Donna E. Shalala, Former Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Donna Shalala, Former Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human ServicesDonna E. Shalala is one of our nation’s leading experts on health care. From 1993 to 2001, Dr. Shalala served as the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, under President Clinton. During her tenure, she was a leading voice advocating for care for all Americans, especially those living with low incomes, including implementation of the Children’s Health Insurance Program, the 340B drug pricing program, and a comprehensive national response to the needs of people living with HIV and AIDS. She has also served as Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research in the Carter administration and represented Florida’s 27th District which includes most of Miami.

Dr. Shalala is also one of our nation’s academic leaders, she served as President of the University of Miami (2001-2015), Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison (1987-1993), and President of Hunter College of the City University of New York (1980-1987). She is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine, the National Academy of Education and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

In 2008 President George W. Bush selected Donna Shalala as the recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian award. She was named “America’s Best Leaders” by U.S. News & World Report (2005), received the Nelson Mandela Award for Health and Human Rights (2010), and was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame (2011).

Sarah Owermohle, Health Care Reporter, Politico Pro

Sarah Owermohle is a health care reporter for Politico Pro covering drug policy and the industry. She will discuss some of the major drug pricing proposals that will be debated by the new Administration and Congress, their chances for advancement, and the implications for safety-net providers participating in the 340B drug pricing program.



The 2021 340B Coalition Winter Conference will have a full agenda  with the latest information you need to run your 340B programs, learn best practices from your peers, and continue your professional growth.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, this event will be held virtually. In order to make it easier for people to attend amidst their busy work schedules, the event will be spread over 5 half-days between February 16 -24, 2021. To accommodate attendees across the country, we have designed the agenda to reflect times in the morning for the Pacific time zone and in the afternoon for the Eastern time zone.

Save the dates for this must-attend event so you can get up to speed on a wide range of important topics, including:

  • Manufacturer updates. Several pharmaceutical manufacturers have stopped offering 340B pricing on their drugs to certain covered entities and are considering major changes to the way program discounts work. You will hear the latest on these developments as well as the administrative, legal, and legislative responses to the drug company moves.
  • COVID-19. Cases are surging again in some parts of the country, and safety-net providers continue to be on the front lines of the national response to the pandemic. You will learn how covered entities are implementing innovative approaches to ensure access to care to all patients in need during the public health emergency.
  • Compliance. The day-to-day operations of 340B programs continue to require compliance with federal and state rules. You will hear from regulators and compliance experts on what you need to do to run your programs efficiently and to avoid adverse audit findings, billing and reimbursement pitfalls, and program eligibility problems.
  • Advocacy. Drug pricing debates on Capitol Hill and in the statehouses will continue to shine a bright spotlight on the 340B program in 2021. You will learn about the latest legislative and regulatory challenges facing 340B and how covered entities are working together to ensure that elected officials and other policymakers hear your voices.
  • Research. The body of evidence continues to grow demonstrating how the 340B program helps expand health care access and improve health outcomes. You will hear how new research highlights the success stories of covered entities that are using their 340B savings to achieve their patient missions and fulfill the program’s intent.

The online, interactive format for this conference will enable you to maximize your learning opportunities, network with your peers, visit with exhibitors to learn about the solutions you need, and plan your participation around your busy schedules. We look forward to seeing you there!

In addition to the exceptional education, networking and unparalleled access to speakers, and industry vendors, attending virtually is now easier than ever. Here’s why:

  1. No need to travel thus eliminating the expenses of hotels, airfare, meals, and transportation
  2. Discounted registration rates with even lower fees if you register by the early-bird deadline of January 4, 2021
  3. A schedule that is manageable during your work or home routine
  4. Can’t make a session at the time it’s scheduled, no problem. Most sessions will be recorded and can be viewed for up to 60 days post conference
  5. Greater accessibility to CE credits. With sessions on demand you can earn live credits by participating at the schedule time of each session and earn additional credits for those sessions you missed by viewing them in the library of recordings
  6. Access to every industry vendor you need to speak with right at your finger tips. Schedule appointments in advance or visit their booth to download information, listen to a presentation or have a chat or live discussion with a company representative


Live Stream Sessions

The conference agenda will occupy easy-to-consume half-day time slots over five days spanning two workweeks. Hear from 90+ speakers in over 40 sessions and three pre-conference workshops. Topic experts will be available to answer your questions during the conference.


On-Demand Sessions

Most sessions will be recorded, so if you cannot attend live or want to watch sessions that occur at the same time, you can access them on demand for up to 60 days. You can even watch a session again to be sure you didn’t miss any information. Continuing education credits will be available for on-demand sessions.


Virtual Exhibit Hall

Visit our exhibitors to learn about the products and services that can help you comply with all federal requirements for 340B covered entities. Connect live with exhibitors via video or written chat during exhibiting hours to get all your questions answered. Sign up for Exhibitor Meet & Greets to take advantage of pre-set meetings with exhibitors who can help you find the right solutions for your needs based on the criteria you set.


Attendee Networking

Networking is a big part of why you attend our in-person events and our virtual conference is built to recreate that social interaction. You will have multiple opportunities to network with speakers, fellow 340B professionals, and exhibitors using various methods such as video conferencing, and chat functions.


ACPE Continuing Education Credits

ACPE continuing education credits will be available for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. CPE will be offered for both live and on-demand sessions. Total available hours will be announced soon.


We understand that the public health emergency has affected budgets throughout the health care system. By attending the virtual conference, your organization not only will save travel and lodging costs, but also will receive discounted registration fees compared to traditional in-person rates.