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The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy® (NABP®) offers attendees the opportunity to earn up to 4.5 contact hours (0.45 CEUs) of Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)-accredited continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credit at its 115th Annual Meeting, themed “Working Together as a Team Makes Anything Possible.” The meeting’s knowledge-based CPE activities are designed to address current issues affecting the regulation of pharmacy practice. The Annual Meeting will be held May 16-18, 2019, at the Minneapolis Marriott City Center in Minneapolis, MN.

Thursday, May 16

Providing the opportunity to interact with presenters and fellow attendees, the annual Educational Poster Session, themed “The Value of Teamwork to Protect Public Health,” will feature various poster displays, presented by boards of pharmacy and schools and colleges of pharmacy, related to “teamwork” to educate on new pharmacy practices in furtherance of protecting the public health. One contact hour (0.1 CEU) of CPE credit will be awarded through interactive participation with presenters for one hour and passing a post-session test. The Poster Session is open to attendees from 9 to 11 am. (ACPE UANs: 0205-0000-19-001-L04-P/T)

During the interactive CPE activity “Shared Discussion Topics,” participants will discuss regulatory issues that were submitted for the Association’s 2018 Interactive Executive Officer Forum and the 2018 Interactive Member Forum but have yet to be addressed. Participants will have a unique opportunity to share insights and knowledge valuable to the boards’ work and provide an environment in which attendees may work together to develop solutions to the challenges boards face. This activity takes place from 3:45 to 5:15 pm and provides 1.5 contact hours (0.15 CEUs) of CPE credit. (ACPE UANs: 0205-0000-19-002-L03-P/T)

Friday, May 17

As machines are designed to complete an increasing number of human tasks, how can artificial intelligence (AI), which is the creation of intelligent machines that work and react like humans, affect the practice of pharmacy? Can AI that includes speech recognition, learning, planning, and problem solving assist the health care team in improving patient care? And how is AI being regulated in the health care setting? During the CPE activity “Artificial Intelligence – Reality and Possibilities in Improving Patient Care,” attendees will hear from experts in the field as to what types of AI are currently being used in the health care setting as well as what the future possibly holds. This activity takes place from 9:30 to 10:30 am and provides one contact hour (0.1 CEU) of CPE credit. (ACPE UANs: 0205-0000-19-003-L03-P/T)

As pharmacist care evolves, so will its regulation. In some cases, evolving patient services, such as pharmacist prescriptive authority, will be subject to standards of care-based regulatory models similar to those traditionally used by nursing and medicine. It is therefore necessary for boards of pharmacy to develop a new approach to regulate the expanding scope of pharmacist practice to protect the public. During the CPE activity “How to Make a Case in a Standards of Care World,” participants will learn from a case-based scenario how other health care regulators rely on expert testimony and practice standards established by specialists and/or specialty boards using standards of care-based regulations, and how these models may be used in developing new standards of care for pharmacy. This activity takes place from 10:45 to 11:45 am and provides one contact hour (0.1 CEU) of CPE credit. (ACPE UANs: 0205-0000-19-004-L03-P/T)

Details about the 115th Annual Meeting events and online registration are available at

NABP and NABP Foundation® are accredited by ACPE as providers of CPE. ACPE provider number: 0205. Learning objectives for CPE activity participants include being able to identify the latest legislative and regulatory issues being addressed by the state boards of pharmacy, explain how the changing regulatory environment impacts the state boards of pharmacy and the practice of pharmacy, and identify gaps in regulatory oversight and best practices for state pharmacy boards to overcome them. Learning objectives and speaker information for each CPE activity, as well as instructions for claiming CPE credits and continuing legal education credits, will be available on the CPE Programming page on the Annual Meeting Information and Registration website,

NABP is the independent, international, and impartial Association that assists its state member boards and jurisdictions for the purpose of protecting the public health.