Education Tracks

Education Tracks

Discover What’s Next in Pharmacy

Come to the APhA Annual Meeting to propel your career forward, improve patient care, and realize true fulfillment in your work. With a broad array of programming, and up to 20 hours of CPE credits, you’ll emerge with a deeper understanding of the opioid crisis, provider status, prescriptive authority, self-care, and many other critical topics affecting pharmacists today. Attend and return home rejuvenated, motivated, and inspired by the experiences you’ll have. 


APhA2020 education sessions are categorized into specific tracks designed to represent the practice area or general pharmacy content area. 

  • Advanced New Practitioner: Tools and resources to help new practitioners with a couple of years of practice under their belt take their game to the next level by enhancing their skills in their current position or exploring other career paths.
  • Ambulatory Care: Activities designed for pharmacists interested in ambulatory care, whether they are just getting started in ambulatory care or looking to become board certified or earn BCACP recertification credits. Choose from a variety of valuable ambulatory care offerings that touch on a wide variety of topics.
  • APhA Training Programs: Activities designed to instill, expand, or enhance practice competencies through systematic achievement of specified knowledge, skills, attitudes, and performance behaviors.
  • Community-Based Pharmacy Practice: Leverages community-based pharmacist practitioners’ accessibility to expand patient care services. Examples include implementing collaborative processes of care and developing relationships, managing chronic diseases, and many more. 
  • Community-Based Pharmacy Residencies: Interactive programs for residency personnel interested in starting or improving the quality of a residency program. Learn, apply skills, and discover best practices for effective community-based pharmacy residency education and training. 
  • Early New Practitioner: Enhances career development for new practitioners who recently graduated from pharmacy school (less than 3 years).  
  • Health-System Pharmacy: Explores clinical and administrative topics of particular interest to those in hospital, long-term care, and other clinic settings. 
  • Integrating Science into Practice/Day of Science: Learn more about the science that shapes the profession of pharmacy.
  • Nuclear Pharmacy: Updates on products, practices, and policies within the area of nuclear pharmacy.
  • Pharmacist Clinical Patient Care Services: Updates on the management of a variety of disorders, conditions, and therapies, and the services that support them. 
  • Pharmacy Law and Regulations: Understand the laws, rules, regulations, and court cases affecting pharmacists and pharmacy practice. 
  • Pharmacy Management and Leadership: Take a deep dive into topics to help manage the pharmacy, lead the team, and develop yourself as an individual. 
  • PharmTalk®: PharmTalks are interactive TED-style talks showcasing the latest innovative ideas developed by pharmacists for pharmacists.
  • Specialty Pharmacy: Enhances specialty pharmacy in all practice settings, including disease state management, dispensing, medication therapy management, patient advocacy, and therapy adherence.  

Learning Levels

Education sessions are categorized into three levels of expertise:

  • Level 1: Requires baseline knowledge of the subject area. The information presented is a primer on the topic and appropriate for a wide range of pharmacists.
  • Level 2: Experience with the topic is recommended, but advanced expertise or specialty practice in the subject area is not necessary. These educational offerings focus on expanding the learner’s knowledge and application of the new and/or more complex information.
  • Level 3: Substantial knowledge and/or specialty experience with the subject area is necessary. These educational offerings focus on expanding current expertise.

Activity Types

Grow in your practice and your career with three distinct CPE activity types:

  • Knowledge-based Activities: Didactic sessions designed to enhance or add to pharmacists' or technicians' knowledge.
  • Application-based Activities: Case studies or other applications designed to provide pharmacists and technicians with opportunities to apply their knowledge.
  • Practice-based Activities (Certificate Training Programs): At least 15 hours of comprehensive activities that incorporate knowledge, skills, and performance.