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2018 Pharmacy Law Symposium

Chicago Office
 | 02:00 pm - 05:00 pm Central

300 N. LaSalle Street, Lower Level Conference Center and 40th Floor Conference Center

The Details:

Quarles & Brady's Pharmacy Law Symposium brings together more than 100 industry leaders to discuss the latest and emerging trends. The program has drawn a sold-out crowd for the last three years, and this year's dynamic lineup is sure to do the same. The agenda, and confirmed topics and speakers, are coming soon.

Registrations should be received by Wednesday, June 13, 2018.

Welcome Reception

Please be sure to join us at our Wednesday evening Welcome Reception on July 18, 2018 from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. at ROOF on theWit, 201 North State Street, Chicago, IL 60601.


The room block at theWit Hotel is now full. You may contact theWit to inquire about a room at their current standard rates, or contact one of the following suggested nearby hotels (please note we do not have negotiated room rates with these properties for the Symposium). 

Who Should Attend?

General counsel and in-house counsel for national and regional chain pharmacies, mail order pharmacies, and specialty pharmacies, as well as anyone involved in operations, compliance, or other relevant roles related to these organizations.


Quarles & Brady LLP applies for continuing legal education credit in Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Virginia, and Wisconsin. We will issue a Certificate of Attendance to Arizona attendees as the State Bar of Arizona does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education requirement. We will issue a Certificate of Attendance to District of Columbia attendees as the District of Columbia Bar does not have a Mandatory Continuing Legal Education requirement. If you are member of another jurisdiction that does not honor CLE credit from AZ, DC, FL, IL, IN, MN, VA, or WI, we will be happy to provide the materials needed in order for you to apply for CLE credit. Please contact Jennifer Michalski, Quarles & Brady CLE Coordinator, at jennifer.michalski@quarles.com.


Please contact Lisa Frymark at lisa.frymark@quarles.com or 414-277-5416.

Register by June 13, 2018. Quarles & Brady reserves the right to restrict or limit attendance to the symposium.


DAY ONE – JULY 18, 2018

2:00 - 2:45 p.m. Registration and Networking

2:45 - 3:00 p.m. Welcome/Opening Remarks
Presenter: Roger Morris

Quarles & Brady's Roger Morris will welcome attendees to the Fourth Annual Pharmacy Law Symposium and give an overview of today's health care landscape.

3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Hot Topics in Pharmacy Law
Presenters: Simone Colgan Dunlap, Anne O'Brien

This popular session will cover topics such as specialty pharmacy/HUBs, CA prescription drug discount prohibition, drug discounting transparency, call centers, block chain technology, and DSCSA/DQSA implementation.

4:00 - 5:00 p.m. PBM Law/Litigation Update
Presenters: Mark Bina, Elisa Muller

Overview of recent state regulations impacting PBMs and PBM operations. Additionally, this session will give an overview to the types of litigation claims that PBMs face nationally, including several novel legal theories. The presenters will also discuss risk management for PBMs and pharmacies with respect to avoiding, or defending, these types of legal claims.

5:00 p.m. Closing Remarks/Day Two Preview

6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Welcome Reception @ theWit
201 North State Street
Chicago, IL

DAY TWO – JULY 19, 2018

8:00 – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast and Networking

8:30 - 8:45 a.m. Day Two Opening Remarks

8:45 - 9:45 a.m. DOJ/OIG Enforcement and Compliance
Presenter: David Blank

This session will focus on the pharmacy enforcement landscape and identification of enforcement risks, the government's enforcement and policy responses to the opioid epidemic, and the art of staying compliant.

9:45 - 10:00 a.m. Break/Travel to Breakout Sessions

Breakout Sessions – 10:00 – 10:50 a.m.

Unique Delivery Models
Presenter: Ed Rickert

What do drones, kiosks, lockers, 3-D printers, and college students have in common? Find out at this breakout session, which will address unique prescription drug delivery models, past, present, and future. Regulatory and practical issues associated with each model will be addressed.

Presenter: Brenda Shafer

This breakout session will provide an overview of the latest legislative and regulatory developments that are impacting the 340B program.

The World of .Pharmacy
Presenters: Simone Colgan Dunlap; Melissa Madigan, Policy and Communications Director, National Association of Boards of Pharmacy

NABP reviews pharmacies with an online presence and medication-related websites to ensure that they are properly licensed and follow applicable laws and business best practices. Whether you have already obtained .pharmacy certification or are interested in learning more, this presentation will offer an overview of frequently asked questions about the program and will give participants an opportunity to hear NABP's thoughts about the evolution of the process. Because we will be lucky enough to have a representative from NABP presenting, this will also be an opportunity to ask questions about .pharmacy certification.

Billing, Reimbursement, and Repayment Issues
Presenter: Julia Hudson

This breakout session will address common but difficult questions that arise when billing and receiving reimbursement for drugs and devices from federal health care programs. Issues that will be addressed include billing for shared devices, the potential impact of value-based purchasing on pharmacies, contracting issues, and dealing with overpayments.

10:50 - 11:00 a.m. Break/Travel to General Session

11:00 a.m. - State Law Overview
Presenters: Ed Rickert, Chris Dang

This session will bring you up to speed on new statutes and regulations around the country impacting the practice of pharmacy, including new pharmacy laws, suspicious order reporting regulations, and opioid dispensing limits, as well as an update on key changes to the Idaho Board of Pharmacy's rules.

Noon - 1 p.m. Lunch/Keynote Speaker
Presenter: Bryan Schneider, Secretary, Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation

1 - 2 p.m. Telepharmacy Trends
Presenter: Elisa Muller, Nick Meza

In this session, the presenters will discuss recent regulatory updates and provide an overview of trends in telepharmacy.

2 - 3 p.m. Moderated Panel of State Boards of Pharmacy Members
Moderator: Roger Morris
Panelists: Caroline Juran, Virginia Board of Pharmacy
Alex Adams, Idaho State Board of Pharmacy
Allison Benz, Texas State Board of Pharmacy
Virginia Herold, California State Board of Pharmacy
Jim Ward, Alabama Board of Pharmacy

This popular session returns with an in-depth and unique perspective into state boards of pharmacy. A moderated Q&A session with a panel of current, long-term state board of pharmacy members will shed light on each person's perspective on governing the practice of pharmacy.

3 p.m. Closing Comments

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