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General Meeting Information

What is INvigorate 2022?

At the INterim Meeting, INvigorate 2022, attendees will learn from experts in leadership development to gain a new perspective and enhanced skills to help them prepare for transformation in pharmacy education and practice.

Who should attend INvigorate 2022?

Deans, Associate/Assistant Deans, Department Chairs, Faculty, Professional Staff and anyone else interseted in leadership 

Is there Schedule-at-a-Glance?

Saturday, February 19

  • 12:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m. – AACP New Deans Program
  • 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. – Connections and Conversations: CEO Deans
  • 2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m. – Connections and Conversations: Assistant and Associate Deans
  • 2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m. – Connections and Conversations: Department Chairs
  • 4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. – Meeting Kickoff – Increasing our Impact
  • 5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. – Welcome Reception

Sunday, February 20


  • 7:00 a.m.–8:00 a.m. – Breakfast
  • 8:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m. – Keynote: Creating a College Culture Committed to Equity and Inclusion
  • 9:00 a.m.–9:15 a.m. – Networking and Beverage Break
  • 9:15 a.m.–10:15 a.m. – Breakout Session 1
  • 10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. – Strengthening Collaboration Between State Boards and Colleges and Schools of Pharmacy
  • 11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m. – From Global to Local: The Value of Global Experience for Students and Institutions 
  • 12:45 p.m.–2:15 p.m. –  Networking Lunch
  • 2:15 p.m.–3:15 p.m. – Breakout Session 2

Monday, February 21


  • 7:00 a.m.–8:00 a.m. – Breakfast
  • 8:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m. – ACPE Organization Update 
  • 9:00 a.m.–9:15 a.m. – Networking and Beverage Break
  • 9:15 a.m.–10:15 a.m. – Breakout Session 3
  • 10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. – From Longing to Belonging: How to Foster Psychological Safety in Pharmacy Education    
  • 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. – You Can't Spell CAPE without E, P, and A: An update from the 2021-22 AACP Academic Affairs Committee
  • 12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m. – Networking Lunch
  • 1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. – Organizational Strategies for Recognizing Trauma in Academia and Elevating Workplace Resilience
  • 3:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m. – Council of Facilities Forum
  • 3:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m. – Council of Deans Business Meeting

Tuesday, February 22


  • 7:00 a.m.–8:00 a.m. – Breakfast
  • 8:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m. – Legal Issues in the Academy: Are You Prepared?
  • 10:15 a.m.–11:15 a.m. – Is Competency-Based Education Right for Pharmacy Education?
  • 11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m. – Marcia, Marcia, Marcia – Making Sure Mid-Career Faculty are Not Left Behind
This is my first INterim Meeting, what should I expect?

Welcome! We are glad you have chosen to attend INvigorate 2022. Network and socialize during our Welcome Reception on Saturday, Feb. 19. 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. 

Hotel and Travel

Where is INvigorate 2022, the AACP INterim Meeting, being held?

All programming will be held at the Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter in San Diego, Calif., Feb. 19-22. The AACP single/double occupancy group rate is $189 (+12.7% tax, 2% San Diego Tourism Marketing District Assessment, and .27% CA Assessment Fee). Discounted guestroom rates will be offered, based on availability, three days pre- and post-meeting dates.
There is a $20.00 (+12.7% tax, 2% San Diego Tourism Marketing District Assessment, and .27% CA Assessment Fee) charge for the 3rd person occupancy per night & a $40.00 (+12.7% tax, 2% San Diego Tourism Marketing District Assessment, and .27% CA Assessment Fee) charge for the 4th person occupancy in room per night.

Where can I book my hotel room?

To reserve a room, please book online or call 1-888-627-8563 and identify yourself with AACP to receive the group discounted rate. The guest room reservation room cut-off date is Tuesday, January 25, 2022, or until allotted guestrooms 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 INvigorate 2022. 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 Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter. Please reserve your rooms directly through our registration and hotel process to avoid becoming the victim of fraud.

Staying at the Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter 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 Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter?

The closest airport to the Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter is San Diego International Airport (SNA), located only 3.4 miles from the hotel. 

What are my transportation options once I arrive?

Hotel Shuttle: More information coming soon.

Parking: Valet parking and self-parking are available for $50.00 per day.

Is there accessibility for persons with disabilities?

The goal of the Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter 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 Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter does not have nanny services available.

What is the weather like in San Diego during the meeting dates?

Typical temperatures in San Diego during the meeting dates tend to range from the low 50s to 60s. We recommend packing layers to accommodate various weather conditions.

Is the Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter pet-friendly?

The Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter 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.


Where do I go to register for INvigorate 2022?

Visit the Registration portion of AACP’s INvigorate 2022 website for more information regarding registration as soon as it opens. 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. The Registration and Information desk is your hub for any questions you may have while at INvigorate 2022. Please see below for times the Registration and Help Desk will be open:

  • Saturday, Feb. 19: 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. 
  • Sunday, Feb. 20: 7:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
  • Monday, Feb. 21: 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 Friday, January 21, 2022, excluding a $75 administrative fee. Due to meeting costs, no portion of the registration fee will be refunded for cancellations after Jan. 21. 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 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. 19 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 INvigorate 2022?

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 SpotMe. Please note: it is up to the discretion of the speaker to upload materials for their session. 

Is there programming for CEO Deans?

Yes. INvigorate 2022 offers several programs designed with CEO Deans in mind:

  • AACP New Deans Program: Experienced CEO Deans will facilitate discussions about leading a college/school of pharmacy, the 2021-2024 AACP Strategic Plan, and AACP programs related to institutional research and effectiveness, leadership, research/scholarship, interprofessional education and advocacy. Additional materials for new deans are available in AACP Connect. Interim CEO Deans and CEO Deans who have been in their roles for three years or less are invited to participate.
  • Connections and Conversations: CEO Deans: Join colleagues for an opportunity to share ideas, learn from each other’s challenges and successes of the past year, and make new connections to begin INvigorate 2022. Connect with other CEO Deans while engaging in roundtable discussions on timely issues.

Continuing Education

Does AACP provide CE credits during INvigorate 2022?

Yes. Attendees will be able to earn up to 11.00 hours of CE credits following the successful completion of accredited continuing education activities at INvigorate 2022. Please refer to the continuing education webpage or 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).

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): With the Access Code provided at the conclusion of each accredited continuing education session, attendees must complete the activity evaluation for each session they are requesting continuing education credit. CPE credit information will be electronically transmitted to CPE Monitor. Pharmacists should log in to their NABP e-profile to access information about their completed CPE and to print a valid statement of credit if needed. Attendees will have 45 days following INvigorate 2022 to complete the evaluations. Access to session activity evaluations in LECE will be denied after Friday, April 8, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. ET. 

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

If you have questions regarding CE before or after INvigorate 2022, please contact Dorothy Novilus, Associate Director of Continuing Professional Development, at 703-739-2330 ext. 1027.