National Association of Specialty Pharmacy Opens Registration for 2020 Annual Meeting & Expo, Specialty Pharmacy Law Conference, Certified Specialty Pharmacist Exam Preparation Course and Home Infusion Workshop

WASHINGTON, March 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, The National Association of Specialty Pharmacy (NASP), a nonprofit organization representing all specialty pharmacy industry stakeholders, opened registration for its eighth Annual Meeting & Expo, to be held Sept. 14 - 17 at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, D.C.

"The NASP Annual Meeting & Expo is a premier industry event for the specialty pharmacy community, offering unparalleled educational and networking opportunities designed to empower specialty pharmacy professionals to navigate this rapidly evolving industry and create opportunities for future success. The Annual Meeting & Expo serves as the ideal forum to enhance clinical, technical, and leadership skills, as well as exchange ideas and share best practices. Feedback received from meeting attendees is invaluable and is being used to expand the educational breadth and scope of agenda topics, enhance the attendee experience, increase the value delivered, and make the best use of your time and financial investment," said Sheila M. Arquette, RPH, NASP executive director.

The NASP Annual Meeting & Expo hosts over 1,200 specialty pharmacy professionals, including senior level executives, specialty pharmacy thought leaders and industry veterans, pharmacy directors, staff pharmacists, practicing nurses and clinical nurse specialists, consultants and other management-level personnel. Attendees represent the full spectrum of the industry, including specialty pharmacy providers, infusion pharmacies, health-system pharmacies, pharma/biotech manufacturers, institutional pharmacies, managed care organizations, data management and analytic organizations, group purchasing organizations, distributors, and suppliers to the industry.

The annual event features: nationally renowned keynote speakers; conference workshops; educational programs and panel discussions; continuing legal education and continuing pharmacist education credits; a Certified Specialty Pharmacist (CSP) examination preparatory course; a showcase for complex research in specialty pharmacy with accepted abstract poster presentations, best in class awards recognition and on-line publication in the PubMed indexed Journal of Drug Assessment, an official journal of NASP; individual and corporate service and quality awards and recognition; scholarship awards; a large exhibit hall; and, a fun opportunity to Give Back to the patient community we collectively serve! Educational sessions designed for health-system pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and students will be a new offering at this year's event.

For registration or additional information, please visit Discounted registration rates are available through May 31. The first 50 registrants will be entered into a raffle to win one free registration to the 9(th) Annual Meeting and Expo in 2021.

In addition to the conference activities listed above, the meeting will offer the following workshops:

NASP Fifth Annual Specialty Pharmacy Law Conference
This unique, one-day conference is intended for general counsel and in-house counsel for national and regional specialty pharmacies, manufacturers, practicing attorneys in health care law, compliance officers and executives. Presentations will cover current legal and regulatory requirements and the extraordinary complexities associated with operating a specialty pharmacy. Attendees can receive continuing legal education credits as well as pharmacist continuing education (CE) credits.

NASP Certified Specialty Pharmacist Examination Preparatory Course
NASP will host a one-day preparation course for pharmacists studying for the examination administered by the Specialty Pharmacy Certification Board for Certified Specialty Pharmacist (CSP) certification. The course will cover all essential topics to effectively prepare pharmacists interested in taking the CSP exam. CE credit will be available to those who successfully complete the course.

NASP Partners With NHIA to offer Home Infusion Workshop
Subject matter experts from NHIA will provide attendees with a unique opportunity to learn more about the regulatory, legal, operational and clinical complexities of the home infusion industry.

Abstract Submissions
The NASP Education Committee welcomes the submission of original or encore research relevant to specialty pharmacy, outcomes related to specialty pharmacy products, or services provided by specialty pharmacies. The deadline for abstract submission is June 1. Accepted abstracts will be presented at the NASP Annual Meeting & Expo and published online through the PubMed-indexed Journal of Drug Assessment. For more information and to submit your completed research related to specialty pharmacy, visit

NASP Exhibitor and Sponsorship Opportunities Available
Industry partners are an integral and important part of the specialty pharmacy industry and the NASP Annual Meeting & Expo. NASP offers various sponsorship and exhibitor packages to accommodate all investment levels. For more information, visit

About the National Association of Specialty Pharmacy (NASP)
The National Association of Specialty Pharmacy (NASP) is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit trade organization and is the only national association representing all stakeholders in the specialty pharmacy industry, including the nation's leading specialty pharmacies, pharmaceutical and biotechnology manufacturers, health plans and integrated delivery systems, wholesalers, group purchasing organizations and pharmacy benefit managers. The mission of NASP is to elevate the practice of specialty pharmacy by developing and promoting continuing professional education and certification while advocating for public policies that ensure patients have appropriate access to specialty medications in tandem with critical services. The association provides an online education center offering accredited continuing pharmacy education programs, hosts an annual meeting that offers education sessions and continuing education credits and is the only organization that offers a certification program for specialty pharmacists. NASP members include the nation's leading independent 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. With over 125 corporate members and 2,000 individual members, NASP is the unified voice of specialty pharmacy in the United States.

Media Contacts:

Sheila M. Arquette, RPH
Executive Director
National Association of Specialty Pharmacy (NASP)
(703) 842-0122

John Patricolo
MJH Life Sciences(TM)

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