For the past 68 years, The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy has hosted the Annual Pharmacy Practice Seminar (PPS), which is designed for pharmacists and technicians practicing in a variety of settings. The mission of the conference is to provide clinical updates and pharmacy practice information to pharmacists and technicians who are interested in staying abreast of recent changes in practice.  The information is relevant to current practice trends, and practical enough so it may easily be applied upon return to work on Monday.  PPS is developed and produced by the Continuing Pharmacy Education Office at The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy, along with the help of the Pharmacy Practice Seminar Planning Committee.

Quick Facts

Dates September 26-27, 2020
Location DoubleTree Austin Hotel (6505 North IH-35, Austin, TX 78752)
Start Time The seminar begins at 7:00 AM CT on Saturday (subject to change)
Ending The final session will conclude around 4:00 PM on Sunday (subject to change)
Attendance 500 expected
Attire Casual
Food Breakfast, lunch, and snacks provided
Pre-Seminar Programs Immunization Update and Sterile Compounding Update (formerly called IV Update) will be held the Friday evening before PPS
Nearest Airport Austin-Bergstrom International Airport • AUS
CE Hours 15 CPE Contact Hours

Empowering Pharmacists and Technicians to Help Patients

The Pharmacy Practice Seminar has always been developed around the idea that it must provide pharmacists and technicians with tools and knowledge that can immediately be applied when they return to their individual practices on Monday.  This seminar produces results – because it delivers information that is practical and useful in today’s practice environments.  The ultimate goal of PPS is to improve patient outcomes by providing a very practical educational experience.


The speakers who are invited to participate in PPS are highly recommended and sought-after educators, including UT College of Pharmacy professors, professors from other well respected colleges of pharmacy, practitioners considered to be experts in their field, and nationally renowned speakers.
 Many UT alumni who attend PPS often comment that they love getting to learn once again from some of their favorite UT instructors who taught them as students!


Who Should RegisterPPS 2015 logo

This seminar is for pharmacists and technicians who are seeking a very practical continuing education seminar filled with useful information.  The seminar offers up to 15 contact hours of ACPE accredited continuing pharmacy education in a lecture style format, complemented by active learning activities and question/answer sessions.  There is always preceptor credit and TX Pharmacy Law credit built into the PPS Agenda, to help many participant meet their TSBP requirements in one weekend!

The Pharmacy Practice Seminar is a knowldge-based CPE activity.

Pre-Seminar Programs (maintain certifications)

In addition to the two-day seminar, there are optional pre-seminar courses offered the Friday prior to PPS.  The pre-seminar activities allow participants to enhance and maintain their skills/knowledge specific to their practice needs: Sterile Compounding Update or Immunization Update.  These are two additional opportunities to maintain TSBP requirements in one weekend, for those who are certified to compound sterile admixtures and those who are immunization-certified.

PPS logoPPS is also a Reunion!

The Pharmacy Practice Seminar (PPS) also serves as a great reunion for many of the attendees, who enjoy visiting with past classmates, colleagues and friends who they may not have an opportunity to see otherwise.  It also affords many alumni (especially those who are retired) the opportunity to stay connected to UT College of Pharmacy and the profession in general.  For the many attendees who are not UT alumni… PPS still serves as an annual reunion to visit with friends that they have made by attending the seminar year after year.  Once you attend PPS, you become a member of the PPS community!

Each year a photo is taken of those who have practiced pharmacy for over 50 years:

As Large as Texas

PPS continues to be one of the largest CE gatherings in Texas, attracting pharmacists from all across Texas and other neighboring states.  While more and more online CE activities are popping up, PPS continues to thrive as one of the few remaining live learning opportunities in the region.  Participants have said, “It’s an extraordinary educational experience that simply cannot be matched!”.  Come see for yourself why PPS continues to grow and why so many attendees are repeat visitors!

2019 50 Year Group

2018 50 Year Group

2017 and 2016 PPS 50 Year photos

2014 and 2013 PPS 50 Year photo

Group Photos 2009-2012

ACPE LogoThe University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

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