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DAY ONE Thursday, November 16, 2017

7:30

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30

Chairperson’s Welcome and Opening Remarks

J’Aime Conrod
Head of Specialty Products
UCB, Inc

8:45

KEYNOTE ADDRESS State of the Industry —
Assess the Political and Legislative Landscape Impacting Federal Pricing

William A. Sarraille
Partner
Sidley Austin, LLP

9:30

CMS Reversal of Position on Medicaid Rebates and Drugs Purchased via the FSS

Katie Lapins
Owner
Government Pricing Specialists, LLC

10:15

Networking and Refreshment Break

10:45

LEGAL TOWN HALL Pricing Controversy, 340B, Generics, Biosimilars and Beyond

Moderator:

Gregory Madden
Principal, Orlaithe Consulting LLC;
Former Staff Attorney, Office of General Counsel,
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Panelists:

Matthew Fornataro, Esq.
Associate
Arnold & Porter

Joy E. Sturm
Partner
Hogan Lovells

William A. Sarraille
Partner
Sidley Austin, LLP

11:45

Networking Luncheon

1:00

VA KEYNOTE ADDRESS VHCA and FSS Contract Compliance

Mark Myers
Director, Healthcare Resources Division, Office of Contract Review, OIG
United States Department of Veterans Affairs

Joseph Houston
Supervisory Auditor, Pharmaceutical Pre-Award, OIG
United States Department of Veterans Affairs

1:45

DoD KEYNOTE ADDRESS Strategies and Best Practices for Coordination with the Department of Defense

LCDR Ebenezer Aniagyei
Executive Pharmacist, Customer Pharmacy Operations Center
DLA Troop Support

Vincent Valinotti
Chief, Pricing Branch
DLA Troop Support

2:30

Networking and Refreshment Break

3:00

TRICARE Best Practices and Dispute Resolution

Josh O’Harra
Assistant General Counsel
Eli Lilly

3:45

Deep Dive into TAA Non-Compliant Covered Drugs Policy

Scott Spencer
National Account Director
Pfizer Inc

Joy E. Sturm
Partner
Hogan Lovells

5:00

Close of Day One

Networking, Wine and Cheese Reception immediately following the final session on day one

DAY TWO Friday, November 17, 2017

8:00

Continental Breakfast

8:30

Chairperson’s Review of Day One

J’Aime Conrod
Head of Specialty Products
UCB, Inc

8:45

Meet the Needs of the Federal Government while Maximizing Value for Patients

J’Aime Conrod
Head of Specialty Products
UCB, Inc

Gregory Madden
Principal, Orlaithe Consulting LLC;
Former Staff Attorney, Office of General Counsel,
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Jason Wray
National Contracts IST Chief
DLA Troop Support

9:45

Fireside ChatImplementing Change and Continuous Improvement within the 340B Program

Reetu Dandora
Counsel
Merck

Matthew Fornataro, Esq.
Associate
Arnold & Porter

10:30

Networking and Refreshment Break

11:00

PANEL Federal Supply Schedule Pricing Intricacies and Contract Renewal

Moderator:

Jeff Blake
Managing Partner
Federal Compliance Solutions LLC

Panelists:

Cathy Zhang
Government Pricing and Medicaid,
Corporate Ethics and Compliance, Finance
Eisai Inc.

Jennifer English
Director, Market Access,
Pricing Contracting and Government Programs
Insmed Incorporated

Gregory Madden
Principal, Orlaithe Consulting LLC;
Former Staff Attorney, Office of General Counsel,
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

12:00

Networking Luncheon

1:00

Critical Updates on DoD Formulary Management

Colonel (retired) Daniel Remund
President, Remund Group, LLC;
Former Director, DoD Pharmacoeconomic Center

1:45

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION Dual Pricing versus Single Pricing

Cathy Zhang
Government Pricing and Medicaid,
Corporate Ethics and Compliance, Finance
Eisai Inc.

2:30

Close of Conference

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DAY ONE Thursday, November 16, 2017

7:30

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30

Chairperson’s Welcome and Opening Remarks

J’Aime Conrod
Head of Specialty Products
UCB, Inc

8:45

KEYNOTE ADDRESS State of the Industry —
Assess the Political and Legislative Landscape Impacting Federal Pricing

William A. Sarraille
Partner
Sidley Austin, LLP

9:30

CMS Reversal of Position on Medicaid Rebates and Drugs Purchased via the FSS

Katie Lapins
Owner
Government Pricing Specialists, LLC

10:15

Networking and Refreshment Break

10:45

LEGAL TOWN HALL Pricing Controversy, 340B, Generics, Biosimilars and Beyond

Moderator:

Gregory Madden
Principal, Orlaithe Consulting LLC;
Former Staff Attorney, Office of General Counsel,
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Panelists:

Matthew Fornataro, Esq.
Associate
Arnold & Porter

Joy E. Sturm
Partner
Hogan Lovells

William A. Sarraille
Partner
Sidley Austin, LLP

11:45

Networking Luncheon

1:00

VA KEYNOTE ADDRESS VHCA and FSS Contract Compliance

Mark Myers
Director, Healthcare Resources Division, Office of Contract Review, OIG
United States Department of Veterans Affairs

Joseph Houston
Supervisory Auditor, Pharmaceutical Pre-Award, OIG
United States Department of Veterans Affairs

1:45

DoD KEYNOTE ADDRESS Strategies and Best Practices for Coordination with the Department of Defense

LCDR Ebenezer Aniagyei
Executive Pharmacist, Customer Pharmacy Operations Center
DLA Troop Support

Vincent Valinotti
Chief, Pricing Branch
DLA Troop Support

2:30

Networking and Refreshment Break

3:00

TRICARE Best Practices and Dispute Resolution

Josh O’Harra
Assistant General Counsel
Eli Lilly

3:45

Deep Dive into TAA Non-Compliant Covered Drugs Policy

Scott Spencer
National Account Director
Pfizer Inc

Joy E. Sturm
Partner
Hogan Lovells

5:00

Close of Day One

Networking, Wine and Cheese Reception immediately following the final session on day one

DAY TWO Friday, November 17, 2017

8:00

Continental Breakfast

8:30

Chairperson’s Review of Day One

J’Aime Conrod
Head of Specialty Products
UCB, Inc

8:45

Meet the Needs of the Federal Government while Maximizing Value for Patients

J’Aime Conrod
Head of Specialty Products
UCB, Inc

Gregory Madden
Principal, Orlaithe Consulting LLC;
Former Staff Attorney, Office of General Counsel,
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Jason Wray
National Contracts IST Chief
DLA Troop Support

9:45

Fireside ChatImplementing Change and Continuous Improvement within the 340B Program

Reetu Dandora
Counsel
Merck

Matthew Fornataro, Esq.
Associate
Arnold & Porter

10:30

Networking and Refreshment Break

11:00

PANEL Federal Supply Schedule Pricing Intricacies and Contract Renewal

Moderator:

Jeff Blake
Managing Partner
Federal Compliance Solutions LLC

Panelists:

Cathy Zhang
Government Pricing and Medicaid,
Corporate Ethics and Compliance, Finance
Eisai Inc.

Jennifer English
Director, Market Access,
Pricing Contracting and Government Programs
Insmed Incorporated

Gregory Madden
Principal, Orlaithe Consulting LLC;
Former Staff Attorney, Office of General Counsel,
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

12:00

Networking Luncheon

1:00

Critical Updates on DoD Formulary Management

Colonel (retired) Daniel Remund
President, Remund Group, LLC;
Former Director, DoD Pharmacoeconomic Center

1:45

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION Dual Pricing versus Single Pricing

Cathy Zhang
Government Pricing and Medicaid,
Corporate Ethics and Compliance, Finance
Eisai Inc.

2:30

Close of Conference