New conference series will dive deep into the clinical and operational sides of specialty pharmacy; sessions are led by industry experts on oncology, autoimmune disorders, home infusion therapy, regulatory updates, and more.

MALVERN Pa., (April 18, 2023) — HMP Global, the leading omnichannel healthcare company, today announced the Specialty Pharmacy Next virtual conference series, offering a deep dive into the clinical and operational sides of specialty pharmacy in a convenient, easy-to-access format. Participants will engage in lively discussions with industry experts and educational advisors, covering specialty disease states, therapeutic advances, business objectives, and more.

The two virtual conferences will be held August 17-18 and November 9-10. Both will provide opportunities for participants to engage with thousands of like-minded professionals nationwide, and will feature vital, real-world topics along clinical and business tracks to maximize the agenda and provide relevant takeaways.

“The specialty pharmacy industry has grown tremendously in recent years, and today, more than 90% of all large hospital systems operate their own specialty pharmacy,” said Randy Robbin, President, HMP Education, a subsidiary of HMP Global. “Through the Specialty Pharmacy Next series, we are filling a critical need for convenient, high-quality education and professional development focused on the clinical and business needs in specialty pharmacy. The educational program is designed by the leading minds in the field, with an ultimate goal of improving patient care and outcomes.”

The educational program features lectures presented by industry-leading expert faculty and live discussions with Q&A. Featured topics and discussions include emerging therapies, oncology, autoimmune disorders, home infusion therapy, regulatory and policy updates, patient outcomes and reporting, patient adherence and education, and technology and data management.

Specialty Pharmacy Next conference Co-Chairs include:

  • Chris Fausel, PharmD, MHA, BCOP, Clinical Manager, Oncology Pharmacy, IU Health, Indianapolis
  • Ryan Haumschild, PharmD, MS, MBA, Director of Pharmacy Services, Emory Healthcare and Winship Cancer Institute, Atlanta
  • Erin Hamai Tom, PharmD, APh, MBA, BCACP, Specialty Pharmacist Supervisor, UC Davis Health, Davis, Calif.
  • Ryan Nix, PharmD, MMHC, Senior Director, Specialty Pharmacy Operations, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tenn.

Sessions will focus on evidence-based clinical guidelines, standards of patient care, overcoming barriers to patient adherence (and improving the patient journey), strategies for improving clinical and operational issues, regulatory updates, and the impact of emerging trends.

“Health systems that adopt integrated specialty pharmacies are seeing improved patient health outcomes, decreased total medical expenditure, and a way to extend those benefits to at-risk members,” Nix said. “Through Specialty Pharmacy Next, we are sharing succinct clinical updates on new and emerging therapeutic advances, as well as insightful discussions from industry leaders on the business issues impacting specialty pharmacy. Throughout the program, patient well-being is the ultimate focus.”

Specialty Pharmacy Next will welcome forward-thinking professionals who have a daily impact on the expansive and critical role of specialty pharmacy. This includes pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, nurses, executives, pharmacy owners and operators, managed care leaders, purchasing agents, residents, and supply chain professionals. Participants may earn up to 7.5 CPE/CE credits.

There is no cost for clinicians and healthcare providers to attend the live conference, and Plus and Premium Plus options are also available for on-demand access. For more information or to register, visit  



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