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General Education Information

Educational Objectives

After participating in the 2020 National Pharmacy Preceptors Conference, participants should be able to:

  • Develop strategies for managing difficult situations encountered during precepting.
  • Identify barriers that may limit the development of the trainee.
  • Apply techniques for delivering effective feedback.
  • Choose appropriate teaching methods to use with individual learners.
  • Design a plan for preceptor development.

Who Should Attend

  • Residency program directors
  • Residency preceptors
  • Student preceptors
  • Deans of schools of pharmacy
  • Directors of pharmacy
  • Experiential coordinators
  • Interdisciplinary pharmacy precepting team members

ACPE Accreditation

ACPE

The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

Some states have special criteria for program content to meet their requirements for continuing education. Check with your state to determine if such requirements exist and to determine which educational sessions meet those requirements.

Pharmacists

ASHP determines the number of contact hours for each session. Registrants may earn up to 12.5 contact hours (1.25 CEUs) at the 2020 ASHP National Pharmacy Preceptors Conference.

Florida Department of Health Continuing Education Credits

Florida-licensed pharmacists must self-report their meeting continuing pharmacy education credit hours to CE Broker. ASHP is not offering Florida Consultant Pharmacy CE at this conference.

Continuing Professional Development

An approach to lifelong learning, continuing professional development (CPD) is a process of active participation in learning activities geared to helping individuals develop and maintain continuing competence, enhance their professional practice, and support achievement of their career goals. CPD emphasizes self-reflection as well as educational plan development, implementation, documentation, and evaluation. Educational sessions and other activities at the meeting may form part of your own CPD plan. For more information, visit www.acpe-accredit.org/continuing-professional-development.

Continuing Education

In accordance with ACPE's Accreditation Standards for Continuing Pharmacy Education, ASHP fully supports the following: 

  • Definition of Continuing Education
    Continuing pharmacy education for the profession of pharmacy is a structured educational activity designed or intended to support the continuing development of pharmacists and/or pharmacy technicians to maintain and enhance their competence. Continuing pharmacy education (CPE) should promote problem-solving and critical thinking, and it should be applicable to the safe practice of pharmacy.
  • Active Learning
    A basic principle and best practice in adult learning, active learning means interaction with faculty and other participants to improve learning, retention, and application of new knowledge and skills. Even in large sessions, faculty use participatory instructional techniques intended to engage you more fully as a learner. 
  • Learning Assessments and Feedback
    Learning assessment and feedback are part of every activity; while participating in an activity, attendees will assess their own learning through various teaching formats and techniques. 
  • Activity Types
    CPE activities at the 2020 National Pharmacy Preceptors Conference are knowledge-based and application-based. Knowledge-based sessions are designed primarily for acquiring factual knowledge; application-based sessions primarily apply the information learned in the time allotted.
  • Topic Designations
    ACPE universal activity number topic designations are used by boards of pharmacy when a specific type of continuing pharmacy education is required for re-licensure:
    01    Disease state management/drug therapy 
    02    AIDS therapy
    03    Law 
    04    General pharmacy 
    05    Patient Safety 
    06    Immunizations 
    07    Compounding, sterile and non-sterile 
    08    Pain Management 
  • Evaluations
    ACPE standards require us to develop and conduct evaluations for each CPE activity. Beyond this requirement, your feedback is important to us for evaluating achievement of the learning objectives, quality of faculty, effectiveness of teaching methods and materials, and perceptions of commercial bias. 
  • ACCME Standards for Commercial Support
    ACPE has adopted the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support. These standards require separation of continuing education from commercial influence. Instructional materials for CPE activities, including presentation slides, undergo peer review to ensure compliance with the Standards for Commercial Support.
  • Relevant Financial Relationships Disclosure Statements
    Presenters, program chairs, planners, reviewers, ASHP staff, and others with an opportunity to control CE content, are required to disclose financial relationships with commercial interests. In accordance with these standards, all potential conflicts of interest have been resolved prior to the CPE activity taking place. ASHP will disclose financial relationship information to meeting attendees in the onsite program, on the mobile app, and at the beginning of the education session. ASHP maintains disclosure information on file for six years. Poster disclosures are displayed in the lower-right corner of the poster boards.

Educational Session Materials

Materials will be available on the Session Schedule and Itinerary Planner for all registered attendees approximately two weeks before the meeting. Print the materials for the sessions you plan to attend before the meeting and bring them with you. Handouts will not be provided in the session rooms.

NOTE: Printers will not be provided onsite.

Pearls Sessions

The object of each pearl presentation is to convey one idea, concept, or fact that has been useful in day-to-day practice and may not be widely known, understood, published, or taught.

Posters

Poster sessions allow attendees to informally discuss current projects in pharmacy practice with colleagues. This is your opportunity to pick up ideas from hundreds of successful programs that have worked in other healthcare systems.

NOTE: CPE credit is not offered for poster sessions, unless otherwise stated.

Claiming CE

After participating in the educational activities of this conference, attendees process and claim their CE credit online through ASHP eLearning at elearning.ashp.org. Attendees claiming their CE online will be able to view their CE statements immediately. All attendees must complete an evaluation and claim their CE by December 15, 2020.

NOTE: To ensure your credit hours have been transferred to CPE Monitor, verify the accuracy of your CPE Monitor profile prior to the 60-day deadline. After 60 days, ASHP is unable to transfer your CE credit hours to CPE Monitor.

NABP’s CPE Monitor

To process CE, pharmacists and pharmacy technicians must enter an NABP e-Profile ID, birth month, and date in the eLearning Portal. After you have entered this information, it is saved for future CE processing. You may obtain your e-Profile ID at nabp.pharmacy.