PRELIMINARY SCHEDULE


43rd Annual Conference on National Legislation and Government Affairs
May 23-25, 2011
Washington, D.C.

Monday, May 23
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.   Registration
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.   Box Luncheon
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.   General Session
    - CMS Medicaid Pharmacy and Medicare Part D Update
   
  • John M. Coster, PhD, RPh (moderator), Senior Vice President,
  •     Government Affairs, National Community Pharmacists Association
       
  • Joseph L. Fine, RPh, MPA, Technical Director, Pharmacy Division,
  •     Center for Medicaid, CHIP, Survey & Certification, Centers for
        Medicare & Medicaid Services
       
  • Tracey A. McCutcheon, MHSA, MBA, Deputy Director, Medicare
  •     Drug Benefit Group, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
        - State Issues Panel Discussion
       
  • Mark Riley, PharmD (moderator), Executive Vice President,
  •     Arkansas Pharmacists Association / NCPA Executive Committee
       
  • Greg Wren, Alabama House of Representatives, 75th District /
  •     Chairman, Task Force on Federal Health Reform Implementation,
        National Conference of State Legislatures
       
  • Rebecca P. Snead, RPh, Executive Vice President & CEO, National
  •     Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations
       
  • George L. Oestreich, PharmD, MPA, Principal, G.L.O. and
  •     Associates / Former Deputy Division Director, Clinical Services,
        Missouri HealthNet
       
  • Robert H. Dozier, Executive Director, Mississippi Independent
  •     Pharmacies Association
        - Long-Term Care Panel
       
  • Susan Janeczko, PharmD (moderator), Director, Long-Term Care,
  •     Policy and Regulatory Affairs, National Community Pharmacists
        Association
       
  • Kristen L. Kreple, Counsel, Office of Senator Herb Kohl, U.S. Senate
  •     Committee on the Judiciary
       
  • Tracey A. McCutcheon, MHSA, MBA, Deputy Director, Medicare
  •     Drug Benefit Group, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
    5:30 – 6:30 p.m.   Reception for Pharmacy Champion
        The Honorable Roger Wicker, United States Senate (R-MS)
        Deputy Whip / Member Armed Services; Banking, Housing and
        Urban Affairs; Commerce; and Veterans Affairs Committees
        (Ticketed event - requires a contribution)
    6:30 – 7:30 p.m.   Opening Reception and Capitol Steps Review


    Tuesday, May 24
    6:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.   Registration
    7:00 – 8:30 a.m.   NCPAPAC Breakfast
    Speakers
    7:00 – 8:30 a.m.   NCPAPAC Breakfast
    Speakers
       
  • Paul Begala, political consultant; political commentator; former
  •     advisor to President Bill Clinton; former host of CNN's Crossfire;
        Research Professor of Public Policy, Georgetown University Public
        Policy Institute; University of Georgia School of Law, Sanders
        Political Leadership Scholar (Ticketed event - requires a
        contribution)
       
  • The Honorable Pete Sessions, United States House of
  •     Representatives (R-TX-32), Member, House Rules Committee;
        Chairman, National Republican Congressional Committee
    8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.*   General Session
       
  • The Honorable Peter Welch, United States House of
  •     Representatives (D-VT-At Large) , Committee on Agriculture;
        Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
        *By May 23 this lineup will include a total of 7 Members of Congress.
        Press Panel Discussion
       
  • Kevin Schweers (moderator), Vice President, Public Affairs,
  •     National Community Pharmacists Association
       
  • David Nather, Politico
  •    
  • John Reichard, Congressional Quarterly
  •    
  • Emily P. Walker, MedPage Today
  •     Legal Panel Discussion
       
  • Susan N. Pilch, JD (moderator), Director, Policy & Regulatory
  •     Affairs, National Community Pharmacists Association
       
  • Frederick (Rick) R. Ball, JD, Partner, Duane Morris LLP
  •    
  • David A. Balto, JD, Law Offices of David A. Balto PLLC; former
  •     Policy Director, Federal Trade Commission
       
  • Miguel S. Rodriguez, JD, Partner, Taylor Dunham, LLP
  • 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.   Luncheon
    2:00 – 4:00 p.m.   General Session
        FDA Issues
       
  • Ilisa Bernstein, PharmD, JD, Deputy Director (Acting), Office of
  •     Compliance, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, U.S. Food
        and Drug Administration
        CMS Part B Competitive Bidding Update
       
  • Laurence D. Wilson, Director, Chronic Care Policy Group, Center
  •     for Medicare, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
        HRSA 340B Program
       
  • Jae H. Choi, PharmD, LCDR, USPHS, Deputy Director, Office of
  •     Pharmacy Affairs, Healthcare Systems Bureau, Health Resources
        and Services Administration
    4:00   Shuttle Buses Depart for Capitol Hill
        (Buses located on New Jersey Avenue)
    5:00 – 7:00 p.m.   Congressional Reception


    Wednesday, May 25
    7:30 – 8:30 a.m.   Continental Breakfast
    9:00 a.m.   Shuttle Buses Depart for Capitol Hill
        (Buses located on New Jersey Avenue)
    10:00 – 10:45 a.m.   Pharmacist Rally & Press Conference (Capitol Triangle)
    (Shuttle bus service provided)
    11:00 a.m.   Congressional Office Visits
    Depart


    Preliminary Schedule - Program subject to change.

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