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 Midyear Clinical Meeting educational sessions meet those requirements.
ASHP determines the number of contact hours for each session. Registrants may earn up to 30 contact hours (3.00 CEUs) at the ASHP 2019 Midyear Clinical Meeting.
- Pharmacy Technicians
Sessions specifically designed for pharmacy technicians 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2019 Midyear Clinical Meeting educational sessions are developed to maintain and enhance the knowledge, skills, and competence of pharmacists and technicians in acute and ambulatory settings. Through skill-building and active participation, the educational goal of this meeting is to provide information and instruction on a variety of topics to help pharmacy practitioners to provide quality patient care.
Educational activities are planned and structured to meet either the knowledge-based or application-based needs of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians in a variety of settings. This includes those practicing in large and small hospitals, managed care facilities, ambulatory care settings, inpatient facilities, outpatient clinics, and homecare settings, as well as in academia and the pharmaceutical industry.
Continuing Pharmacy Education
In accordance with ACPE’s Accreditation Standards for Continuing Pharmacy Education, ASHP fully supports the following:
- Definition of Continuing Pharmacy Education
Continuing pharmacy education for the profession of pharmacy is a structured educational activity designed or intended to support the continuing development of pharmacists 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 2019 Midyear Clinical Meeting 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
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, which 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 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 (CPD)
An approach to lifelong learning, 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.
Levels of Content
ASHP categorizes Midyear meeting educational content into the following levels:
- General Interest: No prior knowledge of the specific content is required.
- Intermediate: Basic knowledge of the specific content area is suggested, but extensive experience is not necessary.
- Advanced: General working knowledge of the specific content area is suggested; information will be provided to expand current expertise.
Educational Session Materials
Materials will be available on the Session Schedule & Itinerary Planner for all registered attendees approximately two weeks before the meeting. Download or 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.
Intensive Studies and Clinical Sessions
The Intensive Studies and Clinical Sessions are advanced, thought-provoking sessions that are open for all Midyear Clinical Meeting attendees. These sessions are approved by BPS to provide recertification credit. If you are board certified, purchase the package for your specialty to receive access to the recertification assessment. To claim recertification credit, you must successfully complete the online recertification assessment. Assessments for the Clinical Sessions will be available on December 18, 2019. Assessments for the Intensive Studies will be available in February 2020. Recertification credit will be applied to the year in which you pass the assessment. While named differently, Intensive Studies and Clinical Sessions follow the same format.
ASHP Advantage, a brand of ASHP, specializes in developing customized, needs-based educational activities for pharmacists, physicians, and other healthcare professionals. You may process continuing education credit for ASHP Advantage symposia presented at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting at elearning.ashp.org
Other industry-supported symposia have been scheduled in conjunction with the Midyear meeting and will be held throughout the week. The symposium organizer is responsible for content, logistics, and issuing continuing education credits.
Management Case Studies
Find out how your peers are meeting today’s administrative challenges by discussing actual cases in pharmacy management. Each presentation focuses on one pharmacy department’s administrative steps and decision-making processes in planning and implementing a new program, or resolving an administrative problem. Cases may be presented by an individual or a team and will consist of a 20-minute case summary followed by a brief period of questions, answers, and discussion.
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. This year's categories are Safety and Quality, Management, Clinical, Informatics, Emergency Medicine, and, for students, Career Pearls and Clinical Pearls for Students.
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 programs that have worked in other healthcare systems.
NOTE: CPE credit is not offered for poster sessions, unless otherwise stated.
Posters mentors are in HIGH DEMAND! Don’t miss the opportunity to listen, inspire, and motivate our pharmacy health professional leaders of today! Students & resident poster presenters stand eager to share, educate, and expand their professional network. Your insight and wealth of knowledge that you have acquired throughout your professional career can truly make a difference in the professional lives of our student and residents.
Posters mentors are welcome to volunteer onsite. Visit the poster hall on the day that you plan to volunteer or to find out more information about this important opportunity.
Educational Session Recordings
With so many educational sessions to choose from, it used to be impossible to catch them all — but not any longer. The full-meeting registration fee includes access to all available educational session recordings. Access the sessions you’ve missed online and attend at your leisure.
NOTE: CPE credit is not available for the recordings.
After participating in the educational activities of this meeting, attendees can process and claim their CE credit 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 January 31, 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 ASHP eLearning. After you have entered this information, it is saved for future CE processing. You may obtain your e-Profile ID at 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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