Pharmacy Technicians

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 providing more content relevant to your needs and goals than ever before. Although all education sessions are open for you to attend, you’ll want to pay special attention to sessions and activities of particular interest: the ones marked with a “T” at the end of the ACPE Activity Number. These include:

Saturday, December 7

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.  Smooth Transitions: Aligning Expectations of the First 90 Days
10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.  Creating Culture Through Managing Perceptions And Relationships
1:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.   Big L. vs Little L.: Perspectives on Management and Leadership in 2013

Sunday, December 8

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Newest Drugs of Abuse: Spice, Bath Salts, Salvia and Beyond
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Professional and Academic Publishing: Putting Your Ideas into Practice 2013
10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. DNV Accreditation: Are You Ready?
12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Federal Forum – Keynote
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Evaluation of the Impact of Telepharmacy in California Safety Net Hospitals
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Ignite Your Fire Within: A Primer on Political Advocacy
1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Federal Forum - Part 1
2:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Exit Strategies: Your Financial Prescription to Maximize Your Retirement (No CE)
2:10 p.m. – 3:10 p.m. Just Culture 101: A Primer
3:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Federal Forum - Part 2
3:20 p.m. – 4:20 p.m. Under the Magnifying Glass: What Do We Really Know About Rural Healthcare?
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Success Stories Implementing 340B in Critical Access Hospitals

Monday, December 9

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Opening Session and Keynote (Non-CE)
2:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Fresh Ideas: Eliminating Barriers to Practice Model Change Success
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Safety & Quality Pearls 2013
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 340B Drug Pricing Program Update
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Preparing for Joint Commission: Are You in the Loop?
2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Pharmacist Prescribing: Aspirations, Needs, and Trends around the World
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Whac-A-Mole: Aligning your Electronic Systems to the Ever-Changing Supply Chain
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. FDA Update 2013: Initiatives and Resources Impacting Today's Practice
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Achieving Provider Status: Social Security Act Changes and the Role of Peer Review
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Newest Drugs of Abuse: Spice, Bath Salts, Salvia and Beyond (encore presentation)
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Health Care Quality Measurement and Reporting: Experiences from the National Quality Forum

Tuesday, December 10

8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.     Pharmacy Technicians: Helping to Reduce Readmissions
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.  Change in Pharmacy Practice: Does It Just Happen or Can It Be Planned? Lessons from the “Mirror to Hospital Pharmacy”
9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Special Considerations in Specialty Pharmacy: Constructing a Business Plan for a Specialty Pharmacy Service
9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Headline News: USP and NIOSH Guidance in the Face of Compounding Tragedy and Hazardous Drug Dangers
9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Marijuana: Is it Real Medication or Just Recreation?
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Narcotic Drug Security & Diversion: Implementing Safeguards and Analyzing Data
2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. A 340B Audit Survival Guide - The Secrets for Success!
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Preparing for 2014 Congress, Agencies, and the States: What's in Store for Health-System Pharmacy
3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Alphabet Soup for the Compounding Soul - How can IT help with QA for CSPs?
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Smartphones and Tablet Computers: What Apps are Good for Pharmacists?
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Tools for Improving the Quality of Medication Management: the PSPC and 340B

Wednesday, December 11

8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Pharmacy-Managed Medication Reconciliation Programs: Performance Strategies & Lessons Learned
8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Designing Effective Competency Assessment to Advance Practice
8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. The Drug Shortage Crisis: From Pharma to Advocacy and Everything in Between
8:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.    Visual Explanations: Designing Your Data for Impact
8:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.    Improving Medication Safety: A National Perspective from ISMP
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.   Unintended Patient Safety Consequences of EHR Technology - New Regulations on the Horizon
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.   Results from the 2013 ASHP National Survey: The Current State of Pharmacy Practice in Hospitals
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Informatics Pearls 2013: Bytes of Informatics
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.   The ABCs of CEAs (Cost-Effective Analyses)

Thursday, December 12

9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Practice Innovations: Strategies Worth Sharing