Turning Passion Into Action: How to Stay Involved in Advocacy as a New Practitioner

ACPE Activity Number: 0204-0000-17-018-H04-P
Activity Date: May 15, 2017
Expiration Date: May 15, 2020
Activity Type: Knowledge-based  
CE Credits: 1.0 hour, no partial credit   
Activity Fee: Member – Free / Non-Member – Not Available

Accreditation for Pharmacists

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

Target Audience

This activity targets New Practitioner pharmacists who are interested in advocacy issues at the state and national level.

Activity Overview

This activity is intended to fill an identified gap in New Practitioners’ awareness of opportunities to become involved in advocacy and policy development at the state and national levels. Discussion will focus on the benefits of getting involved with advocacy and professional policy, as well as current practice advancement and advocacy issues. Barriers that New Practitioners may face will also be addressed. Resources and a tool guide for improving New Practitioner knowledge and comfort level with pharmacist advocacy initiatives will be provided, as well as information on how to get involved.

Learning Objectives

After participating in this CPE activity, participants should be able to:

  • Explain the benefits of getting involved in advocacy and professional policy.
  • Discuss the difference between advocacy and policy.
  • Describe current practice advancement and advocacy issues.
  • Define strategies for overcoming common barriers to involvement in advocacy.

Schedule of Educational Activities

  • Discuss available apps and their use in health care settings.
  • Review the impact of technology on the future of pharmacy practice.

Faculty Information

  • Kayla Cierniak, Pharm.D., M.S., PGY1 General Practice Pharmacy Resident, University Hospitals, Cleveland, OH
  • John D. Hill, Pharm.D., M.S., BCPS, Operations Manager, Adult Inpatient Pharmacy, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
  • Lauren McGinty, Pharm.D., BCOP, Clinical Hematology/Oncology Pharmacist, UW Health, Madison, WI
  • Tyler Vest, Pharm.D., PGY1 Health-System Pharmacy Administration Resident, University of North Carolina Medical Center, Chapel Hill, NC


In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Standards for Commercial Support and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education’s Standards for Commercial Support, ASHP requires that all individuals involved in the development of activity content disclose their relevant financial relationships. A person has a relevant financial relationship if the individual of his or her spouse/partner has a financial relationship (e.g. employee, consultant, research grant recipient, speakers bureau, or stockholder) in any amount occurring the in the last 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services may be discussed in the educational activity content over which the individual has control. The existence of these relationships is provided for the information of participants and should not be assumed to have an adverse impact on the content.

In keeping with this requirement, ASHP ask that all faculty, advisory board members, planning committee members, content development consultants, and staff complete a disclosure form for each program in which they are involved. Anyone who refuses to disclose relevant financial relationships must be disqualified from any involvement with a continuing pharmacy education activity.

  • Faculty, planner, ASHP Staff and consultants report no relevant financial relationships pertinent to this activity.

Methods and CE Requirements

This activity consists of recorded faculty slides presentations, active learning activities, discussion, and handouts. Participants must participate in the entire activity and complete all the required components to claim continuing pharmacy education credit online at ASHP eLearning Portal. Follow the prompts to claim and view or print the statement of credit immediately or within 60 days of completing the activity.

Per ACPE requirements, CPE credit must be claimed within 60 days of being earned.

System Technical Requirements

System Requirements Courses and learning activities are delivered via your Web browser and Acrobat PDF.  Users should have a basic comfort level using a computer and navigating web sites.

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