2021 VIRTUAL Northwestern States Residency Conference
Friday, May 21, 2021 | 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM PDT
Abstract submission details

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 opportunities to receive teaching and training advice from locally and nationally recognized speakers. There will be keynote presentations on preceptor development for residents, preceptors-in-training, and preceptors. We are also exploring adding networking sessions.

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 –5:30 pm – Keynotes/Preceptor Development Sessions, Resident and Fellow Presentations, and Breaks

Registration* - will be open 04/17/2020
*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 have the ability to navigate between meeting presentation tracks on their own via breakout rooms once admitted to the Zoom meeting. Presenters and track facilitators will be emailed separate instructions for presentation by screen share via Zoom and will be offered two opportunities the week before the event for a tech check. Online attendance instructions and the final schedule with links will be emailed from [email protected] 48 hours before the event begins.

Continuing Education
The NWSRC Committee is exploring available state and ACPE approval options for obtaining CE for part or all of the conference sessions. Our ability to do so is dependent on certification rules and restrictions. Updates on CE approval status will be shared on this website and with registrants.

Resident Abstracts Submission Due 3/22/2021, Final Changes by 5/7/2021
Click HERE for more details on how to submit your Abstract online. Abstracts are not required to have final results prior to submission. Abstracts as received by 5/7 will be posted to the conference website for attendee viewing. Residents may continue to resubmit updated abstracts through 6/11 for final publication in Pacific University’s Common Knowledge.   Residents please turn your slides into your RPD no later than May 15th.

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: When will the schedule of topics and presenters be available?
A1: The committee has to receive and review all abstracts to make track assignments. We anticipate sending the draft schedule to RPDs on Friday 4/16. RPDs will have until Friday 4/30 to submit any corrections or major conflicts. We anticipate the final schedule will be published for all participants by Friday 5/7.

Q2: How will 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 mode" if the presenter has dual screens. Conference hosts will be supporting and facilitating the meeting sessions and remotely checking in speakers the morning of the conference. Opportunities to test out the platform and practice sharing presentations will be available the week before the conference but is not required. An orientation video and signups for the optional "tech check" will be sent to all registered presenters on 5/7. 

Q3: How will attendees access and remotely attend the conference?​
A3: ​Participants will receive an email with the conference schedule and instructions, link and password details, tech specifications and connectivity tips, and conference etiquette from [email protected] 48 hours before the event begins. Participants will be able to navigate between tracks during breaks. We will be asking RPD/RPC and preceptors to commit to serving as a track facilitator for part of their attendance time to insure that presenters receive preceptor critiques in addition to feedback from resident/fellow peers. An orientation video for track facilitators and signups will be sent to all registered RPD/RPC and preceptors in late April and mid-May if assistance is still needed.​ A conference orientation video and optional "tech check" opportunity will be sent to all registrants the week of the conference. 

Q4: Will residents still submit their slides even if the conference is virtual?
A4: Yes. We will still be collecting slides via the RPDs for three reasons: 1) so RPDs can review and approve the final presentations consistent with their site standards and the published NWSRC guidance, 2) so we have slides available as a fail-safe for the facilitator to display in case the presenter cannot share their screen, and 3) to meet the best practices of professional conferences and CE certification. The tentative deadline for slides is one week before the conference date. RPDs-If your site has policies against releasing slide originals, please message one of the conference chairs.

Q5: Will there be Preceptor Development topics for CE?
A5: Yes! We are actively working on topics and engaging speakers that address the development needs of established preceptors and our residents/fellows and preceptors-in-training. We are starting with ideas submitted from prior conference attendees. The NWSRC Committee is exploring available state and ACPE approval options for obtaining CE for these sessions. Updates on CE approval status will be shared on this website and with registrants.