2022 Distribution Management Conference and Expo

March 6-9, 2022 | JW Marriott Austin, TX

Sunday, March 6, 2022

  • 1:00 PM - 7:30 PM JW Grand Ballroom Foyer

    Registration

  • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Griffin Exhibit Hall

    Exhibitor Setup

  • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Pool View Terrace

    VIP Reception (Invitation Only)

  • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Congress Avenue Terrace

    Welcome Reception

Monday, March 7, 2022

  • 7:00 AM - 6:30 PM JW Grand Ballroom Foyer

    Registration

  • 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Lone Star D&E

    General Breakfast

  • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM JW Marriott Grand Ballroom Salons 5&6

    Opening General Session

  • Speakers

    • Chester "Chip" Davis, Jr.

      Chester "Chip" Davis, Jr.

      President and Chief Executive Officer

      Healthcare Distribution Alliance

  • Description


  • Description

    In college, Tim Urban’s procrastination problem got so bad that he found himself writing the first word of his 90-page senior thesis only 72 hours before it was due. After spending years trying to understand how his own mind worked, he finally put his thoughts down on paper, creating three cartoon stick drawings — the Rational Decision-Maker, the Instant Gratification Monkey and the Panic Monster — to represent the major “players” in his head that battled over the steering wheel. In a hilarious presentation, Urban takes us on a journey through YouTube binges, Wikipedia rabbit holes and bouts of staring out the window -- and encourages us to think harder about what we're really procrastinating on, before we run out of time. … what will the attendees learn?

    Speakers

    • Tim Urban

      Tim Urban

      Writer

      Wait But Why

  • 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM Griffin Exhibit Hall

    Expo Grand Opening and Morning Break

  • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Concurrent Education Sessions

  • Description

    FDA has had another active year on DSCSA implementation, including issuing guidance documents and holding several meetings. This session will provide an opportunity to hear directly from the agency on its guidance, the expected release of the “National Standards for the Licensure of Wholesale Drug Distributors and Third-Party Logistics Providers,” current implementation efforts, and overall expectations for the pharmaceutical supply chain.

    Sponsors

    Speakers

    • Connie Jung

      Connie Jung

      Senior Advisor for Policy

      U.S. Food and Drug Administration

  • Description

    Closed to the media..

    Interact with DEA and discuss current topics in controlled substances regulation.

    Sponsors

    Speakers

    • Kristi O'Malley

      Senior Advisor

      U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)

    • Thomas W. Prevoznik

      Thomas W. Prevoznik

      Deputy Assistant Administrator, Diversion Control Division

      U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)

    • Matthew Strait

      Matthew Strait

      Deputy Assistant Administrator

      U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)

  • Speakers

    • Christopher Clement

      Christopher Clement

      Director, Distribution Services

      Apexus, LLC

    • Karrah Pacheco

      Karrah Pacheco

      Senior Portfolio Executive

      Apexus, LLC

  • Description

    During this session, attendees will learn about the nine elements that can have a significant impact on your DE&I recruiting, including:

    1. Leadership
    2. The Journey
    3. Collaboration
    4. Goals
    5. Priorities
    6. Focus
    7. Metrics
    8. Inclusion
    9. Culture

    Understanding how you can get these elements aligned to drive sustainable change is often tough, but it is the best way to get results out of the effort and energy that you put into the work.

    Sponsors

    Speakers

    • Devray Kirkland

      Devray Kirkland

      Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer

      Cardinal Health, Inc.

  • Description

    Empty shelves? Huge price increases? What the truck is going on?!

    Approximately 80 percent of America's freight spend is on truck transportation, and trucking is the most vital mode serving healthcare distribution. Boyle Transportation’s Andrew Boyle will provide insight into the economic and regulatory dynamics affecting the healthcare supply chain.

    Speakers

    • Andrew Boyle

      Andrew Boyle

      Vice Chair, American Trucking Associations & Co-President

      Boyle Transportation

  • 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    Networking Break

  • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Concurrent Education Sessions

  • Description

    This session will include an overview by GS1 of the EPCIS standard and implementation guideline, a critical component to successfully exchange data under the DSCSA. A service provider panel will then talk through EPCIS implementation progress and lessons learned to date from their customer experiences.

    Sponsors

    Speakers

    • Marcus Chang

      Marcus Chang

      Senior Product Manager

      Axway

    • Ilir Ivezaj

      Product Engineer

      LSPedia

    • Tracy Nasarenko

      Tracy Nasarenko

      Sr. Director, Community Engagement

      GS1 US

    • Elizabeth Waldorf

      Elizabeth Waldorf

      Director, Global Traceability and Standards

      TraceLink Inc.

    • Herbert Wong

      Herbert Wong

      SVP Product & Strategy

      Antares Vision Group

  • Description

    Learn about the policies legislators and regulators are addressing on issues related to: pandemic preparedness, opioid abuse and prescription drug pricing, as well as an outlook on the 2022 elections.

    Speakers

    • Kristen L. Freitas

      Kristen L. Freitas

      SVP, Federal Government Affairs and Alliance Development

      Healthcare Distribution Alliance

  • Description

    This session will provide an update on current guidance and initiatives related to the 340B Drug Pricing Program as well as top-of-mind operational issues for distributors and manufacturers.

    Speakers

    • Andrew L. Wilson

      Andrew L. Wilson

      Vice President, 340B Solutions

      McKesson Corporation

  • Description

    The importance of workplace safety cannot be overstated during normal business operations, but for most employers, maintaining employee safety has never been more challenging than over the last two years. During the COVID-19 public health emergency, the nation’s healthcare providers became even more reliant on wholesale distributors and their manufacturer suppliers to help ensure availability of life-supporting or -sustaining products for patient treatment. And, protecting employees using “lock downs” or “work from home” policies were not an option.

    Hear about legal, regulatory and operational challenges, including additional safety challenges that are part of today’s modern workplace and transitional considerations as COVID-19 case rates decline, all while remaining vigilant for yet another variant. An opportunity for audience questions will be provided.

    Speakers

    • Alexandra M. Romero

      Alexandra M. Romero

      Partner

      Arent Fox LLP

    • Heather Zenk

      Heather Zenk

      President, Supply Chain Operations and Distribution Services

      AmerisourceBergen Corporation

  • Description

    Today we are handling greater workloads and balancing the demands of career and family. The ability to stay positive, manage our emotions and work under pressure are key to success in the workplace. Hear stories and recommendations to develop a growth mindset, gain optimism and reduce stress while maintaining a positive mindset. Attendees will walk away with information and strategies you can apply immediately, including understanding your core values, learning happy habits, and overcoming a negativity bias, so we can be more productive and less stressed at work and home.

    Sponsors

    Speakers

    • Kevin Karschnik

      Kevin Karschnik

      Keynote Speaker, Entrepreneur, Author

      KeyPoints3

  • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Griffin Exhibit Hall

    General Luncheon and Expo

  • 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM Griffin Exhibit Hall

    Expo and Dessert Break

  • 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

    Concurrent Education Sessions

  • Description

    This session will cover progress, key learnings and outstanding challenges as industry works towards the 2023 deadline. With the majority of wholesalers requesting transaction data be sent by the end of 2022 in order to address current inventory and work through issues, data will be shared on incremental progress towards manufacturers sharing data in production, along with the quality and accuracy of that data. Additionally, the panel will cover progress on various industry workstreams and risks to meeting the requirements.

    Sponsors

    Speakers

    • Anita T. Ducca

      Anita T. Ducca

      Senior Vice President, Regulatory Affairs

      Healthcare Distribution Alliance

    • Gregg A. Gorniak

      Gregg A. Gorniak

      US Serialisation Lead

      GlaxoSmithKline

    • Julie Malone

      Julie Malone

      Regulatory Affairs Manager

      Value Drug Company

    • David G. Mason

      David G. Mason

      Supply Chain Compliance and Serialization Lead

      Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation

    • Matt Sample

      Matt Sample

      SVP, Manufacturer and Replenishment Operations

      AmerisourceBergen Corporation

  • Description

    This session will provide a comprehensive review of state legislative proposals impacting HDA’s membership throughout the 2022 state legislative sessions. Discussion will focus on a range of current legislative proposals, including those aimed at addressing prescription drug pricing, med-surg/PPE reforms, and mandates to “Buy American/State.” Additional topics covered will include “white bagging” prohibition, taxes and controlled substance monitoring and reporting, among others. Attend to hear about the many steps state policymakers are proposing that may impact HDA member companies.

    Speakers

    • Matthew DiLoreto

      Matthew DiLoreto

      Healthcare Distribution Alliance

  • Description

    This session will focus on the key influences and considerations for integrating and embedding sustainability and ESG principles into company operations and provide case examples from how AmerisourceBergen has addressed this over the past few years. In addition, the session will cover broad trends to consider into the future around decarbonization of the economy and the role healthcare distribution can play.

    Speakers

    • Susan Lorenz-Fisher

      Susan Lorenz-Fisher

      Vice President of Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability

      AmerisourceBergen Corporation

  • Description

    There’s no denying the part that supply chain leaders have had in the success of rolling out COVID-19 vaccines worldwide. For many, the task of distributing millions of doses within months was an around-the-clock ordeal that stretched even the most seasoned pros to their limits. Along the way, there were hard lessons learned and key takeaways for future emergency distributions. Hear from Overhaul and Cold Chain Technology Services on how they partnered with the State of Texas to ensure vaccine deliveries arrived at a record pace, within quality standards and safe from a myriad of potential criminal activity.

    Speakers

    • Conor Conlon

      Senior Director, Key Accounts

      Overhaul

    • Wayne Williams

      Executive Director

      Coldchain Technology Services

  • Description

    As manufacturers prepare to launch a specialty product in today’s complex marketplace, it is important to understand and prepare for the proper steps, timing and partner relationships. Based on decades of real-world distribution experience and deep industry insights this session will provide a practical, comprehensive, and forward-thinking checklist to guide manufacturers through their first — or 50th — specialty launch.

    Speakers

    • Joe Bowman

      Joe Bowman

      Director of Business Development, Third Party Logistics Services

      Cardinal Health 3PL Services

    • John Bullock

      John Bullock

      Director Trade & Distribution

      Apellis Pharmaceuticals

    • Paul Chen

      Paul Chen

      Sr. Director, Trade and Channel Management

      Lexicon Pharmaceuticals

    • Kim Cline

      Kim Cline

      SVP, Commercialization Launch Strategy & Business Development

      Two Labs Pharma Services

    • Michael Rowe

      Michael Rowe

      Director, DSCSA/Serialization Services

      Two Labs Pharma Services

  • 3:15 PM - 3:30 PM JW Grand Ballroom Foyer

    Networking Break

  • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    Concurrent Education Sessions

  • Description

    Distributor teams will outline their specific plans about DSCSA activities. Presenters will discuss their approach to several topics and answer questions from the audience. Topics highlighted will include:

    • Aggregation and inference;
    • Data standards and the use of identifiers;
    • Verification;
    • Master data complexities;
    • Grandfathering; and,
    • Communications and expectations for trading partners.

    Sponsors

    Speakers

    • Omid Ghobadi

      Omid Ghobadi

      Sr. Director, Finance & Technology

      HyGen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

    • Scott A. Mooney

      Scott A. Mooney

      Vice President, Distribution Operations

      McKesson Corporation

    • Maryann Nelson

      Maryann Nelson

      Regulatory Manager

      Cardinal Health, Inc.

    • Bradley T. Pine

      Bradley T. Pine

      Vice President, Brand Pharma & Regulatory

      Smith Drug Company, Div. J M Smith Corporation

    • Matt Sample

      Matt Sample

      SVP, Manufacturer and Replenishment Operations

      AmerisourceBergen Corporation

  • Speakers

    • Matthew DiLoreto

      Matthew DiLoreto

      Healthcare Distribution Alliance

    • Leah D. Lindahl

      Leah D. Lindahl

      Vice President, State Government Affairs

      Healthcare Distribution Alliance

  • Description

    This session, hosted by HDA’s Pharmaceutical Cargo Security Coalition (PCSC) will cover two case studies:

    • Order Fraud involves industry and government investigations into cyber attempts to infiltrate ordering exchanges — within the pharmaceutical supply chain, between distributors and their retail customers. The cases themselves cannot be discussed, because several are under active investigation, but the methodologies used, including business email compromise and social engineering, will be covered.
    • Operation Vax was an effort launched by the PCSC to collaborate with those in industry and government to protect the integrity of the COVID-19 vaccine supply chain. It involved monitoring the internet, including social media, the dark web, online marketplaces, and other channels, for any illicit talk about attempts to disrupt the vaccine supply chain.

    Sponsors

    Speakers

    • Charles H. Forsaith

      Charles H. Forsaith

      Vice President, PCSC

      Healthcare Distribution Alliance

  • Description

    Networking is essential to everyone, can be learned by everyone and can benefit everyone with the right mindset and motivations. While this may be true, why does it seem to come easier for some, and feel like so much work for others? During this session, participants will discuss why people network, how developing your own networking goals and strategy can help you to build your network and how to make meeting new people fun and rewarding—both personally and professionally.

    Sponsors

    Speakers

    • Michael J. McBride

      Michael J. McBride

      Vice President, Partner Relations

      Upsher-Smith Laboratories, LLC

  • 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM Griffin Exhibit Hall

    Expo Reception and Raffle

Tuesday, March 8, 2022

  • 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM JW Grand Ballroom Foyer

    Registration

  • Sponsors

  • 8:15 AM - 9:30 AM JW Marriott Grand Ballroom Salons 5&6

    Morning General Session

  • Description

    Ananya Chadha, an advocate, builder and changemaker who developed a platform “that put genomic data on the blockchain,” will share her relentlessly positive worldview with attendees. In a captivating, high-energy presentation about innovation, technology and leadership, Chadha will underscore why she believes we are capable of changing the world, if we just keep learning, stay passionate, and refuse to follow the status quo.

    Speakers

    • Ananya Chadha

      Ananya Chadha

      Advocate, Builder

      Changemaker

  • 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM Griffin Exhibit Hall

    Expo and Morning Break

  • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Concurrent Education Sessions

  • Description

    Panelists from the pharmacy community will share their current thinking, approaches and challenges regarding the implementation of DSCSA. Topics to be addressed will include the structure of, and planning toward, a 2023 system; cost concerns; scanning and hardware upgrades across the dispensing community; suspect and illegitimate product reporting; and dispensers expectations of FDA and upstream suppliers.

    Sponsors

    Speakers

    • Eric Andrews

      Pharmacy Supply Chain Supervisor

      St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

    • Michele Belcher

      President

      National Community Pharmacists Association

    • Ronald N. Bone

      Ronald N. Bone

      HDA Consultant

      Ronald N. Bone Consulting LLC

    • Justin Guthman

      National Director, Pharmacy Operations

      Ascension Health

    • Leon Nevers

      Leon Nevers

      Director, Procurement and Business Development

      H-E-B

  • Description

    This session will explore recent changes in state and federal reimbursement policy and what impact they have on the pharmaceutical supply chain.

    Speakers

    • Stephanie Trunk

      Stephanie Trunk

      Partner

      Arent Fox LLP

  • Description

    The pandemic has created new challenges that have directly impacted the wholesale drug supply chain, including cold chain packaging shortages and delayed overnight parcel shipments. New technology is needed to protect the product for delays and to provide real-time location and temperature data to make quality and management decisions. Further, U.S. Pharmacopeia (USP) has been working to provide more guidance around storage and transportation to help ensure product integrity while balancing the realities of wholesale distribution that have been misunderstood in the past.

    This session will examine the recent temperature management challenges that our industry has faced and the latest technology that may address the changing environment. Attendees will learn about USP’s past, present and future efforts related to storage and transportation.

    Sponsors

    Speakers

    • Christopher J. Anderson

      Christopher J. Anderson

      Director, Quality Management

      Cardinal Health, Inc.

  • Description

    In 2021, HDA launched Health Delivered, a multiyear, multimedia campaign highlighting the critical role and value of the association’s distributor member companies with policymakers and key audiences. HDA-member professionals have unique perspective and experiences in moving millions of medicines, products and supplies across the healthcare supply chain. In this session, you will learn more about HDA’s industry storytelling efforts — and how you can participate in and amplify Health Delivered through your own organization.

    Speakers

    • John E. Parker

      John E. Parker

      Senior Vice President, Communications and Marketing

      Healthcare Distribution Alliance

    • Farah M. Simonett

      Farah M. Simonett

      Vice President, Communications and Marketing

      Healthcare Distribution Alliance

  • 11:00 AM - 11:15 AM JW Grand Ballroom Foyer

    Networking Break

  • 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

    Concurrent Education Sessions

  • Description

    When DSCSA is fully implemented in 2023, manufacturers will not only be selling quality products downstream, but they will be sending quality data with each transaction. Accurate data are foundational to many pieces of DSCSA. As manufacturers send or prepare to send data it has become clear that there are common best practices that manufacturers engage in to avoid exceptions downstream. This session will cover best practices; how to engage your quality, compliance and distribution center teams; and develop a cross-functional approach to data quality.

    Sponsors

    Speakers

    • Cathy Barbic

      Cathy Barbic

      Associate Director, Supply Chain Projects and Compliance

      Novo Nordisk Inc.

    • Justine M. B. Freisleben

      Justine M. B. Freisleben

      Healthcare Distribution Alliance

    • Senthil S. Rajaratnam

      Senthil S. Rajaratnam

      Director, Global Serialization and UDI

      Lilly USA, LLC

    • Sharon  Webster

      Sharon Webster

      AD, Market Product Quality

      Sandoz

  • Description

    Closed to the Media..

    A panel of experts will discuss "suspicious orders" monitoring and other legal issues in the evolving controlled substances regulatory environment.

    Speakers

    • John A. Gilbert

      John A. Gilbert

      Director

      Hyman, Phelps, and McNamara, P.C.

    • Karla Palmer

      Karla Palmer

      Director

      Hyman, Phelps, and McNamara, P.C.

  • Description

    Around 99 percent of cyber threats involve user interaction, meaning you or your colleagues must click on a link to get infected. Although this is the most common way your company can be attacked, there are numerous ways that criminals can access employee workstations. Find out what this 1 percent of cybercrime involves and take back information that will help keep your company safe.

    Speakers

    • Burton Kelso

      Burton Kelso

      The Technology Expert

      Burton Kelso, LLC

  • 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM Griffin Exhibit Hall

    General Luncheon and Expo

  • 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM Griffin Exhibit Hall

    Expo and Dessert Break

  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Concurrent Education Sessions

  • Description

    Attendees will have the opportunity to discuss current operational issues associated with traceability implementation. Choose a topic of interest, rotate through tables, and convene with peers in small roundtable discussions, hosted by industry experts. Highlights from the discussions will be shared at the end of the session. Topics Include:

    • EPCIS
    • What to ask your vendor/how to choose your vendor
    • Master data complexities;
    • GS1 and tracing
    • help desk/common questions
    • credentialing and ATP

    Sponsors

    Speakers

    • Ameer Ali

      Ameer Ali

      Sr. Director, Manufacturer Operations

      AmerisourceBergen Corporation

    • Georg Jürgens

      Georg Jürgens

      Manager Industry Solutions & OCI Co-Chair

      Spherity, Inc. & Open Credentialing Initiative

    • Leon Nevers

      Leon Nevers

      Director, Procurement and Business Development

      H-E-B

    • Tish E. Pahl

      Tish E. Pahl

      Principal

      Olsson Frank Weeda Terman Matz PC

    • Michael Rowe

      Michael Rowe

      Director, DSCSA/Serialization Services

      Two Labs Pharma Services

    • Ben Taylor

      Ben Taylor

      CEO

      LedgerDomain, Inc.

  • Description

    The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy will provide updates on how the state regulatory community is preparing for 2023. The session will focus on how 2023 requirements will affect how regulators request information from trading partners and how regulators will assess DSCSA compliance.

    Sponsors

    Speakers

    • Josh M. Bolin

      Josh M. Bolin

      Associate Executive Director, Federal Affairs and Strategy

      National Association of Boards of Pharmacy®

  • Description

    This panel will discuss the partnerships that were in place prior to COVID-19, lessons learned and relationships forged over the past two years, and the transition from COVID-19 response to recovery and preparing for future events that may affect supply chain resilience.

    Speakers

    • Thomas Christl

      Acting Director, Division of Critical Infrastructure Protection | Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response

      U.S. Department of Homeland Security

    • Jessica Johnston

      Jessica Johnston

      Senior Director, Global Community Affairs

      BD

    • Nicolette Louissaint

      Nicolette Louissaint

      Senior Vice President, Policy and Strategic Planning

      Healthcare Distribution Alliance

    • Courtney Romolt

      Courtney Romolt

      Programs Manager

      Healthcare Ready

  • 3:00 PM - 3:15 PM JW Grand Ballroom Foyer

    Networking Break

  • 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM JW Marriott Grand Ballroom Salons 5&6

    Afternoon General Session

  • Speakers

    • Andrew Boyle

      Andrew Boyle

      Vice Chair, American Trucking Associations & Co-President

      Boyle Transportation

    • Charles H. Forsaith

      Charles H. Forsaith

      Vice President, PCSC

      Healthcare Distribution Alliance

    • Tony Orosz

      Tony Orosz

      Assistant Director - CBP PHC Center

      U.S. Customs and Border Protection

  • 4:15 PM - 6:15 PM Griffin Exhibit Hall

    Networking Reception and Expo Raffle

  • 6:15 PM - 8:00 PM Griffin Exhibit Hall

    Exhibitor Move-out

Wednesday, March 9, 2022

  • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM JW Grand Ballroom Foyer

    Registration

  • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Lone Star D&E

    General Breakfast

  • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM JW Marriott Grand Ballroom Salons 5&6

    Closing General Session

  • Description

    Specializing in analyzing information from IQVIA’s premier sales, prescription, promotional and medical databases, Doug Long will take a first look at the latest industry data and emerging market trends for branded and generic pharmaceutical and specialty product sales. Long will offer his perspective on a range of vital pharmaceutical topics, including global market trends, industry forecasts, research and development, marketing practices, blockbuster drugs, patent expirations and generic trends, biotechnology and more. He also will analyze how emerging trends will affect strategic business plans in the coming year and beyond.

    Speakers

    • Douglas M. Long

      Douglas M. Long

      Vice President, Industry Relations

      IQVIA

  • Description

    We are more connected — yet disconnected — than ever before. And the “Loneliness Epidemic” is beginning to take over many developed countries. How do we stop that? Learn about the “Seven Deadly Habits That Send Your Conversation to the Emergency Room” and the five skills you need to develop to be more interesting than a cell phone. Standing out from the crowd and making real connections are important for both your personal and professional lives. This session will show you how to do it in less than an hour. Attendees will walk away with easy solutions to implement — and a few laughs, too!

    Speakers

    • Deedre Daniel

      Deedre Daniel

      Founder and Entrepreneur

      The Interesting Conversations Company

  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 AM

    Conference Adjournment

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