2023 Distribution Management Conference and Expo

March 12-15, 2023 | JW Marriott Indianapolis

2023 Distribution Management Conference and Expo

March 12-15, 2023 | JW Marriott Indianapolis

Sunday, March 12, 2023

  • 1:00 PM - 7:30 PM JW Grand Ballroom Foyer

    Registration

  • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Griffin Hall

    Exhibitor Setup

  • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    VIP Reception (Invitation Only)

  • Sponsors

Monday, March 13, 2023

  • 7:00 AM - 6:30 PM JW Grand Ballroom Foyer

    Registration

  • Sponsors

  • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM JW Grand Ballroom 5 & 6

    Opening General Session

  • Speakers

    • Chester "Chip" Davis, Jr.

      Chester "Chip" Davis, Jr.

      President and Chief Executive Officer

      Healthcare Distribution Alliance

  • 8:20 AM - 8:30 AM JW Grand Ballroom 5 & 6

    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 Griffin Hall

    Expo Grand Opening and Morning Break

  • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Concurrent Education Sessions A

  • 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    FDA has had another active year on DSCSA implementation: issuing rewritten draft guidance documents, proposing a critical licensure rule and holding an important meeting on the 2023 requirements.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

    Speakers

    • Connie Jung

      Connie Jung

      Senior Advisor for Policy

      U.S. Food and Drug Administration

  • Speakers

    • Elizabeth A. Gallenagh

      Elizabeth A. Gallenagh

      General Counsel and Senior Vice President, Supply Chain Integrity

      Healthcare Distribution Alliance

    • Nicolette Louissaint

      Nicolette Louissaint

      Senior Vice President, Policy and Strategic Planning

      Healthcare Distribution Alliance

    • Megan Maltenfort

      Megan Maltenfort

      Vice President, ESG

      Cardinal Health, Inc.

  • Sponsors

    Speakers

    • Charles H. Forsaith

      Charles H. Forsaith

      Vice President, PCSC

      Healthcare Distribution Alliance

  • Description

    The future of work is here, and it's about more than technological advancement. With the demand for flexible, fulfilling work growing, employers are at a crossroads. Every organization must find a way to create meaningful connections with its employees that prioritize their emotional health, contributions and purpose. Building an employee experience that creates these connections throughout the employee lifecycle doesn't happen by accident. It starts with the right roadmap, and your organization's future depends on it.

    In this session, you'll learn about the 4 Principles of Connection™️ that bridge the gaps between people and work, as well as the nuances of employee experience. Learn best practices and lessons from Connected Organizations and global thought leaders on the future of work.

    Sponsors

    Speakers

    • Jason D. Cochran

      Jason D. Cochran

      President/ Chief Connection Officer, Psychologist

      Telos, LLC

  • 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Griffin Hall Foyer

    Networking Break

  • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Concurrent Education Sessions B

  • 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

    • Jeffery W. Denton

      Jeffery W. Denton

      Cencora, Inc.

    • Craig Little

      Craig Little

      Senior Systems Developer

      Value Drug Company

    • Tracy Nasarenko

      Tracy Nasarenko

      Vice President of Community Engagement, Healthcare

      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

      Heather Easterling

      Senior Managing Consultant, 340B Solutions, Health Systems

      McKesson Corporation

    • Andrew L. Wilson

      Andrew L. Wilson

      Vice President, 340B Solutions

      McKesson Corporation

  • Description

    Hear the behind-the-scenes stories of many of the most recent mass shootings. FBI John’s unique knowledge is informed by his on-the-ground experience responding to several high-profile mass shootings and time as a law enforcement consultant for national news programs. Attendees will hear how these events happened, how they were planned, how law enforcement responded and important clues that could potentially prevent future tragedies.

    Sponsors

    Speakers

    • John Iannarelli

      John Iannarelli

      Speaker, Author, Consultant

      FBI John, The Voice of Cyber and Security

  • Speakers

    • Julie Plake

      Julie Plake

      Manager of Community Engagement – Immersive Learning

      United Way of Central Indiana

  • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Griffin Hall

    Expo Lunch

  • 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM Griffin Hall

    Expo and Dessert Break

  • 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

    Concurrent Education Sessions C

  • 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

      Healthcare Distribution Alliance

    • Gregg A. Gorniak

      Gregg A. Gorniak

      VP - Manufacturer Operations & Data Services | Secure Supply Chain Lead

      Cencora, Inc.

    • Daniel Jackson

      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.

  • Description

    This session will provide a comprehensive review of both state legislative and regulatory issues affecting the wholesale distribution industry.

    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

      AVP, Distribution

      Apexus, LLC

    • Jennifer K Harrison

      Jennifer K Harrison

      Senior Portfolio Executive, Distribution

      Apexus, LLC

  • Sponsors

    Speakers

    • John Iannarelli

      John Iannarelli

      Speaker, Author, Consultant

      FBI John, The Voice of Cyber and Security

  • Description

    In this session, you learn key strategies to increase your personal safety during everyday activities. Sharing personal stories, Ann Marie Suter will help attendees develop a proactive mindset to walk more confidently with heightened awareness.

    Sponsors

    Speakers

    • Ann Marie Suter

      Ann Marie Suter

      Crime Prevention & First Aid Training

      Code Red Solutions, LLC

  • 3:15 PM - 3:30 PM JW Grand Ballroom Foyer

    Networking Break

  • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    Concurrent Education Sessions D

  • 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

    • Bruce Harold

      Bruce Harold

      Director of EDI

      KeySource

    • Scott A. Mooney

      Scott A. Mooney

      Vice President Distribution Operations, Traceability

      McKesson Corporation

    • Maryann Nelson

      Maryann Nelson

      Regulatory Manager

      Cardinal Health, Inc.

    • Matt Sample

      Matt Sample

      SVP, Manufacturer and Replenishment Operations

      Cencora, Inc.

  • 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

      ArentFox Schiff LLP

  • 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

  • Description

    In this panel discussion, senior leaders will share their stories, talk about how they got to where they are today, and give advice on what best positioned them for each step in their career. These industry experts will discuss what strengths and technical skills were required, how they leveraged existing and new relationships and how their experience helped set them up for success.

    Sponsors

    Speakers

    • Natalie Adams

      Natalie Adams

      Vice President, Strategic Sourcing - National Brands

      Cardinal Health, Inc.

    • Scott Cornwell

      Scott Cornwell

      Chief Supply Chain Officer

      Dispensary of Hope, LLC

    • Anne M. Nevel

      Anne M. Nevel

      Vice President, Education

      Healthcare Distribution Alliance

    • Sean  Spears

      Sean Spears

      Senior Director, Trade and Pharmacy Relations

      Eisai, Inc.

  • 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM Griffin Hall

    Expo Reception and Raffle

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

  • 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM JW Grand Ballroom Foyer

    Registration

  • 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM JW Grand Ballroom 5 & 6

    General Breakfast

  • 8:15 AM - 9:30 AM JW Grand Ballroom 5 & 6

    Morning General Session

  • 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 Griffin Hall

    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

      Business Process Consultant / DSCSA National Project Sponsor

      Kaiser Permanente

    • Leon Nevers

      Leon Nevers

      Senior Director, Procurement and Business Development

      H-E-B

    • Jaidalyn Rand

      Jaidalyn Rand

      Director, Industry Relations

      Healthcare Distribution Alliance

  • Description

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

    Sponsors

    Speakers

    • Thomas W. Prevoznik

      Thomas W. Prevoznik

      Assistant Administrator, Diversion Control Division

      U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)

    • Matthew Strait

      Matthew Strait

      Deputy Assistant Administrator

      U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)

  • Speakers

    • Tom Cotter

      Tom Cotter

      Executive Director

      Healthcare Ready

    • Erik A. Little

      Erik A. Little

      SVP, Replenishment Operations

      Cencora, Inc.

    • Nicolette Louissaint

      Nicolette Louissaint

      Senior Vice President, Policy and Strategic Planning

      Healthcare Distribution Alliance

    • Derron R. Stark

      Partner, Transaction Strategy & Execution, Supply Chain, Health Sciences & Wellness

      Ernst & Young LLP

  • Description

    What is temperature lane mapping? Considerations, risks, advantages, planning, execution, data analysis, and mitigation. A case study review of U.S. and Canadian lane mapping. ANVISA's requirements in Brazil and USP Brazil education. Forthcoming guidance ISTA (International Safe Transit Association) and U.S. Pharmacopeia (USP).

    Speakers

    • Chris J. Anderson

      Chris J. Anderson

      Director, Quality Management

      Cardinal Health, Inc.

  • 11:00 AM - 11:15 AM JW Grand Ballroom Foyer

    Networking Break

  • 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

    Concurrent Education Sessions F

  • Description

    This session will provide an overview of FDA’s recent activities, emphasizing the agency’s recommendations and directives intended to guide the supply chain, state regulatory authorities and others toward DSCSA compliance. Hear important context about FDA's activities and implications for compliance.

    Sponsors

    Speakers

    • Tish E. Pahl

      Tish E. Pahl

      Principal

      Olsson Frank Weeda Terman Matz PC

    • Brian P. Waldman

      Brian P. Waldman

      Partner

      ArentFox Schiff LLP

  • 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

      Chief Compliance Officer

      Cote Law PLLC

    • John A. Gilbert

      John A. Gilbert

      Director

      Hyman, Phelps, and McNamara, P.C.

  • Description

    Review the responses to recent disasters and disease outbreaks. From local government coordination in Florida, to amoxicillin shortages, to rollout of another SNS-provided vaccine, the session will include an interactive discussion of vignettes from events like Hurricane Ian, the pediatric respiratory surge and mpox. In addition to describing how supply chain stakeholders responded to new and familiar challenges, the session will cover lessons learned that must be applied to improve responses to future events.

    Speakers

    • Sean Edward Brzozowski

      Sean Edward Brzozowski

      Program Analyst

      Healthcare Ready

    • Tom Cotter

      Tom Cotter

      Executive Director

      Healthcare Ready

  • 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

    • Kelly Copes-Anderson

      Kelly Copes-Anderson

      Global Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

      Lilly USA, LLC

    • 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.

  • 12:15 PM - 2:00 PM Griffin Hall

    Volunteer Opportunity: HDA/United Way of Central Indiana Hygiene Kit-build

  • 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM Griffin Hall

    Expo Lunch

  • 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM Griffin Hall

    Expo and Dessert Break

  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Concurrent Education Sessions G

  • Description

    Attendees will have the opportunity to discuss current operational issues associated with traceability implementation. Choose a topic of interest, rotate through tables, and convene with peers in small roundtable discussions, hosted by industry experts. Highlights from the discussions will be shared at the end of the session.

    Topics Include:

    • Exceptions handling
    • Tracing
    • Credentialing
    • VRS
    • RFID
    • Value Beyond Compliance
    • Small Distribution Compliance
    • GS1

    Sponsors

    Speakers

    • Michael Benedick

      Michael Benedick

      Pharmaceutical ERP Expert

      Blue Link ERP

    • Robert Celeste

      Robert Celeste

      Founder

      Center for Supply Chain Studies

    • Cameron J. Hall

      Cameron J. Hall

      Chief Operating Officer

      VineMeds, LLC

    • Georg Jürgens

      Georg Jürgens

      Manager Industry Solutions & OCI Co-Chair

      Spherity, Inc.

    • Danielle Lobo

      Danielle Lobo

      Marketing Manager

      Blue Link ERP

    • Eric  Marshall

      Eric Marshall

      Executive Director

      Partnership for DSCSA Governance (PDG)

    • Tracy Nasarenko

      Tracy Nasarenko

      Vice President of Community Engagement, Healthcare

      GS1 US

    • Maryann Nelson

      Maryann Nelson

      Regulatory Manager

      Cardinal Health, Inc.

    • Michael Rowe

      Michael Rowe

      Director, DSCSA/Serialization Services

      Two Labs Pharma Services

    • Tim  Stearns

      Tim Stearns

      Senior Director, Industry Relations

      Healthcare Distribution Alliance

    • Anil Suresh

      Anil Suresh

      Product Manager, DSCSA Expert

      SAP America

    • John Wirthlin

      John Wirthlin

      Principal Owner

      Zebra Technologies

    • Herbert Wong

      Herbert Wong

      SVP Product & Strategy

      Antares Vision Group

  • Description

    Over the past two years, HDA has enhanced its efforts to highlight the critical role and value of the healthcare distribution sector with policymakers and key audiences — and we are taking our messages to Capitol Hill and beyond. HDA-member professionals have unique perspectives and experiences in moving millions of medicines, products and supplies across the healthcare supply chain. In this session, you will learn more about the importance of effective industry storytelling and HDA’s communications efforts. You will walk away with insights to help you participate in, amplify and advocate for safe and efficient healthcare distribution with policymakers and other key stakeholders.

    Speakers

    • Abigail Kizer

      Abigail Kizer

      Associate Director, HDA PAC and Grassroots

      Healthcare Distribution Alliance

    • John E. Parker

      John E. Parker

      Senior Vice President, Communications and Marketing

      Healthcare Distribution Alliance

    • Farah M. Simonett

      Farah M. Simonett

      Vice President, Communications and Marketing

      Healthcare Distribution Alliance

  • Description

    Conducting asset investigations often requires a keen understanding of how to track down stolen money and property on a variety of Internet sites. Backpage and auction websites — used for human trafficking, drug trade and terrorism — are two of the many places nefarious criminals conduct their trade.

    This intermediate to advanced hands-on class examines how to use important online tools when conducting asset investigations. Participants will learn the ins and outs of auction and illegal sale sites, and how to conduct hands-on searches to track materials stolen or otherwise sold on Backpage, Amazon, Craigslist, eBay, Oodle, gun/auto traders and others. Field investigators will be able to track and locate assets illegally sold on auction, sale, and dark web onion sites.

    Speakers

    • Cynthia Hetherington

      Cynthia Hetherington

      President

      Hetherington Group

  • Description

    The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy will provide updates on how the state regulatory community is preparing for November 2023. The session will focus on the impact of 2023 requirements on how regulators request information from trading partners and how regulators will assess compliance with DSCSA.

    Speakers

    • Josh M. Bolin

      Josh M. Bolin

      Associate Executive Director for Government Affairs and Innovation

      National Association of Boards of Pharmacy®

  • 3:00 PM - 3:15 PM JW Grand Ballroom Foyer

    Networking Break

  • 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM JW Grand Ballroom 5 & 6

    Afternoon General Session

  • 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 Griffin Hall

    Networking Reception and Expo Raffle

  • 6:15 PM - 8:00 PM Griffin Hall

    Exhibitor Move-out

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

  • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM JW Grand Ballroom Foyer

    Registration

  • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM JW Grand Ballroom 5 & 6

    General Breakfast

  • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM JW Grand Ballroom 5 & 6

    Closing General Session

  • Speakers

    • Daniel Burke

      Daniel Burke

      Special Agent, Manager-Cyber Operations Branch, Office of Criminal Investigations

      U.S. Food and Drug Administration

    • Charles H. Forsaith

      Charles H. Forsaith

      Vice President, PCSC

      Healthcare Distribution Alliance

    • Ajay Gupta

      Ajay Gupta

      Vice President, Cyberdefense, Data and Threat Management

      Cencora, Inc.

    • Cynthia Hetherington

      Cynthia Hetherington

      President

      Hetherington Group

  • Speakers

    • Steven A. Adams

      Steven A. Adams

      Director, Strategic National Stockpile, Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response

      Centers for Disease Control & Prevention/OPHPR/DSNS

  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 AM JW Grand Ballroom 5 & 6

    Conference Adjournment

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