WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The National Association of Specialty Pharmacy (NASP), a nonprofit organization representing key stakeholders in the specialty pharmacy industry, today opened registration for its seventh Annual Meeting & Expo, which will be held Sept. 9-12 at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, D.C.
“We are pleased to announce that in response to previous attendees’ requests, we have extended the meeting by a half-day to allow additional time for networking and education. The NASP Annual Meeting & Expo is a great opportunity to bring the specialty pharmacy community together to enhance clinical and practical pharmacy knowledge, as well as to provide opportunities for attendees to connect with various specialty pharmacy stakeholders,” said Sheila Arquette, RPH, NASP Executive Director.
The NASP Annual Meeting & Expo hosts over 1,200 specialty pharmacy professionals who include senior executives, pharmacy directors, staff pharmacists, consultants and other management-level personnel from specialty pharmacy providers, infusion pharmacies, pharma/biotech manufacturers, institutional pharmacies, managed care organizations, data management and analytic organizations, group purchasing organizations, distributors and suppliers to the industry.
The annual event features nationally renowned keynote speakers, conference workshops, educational programs and panel discussions, continuing legal education and continuing pharmacist education credits, specialty pharmacist certification exam preparation courses, posters and abstracts, industry awards and recognition, and a large exhibit hall.
For registration or additional information, please visit naspmeeting.com. Discounted registration rates are available through May 31. The first 50 registrants will be entered in a raffle to win a memorable keepsake item. Additional details will be provided in May when the patient advocate keynote speaker is announced.
In addition to the conference activities listed above, the following workshops will be offered on Sept. 12:
- NASP Fourth Annual Specialty Pharmacy Law Conference
This unique, one-day conference is intended for general counsel and in-house counsel for national and regional specialty pharmacies, manufacturers, practicing attorneys in health care law, compliance officers and executives. Presentations will cover current legal and regulatory requirements and the extraordinary complexities associated with operating a specialty pharmacy. Attendees can receive continuing legal education credits as well as pharmacist continuing education (CE) credits.
- NASP Certified Specialty Pharmacist Exam Preparatory Course
NASP is hosting a one-day preparation course for pharmacists studying for the examination administered by the Specialty Pharmacy Certification Board for Certified Specialty Pharmacist (CSP) certification. The course covers all essential topics to effectively prepare pharmacists interested in taking the CSP exam. CE credit is available to those who complete the course.
- NASP Partners With National Home Infusion Association (NHIA)
Subject matter experts from NHIA will provide attendees with a unique opportunity to learn more about the regulatory, legal, operational and clinical complexities of the home infusion industry. With so many shared challenges and opportunities between specialty pharmacy and home infusion, we are excited to offer this valuable program as an expansion of our educational offerings.
The NASP Education Committee welcomes submission of original or encore research relevant to specialty pharmacy, outcomes related to specialty pharmacy products or services provided by specialty pharmacies. The deadline for abstract submission is June 3. Accepted abstracts will be presented at the NASP Annual Meeting and Expo and published online through the PubMed-indexed Journal of Drug Assessment. For more information and to submit your completed research related to specialty pharmacy, visit naspmeeting.com/abstracts.
NASP Exhibitor and Sponsorship Opportunities Available
Industry partners are an integral and important part of the specialty pharmacy industry and the NASP annual meeting. NASP offers various sponsorship and exhibitor packages to accommodate all investment levels. For more information, visit naspmeeting.com/exhibitor-info.
About the National Association of Specialty Pharmacy
The National Association of Specialty Pharmacy (NASP) is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit trade organization and is the only national association representing all stakeholders in the specialty pharmacy industry, including the nation’s leading specialty pharmacies, pharmaceutical and biotechnology manufacturers, health plans and integrated delivery systems, wholesalers, group purchasing organizations (GPOs) and pharmacy benefits managers (PBMs). The mission of NASP is to elevate the practice of specialty pharmacy by developing and promoting continuing professional education and certification of specialty pharmacists while advocating for public policies that ensure patients have appropriate access to specialty medications in tandem with critical services. The association provides an online education center offering accredited continuing pharmacy education programs, hosts an annual meeting that offers education sessions and continuing education credits and is the only organization that offers a certification program for specialty pharmacists. NASP members include the nation’s leading independent specialty pharmacies, pharmaceutical and biotechnology manufacturers, GPOs, patient advocacy groups, integrated delivery systems and health plans, technology and data management vendors, wholesalers/distributors and practicing pharmacists. With over 100 corporate members and 1,500 individual members, NASP is the unified voice of specialty pharmacy in the United States.
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