Register for July 6, 2017 Webinar


Thursday, July 6, 2017, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT 

Program Description 

Biosimilars Basics and Beyond: The Science of Biosimilars 

Biosimilars have the potential to produce significant health care cost savings in the United States and improve patient access to treatment options. Whether biosimilars are able to fulfill that potential depends in large part on how well they are accepted by payers, clinicians, and patients. The more managed care pharmacy professionals know about how biosimilars are developed, evaluated, approved, and regulated, the more likely they will be to have confidence in the effectiveness and safety of these agents.

This webinar—the first in a two-part series—focuses on the science behind biosimilars and the “totality of the evidence” approach to evaluating biosimilarity.

Learning Objectives 

At the completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Define the terms “reference biologic,” “biosimilar,” “interchangeable biosimilar,” and “biobetter.”
  2. Identify key differences between proving generic equivalence to a conventional drug and demonstrating biosimilarity to a reference biologic.
  3. Discuss the foundational role of comparative structural analyses and functional assays in assessing whether a proposed biosimilar is “highly similar” to a reference product.
  4. Explain the importance of pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic data in evaluating biosimilars.
  5. State additional requirements for demonstrating that a biosimilar product is interchangeable with a reference product.

Target Audience 

This knowledge-based activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of pharmacists, physicians, and nurses in managed care settings.

Faculty Presenter 

James Stevenson, PharmD, FASHP
University of Michigan College of Pharmacy
Ann Arbor, Michigan



Christine L. Cooper, PharmD
Education Program Manager
Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy
Alexandria, Virginia

2:00 pm to 2:05 pm        Welcome and Introductions
Christine L. Cooper, PharmD 
2:05 pm to 2:50 pm   The Science of Biosimilars
James Stevenson, PharmD, FASHP 
2:50 pm to 3:00 pm   Audience Q&A
Christine L. Cooper, PharmD

ACPE UAN #: 0233-9999-17-041-L04-P

Credit: 1.0 contact hours (0.1 CEU)

Activity Type: Knowledge-based

Activity Fee: There is no fee to participate in this activity.

Joint Providership 

This activity is being provided jointly by Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy and PRIME® Education, LLC.


Statement of Commercial Support 

This educational activity is supported by an unrestricted education grant from Sandoz, Inc. 


This continuing education activity is provided at no cost to participants, but space is limited to the first 500 participants that join the webinar.

Continuing Education Credit - Pharmacists 

ACPE LogoThe Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

To earn continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credit for this program, you must attend the entire session and participate in the pre- and post-test questions. Once completed, go to to claim CPE credit. In the enrollment code redemption area, enter the enrollment code provided during the session. Complete the program evaluation and enter your NABP ID, birth month and birth day. Please allow 72 hours for processing and posting in your NABP account. All CPE credit for this webinar activity must be completed no later than 5:00 PM EDT on Monday, August 7, 2017. No exceptions can be made after this date.

As an ACPE-accredited provider, AMCP strictly adheres to the ACPE Standards for Commercial Support and other relevant guidelines and standards to ensure the independence of CPE activities. It is AMCP’s intent that all CPE activities be independent, objective, balanced, evidence-based and free of any commercial bias.

Continuing Education Credit - Physicians and Nurses 


In support of improving patient care, PRIME Education, LLC (PRIME®) is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 1.0 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.

Physician Credit Designation Statement
PRIME® designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ANCC  Nurse Accreditation Statement
PRIME® designates this activity for 1.0 contact hours.

To claim ACCME or ANCC credit for the activity please access and enter the program code provided during the educational activity. 

System Technical Requirements/Viewing Requirements  

For all activities you should have a basic comfort level using a computer and navigating web sites.

This live webinar is delivered through GoToWebinar. To view minimum technical and system requirements for the webinar, please use your web browser to check your system requirements by clicking here. Space is limited to the first 500 participants that join the webinar.

The handout will be delivered via Acrobat PDF.

CPE credit will be claimed through AMCP Learn. View the minimum technical and system requirements for continuing education online learning activities by clicking here