National Association of Specialty Pharmacy and Healthcare Businesswomen's Association Join Forces to Enhance Career Opportunities for Women

ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The National Association of Specialty Pharmacy (NASP) announced a strategic alliance with the Healthcare Businesswomen's Association (HBA) to advance the leadership talents and careers of women representing all specialty pharmacy stakeholders. 

"NASP continues to focus on building partnerships and collaborating with organizations in pharmacy and the healthcare industry as a whole that share our mission and support our strategic goals," Gary M. Cohen, BSPharm, RPh, CSP, NASP CEO, said. "This is a valuable opportunity for women who are HBA and NASP members to enhance their professional network and build relationships with leaders in healthcare and specialty."

Through the new partnership, NASP and HBA will provide joint programming to members featuring relevant and up-to-date education and opportunities to network with colleagues.  Members can also take advantage of discounts to NASP and HBA events. The two organizations will kick off the alliance with an inaugural luncheon on April 2, 2014 during the Specialty Pharmacy EXPO, March 31April 4, at the USF Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation (CAMLS) in Tampa, FL.  The luncheon will feature guest speaker, Laurie Cooke, RPh, CEO of HBA. 

"We are excited to partner with NASP and explore programs that will allow our members to expand their skills and increase their knowledge in key areas that are related to advancing their careers," Cooke said. Learn more about the Specialty Pharmacy EXPO online at

About the National Association of Specialty Pharmacy

The National Association of Specialty Pharmacy™ (NASP™), founded in 2012, represents specialty pharmacy professionals in all practice settings. Our mission is to provide educational programs, certification curriculum and professional networking forums for healthcare professionals to promote the safe and appropriate use of specialty medications. By building collaboration among all organizations involved in specialty pharmacy, NASP delivers the benefits and services needed to promote the highest standards of care and improved patient outcomes.

Source: National Association of Specialty Pharmacy,

About Healthcare Businesswomen's Association: Healthcare Businesswomen's Association (HBA) strives to empower more women as business and thought leaders in healthcare. HBA has established relationships with leading organizations that support the HBA's mission: to further the advancement and impact of women in healthcare.

Source: Healthcare Businesswomen's Association,

Media Contact: Kathleen Wolff,

Media Contact: Gary Cohen, National Association of Specialty Pharmacy, 703-910-2105,

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SOURCE National Association of Specialty Pharmacy


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