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 Frequently Asked Questions


Registrar Contact Information:

Ashlyn Grant, IACP Events and Education Assistant
Phone: 281.933.8400   
FAX: 281.495.0602   
Email: ashlyn@iacprx.org 

 

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 the COMP PAC Dinner & Fundraiser.  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, May 20, 2014 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 many CE credits can I receive?

Pharmacists and technicians can receive up to 11.5 contact hours (1.15 CEUs).

 

How do I obtain my CE credit after the conference?

Attendees will be required to complete an online evaluation for each CE session they attend within two weeks after the conclusion of the conference to verify attendance and acquire their CE. Attendees must provide their NABP e-Profile ID and birth date (MMDD) to receive credit for any ACPE-accredited CPE session.

It is the responsibility of the CPE attendee to provide their correct NABP e-Profile ID and birth date. If incorrect information is provided, the record will be rejected by CPE Monitor and the CPE credit will not be awarded. If you complete an online evaluation for each CE session you attend within two weeks after the conclusion of the conference, your CPE credits will be uploaded to the CPE Monitor System within 40 days of completion. If you do not see CPE activity displayed for a session that you attended, and it has been more than 40 days since you submitted the CPE to the provider, please contact your CPE provider.
 

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. As a reminder, this is neither your store number nor your pharmacist license number! You will be asked for your NABP e-Profile ID and birth date during the registration process to receive CE credit.

 

Do I have to stay with one programming track on Monday afternoon?

No, you may rotate between tracks throughout the afternoon.

 

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 400 attendees at the meeting, begin building those relationships now. Connect, share ideas or plan an outing with your colleagues. The Ambassador and First-Timer Program connects veteran IACP Members and/or Board of Directors Members with first-timers prior to the meeting to share ideas and help to better acquaint them with the meeting and help make introductions to new friends and colleagues. 

First-timers will be connected to their CCH Ambassador three weeks prior to the meeting via the email address provided during registration. We encourage all first-timers and CCH Ambassadors to reach out to each other prior to the meeting to establish a relationship before arriving to Arlington, VA and schedule a time to meet with each other on-site. All attendees are encouraged to participate in the program.


Click here
to download the First Timer Guide.

 

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, you may bring your own laptop to view the presentations directly from the flash drive or meeting website. Please be sure your laptop is fully charged as power outlets for each attendee will not be provided. Please note, the meeting does not provide free Wi-Fi in the meeting space.   

 

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, The Roaring Twenties: The Compounding Age, 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 on Saturday, May 17 from 6:00-8:00 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! 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 – this is a great opportunity to connect with your CCH Ambassador – a veteran IACP Member and/or IACP Board of Director Member and fellow colleagues.  First-timers will be connected to their CCH Ambassador three weeks prior to the meeting via the email address provided during registration. We encourage all first-timers and CCH Ambassadors to reach out to each other prior to the meeting to establish a relationship before arriving to Arlington, VA and schedule a time to meet with each other on-site, such as the Welcome Reception.

State Breakfast and Briefing on Tuesday, May 20 at 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 on Tuesday, May 20 from 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 shoulder and neck 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?

The Rx Mixer Celebrating The Roaring Twenties: The Compounding Age on Sunday, May 18 from 6:30 p.m. – Midnight, is $150/person, includes 2 drink tickets. 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 on Monday, May 19 from 7:00-9:00 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, May 20. IACP will share CCH 2014 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.

If you're planning to come to this year’s Rx Mixer, The Roaring Twenties: The Compounding Age on Sunday, May 18, half the fun is getting dressed-up for the occasion.  Costumes are encouraged!   

 

For Hill Day on Tuesday, May 20, 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.

 

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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