently the director of pharmacy at the Keck Medicine of USC Specialty Pharmacy. She completed her doctorate in pharmacy at the University Of Southern California School Of Pharmacy and her postgraduate year 1 training at the University of Washington in community pharmacy with a focus in ambulatory care. As the director of pharmacy she is responsible for its daily operations, supervises a team of technicians and pharmacists and mentors pharmacy residents and students on experiential rotations. Dr. Baskina obtained her CSP certification in October 2017.

Dr. Anna S. Park is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC) School of Pharmacy in Los Angeles, California, where she earned her PharmD degree in 2018. She is continuing her Trojan journey as a post-graduate pharmacy resident with the Keck Medicine of USC Specialty Pharmacy with an emphasis on optimizing patient care in a growing patient population utilizing specialty medications. Her area of focus includes, but is not limited to: auto-immune diseases, oncology/hematology, cystic fibrosis, and hepatology. In addition to her clinical responsibilities, she also serves as an adjunct associate professor at the USC School of Pharmacy where she lectures in the pharmacy curriculum and facilitates group discussions amongst first, second and third-year pharmacy students.

How to build and mold your business plan in 2018 | Focus on Specialty Pharmacy

October 14, 2018, 10:30 am – 11:45 am

After successfully completing this session, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss how to draft a business plan
  • Describe the barriers and bottlenecks of a developing SP
  • Outline costs and challenges to forecast for in the next 5 years
  • Discuss how to build a strong and reliable SP business in 2018
  • Define your exit strategy that drives your business plan
  • Explain how to negotiate for your multiple upon exit and/or M&A

Vic Simianu, MBA, ACHC, Certified SP and DMEPOS Consultant is a serial entrepreneur who has helped countless venture capitalists, start-up incubators, private equity companies, and independent entrepreneurs launch and scale their businesses across many industries including Specialty Pharmacy.  Holding an MBA in Life Sciences, Entrepreneurship, and Finance from Indiana University’s prestigious Kelley School of Business as well as a degree in Biotechnology and Management from Indiana University, Vic has an in-depth knowledge of what it takes to launch a successful business in the healthcare realm. A self-proclaimed “Hoosier at heart,” Vic is the Principal Consultant, CEO, and Founder of Sphinx Strategies that recently moved operations from South Florida to Boulder, Colorado.

 

Continuing Pharmacy Education

The California Pharmacists Association (#0113) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Upon completing an evaluation form, participants will be awarded up to 7.25 hours (.725 CEUs) of Continuing Pharmacy Education Credit. A statement of credit will not be issued. Participants may log onto the CPE monitor website using their individual log in to download their statement of credit. Please allow 4 weeks for processing of CPE credits to the CPE monitor.

 

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Registration Fees

Pharmacists

CPhA Member: $399
Non-Member: $549

Student Pharmacists

CPhA Member: $229
Non-Member: $249

Online Registration closes after October 9, 2018. 

Hotel Info

Anaheim Marriott Suites
12015 Harbor Blvd.
Garden Grove, CA 92840
Hotel Website

Room rate: $120/night
To make a hotel room reservation, book online by clicking here.

Reservation Deadline: September 14, 2018 (or until room block is full)

Parking: Complimentary

Please note: Cancellations are subject to 30% handling fee, there will be NO REFUNDS issued for cancellations received within 10 business days prior to program. Cancellations must be in writing. Refunds will NOT be made for no-shows. However, substitutions will be allowed. Should CPhA cancel the program, a full registration fee refund will be issued.

Details

Start:
October 13
End:
October 14

Venue

Anaheim Marriott Suites
12015 Harbor Blvd.
Garden Grove, CA 92840 United States
Website:
http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/snaas-anaheim-marriott-suites/?app=resvlink