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Tuesday, October 18

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM | Registration and Check-In

Location: Lobby Level 2

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10:30 AM – 12:30 PM | 340B 101 Supplemental Session

Perfect for those just entering the 340B space, or anyone who wants a refresher. Join us for this 2-hour deep dive into the principles of 340B.
Speakers: Matt Atkins, Mark Malahosky, Tim Mallett, Mark Ogunsusi, Megan La Suer

Location: Augusta (Lobby Level 2)

340B 101 Slide Deck

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11:00 AM – 1:00 PM | Exhibitor Setup
Location: Mezzanine

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1:00 PM – 1:20 PM | PLENARY: Welcome and Overview

Location: Confluence Ballroom

Remarks from our Presenting Sponsor, Equiscript, Shannon Stephenson with RWC-340B, and Vacheria Keys with NACHC.

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1:20 PM – 2:15 PM | The National and State 340B Landscape

This session will provide an overview of the current 340B landscape at both the Federal and state level, including the political and operational forces at play.

Location: Confluence Ballroom

Speakers: Ted Slafsky, Peggy Tighe, Shannon Stephenson, Vacheria Keys, Sue Veer

National and State 340B Landscape PowerPoint

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2:15 PM – 3:30 PM | Breakout 1A: C-Suite Perspective

CEs ONLY

This discussion-based session will focus on how the C-Suite can support an organizational framework for optimal value and compliance within the 340B pharmacy program.

Location: Platte River

Speakers: Sue Veer, Rob Renzi, Carol Austerman, Shannon Stephenson

C-Suite Perspective PowerPoint

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2:15 PM – 3:30 PM | Breakout 1B: Audits

CEs ONLY

This session will include a review of the HRSA 340B audit process, followed by an overview of common audit findings.  It will them discuss self-auditing and oversight, including for organizations who receive more than one type of Federal grant. 

Location: Lawrence AB

Speakers: Matt Atkins, Leann Sheer, Mark Malahosky, Donavan Smith

Audits PowerPoint

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3:30 PM – 3:45 PM | Break with Exhibitors

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3:45 – 4:45 PM | PLENARY: Responding to Contract Pharmacy Restrictions

This session will begin by discussing how we got to this point, and then review a range of strategies for grantees to use to mitigate the impact of contract pharmacy restrictions.  It will touch only briefly on 340B-ESP, as this will be covered in a separate session on Wednesday. 

Location: Confluence Ballroom

Speakers: Jason Reddish, Rob Renzi, Colleen Meiman, Logan Yoho, Bill von Oehsen

Responding to Contract Pharmacy Restrictions PowerPoint

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4:45 PM – 5:30 PM | PLENARY: Communicating Effectively about your 340B Program

Location: Confluence Ballroom

Peggy Tighe, Sean DeYoung, Vacheria Keys, Lisa Nelson, Max Wilson

Communicating Effectively About Your 340B Program PowerPoint

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5:30 PM – 6:00 PM | Break with Exhibitors

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6:00 PM – 8:00 PM | Cocktail Reception Hosted by Equiscript

Location: Lawrence AB and Mezzanine

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Wednesday, October 19

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM | Breakfast with Exhibitors

Location: Confluence Ballroom



8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
| Registration and Check-In

Location: Mezzanine Regisration

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8:30 AM – 9:45 AM | PLENARY: Compliant Strategies for Maximizing the Value of Your 340B Program

This session will explore a range of strategies for maximizing the value of your340B program, including increasing your capture rate, referral prescriptions, clinic-administered drugs, using metrics/ dashboards, and Pharmacy Oversight Committees.  Speakers will also offer resources and word of wisdom for ensuring that your 340B program reasons stable and compliant.

Location: Confluence Ballroom

Speakers: Colleen Meiman, Barbara Williams, Donavan Smith, Michelle Fox, Derek Pihl, Sue Veer, Mary Eileen Marr

Compliant Strategies for Maximizing the Value of Your 340B Program PowerPoint

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9:45 AM – 10:00 AM | Break

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10:00 AM – 11:15 AM | Breakout 2A: CHC-Specific Issues

CEs ONLY

This session will address 340B issues that are unique to CHCs, including: NACHC 340B resources; extended OPAIS registration deadlines; the intersection of 340B and Medicaid PPS; BPHC OSV & 340B; and expectations around Sliding Fee Scale and drug affordability for low-income patients.

Location: Platte River

Speakers: Colleen Meiman, Tim Mallett, Lisa Nelson, Elizabeth Linderman

CHC-Specific Issues PowerPoint

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10:00 AM – 11:15 AM | Breakout 2B: Non-CHC-Specific Issues

CEs ONLY

This session will address 340B compliance issues that have a unique impact for Ryan White Clinics. Speakers will explore the legal reasons behind these issuess, and give examples of compliant practices.

Location: Lawrence AB

Speakers: Megan Lengerman, Barbara Williams, Rob Renzi

Non-CHC-Specific Issues PowerPoint

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11:15 AM – 11:30 AM | BREAK

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11:30 AM – 12:15 PM | Submitting Data to ESP: Pros, Cons, and Challenges

Location: Confluence Ballroom

Speakers: Megan LaSuer, Tim Horn, Sue Veer, Colleen Meiman

Submitting Data to ESP: Pros, Cons, and Challenges PowerPoint

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12:15 PM – 1:15 PM | WORKING LUNCH: Energizing Your Advocacy Efforts

Location: Confluence Ballroom

Speakers: Peggy Tighe, David Poole, Colleen Meiman, Donavan Smith

Energizing Your Advocacy Efforts Slides

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1:15 PM – 2:30 PM | Breakout 3A: Setting Up an In-House Pharmacy

CEs ONLY

Location: Platte River

Speakers: Tim Mallett, Mark Malahosky, Lisa Nelson

Setting Up an In-House Pharmacy PowerPoint

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1:15 PM – 2:30 PM | Breakout 3B: Advanced Operational Issues

CEs ONLY

Location: Lawrence AB

Speakers: Mark Ogunsusi, Felicity Homsted, Lisa Nelson

Advanced Operational Issues PowerPoint

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2:30 PM – 3:00 PM | Break with Exhibitors

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3:00 PM – 4:30 PM | Peer-To-Peer Workshop

CEs Only

Location: Confluence Ballroom

Table-by-Table Discussions

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4:30 PM – 5:00 PM | CLOSING PLENARY: Ask The Experts

Open Q&A

Location: Confluence Ballroom

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5:00 PM | Adjourn

Mezzanine Map Westin Denver Downtown
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Avita Pharmacy
CaptureRx
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Cervey
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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.

Valet $46 overnight, $22 up to 8 hours *subject to change

Self-park is at prevailing rates: Parking in Central Business District | Denver Parking | Parkwell | Save Big! (goparkwell.com)

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.

Registration
Look for directional signs leading to the registration desk. You’ll find us there. If you have any issues, just email trent@uphsfl.org.

Dress Code
All conference events are business casual. You may wish to bring warmer clothing for any outings.

OUTLETS

  • The coffee shop + breakfast outlet is located in our upper lobby open 6:30am-10:30am M-F and 7am-11am Sat-Sun.
  • Lobby bar with food offerings is open 4pm-11pm each evening
  • Breakfast room service 6:30am-10:30am, Lunch room service 11am-4pm, Dinner room service 4pm-11pm
  • There are snack options and alcoholic + nonalcoholic beverages for purchase at the front desk.
  • Establishments that are within walking distance are the shops in Larimer Square https://www.larimersquare.com/directory/  or Union Station https://unionstationindenver.com/dine/
  • Guests are always welcome to have food delivered to the lobby to be consumed in their guestrooms. They will need to pick up the order in the hotel lobby.
  • The pool and Westin Workout, with Pelotons, is open 5am-11pm daily

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.