Premier Alternate Sites Virtual National Meeting

National Meeting 2022


Join us at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix, Arizona on November 13 – 16 for the 2022 Premier Continuum of Care and Premier Business and Industry Continuum 2022.


12:00 – 12:30 PM General Session: Welcome and Company Keynote
Andy Brailo, Chief Customer Officer — Premier
Mitch Steiner, Group Vice President, Alternate Site Programs — Premier
12:30 – 1:30 PM Breakout Sessions 1
Track 1A: Improving Clinical and Compliance Outcomes Choosing Medications Wisely: A Deprescribing Drive to Educate and Implement
Dr. Manju Beier, Pharm D., BCGP, FASCP, Senior Partner, Geriatric Consultant Resources and Adjunct Associate Professor of Pharmacy — The University of Michiga
Accreditation TBD

Track 1B:

Navigating Regulatory and Legislative Changes

Legislative & Regulatory Update: Shifting Payments and the Movement Towards Home Health
Shara Siegel, MS, Director of Government Affairs — Premier
Brad Kile, PhD, President — Dumbarton Group & Associates, LLC

Track 1C:

Enhancing Business Management and Operations

Sustaining Your Resilience During Challenging Times
Phyllis Quinlan, PhD, RN, NPD-BC, President/CEO — MFW Consultants to Professionals
Accreditation TBD

Track 1D:

Getting the Most from Your Supply Chain

Strategies to Strengthen Your Supply Chain: eCommerce and Direct Sourcing
Matt Burns, Director, eCommerce Solutions — Premier
Jeff Willink, Sr. Director — S2S Operations

1:30 – 1:45 PM Break Break
1:45 – 2:45 PM Premier Solutions Spotlights Premier Solutions Spotlights
2:45 – 3:45 PM Breakout Sessions 2
Track 2A: Improving Clinical and Compliance Outcomes New Medications for LDL-C Lowering
Dr. Joseph Saseen, PharmD, Professor and Vice Chair, Clinical and Academic Programs — University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Accreditation TBD

Track 2B:

Navigating Regulatory and Legislative Changes

Infection Prevention and Technology: Challenges and Opportunities in Long-Term / Post-Acute Care Panel
Led by: Daisy Jackson, CIC, Premier Director of Member Engagement
Panelists: Jocelyn Thomas, MPH, CIC, CLSSGB, Regional Manager of Infection Prevention for Memorial Hermann Health System
Linda Behan, BSN, RN, CIC, Corporate Senior Director of Infection Prevention and Control — Genesis HealthCare
Accreditation TBD

Track 2C:

Enhancing Business Management and Operations

Online Marketing Strategies in the New Normal
Susan Catalano, Managing Partner — JQLaCorte
Robert Clark, Managing Principal — LucidPointe

Accreditation TBD

Track 2D:

Getting the Most from Your Supply Chain

Thriving in the Challenging Foodservice Labor Market
Jon Garrett, Vice President, Food & Nutrition Strategy, Foodservice — Premier
Mark Eggerding, Vice President of Brand Activation — US Foods

3:45 – 4:00 PM Break
4:00 – 5:00 PM General Session: Government Affairs Keynote National Policy and Politics Outlook and Implications
Blair Childs, Senior Vice President, Public Affairs — Premier
12:00 – 1:00 PM Advisory Group Only Session Advisory Group Session: Navigating the COVID-19 Testing Landscape
Trina Gilligan, MBA, MT (ASCP), Director, Clinical Product Planning, Supply Chain Services — Premier
1:00 – 2:00 PM General Session: Guest Keynote
Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger “Miracle on the Hudson” Pilot and Safety Expert
2:00 – 2:45 PM Premier Solutions Spotlights
2:45 – 3:00 PM Break
3:00 – 4:00 PM Breakout Sessions 3
Track 3A: Improving Clinical and Compliance Outcomes Antibiotic Stewardship in Long-Term Care
Dr. Kati Shihadeh, PharmD, BCIDP Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Infectious Diseases, PGY2 Infectious Diseases Residency Program — Denver Health Medical Center
Accreditation TBD

Track 3B:

Navigating Regulatory and Legislative Changes

Emerging Risks of Noncompliance: The Nuts and Bolts of Avoiding a Disastrous Audit in Alternate Sites
S. Leigh Davitian, JD, Founder / Chief Executive Officer — Dumbarton Group & Associates, LLC

Track 3C:

Enhancing Business Management and Operations

Building the Aquarium; Creating the Environment for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging
Joseph Machicote, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer — Premier
Accreditation TBD

Track 3D:

Getting the Most from Your Supply Chain

Maximizing Your GPO Support in Managing Supply Disruptions
Laurie Crozier, RN, BS, CRNI, OCN, VA-BC, Director, Portfolio Advisors — Med/Surg, Premier
Kyle MacKinnon, Director, Operational Excellence — Premier

4:00 – 5:00 PM General Session: Clinical Keynote
The COVID-19 Pandemic: Where Are We Nearly Two Years Later?

Douglas Fish, PharmD, Professor and Chair, Department of Clinical Pharmacy — University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Working Agenda as of 11/22/2021

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2020 Premier Alternate Site Programs Virtual Meeting & Expo Recap

Each year, one of the highlights for Premier Alternate Site programs is the time spent interacting with our members, Sponsors, suppliers, and staff at our National Meeting and Expo. In 2020, we were particularly excited to launch a newly expanded and inclusive Premier Alternate Site Programs National Meeting and Expo to reflect the growing prominence of our program.

However, the COVID-19 pandemic has presented our industry with unprecedented challenges. With that in mind, we made the difficult decision to cancel our in-person 2020 Premier Alternate Site Programs National Meeting and Expo and host this event virtually.

In spite of these challenges, the Virtual Meeting and Expo was a success on all levels. With over 600 total attendees, 80 suppliers in our virtual exhibition hall, eight hours of continuing education accredited sessions, and much more, the meeting incorporated many of the elements that make our National Meeting and Expo an annual can’t-miss event.

Please enjoy this brief meeting recap, and we look forward to seeing you in person in 2021!

Opening Keynotes

Our inaugural virtual meeting launched with a message from Premier Leadership by Michael J. Alkire, President of Premier. He offered a spirited welcome addressing everything from this year’s challenges concerning COVID-19 and how Premier’s solutions like stockd are part of a strategy to deliver the next generation of solutions to improve the healthcare supply chain. Next, John Sganga, Premier’s Senior Vice President of Alternate Site Programs, elaborated on how Premier Alternate Site Programs successfully pivoted in 2020, breaking from “business as usual” and developing new programs and processes to support our members in their time of need.


Educational Programming

This year’s virtual meeting featured educational programming sessions organized into three parallel tracks curated to meet the needs of all attendees: 1) improving clinical and compliance outcomes; 2) navigating regulatory and legislative changes; and 3) enhancing business management and operations. The three tracks included 8 sessions, with over eight hours of accredited continuing education sessions for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, long-term care administrators, and nurses.

All three tracks featured subject matter experts and thought leaders who shared their knowledge with attendees in an interactive virtual setting. Prominent sessions included effective strategies for responding to COVID-19 at your facility, policy updates impacting infection prevention, marketing strategies to deploy during a pandemic, and more.


Continuing Education Opportunities Available for Home Study
Did you miss the opportunity to join this year’s Virtual Meeting and Expo? If you still need continuing education, look no further! Many of the live programs from this year’s event are now being offered for home study. A total of 7 programs are available, each offering 1 contact hour for pharmacists and technicians for a maximum of 7 ACPE home-study contact hours.


Exhibition Hall and Premier Business Development Lounge

Our virtual exhibition hall was spread out over two days, providing the opportunity for attendees to interact with our contracted suppliers and stockd sellers in their digital booths. In addition to downloading collateral and viewing videos, attendees engaged with suppliers in “face-to-face” video discussions in the virtual booths.

In addition to the main exhibition hall, attendees also had the opportunity to connect with the Premier Alternate Site team and learn about Premier programs, including our online marketplace stockd, clinical programs, pharmacy operations improvement offerings, and more.

Exhibit Hall

Keynote Sessions

In addition to the educational programming, our meeting featured general sessions with engaging topics that appealed to all attendees. Our speakers included David Ropeik, a leading expert on risk management; Douglas Fish, Professor and Department Chair at the Skaggs School of Pharmacy, and Blair Childs, Premier’s SVP of Public Affairs and Washington, DC insider. They covered pressing topics focusing on the current pandemic, the elections, and healthcare policy.


In Conclusion

Despite this switch to a virtual platform, we’ve received overwhelmingly positive feedback regarding the 2020 Premier Alternate Site Programs Virtual Meeting and Expo. In our post-meeting survey, 100 percent of respondents indicated they plan to attend next year!

Thank you to all of our members, Sponsors, suppliers, and staff who made this year’s meeting successful, and please save the date for our 2021 Premier Alternate Site Programs National Meeting and Expo, scheduled for October 17 – 20 at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix.



Thank You 2020 exhibitors!

We thank you for joining our first virtual event and appreciate your continued support for our organization and our members!
3M Medical Solutions
Abbott Laboratories
Alcresta Therapeutics, Inc.
American Express
Amring Pharmaceuticals Inc
Anda, Inc
Arjo, Inc.
Armstrong World Ind.
AstraZeneca Plc
Avante Health Solutions
Azurity Pharmaceuticals
B. Braun Medical Inc.
Best Price Products
Beyond Meat
Brookwood Farms BBQ
Concordance Healthcare Solutions
Dr. Praeger’s Purely Sensible Foods
Essity Professional Hygiene
FFF Enterprises
Fresenius Kabi
General Mills Convenience and Foodservice
Graham Medical
HD Supply
Henry Schein, Inc.
Home Depot Pro
I.C. Medical Inc.
IBS Solutions Corporation (Interplastic/Pitt)
John B. Sanfilippo & Son, Inc.
JUST Water
Ken’s Foods Inc.
Kimball International Health
MDM Wound Ventures Inc (EZBRIDE)
Med Water Systems
Medline Industries, Inc.
Mobility Exchange, LLC
Mohawk Group
Network Services Company
Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc.
Orkin Pest Control
Owens & Minor
Pactiv, LLC
Pharmaceutical Associates, Inc.
Phoenix Textile
Pitney Bowes
Post Consumer Brands
Procter & Gamble Distributing
Reliable 1 Laboratories
Ruprecht, a division of Kilcoy Global Foods
SAGENT Pharmaceuticals
Shannon Specialty Floors (Teknoflor)
SK life science
Slate Run Pharmaceuticals
Smith Drug Company
Smucker Away From Home
Sonny Merryman, Inc.
Spartan Chemical Company
Sun Communications, Inc.
Sun Rich Fresh Foods Inc
Terminix Commercial
The Collective Group, LLC
The Wasserstrom Company
Tradition Energy
United Language Group Inc
UNX Industries, Inc.
Upsher-Smith Laboratories, LLC
US Foods, Inc.
Xellia Pharmaceuticals
XS Supply