Pharmacy Education 2024 - FAQs

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General Information

Where is Pharmacy Education 2024 being held?

Pharmacy Education 2024, the 2024 AACP Annual Meeting, will be held at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, Massachusetts. 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, July 20-23.

Can I bring a spouse/guest to the meeting?

Yes! Spouse/guest registration is $325 for members and non-members. Spouse/Guest registration includes entrance to the Exhibitor’s Opening Reception on Sunday, July 21 and a ticket to the Closing Reception on Tuesday, July 23. It also includes a continental breakfast before the sessions and meetings on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. This registration does not apply to faculty, administrators and/or staff of a pharmacy school. This is in addition to a paid full conference registration fee.   

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

Welcome! We are glad you have chosen to attend the 2024 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 20.

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 guests 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 Boston during the meeting dates?

The Boston summer temperatures average a high of 88 degrees Fahrenheit and an average low of 62 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 city of Boston?

The city of Boston is located 6 miles southwest of the convention center and contracted hotels. The average cost of a taxi to and from the airport is about $25 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 the meetings team, at


How can I register?

Annual Meeting registration will open in 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 June 23, 2024, excluding a $150 administrative processing fee. Due to meeting costs, no portion of the registration will be refunded for cancellations after June 23, 2024. All refunds will be issued in the form of a credit for use towards AACP's Programs, Products or Services with one year from the date of issue. For payments, refunds, cancellations, receipts, and changes to registrations, please contact Janet Mudd, senior accountant, at or 703-739-2330 ext. 1023.

When does online registration open and close?

Early-bird registration opens in April and ends Jun 14, 2024. Payments must be received on or before June 14, 2024 to receive the early-bird discounted rates. Credit cards are the only form of payment accepted. AACP accepts Visa, Mastercard and American Express. Regular registration rates will apply for payments received between June 15-July 8, 2024. Last Call online registration will be available through July 23, 2024, and onsite at the conference.  

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, Senior 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. The registration desk will be open during the following times: 

  • Friday, July 19, 4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. 
  • Saturday, July 20, 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 21, 7:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. 
  • Monday, July 22, 7:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. 
  • Tuesday, July 23, 7:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.  
Is a Closing Reception ticket included in my registration?

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 

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

Admissions Workshop registration materials can be picked up at the Admissions Workshop registration table at the Sheraton Boston during the following times: 

  • Thursday, July 19, 3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. 
  • Friday, July 20, 8:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m. 

Continuing Education 

Select educational sessions delivered during Pharmacy Education 2024 are eligible for continuing pharmacy education credit. 

Meeting attendees will have up to 45 days following Pharmacy Education 2024 to complete the accredited CE activity post-assessments and evaluations. The deadline to complete the required components for continuing education credit is Friday, September 6, at 11:59 p.m. ET.  

Which sessions can I receive CE credit for attending?

All accredited continuing education sessions are marked as such in the program schedule. 

ACPE logoThe American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy 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?

CPE credits are administered via the online AACP CE Administration platform, Learning Express CE (LECE). Meeting registrants must attend the accredited continuing education activities and complete the CE post-assessment and activity evaluation on the LECE platform. A passing score of 75% is required to obtain CPE credit. 

CPE credit information will be electronically transmitted to CPE Monitor upon successful completion of the CE post-assessment and evaluation. 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. 

Note: It is imperative that pharmacist attendee’s NABP e-Profile ID and birthdate (in MM/DD format) are correctly entered into their LECE profile and correspond with their NABP record. Failure to ensure this information is identical in both programs will jeopardize their earning CPE credits. 

If you have questions regarding CE before or after Pharmacy Education 2024, please contact Dorothy NovilusAssociate Director of Continuing Professional Development, at 703-739-2330 ext. 1027. 

Why do I need a CE session code?

AACP utilizes standard procedures for providing evidence of participation in accredited continuing education activities. Prior to completing the CE session post-assessment, participants will be asked to enter an “Access Code” to ensure they have attended sessions 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 Pharmacy Education 2024 event site/mobile app by mid-July.

Will any of the sessions be recorded during Pharmacy Education 2024?

There will be no recorded or live-streamed events at Pharmacy Education 2024

Posters FAQ 

Are there posters this year?

Yes, AACP will offer posters in the following categories (1) School posters; (2) Research and Education posters; (3) Trainee poster competition; (4) NIA Award Recipient posters; (5) Award Recipient posters; (6) Aspiring Academics posters and (7) ALFP Cohort 20 posters for viewing at the live poster gallery at Pharmacy Education 2024. 

What types of posters are presented?

Posters presented include research and education abstracts and trainee abstracts from AACP’s nine Sections (Administrative Services, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Continuing Professional Education, Drug Information and Library Sciences, Experiential Education, Pharmaceutics, Pharmacy Practice and Social and Administrative Sciences), School Posters, New Investigator Award recipients, ALFP Cohort 20, Aspiring Academics participants, Innovations in Teaching Award recipients and Excellence in Assessment Award recipients. 

Where do I go to access the Posters?

Posters will be displayed live in Boston, Massachusetts for all registered attendees. A link to access the poster information will be available on the meeting app.

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

All accepted abstracts will be published in AJPE by September 2024. 

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.  

When and where will the Posters be displayed in Boston, Massachusetts?

All poster categories will be displayed in the Exhibit Hall at the following poster sessions: 

  • Poster Session 1: Sunday, July 21st from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. ET 
  • Poster Session 2: Monday, July 22nd from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET 

Attendees can also contact the poster authors through the meeting app, if needed.

Is there a dedicated time when poster authors will be present at the Live Poster Gallery?

Poster authors will be present in the exhibit hall at the following times: 

  • Poster Session 1: Sunday, July 21st from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. ET 

What is the poster set-up and take-down time for poster authors?

Poster set-up time: Sunday, July 21st from 12 noon to 2:00 p.m. ET 

Poster take-down time: Monday, July 22nd at 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET

What is the school poster theme this year?

School Posters Theme is “Strengthening Faculty and Staff Success.” Subcategories include: 

  • Creating cultures of value and appreciation at colleges and schools of pharmacy 
  • Diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism (DEIA) initiatives 
  • Role of technology and infrastructure to assist faculty and staff 
  • Professional development opportunities for faculty and staff 
  • Strategically adapting and managing limited resources to meet school commitments 

Investing in faculty and staff success is an investment for the future of the institution. It helps ensure that faculty and staff have what they need to develop practice-ready and successful student pharmacists who are our profession's future. The 2024 School Poster Theme Subcommittee has recommended the theme be “Strengthening Faculty and Staff Success”.  Colleges and schools of pharmacy will be asked to submit abstracts that meet this theme through several factors such as how are colleges and schools of pharmacy creating cultures of value and appreciation, their efforts in DEIA initiatives, technology and infrastructure changes/updates to assist faculty and staff, and professional development opportunities created for faculty and staff. 

When will the Trainee Poster Judging Competition take place?

The Trainee Poster Judging Competition will take place virtually on CadmiumCD platform in June 2024. All Trainee Finalists will still be required to register for the Annual Meeting to present their posters live in Boston, Massachusetts. 

When will the Trainee Competition Winners be announced?

The Trainee Competition Winners will be announced at the Tuesday Luncheon.  

Who do we contact for questions or concerns regarding posters at the Annual Meeting?

Please contact Nidhi Gandhi-Patel, Director of Transformation and Academic Initiatives, or Rosa Bello, Project Coordinator at AACP at for any questions or concerns.

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 Hynes Convention Center meeting space?

As a registered AACP meeting attendee, WiFi information will be available in the AACP Registration and Help Desk Area. Please note there is a bandwidth limit, and we ask you to access only one personal device at a time and not to stream videos. 

Fitness Events 

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

Yes! AACP will host two morning yoga sessions during the event. One will be on Monday, July 22, and the other on Tuesday, July 23.