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In this webinar you will learn about the current specialty pharmacy marketplace, how specialty pharmacies are involved and the types of roles pharmacists play in a specialty pharmacy. Then you will learn about the current status of biosimilars in the market place including recent activities of the FDA and implications of biosimilars on pharmacists.

Presenter: Tim Affeldt, PharmD

Tim Affeldt, PharmD, serves as the Director of Specialty/Infusion Operations at Fairview Pharmacy Services, LLC. Mr. Affeldt joined Fairview Pharmacy Services in September, 2013.

Fairview Pharmacy Services is an integral part of Fairview Health Services, one of the largest health care systems in Minnesota and a partner of the University of Minnesota Medical Center and University of Minnesota Children’s Hospital. Fairview serves patients from across the state of Minnesota, the upper Midwest and beyond.

Prior to joining Fairview he spent 19 years at the Walgreen Co. He was a District Pharmacy Supervisor for most of the last 10 years at Walgreens where he led the implementation of Specialty programs, MTM program, and Diabetes programs at Walgreens in Minnesota. 
Mr. Affeldt is a graduate of the University of Minnesota, College of Pharmacy. He is a former Pharmacy Alumni Society board member and remains active at the College of Pharmacy as a mentor to first year students, involvement in the Leading Change in Pharmacy program, he holds an Adjunct Assistant Professorship at the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy in the Department of Pharmaceutical care and Health systems and a Century Mortar Club board member for the University of Minnesota, College of Pharmacy.

Mr. Affeldt is a member of the Minnesota American Diabetes Association (ADA) Community Leadership Board and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) MinnDakotas Chapter Board. Mr. Affeldt is a current member of the Minnesota Pharmacists Association (MPHA), ASHP, National Association of Specialty Pharmacy (NASP), Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) and National Home Infusion Association (NHIA).

Registration Fees:

Free for MPhA members and $25 for nonmembers. Student pharmacists and residents are provided a complimentary registration.

Student pharmacists and residents are provided a complimentary registration, please use the promo code “WebinarComp16” when checking out.

Continuing Education:

This presentation is being submitted to the Minnesota Board of Pharmacy for Continuing Education credit approval (one hour).

To receive Board of Pharmacy credits for this program the following must be completed:

  • Full participation/completion of webinar either during the live program or the archived presentation

  • Completion of survey post webinar acknowledging participation

Board of Pharmacy credit processing takes place on the 15th of each month.

The Minnesota Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Minnesota Board of Pharmacy as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

Questions? Please contact karip@ewald.com with questions about credits.

Please contact jessicag@ewald.com with any technical questions or issues.

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