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Pharmacy Technician Information

If you’re a pharmacy technician, this is your opportunity to develop your potential while networking with colleagues at the world’s largest gathering of pharmacy professionals. ASHP is committed to helping you fulfill your increasingly demanding role in the pharmacy department, and we’re providing more content relevant to your needs and goals than ever before.

While you are welcome to attend all educational sessions, you’ll want to pay special attention to the following sessions and activities with a “T” at the end of their ACPE Activity Number. This indicates they were developed to meet the needs of pharmacy technicians.

Sunday, December 8  
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Strategies to Optimize Clinical and Financial Outcomes: The Payer Perspective
8:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Hazardous Drug Alert! NIOSH Handling and EPA Waste Updates for 2019
8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Working Through the Unimaginable: Dealing with Loss or Suicide on the Team
10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Empowering the Healer: Results of the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) Consensus Study
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Generating National Impact with the Practice Advancement Initiative (PAI) 2030
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. The Birth of a Bill: Medication Histories for High-Risk Patients
12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Small and Rural Keynote: The Changing Landscape of Rural Hospitals
1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Integrating Students and Trainees into Pharmacy Clinical Services in the Small and Rural Setting
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Capturing the Needs of the 2030 Patient Today: Artificial Intelligence and the New Pharmacy Value Proposition
2:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Pharmacy Informatics: A Strategic Business Partner and Third Pillar of Pharmacy Practice
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Small But Mighty: Improving Safety with High-Alert Medications
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. The Joint Commission Update 2019: Focus on Small and Rural Hospitals
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Interoperability: Multi-Site Connectivity Between Smart Infusion Pumps and Electronic Health Records
Monday, December 9  
2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. The Technician Talent Gap: Addressing the Technician Workforce Shortage
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. 340B Update: Hot Topics and Practice Metrics
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Evaluating IV Workflow Automation for Improved IV Room Safety and USP <797> Compliance
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Drug Diversion Prevention: A Health-System Imperative
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Medication Safety and Quality Pearls 2019
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Willing to Bet You’re Prepared? Don’t Gamble with The Joint Commission Standards!
2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Bridging Gaps and Removing Barriers: Advances and Major Challenges in International Pharmacy Practice (featuring the Donald E. Francke Medal Lecture)
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Navigating Cost and Revenue Challenges in the Infusion Center
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Preventing Burnout Through Work Design: A Primer for Healthcare Leaders
Tuesday, December 10  
8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Key Policy Issues Impacting Health-System Pharmacists
8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. ALL-IN for Specialty Pharmacy: Minimizing Barriers for Successful Specialty Pharmacies
8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Reviewing the Evidence Behind USP <797>
8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Standardize 4 Safety: A New Standard in Medication Concentrations
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Pharmacy Forecast 2020: Trends That Will Shape Your Future
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Code Silver: Are You Prepared for an Active Shooter?
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Call Me, Beep Me If You Wanna Reach Me! Connecting with Our Patients Through Technology
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. More Money! Navigating Timelines and Standards to Increase Inpatient Revenue
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. What You Need to Know to Get Started: Meeting the Standards for Radiopharmaceuticals in USP Chapter <825>
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Pharmacy Technician Workforce: Advanced Credentials to Support Innovative Roles
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. How Disruptive Innovation Is Changing the Healthcare and Pharmacy Ecosystem
4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. Managing the Crisis You Didn’t Prevent: Leadership and Medication Safety
4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. Conflict Resolution: Strategies for the Practicing Pharmacist and Pharmacy Technician
4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. You Don’t Know How It Feels: Empathic Communication Skills for Pharmacy Practice
Wednesday, December 11  
8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. National Quality Measures: A Value Proposition
8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Results From the 2019 ASHP National Survey: The Current State of Pharmacy Practice in Hospitals and Health Systems
8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. ISMP Medication Safety Update for 2020
8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. I Want That! Technology Innovation 2019
8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Artificial Intelligence Is Shaping the Future of Healthcare: Three Perspectives
2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Beyond Generational Differences: Optimizing Educational Strategies for Today’s Learners
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Let’s Be Blunt:  Cannabis Clinical and Legal Conundrums
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. From Insight to Action: Developing a Data-Driven Culture
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Informatics Pearls 2019: Bytes of Informatics
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Let’s Ask the Consultants: Joint Commission Medication Management Update 2020 — Strategies for Success
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Drug Reimbursement 2020: Who Are the Players and What’s Involved?
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Up in Smoke: The Facts and Fiction Surrounding Vaping
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Here’s the DIRT (Drug Investigation Response Team): Improving Diversion Detection Strategies
4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. Autonomous Delivery: Your Drone Has Arrived!
Thursday, December 12  
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Creating and Sharing Stories to Inspire Change
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. How to Do Vulnerability in the Workplace (And It’s Not How You Think)

For complete session details, view the Session Schedule & Itinerary Planner