Seminar Goals and Objectives
The overall educational goal of this meeting is to provide information and instruction on a variety of topics to enable the pharmacy practitioner to provide quality patient care. Pharmacist and Technician registrants may select from a total selection of 64 hours of programming, a total of 18.25 hours may be acquired. To obtain CPE credit, you must be registered for the 2014 TSHP Annual Seminar, complete program evaluations and provide your NABP e-Profile information.
Educational programs at this meeting were designed to meet the needs of practitioners in a variety of settings, including large and small hospitals, managed care systems, ambulatory care clinics, home care organizations, long-term care facilities, industry and academia. The educational programs were developed to maintain and enhance the knowledge, skills, and abilities of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians in health care systems through instruction and workshop sessions on important issues relevant to contemporary pharmacy practice.
By rule of the Texas State Board of Pharmacy, pharmacists may not utilize programming designed for pharmacy technicians to apply towards their license renewal. However, pharmacists are encouraged and welcome to participate in any educational program offered during the Annual Seminar.
Under new ACPE Standards, continuing education programming that is designed for technicians must have educational goals and learning objectives that indicate what a technician can expect to learn from participating in the session. These are filed with ACPE and carry a “T” designation at the end of the Universal Activity Number (UAN) [E.g. 0156-0000-14-076-L04-T]
At the present time, neither the Texas State Board of Pharmacy nor PTCB requires technicians to obtain only “T” education. Thus, technicians can continue to receive credit, as they have in the past, for participating in educational sessions primarily designed for pharmacists (“P”). Technicians are welcomed and entitled to participate in any and all continuing education programming offered during the days for which they are registered.
The Texas Society of Health-System Pharmacists is approved by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmaceutical education. Documentation of attendance at individual CPE session is accomplished through a post-session evaluation form. You must also complete an evaluation for each session you attend. Credit must be requested within 60 days post-conference (June 13, 2014) in order to receive credit.
The sessions during the seminar are designed as either Knowledge-based or Application-based, depending on the educational content and teaching approach offered by the presenter.
Education Planning and Application
Topics selected for the 2014 TSHP Annual Seminar were developed by the TSHP Council on Education Affairs based upon input from surveys and evaluations from attendees at the 2013 Annual Seminar, and a membership-wide survey. Additionally, input was obtained from the various specialty Sections of TSHP, TSHP local chapters, the TSHP Board of Directors, and from review of surveys of other state societies of health-system pharmacists of their member’s needs. The Council utilized focus groups and contemporary literature search to determine the level of education and educational gaps of members in order to design specific topics and learning objectives.
TSHP is proud to use an Audience Response System that utilizes your own cell phone. Using this system we can now obtain valuable feedback, and gauge audience knowledge and participation in real time throughout the Seminar.
How do I participate in the Audience Response Questions?
How do I get my CPE Statement?
Full registration includes all meeting sessions, meeting program with session abstracts, exhibits, the opening reception, Lunch with Exhibitors and the Installation Lunch on Sunday. One or two day registration includes the meeting sessions of that day(s), social events and exhibits. Student registrations include all events with the exception of the Installation & Awards Luncheon on Sunday.
Spouses of registrants may register at the TSHP Registration Desk. The fee includes all meals, exhibits and social events, but does not provide continuing pharmacy education credit.
Due to space limitations and the necessity of guaranteeing food function attendance, tickets are required for the Installation Luncheon and R&E Contributors’ Recognition Breakfast. Tickets for the Breakfast or Lunch will be included in your registration materials for those who indicated this on their advance registration. Tickets are NOT required for either the Opening of Exhibits or Lunch with Exhibitors.
Badges should be worn at all times. Your badge is your admission pass for all meeting sessions, exhibits and social events. Please wear your name badge at all times so that it is visible to officials, security and convention personnel. Badges will be randomly checked at meeting rooms and specifically checked at the Exhibit Hall. Reminder: Take a moment and write emergency contact information on the back of your name badge, especially if you have medical conditions that may require attention during the meeting.
All meeting sessions, exhibits and social events will be held at The Westin Galleria.
Cancellation, No-Show, and Refunds
All requests for refunds must be made in writing by March 30. No-show attendees will not be given a refund and a no-show registrant with a balance due will be expected to complete payment.
If you have any disability for which you require an auxiliary aid or special service while attending the annual seminar, please contact the TSHP office at firstname.lastname@example.org. Dietary accommodations require 24 hour prior notice, for best service please indicate any requirements during your registration.
As a courtesy to all meeting registrants, the exhibit area, all meeting rooms, meal functions and social events are designated as NON-SMOKING areas.
Every day is casual day. Session rooms have a tendency to be on the chilly side, so you might want to plan on bringing a sweater or light jacket.
For health and safety considerations, children under the age of 16 will not be admitted to the exhibits, poster sessions, or educational programs.
In an effort to be more ecologically responsible, handouts and poster booklets will not be available in large quantities in printed format. All handouts and poster information will be available on the TSHP website for download and print. Thank you for your support.
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