340B COALITION SUMMER CONFERENCE GOES VIRTUAL

Thank you for the heroic sacrifices many of you are making to battle the novel coronavirus disease. We have been closely monitoring the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and have made the decision that the 340B Coalition Summer Conference, originally scheduled to take place in Washington, D.C., from July 20-22, will become a virtual event held over five days between July 20-29. This decision is necessary to protect the safety and health of our attendees, exhibitors, speakers, and staff, which is our highest priority.

You have told us that the 340B Coalition national conferences are a vital part of your efforts to learn and share best practices and to obtain timely information about changes in the 340B program. That’s why we have found online solutions to present a powerful agenda with the latest information not only about policy changes related to COVID-19, but other developments that will continue to affect the day-to-day operations of your 340B programs long after the pandemic has ended. The virtual conference will provide 50 sessions, three pre-conference workshops, and multiple interactive opportunities to network with 340B professionals and exhibitors. An important bonus of a virtual conference is that recordings of sessions will be available on-demand, so if you cannot attend a session live or you want to attend sessions that occur at the same time, you will be able to view them at your convenience. Continuing education credits will be available for both live and on-demand sessions.

We also recognize the impact COVID-19 is having on your institutions’ financial situations and have made the decision to reduce the registration fees for the conference by 30%. To make the event easier for you to attend amid your work schedules, we have spread out the agenda over five days spanning two workweeks. See our agenda for more details:

  • Monday, July 20, 2020 – Pre-conference workshops – 12PM-3:30PM EDT
  • Tuesday, July 21, 2020 – 12PM-4PM EDT
  • Wednesday, July 22, 2020 – 12PM-4PM EDT (Additional special roundtables from 10AM-11AM)
  • Tuesday, July 28, 2020 – 12PM-4PM EDT
  • Wednesday, July 29, 2020 – 12PM-2PM EDT (Additional special roundtables from 10AM-11AM)

We look forward to meeting in person with members of the 340B community at our future conferences. But in the meantime, we are excited to meet with you virtually at the 340B Coalition Virtual Summer Conference. We will see you there!

If you already registered for the in-person conference, we will be sending you a separate email with details about changing your registration to the virtual event. If you have any questions, please contact events@340bhealth.org or 202-552-5850.

OVERVIEW

The 340B drug pricing program continues to be a major part of the national conversation around drug pricing in Washington, in statehouses throughout the nation, and among health policy experts. The national response to the COVID-19 pandemic has shined a brighter spotlight on the work of safety-net hospitals, health centers, clinics, and other providers who care for low-income and rural patients. We continue to demonstrate how 340B plays a critical role in ensuring the provision of this care, whether in the face of an unprecedented public health emergency or in response to the day-to-day challenges posed by patients’ chronic health conditions. 

For all the intelligence and guidance you will need for the weeks and months ahead, please join us this July for the 340B Coalition Summer Conference. You will receive the latest information about the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on covered entities, including such topics as regulatory flexibility during the emergency, federal assistance to frontline health care providers, and lessons learned from entities providing innovative care in some of the nation’s COVID-19 hotspots. We also will be updating you on 340B issues that pre-dated the public health emergency and that continue to be in play, such as continuing efforts to cut Medicare and Medicaid payments to many 340B entities as well as pending federal drug pricing legislation. And as always, you will get up to speed on the newest developments in federal and state oversight of 340B, trends in contract and specialty pharmacy, compliance advice for operating your 340B programs, and much more.

Now more than ever, covered entities, pharmacies, service providers, drug manufacturers, and agency officials should attend the 340B Coalition Summer Conference for the best way to stay on top of 340B in 2020.

We look forward to seeing you in July!

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!

 

EXHIBITION OPPORTUNITIES

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. For more information, please contact Lee-Anne Gabrielli at (202) 552-5856 if you have any questions.

FUTURE EVENTS

17th Annual 340B Coalition Winter Conference

The 17th Annual 340B Coalition Winter Conference will be held at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront in San Diego, CA on January 27-29, 2021.

Please check www.340bwinterconference.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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