2008 ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting educational programs are developed to maintain and enhance the knowledge, skills, and abilities of pharmacists and associated personnel in health-care systems through skill building and active participation in sessions on important issues relevant to contemporary pharmacy practice. The educational goal of this meeting is to provide information and instruction on a variety of topics to enable pharmacy practitioners to provide quality patient care.
Programs at this Midyear Clinical Meeting were planned to meet the needs of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians in a variety of health-care systems including large and small hospitals, managed care facilities, inpatient facilities, outpatient clinics, and homecare settings, as well as in academia and the pharmaceutical industry.
Levels of Content
To help you plan your time at the meeting, educational session content has been categorized into the following levels:
- Level 1: No prior knowledge of the specific content area is required.
- Level 2: Basic knowledge of the specific content area is suggested, but extensive experience is not necessary.
- Level 3: General working knowledge of the specific content area is suggested; information will be provided to expand current expertise.
General Interest: Level designation not applicable to this session.
Presenter Disclosure Statements
In order to ensure compliance with Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education's Standard on Non-commercialism, including the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, ASHP requires all speakers, moderators, and planning committee members for sessions offering continuing education credit to disclose relevant financial relationships. Any conflicts of interest are resolved before an individual’s participation is confirmed. Presenters will disclose relevant financial interests in the sessions. Further information about ASHP's Policy and Procedures regarding disclosures may be directed to the Educational Services Division: firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-664-8789.
Poster abstract authors are also asked to disclose relevant financial relationships. Poster disclosures will be displayed in the lower right corner of the poster board. Because poster sessions do not offer continuing education credit, conflicts of interest are not resolved for posters prior to presentation. It is intended that financial relationships be openly identified so with the full disclosure of the facts the attendees may form their own judgments.
Practice Interest Tracks
The Midyear features educational sessions on current practice issues as identified by our members. Whether you practice in managed care systems, inpatient facilities, outpatient clinics, academia, or industry, you will find diverse programs related to your current practice. Using the Meeting Schedule, you may search for educational sessions by Practice Interest.
A variety of workshops have been scheduled on Saturday and Sunday. These programs are designed to provide attendees with hands-on learning experiences. Attendance is limited to encourage interaction and discussion among the faculty and attendees. Attendees are required to pay a separate fee and register by October 22, 2008. There is no onsite registration for workshops offering CE. Registration fees for full-day workshops include lunch and refreshments during breaks. ASHP reserves the right to cancel a pre-meeting workshop due to reasons that make it impractical or unreasonable to conduct. If ASHP cancels a workshop, each registrant will be issued a full refund.
First Time at MCM: Series Programming
Series programming is a learning format made popular at the ASHP Summer Meeting and offers the right level of detail by focusing on key aspects of a topic. So come experience an exciting new format addition for the Midyear Clinical Meeting!
On The Pulse: A Cardiovascular Therapeutics Series is designed by expert specialists, Lynette Moser, Tien Ng, and James Tisdale. Choose one or more stand-alone sessions in this high-level series and be on the cutting edge of cardiovascular care.
The goal of each Pearl presentation is to convey one idea, concept, or fact that has been useful in day-to-day practice, and may not be widely known, understood, published, or taught. There are several categories of Pearls this year: Clinical, Management, Public Relations, Safety and Quality, and Informatics.
Management Case Studies
Find out how your peers are meeting today’s administrative challenges by discussing actual cases in pharmacy management. Each presentation focuses on one pharmacy department’s administrative steps and decision-making process, or planning and implementing a new program, or resolving an administrative problem. Cases may be presented by an individual or a team and will consist of a 20-minute care summary, followed by 10 minutes of questions, answers, and discussion.
Poster sessions encourage registrants to informally discuss current projects in pharmacy practice with colleagues. This is your opportunity to pick up ideas from hundreds of successful programs that have worked in other healthcare systems. CE is NOT offered for poster sessions.
There are two broad professional poster designations. The last letter in the poster presentation number indicates its designation. The designations are as follows:
- Descriptive Reports (D): Describes new, improved, or innovative roles / services in pharmacy practice or unusual clinical cases that have not been formally evaluated but are of such importance that they must be brought to the attention of practitioners.
- Evaluative Studies (E): Completed original research, including new roles or services in pharmacy practice.
In addition to the two designations listed above, Students and Residents will be allowed to submit Research-in-Progress Reports.