Call for Satellite Symposia
AMCP allows non-commercial, grant-supported satellite symposia in conjunction with its two (2) spring and fall national meetings. These symposia activities extend the educational experience of registered attendees at no additional charge. Topics that are broad in appeal, applicable to managed care and well-timed are likely to attract the largest attendance. AMCP attendees can gain continuing pharmacy education credit (CPE), continuing medical education credit (CME), continuing nursing education credit (CNE) or all three.
Attendance at a satellite symposium will range from 50 to 150 attendees. AMCP makes reasonable attempts to attract quality attendees, but does not guarantee a specific volume, level of qualification or overall attendance. Attendance by any given symposium is a function of that symposium and not the responsibility of AMCP. AMCP will not refund the symposia fee based on attendance. Satellite symposia can invite locals with no registration required to attend our meeting.
Nexus 2020 - Call for Satellite Symposia
- June 9, 2020 – Submission site will open.
- October 20 – 23, 2020 – Satellite Symposia at MGM Grand; Las Vegas, NV
Satellite Symposia Application Submission Checklist:
1. Desired Time Slot (date/time)
Indicate first, second, and third choices. (Date and time assignments based on the order of application receipt, slot availability, and content. AMCP will make every effort possible to not schedule like topics at the same time.
2. Satellite Symposium fee is due, in full, with the application along with proof of grant funding.
The cost of a satellite symposium is $17,500 (subject to change). The fee includes:
- An assigned meeting room with classroom-style seating to accommodate up to 150 attendees.
- One (1) six (6) foot table with two (2) chairs outside of the room and rope and stanchion for registration check-in.
- Two (2) complimentary session trackers.
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3. Satellite Symposium Title
Title should appear in upper case and lower-case letters (using traditional capitalizing) and must reflect the actual content of the presentation.
4. Program Description
A comprehensive summary of the content and flow of the symposium (maximum 350 words).
5. Learning Objectives
Include at least three specific, measurable learning objectives that define intended outcomes for the audience and complete the statement: “At the completion of this activity, participants should be able to….”
6. Target Audience
Specify whether the symposium is intended for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, physicians, nurses, etc.
Name of accredited providers that will award CPE, CME or CNE credit for the symposium.
8. Contact Hours
Identify the contact hours of CPE credit (or CEUs) to be awarded.
9. Commercial Support
Indicate the source(s) of commercial grant support.
Include a detailed program agenda (with time allotments).
11. Confirmed/Invited Faculty
List of confirmed/invited faculty (e.g., full name, academic degrees, job title, work affiliation/company, city and State).
12. Biographical Sketch
One paragraph summarizing the qualifications of each confirmed/invited faculty member.
13. Primary Contact
Determine who the primary contact and program manager for the activity will be.
Satellite Symposia Selection Criteria
Clarity and completeness. Applications should be written in a manner that clearly, concisely, and logically conveys the intended content. The description of the symposium should provide enough information to enable reviewers to envision the content and flow of the presentation. Note that all information requested on the Submission Checklist must be supplied.
Relevance and appeal to managed care pharmacists. Satellite symposia should be relevant to the interests, programs, initiatives, or practices of pharmacists (and, if applicable, other health care practitioners) working in managed care environments or seeking to increase their knowledge of the management and coordination of clinical, pharmacy benefit, and pharmacy care programs. Topics that are broad in appeal, applicable to managed care and time are likely to attract the largest attendance.
The originality of the subject matter. Satellite symposia should highlight real-world examples of innovations in managed care and/or include information of interest to physicians and nurses as well as pharmacists.
Balance/no commercial bias. Satellite symposia must provide for in-depth presentation with fair and full disclosure and equitable balance. Satellite symposia may not endorse a specific commercial drug, product, or service. Applications written in a manner that appears to promote a specific drug, product, pharmaceutical manufacturer, or commercial service will not be considered.
Please contact Maria Miranda, Senior Coordinator, Education at 703-684-2644 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.