Calendar of Events

2023 Event Schedule: 

Topics will be updated as they are confirmed.

February 2nd, 2023- Quiet Quitting and Culture Panel Discussion- ** 

April 6th, 2023- Understanding the Pharmaceutical Landscape- Challenges and Solutions

July 20th, 2023 - CEO Roundtable + Mariners Game 

September 14th, 2023- Topic TBD

December 7th, 2023- Topic TBD

**Note:  Not eligible for CE

Upcoming Events

    • 06 Apr 2023
    • 7:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Washington Athletic Club

    EBPA April 6 Program

    Understanding the Pharmaceutical Landscape – Challenges and Solutions

    Approved for two (2) hours of Continuing Education

    Michael J. Scalese, PharmD, BCCP, BCPS

    Director of Clinical Services and Industry Relations

    Prescryptive Health

    Biosimilars represent a new advancement in drug technology and have a significant impact on how biologic drugs are managed in health plans. In fact, few other approvals or new entities in the last 10 years have been nearly as disruptive to the pharmaceutical market landscape. Recent and upcoming biosimilar releases create a considerable opportunity to optimize costs and minimize therapy interruption. This presentation will explore key elements of biosimilars and specific considerations related to pharmacy benefit management by payers and health plans.  

    Matt Dickinson, PharmD, MBA

    Pharmacy Consultant


    Attendees will gain a deeper understanding of the challenges and solutions available to employers when selecting vendors and designing their pharmacy  benefit. This presentation will include a discussion about optics in contracting, the appeal of pricing transparency, and tactics to manage drug cost. The current landscape of copay accumulator programs, copay maximizers, alternate funding approaches, and gene therapies will also be discussed.

    Michael J. Scalese, PharmD, BCCP, BCPS is the Director of Clinical Services and Industry Relations with Prescryptive Health. He graduated with a Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from Wilkes University Nesbitt School of Pharmacy. Following graduation, Dr. Scalese completed a PGY1 pharmacy residency at Palmetto Health in Columbia, South Carolina followed by a PGY2 cardiology residency at the University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Prior to joining Prescryptive Health, his experience focused on clinical education and peer-reviewed research at Auburn University’s Harrison School of Pharmacy followed by a clinical specialist role with Prisma Health where he founded and directed a PGY2 training program. In his current role, Dr. Scalese specializes in formulary and benefit management, specialty drug landscape and pipeline analysis, member empowerment through therapeutic alternatives, and various other clinical initiatives.  

    Matt Dickinson, is an experienced pharmacist and healthcare leader with 10+ years in the managed care pharmacy and consulting industries. His previous regional and national health plan/PBM clients span as large as 16M lives and his employer clients range from 100 - 30,000 lives. His expertise includes evaluating and implementing new pharmacy vendors and PBMs including data analysis, contracting, specialty drug services, oversight, performance reporting, utilization management, quality, and performance improvement. He has collaborated with a variety of small and large cross-functional teams including other healthcare providers, politicians, executives, human resources, board members, benefits consultants, and information technology teams to present new ideas and execute objectives.  


    $65 Members - $85 Non-members/guests before 04/04

    $80 Members - $100 Non-members/guests after 04/04

    $140 New or Renewing EBPA Members + Event Registration*

    Organizations are forced to increase costs due to labor, product, food and supplies for events.  EBPA has chosen to absorb the increased costs for this month's program. 

    * Include membership and event registration. Your membership

    paid through December 31, 2023.

    Event Details:

    Date:  Thursday, April 6, 2023

    Location: Washington Athletic Club, 1325 Sixth Avenue, Seattle, WA 


    7:20 - 7:45 am - Registration, Breakfast

    7:45 - 8:35 am - Michael J. Scalese, Prescryptive Health

    8:35 - 9:00 am - Break 

    9:00 - 9:50 am - Matt Dickson, FathomRx

    9:50 - 10:00 am - Q&A

    *No refunds or credit for a future meeting can be granted after the deadline.

    **Online registration deadline is Tuesday, April 4. If you miss the online registration, call the office 206.653.7259.  

    Thank you to our Program Sponsors:

    NOTE:  This event approved for two (2) hours of Continuing Education Credit by the Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner.

    YOU MUST be seated for the presentation within 5 minutes of the session start. You can take a break, but you must limit your time outside the presentation. The Insurance Credits are for two hours.  NO PARTIAL CREDITS awarded. You cannot sign out early.   

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24 Jan 2023 Sponsorship - 2023 CEO Roundtable
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08 Dec 2022 EBPA December 2022 Education Event
19 Oct 2022 EBPA October 2022 Education Event
27 Jul 2022 Sponsorship - 2022 CEO Roundtable
27 Jul 2022 Live from the Dugout - 2022 EBPA CEO Roundtable
28 Apr 2022 2022 EBPA & WP&BC Spring Seminar
03 Feb 2022 EBPA February 2022 Education Event
31 Dec 2021 EBPA Sponsorship Opportunities for 2022
02 Dec 2021 EBPA December 2021 Education Event
16 Sep 2021 EBPA September 16th, 2021 - Emerging Gene Therapies & Polychronic Case Management
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12 Aug 2021 Mariner's Game with EBPA
06 May 2021 EBPA & WP&BC 2021 Spring Seminar
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03 Dec 2020 Where Do We Go From Here? EBPA & WP&BC Program
15 Oct 2020 WP&BC and EBPA Joint Program
23 Jul 2020 July 23, 2020 Joint Webinar - EBPA & WP&BC
06 Feb 2020 EBPA 2020 Series - February
05 Dec 2019 December 5 - EBPA Innovation Series
19 Sep 2019 Innovation Series
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04 Apr 2019 WP&BC Spring Seminar in partnership with EBPA
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06 Dec 2018 Innovation Series - Innovations in Care Delivery
20 Sep 2018 Innovation Series - Chronic Condition: Diabetes
07 Jun 2018 Innovation Series: Strategy and Outcomes of Employee Engagement Hubs
30 Apr 2018 EBPA invited to WP&BC Seattle Meeting
05 Apr 2018 April 2018 Education Program
01 Feb 2018 February 2018 Education Program
07 Dec 2017 December Education Program
16 Nov 2017 WP&BC Seattle Chapter Pop Up - ACA Developments
28 Sep 2017 September Education Program
08 Jun 2017 June Education Program
06 Apr 2017 April Education Program
02 Feb 2017 February Education Program
01 Dec 2016 December Education Program
14 Sep 2016 September Education Program
02 Jun 2016 June Education Program
07 Apr 2016 April Education Program
25 Feb 2016 February Education Program
03 Dec 2015 EBPA/WAHU--Joint Education Program
17 Sep 2015 September Education Program
04 Jun 2015 June Education Program
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