Satellite Symposia Proposal Requirements

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Companies interested in holding a satellite symposium must complete and email their Satellite Symposia Application. Applications for submission opened April 7, 2014. All email submissions must include the following items:

  • Completed application form
  • Authorization letter from underwriter on underwriter's letterhead authorizing the company to serve as their agent
  • Speaker’s resume
  • $1,000 deposit
  • Proposed budget

These items must be received the same day the application is submitted. Proposals must also adhere to the ASCP Satellite Symposia Guidelines and the following criteria: Pharmacists should be the primary target audience for educational activities. A pharmacist should be involved in the planning process to determine activity content. Multidisciplinary activities are acceptable if activity is of sufficient relevance to pharmacy.

Needs Assessment: ASCP requires that a needs assessment be conducted and submitted with the application materials. In this analysis, the gap in quality patient care and/or pharmacist knowledge should be identified. A plan for assessing the outcomes of the education at the learning and/or performance/behavior level must also be included.
Presentation Balance: Activities will provide for an in-depth presentation with fair, full disclosure and equitable balance. Appropriate topics shall be distinguished from topics that are promotional or appear to be intended for the purpose of endorsing either a specific drug or commercial product. Faculty are expected to openly disclose any off-label, experimental, or investigational use of drugs or devices in their presentations.
Speakers: All proposed speakers must be qualified to present information on the topic identified for presentation. Speakers identified in the proposal should be contacted and notified of their possible participation in a satellite activity prior to the proposal submission. Curriculum vitae or resume for each speaker must be included in the completed application. Failure to submit this information may delay the approval of your application.
Continuing Pharmacy Education: All symposia must offer continuing pharmacy education. Accreditation of these activities must be provided by an ACPE-accredited provider of continuing pharmacy education.

Approval and Confirmation

All applications are subject to ASCP approval. Confirmation of meeting space/room assignments will be made by ASCP directly to the applicant. Confirmation of assigned day, time, and location will be sent via email. Applications are processed on a first-come, first-served basis, and based on availability. Slots will be confirmed within 6 weeks after receipt of application.

Time Slot

Friday, November 7, 2014, 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Fees

Slot: $15,000
Slot + Accreditation:  $20,000*


A $1,000 deposit made payable to ASCP is required for all activities submitted. Fee includes:

  • Meeting room (rooms will be released to the sponsoring company upon receipt of payment of the balance of the symposia fee).
  • One complimentary set of preregistrant mailing labels for use in the activity announcement mailing.
  • *Accreditation of activity by ASCP (includes provision of an activity number, review of all activity materials, reporting of participants' CPE attainment to ACPE and NABP via the CPE Monitor system, and summary of activity evaluations and comments).

All costs associated with speakers, food, beverages, marketing, and audiovisual equipment will be the responsibility of the applicant.

Questions? Call Jessilyn Dechevalier at 703-739-1316 x-148 or via email at jdechevalier@ascp.com.

Complete the Application

To complete the application process for Satellite Symposia, send an email to symposia@ascp.com. Your email should contain the following attachments:

  • Completed application form (PDF)
  • Authorization letter from underwriter on underwriter's letterhead authorizing the company to serve as their agent
  • Speaker’s resume
  • Proposed budget

The checks for the $1,000 deposit should be made payable to:

ASCP Satellite Symposia Application
1321 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

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