The newly redesigned Joint Federal Pharmacy Seminar (JFPS), previously known as both the Combined Forces Pharmacy Seminar and Joint Forces Pharmacy Seminar, is the largest annual event for the Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, VA, and USPHS pharmacy communities. Active duty reserve, civil-service and retired pharmacists and pharmacy technicians are invited to participate in this education and training-filled event. The American Pharmacists Association, working with the federal pharmacy advisors, coordinates the education and meeting activities and serves as the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) provider.
This seminar has grown since its first meeting in 1994 and continues to grow in both support from industry and in the number of quality educational and training activities. JFPS 2013 was cancelled due to the government shutdown, but we are coming back strong in 2014! Attendees will meet to learn and share solutions to challenges facing today's federal pharmacy professionals. The meeting offers a variety of ACPE-certified continuing pharmacy education (CPE) and training programs, providing approximately 18 hours of CPE credit. The education opportunities include industry-supported certificate training programs as well as presentations and poster sessions focusing on mission-essential pharmacy operations. The poster abstracts will be published in the Journal of the American Pharmacists Association (JAPhA).
In addition to the educational and training programs, attendees are provided an opportunity to interact with industry through a very robust exhibit and training program, with over 100 organizations providing support in the past. Participating supporters look forward to attending the meeting as an opportunity to interact with federal pharmacists and increase their awareness of cutting-edge technology and services to provide quality health care. It is the meeting to learn about new happenings in this market! Face-to-face learning and sharing among JFPS participants, as well as attending service-specific leadership sessions, provides many opportunities for attendees to learn more about the practice of pharmacy in their respective service.
JFPS has become THE meeting for federal pharmacists and technicians. We look forward to seeing you at another successful seminar!