About

The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy in partnership with the Hick’s School of Social Work, School of Nursing, and Dell Medical School is proud to host the Hospital Practice Seminar.  The Seminar is developed with input from a planning committee with expertise in clinical and hospital practices.

Quick Facts

Dates Thursday, Friday and Saturday, May 28, 29, 30, 2020
Target Audience Pharmacists, Physicians, Nurses, PA, Advance Practice Nurses, and Social Workers practicing in hospital/health-system environments
Location  DoubleTree by Hilton Hotels Austin – Austin, Texas
Start Time  Programming begins 1:00 PM CT on first day
Ending  Last session will conclude around 4pm on Saturday
Attire  Business casual
Lunch & Breaks  Included with registration
Opioid Use Disorder and Infectious Disease CE
 HPS offers 12 hours of clinical content on the best practices of treatment for opioid use disorder and infectious disease.  These programming blocks are set for the full interprofessional audience to emphasize a team-based patient-focused approach.
Profession Specific Content  HPS offers 8 hours of profession specific clinical content developed by each professional school to cater to the needs of each profession.
Lodging DoubleTree by Hilton Hotels Austin
Registration Fees See registration page
Nearest Airports  Austin-Bergstrom International Airport • AUS

Content Description

The content of this conference is based on practice gaps that are identified by surveying pharmacists, physicians, nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, social workers, and counselors who work in hospital settings, through discussions with the planning committee, and by analyzing current practice trends.  Participants will receive evidence-based clinical information that is relevant to hospital-based practices (see Agenda).  Speakers who have been recommended by the planning committee as outstanding presenters and experts in their practice will deliver the featured presentations.

Each session in the conference is formatted to include: a didactic evidence-based presentation, opportunities for active learning through the use of case studies, and Q&A discussion that allows audience members to ask specific questions for individualized learning.  The agenda also features a couple of panel discussions, which allow practitioners with various practice backgrounds an opportunity to share their individual experiences and varying viewpoints, in a more casual atmosphere.  The panel discussions typically allow more time for participants to ask questions and to interact with a wide variety of speakers.  The information delivered at this conference is intended to be in-depth, yet practical enough that participants will immediately put it to use upon return to their practice.  The content may be used to implement individualized, comprehensive and evidence-based treatment plans for patients.

Who Should Register

Pharmacists, physicians, nurses, social workers and physician assistants who specialize in hospital / inpatient practice and/or focus on OUD, pain, or addiction treatment.

Empowering Healthcare Professionals to Care for Patients

The seminar will provide participants with tools and knowledge that can be immediately applied when they return to their individual practices, so they may provide optimal care to their patients.  The ultimate goal is to improve practice behaviors and patient outcomes by providing a very practical educational experience.  The speakers who are invited to participate are highly recommended educators, including UT College of Pharmacy professors, professors from other well-respected colleges of pharmacy, practitioners considered to be experts in their field, and renowned speakers.


This program is a partnership between the continuing education offices of: