General Education Information

ACPE Accreditation

ACPE logoThe 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 12.75 contact hours (1.275 CEUs) of continuing education credit at the 2022 National Pharmacy Preceptors Conference.

Educational Objectives

After participating in the 2022 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.
  • Design a plan for preceptor development.

Target Audience

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

Continuing Pharmacy Education

In accordance with ACPE’s Accreditation Standards for Continuing Pharmacy Education (CPE), 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 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 Assessment 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 2022 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 relicensure:

01 | Disease state management/drug therapy
02 | HIV/AIDS therapy
03 | Law related to pharmacy practice
04 | Pharmacy administration
05 | Safety
06 | Immunizations
07 | Compounding
08 | Pain management
99 | Additional topic areas

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.

Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education
The Standards for Integrity and Independence (SII) in Accredited Continuing Education are designed to ensure that accredited continuing education serves the needs of patients and the public, is based on valid content, and is free from commercial influence.

The standards were released in December 2020, replacing the Standards for Commercial Support: Standards to Ensure Independence in CE Activities.

Financial Relationships Disclosure
Presenters, faculty, program chairs, planners, reviewers, ASHP staff, and others in control of CE content are required to disclose financial relationships with ineligible companies (as defined by the SII). In accordance with these standards, all relevant financial relationships have been mitigated before the CPE activity taking place. ASHP will disclose relevant 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.

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 acpe-accredit.org/continuing-professional-development.

Educational Session Materials

Materials will be available on the web-based itinerary planner on October 1 to download or print for all registered attendees. 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.

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.

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.

Claiming CE

After participating in the educational activities of this conference, attendees process and claim their CE credit online through the ASHP Learning Center 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, 2022.

NOTE: To ensure your credit hours have been transferred to CPE Monitor, verify the accuracy of your CPE Monitor profile before 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 a National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) e-Profile ID, birth month, and date in ASHP eLearning. After you have entered this information, it is saved for future CE processing. Obtain an e-Profile ID on NABP’s website at https://nabp.pharmacy.

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 meeting.

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