Available Until 4/2/2027

AI Essentials for Pharmacists: Understanding Generative Technologies and Beyond

Planned in cooperation with the Section of Pharmacy Educators 

ACPE Activity Number: 0204-0000-24-064-H99-P
Release Date:  April 2, 2024
Expiration Date: April 2, 2027
Activity Type: Knowledge-based 
CE Credits:  1.0 contact hour, (0.10 CEUs)
Activity Fee: Member – Free / Non-Member – Not Available 

This activity is a recording from a live webinar and those that claim credit for the live webinar should not claim credit for this activity.

Activity Overview 

In this informative session, experts delve into the foundational aspects of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Designed as a primer for those with limited exposure to AI, experts will focus on demystifying the concept of generative AI and its emerging applications in pharmacy practice. Participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of how generative AI works and its potential impact on medication management, patient care, and workflow optimization. Furthermore, this education will explore practical examples and case studies to illustrate the real-world implications of these technologies. By the end of the session, attendees will be equipped with the knowledge and confidence to navigate the evolving landscape of AI tools, empowering them to harness the transformative potential of AI in their daily pharmacy operations. 

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

This activity was planned to meet the educational needs of pharmacists seeking to enhance their understanding and utilization of AI technologies in pharmacy practice.  

After completing this activity, the learner should be able to…

  • Define the fundamental concepts of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its relevance to pharmacy practice.
  • Identify key features and functionalities and potential benefits and limitations within pharmacy settings of generative AI tools available in the market.
  • Give examples demonstrating the practical implementation of generative AI technologies in pharmacy practice. 

  • Introduction and Announcements 

  • Presentation  

  • Questions, Answers, and Discussion 

Stephanie Conway-Allen, Moderator
Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Worcester, MA

Timothy Aungst
Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Worcester, MA 

In accordance with our accreditor’s Standards of Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, ASHP requires that all individuals in control of content disclose all financial relationships with ineligible companies. An individual has a relevant financial relationship if they have had a financial relationship with an ineligible company in any dollar amount in the past 24 months and the educational content that the individual controls is related to the business lines or products of the ineligible company. 

An ineligible company is any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. The presence or absence of relevant financial relationships will be disclosed to the activity audience. 

  • No one in control of the content of this activity has a relevant financial relationship (RFR) with an ineligible company. 

This activity consists of recordings of faculty slides presentations, active learning activities, discussion, and handouts. Participants must participate in the activity in its entirety to claim continuing pharmacy education credit online at ASHP Learning Center. Follow the prompts online to complete the evaluation, claim credit and view the statement of credit immediately after completing the activity. 

Per ACPE requirements, CPE credit must be claimed within 60 days of being earned. Once you have processed and claimed your CE credit, we encourage you to check your NABP eProfile account to verify your credits were transferred successfully before the ACPE 60-day deadline. It is an electronic direct-report process so your credits should appear in your account within a few minutes. After the 60 day deadline, ASHP will no longer be able to report your credit(s) for this activity.