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Maximize your conference experience by adding a highly rated Preconference Session. Held Wednesday morning, March 21, from 7-11 am, these sessions take a deeper dive into important issues and provide added opportunities for discussion. An extra fee applies. 

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Practice Management Boot Camp (001) 0.4 CEUs
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Speakers: Lindsey Amerine, PharmD MS BCPS; Victoria Brown, PharmD BCOP; Kelly Scott-Rice, PharmD; Tim Tyler, PharmD FCSHP FHOPA

This session will describe the fundamentals of precertification, formulary management, and inventory control of oncology agents. Each has an impact on oncology budgets and daily operations, which are key areas of focus for oncology managers. Formulary and inventory management can work in concert to streamline operational practices. This presentation will also cover key leadership and management principles for clinicians who are transitioning from direct patient care provider to a formal leadership and management role. Topics will include communication with internal and external stakeholders (e.g., advocating on oncology pharmacy issues to corporate-level executives), basic tools for people management, and the transition from peer to manager. The potential leadership gap in pharmacy means that there is a significant need for more practice-based leadership.

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the need for precertification processes for oncology infusions.
  2. Recommend a formulary management structure for oncology medications.
  3. Outline steps for the procurement of oncology medications.
  4. Identify tools and resources needed by an entry-level manager for successful people management.
  5. Describe methods for making the transition from peer to supervisor.


  • A Primer on Precertification, Formulary Management, and Inventory Control
  • From the Bedside to the Board Room: Tools for Making the Transition from Clinician to Director
  • The Oncology Pharmacy Navigator: A New Best-Practice Model for Managing Medications in Cancer Programs
  • Reimbursement: Oncology Updates

Fee: $125


Lindsey Amerine

Lindsey Amerine, PharmD MS BCPS 

Lindsey Amerine, PharmD, MS, BCPS, is the Associate Director of Pharmacy for Infusion Services, Investigational Drug Services, and Medication Assistance Program at the University of North Carolina (UNC) Medical Center. She is an Associate Professor of Clinical Education at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy and is a board certified pharmacotherapy specialist. Dr. Amerine earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy and her Master of Science degree with an emphasis in Health-System Pharmacy Administration from the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy while completing her two-year Health System Pharmacy Administration Residency at UNC Hospitals.


Victoria Brown

Victoria Brown, PharmD BCOP

Victoria Brown, PharmD, BCOP is the Division Director for the Weinberg Oncology Pharmacy at the Johns Hopkins Hospital (JHH). As such, she is responsible for clinical and operational pharmacy services within the cancer center. Notable achievements include development of an oral oncology medication therapy management service and implementation of robotics for chemotherapy preparation. Prior to this role, Dr. Brown practiced as a clinical pharmacy specialist in hematologic malignancies and BMT. Dr. Brown earned her Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Pharmacy from The Ohio State University. She completed a PGY1 pharmacy practice and PGY2 oncology pharmacy residencies at JHH.


kelly scott rice

Kelly Scott-Rice, PharmD

Dr. Kelly Scott Rice, PharmD, is the Oncology Pharmacy Navigator at the Legacy Cancer Institute in Portland Oregon. She received her Pharm.D. from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California. After completing a pharmacy residency at Legacy Health in Portland, she then specialized in oncology pharmacy practice at the University of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics. She spent 27 years as an inpatient oncology clinical pharmacist at Legacy Health before designing and implementing a novel outpatient position called the oncology pharmacy navigator. She also serves as the PIC at an inpatient hospice facility and oversees all investigational oncology medications.


Timothy Tyler

Timothy Tyler, PharmD FCSHP FHOPA

Dr. Timothy Tyler is the Director of Pharmacy, Lab and Oncology Supportive Care Services at the Comprehensive Cancer Center on the campus of Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs, California. He has served as adjunct clinical faculty at the University of Southern California - School of Pharmacy for the past 22 years. Dr. Tyler received his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from the California State University, San Bernardino and he received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. In 2006, Dr. Tyler completed a 4.5 year appointment to the Medicare Federal Advisory Panel for Ambulatory Payment Classification for which he chaired the Data Subcommittee for his last 2 years.


If you would like to attend this preconference session, you may do so on the conference registration site. If you have already registered for conference, and would like to add this session, please contact Member Services at 877.467.2791 (1.877.HOPARX1) and they will be happy to register you for this session.


Attendee Lounge Events

Stop by the Attendee Lounge to network, check your e-mail, charge your phone, and participate in these optional sessions.

Oral Chemotherapy Education

Learn about this new patient education resource, a joint collaboration between HOPA, ONS, ACCC, and NCODA.

  • Wednesday, March 21, 5–6 pm
  • Thursday, March 22, 11:30 am–12:30 pm
  • Friday, March 23, 11:30 am–12:30 pm

BCOP Consultations

Do you want to be a BCOP speaker or become involved in the development of BCOP education? Don’t miss this opportunity to meet with current BCOP Oversight Committee members to understand how to improve your submissions and your chance to be selected as a BCOP speaker.
  • Wednesday, March 21, 11 am–Noon
  • Friday, March 23, 5–6 pm

Professional Headshots

Come and get your professional headshot taken free of charge.
  • Thursday, March 22, Noon–1 pm
  • Friday, March 23, Noon–1 pm

Membership SIG or Community

Are you interested in creating additional SIGs or communities? Come to this information-gathering session to explore the need for geriatrics, student, and quality improvement communities.
  • Friday, March 23, Noon–12:30 pm

Open Research Consultations

Do you have a research idea or clinical question and wonder what to do next? Don’t miss this opportunity to meet with established researchers and get your questions answered. Our experts have a wide range of clinical and research experience and will be available for consultations.
  • Thursday, March 22, 12:30–1:30 pm
  • Friday, March 23, 12:30–1:30 pm

Meet and Greet Session with Board Members and Nominations Committee

A member of the HOPA Board of Directors and Nominations Committee will be available during the following times:

  • Wednesday, March 21, 10 am–11 am and 1 pm–2 pm
  • Thursday, March 22, 3 pm–5 pm

My Education Library

HOPA’s new home for continuing education will be on display in the attendee lounge during these times. Come take a virtual tour of My Education Library see how you can access all your purchased HOPA education and distance learning products in one easy and seamless experience.
  • Thursday, March 22, 1:30–2:45 pm
  • Friday, March 23, 11:30 am–12:30 pm
  • Saturday, March 23, 7–8 am

Fundamentals of Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation Training Course

Saturday, March 24–Sunday, March 25
(immediately following the HOPA 14th Annual Conference)

The course, offered by the American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (ASBMT), will be held Saturday, 2:30–6:05 pm, and Sunday, 7 am–1 pm, at the Colorado Convention Center. This interactive case-based course provides practitioners with the skills required to care for patients undergoing hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT), with a focus on pharmacotherapeutic management throughout the transplant process. The target audience is pharmacists, pharmacy students and residents, physicians (including residents and hematology/oncology fellows), advanced practice providers, and nurses.

Full agenda with speakers is available here.

This activity is eligible for Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education credit; see the final Continuing Pharmacy Education activity announcement for details. Additional details and registration information are available on the ASBMT website.


Click here for additional details and to register for the ASBMT course.