General Education Information

ACPE logoThe American Society of Health-System Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. 

Some states have special criteria for program content to meet their requirements for continuing education. Check with your state to determine if such requirements exist and to determine which educational sessions meet those requirements. 

ASHP determines the number of contact hours for each session. Registrants may earn up to 14 contact hours (1.4 CEUs) at the ASHP Community Pharmacy and Ambulatory Care Conference. 


Educational Objectives

After attending the conference, learners will be able to:

  • Describe emerging technologies and practice models to improve patient care and outcomes.
  • Identify strategies to improve your professional practice and personal life.
  • Describe the impact of bias in prescribing and managing underserved patient populations.

Target Audience

All pharmacists with roles in community pharmacy and ambulatory care pharmacy practices.

Continuing Pharmacy Education

In accordance with ACPE’s Accreditation Standards for Continuing Pharmacy Education (CPE), ASHP fully supports the following:

  • Definition of Continuing Education
    Continuing pharmacy education for the profession of pharmacy is a structured educational activity designed or intended to support the continuing development of pharmacists and/or pharmacy technicians to maintain and enhance their competence. Continuing pharmacy education (CPE) should promote problem-solving and critical thinking, and it should be applicable to the safe practice of pharmacy.

  • Active Learning
    A basic principle and best practice in adult learning, active learning means interaction with faculty and other participants to improve learning, retention, and application of new knowledge and skills. Even in large sessions, faculty use participatory instructional techniques intended to engage you more fully as a learner.
  • Learning Assessment and Feedback
    Learning assessment and feedback are part of every activity; while participating in an activity, attendees will assess their own learning through various teaching formats and techniques.

  • Activity Types
    CPE activities at this conference are knowledge-based and application-based. Knowledge-based sessions are designed primarily for acquiring factual knowledge; application-based sessions primarily apply the information learned in the time allotted.

  • Topic Designations
    ACPE universal activity number topic designations are used by boards of pharmacy when a specific type of CPE is required for re-licensure:
    01 | Disease state management/drug therapy
    02 | AIDS therapy
    03 | Law
    04 | General pharmacy
    05 | Patient safety
    06 | Immunizations
    07 | Compounding, sterile and non-sterile
    08 | Pain management/opioids

  • Evaluations
    ACPE standards require us to develop and conduct evaluations for each CPE activity. Beyond this requirement, your feedback is important to us for evaluating achievement of the learning objectives, quality of faculty, effectiveness of teaching methods and materials, and perceptions of commercial bias.
  • Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education.
    The Standards for Integrity and Independence (SII) in Accredited Continuing Education are designed to ensure that accredited continuing education serves the needs of patients and the public, is based on valid content, and is free from commercial influence. The Standards were released in December 2020, replacing the Standards for Commercial Support: Standards to Ensure Independence in CE Activities.

  • Financial Relationships Disclosure Statements
    Presenters, faculty, program chairs, planners, reviewers, ASHP staff, and others in control of CE content, are required to disclose financial relationships with ineligible companies (as defined by the SII). In accordance with these standards, all relevant financial relationships have been mitigated prior to the CPE activity taking place. ASHP will disclose relevant financial relationship information to meeting attendees in the onsite program, on the mobile app, and at the beginning of the education session. ASHP maintains disclosure information on file for six years.


Poster sessions allow attendees to informally discuss current projects in pharmacy practice with colleagues. This is your opportunity to pick up ideas from programs that have worked in other healthcare systems. 
NOTE: CPE credit is not offered for poster sessions. 
Claiming CE 
After participating in the educational activities of this conference, attendees can process and claim their CE credit through ASHP eLearning at Attendees claiming their CE online will be able to view their CE statements immediately. 
All attendees must complete an evaluation and claim their CE by October 12, 2021. 
NOTE: To ensure your credit hours have been transferred to CPE Monitor, verify the accuracy of your CPE Monitor profile prior to the deadline. After this deadline, ASHP is unable to transfer your CE credit hours to CPE Monitor. 
NABP’s CPE Monitor 
To process CE, pharmacists must enter an NABP e-Profile ID, birth month, and date in the eLearning Portal. After you have entered this information, it is saved for future CE processing. You may obtain your e-Profile ID at 
Florida Department of Health Continuing Education Credits 
Florida-licensed pharmacists must self-report their conference pharmacy education credit hours to CE Broker. ASHP is not offering Florida Consultant Pharmacy CE at this conference.