Welcome back to AUSTIN!
We are thrilled to invite pharmacists and technicians back to Austin, Texas, where The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy will host the 70th Annual Pharmacy Practice Seminar (PPS). PPS will return to in-person learning on September 24-25 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Austin, Texas (with an optional Immunization event on September 23). It is sure to be an outstanding event as we celebrate the 70th Anniversary of PPS (formerly known as the Pharmacy Post-Graduate Seminar) and pay tribute to its incredible evolution over the past seven decades. In support of our mission to make PPS accessible to all pharmacy learners, PPS registrants will also have the choice to attend PPS online via live Zoom webinar.
The Pharmacy Practice Seminar is still one of the largest in-person continuing pharmacy education gatherings in the state – and beyond! And just as you have come to expect, the PPS agenda is jam-packed with interesting topics, engaging speakers, and all of the current TSBP topic requirements. There are 20+ continuing education hours available to registrants this year, which allows people some flexibility to choose topics that best fit their own practice needs (please see the Agenda page for specific details regarding live and home study sessions).
OPTIONAL Virtual Participation
Participants have the option to view the entire PPS live event virtually via Zoom webinar, instead of attending PPS in-person in Austin, Texas. When you register for PPS, you will have the opportunity to indicate your attendance preference: In-Person / Austin Texas or Virtual/Zoom Webinar. Worried your plans may change after you register? You will have until September 1 to indicate your final attendance plans (to make changes to your attendance plans before September 1, please email our office: UTpharmacyCE@austin.utexas.edu). Instructions for virtual participation are summarized on the PPS Registration Site and more detailed instructions are outlined in the Virtual PPS Zoom Webinar Instructions.
PPS Meets TSBP Requirements
- Pain Management (1 hour available) – Pain Management must be earned 1 hour annually; 2 hours due before September 1, 2023
- Texas Pharmacy Law Update (1.5 hours available)
- Mental Health (2 hours available)
- Sterile Compounding (2 hours available)
- Immunization Update (3 hours available)
- Preceptor Education (3 hours available)
Support Pharmacy Students / Shop Pharmacy Items
Looking for that perfect gift for a colleague or pharmacist friend? Or perhaps it is just time to treat yourself to something fun! Support UT pharmacy students as they sell a variety of fun pharmacy-related items during the event (Sunday only). Please remember to bring cash/check if you plan to shop.
Have a Question?
The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy and the distinguished members of the PPS Planning Committee want to extend a deep and sincere THANK YOU to all pharmacists and healthcare workers who continue to sacrifice so much for all of us. Thank you for attending PPS too! We so appreciate all that you do!
The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.