2023 Distribution Management Conference and Expo

March 12-15, 2023 | JW Marriott Indianapolis

  • 39

    Days

  • 05

    Hours

  • 00

    Minutes

Sunday, March 12, 2023

  • 1:00 PM - 7:30 PM

    Registration

  • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Exhibitor Setup

  • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    VIP Reception (Invitation Only)

  • Sponsors

Monday, March 13, 2023

  • 7:00 AM - 6:30 PM

    Registration

  • Sponsors

  • 8:00 AM - 8:20 AM

    Opening General Session: Welcome Address

  • 8:20 AM - 8:30 AM

    Opening General Session: Distribution Management Award Presentation

  • Description

    On February 18, 2021, Dr. Moogega “Moo” Cooper helped make history when the Mars Perseverance Rover successfully landed on the Red Planet. Part of the famed Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) team, Moo is blazing a trail as a real-life “Guardian of the Galaxy,” holding the awesome responsibility of keeping the Red Planet safe from Earth’s contaminants. Now she will share leadership lessons learned from her inspirational journey to the top of a male-dominated field — space exploration — with insights on how perseverance pays off and how diversity makes the JPL team even stronger.

    Speakers

    • Moogega Cooper

      Moogega Cooper

      Planetary Protection Engineer

      National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

  • 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

    Expo Grand Opening and Morning Break

  • Description

    FDA has had another active year on DSCSA implementation: issuing rewritten draft guidance documents, proposing a critical licensure rule and holding an important meeting on the 2023 requirements. As the final DSCSA deadline approaches, FDA guidance documents are more critical than ever, not only for implementation by supply chain members, but also by individual state regulatory authorities. This session will provide an opportunity to hear directly from the agency on its activities, current implementation efforts, and expectations for the pharmaceutical supply chain and other stakeholders as the November 27, 2023 milestone nears.

    Sponsors

  • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Breakout Session A: Sustainability & De-carbonization Session

  • Speakers

    • Charles H. Forsaith

      Charles H. Forsaith

      Vice President, PCSC

      Healthcare Distribution Alliance

  • 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    Networking Break

  • Description

    GS1 will be on site to review the EPCIS standard and implementation guideline. This standard is critical in understanding how to successfully exchange DSCSA-related transaction data, and is an FDA-endorsed standard for compliance. Following the overview, a service provider panel will share insights on EPCIS implementation progress and lessons learned to date from their customers’ experiences.

    Sponsors

    Speakers

    • Craig Little

      Senior Systems Developer

      Value Drug Company

    • Scott A. Mooney

      Scott A. Mooney

      Vice President, Distribution Operations

      McKesson Corporation

    • Tracy Nasarenko

      Tracy Nasarenko

      Sr. Director, Community Engagement

      GS1 US

    • Senthil S. Rajaratnam

      Senthil S. Rajaratnam

      Director, Global Serialization and UDI

      Lilly USA, LLC

    • Tim  Stearns

      Tim Stearns

      Senior Director, Industry Relations

      Healthcare Distribution Alliance

    • Elizabeth Waldorf

      Elizabeth Waldorf

      Director, Global Traceability and Standards

      TraceLink Inc.

  • Description

    Learn about how the results of the 2022 congressional elections are playing a role in the policies legislators are addressing on issues related to: pandemic preparedness, drug shortages and prescription drug pricing.

    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

    • Heather Easterling

      Senior Managing Consultant, 340B Solutions, Health Systems

      McKesson Corporation

    • Andrew L. Wilson

      Andrew L. Wilson

      Vice President, 340B Solutions

      McKesson Corporation

  • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Breakout Session B: Supply Chain Security Session

  • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

    General Luncheon

  • 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

    Expo and Dessert Break

  • Description

    The last DSCSA milestone is just months away, and trading partners are in the final throes of preparing for implementation. This session will cover progress, key learnings and outstanding challenges as industry works towards the rapidly approaching November 27 deadline. An expert panel will explore the state of readiness among trading partners while discussing implementation progress (including key impediments, risks and successes). Panelists will also provide recommendations to supply chain colleagues as the sector prepares for the final milestone. Come prepared with questions — audience participation is encouraged.

    Sponsors

    Speakers

    • Anita T. Ducca

      Anita T. Ducca

      Senior Vice President, Regulatory Affairs

      Healthcare Distribution Alliance

    • Gregg Gorniak

      Sr. Director - Manufacturer Operations & Secure Supply Chain Lead

      AmerisourceBergen Corporation

    • Daniel Jackson

      Manager - EMPM - Serialization

      Regeneron Healthcare Solutions

    • Julie Malone

      Julie Malone

      Regulatory Affairs Manager

      Value Drug Company

    • Michael J. Mazur

      Michael J. Mazur

      Director, Trade Operations

      Pfizer Inc.

  • Speakers

    • Leah D. Lindahl

      Leah D. Lindahl

      Vice President, State Government Affairs

      Healthcare Distribution Alliance

  • Description

    This session will overview and highlight best practices used to successfully implement 340B as a pharmaceutical distributor.

    Speakers

    • Christopher Clement

      Christopher Clement

      Director, Distribution Services

      Apexus, LLC

    • Jennifer K Harrison

      Jennifer K Harrison

      Portfolio Executive

      Apexus, LLC

  • Sponsors

  • 3:15 PM - 3:30 PM

    Networking Break

  • 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

    Distributor teams will outline their specific plans for DSCSA implementation. 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 requests;
    • Trace requests;
    • Master data complexities;
    • Grandfathering: product arrived in warehouse with lot-level TI, (on and after November 27, 2023); 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

  • Description

    Work is under way to update HDA’s Return Request/Authorization Response EDI 180 guideline and EDI 812 Credit Memo to address DSCSA business requirements. Hear about these forthcoming updates, as well as the potential changes to the association’s entire set of EDI and barcode guidelines stemming from FDA’s proposed change for the NDC and barcode rules.

    Speakers

    • Tim  Stearns

      Tim Stearns

      Senior Director, Industry Relations

      Healthcare Distribution Alliance

  • Sponsors

  • 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

    Expo Reception and Raffle

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

  • 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

    Registration

  • 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

    General Breakfast

  • Description

    Chess is known as a thinking game. To beat your opponent, you must step into their shoes and consider how they will think. In this compelling speech, chess grandmaster Maurice Ashley will show how to transfer the chess move thought process and adapt that same way of thinking to the critical decisions you make in business and life. This fascinating session will help you shift your decision-making perspective and adapt your thinking in ways you never expected.

    Speakers

    • Maurice Ashley

      Maurice Ashley

      First African-American Chess Grandmaster, Analyst

      Commentator and Emcee

  • 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

    Expo and Morning Break

  • Description

    Pharmacy community panelists will share their current thinking, approaches and challenges regarding DSCSA implementation. 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; communication strategies regarding packaging and bar code changes; and how dispensers might carry out verification and trace requests as well as report suspect product to FDA and upstream to suppliers.

    Sponsors

    Speakers

    • Christopher Antypas

      Christopher Antypas

      President & Chief Operating Officer

      Asti’s South Hills Pharmacy

    • Jon Brown

      Jon Brown

      Manager-Pharmacy Purchasing and Logistics

      Indiana University Health

    • Ian Cannell

      Ian Cannell

      Consultant VI

      Kaiser Permanente

    • Leon Nevers

      Leon Nevers

      Director, Procurement and Business Development

      H-E-B

  • Description

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

    Sponsors

    Speakers

    • 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)

  • Description

    Three leaders driving diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) efforts within the healthcare supply chain will provide practical insights and advice for building and enhancing organization-wide DE&I initiatives. Hearing firsthand experience of how these leaders worked to foster “belonging” among their teams, participants will leave the conversation with actionable ideas to help establish or refine a DE&I program within their own companies.

    Sponsors

    Speakers

    • Jesse Cortez

      Jesse Cortez

      Vice President - Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

      McKesson Corporation

    • Devray Kirkland

      Devray Kirkland

      Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer

      Cardinal Health, Inc.

  • 11:00 AM - 11:15 AM

    Networking Break

  • Sponsors

    Speakers

    • Tish E. Pahl

      Tish E. Pahl

      Principal

      Olsson Frank Weeda Terman Matz PC

  • Description

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

    Speakers

    • Larry P. Cote

      Larry P. Cote

      Founding Partner

      Cote Law PLLC

    • John A. Gilbert

      John A. Gilbert

      Director

      Hyman, Phelps, and McNamara, P.C.

  • Speakers

    • Tom Cotter

      Executive Director

      Healthcare Ready

  • 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

    General Luncheon

  • 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

    Expo and Dessert Break

  • Sponsors

  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Breakout Session G: Health Delivered

  • Sponsors

  • 3:00 PM - 3:15 PM

    Networking Break

  • 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

  • 4:15 PM - 6:15 PM

    Networking Reception and Expo Raffle

  • 6:15 PM - 8:00 PM

    Exhibitor Move-out

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

  • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

    Registration

  • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

    General Breakfast

  • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Closing General Session

  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 AM

    Conference Adjournment

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