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Join us at the beautiful Westin Denver Downtown for the first 340B Grantees Focused Conference, immediately following the CHAMPS/NWRPCA Fall Primary Care Conference. Experts throughout the 340B arena will lead deep-dive sessions and workshops supporting FQHCs and Ryan White Clinics. Enjoy Fall in the Denver mountains as we explore key challenges that grantees face every day.

Day 1: October 18, 2022

  • 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM: 340B 101 | Understanding the Principles of 340B | Pre-Conference Session
  • 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM: Exhibitor Setup
  • 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM: Registration Open
  • 1:00 – 2:00 PM: Opening Plenary
    • Introduction to hosting agencies
    • Introduction to Key Sponsors
    • State and National Legislative Landscape
  • 2:00 PM: Exhibits Open
  • 2:15 – 3:30 PM: Breakouts
    • The C-Suite Perspective
    • Audits and Compliance
  • 3:45 – 4:45 PM: Plenary
    • Responding to Contract Pharmacy Restrictions
  • 4:45 – 5:30 PM: Plenary
    • Communicating Effectively about your 340B Program
  • 6:00 – 8:00 PM: Sponsor-Hosted Cocktail Reception
  • Vendor Event(s) – invite only

 

Day 2: October 19, 2022

  • 7:30 – 9:00 AM: Breakfast Graze with Exhibitors
  • 9:00 – 10:15 AM: Plenary
    • Compliant Strategies for Maximizing 340B Benefits
  • 10:15 – 11:30 AM: Breakouts
    • CHC-specific issues (e.g., SFS/EPPAP, extended registration, overzealous OSVs)
    • Non-CHC-specific issues (e.g., program income, clinical issues)
  • 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM: Plenary
    • Negotiating effective 340B agreements
      • Select Tables by Topic
  • 12:15 – 1:15 PM: Working Lunch
    • Sponsor Highlight
    • Energizing your advocacy efforts
  • 1:15 – 2:30 PM: Breakouts
    • Setting Up an In-House Pharmacy
    • Advanced Operational Issues (Specialty Drugs, Clinic-Administered Drugs)
  • 2:45 – 4:15 PM: Peer-to-Peer Session
    • Prepare to Tell Your 340B Story
      • “How” – One-Pager
      • “Where” – Advocacy/Educational Options
  • 4:30 – 5:00 PM: Closing Plenary
    • Ask the Experts – Open Q&A session
  • 4:00 – 5:00 PM: Exhibitor Breakdown
  • 6:00 PM: Vendor Event(s) – invite only

 

Day 3: October 20, 2022 (optional)

  • Agency Meetings
  • Vendor Invitation Breakfast Meetings
Mezzanine Map Westin Denver Downtown

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Presenting Conference Sponsor ($10,000) – SOLD OUT:

Maximum of 1 Presenting Sponsor

  • Logo and Video/Ad on Conference Webpage
  • Full page in conference booklet
  • 10 Minute Presentation during Opening Plenary
  • Host of Welcome Cocktail Reception Day 1 (cost included in sponsorship rate)
  • Video/Ad in Conference Welcome Email
  • Option to provide branded bag for attendee conference materials
  • Up to 3 items included in welcome bag
  • Logo on Conference Booklet Cover
  • Advertised Event for Attendees (optional)
  • Central Exhibitor Booth (or choice of booth location)
  • 4 Conference Registrations

Advocate Level Sponsor ($5,000) – SOLD OUT:
Maximum of 4 Advocate Level Sponsors

  • Sponsored meal, based on submission date (cost included in sponsorship rate)
  • Up to 2 items (media or promo) included in welcome bag
  • Company/Product Bio on Advocate Sponsor Page
  • Logo on cover of conference booklet
  • Advertised Event for Attendees (optional)
  • Logo on Event Page
  • Exhibitor Booth Included
  • 3 Conference Registrations

Exhibitor Booth Only

  • Single ($1,500)
  • Double ($2,000)
  • Triple ($2,500)

Conference Sponsorships include a single exhibitor booth. Booths are also available independently of sponsorships. Exhibitor Booths will be a traditional mezzanine layout, adjacent to meeting rooms. Each single station is 10’x10′ with a 6-foot table.

Exhibitor Booths include 2 conference registrations. Additional registrations are available at $395 each.

Notes:

  • Additional Registrations available for $395 each
  • Invoices will be sent following confirmation and agreement. 

340B Grantees Conference
Exhibitor FAQs

Westin Denver Downtown
1672 Lawrence Street, Denver, Colorado 80202

 


Description of Exhibit Hall
Due to the nature of this conference, the Exhibit Hall will be housed in the mezzanine, just outside of meeting rooms. A maximum of 30 exhibitors will be permitted in this casual-feeling design. The exhibit hall is managed in-house and is not able to guarantee any large-scale displays.

Can exhibitors choose a specific booth location?
Following the model of our partner conference, booths cannot be reserved outside of obligations listed in sponsor packages. Booth locations will be assigned by conference staff and may not be available prior to the conference. Keep in mind, a max of 30 exhibitors will be permitted at the conference, and ALL exhibit booths are near a meeting room. Mirroring the structure of our partner conference, CHAMPS/NWRPCA Fall Primary Conference, booths will not be numbered ahead of setup. Please remember, the is a smaller-format conference which will offer all exhibitors visibility and access. If advertising to attendees ahead of time, you can simply ask them to find you in the mezzanine. We have strictly limited the number of exhibitors to a max of 30, and you will be easy to find.

Where and how do we deliver exhibitor materials?
ALL shipping directly to the hotel must use the Westin Denver Downtown’s exhibitor process. See the attached form for instructions and fees.
Exhibitor Shipping and AV Form

Parking
The Westin Denver Downtown Hotel provides 24/7 Valet Parking in an underground covered parking garage. To find this parking garage, navigate to the hotel entrance. The Westin Denver entrance is located at 1672 Lawrence Street, between 16th and 17th Streets on the right-hand side. Look for Westin signage and pull into the driveway for Valet assistance. Self-parking is also available in the Tabor Center Garage.

Exhibitor Set Up and Breakdown
Exhibit Booth Setup:
Tuesday, October 18 | 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Exhibit Booth Breakdown:
Wednesday, October 19 | 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM -OR-
Thursday, October 20 | 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Power to your exhibit table
All power to exhibit tables must be provided by the hotel for a fee. Complete this form with the company name to identify your exhibit table. Submit to the email address on the form.

Exhibit displays
Exhibit tables measure 6 ft x 30 inches. Displays must fit on or behind the table and cannot block doors, fire extinguishers, or the flow of traffic.

Exhibit Hours
Exhibitors are welcome to keep their exhibits open during all conference programming and reception(s). All conference programming will take place in the mezzanine or surrounding meeting rooms.

Giveaway food at your exhibit table
Food for attendees is not permitted at exhibit tables, other than individually-wrapped individual-sized candies.

Drawings and Giveaways for Attendees
Exhibitors are wholly responsible for managing any giveaways and for contacting any winners. We are not able to assist in advertising, entry collection, or prize distribution.

How do I engage attendees and network at this event?
Sponsors and exhibitors engage attendees in-person exhibit space

We also invite you to join our reception:
Tuesday, October 18, 6:00 – 8:00 PM Welcome & Networking Reception

Can exhibitors attend sessions?
Exhibitors may attend plenaries and sessions that are not noted as “CE ONLY”. Please note, we expect attendance in sessions to be for educational purposes ONLY, with a zero-tolerance policy for sales pitches or procurement outside of the exhibit hall. Any disruption of sessions or cornering WILL result in your entire organization being asked to leave. Refunds will not be offered.

Are we required to wear masks?
Masks are encouraged but NOT required.

Are COVID-19 Vaccinations required?
COVID-19 Vaccinations are encouraged, but proof of vaccination is not required.

Is COVID-19 testing required prior to attending the conference?
No, however we encourage you to take an at-home test and monitor for symptoms prior to attending.

340B Grantees Conference
Attendee FAQs

Westin Denver Downtown
1672 Lawrence Street, Denver, Colorado 80202

 

Parking
The Westin Denver Downtown Hotel provides 24/7 Valet Parking in an underground covered parking garage. To find this parking garage, navigate to the hotel entrance. The Westin Denver entrance is located at 1672 Lawrence Street, between 16th and 17th Streets on the right-hand side. Look for Westin signage and pull into the driveway for Valet assistance. Self-parking is also available in the Tabor Center Garage.

Are we required to wear masks?
Masks are encouraged but NOT required.

Are COVID-19 Vaccinations required?
COVID-19 Vaccinations are encouraged, but proof of vaccination is not required.

Is COVID-19 testing required prior to attending the conference?
No, however we encourage you to take an at-home test and monitor for symptoms prior to attending.

Interested in presenting or speaking at the 340B Grantees Conference? Fill out the form below.

Arrival/Departure Recommendations

Plan to arrive in Denver on or before October 18, 2022 at noon. Conference Programming will continue through mid-morning of October 20th. Afternoon travel is recommended.

Hotel Information

Westin Denver Downtown

UPDATE: Our Room Block Is Sold Out
A limited, discounted room block is available for October 18 and 19 for registered conference attendees, based on registration date.
Room block is reserved based on registration date. The reservation link will be emailed after completing registration.

Full-price rooms are available at the Westin outside of these dates, and several nearby hotels also have open availability to satisfy varying budgets.

Nearby Hotels:

 

Westin Denver Downtown View

General Information:

Trent Smith
trent@uphsfl.org; rwc340b@outlook.com

Speakers:

Colleen Meiman
Colleen@fachc.org

Conference Archives

RWC-340B held its second national conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida – the epicenter of the domestic AIDS epidemic – on January 6-7, 2020. We were especially honored that Jeanne White-Ginder, Ryan White’s mother, was our Keynote Speaker. Her remarks were a stirring reminder of the origins of the Ryan White law and why our clinics fight every day to end the epidemic. This gathering of the nation’s top HIV/AIDS focused providers featured local and national leaders who spoke about the unique challenges facing Ryan White clinics, sexually transmitted disease clinics, federally qualified health centers and other grantees and sub-grantees dedicated to caring for people living with HIV/AIDS.  Underscoring the entire conference is the fact that with 340B savings, Ryan White clinics are able to stretch their grant funds, offer a wider range of services, and improve the quality of care persons living with HIV/AIDS receive.

Key sessions included:  Regulatory and Legislative Update, Clinical Focus on STD & HIV/AIDS, Contract Pharmacy, Program Income, Discriminatory Reimbursement, Audits, and Peer-to-Peer Coaching.

On August 1, 2019, RWC-340B and Cempa Community Care (“Cempa”) hosted the inaugural Ryan White Clinics for 340B Access National Conference in Chattanooga, Tennessee.  This day-long conference brought together local and national 340B advocates and experts to share best practices and discuss important 340B program administrative and regulatory updates.

The conference opened with short introductions from keynote speakers, including Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke, Tennessee State Rep. Patsy Hazlewood, Ryan White clinic advocate Matthew Nevels, and was moderated by Shannon Stephenson, CEO of Cempa and President of RWC-340B.  Bill von Oehsen, one of the initial authors of the 340B statute, provided a brief overview of the 340B program and how the program has changed since it was implemented in 1992.  The conference then featured five different panel discussions, starting with a 340B program update from Principals at Powers, Pyles, Sutter & Verville, the nation’s leading 340B law firm.  This session provided attendees with a comprehensive update of the political, regulatory and judicial landscape related to 340B, including insider news and predictions about 340B actions within Congress, federal agencies, and the Administration.

Health care professionals from Cempa and CAN Community Health also participated on a panel, focusing specifically on best practices in the clinical setting.  The panelists shared real-life examples of how their Ryan White clinics use 340B savings to support the full continuum of care their patients need which, in turn, has enabled the clinics to suppress their patients’ viral loads and ultimately to stop the spread of the disease.  Panelists also discussed the unique and evolving challenges of caring for the HIV population and how Ryan White clinics have had to adopt creative strategies to meet the clinical, social, educational and financial needs of their patients.

The conference also featured panel sessions focused on specific policy topics such as 340B contract pharmacy compliance and program income, as well as third party payer and PBM discriminatory reimbursement practices and the different strategies available to Ryan White clinics for combating such practices.  Throughout the entire conference, panelists spoke about ongoing advocacy efforts to protect the 340B program, on both the state and federal level, and highlighted RWC-340B’s health care professional sign-on letter as an additional way that members and friends can show support for the 340B program.  The conference closed out with a round table discussion on program income and provided attendees the opportunity to ask the experts questions regarding what constitutes program income and the appropriate uses of program income.

The RWC-340B National Conference provided attendees with an invaluable opportunity to get together in one location to learn about the best practices being implemented in Ryan White clinics throughout the nation, as well as share their own success stories.

Key sessions included:  Regulatory and Legislative Update, Clinical Focus on STD & HIV/AIDS, Contract Pharmacy, Program Income and Discriminatory Reimbursement.