Fall is always a special time of year at ASHP. With summer behind us, we are putting the final touches on our annual Conference for Pharmacy Leaders and National Pharmacy Preceptors Conference and ramping up for the largest meeting of pharmacy professionals in the world — the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and Exhibition.
Oct. 19–20 will mark the 25th anniversary of our Pharmacy Leaders Conference, a signature ASHP educational and networking event offering current and future pharmacy leaders an opportunity to connect, strategize, and share ideas in an engaging virtual environment. This year’s meeting programming will focus on topics relevant to the heightened challenges of leading during COVID-19 pandemic response and recovery efforts.
Just a couple of days later, on Oct. 22–23, we will convene our virtual National Pharmacy Preceptors Conference. As a must-attend national event focused on pharmacy precepting, this year will feature education and networking opportunities to help attendees stay current with the latest accreditation standards, as well as training tips and advice that have been developed to help preceptors of residents and students learn and apply contemporary best practices.
And, of course, on Dec. 6–10, we have our 2020 Midyear Clinical Meeting and Exhibition, the preeminent event for the pharmacy profession, presenting important career, networking, and knowledge-building opportunities for students, residents, and practitioners at every stage of their careers. While this year’s Midyear meeting may look different, our cutting-edge virtual platform and exceptional educational and networking events will ensure that it is one of the best ASHP Midyear Clinical Meetings ever.
We are absolutely thrilled that this year’s meeting will feature two exceptional plenary speakers, actor Tom Hanks at the Monday opening general session, and Dr. Anthony Fauci at our Wednesday morning plenary. The meeting will also offer more than 175 hours of world-class educational programming, extensive poster sessions, lively networking sessions, and our unmatched Residency Showcase and Personal Placement Services offerings.
The Midyear Clinical Meeting will truly be an extraordinary experience in what has most certainly been an extraordinary year. In recognition of the ongoing impact of COVID-19, ASHP recently announced new rates for the meeting, taking an unprecedented step to help ensure that our members can continue to access the critical continuing education, information, and resources offered at the ASHP Midyear meeting.
For our student, resident, and technician members, ASHP is offering free access to the 2020 virtual event, inclusive of all meeting activities, including the Residency Showcase and Personnel Placement Services. We are also offering a reduced early bird registration rate for members of $249, available through Nov. 6, 2020. Detailed registration information, including non-member rates, can be found at midyear.ashp.org.
In addition to the updated registration rates for individuals, ASHP has also eliminated fees for programs participating in the Residency Showcase. Each complimentary booth will also offer programs up to two free registrations for ASHP members staffing the showcase. Updated information about the Residency Showcase can be found on the Midyear meeting website.
As we all continue to navigate the many uncertainties associated with COVID-19, ASHP continues to elevate our efforts to meet the needs of our members. Our students and residents must still prepare for their futures and plan the next steps of their promising pharmacy careers. Our technicians and seasoned pharmacists must continue to learn and network to advance their professional knowledge, and our pharmacy executives and leaders must be equipped to remain at the forefront of a rapidly changing healthcare landscape.
Attending the Midyear Clinical Meeting is essential to meeting those needs. We hope that you will be able to take advantage of these special rates and experience everything our virtual 2020 meeting has to offer.
Thank you for being a member of ASHP and for all that you do for your patients and our profession during this very challenging time.