General Education Information

ACPE Accreditation

The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

Some states have special requirements for program content to meet their requirements for continuing education. Please check with your state to determine if such requirements exist and to determine if these programs meet those requirements.

Florida Department of Health Continuing Education Credits
Florida-licensed pharmacists must self-report their meeting CE credits to CE Broker. ASHP is not offering Florida Consultant Pharmacy CE at this meeting.

Pharmacists
ASHP determines the number of contact hours for each session. Registrants may earn up to 30 contact hours (3.0 CEUs) at ASHP’s 51st Midyear Clinical Meeting.

Pharmacy Technicians
Educational sessions at ASHP’s 51st Midyear Clinical Meeting satisfy the requirement pertaining to pharmacy-related subject matter and are acceptable for certified pharmacy technicians. Sessions for technicians are designated with a “T” following the ACPE number.

PTCB-acceptable CE sessions must include pharmacy-related subject matter. For further information, contact PTCB at 800-363-8012 or contact@ptcb.org.

Industry-Supported Symposia
ASHP Advantage, a division of ASHP, specializes in developing customized, needs-based educational activities for pharmacists, physicians, and other healthcare professionals. You may process continuing education credit online for ASHP Advantage symposia presented at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting.

Audio-Synched Presentations

With so many education sessions to choose from, it's impossible to catch them all…or can you? The full meeting registration fee includes access to all available audio-synched educational session presentations. Download the sessions you've missed online and attend at your leisure.
Note: CE credit is not available for audio-synched recordings.

Continuing Education

ASHP is one of the largest providers of continuing pharmacy education accredited by ACPE (Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education). In accordance with ACPE’s Accreditation Standards for Continuing Pharmacy Education, ASHP fully supports the following:

  • 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 Assessments and Feedback
    The Standards call for learning assessments to be part of every activity; assessments and mechanisms for feedback to participants are part of every CE session.

  • Activity Categories
    CE learning activities at the 2016 Midyear Clinical Meeting sessions 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.

  • Evaluations
    ACPE’s Standards require us to develop and conduct evaluations of each CE 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.

  • Non-Commercialism and the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support
    ACPE has adopted the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support. These standards require complete separation of continuing education from commercial support. Instructional materials for CE activities, including presentation slides, undergo an intensive review process at ASHP to ensure compliance with the Standards for Commercial Support. Disclosures of relevant financial interest by everyone involved in the planning or delivery of ASHP’s CE content have been included in the onsite program book and are announced in the sessions. In accordance with these standards, any actual conflicts of interest have been resolved prior to the CE activity taking place.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

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. CE sessions or other activities you participate in at the meeting may form part of your own CPD plan.

Educational Objectives

The 2016 Midyear Clinical Meeting educational sessions are developed to maintain and enhance the knowledge, skills, and abilities of pharmacists and associated personnel in acute and ambulatory settings through skill-building and active participation in sessions on important issues relevant to contemporary practice. The educational goal of this meeting is to provide information and instruction on a variety of topics to enable pharmacy practitioners to provide quality patient care.

Educational Session Materials

Materials will be available for all registered attendees online approximately two weeks prior to the meeting. Print the materials for the sessions you want to attend before the meeting and bring them with you. Handouts will not be provided in the session rooms.

Levels of Content

Educational session content is categorized 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.

Presenter Disclosure Statements

ASHP maintains disclosure information for all presenters of ASHP-sponsored educational programs, including speakers and poster abstract authors. Presenter disclosures can be found in the onsite program book. Poster disclosures are displayed in the lower-right corner of the poster boards.

Target Audience

Activities are planned and structured to meet either the knowledge- or application-based educational 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.