Pharmacy Education 2023 Call for Micro-Session Proposals

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General Information

Packing information and insight into 10-minute segments, micro-sessions are an innovative way for meeting attendees to engage on different strategies and tactics that address important issues. This shorter format provides an opportunity for participants to hear multiple approaches and success stories. Each micro-session will have up to five, 10-minute quick presentations or “TED” type talks and cover specific and key take-away objectives based on an overall theme. Each presentation is limited to one presenter. The final 5 to 10 minutes of the micro-session will be devoted to Q&A involving all presenters.

Micro-Session Submission Themes

AACP members are invited to submit micro-sessions on one of the following themes:

  1. Curricular Overload: Speakers will discuss the challenges and solutions associated with curricular overload and effective strategies for ensuring optimal learning. 
  2. Faculty Burnout: Speakers will discuss strategies, resources, and policies to prevent or address burnout and promote faculty well-being at their institutions. ​
  3. Faculty Retention: Speakers will discuss strategies and policies that promote faculty retention at their institutions. 
  4. Innovative Approaches to Student Remediation: Speakers will discuss preventive strategies and effective methods of remediation.

Each proposal will be evaluated by three program committee reviewers using the following criteria:

  1. The program description is well-written and describes the program clearly. 
  2. The program submission provides up to and no more than one relevant learning objective.
  3. The proposed learning objective provides a good description of what participants will be able to do as a result of attending the session.
  4. The proposed learning objective is measurable.
  5. The micro-session's relevance to pharmacy education and/or the goals of AACP and its members.
  6. The proposed topic advances pharmacy education.


Submission Guidelines

  • All program submitters must be AACP members. Information on joining or renewing your membership can be found on the AACP website. 
  • AACP does not assume responsibility for costs associated with bringing speakers to the meeting. All speakers must be registered attendees at the 2023 Annual Meeting. No financial compensation is provided to mini, special and micro-session speakers for their participation in the annual meeting.
  • Standard audiovisual equipment (LCD projector, screen and podium with wireless handheld microphone) will be provided at no charge.
  • Special requests for other audiovisual equipment will be reviewed for feasibility and cost.
  • Sessions must avoid highlighting commercial products. Programming that includes reference to commercially available products or services must include fair balance for other resources in the same category.
  • Proposals should be complete and as descriptive as possible in order to be fairly reviewed. Please review the criteria for your program submission type.
  • In an effort to further attract a diverse pool of high-quality submissions, the program committee has set a limit of three (3) programming proposals from each submitter.
  • You will be able to make changes to your proposal online, via the programming submission system until the site closes at 11:59 p.m. (PST) on Wednesday, November 30, 2022.
  • Finally, to ensure your submission has been received, please remember to click the Save Submission button and then Submit your proposal. An email to confirm your submission will be sent to you immediately. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please check your spam folder.

How to Create a Micro-session

Please go to the program submission site to enter a micro-session. (The username and password for the programming submission site is the same as your AACP username and password.)   

Adding a program

  1. After you have logged on to the site, select “Proceed” or “Update Your AACP Record” if your information (Name, Organization, Email) is listed incorrectly.
  2. Please carefully read the “Privacy Policy” and indicate your consent at the bottom of the page to continue.
  3. Select the "Click here to begin a new session" link under the Sessions header.
  4. Enter your session title (word limit: 15. Do not type in all capital letters. Use initial caps only). A session must have a short, specific presentation title (containing no abbreviations) that indicates the nature of the presentation.
  5. Select the Session Type: Micro-Session.
  6. Continuing Education Credit: Note, micro-session presentations are not eligible for continuing education. 
  7. You are now on the submissions “Task” page. Please click on each task to enter the requested information. Once completed, the task will then appear with a large green check mark. After you have completed all of the tasks, select "Save Submission". Review and Submit your proposal.

Task 1: Presenter

  • Each micro-session presentation is limited to one presenter. If you do not plan to serve as the presenter for your micro-session, please remove your name from the presenter list.
  • To add a different presenter, type the presenter’s first name, last name, and email address. Click the “Add Presenter” button.
  • You may use the “Member Look-Up” feature to identify your presenter. Search for a member by entering their name. If results are returned, click on the member to auto-fill the presenter fields.
  • Select the role and click "Add Presenter."
  • To complete a presenter's profile, click on the "Edit Speaker" button. Note that presenters are required to confirm their attendance at the annual meeting if their micro-session proposal is accepted. 
  • A green check mark indicates a complete profile.
  • Once the profile is complete, click "Save Presenter" to complete the task.

Task 2: Program Information

  • Theme: Select the theme for your micro-session presentation
  • Commercial Products: Indicate whether your proposed session will reference any commercially available services or products (e.g., apps).
  • Financial Interests: If your presentation will reference commercially available products or services, please indicate whether you have any financial interests in those products or services. Presenters will be asked to disclose that information to their audience. 
  • Description: Provide a 2-3 sentence description of your presentation (limit to 75 words).
  • Outcome: Describe the "take away" for attendees (word limit: 250).
  • Purpose: Describe the current need for your session and how your presentation advances pharmacy education. Include two sources to support the current need for your session (word limit: 300).
  • References: Provide complete references of sources cited in your program purpose. 
  • Click the "Continue" button to proceed to the next task. 

Task 3: Learning Objective

  • List the learning objective (no more than ONE) for your micro-session presentation. Your learning objective should be clear, measurable, and achievable (word limit: 45).
  • Click the "Continue" button.

Click the "Save Submission" button at the top or bottom of the page. To review your submission, select the "Click here for a pre-view of your session" link at the bottom of the page. After you have reviewed your submission, click the "Submit" button.  An email to confirm your submission will be sent to you immediately.

You will have access to the submission site to input and modify your sessions until Wednesday, November 30 at 11:59 p.m. PST. To edit your submission, login to the submission site, click on your micro-session title listed under the "Sessions" header. Select the Task you would like to modify. Save your submission after you have made your edits and click the "Submit" button to submit your edited proposal.

Contact: For questions or further information, please contact Dorothy Novilus at:

If you have forgotten your password, please contact LaToya Casteel, membership manager at: or 703.739.2330 ext. 1004.