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JFPS 2016 offers a high-quality, education-based program for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians focused on topics attendees need to improve their pharmacy management operations and enhance their clinical and patient care services.

View Education Sessions and create your Personalized Itinerary by clicking blue button above and logging into the website in the upper right hand corner to add sessions to your itinerary.

View and download Education Handouts by clicking blue button above and selecting the session. The links are at the bottom of the session listing for sessions that provide Handouts.

Recording Continuing Pharmacy Education (CPE)

All CPE participation is recorded online for JFPS 2016. You may record CPE until December 2, 2016, 1700 EST and you can print your CPE transcript directly from CPE Monitor.  

To Claim Credit
You need your username and password. Your username was provided with your conference badge. 

  1. Log in to the CPE Recording website using your username and password.  
  2. Enter the attendance code(s) and select "Submit."
  3. Click the "Claim Credit" button (located in the "Your Sessions" section).
  4. Click the "Evaluation" button.
  5. Complete the session and speaker evaluations.
  6. Click the "Claim Credit" button.
  7. Select the appropriate credits.
  8. Enter your 6-digit NABP e-Profile ID and month/day of your birth. Check "yes" to verify accuracy and click "Claim." Allow 3 hours for NABP number activation.
  9. CPE credits will be automatically transferred to CPE Monitor although they may not post to your CPE monitor transcript immediately.
  10. Your "My Training" page maintains list of your enrolled and completed conferences; however, you will be linked back to CPE monitor for proof of your CPE credit.

All CPE participation must be recorded by December 2, 2016, 1700 EST.

For Assistance

  • For username and password issues, contact or phone 1-800-237-2742 (APhA), press #2.  Open Monday–Friday, 0800–1700 ET.
  • To locate attendance codes or for general questions, email the APhA Education Department.
  • For NABP e-Profile ID creation and maintenance, as well as the reporting process to the state boards of pharmacy, contact NABP Customer Service at 847-391-4406, Monday–Friday, 0845–1700 CT.
  • If the survey does not appear on your screen, you may have a pop-up blocker. To bypass this, simply hold down the control key and click "Begin." 

JFPS 2016 Poster Winners

Congratulations to the poster award winners for the JFPS 2016 Poster Presentations Program!

Best in Show

#12, Evaluation of Unexpected Health Care Use After Pharmacist-Managed Transitions in Care Clinic Visit at a Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Presenters: Emily Wood, Erica Asaro, Charles George Veterans Affairs Medical Center


First Place
#3, Clinical Decision Support Data Analysis of Medication Order Checks
Presenters: Thomas Fagan, Lynn Sanders, Robert Silerman, Don Lees. Veterans Affairs Pharmacy Benefit Management Clinical Informatics Program Office

Clinical Pharmacy

First Place
#21, Recapturing Adverse Drug Reaction Reports: A Process Improvement Project
Presenters: Sokunthea Peou, Heather Fenzl. Joint Base San Antonio

Honorable Mention
#17, Influencers of Tobacco Use in Military Personnel: Trends and Variations Observed in Different Environments—InTUiTiVE
Presenters: Korin Lui, Karen Henderson, Randolph Tuft, Marilyn Bernier, Wesley Powell, Claire Harland, Janice Ma, Christopher Bedard, Canadian Forces Health Services Group and Charles Stallings, Spangdahlem AFB    

Hospital Inpatient Services

First Place
#29, Improved Access to Mental Health for Veterans Discharged From Inpatient Psychiatry
Presenters:  Nicole Cupples, Cynthia Guttierrez, Tera Moore, South Texas Veterans Health Care System

Honorable Mention
#30, Introducing the Discharge Medication Reconciliation and Bedside Counseling Process Supported by Decentralization of the Acute Care Pharmacist
Presenter: Vishwesha Patel,  Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

Pharmacy Operations

First Place
#36, Bridging the Services: A Joint Foundation for a Novel Approach to a Successful Refill Center
Presenters: Richard Smith, Heather Shelton, Jason Borondy, David Mendez, Crystal Price , USAF Academy, Connie Stroll, Aatif Sheikh, Aaron Taylor,  Evans Army Community Hospital, Stephanie Forsythe, Peterson Air Force Base

Honorable Mention
#43, Improving Safety and Efficiency of Antibiotic Prescribing Using an Antimicrobial Renal Dosing Computerized Physician Order Entry Menu
Presenters: Mark Wong, South Texas Veterans Health Care System and Jack Badawy, University Texas Health Science Center

Education Tracks

All education sessions fit within one of the following education and training tracks, which are based on mission-critical tasks for federal pharmacists:

Clinical Patient Care
These sessions cover disease states and their management and may include new drug reviews, pharmacogenomics, pain management, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Implementing Patient-Centered Care
These sessions cover best practices to successfully plan and implement patient-centered care, including medical home programs and medication therapy management (MTM) models of care, and topics such as polypharmacy, medication safety, medication adherence, transitions of care, and provider status.

Pharmacy Business Operations, Management, and Professional Leadership
These sessions focus on operational and leadership skills needed to effectively work in or lead a federal pharmacy.  Topics may include provider status, workload recapture, pharmacy personnel management, formulary management implementation, controlled substance accountability and ordering,  pharmacy financial management and logistics, automation system implementation, reducing medication errors, compounding, legislative/regulatory updates and pharmacy law.

General Sessions

Monday, October 31 Tuesday, November 1 Wednesday, November 2
Opening General Session
Woodrow Wilson Ballroom
  • Welcome Ceremony
  • Presentation of Colors
  • Service Songs
  • Welcome from APhA
  • Andrew Craigie Awards

Leadership Through Service in Federal Pharmacy

Preparing for the Department of Defense’s New Electronic Health Record: MHS GENESIS

General Session
Woodrow Wilson Ballroom

New Drugs of 2016

Status of Pharmacy Technicians—First Mates or Stowaways?

Advancing Clinical Pharmacy Practice—Expanding the Role of the Clinical Pharmacy Specialist (CPS) System-wide

Closing General Session
Woodrow Wilson Ballroom

Pharmacy Case Law Update 2016: “Worse Than an Unruly Horse; It Is an Imaginary One”

Legislative and Regulatory Update 2016

Passing the Torch: Leading a Multigenerational Workforce into the Future


  • Poster Awards
  • Closing Ceremony


Continuing Pharmacy Education Information

Depending on their organization or branch of service, qualified attendees are able to earn up to 18 hours of continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credit. Continuing pharmacy education is recorded online.

As of May 1, 2014, APhA is no longer manually transferring older CPE credit information to CPE Monitor. State Boards of Pharmacy are accepting paper Statements of Credit for those credits earned prior to January 1, 2013.

logoAPhA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

Target Audience
JFPS 2016 education sessions are designed for federal pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.

  • Courses appropriate for pharmacist participation are designated by an ACPE universal activity number ending in the letter "P."
  • Courses appropriate for pharmacy technician participation are designated by an ACPE universal activity number ending in the letter "T." The number of credit hours is based on the amount of content applicable to pharmacy technicians. Please review the ACPE information for each session to determine the amount of credit offered.

Learning Levels
To help you more efficiently plan your time, the content of the education sessions is categorized into two levels of expertise:

  • Level 1: Baseline knowledge of the subject area is required. The information presented is mostly introductory.
  • Level 2: Some prior subject area knowledge and expertise are required, but extensive expertise is not.

Activity Types
Activity types are designed to give attendees an idea of the intended outcome of a continuing pharmacy education (CPE) activity.

  • Knowledge-based activities are designed to enhance or add to pharmacists' or technicians' knowledge of a topic; mostly didactic sessions.
  • Application-based activities provide pharmacists and technicians with opportunities to apply their knowledge, usually through case studies or other application activities.
  • Practice-based activities are longer, more comprehensive activities of at least 15 hours that incorporate knowledge, skills, and performance. These activities are also known as certificate training programs.

State Requirements

  • Check with the Board of Pharmacy in your state regarding specific continuing pharmacy education requirements.
  • Florida-licensed pharmacists: To ensure that your continuing pharmacy education participation can be filed with the state-mandated CE Broker system you must provide APhA with your Florida license number. To check, log on to and select My Account, then License Information.

The following JFPS Education Committee members declare no conflicts of interest or financial interests in any product or service mentioned in these educational activities including grants, employment, gifts, stock holdings, and honoraria: LT Andrew Benson, Capt Amanda Ferguson, MSgt Robert George, LCDR Chris Janik, LCDR Nahleen Lopez, John Santell, and LTC Aatif Sheikh.

Ellyn Terry declares that she has served as a consultant for MedImmune and her spouse is an employee of Sigma-Tau Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

All other APhA education staff declare no conflicts of interest or financial interest in any product or service mentioned, including grants, employment, gifts, stock holdings, and honoraria. View complete staff disclosures

Content advisors and reviewers:

CAPT(ret) Elizabeth Nolan declares that she owns stock in Abbott Laboratories, AbbVie Inc., Pfizer Inc., Proctor & Gamble Company, and Varian Medical Systems.

CDR (ret) Sue Roper declares that she has no conflicts of interest or financial interest in any product or service mentioned, including grants, employment, gifts, stock holdings, and honoraria.

COL (ret) William M. (Mike) Heath declares that he has served as a consultant for the American Pharmacists Association, Grifols – USA, LMI, ScriptPro, and U.S. Pharmacopeia.

Partial Credit Policy
APhA does not offer partial credit for any CPE activity.

Grievance Policy 
Should any attendee of an approved CPE session be dissatisfied with the quality of the activity, a request in writing must be submitted to the APhA Education Department within five days of the conclusion of the session.

Accepted Poster Abstracts

Conference Theme: Leadership Through Service

The online submission site for poster presentations is closed. The deadline for submissions was Friday, May 6. Notification of submission status was sent in July.

Qualified Presenters
Poster presenters must be pharmacists or pharmacy technicians who are:

  • Uniformed members of the Public Health Service and Department of Defense
  • Civilian pharmacists or technicians assigned to federal agencies
  • Retired or reserve members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, and Public Health Service

Poster Presentations 

Poster presentations were classified within one of the following topic areas:

  • Automation/Technology
  • Clinical Pharmacy
  • Hospital Inpatient Services
  • Pharmacy Operations

Abstracts that were submitted in the “Reports on Projects in Progress” category must have their data or initial outcomes collection completed by October 14, when a copy of the poster PDF or PowerPoint file must be submitted via the submission system

Poster Awards

To be eligible for the JFPS 2016 poster awards program, the following requirements must be met:

  • The poster must be accepted to the program.
  • Presenters must submit a PDF or PowerPoint file of their poster by October 14.
  • The poster must be displayed at JFPS 2016.

Award plaques are presented for first place in each of the poster categories and overall best of seminar. Special recognition ribbons are awarded to the highest scoring poster that did not win in its category. Posters are judged on Technical Merit (1-10), Originality (1-10) and Presentation (1-10) for a maximum possible score of 30.

Abstract Publication

Accepted poster abstracts are published in the January/February 2017 electronic issue of the Journal of the American Pharmacists Association (JAPhA). Only abstracts that were presented at JFPS 2016 are included.

For poster submissions, any contribution from a pharmaceutical manufacturer needs to be noted along with the methodology used in the study and a statement attesting the manufacturer had no potential influence in outcomes.

Look at these prize-winning posters from JFPS 2015 to get ideas for your poster submission. 

Use this handout from JFPS 2010 to assist you in preparing your proposals:

More Information
Contact Sally Taber, APhA Senior Manager, Education, at 202-429-4117 for assistance.

Call for Technology Pearls

The submission deadline for the “Technology Pearls” was August 19. Submitters were informed via email if they are accepted in early September. If accepted, the PowerPoint presentation is due on Tuesday, September 27. The tentative date for the Technology Pearls education session is Wednesday, November 2, 1030-1130. Download the Call for Pearls. For more information contact Sally Taber at 202-429-4117.

Pre-Meeting Workshop

In addition to the core pharmacy education programming, JFPS 2016 is offering a Pre-Meeting Workshop on Sunday, October 30. Contact Sally Taber, APhA Senior Manager of Education, for registration information. The registration deadline was Friday, September 16 for federal pharmacists, after which registration opened to other area pharmacists. This program has an additional non-refundable fee. 

The Pharmacist and Patient-Centered Diabetes Care Certificate Training Program
7:30 AM-5:00 PM
Limited to 65 participants.
ACPE# 0202-0000-14-166-L04-P
Pre-registration required.
$99 non-refundable fee.

The Pharmacist and Patient-Centered Diabetes Care Certificate Training Program is an intensive educational experience designed to equip pharmacists with the knowledge, skills, and confidence needed to provide effective, evidence-based diabetes care. Five self-study modules provide comprehensive instruction in current diabetes concepts and standards of care. The live seminar incorporates case studies and hands-on skills training focused on the situations most likely to be encountered—as well as the services most needed—in community and ambulatory care practice settings. Participants will gain experience evaluating and adjusting drug therapy regimens for patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes, counseling patients about lifestyle interventions, analyzing and interpreting self-monitoring of blood glucose results, and assessing the overall health status of patients to identify needed monitoring and interventions.

The Pharmacist and Patient-Centered Diabetes Care Certificate Training Program was developed by the American Pharmacists Association. This offering is supported by independent educational grants from Novo Nordisk and Merck.

Speaker Information

JFPS speakers received an email in mid-August with information on their session, including directions for logging in to the Speaker Website (found in upper right hand corner of website), updating the speaker profile, and uploading a photo (headshot for online program) and CV (for ACPE files).

Access the Speaker Manual, whether you are a first-time or seasoned speaker, for important guidelines and tips for preparing your presentation. Presentations must meet the ACPE and APhA requirements detailed in this document. Please complete these steps as soon as possible.

The JFPS Speaker PowerPoint template must be used in preparing slide presentations. The Learning Objectives in the presentation should match those listed on the Speaker Website. Draft PowerPoint presentations are due to Sally Taber by Friday, September 9.