- Who should attend this conference?
- What can I do in Washington, DC in my free time?
- Are there restaurants within walking distance of the hotel?
- Do I need to be registered for the NRPC to attend an RLS Workshop?
- If I am interested in attending a Residency Learning System Workshop, which one should I attend?
- Is attendance limited in the workshops?
- Are there ACPE credits for the workshops and for the NRPC sessions?
- Can I send another person in my place if I cannot attend the meeting?
- How do I process my CE online?
- How do I create a new ASHP account?
- What if I can’t remember my ASHP password?
- Is there Internet access at the Washington Hilton?
- Which airport should I use?
- What is the typical taxi fare from the airport to the hotel?
- Is there public transportation close to the Washington Hilton?
- How do I register?
- What if I have a problem registering online? Who can I contact?
1. Who should attend this conference?
Pharmacy residency program directors, preceptors, or those interested in becoming preceptors; others interested in the development and/or expansion of pharmacy residency training are also invited to register.
2. What can I do in Washington, DC in my free time?
So much to do! Get more information.
3. Are there restaurants within walking distance of the hotel?
Yes, there are many! View a list of the best restaurants closest to the Washington Hilton Hotel.
Keep in mind that when you arrive at the conference, you can sign up for a Friday evening Networking Dinner. You are responsible for your meal, but we’ll make your reservation at some of the best nearby restaurants where you can join fellow conference attendees for a fun night out.
1. Do I need to be registered for the NRPC to attend an RLS Workshop?
Yes – and for the workshops, pre-registration is required on or before July 13. The fee for the full-day workshops is $250; it includes materials, continental breakfast, lunch, and refreshment breaks. The half-day workshop fee is $150 and includes materials and refreshment breaks only.
2. If I am interested in attending a Residency Learning System Workshop, which one should I attend?
Even though all the RLS workshops share similarities, content is slightly different for each group. If you are
- a new program just starting out, you should attend the PGY1 New Programs workshop.
- in a program that has been around for awhile, the PGY1 Existing Programs is probably right for you.
- a PGY2 residency program director (whether new or have been in your position for a while) you should attend the PGY2 New & Existing Programs.
- in a community pharmacy residency you should sign up for the Community Practice Programs.
- In a managed care pharmacy residency you should attend the Managed Care Programs.
There is also a 3-hour workshop on expanding your residency program.
3. Is attendance limited in the workshops?
Yes. Limiting the number of participants keeps the groups more interactive, which is essential to the success of these workshops.
- PGY1 New Programs (Limit 75 registrants)
- PGY1 Existing Programs (Limit 100 registrants)
- PGY2 – New and Existing (Limit 60 registrants)
- Community Practice (Limit 25 registrants)
- Managed Care Residencies (Limit 25 registrants)
- Expanding Your Residency Program (Limit 25 registrants)
If one of the sessions is full, you may be able to attend a different session if there is still space available. In this case, ASHP staff will assist you. Be aware that switching rooms may result in workshop content being slightly less relevant to your actual practice area.
4. Are there ACPE credits for the workshops and for the NRPC sessions?
YES. Participation in an RLS Workshop earns 8 Contact Hours of CE credit; 3 Contact Hours for the Expanding Your Residency Program. Participation in the other sessions can earn up to 9.5 Contact Hours of CE credit.
5. Can I send another person in my place if I cannot attend the meeting?
Yes, BUT – that person needs to change the registration information in the registration area at the meeting if that person desires to earn CE credit for attendance.
6. How do I process my CE online?
Follow these steps to get your CE statements easily and immediately:
- Listen for and write down the CE code for each educational session you attend.
- Log in to the ASHP CE Center at http://ce.ashp.org using your username (email address) and password (minimum of 6 characters).
- Click on “Process Meeting CE” Link.The ASHP 2012 National Residency Preceptors Conference should appear on your list of live CE activities. (Note: System validates your meeting registration to grant access to process CE. If the meeting does not open, ask for assistance in the registration area.)
- Click on Start to the right of the meeting name. [Do not click on Remove]
- Click on the link to view sessions for each day of the meeting.
- Enter the session code (e.g. R1234 – Note: the letter is case sensitive) which was announced during the session, and select hours from the drop-down box. (No partial credit is allowed.) Click to Submit for each day.
- Repeat this step to record credit for each day of the meeting.
- Select the check box and click on Submit to complete the attestation page (it shows total hours you are claiming for the entire meeting).
- Confirm your participation and click on Submit. Your CE Statement will appear.
- Click to Print CE Statement.
- Click on Return to My Transcript to complete the conference evaluation. Your feedback is important to us so please do not miss this step.
7. How do I create a new ASHP account?
To create an account:
- Go to http://ce.ashp.org
- Select Log in/Create Account on the ASHP CE Center screen.
- Click on Register under Register as a New User and follow the prompt to create your account and login information.
- Questions? Call the ASHP Customer Service Center: 866-279-0681 (toll free).
For international calls, dial +1-301-664-8700
8. What if I can’t remember my ASHP password?
In the ASHP CE Center, click on the Forgot your password? link to reset it.
1. Is there Internet access at the Washington Hilton?
There is complimentary wireless high speed Internet access in the lobby; TDL Bar and in The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf. There also is a complimentary computer kiosk and print station in the lobby. Wired and wireless high speed Internet access is available in guest rooms for $11.95.
1. Which airport should I use?
Reagan National Airport is the closest; Baltimore/Washington International and Dulles International Airport may also be used, but they are farther away.
2. What is the typical taxi fare from the airport to the hotel?
- Reagan Washington National Airport: $20 - $25
- Dulles International Airport: - $50 - $65
- Baltimore/Washington International Airport: $75 - $100
3. Is there public transportation close to the Washington Hilton?
Yes; the Dupont Circle Metro Station (Red Line) is the closest. Exit at the north end of the Station to Q Street and walk four blocks north on Connecticut Avenue to Hilton Washington, located at 1919 Connecticut Avenue. View the complete Metro System information.
1. How do I register?
Registration is all online.
2. What if I have a problem registering online? Who can I contact?
Contact ASHP Customer Service:
- Toll Free: (866) 279-0681 (United States and Canada only)
- International Callers: 001-301-664-8700
- Hours: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday
- E-mail: email@example.com