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2024 Pharmacy Law Symposium

Seminar
Chicago

July 18-19, 2024

Quarles looks forward to bringing together industry leaders from across the country to discuss the latest developments in the dynamic practice of pharmacy law. Our 2024 Symposium – the event’s 10th anniversary – will once again feature an in-person program. In past years, this event has quickly and consistently reached registration capacity. The agenda can be found below and will be updated regularly.

Programming:

Our General Session topics will include:

  • Current Pharmacy and Regulatory Issues and Insights with Ilisa Bernstein, Bernstein Rx Solutions
  • Hot Topics in Pharmacy Law
  • Shared Services and Remote Work Issues
  • State Board of Pharmacy Panel

Breakout Sessions will include:

  • A Changing 340B Landscape: New Challenges and Opportunities for 340B Stakeholders
  • Artificial Intelligence in the Pharmacy Space: Considerations & Potential Issues
  • DEA's State of Mind - A Discussion on Where Focus is Now and Where it is Headed
  • Durable Medical Equipment (DME) 101
  • NABP Accreditation Common Roadblocks & NABP Verify with Bill Cover, National Association of Boards of Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy Benefit Manager (PBM) Regulation

Who Should Attend?

The program is for 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 reserves the right to limit or restrict attendance to the program.

Continuing Legal Education:

After the program, Quarles will apply for general continuing legal education credit in U.S. jurisdictions where applicable. Quarles certifies that this activity is pending approval for California MCLE credits by the State Bar of California. Quarles is a State Bar of California MCLE approved provider. Participants seeking CLE credit must complete a CLE Attendance Form and return it to Quarles after the event.

Anticipated Continuing Legal Education Processing Time:

Depending on jurisdiction, the processing time for course approval is estimated to take between 2-16 weeks.

Questions?

Please contact Alexa Curto and Lauren Klika, events@quarles.com. Registration closed at 5 p.m. CT on Friday, June 28. Please note that this event is at capacity.

Program Agenda

DAY ONE | Thursday, July 18th

1-1:45 p.m. – Registration and Networking
Gallery

1:45-2 p.m. – Welcome and Opening Remarks
Kinzie Forum

2-3 p.m. – Hot Topics in Pharmacy Law
Kinzie Forum
Moderator: Kaytie Ravega, partner
Presenters: Anne O'Brien and Theodore Sullivan, partners, and Alexander Snyder, attorney

3:10-4:10 p.m. – Shared Services and Remote Work Issues
Kinzie Forum
Presenters: Nicholas Meza, partner and Alex Cooper, attorney

4:20-5:20 p.m. – Current Pharmacy and Regulatory Issues and Insights
Kinzie Forum
Presenters: Ilisa Bernstein, Bernstein Rx Solutions and Edward Rickert, partner

5:30-8 p.m. – Welcome Dinner and Drinks
Gallery

DAY TWO | Friday, July 19th

8:30-9:15 a.m. – Breakfast and Networking
Gallery

9:15-10:15 a.m. – First Morning Breakout Sessions

Session One: A Changing 340B Landscape: New Challenges and Opportunities for 340B Stakeholders
Halstead Hub
Presenters: Richard Davis, partner and Michael French, attorney

Session Two: DEA’s State of Mind – A Discussion on Where DEA’s Focus is Today and Where it is Headed
Kinzie Forum
Presenters: Christopher Dang, partner and Hunter DeKoninck, practice group attorney

Session Three: NABP Accreditation Common Roadblocks & NABP Verify with Bill Cover, National Association of Boards of Pharmacy
Wayman 2
Presenters: Bill Cover, National Association of Boards of Pharmacy and Brenda Maloney Shafer, partner

10:25-11:25 a.m. – Second Morning Breakout Sessions

Session One: Artificial Intelligence in the Pharmacy Space: Considerations & Potential Issues
Kinzie Forum
Presenters: Daniel Guggenheim and Meghan O’Connor, partners

Session Two: Durable Medical Equipment (DME) 101
Wayman 2
Presenters: Susan Brichler Trujillo, partner and Christopher Guthrie, attorney

Session Three: Pharmacy Benefit Managers, ERISA and Preemption, State Laws, and Litigation: Where are we now?
Halstead Hub
Presenters: John Hintz, of counsel and Katie Lavigne, attorney

11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. – Lunch
Gallery

12:15-1:15 p.m. – State Board of Pharmacy Panel
Kinzie Forum
Moderator: Roger Morris, partner

Panelists:

  • Jennifer Colin, General Counsel, Vermont Secretary of State
  • Eden Davis, General Counsel, Kentucky Board of Pharmacy
  • Susan McCoy, Executive Director, Mississippi Board of Pharmacy
  • Donna Yeatman, Executive Secretary, Alabama Board of Pharmacy

1:15 p.m. – Closing Remarks
Kinzie Forum

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