Newswise — Chicago, IL (July 17, 2017): Join experts in the field of pharmacy services management, and share expertise and practical solutions to the everyday challenges of providing top-of-the-line clinical care in a fiscally responsible manner. The Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association’s (HOPA) 5th Annual Oncology Pharmacy Practice Management Program will be held at the Chicago Marriott O’Hare on September 15-16, 2017.

This robust program will examine multiple critically important areas of pharmacy practice management, including

  • An overview of the Centers for Medicare/Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) Oncology Care Model
  • A new paradigm in cancer care reimbursement: An Update on OCM & MACRA
  • Justification and Development of an Oral Chemotherapy Service with an In-House Specialty Pharmacy
  • Preparing for Implementation of USP Chapter 800
  • A Simple Approach: Budgets and Expansion of Services
  • Improving Safety and Visibility in Hazardous Medication Preparation Through IV Automation
  • Telepharmacy IV Workflow and Robotics

The Program will feature a special keynote lecture, The Ascendancy in Influence of Clinical Pharmacy Leaders in an Evolving Cancer Care World, delivered by Dr. Bill McGivney. Dr. McGivney, Managing Partner of McGivney Global Advisors, has vast experience and expertise focused on real world issues and strategies. Prior to his work with McGivney Global Advisors, he served as CEO of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network from 1997 to 2011, where he founded the NCCN Drugs and Biologics Compendium.  

A preconference workshop is also planned on Investigational Drug Services. Available for an additional fee, this event will feature solutions from experts who will provide insights into the changing roles, priorities and responsibilities of an Investigational Drug Service pharmacy.

Successful completion of this program will provide up to 13.5 hours of ACPE credit, with an additional 3.5 hours of credit available upon the completion of the optional preconference workshop.  

Visit for a complete schedule, faculty and session information, travel details, and online registration, or call HOPA Member Services at 877.467.2791. Register by August 15 and take advantage of the early-bird discounted rates. Special rates for members, groups, and students are available.

This program is intended for oncology pharmacists, pharmacy managers, pharmacy directors, oncology residents, administrative residents, oncology business managers, and oncology informatics pharmacists. 


HOPA is a nonprofit professional organization formed in 2004 to help oncology and hematology pharmacy practitioners and their associates provide the best possible cancer care. HOPA supports research, conducts educational conferences to advance knowledge, encourages professional development and advocates for health policy issues that improve patient care. HOPA has more than 2,700 members and includes oncology pharmacists, pharmacy administrators, researchers, residents, interns, and technicians specializing in hematology/oncology practice.


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