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. To obtain CPE credit, you must be registered for the TSHP Annual Seminar, complete program evaluations and provide your NABP e-Profile information.
Educational programs are 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 are 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. 0156-0000-15-076-L04-T]
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. Credit must be requested within 30 days post-conference in order to receive credit.
It is the responsibility of the attendee to provide accurate required information and complete the credit submissions within the deadline posted. TSHP will not be responsible for loss of credit should the information provided prove to be inaccurate or an attendee fails to claim credit within the allotted time.
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 TSHP Annual Seminar are developed by the TSHP Council on Education Affairs based upon input from surveys and evaluations from past attendees at the Annual Seminar, and a membership-wide survey. Additionally, input is 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 utilizes 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?
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 either the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center or the Hilton Palacio Del Rio Hotel in San Antonio, Texas.
Cancellation, No-Show, and Refunds
All requests for refunds must be made in writing by March 30. A cancellation fee of $50 will be retained. No-show attendees will not be given a refund and a no-show registrant with a balance due will be expected to complete payment.
Failure to Provide Payment
All registrations with a balance due on April 17, 2015 will be cancelled and attendees will be expected to register onsite at the onsite registration rates. Only registrations with a balance due that have previously submitted (and TSHP has accepted) an official purchase order will be allowed entry to the event without 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. All information may also be found on our conference mobile app. Thank you for your support.
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