For those of us dedicated to helping patients in need through 340B, 2019 promises to be a time of change and challenge. With help from our allies on Capitol Hill and across the country we will continue to ensure 340B remains an integral part of our national health care safety net.
In the past 12 months there have been multiple congressional hearings – where our leaders were able to talk about the critical role 340B plays in caring for patients and communities – and a dozen legislative proposals were rolled out. Regulatory challenges have led 340B providers to ask the courts to ensure a level playing field. And, in October, the CEOs of more than 700 340B hospitals from every state in the country called on the bipartisan leaders of Congress to #Protect340B.
Our collective efforts to strengthen 340B will be front and center in San Diego in January for the 2019 340B Coalition Winter Conference.
Some of the areas we will be focusing on include an update on what’s new in HRSA’s 340B audits; trends in state Medicaid policies around 340B; and new developments in contract pharmacy, inventory management, and specialty pharmacy. We will hear from national experts on the response to the national epidemic of opioid abuse and the pursuit of health equity. And there will be timely updates on the ever-changing environment in Washington D.C. including:
The legislative front – A brand new Congress will take its seats in January with dozens of newly elected Senators and Representatives. The need to educate our policymakers on the importance of 340B will be greater than ever.
The regulatory front – President Trump’s efforts to rein in drug costs will continue with a series of regulatory initiatives. The push for greater transparency and accountability on the part of manufacturers will also move forward.
To stay on top of all of these changes and challenges – and to share your own 340B experience with your peers – the Winter Conference will be the best place to learn. Hope to see you in San Diego!
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Pharmacists and clinic directors at institutions providing care to low-income and uninsured populations
Pharmaceutical manufacturers, distributors, and group purchasing organizations
Pharmacy service companies and information technology firms
Retail, chain, specialty pharmacies, and other businesses that contract with 340B entities
State Medicaid pharmacy directors and drug assistance program managers
Pharmacy benefit managers/administrators, and other health plans
Consultants, attorneys, and other compliance experts
Federal, state, and local policy makers and government relations directors
AIDS drug assistance program officials and AIDS service organizations
Other providers of health care for the uninsured and vulnerable populations
Continuing Education Credits for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians Available!
Don't miss out! This is a great chance for all pharmacy service companies, pharmaceutical manufacturers, health insurance plans, IT companies, wholesalers, GPOs, and law/consulting firms to promote your company's services and products in an intimate and relaxed setting. Hundreds of pharmacists and other clinicians, hospital and health center executives, federal, state and local government officials, GPO's, wholesalers, drug company decision makers and other leading health care professionals will be attending this conference. The exhibit area is designed to ensure a high level of traffic that will enable your company to maximize its marketing investment. There are many exciting exhibition options as well as opportunities to promote your services on our website. More information on becoming an exhibitor will be available later this fall, but in the meantime, please contact Lee-Anne Gabrielli at (202) 552-5856 if you have any questions.
23rd Annual 340B Coalition Summer Conference
The 23rd Annual 340B Coalition Summer Conference will be held at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, DC on July 15-17, 2019.
Please check www.340bsummerconference.org for more information or sign up for our conference notification list below to be notified about all 340B Coalition conferences.
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