PCMA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education (CPE).
The sPCMA Virtual Business Forum 2021 program currently includes (8) eight CPE-eligible sessions. Since there are no current sessions, individuals have the opportunity to obtain credit for all eight sessions — up to (6) six total contact hours or 0.6 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) of education.
All sessions eligible for CPE credit are designated by the “CPE” logo in the agenda.
All PCMA-offered CPE sessions are designed to be knowledge-based (K) activities for pharmacists (P). These sessions are designed to add to or enhance participants’ knowledge of issues relevant to various pharmacists’ career settings, including specialty pharmacy, and the business strategies that impact them.
PCMA-offered CPE sessions are designed to meet the educational needs of pharmacists from specialty pharmacies, PBMs, payer organizations, drug manufacturers, and numerous other specialty pharmacy stakeholders and service companies. Educational sessions are designed for those new to the business of specialty pharmacy, as well as for more seasoned veterans.
As of January 1, 2013 a system called the CPE Monitor, a joint collaboration between ACPE and NABP, became mandatory for all CPE providers and pharmacists to submit and receive CPE credit. The CPE Monitor allows providers to submit attendee lists online. The system communicates this information to NABP, which then communicates it to state boards of pharmacy electronically, removing the need for pharmacists to submit individual statements of credit.
In order to receive credit for participating in accredited CPE offerings, you must have an e-profile ID number (e-PID) provided by NABP. If you have not yet obtained your NAPB e-PID, please do so at https://store.nabp.net/OA_HTML/ xxnabpibeGblLogin.jsp?log=t. Questions about this system or your number should be directed to NABP customer service at 847.391.4406.
In the virtual conference:
In order to obtain CEUs, you must view the CPE-eligible session via simu-livestream. A requirement of accreditation is that the session be interactive for knowledge-based sessions. There will be live chat with the speaker present while the pre-recorded content is played. A representative from PCMA will present a code throughout the chat that will be entered by attendees when completing the evaluation for that session. Questions can be directed to Kristen Pumphrey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
After the conference:
Be on the lookout for post-conference communications from PCMA. Depending on the session(s) you attended, it may be necessary for you to complete a learning assessment or evaluation before receiving credit.
PCMA will upload credit electronically to ACPE within (60) days of the conference. Credit should appear in your NABP account within a week of upload.
Some states have specific CPE requirements. Be sure to check with your state Board of Pharmacy to determine if such requirements exist and to determine if these programs meet those requirements.
- PCMA plans all CPE-eligible sessions independently of commercial interests and PCMA does not accept grants to support any specific CPE programming.
- Educational content should be presented with full disclosure and equitable balance and should not include anything which is promotional, commercially
biased, or which appears to endorse a drug, device or other commercial product or specific commercial service.
- The opinions expressed by speakers are those of the individual presenters. They do not necessarily reflect the views of PCMA or its members.
- CPE sessions may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for information of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.