General Education and CE Information

Educational Objectives

At the conclusion of the 2021 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.

Who Should Attend

  • 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

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 9.5 contact hours (0.95 CEUs) at the 2021 ASHP Conference for Pharmacy Leaders.

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 Pharmacy Education

In accordance with ACPEs 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/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 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 2021 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
08 | Pain Management/opioids

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 Relationship 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 prior to the CPE activity taking place. ASHP will disclose relevant financial relationships 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.

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.

Posters

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

NOTE: CPE credit is not offered for poster sessions.

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