2024 Northwestern States Residency Conference
Saturday, May 18, 2024 | 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM PDT | OHSU Robertson Life Science Building
2730 S Moody Ave, Portland, OR 97201



Click Here For the Schedule at a Glance
Resident PowerPoint Presentation Guidelines

Important Dates

2/26/2024 - Online Registration Opens

4/19/2024 DEADLINE EXTENDED! - Resident Abstract Submission Portal closes.

5/10/2024 - Registration Closes for On-Site Attendance! (Registration for virtual attendance will remain open until the conference day)

5/10/2024 Resident PowerPoint Presentation due (please email to [email protected])

 5/10/2024 - Website Release Date of Final Schedule and Abstracts on Website. Technical Specifications, Best Practices, and Etiquette

 By 5/16/2024 - Attendee Meeting Instructions Including Links and Password Sent to Registrants 

 5/18/2024 - Northwestern States Residency Conference

Nearby Hotels

Residence Inn by Marriot Portland (2115 S River Pkwy, Portland, OR 97201) 
Hyatt House Portland (2080 S River Dr, Portland, OR 97201)
River's Edge Hotel Portland, Tapestry Collection by Hilton (455 S Hamilton Ct, Portland, OR 97239)

Contact us

Please join us for the 8th Northwestern States Residency Conference. This conference is designed to provide pharmacy residents with an opportunity to present their major projects at an on-site venue. In addition, it offers attendees the opportunity to earn three hours of ACPE-approved CE via presentations by locally and nationally recognized speakers. The NWSRC committee is excited to announce a virtual option for preceptors and RPDs/RPCs who are interested in attending the resident and CE presentations but are unable to travel. Residents who are presenting will be expected to present on-site.

Resident presentations are 20 minutes each (15 minutes, with 5 min of Q&A) and will be grouped by specialty and divided into blocks of three presentations followed by a 10-minute break. Attendees utilizing the virtual option, Zoom, will have the ability to navigate between meeting presentation tracks without having to click through multiple links. Note: Virtual attendees will need to be on Zoom 5.3.0 or later and self-select Breakout Rooms to self-navigate between resident presenter breakout rooms. 

Conference Date/Agenda - Saturday, May 18, 2024
(Times are approximate – conference committee is actively working on a final schedule, however, start time will not change)

7:30 – 8:00 am: Registration and Help Desk for Attendees, Presenters, and Facilitators

8:00 – 5:00 pm: Keynote/Preceptor Development Sessions, Resident and Fellow Presentations, and Breaks


  • Registration Fee for on-site attendance: $175
  • Registration Fee for virtual attendance: $75
  • "Day of" registration will be available for the virtual attendance, but not the on-site attendance

 *Cancellation Policy
We kindly ask to be informed of cancellations as early as possible, but understand that patient care needs may dictate late notification.

Resident Abstracts Submission
Due 4/12/2024

Click HERE for more details on how to submit your Abstract online. Abstracts are not required to have final results prior to submission.  Resource documents for presenters will be posted here in May.


Q1: Is there a downloadable version of the schedule where I can search for all resident presentations from my site or by resident name or by track?
A1: Yes. Once the schedule is finalized, a link will be available at the top of the event website and will be included in your Important Information for Attendees email. The Excel version of the schedule can be sorted/filtered by key columns such as: Resident Name, Track, Organization. A separate pdf list of resident presentation times by resident last name is also available for download. 

Q2: How will attendees access and remotely attend the conference?​
A2: ​Participants will receive an email with the conference schedule, instructions, links, tech specifications,  connectivity tips, and conference etiquette from [email protected] 48 hours before the event begins. 

Q3: Do you need volunteers to help moderate the resident presenter sessions? What are the tasks? Do I have to be tech fluent?
A3: We have asked RPDs, RPCs, and preceptors to help as track facilitators for part of their attendance time to ensure that presenters receive preceptor critiques in addition to feedback from resident/fellow peers. We welcome additional resident and preceptor volunteers! If you answered YES to the moderator question during registration you will be contacted within a month of the conference. Only on-site attendees will be moderators. Shift lengths vary from 1.25-2 hours to cover 4-6 resident presentations. Detailed moderator guidelines will be available for review under the event site Presenter/Moderator Resources button. The duties are simple: facilitate presentation order, keep room on time, monitor chat/facilitate Q and A at end, and make provided announcements at end of session.

Q4: Will there be Preceptor Development topics for CE?
A4: Yes! We have three timely topics and have secured engaging national and local speakers who will be addressing the development needs of both our established preceptors as well as our residents/fellows and preceptors-in-training. ACPE-approved CE, which is recognized by all states, has been obtained for these preceptor development sessions. The resident presentation sessions are not approved for CE.