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General Education Information

Educational Objectives

At the conclusion of the 24th Annual ASHP Conference for Pharmacy Leaders, attendees will be able to:

  • Describe insights on what strategic effectiveness and nimbleness means in today’s healthcare market.
  • Discuss executive challenges such as setting goals for alignment, care and cost optimization, interprofessional team development, and resource allocation.
  • Discuss the market forces influencing pharmacy benefit managers’ engagement with customers, payers, and patients.
  • Explain the role that health-system leaders can play in promoting resilience for themselves and their staff.

Target Audience

  • Pharmacy managers and members of the management team
  • Pharmacy team leaders
  • Aspiring leaders
  • Seasoned practitioners
  • New supervisors
  • Pharmacy residents
  • Multi-hospital pharmacy leaders
  • Health-system administrators

Continuing Pharmacy Education

In accordance with ACPE’s Accreditation Standards for Continuing Pharmacy Education (CPE), ASHP fully supports the following:

Definition of Continuing Education

CPE is a structured educational activity designed or intended to support the continuing development of pharmacists or pharmacy technicians to maintain and enhance their competence. CPE should promote problem-solving and critical thinking, and it should apply 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 learning through various teaching formats and techniques.

Activity Types

CPE activities at the 24th Annual ASHP Conference for Pharmacy Leaders 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 CPE 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


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, the 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 the separation of CE from commercial influence. Instructional materials for CPE activities, including presentation slides, undergo peer review to ensure compliance with the standards.

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 before the CPE activity taking place. ASHP will disclose financial relationship information to meeting attendees in the AJHP program, on the ASHP LIVE! mobile app, and at the beginning of the educational 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 to help 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. Participating in CE sessions or other activities at this meeting may form part of your CPD plan. For more information, visit ACPE’s website.

Download the CPD Form.

Educational Session Materials

Materials will be available for registered attendees on the web-based itinerary planner on October 1. Download or print the materials for the sessions you plan to attend before the meeting and bring them with you. View the Itinerary Planner.

NOTE: Printers will not be provided onsite, and handouts will not be provided in the session rooms.


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.

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 CE. Check with your state to determine if such requirements exist and to determine which educational sessions meet those requirements.


ASHP determines the number of contact hours for each session. Registrants may earn up to 10 contact hours (1.00 CEUs) at the 24th Annual ASHP Conference for Pharmacy Leaders.

Pharmacy Technicians

Educational sessions at the 24th Annual ASHP Conference for Pharmacy Leaders may satisfy the requirement for certified pharmacy technicians. These sessions are designated with a “T” following the ACPE number.

For information on pharmacy technician certification and continuing education requirements, contact PTCB at 800-363-8012 or

Florida Department of Health Continuing Education Credits

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

CE Processing

After participating in the educational activities of this conference, attendees process and claim their CE credit online through ASHP eLearning. 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 12, 2019.

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

CPE MonitorTo process CE, pharmacists and pharmacy technicians must enter an 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.