General Education Information
The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education with Commendation.
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 Pharmacy Futures meeting educational sessions meet those requirements.
ASHP determines the number of contact hours for each session. Pharmacist registrants may earn up to 20 contact hours (2.0 CEUs) at ASHP Pharmacy Futures 2024.
- Pharmacy Technicians
- ASHP determines the number of contact hours for each session. Pharmacy technician registrants may earn up to 17 contact hours (1.7 CEUs) at ASHP Pharmacy Futures 2024. 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 1-800-363-8012 or [email protected].
The ASHP Pharmacy Futures 2024 educational sessions are developed to maintain and enhance the knowledge, skills, and competence of pharmacists and technicians across multiple practice settings. The educational goal of this meeting is to provide cutting-edge information and instruction on a variety of forward-facing, contemporary topics through skill-building and active participation to enable healthcare providers to provide safe and quality patient care.
Educational activities are planned and structured to meet the knowledge-based or application-based educational needs of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians in various settings. This includes those practicing in large and small hospitals, managed care facilities, ambulatory care and community settings, inpatient facilities, outpatient clinics, and specialty pharmacy 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 Education
Continuing pharmacy education for the profession of pharmacy is a structured educational activity designed or intended to support the continuing development of pharmacists and/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 ASHP Pharmacy Futures 2024 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 | HIV/AIDS therapy
03 | Law related to pharmacy practice
04 | Pharmacy administration
05 | Patient safety
06 | Immunizations
07 | Compounding
08 | Pain management
99 | Additional topic areas
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.
- Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education
The Standards for Integrity and Independence (SII) in Accredited Continuing Education are designed to ensure that accredited continuing education serves the needs of patients and the public, is based on valid content, and is free from commercial influence.
The Standards were released in December 2020, replacing the Standards for Commercial Support: Standards to Ensure Independence in CE Activities.
- Financial Relationships Disclosure
Presenters, faculty, program chairs, planners, reviewers, ASHP staff, and others in control of CE content, are required to disclose financial relationships with ineligible companies (as defined by the SII). In accordance with these standards, all relevant financial relationships have been mitigated prior to the CPE activity taking place. ASHP will disclose relevant financial relationship information to meeting attendees on the mobile app, and at the beginning of the education 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, 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. Educational sessions and other activities at the meeting may form part of your own CPD plan. For more information, including a CPD portfolio resource for download, visit www.acpe-accredit.org/continuing-professional-development
Educational Session Materials
Materials will be available on the web-based itinerary planner on June 1 to download or print for all registered attendees. 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. View the Itinerary Planner.
NOTE: Printers will not be provided onsite.
The Intensive Studies are advanced-level, thought-provoking sessions that are open for all Pharmacy Futures meeting attendees. These sessions are approved by BPS to provide recertification credit. If you are board certified, be sure to purchase the package for your specialty to receive access to the recertification assessment in August 2024. To claim recertification credit, you must successfully complete the online recertification assessment.
Industry-supported symposia have been scheduled in conjunction with the ASHP Pharmacy Futures 2024 meeting and will be held throughout the week. The symposium organizer is responsible for content, logistics, and issuance of continuing education credits.
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.
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 successful programs that have worked in other healthcare systems.
NOTE: CPE credit is not offered for poster sessions.
After participating in the educational activities of this meeting, attendees process and claim their CE credit online through the ASHP Learning Center. 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 July 31, 2024.
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. Obtain an e-Profile ID on NABP’s website.