INsight 2020 FAQ

What is INsight 2020?

At the INterim Meeting, INsight 2020, attendees will learn from experts in leadership development to gain a new perspective and enhanced leadership skills to help you prepare for transformation in pharmacy education and practice.

Who should attend INsight 2020?

Deans, Associate/Assistant Deans, Department Chairs, Faculty, Professional Staff.

Is there Schedule at a Glance?

Saturday, February 8

8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. - CEO Deans Roundtable
8:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m. - Research Symposium
2:15 p.m.–3:45 p.m. - Connections and Conversations: Associate and Assistant Deans
2:15 p.m.–3:45 p.m. - Connections and Conversations: Department Chairs
4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. - Keynote: Success! Strategies and Perspectives to Facilitate Effective Change
5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. - Welcome Reception  
6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. - CEO Deans Reception (by invitation only)

Sunday, February 9

7:30 a.m.–8:30 a.m. - Breakfast
8:30 a.m.–9:30 a.m. - Keynote: One Voice – Our Profession United
9:30 a.m.–9:45 a.m. - Networking and Beverage Break
9:45 a.m.–10:45 a.m. - Breakout Session 1
11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. - Breakout Session 2
12:00 p.m.–1:45 p.m. - Town Hall and Lunch
2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. - Breakout Session 3
3:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m. - AACP Council of Deans (COD) Administrative Board Meeting

Monday, February 10

7:30 a.m.–8:30 a.m. - Breakfast
8:30 a.m.–9:30 a.m. - ACPE Organization Update and Listening Session
9:30 a.m.–9:45 a.m. -Networking and Beverage Break
9:45 a.m.–10:45 a.m. - Breakout Session 4
11:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m. - Microsessions
12:15 p.m.–1:30 p.m. - Networking Lunch
1:45 p.m.–2:45 p.m. -Breakout Session 5
3:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m. - Council of Faculties Forum
3:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m. - Council of Deans Business Meeting

Tuesday, February 11

7:30 a.m.–8:30 a.m. - Breakfast
8:30 a.m.–10:00 a.m. - Schools and Colleges Partnering to Support Community Pharmacy Practice Transformation: Updates from the ACT Pharmacy Collaborative
10:00 a.m.–10:15 a.m. - Networking and Beverage Break
10:15 a.m.–11:45 a.m. - Legal Issues in the Academy: Are You Prepared?
12:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. - Administrative and Financial Officers Programming


This is my first INterim Meeting, what should I expect?

Welcome! We are glad you have chosen to attend INsight 2020. Network and socialize during our Welcome Reception on Saturday, Feb. 8. Share and learn from your colleagues during the social and professional opportunities we have planned for you.

What is the dress code?

Attire at the AACP sessions is business casual. Feel free to be comfortable in slacks, polo shirts, cardigans (for chilly meeting rooms), blazers, blouses and most importantly, comfortable shoes. Attire for the Welcome Reception on Saturday evening is business casual.

Where is INsight 2020, the AACP INterim Meeting, being held?

All programming will be held at the Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Puerto Rico Golf and Beach Resort in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico Feb. 8-11. The AACP single/double occupancy group rate is $219 (+ 11% tax), inclusive of resort fee. Discounted guestroom rates will be offered, based on availability, three days pre- and post-meeting dates. There is a one-time Bellman Gratuity charge of $7 per adult (+ 11.5% tax), and a Maid Gratuity charge of $2.50 per room per night (+ 11.5% tax). There is a $40.00 per adult, per night (+ 11.5% tax) charge for the 3rd & 4th adult in room.

Where can I book my hotel room?

To reserve a room, please book online or call 1-800-474-6627 and identify yourself with AACP to receive the group discounted rate. The guest room reservation room cut-off date is Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, or until allotted guestroom are sold-out. A one-night deposit of room & tax will be charged per room within 60 days of arrival date in order to guarantee. Reservations without a deposit are subject to cancellation without prior notification. Guests have up to 7 days prior to arrival date to cancel for a full refund of deposit. Cancellations made within 6 days or less of arrival date shall forfeit the deposit as penalty.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: AACP is the only authorized housing provider of INsight 2020. While it is not illegal for a travel firm or booking agent to solicit potential customers, it can be difficult to determine the legitimacy of offers from other companies. We strongly recommend that you do not provide credit card details to any phone solicitors. If you do reserve through one of these companies, AACP cannot guarantee your reservation at the Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa. Please reserve your rooms directly through our registration and hotel process to avoid becoming the victim of fraud.

Staying at the Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa will allow AACP to keep your registration fees at the current rates. If AACP does not achieve a minimum number of overnight accommodations, the price of services will increase registration fees for future programs. Without your support, AACP faces huge financial penalties for unused sleeping rooms.

What is the closest airport to the Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Puerto Rico Golf and Beach Resort?

The closest airport to the Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa is Diego Jimenez Torres Airport (FAJ), located only seven miles from the hotel. The Luis Munoz Marin International Airport (SJU) is located 19 miles from the hotel.

What are my transportation options once I arrive?

Hotel Shuttle: Transportation from Luis Munoz Marin International Airport (SJU) to and from the Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa is available with GSI for $80.00 per person, round trip (Inclusive of PR tax and GSI service fee) There is a minimum 2 passenger charge, per transfer Please make your reservations here.

Taxi: Taxis are available for $90 - $120 per way.

Ride Share (Uber): Ride Share options are available for $40-$50 per way.

Parking: Valet parking is available for $20 daily. Self-parking is available for $15 daily. Please see a map and driving directions to the property here.

Is there accessibility for persons with disabilities?

The goal of the Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa is to meet every person's needs. For people with disabilities, that means providing a fully accessible environment. The hotel complies with the regulations set by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Please make special arrangements ahead of time by contacting the hotel concierge.

Will child care be provided?

AACP does not provide child care services. The Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa does not have nanny services available, but does recommend Nanny On Call (787-423-9639, 787-728-9999) for individuals looking to acquire childcare while onsite.

What is the weather like in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico during the meeting dates?

Typical temperatures in Puerto Rico during the meeting dates tend to range from the low 70s to 80s. We recommend packing layers to accommodate various weather conditions.

Is the Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa hotel pet-friendly?

The Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa is a pet-friendly hotel. Pet-friendly rooms are available at $50 per pet per stay. You must notify the hotel that you are requesting a pet-friendly room when you book your reservation.

Will I have wireless Internet access in my Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa guestroom?

The Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort and Spa offers complimentary Wi-Fi in their guestrooms.

Who do I contact if I have hotel and travel inquiries, meeting programming and/or general meeting questions?

For general meeting questions, please contact Emma Zaenglein, meetings manager, at 703-479-3807.

When does registration open?

Early-bird registration will open Tuesday, Oct. 8, and rates will expire Wednesday Dec. 10. Last Call registration rates will be available from Wednesday, Dec. 10 – Tuesday, Feb. 11.

Where do I go to register for INsight 2020?

Visit the Registration portion of AACP’s INsight 2020 site for more information regarding registration rates.  Reminder: members must be logged into the AACP website with their username and password to access the member registration rates.

Where do I pick up my name badge and materials?

Your name badge will be available onsite at the AACP Registration and Information Desk located in The Atrium, outside the Rio Mar Ballroom of the Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Resort and Spa. The registration and Information desk is your hub for any questions you may have while at INsight 2020. Please see below for times the Registration and Help Desk will be open:

  • Saturday, Feb. 8: 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. 
  • Sunday, Feb. 9: 7:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
  • Monday, Feb. 10: 7:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Will I receive a refund if I cancel?

Refunds will be processed on all cancellations received in writing by Thursday, Jan. 09, excluding a $75 administrative fee. Due to meeting costs, no portion of the registration fee will be refunded for cancellations after Jan. 09. For meeting cancellation, please contact Janet Mudd, staff accountant, at 703-739-2330 ext. 1023.

Who do I contact to make a change in my meeting registration?

For any meeting registration questions related to payments,  please contact Janet Mudd, staff accountant, at 703-739-2330 ext. 1023.

Can I bring a guest to the meeting?

Yes! Guest registration is $175 and includes entrance to the Welcome Reception on Saturday, Feb. 8 and continental breakfast before the sessions. This registration does not apply to faculty, administrators and/or staff of pharmacy schools. The CEO Deans Networking Reception is not included.

Is my child permitted to attend INsight 2020?

For health and safety considerations, children under the age of 16 are not permitted to attend any functions. Those 16 years old or older must still be registered as a guest.

How do I get copies of the presentations?

Presentations will be available on Pathable. Please note: it is up to the discretion of the speaker to upload materials for their session.

Is there programming for CEO Deans?

Yes. INsight 2020 offers several programs designed with CEO Deans in mind:

New This Year: CEO Deans Roundtable: Join fellow CEO Deans at this special session where you’ll discuss relevant and timely topics germane to your administrative role, pharmacy academia and the profession. This four-hour meeting, followed by a networking lunch, will allow time to discuss 3-4 current topics of concern to CEO Deans (final topics will be advertised by November 2019). This meeting is open to CEO Deans of colleges and schools of pharmacy only, therefore no representative(s) for any CEO Dean should be identified to attend.

What other programming pertains to CEO Deans?

  • ACPE Organizational Update and Listening Session
  • Schools and Colleges Partnering to Support Community Pharmacy Practice Transformation: Updates from the ACT Pharmacy Collaborative
  • Advancing Research at Your Institution by Using Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Resources
  • Legal Issues in the Academy: Are You Prepared?
Is there programming for the Administrative and Financial Officers SIG members?

The Administrative and Financial Officers SIG will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 11. While the leadership topics presented at INsight 2020 are valuable to all college and school of pharmacy faculty and staff, on Tuesday morning, INsight 2020 programming will be of interest to the AFO SIG members. AACP recommends they participate and it will be included in registration. Those interested in the attending the AFO SIG programming must be registered. There are two options: one-day registration for $265 or, if attending the full conference, please include this as an event when you register for INsight2020 for $75. Registration for this program includes breakfast, lunch, two beverage breaks and Tuesday’s programming.

Will a Research Symposium be held this year at INsight 2020?

Yes, there is a Research Symposium pre-session on Saturday, February 8, from 8:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Join researchers and research leaders from colleges and schools of pharmacy at the Research Symposium for a one-day meeting focused on maximizing your institution’s potential to support and sustain high-impact research. Symposium participants will share success stories and good practices in research stewardship, fostering faculty researcher development, and building local and distant collaborations and networks. Deans, department chairs and faculty currently involved in research planning and oversight are encouraged to attend. There will also be a reception for symposium participants on Friday, February 7 from 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Are there any wellness activities at INsight 2020?

Yes, on Sunday, Feb. 9 and Monday, Feb. 10, AACP will offer a free moving yoga class that welcomes all experience levels on the beach. This class will focus on deep breathing with synchronized movement to warm up your body, increase strength, circulation, flexibility, concentration, and balance as the instructor takes you along the beachfront. Mats are not required.

Does AACP provide CE credits during INsight 2020?

Yes. Attendees will be able to earn up to 9.00 hours of CE credits following the successful completion of the CE activities at INsight 2020. Please refer to the programming page for more information on the sessions offering CE credit. Participating sessions are marked as such with a NABP/ACPE program number, activity type, and the number of contact hours (CEUs) in the program schedule.

How do I receive credit for session I attend?

ACPE LogoAACP is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

Attendees must register, complete and submit CE session evaluations by accessing the online AACP CE Administration software program, Learning Express CE (LECE): Login or create your LECE account with your AACP e-mail and password if you are a new user. Verify that your NABP e-Profile ID and birthdate are correctly entered in your LECE profile and correspond with your NABP record. (Failure to ensure this information is identical in both programs will jeopardize your earning CE credits.) Select each session attended from the list of INsight 2020 sessions offering CE credit, and with the Access Code provided during the session complete the evaluation form. Note, attendees will need the access codes in order to complete session evaluations to receive continuing education credits. Attendees will have 45 days following INsight 2020 to complete the evaluations. Access to session activity evaluations in LECE will be denied after March 27, at 11:59 p.m. ET. CE credit information will be electronically reported to NABP. Attendees may print “proof of participation” from the system for their records. Note, ACPE recognizes as valid only statements of credit generated from NABP e-Profile accounts. Pharmacists should login to your NABP e-profile to access information about their completed CPE and to print a valid statement of credit if needed.

Who should I contact if I have any questions regarding CE?

If you have questions regarding CE before or after INsight 2020, please contact Dorothy Novilus, CPD associate director, at 703-739-2330 ext. 1027.