Our annual Client Forum is an opportunity for our network of health center and hospital leaders to come together to find measurable ways to make a difference in the care of their patients through 340B funding. What is typically an in person gathering, has been shifted to a monthly webinar series to allow for the best exposure and engagement while in the virtual setting. The series will start in May and continue through December 2021 and provide an opportunity to access educational hot topics and best practices.
The May event will kick off at 2pm (EDT) with Michelle Fox providing an update from Apexus, important information to know about the current state of the industry, and an audit update. At 3pm (EDT), Dr. Amina Abubakar will join to deliver a keynote address about her experience in the current landscape of 340B and clinical pharmacy administration. Both speakers have incredible backgrounds in 340B and the pharmacy industry and will bring great insight to attendees.
Meet the Speakers:
- Dr. Amina Abubakar, PharmD, AAHIVP
Amina Abubakar graduated from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy University of the Sciences in 2005. She is the owner and manager of Rx Clinic Pharmacy in Charlotte, NC, and the founder of the Avant Institute. She is an internationally recognized award-winning clinical pharmacist, Certified HIV Specialty Pharmacist, a preceptor to UNC Chapel Hill residents and students from several schools of pharmacy. Recently, Amina was bestowed the honor by the National Community Pharmacists Association as 2020’s Independent Pharmacist of the Year and also received the 2020 Bowl of Hygeia from the North Carolina Association of Pharmacists for outstanding service to the community.
She has fostered an environment that showcases the impact of community pharmacists on patient care by collaborating with medical providers and expanding pharmacist-led clinical services in her community. Her desire to help others advance the pharmacy profession inspired her to found the Avant Institute to offer training to pharmacies across the country on the practical application of clinical pharmacy services through developing sustainable physician collaborations. Currently, she shares her passion for pharmacy advancements with pharmacists, patients, and policymakers all over the country through Pharmacogenomics. She was invited to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and to the FDA to discuss the role of pharmacists in pharmacogenomics.
- Michelle Fox, MBA
Michelle Fox is currently the 340B Education and Compliance Manager for the Apexus Prime Vendor Program. Prior to working for Apexus, Michelle was the Sr. Director of Pharmacy Operations for a large Community Health Center that served over 160,000 patients in Washington and Oregon. She was responsible for all aspects of pharmacy operations including 63 active contract pharmacy locations, facility administered medications and 10 closed-door pharmacies including a highly automated high-volume central fill/mail facility that she designed and opened in early 2019. Michelle has over 19 years of experience in compliance and education in the areas of healthcare, human services, and community-support grant programs. Michelle likes spending free time with her husband Reed and 14-year-old daughter Taylor and German Shephard named Sadie. They enjoy camping, paddle boarding, boating, fishing, and enjoying the sun and beautiful weather and recreation around them in the Pacific Northwest.
Michelle has a Bachelor of Science in business administration and managerial economics from Central Washington University and a Master’s in business administration from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, AZ
Please click here to register for the May Session of the Webinar series and follow along as we continue each month. We made it easier than ever to know when our webinars will be as they will all follow the same pattern: It’s the rule of threes! The third Wednesday of every month at 3pm. The only difference is the first webinar will start at 2pm to accommodate a larger kickoff to the series.
See the preliminary outline below:
- Wednesday, May 13, 2021 – 2pm* – Michelle Fox and Amina Abubakar
- Wednesday, June 16, 2021 – 3pm – Sue Veer
- Wednesday, July 14, 2021 – 3pm – Apexus
- Wednesday, August 18, 2021 – 3pm – Jason Reddish
- Wednesday, September 15, 2021 – 3pm – TBD
- Wednesday, October 20, 2021 – 3pm – TBD
- Wednesday, November 17, 2021 – 3pm – TBD
- Wednesday, December 15, 2021 – 3pm – TBD
+All times are listed for Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
Questions about this event or looking to sponsor a future session? E-mail Steph at swillis@hudson340B.com for more information.