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General Meeting Information

  • Where is the 2016 AACP Annual Meeting being held?
    The 2016 Annual Meeting host hotel is the Anaheim Marriott & Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. Please refer to the “Hotel & Travel” portion of the AACP Annual Meeting Web site for more information regarding room reservations. Programming will be held at the Anaheim Marriott & Anaheim Convention Center, July 23–27. Exhibits and Research/Education poster presentations will be held in the Anaheim Convention Center Exhibit Hall E.
  • Can I bring a spouse/guest to the meeting?
    Yes! Spouse/guest registration is $200 and includes entrance to the Welcome Reception on Saturday, July 23; Exhibitors’ Opening Reception on Sunday, July 24; Exhibitors’ Boxed Lunch on Monday, July 25; and a ticket to the Closing Reception on Tuesday, July 26. It also includes a continental breakfast before the sessions and meetings on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. This registration does not apply to faculty, administrators and/or staff of pharmacy schools.
  • This is my first AACP Annual Meeting, what should I expect?
    Welcome! We are glad you have chosen to attend the 2016 Annual Meeting. AACP has developed a new faculty/first-timers orientation session to share, learn and network with colleagues about the wonderful opportunities available during the meeting. This will be held on Saturday, July 23 from 3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
  • Is my child allowed at the Annual Meeting?
    For health and safety considerations, children under the age of 16 are not permitted to attend any functions, including the Closing Reception, Exhibit Hall or educational programming. Children 16 years and up must be registered as a guest or have an event ticket to attend any function.
  • What is the dress code?
    Attire at the AACP Annual Meeting sessions is business casual. Feel free to be comfortable in slacks, polo shirts, cardigans (for chilly meeting rooms), blazers, blouses and most importantly, comfortable shoes.
  • What is the weather like in Anaheim during the meeting dates?
    The Anaheim summer temperatures average a high of 88 degrees Fahrenheit with an average low of 65 degrees Fahrenheit. Although July has not historically yielded a large amount of rainfall, it is always advisable to bring an umbrella for unexpected showers.
  • Is there accessibility for persons with disabilities?
    The goal of the Anaheim Marriott is to meet every person’s needs. For people with disabilities, that means providing a fully accessible environment. Please make special arrangements ahead of time by contacting the hotel concierge.
  • Is the hotel pet friendly?
    No, the Anaheim Marriott is not pet friendly. If you have questions regarding the pet policy please contact the hotel directly.
  • What is the closest airport to the Anaheim Marriott?
    The Anaheim Marriott is accessible via John Wayne Airport-Orange County–SNA (about 15 miles). Taxi transport from SNA airport cost around $45 one-way. A SuperShuttle is available for $11 one-way from SNA to Anaheim Marriott and Embassy Suites Anaheim South. Advanced reservations are required and can be made by calling 1.800.258.3826 or online.

    Anaheim is also accessible via Los Angeles International Airport–LAX (35 miles). Taxi transport from LAX airport cost around $120 one-way. A SuperShuttle is available for $17 one-way from LAX to Anaheim Marriott and Embassy Suites Anaheim South. Advanced reservations are required and can be made by calling 1.800.258.3826 or online. Please refer to the Hotel and Travel page for further information regarding transportation from the airport to the hotel.
    • Will AACP provide a discounted rate for Disney tickets?
      Yes! Enter a magical kingdom where you can sail with pirates, explore exotic jungles, meet fairy-tale princesses, dive under the ocean and rocket through the stars—all in the same day! Disneyland Park is a beloved Southern California destination where generations of families have made their Disney dreams come true. Information on discounted Disneyland tickets will be provided in your meeting registration confirmation e-mail.
  • Who do I contact if I have hotel and travel inquiries, meeting programming and/or general meeting questions?
    For any questions regarding hotel and travel, meeting programming or general inquiries, please contact Karli M. Clark, meetings assistant, at 703-739-2330 ext. 1007.

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Registration

  • How can I register?
    Annual Meeting registration will open in mid-April. Visit the Registration portion of AACP’s Annual Meeting Web site for more information regarding registration.
    Reminder: members must be logged into the AACP Web site with their username and password to access the member registration rates.
  • Will I receive a refund if I cancel?
    Refunds will be processed on all cancellations received in writing by Thursday, June 30, excluding a $100 administrative fee. Due to meeting costs, no portion of the registration fee will be refunded for cancellations after June 30.
  • When does early-bird registration end?
    Early-bird registration rates end Thursday, May 12.
  • When does online registration end?
    Regular registration rates will apply during May 13–June 30. Last call registration rates will apply July 1–July 27 and may be made online. Meeting registration will also be available onsite at the AACP Registration and Pathable Help Desk located in the Anaheim Marriott.
  • Who do I contact to make a change in my meeting registration or if I have billing inquiries?
    For payments, refunds, cancellations, receipts and changes to registrations, please contact Janet Mudd, staff accountant, at 703-739-2330 ext. 1023.
  • What if I misplaced my membership number or password, and/or who do I contact to renew or reinstate my membership?
    Please contact Terry Ryan, associate director of membership development, at 703-739-2330 ext. 1029.
  • Where do I pick up my name badge and registration materials?
    Your name badge and registration packet will be available onsite at the AACP Registration and Pathable Help Desk at the Anaheim Marriott, located on the Lobby Level. The registration desk will be open during the following times:

    • Friday, July 22, 4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, July 23, 7:00 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
    • Sunday, July 24, 7:00 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
    • Monday, July 25, 7:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
    • Tuesday, July 26, 7:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
    • Wednesday, July 27, 7:30 a.m.–8:30 a.m.
  • Is a Closing Reception ticket included in my registration?
    Yes, a Closing Reception voucher is included in your registration packet if you pre-selected your attendance when you registered online. Closing Reception vouchers are only included in the full registration and single-day Tuesday registration packets. The voucher is non-transferable.

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Admissions Workshop Pre-Session

  • Where can I pick up my registration materials for the Admissions Workshop Pre-session?
    Admissions Workshop registration materials can be picked up at the Anaheim Marriott on Lobby Level during Thursday, July 21, from 2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. and Friday, July 22, from 7:30 a.m.–9:00 a.m.

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Continuing Education

  • How many CE credits can I receive?
    An attendee can earn up to 19.5 hours of continuing education credits by attending the annual meeting, and an additional 5.25 hours if you are attending the Teachers Seminar.
  • Which sessions can I receive CE credit for attending?
    A list of CE sessions will be provided in the AACP Official Program Guide handed out at the meeting.
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    AACP is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

     
  • How do I request CE credit for the sessions I attended?
    Attendees must register, complete and submit CE-session evaluations by accessing the online AACP CE Administration software program, Learning Express CE (LECE). Login or create your profile with your AACP e-mail and password if you don’t have a profile on LECE. Once logged into the system you will see a list of Annual Meeting sessions offering CE credit, listed by day. (Please note that after July 27, the AACP Annual Meeting 2016 CPD webpage will be accessible by clicking on the "Past" link, located above the text "CPD Activity".) Select each session you plan on attending and click on the "Register" button at the bottom of the page. At the completion of the sessions you registered for and attended, you will be provided an access code. The access code will allow you to complete the session evaluation. Completion of the evaluation is required to earn continuing education credit for the session. Please verify that your NABP ID and Birthdate (MM/DD) are accurate in Learning Express. If they are not correct, you will not receive CE credit for sessions attended. Your CE credit will be electronically reported to NABP. You may print "proof of participation" from the system for your records.
  • Why do I need a CE session code?
    AACP utilizes standard procedures for providing evidence of participation in a continuing education program. During the annual meeting, participants are asked to enter an “Access Code” to ensure participants have attended programs approved for continuing education credits. Presenters will provide the access code at the conclusion of their presentations.

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Educational Sessions

  • How do I obtain copies of the presentations?
    Educational presentations that are submitted to AACP will be available on the AACP Community site/Web event app, beginning at the end of June.

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School Poster Presentations

  • When are school posters presented?
    School posters are scheduled on Saturday, July 23, from 1:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. in the Anaheim Marriott hotel. School poster presenters will be at their poster to discuss their work from 5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
  • What is the school poster theme this year?
    This year’s theme is Building the Pharmacy Pipeline.
  • Where can I find abstracts that will be presented at the Annual Meeting?
    All abstracts are published in the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, Volume 80, Issue 05.
  • When can I set up my school’s poster?
    School poster presenters should set up their posters on Saturday, July 23, between Noon–1:00 p.m., prior to the start of the poster session.
  • How large should I make my poster?
    Each poster board measures 4 feet high by 8 feet long. Posters should not exceed these measurements.
  • Are there any restrictions?
    AACP cannot accommodate audio/visual equipment and/or computers at the poster sessions. Additionally, AACP will not provide handouts or display tables.

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Research and Education Poster Abstracts

  • When are research and education posters presented?
    Posters are scheduled in three sessions on Sunday, July 24, and Monday, July 25:

    • Session I: Sunday, July 24 4:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m.
    • Session II: Monday, July 25, 9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m.
    • Session III: Monday, July 25, Noon–1:30 p.m.
  • Are the same posters presented on Sunday and Monday?
    No. Poster presenters will be assigned to present their poster during one of the three poster sessions on Sunday or Monday. A schedule of presenters and poster titles will be listed in the AACP Official Program Guide distributed at the meeting.
  • What types of posters are presented?
    Posters presented include reviewed research/education abstracts from AACP’s nine Sections (Administrative Services, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Continuing Professional Education, Experiential Education, Library and Information Science, Pharmaceutics, Pharmacy Practice and Social and Administrative Sciences), New Investigator Award recipients, Innovations in Teaching Award recipients, Excellence in Assessment Award recipients and Academic Research Fellows.
  • When can I set up my research and education poster?
    Research and education poster presenters should set up their assigned posters between:

    • 2:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m. if they are assigned to Poster Session I.
    • 9:00 a.m.–9:30 a.m. if they are assigned to Poster Session II.
    • 11:00 a.m.–Noon if they are assigned to Poster Session III.
  • Where can I find the full abstracts that will be presented at the Annual Meeting?
    All abstracts will be published in the June issue (Volume 80; Issue 5) of the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education.
  • How large should I make my poster?
    Each poster board measures 4 feet high by 8 feet long. Posters should not exceed these measurements.
  • Are there any restrictions?
    AACP cannot accommodate audio/visual equipment and/or computers at the poster sessions. Additionally, AACP will not provide handouts or display tables.
  • Who do I contact if I have additional questions?
    Please contact Kirsten Block, associate director of research and graduate programs.

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New or Junior Faculty Mentoring Program

  • What is the New or Junior Faculty Mentoring Program?
    This program is designed to pair new or junior faculty member attendees at the annual meeting with more experienced faculty members, to provide guidance and networking opportunities. Mentor-mentee pairs will be encouraged to meet once a day during the annual meeting to discuss how best to approach programming, encourage networking, and answer questions that arise during the meeting. The pairs will have an opportunity to initially meet in person at the New Faculty Network Session prior to the Opening Reception.
  • What are the benefits of participating in the New or Junior Faculty Mentoring Program?
    For mentors:
    • Share your experience and expertise as a past AACP Annual Meeting attendee.
    • Serve the Academy by helping new faculty and professional staff make the most of AACP programming.
    • Make new connections and expand your network.
    • “Pay it forward” if someone mentored you through your first few AACP Annual Meetings!
    For mentees:
    • Learn how to get the most from the AACP Annual Meeting.
    • Make new connections and expand your network
    • Ask questions and learn from an experienced attendee.
    • Gain experience to be a future AACP meeting mentor!
  • How do I sign up to be a mentor/mentee in the New or Junior Faculty Mentoring Program?
    When registering online for the AACP Annual Meeting, please answer “yes” to the question on the form related to serving as either a mentor or mentee. If you are registering for the annual meeting using the “First Time Faculty” registration form, you will be able to select those options as well.
  • Who is eligible to participate in the New or Junior Faculty Mentoring Program?
    For mentees:
    All new or junior faculty or professional staff who are attending the annual meeting for the first time are especially encouraged to sign up. This program, however, is open to all new/junior faculty members or professional staff who wish to have a mentor for the meeting. Please note that Walmart Scholars should not sign up for this program since they are already paired with a faculty advisor as part of that program.

    For mentors:
    Any interested faculty member or professional staff that has attended multiple AACP Annual Meetings and would like to mentor a new or junior attendee.
  • What are my obligations as part of the New or Junior Faculty Mentoring Program?
    Once you are paired with your mentor or mentee, you will be asked to contact that individual prior to the annual meeting to introduce yourselves. Mentor and mentees should plan on attending the New Faculty Networking Session during the meeting on Saturday, July 23, in the late afternoon. This will be the first opportunity for mentors and mentees to meet in-person. We ask that the mentor/mentees plan to meet briefly at least once a day, preferably during one of the many social or meal functions, during the meeting.

    For example, you could meet during the daily continental breakfast on one day and during the opening reception or boxed lunch in the exhibit hall the next day. This allows for the mentor to introduce the mentee to other attendees and grow his or her network. Mentor and mentee pairs are not required to attend the same sessions, but we do encourage mentors to provide guidance on suggested programming and sessions to attend. The hope is that this mentoring relationship will continue after the annual meeting.
  • Who do I contact if I have additional questions?
    Please contact Terry Ryan, Associate Director of Membership Development.

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R&R Lounge: Recharge and Reconnect

  • What is the R&R Lounge?
    Taking care of business sometimes requires taking care of yourself in the process. AACP is making it easy with the debut of the Pharmacy Education R&R Lounge—designed to offer attendees a brief but much-needed respite from crowds, noise and other common meeting stresses, while keeping you fresh for the business of learning and networking. Kick up your feet, check your e-mail, charge your phone, tablet or laptop and unwind. A variety of fruit-infused waters will help refresh you for your next session or appointment. R&R Lounge services are complimentary and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Make time to stop by for a little R&R!

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Wireless Internet

  • Will I have wireless Internet access in the hotel guestroom?
    For AACP attendees reserved in our block, the Anaheim Marriott, Desert Palms Hotel & Suites, and Embassy Suites Anaheim offers complimentary high speed Wi-Fi access in all guestrooms. The Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort has a $9.95 per day fee.
  • Will I have wireless Internet access in the Anaheim Marriott & Anaheim Convention Center meeting space?
    As a registered AACP meeting attendee, Wi-Fi will be available in the R&R Lounge and in all AACP meeting space. Please note there is a bandwidth limit—we ask that you only access one personal device at a time and do not download live, streaming video. Speakers who require video streaming for their presentations must make a request in writing to Melinda D. Colón.

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