Available Until 11/5/2022

Breaking the Ice: An Introvert’s Guide to Networking

Planned in cooperation with the ASHP New Practitioners Forum

ACPE Activity Number: 0204-0000-19-551-H04-P / 0204-0000-19-551-H04-T
Release Date: November 5, 2019
Expiration Date: November 5, 2022
Activity Type: Knowledge-based  
CE Credits: 1.0 hour, no partial credit
Activity Fee: Members – 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

Networking can be a very intimidating process for many professionals, including students, technicians and those young in their professional careers. Many  have expressed that feeling of “networking intimidation”. There is a definite need to shed light on the importance of networking within the pharmacy profession and provide these professionals and other students with information regarding the necessary skills to be successful in networking environments. Through this session, attendees will see the value and enjoyment of networking, take away networking tips, and gain better understanding  how networking can be an important tool for successful career growth.


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 was planned to meet the educational needs of new practitioners, student pharmacists, and pharmacy technicians.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the importance of networking for pharmacists, pharmacy students, and pharmacy technicians.
  • Identify and recommend tips for successful networking to improve career trajectory.
  • Discuss strategies to develop appropriate networking skills needed for successful career growth.

Schedule of Activities

  • Introduction and Announcements
  • Presentation
  • Questions, Answers, and Discussion


  • Stephanie Bethay, Pharm.D., M.B.A., BCPS, Director of Pharmacy, Comprehensive Pharmacy Services, Hardin Medical Center, Savannah, TN
  • James Blackmer, Pharm.D., M.S., M.P.A., Operations Manager, Adult Inpatient Pharmacy, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD



Field Testers



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  • All planners, presenters, reviewers, and ASHP staff report no financial relationships relevant to this activity.

Methods and CE Requirements

This activity consists of a 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 eLearning Portal. Follow the prompts online to complete the evaluation, claim credit and view the statement of credit immediately after completing the activity.

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