Pharmacy Education 2019 FAQs

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General Meeting Information

Where is Pharmacy Education 2019 being held?

Pharmacy Education 2019, the 2019 AACP Annual Meeting, will be held at the Hyatt Regency Chicago in Chicago, Ill. Please refer to your meeting registration confirmation email to reserve your hotel room and receive additional travel information. Programming will be held at the Hyatt Regency Chicago, July 13-17.

Can I bring a spouse/guest to the meeting?

Yes! Spouse/guest registration is $200 and includes entrance to the Welcome Reception on Saturday, July 13; Exhibitors’ Opening Reception on Sunday, July 14; Exhibitors’ Boxed Lunch on Monday, July 15; and a ticket to the Closing Reception on Tuesday, July 16. 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.

This is my first AACP Annual Meeting, what should I expect?

Welcome! We are glad you have chosen to attend the 2019 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 13 from 3:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

Is my child allowed at the Annual Meeting?

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.

What is the dress code?

Attire at 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. 

What is the weather like in Chicago during the meeting dates?

The Chicago summer temperatures average a high of 82 degrees Fahrenheit and an average low of 68 degrees Fahrenheit. Although July has not historically yielded a large amount of rainfall, it is always advisable to bring an umbrella for unexpected showers. 

What is the closest airport to the Hyatt Regency Chicago?

The Hyatt Regency Chicago is accessible via Chicago O'Hare International Airport (about 17 miles) and Chicago Midway International Airport (about 13 miles). Taxi transport from ORD airport cost around $50 one-way, and MDW airport cost around $40 one-way. 

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

For any questions regarding hotel and travel, meeting programming or general inquiries, please contact Emma Zaenglein, meetings manager, at 703-479-3807.

Registration

How can I register?

Annual Meeting registration will open in mid-April. Visit the registration portion of AACP’s Annual Meeting website for more information regarding registration. Reminder: members must be logged into the AACP website with their username and password to access the member registration rates.

Will I receive a refund if I cancel?

Refunds will be processed on all cancellations received in writing by Friday, June 21, excluding a $100 administrative fee. Due to meeting costs, no portion of the registration fee will be refunded for cancellations after June 21.

When does online registration open and close?

Early-bird registration rates end Thursday, May 16. Regular registration rates will apply May 17 – June 20 and may be made online. Last call registration rates will apply June 21 – July 17 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 Hyatt Regency Chicago.

Who do I contact to make a change in my meeting registration or if I have billing inquiries?

For payments, refunds, cancellations, receipts and changes to registrations, please contact Janet Mudd, staff accountant, at 703-739-2330 ext. 1023. 

Where do I pick up my name badge and registration materials?

Your name badge and registration packet will be available onsite at the AACP Registration and Help Desk at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. The registration desk will be open during the following times:
o    Friday, July 12, 4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. 
o    Saturday, July 13, 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
o    Sunday, July 14, 7:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. 
o    Monday, July 15, 7:00 a.m.–300 p.m. 
o    Tuesday, July 16, 7:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. 
o    Wednesday, July 17, 7:00 a.m.–8:30 a.m. 

Is a Closing Reception ticket included in my registration?

Yes, a Closing Reception voucher is included with your full conference registration 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. 

How can I make modifications to my registration?

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.  

Admissions Workshop Pre-Session

Where can I pick up my registration materials for the Admissions Workshop Pre-session?

Admissions Workshop registration materials can be picked up in the Columbus Foyer, Ballroom Level, East Tower on Friday, July 12, from 7:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m.

Continuing Education

Attendees may earn up to 20.00 hours of continuing education credits by attending Pharmacy Education 2019 and an additional 5.25 hours of CE credits for the Teachers Seminar. 

Which sessions can I receive CE credit for attending?

All CE sessions are marked as such with a universal activity number (UAN), activity type, and the number of contact hours (CEUs) in the program schedule.

Image removed.AACP is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. 

How do I request CE credit for the sessions I attended?

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. 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. Note, ACPE recognizes as valid only statements of credit generated from NABP e-Profile accounts. Pharmacists should login 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 the Annual Meeting to complete the evaluations. Access to session activity evaluations in LECE will be denied after August 31, at 11:59 p.m. ET. If you have questions regarding CE before or after the Annual Meeting, please contact Dorothy Novilus, continuing professional development manager, at 703-739-2330 ext. 1027.

Why do I need a CE session code?

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.

Educational Sessions

How do I obtain copies of the presentations?

Educational presentations that are submitted to AACP will be available on the AACP Community site/mobile app at the end of June.

School Poster Presentations

When are school posters presented?

School posters are scheduled on Saturday, July 13, from 1:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m., in the International Suites, Ballroom Level, West Tower. School poster presenters will be at their poster to discuss their work from 6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. 

What is the school poster theme this year?

This year’s theme is “Leading Change in Pharmacy Education.”

Where can I find abstracts that will be presented at the Annual Meeting?

All abstracts are published in the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, Volume 83, Issue 5.

When can I set up my school’s poster?

School poster presenters should set up their posters on Saturday, July 13, between Noon–1:00 p.m., prior to the start of the poster session. 

How large should I make my poster?

Each poster board measures 4 feet high by 8 feet long. Posters should not exceed these measurements.

Are there any restrictions?

AACP cannot accommodate audio/visual equipment and/or computers at the poster sessions. Additionally, AACP will not provide handouts or display tables. 

Research and Education Poster Presentations 

When are research and education posters presented?

Posters are scheduled in three sessions on Sunday, July 14, and Monday, July 15: 
o    Session I: Sunday, July 14, 3:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m.
o    Session II: Monday, July 15, 9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m.
o    Session III: Monday, July 16, Noon–1:30 p.m.

Are the same posters presented on Sunday and Monday?

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.

What types of posters are presented?

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.

When can I set up my research and education poster?

Research and education poster presenters should set up their assigned posters between:

o    2:00 p.m.–3:30 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. 

Where can I find the full abstracts that will be presented at the Annual Meeting?

All abstracts will be published in the June issue (Volume 83, Issue 5) of the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education.

How large should I make my poster?

Each poster board measures 4 feet high by 8 feet long. Posters should not exceed these measurements.

Are push pins or Velcro® dots provided by AACP?

No. Presenters must supply their own push pins or Velcro® dots to attach their posters to poster boards. 

Are there any restrictions?

AACP cannot accommodate audio/visual equipment and/or computers at the poster sessions. Additionally, AACP will not provide handouts or display tables. 

R&R Lounge: Recharge and Reconnect    

What is the R&R Lounge?

Taking care of business sometimes requires taking care of yourself in the process. AACP is making it easy with the Pharmacy Education 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, 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. R&R Lounge services are complimentary and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Make time to stop by for a little R&R!
 

Wireless Internet

Will I have wireless Internet access in the hotel guestroom?

Once you register for the meeting, you will receive a confirmation email with hotel details. 

Will I have wireless Internet access in the Hyatt Regency Chicago meeting space?

As a registered AACP meeting attendee, WiFi will be available in the R&R Lounge. Please note there is a bandwidth limit and we ask you to access only one personal device at a time and not to stream video. Speakers who require video streaming for their presentations must make a request in writing to Karli Rounds, meetings manager. 
 

Fitness Challenge

Will AACP be providing a fitness opportunity at the Annual Meeting?

Yes! AACP will host a walking challenge and three fitness activities: More details to come! For additional information, please contact Emma Zaenglein, meetings manager, at 703-739-2330 ext. 1007.