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2018 Spring Institute: Reaching New Heights in Experiential Education

CPD Activity Announcement

May 7–9, 2018

Hyatt Regency Dulles, Herndon, VA


The 2018 Spring Institute focuses on four areas related to experiential education: assessment strategies to include the integration of EPA’s into the student’s experience; identifying needs for preceptor development with a focus on clear guidance for meeting program expectations; remediation strategies which reflect early identification, root cause analyses and the elements for a remediation plan; and a focus on practical approaches to scholarly activities in experiential education.

Target Audience: 

This educational activity is designed for experiential education administration and staff, individuals influencing curriculum, individuals influencing assessment, and preceptors.

Monday, May 7, 2018

Session I: Scholarship in Experiential Education – Setting the Stage

Learning Objectives

At the end of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Define scholarship.
  2. Identify scholarly partners.
  3. Locate applicable literature. 
  4. Employ one method for scholarly writing. 
  5. Reflect on strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT analysis) to scholarship production.

Presenters: Patricia Darbishire, Pharm.D., Purdue College of Pharmacy

(UAN: 0581-0000-18-114-L04-P, 1.50 Contact Hours, Application-based)

Session II: Optimizing Student Assessment

Learning Objectives

At the end of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Contrast advantages and disadvantages of various assessment strategies available to experiential education programs.
  2. Integrate and align assessment strategies with student competency domains associated with clinical training.
  3. Identify opportunities for improving student assessment strategies in clinical training.

Presenters: Eric H. Gilliam, Pharm.D., BCPS, University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

(UAN: 0581-0000-18-115-L04-P, 1.50 Contact Hours, Application-based)

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Session III: Integrating AACP Core EPA’s

Learning Objectives

At the end of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe a need for the AACP core entrustable professional activities assessment strategy.
  2. Conduct a strengths, weakness, opportunities, threats (SWOT) analysis of integrating the core entrustable professional activities into your curriculum.
  3. Examine next steps for integrating AACP core entrustable professional activities into your current experiential education curriculum.                                      

Presenters: Jean Moon, Pharm.D., BCACP, University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy

(UAN: 0581-0000-18-116-L04-P, 1.50 Contact Hours, Application-based)

Session IV: Ready for Remediation?

Learning Objectives

At the end of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss common causes and situations that may require remediation in experiential education.
  2. Incorporate root cause analysis strategies when determining student remediation needs.
  3. Identify key stakeholders for assistance when remediation is necessary.
  4. Evaluate and improve current remediation policies.

Presenters: Cheryl Clarke, BPharm, R.Ph. FAPhA, Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

(UAN: 0581-0000-18-117-L04-P, 1.50 Contact Hours, Application-based)

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Session V: Scholarship in Experiential Education - Removing Barriers, Producing Results

Learning Objectives

At the end of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss a unique scholarship opportunity.
  2. Remove barriers to scholarship. 
  3. Consider committing to a scholarly work. 

Presenters:  Patricia Darbishire, Pharm.D., Purdue College of Pharmacy

(UAN: 0581-0000-18-118-L04-P, 0.75 Contact Hours, Knowledge-based)

Continuing Education Credit:

ACPE LogoAACP is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Pharmacists may earn up to 6.75 CE hours following the completion of the Institute.


Continuing Education Credit Requirements:

Attendees must register, complete and submit CE session evaluations by accessing the online AACP Continuing Education Administration software program, Learning Express CE (LECE).  Login or create your account with your AACP e-mail and password if you don’t have an account with LECE.  (Please verify that your NABP e-Profile ID and birthdate are correctly entered in your LECE profile and correspond with your NABP record. Failure to ensure this information is identical in both programs will jeopardize your earning CE credits.) Click on the 2018 AACP Spring Institute link under the “CPD Activity” column and select each session you attended from the list of sessions offering CE credit. Scroll to the bottom of the screen and click on the “Register” button. Enter or confirm your profile information and confirm your session selections. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click the “Register” button to continue. With the Access Code provided at the Institute, complete the evaluations for each session you are requesting continuing education credits.  Completion of the evaluation is required to earn continuing education credits. Attendees will have four weeks following the Institute to complete the evaluations. Access to session activity evaluations in LECE will be denied after June 6, at 11:59 p.m. ET.  You may print “proof of participation” from the system for your records. 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.


Registration for the 2018 Spring Institute will cost $1,195 per person for AACP institutional members and $1,395 per person for non-institutional members. There is no additional fee for continuing education credit.

Sponsored by:

No financial support was identified for any component of this educational activity.