2021 VIRTUAL Northwestern States Residency Conference
Friday, May 21, 2021 | 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM PDT
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Please join us for the 5th Northwestern States Residency Conference. The conference is designed for pharmacy residents and pharmacy preceptors. Residents have the opportunity to showcase their major projects in a podium style presentation (15 minutes, with 5 min of Q&A). The presentations are organized into subject tracks. 

Conference attendees will have receive teaching and training advice from locally and nationally recognized speakers. Residents are encouraged to attend these keynote CE sessions as preceptors-in-training. The three one-hour topics will focus on: giving feedback, fostering grit in learners, and qualitative research methods

Conference Date/Agenda - Friday, May 21, 2021
(Times Approximate – Conference Committee is Actively Working on Final Schedule, Start Time Will Not Change)

  • 7:30 am – 8:00 – OPTIONAL Virtual Registration and Help Desk for Attendees, Presenters, and Facilitators
  • 8:00 –4:30 pm – Keynotes/Preceptor Development Sessions, Resident and Fellow Presentations, and Breaks

*Registration Fees covers expense for virtual platform.

  • Resident, Residency Program Director, Residency Program Coordinator, Preceptor and Fellow Registration Fee: $50
  • Student Registration Fee: $10
  • "Day of" registration will be available 

Virtual Platform
Attendees will now have the ability to navigate between meeting presentation tracks instead of having to click through multiple links! Note: Meeting presenters and participants need to be on Zoom 5.3.0 or later to self-select Breakout Rooms to self-navigate between resident presenter breakout rooms. Online attendance instructions and the final schedule with links was emailed from [email protected] on 5/18.  Please check your spam filter settings and reach out to the OSHP office if you have not received it.

Moderator Signup and Guidance Released
Signup HERE for a NTE 2 hour shift.  RPD/RPC, Resident, Preceptor, and Student attendees are all welcome to serve as moderators for a resident presentation track.  See FAQ4.

Continuing Education
The three keynote presentations have been planned and implemented in accordance with the policies of the Accreditation Council on Pharmacy Education by the Oregon State University College of Pharmacy in cooperation with OSHP. The OSU College of Pharmacy is approved by the ACPE as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. To receive ACPE credit on CPE Monitor, participants must register for the program, attend the activity in its entirety, and complete the online program evaluation. Attendance will be verified by poll responses throughout the session. 

Resident Presentation Guidance Released
Click HERE for more details on how to prepare your slides and presentation format via Zoom. Resident slides were due to their RPD no later than May 15th. Opportunities to test out Zoom presentation by screen share before the event and on the day of presentation are available. See FAQ2.

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


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.  At the top of this page and on the event site sent in your Important Information for Attendees email, participants have access to an Excel version of the schedule that 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 resident presentations be conducted?​
A2: ​We will be using the Zoom meeting platform and presenters will share their screen and run the presentation from their own device. The limits of Zoom functionality only allow the use of PowerPoint "presenter view" if the presenter has dual screens. Conference hosts will be supporting and facilitating the meeting sessions. Opportunities to self-test the Zoom platform and practice sharing presentations is available HERE. This link is available 24/7 and unstaffed. Note that other participants may be coming and going from the same room. There will also be another opportunity to test your setup the day of the meeting at the staffed help desk in the Resident Track Zoom Meeting main room.

Q3: How will attendees access and remotely attend the conference?​
A3: ​Participants will receive an email with the conference schedule and instructions and links, tech specifications and connectivity tips, and conference etiquette from [email protected] 48 hours before the event begins. Two links from the event site page will be utilized for the duration of the meeting.  One will be used for the CE webinar presentations and the other for all resident presentations (morning and afternoon SAME meeting link). Participants will be able to freely navigate between resident presentations at any time by choosing the breakout room with the name of the track they wish to attend.

Q4: Do you need volunteers to help moderate the resident presenter sessions? What are the tasks? Do I have to be tech fluent?
A4: We have asked RPD/RPC and preceptors to help as track facilitators for part of their attendance time to insure 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 should have been contacted.  If you were not or would like to moderate now, you can sign yourself up HERE. Shift lengths vary from 1.25-2 hours to cover 4-6 resident presentations. Detailed moderator guidelines are available for review under the event site Presenter/Moderator Resources button. but the duties are simple: facilitate presentation order, keep room on time, monitor chat/facilitate Q and A at end, make provided announcements at end of session. You do not need to be fluent in Zoom.  As a co-hosts, you will be able to mute participants if needed and in the rare case of a technical failure with the resident’s device, may need to screen share their slides for them. Instructions for tech are in the moderator guide.

Q5: Will there be Preceptor Development topics for CE?
A5: Yes! We have three timely topics and have secured national and local engaging speakers that address the development needs of established preceptors and our residents/fellows and preceptors-in-training. The topic ideas came from prior conference attendees. ACPE CE has been obtained for these sessions. The resident presentation sessions are not approved for CE.