National Association of Specialty Pharmacy Announces Agenda, Opens Registration for its Second Annual Specialty Pharmacy Law Conference


Unique one-day conference precedes National Association of Specialty Pharmacy’s 5th Annual Meeting and Educational Conference.

The National Association of Specialty Pharmacy (NASP), a nonprofit organization representing all stakeholders in the specialty pharmacy industry, including leading specialty pharmacies, pharmaceutical and biotechnology manufacturers, group purchasing organizations, patient advocacy groups, integrated delivery systems and health plans, technology and data management vendors, wholesalers/distributors and practicing pharmacists, opened conference registration today for the Second Annual Specialty Pharmacy Law Conference on September 18, 2017.

The event will take place at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, D.C., and will precede the NASP 5th Annual Meeting and Educational Conference, September 19 to 20, 2017. The preliminary conference agenda was also announced today. The agenda and event registration is available at

This unique, one-day conference was designed by Rebecca Shanahan, JD, CEO of Avella Specialty Pharmacy and NASP president and Abby Kaplan, JD, general counsel and chief compliance officer, Avella Specialty Pharmacy. It is intended for general counsel and in-house counsel for national and regional specialty pharmacies, practicing attorneys in health care law, compliance officers, and executives concerned with the legal and regulatory requirements and the extraordinary complexities of operating a specialty pharmacy.

Last year’s inaugural event drew more than 250 practicing lawyers. Attendees can receive Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits.

Agenda for Specialty Pharmacy Law Conference

Sessions presented from leading experts at the following companies include:

Quarles & Brady LLP

State of the Law in Specialty Pharmacy, Including Specialty Pharmacy Contracting With Payers and Manufacturers

Frier Levitt, LLC

Specialty Pharmacy Trends: Payer, Pharma and Biotech Relationships


Outsourcing Facilities, Challenges and Opportunities

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

Protecting Business Assets, Trade Secrets

HPS Group, LLC.

Orphan Drug Act and Inside the FDA

Bass Berry Sims

Fraud, Waste and Abuse

Elwyn Pharmacy Group

Creation of a Sustainable Model of Care in the Era of Biosimilar and Gene Therapy

Much Shelist, P.C.

Moderated Health Care Law Panel: Repeal and Replace

“As an association dedicated to providing continuing education programs to our members in specialty pharmacy, we are delighted to once again offer a unique educational opportunity to address the extraordinary legal and regulatory complexities of operating a specialty pharmacy,” said Rebecca Shanahan, NASP president. “Specialty pharmacy is one of the fastest growing and evolving health care industry segments and demands that our members stay abreast of the most important issues, with the ultimate goal of positively impacting patients.”

The NASP annual meeting hosts over 1,000 specialty pharmacy professionals such as 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, GPOs, distributors, and suppliers to the industry.

About National Association of Specialty Pharmacy (NASP)

NASP is the only national association for all stakeholders in the specialty pharmacy industry. The core mission of NASP is to provide continuing education programs to pharmacists and other healthcare professionals working in specialty pharmacy, a growing pharmacy discipline that dispenses and manages specialized medications for chronic, rare, and/or complex conditions. NASP members include specialty pharmacies, integrated health systems, pharmaceutical and biotechnology manufacturers, healthcare payers, GPOs, wholesale drug distributors, and technology and other vendors. To learn more, please visit


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