Webinar Information and Registration

Ask the Expert:
Exploring Issues with Biosimilars in Health Systems

Thursday, March 20, 2014
1-2 pm EST

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Accreditation for Pharmacists

ACPEThe American Society of Health-System Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This activity provides 1 hour (0.1 CEU) of continuing pharmacy education credit (activity # 0204-0000-14-462-L03-P).

This activity is provided free of charge. Participants must participate in the entire presentation, submit an enrollment code (announced during the webinar), and complete the course evaluation to receive continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credit. Participants will process CPE credit online at http://elearning.ashp.org/my-activities, with the option of printing a CPE certificate. CPE credit will be reported directly to CPE Monitor. View full CE processing instructions.

Methods and Format

This is a live web-based activity consisting of audio, presentation slides, and an activity evaluation tool.  A live webinar brings the presentation to you.  Listen to the speaker present in “real time” as you watch the slides on the screen.  You will have the opportunity to ask the speaker questions at the end of the program.  Please join the conference at least 5 minutes before the scheduled start time for important announcements.

Target Audience

This continuing pharmacy education activity was planned to meet the needs of pharmacists in a variety of practice settings, and it would be particularly beneficial for pharmacists, clinical specialists, pharmacy managers, leaders, and educators who are interested in biosimilars.

Webinar Overview

Biosimilars are biological medicines that are “highly similar” to an innovator biological product, but due to their complexity, are not the same as the innovator product. There are unique scientific, legislative, and safety issues associated with biosimilars.

The content for the live webinar is based on questions raised by participants in a recent educational symposium on this topic.  Time for questions and answers from the webinar audience will be provided at the end of the presentation.

Learning Objectives

After participating in this application-based educational activity, attendees should be able to

  • Compare and identify important differences between biosimilars and innovator products.
  • Discuss considerations for incorporating biosimilars into the health-system formulary.


James G. Stevenson, Pharm.D., FASHP, Activity Chair
Professor, Department of Clinical, Social, and Administrative Sciences
University of Michigan College of Pharmacy
Ann Arbor, Michigan
President, Hospital and Health System Services
Visante, Inc.

James G. Stevenson, Pharm.D., FASHP, is Professor in the Department of Clinical, Social, and Administrative Sciences in the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy.   He also serves as President, Hospital and Health System Services, for Visante, Inc.

Dr. Stevenson received his Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. He then joined the faculty at the West Virginia University School of Pharmacy in Morgantown.    He served as Director of Pharmaceutical Services at West Virginia University Hospitals.   Subsequently he was named Director of Pharmacy Services at Detroit Receiving Hospital and University Health Center, Director of the Graduate Program in Health Systems Pharmacy Management in the Wayne State University College of Pharmacy, and Executive Director of Pharmacy Services for the Detroit Medical Center.    He served for the past 15 years in the University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers, where he was Chief Pharmacy Officer.

Dr. Stevenson received the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Award for Distinguished Leadership in Health-System Pharmacy Practice in 2013. He is a Fellow of ASHP and has been recognized as Pharmacist of the Year by both the Michigan Society of Health-System Pharmacists and the Michigan Pharmacists Association. He has also been honored with the Distinguished Alumnus Award by the Wayne State University College of Pharmacy and the Joseph Oddis Leadership Award by the Michigan Society of Health-System Pharmacists. He completed a term of service on the ASHP Board of Directors and received the John W. Webb Lecture Award in 2010. In 2012, Dr. Stevenson was appointed to the Michigan Board of Pharmacy.

Dr. Stevenson's major research interests include pharmacy practice management, pharmacoeconomics, pharmacy informatics, and medication safety.

Viewing the Webinar as a Group

To arrange for colleagues to participate in this webinar as a group, one person serving as the group coordinator should register for the webinar.  The group coordinator will receive an e-mail confirmation with instructions for joining the webinar.  A few minutes before the webinar begins, the group coordinator should launch the webinar link. Once the webinar has been activated, the coordinator will have the option to open the audio via VoIP (Voice Over IP) on the webinar toolbar or use a touch tone phone with the provided dial-in information.  At the conclusion of the activity, the group coordinator will complete a brief online evaluation and report the number of participants at that site.  Each participant will process their own continuing education statements online.

Webinar System Requirements

Be sure to view the webinar system requirements for Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android prior to the activity.

Planned and conducted by ASHP Advantage and supported by
an educational donation provided by Amgen.
ASHP Advantage and Amgen.