About the 2017 Sharing Conference
For almost three decades, pharmaceutical professionals have been meeting at the Alliance’s Annual Sharing Conference. What draws them to our compliance conference is the desire to learn and share: an actual need to expand their knowledge and gain new perspectives on complying with the Prescription Drug Marketing Act (PDMA), the Physician Payments Sunshine Act (Open Payments), the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and other federal and state compliance mandates that effect their day-to-day responsibilities.
In 2017, the need for compliance education is more crucial than ever as the breadth and scope of the health care industry faces unprecedented challenges. With every successful advance in legislation, science and business come insights into unexpected roadblocks that beg for solutions. The more we educate ourselves, the better prepared we are to stand up to the challenges to our organization’s mission: to secure a safe and effective drug supply for our nation.
It therefore follows that the annual conference is focused on two things: education, which includes a review of current compliance challenges as well as the anticipated expansion of new regulations and the exchange of information in sharing and networking, where in an atmosphere of collaboration and common goals, attendees from both industry and vendor sides meet to discuss their challenges, best practices and solutions.
Over the years, The Sharing Conference agenda has explored topics such as:
• CMS Open Payments
• Regulatory Gray Areas
• Fraud & Abuse
• Best Business Practices
• Business Ethics
• Alternative Sampling
• Inspection Readiness
• Sample Accountability & Compliance
• Corporate Integrity Agreements (CIAs)
• For Cause Audits
• Risk Mitigation & Assessment
• Off Label Promotion
• DQSA & DSCSA
• State Requirements Disclosure Reporting
• Practitioner Validation
• Monitoring & Auditing
• 340B Drug Discounts
• DEA Compliance
• Data Intelligence
• Internal & External Investigations
• Speaker Programs
• Operational Management
• Data Integrity
• Field Force Monitoring
• Employee Misconduct
In general sessions, workshops, open forums, speed sessions and throughout our exhibit hall, the Sharing Conference offers attendees three days of complete immersion in a wide variety of compliance subjects. Even those in related areas (marketing, regulatory, sales, and more) are drawn to our annual meeting because an understanding of compliance regulations allows them to better appreciate the requirements encountered by their compliance colleagues. The benefits are mutual. The expanded attendance by a wider representation allows us a broadened perspective. And for all participants, this perspective extends beyond conference meeting. Our Members Only section of the Alliance website, www.sharingalliance.org, provides ongoing learning and sharing throughout the year for all conference attendees.
Each year the Alliance Board works to select the topics and speakers that will resonate with compliance professionals at the annual Sharing Conference. Pharmaceutical, medical device, and biotech attendees, along with their vendor counterparts, understand the value of meeting in person. You are invited to share your ideas of what you would like to see covered at the annual conference. Contact Us with your suggestions or to update/add your contact information to the mailing/email list.