The 2018 Annual Meeting will be held at the Hynes Convention Center and the Sheraton Boston Hotel in Boston, Mass. Please refer to your meeting registration confirmation email to reserve your hotel room and receive additional travel information. Programming will be held at the Hynes Convention Center and the Sheraton Boston Hotel July 21-25.
Pharmacy Education 2018 FAQs
General Meeting Information
Yes! Spouse/guest registration is $200 and includes entrance to the Welcome Reception on Saturday, July 21; Exhibitors’ Opening Reception on Sunday, July 22; Exhibitors’ Boxed Lunch on Monday, July 23; and a ticket to the Closing Reception on Tuesday, July 24. It also includes a continental breakfast before the sessions and meetings on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. This registration does not apply to faculty, administrators and/or staff of pharmacy schools.
Welcome! We are glad you have chosen to attend the 2018 Annual Meeting. AACP has developed a new faculty/first-timers orientation session to share, learn and network with colleagues about the wonderful opportunities available during the meeting. This will be held on Saturday, July 21 from 3:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
For health and safety considerations, children under the age of 16 are not permitted to attend any functions, including the Closing Reception, Exhibit Hall or educational programming. Children 16 years and older must be registered as a guest or have an event ticket to attend any function.
Attire at the AACP Annual Meeting 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.
The Boston summer temperatures average a high of 82 degrees Fahrenheit with an average low of 66 degrees Fahrenheit. Although July has not historically yielded a large amount of rainfall, it is always advisable to bring an umbrella for unexpected showers.
The AACP hotels are all accessible via Boston International Airport - BOS (about 10 miles). Taxi transport from BOS airport cost around $40 one-way. All three hotels are also accessible by public transportation from Boston Logan International airport.
For any questions regarding hotel and travel, meeting programming or general inquiries, please contact Emma Zaenglein, Meetings Coordinator, at 703-739-2330 ext. 1007.
Refunds will be processed on all cancellations received in writing by Friday, June 29, excluding a $100 administrative fee. Due to meeting costs, no portion of the registration fee will be refunded for cancellations after June 29.
Early-bird registration rates end Thursday, May 17. Regular registration rates will apply May 18-June 21 and may be made online. Last call registration rates will apply June 22-July 25 and can be made online or onsite at the registration desk. Meeting registration will also be available onsite at the AACP Registration and Help Desk located in the Hynes Convention Center and Sheraton Boston Hotel.
If you need to add an event or modify your registration, you may do so by going to the AACP My Registration page and clicking on the Review/Edit Registration link. If you want to cancel your registration for a free session (e.g. the Yoga Fitness session) you may do so via the Review/Edit Registration link. However, if you need to cancel a paid event or your entire conference registration, please see the information below in the Refund and Cancellation section. If you have a question about modifying your registration, please email AACP or call 703-739-2330 ext. 1000.
Please contact LaToya Casteel, member services coordinator, at 703-739-2330 ext. 1000.
Your name badge and registration packet will be available onsite at the AACP Registration and Help Desk at the Hynes Convention Center and Sheraton Boston Hotel. The registration desk will be open during the following times:
o Friday, July 20, 4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
o Saturday, July 21, 7:00 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
o Sunday, July 22, 7:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
o Monday, July 23, 7:00 a.m.–300 p.m.
o Tuesday, July 24, 7:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
o Wednesday, July 25, 7:30 a.m.–8:30 a.m.
There will be a second registration and help desk located on the third floor of the Hynes Convention Center in the Boylston Hallway. The registration desk will be open during the following times:
o Friday, July 20, 4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
o Saturday, July 21, 7:00 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
o Sunday, July 22, 7:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Yes, a Closing Reception voucher is included in your registration packet if you pre-selected your attendance when you registered online. Closing Reception vouchers are only included in the full registration and single-day Tuesday registration packets. The voucher is non-transferable.
Admissions Workshop Pre-Session
Admissions Workshop registration materials can be picked up at the Hynes Convention Center: Room 304, Third Level on Friday, July 20 from 7:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m.
*Annual Meeting attendees can earn up to 19.00 hours of continuing education credits by attending the Annual Meeting and an additional 3.00 hours for the Joseph T. DiPiro Excellence in Publishing Workshop and 4.75 hours for the Teachers Seminar.
A list of CE sessions will be provided in the AACP Official Program Guide handed out at the meeting.
AACP is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) CE credits are administered via the online AACP CE Administration software program, Learning Express CE (LECE). Attendees must register, complete and submit CE-session evaluations by accessing LECE at https://aacp.learningexpressce.com. Login or create your profile with your AACP email and password if you don’t have a profile on LECE. Once logged into the system you will see a list of Annual Meeting sessions offering CE credit, listed by day. Select each session you attended and click on the “Register” button on the right side of the session name. At the completion of the sessions you registered for and attended, you will be provided an Access Code. The Access Code will allow you to complete the session evaluation. Completion of the evaluation is required to earn continuing education credit for the session. Please verify that your NABP ID and Birthdate (MM/DD) are accurate in Learning Express. If they are not correct, you will not receive CE credit for sessions attended. Your CE credit will be electronically reported to NABP. You may print “proof of participation” from the system for your records. Access to session activity evaluations in LECE will be denied after August 24, at 11:59 p.m. ET. If you have questions regarding CE before or after the Annual Meeting, please contact Dorothy Novilus, CPD manager, at 703-739-2330 ext. 1027.
AACP utilizes standard procedures for providing evidence of participation in a continuing education program. Prior to completing the CE session evaluation, participants will be asked to enter an “Access Code” to ensure they have attended programs approved for continuing education credits. Presenters will provide the Access Code at the conclusion of their presentations.
School Poster Presentation
School posters are scheduled on Saturday, July 21, from 1:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. in the Sheraton Boston Hotel. School poster presenters will be at their poster to discuss their work from 6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
This year’s theme is “Complementary Approaches with a Common Mission: Connecting the Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacy Practice.”
All abstracts are published in the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, Volume 82, Issue 5.
School poster presenters should set up their posters on Saturday, July 21, between Noon–1:00 p.m., prior to the start of the poster session.
Research and Education Poster Presentations
Posters are scheduled in three sessions on Sunday, July 22, and Monday, July 23:
o Session I: Sunday, July 22, 4:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
o Session II: Monday, July 23, 9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m.
o Session III: Monday, July 23, Noon–1:30 p.m.
No. Poster presenters will be assigned to present their poster during one of the three poster sessions on Sunday or Monday. A schedule of presenters and poster titles will be listed in the AACP Official Program Guide distributed at the meeting.
Posters presented include reviewed research/education abstracts from AACP’s nine Sections (Administrative Services, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Continuing Professional Education, Experiential Education, Library and Information Science, Pharmaceutics, Pharmacy Practice and Social and Administrative Sciences), New Investigator Award recipients, Innovations in Teaching Award recipients and Excellence in Assessment Award recipients.
Research and education poster presenters should set up their assigned posters between:
o 2:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m. if they are assigned to Poster Session I.
o 9:00 a.m.–9:30 a.m. if they are assigned to Poster Session II.
o 11:00 a.m.–Noon if they are assigned to Poster Session III.
All abstracts will be published in the June issue (Volume 82, Issue 5) of the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education.
No. Presenters must supply their own push pins or Velcro® dots to attach their posters to poster boards.
R&R Lounge: Recharge and Reconnect
SPONSORED BY LIAISON INTERNATIONAL
Taking care of business sometimes requires taking care of yourself in the process. Premier sponsor Liaison International Inc. is making it easy with the Recharge & Reconnect (R&R) Lounge—designed to offer attendees a brief but much-needed respite from crowds, noise and other common meeting stresses, while keeping you fresh for the business of learning and networking. Kick up your feet, immerse yourself in a 10-minute chair massage, check your email, charge your phone, tablet or laptop and unwind. A variety of fruit-infused waters will help refresh you for your next session or appointment. We encourage you to pre sign-up for a chair massage time slot as these are extremely popular. You may do so in person by visiting the Liaison R&R Lounge during operating hours. Services are complimentary. Make time to stop by for a little R&R located in the Sheraton Boston hotel, Fairfax room on the Third Floor!
Liaison R&R Lounge Hours:
Saturday, July 21, Noon-5:00 pm.
Sunday, July 22, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Monday, July 23, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, July 24, 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Once you register for the meeting, you will receive a confirmation email with hotel details.
As a registered AACP meeting attendee, WiFi will be available in the R&R Lounge and all AACP meeting space. Please note there is a bandwidth limit and we ask you to access only one personal device at a time and not download streaming video. Speakers who require video streaming for their presentations must make a request in writing to AACP's conference program coordinator, Candelaria Moralez.
Incorporating wellness into one’s lifestyle is challenging, and when coupled with frequent travels and hectic schedules, it can be almost impossible. Physical fitness, mindfulness exercises, and focusing on overall health is already a way of life for some, and at Pharmacy Education 2018, we are providing you with various opportunities to participate in wellness elements. With much gratitude to our wellness sponsor, Pearson (PCAT), you can join in three different fitness activities (yoga, Zumba and circuit training), register your smart watch/fitness band in our Steps Challenge, and practice mindfulness in our meditation room. Prizes will be awarded to the top three winners of the Steps Challenge. More details to follow.
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