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Frequently Asked Questions


Registrar Contact Information:
Lauren Perez, IACP Events and Education Assistant
Phone: 281.933.8400   
FAX: 281.495.0602   

What does my registration include?

Registration fees include: tuition, Continuing Education fees, meeting syllabus, continental breakfasts, lunch, refreshment breaks, the Welcome Reception Honoring the IACP Fellows and the Capitol Hill Debriefing & Closing Celebration. Registrants and guests will need to pay an additional fee to attend the Rx Mixer and COMP PAC Dinner. Non-members will receive a one year membership with IACP. Upon verification of student’s status (e.g. current copy of student identification card), registration will include a free Student Membership to IACP. Spouses/Guests will not receive CE credit with their registration.

Is there a one day registration fee?

Yes, on Tuesday, June 4th there is a special Hill Day Only Registration fee at $250.

Do I have to be a member of IACP to attend?

No, you may attend with or without an affiliation to the organization. 

Can I attend if I am a pharmacy student?

Students are encouraged to participate in Compounders on Capitol Hill.  It is a wonderful way to meet with potential, future employers.  Don’t be intimidated – we will pair you with a mentor prior to the meeting.  Special student pricing is available!

How can I register for my NABP e-Profile ID?

Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians are now required to submit their NABP e-Profile ID and birth date to receive credit for any ACPE-accredited CPE session. The new electronic system, CPE Monitor, will now track completed CPE credits online for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. Please click here to register for your NABP e-Profile ID.  You will be asked for your NABP e-Profile ID and birth date during the registration process to receive CE credit.

How many CE credits can I receive?

Pharmacists and technicians can receive up to 11.0 contact hours (1.1 CEUs).

Do I have to stay with one programming track on Sunday and Monday afternoons?

No, you may rotate between tracks throughout the day.

How can I connect with people if I’ve never been to an IACP conference?

Let the networking begin!  Before you convene with more than 300 attendees at the meeting, begin building those relationships now.  Connect, share ideas or plan an outing with your colleagues.  CCH Ambassadors and First-timers will be connected prior to the meeting. All attendees are encouraged to participate in the program.

How can I receive presentation slides?

Every attendee will receive a flash drive at registration with session presentations pre-loaded. The flash drive will be yours to keep so you may return home and upload the materials immediately to your computer.  Additionally, attendees can review the presentations in advance by visiting an online link provided to attendees prior to the conference.

Should I bring my laptop?

Yes! A laptop at the meeting is strongly encouraged.  Please be sure your laptop is fully charged as power outlets for each attendee will not be provided.

Will meals be provided on-site?

Yes! Each day, attendees and exhibitors will be served breakfast and lunch during the Exhibitor experiences. On Sunday, the Rx Mixer, Sunday Night Fever, will serve a dinner and your ticket includes two complimentary drinks. The Rx Mixer does require pre-registration to attend the event. Tickets may be purchased in advance or on-site. On Tuesday, you will hit the Hill the right way with a good hearty breakfast and advice from advice from a compounding-friendly Congressman at our annual State Breakfast and Briefing. Afterwards, join your friends and colleagues for the Capitol Hill Debriefing and Closing Celebration, enjoying hors d’oeuvres and refreshments as you share your war stories.

Why is the Exhibit Hall important?

Strengthen your network by connecting with over 40 dynamic companies and learn about the latest services and products in the industry and how they can improve your business.

What events are included in my registration fee?

Welcome Reception Honoring the IACP Fellows, June 1, 6:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Start your Compounders on Capitol Hill experience off right by renewing old acquaintances and meeting new colleagues who share your passion and interest in protecting, promoting and advancing pharmacy compounding! This year, the Welcome Reception will take place at bin 1700, a comfortable lounge, inside the Crystal Gateway Marriott. Set in a relaxed, lounge environment, the Welcome Reception Honoring the IACP Fellows will recognize those elite members as specialists in the art and skill of pharmacy compounding before their colleagues at Compounders on Capitol Hill. Join us for cocktails and nibbles, go out with friends, pop back for dessert, come and go and connect.  First Timers – we’ve developed a special area inside the Welcome Reception just for you! We will pair you with an IACP Ambassador – a veteran IACP Member and/or IACP Board of Director Member to better acquaint you with the meeting and help make introductions to new friends and colleagues.

State Breakfast and Briefing, June 4, 2013, 7:00 – 9:30 a.m.
Hit the Hill the right way with a good hearty breakfast and advice from a compounding-friendly Congressman at our annual State Breakfast event. Plan your day with colleagues and friends from your state to maximize your time and impact as you take the needs and interests of compounders to Capitol Hill.

Capitol Hill Debriefing and Closing Celebration, June 4, 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Make sure that all of your visits pay off by sharing your meetings and discussions with IACP’s Government Affairs team. Update us on your conversations, what follow-up needs to be done, and help “close the loop” to maximize your personal and IACP’s collective impact. This year, enjoy hors d’oeuvres and refreshments as you share your war stories and help celebrate another successful CCH event. And as a special treat to the weary warriors… don’t miss out on the foot and shoulder massages we have scheduled to get you back in shape for your last evening in Washington, D.C.!

What is the pricing for the IACP Foundation Rx Mixer Celebrating Sunday Night Fever?

The Rx Mixer Celebrating Sunday Night Fever, June 2, 6:30 p.m. – Midnight, is $150/person, includes 2 drink tickets. ARE YOU READY TO BOOGIE? We invite you to a far out fab disco dance with funkadelic good vibes! Last year’s Casablanca-themed event was a blast and this year we are going DISCO! Disco balls, Lava Lamps, big hair and sparkling accessories – transport yourself back to the days of Studio 54 and glam. The evening will include cocktails, buffet dinner, live auctions, Treasure Boxes and dancing to our funky music DJ. So break out your dancing shoes and make plans to join us for a fun and outta sight night and help fund the IACP Foundation’s research and education initiatives! Enjoy fellowship with pharmacists from around the country while benefiting the IACP Foundation.

What is the pricing for the IACP COMP PAC Dinner and Fundraiser?

The IACP COMP PAC Dinner and Fundraiser, June 3, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., is a member only event at $1,000/person. This year’s COMP PAC Dinner is an exclusive opportunity to hob-nob with powerful movers and shakers of Washington, D.C. The COMP PAC will host a very high profile influencer to talk face-to-face with our attendees about the future of health care. All proceeds will go to our goal of making COMP PAC one of the largest political action committees in pharmacy. Space at the event will be limited so reserve your seat early and help COMP PAC achieve its goal of raising funds to use in supporting candidates who recognize the value of compounding pharmacists and the services they provide. Remember, COMP PAC is the only PAC exclusively representing the interests of the compounding profession.

First time attending Hill Day?

The always popular Hill Day will take place on Tuesday, June 4. IACP will share CCH 2013 Asks (briefing documents to help you prepare for your Hill Visits) and appointment information prior to the meeting to help prepare our IACP Members for this important event.

What airport should I fly into?

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) - 6 minutes, 1.6 miles (preferred)
Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) - 30 minutes, 27.5 miles
Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) - 44 minutes, 35.3 miles

Click here to view the “Meeting Discounts” page to take advantage of airfare, rental car, and airport shuttle service discounts.

What to pack?

Business casual is recommended throughout the meeting including the Welcome Reception Honoring the IACP Fellows. If you're planning to go out and tour Washington, D.C., bring comfortable shoes, shorts and summer wear as daytime temps are often in the upper 80's and low 90's with high humidity. It's also a good idea to bring along a small collapsible umbrella for the notorious D.C. afternoon thunderstorms in late June.

For Hill Day on Tuesday, June 4, plan for business attire (ties for men), a white lab coat so that Senators and Representatives can spot you as a compounder and, most important, comfortable walking shoes. The hallways of Congress and the tunnels going from the Capitol to the various House and Senate offices seem to get longer and longer as the day progresses.

If you're planning to come to this year's Rx Mixer, Sunday Night Fever - on Sunday, June 2, remember that half the fun is getting dressed for the occasion. Last year’s Casablanca-themed event was a blast and this year we are going DISCO! Disco balls, Lava Lamps, big hair and sparkling accessories – transport yourself back to the days of Studio 54 and glam.

Can I attend the CE sessions if I am an exhibitor?

Exhibitors are welcome to attend our educational sessions. All exhibitor/sponsor badges include Continuing Education credit.





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