ASPL 2020 Conference

DPLXXXI Conference - November 5 - 8, 2020

Naples Grande Beach Resort, Naples, FL


 ASPL invites individuals with an interest in pharmacy law to submit a proposal for presentation at the 2020 Developments in Pharmacy Law Seminar XXXI to be held at the Naples Grande Beach Resort, November 5-8, 2020 in Naples, Florida.

The conference draws attendees from pharmacy companies, wholesalers, PBMs, manufacturers, law firms, consulting firms, government, boards of pharmacy and academia.

Authors are encouraged to submit proposals for current topics of interest for pharmacists, lawyers, and business and compliance representatives.  We provide some suggested topics below, but proposals on other current, relevant topics are encouraged. We also ask that you consider proposing session formats other than lecture/panel.  ASPL requests that no more than two individuals present per session.  Those wanting more presenters must provide justification for the need of additional speakers. Rooms will be set in classroom style with a podium and two chairs/table.  Those presenters requesting other setups must submit their desired room setups with their proposals.  Not all requests will be guaranteed.   The Review Committee will take these requests into consideration and work to implement them if possible.  Suggested topics:

  • Ethics
  • 340B
  • Self-disclosure compliance
  • Wholesale drug distributors, licensing, regulatory changes
  • State statutory and regulatory update
  • Compounding - USP 795, 797 and 800
  • CBD/marijuana
  • Compounding - human and veterinary
  • Pharmacy notification requirements - changes in reporting disciplinary actions to State Boards
  • Case law focused on pharmacist errors and mistakes
  • Specialty pharmacy (effects of URAC, TJC and ACHS accreditation standards on the pharmacists duty)
  • Specialty pharmacy data contracts (example: California Consumer Privacy Act)
  • Board of pharmacy enforcement hearings
  • Utilizing biosimilars: role of pharmacy, billing processes
  • Drug supply chain security act compliance
  • White bagging compliance
  • Future of 503b outsourcing facilities
  • Pharmacy role in epidemics/outbreaks – legal barriers and/or examples in the                   
  • Law where pharmacies are relied upon (CDC etc)
  • Importation – analysis of what is going on in the states
  • Pharmacists on social media – ethical analysis/employment concerns/anti-trust, etc.
  • Prescriptive authority - Advanced clinical services as applied to CLIA tests; PrEP

Submission Requirements
Each abstract should be:

  •  related to those who have at least 3 years in the industry.  Preference will be given to proposals with an in-depth focus on a topic rather than a general overview.
  • a 50-minute presentation by one or more speakers, with 10 minutes for Question & Answer*;
  •  300 words or less;
  •  include a short (50 word) biography; and
  •  four learning objectives (learning objectives must be written from the learner's perspective.  What will the learner be able to do after hearing your presentation?)

Requirements for Selected Presenters
Each presenter must:

  • confirm acceptance of the invitation to present;
  • confirm final presentation summary for inclusion in the registration materials before June 19, 2020;
  • complete and sign a Financial Relationship Disclosure Statement and a Conflict of Interest Declaration by June 19, 2020;
  • register for the conference on or before October 14, 2020;
  • submit a final PowerPoint presentation by September 25, 2020 for committee review and agree to work with committee on updating presentation suggestions; and
  • participate fully in the conference. 

 *Travel reimbursement: Travel assistance is available on a per CE session basis.  Speakers may apply for reimbursement up to $700 in transportation and up to 2 nights hotel stay at the ASPL room block rate. The reimbursement will be divided if a session is led by more than one speaker.  ASPL will waive conference registration for invited speakers. 

Submission Deadline:  April 13, 2020




If you have any questions, contact Kristen Ball, ASPL Executive Director, at 217-529-6948 or email [email protected].


Interested in Sponsoring the 2020 Developments in Pharmacy Law Seminar?  
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Thank you Sponsors

Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman, P.C.

National Association of Boards of Pharmacy

Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Karr Tuttle Campbell
Pharmacists Mutual Insurance Company