RxA’s PD Conference FAQs

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GENERAL

Why is RxA hosting a virtual conference? 

Hosting a virtual conference is the best way to provide professional development to our members while maintaining their safety and the safety of their communities.

I am unable to take the whole day off work. Can I register for specific sessions or a half-day?  

Logistically, we are not able to provide that option this time. We only have full conference registration available.

How much does it cost to attend the virtual conference?  

For RxA Pharmacist Members, the registration fee for the upcoming virtual Fall conference will be $50 + GST.

University of Alberta students in their 4th year and with an RxA Student membership can register for a discounted price of $25 + GST.

I’m not an RxA member, can I still attend the conference?

At this time, our conferences are RxA member-exclusive events. Information about becoming an RxA member can be found here.

Why is there a registration fee for a virtual conference? Shouldn’t it be free? 

Even though the conference will be run virtually, there are still costs associated with hosting an event relating to speakers, technical assistance, and the event platform/website itself.

Is there a limit to how many people can attend? 

No! That’s one of the benefits of having a virtual conference; no limit on space. 

SESSIONS

Is there still a choice of concurrent sessions to attend? 

Yes, there will be two time slots on Saturday, September 25th that contain concurrent sessions. Learn about your options for concurrent sessions, and all plenary sessions, here.

How long are the concurrent sessions?  

Concurrent sessions are 60 minutes long, including Q&A time.

Will CCCEP credits be available for conference sessions? 

Yes, you will get CCCEP credits for the sessions you attend. This upcoming conference is pending CCCEP accreditation for 6.0 CEUs.

VIRTUAL EVENT

What kind of technology or software is required to participate in the virtual conference?

The virtual conference is best experienced on a laptop or desktop device. Though it is responsive and compatible with tablets and smartphones, they will allow for a view-only experience and do not allow full use of the interactive site features.

Any major, modern browser is supported, which includes Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, and Microsoft Edge. Internet Explorer is not supported.

When will I receive login instructions for attending the virtual event?

You can expect to receive an email (via the email you used to register) the week of the event. It will contain log-in instructions and access to the virtual conference website. Please test your login to ensure that you can log in to the site before the event dates.

Note: If you attended our Spring Conference in March, or any other event using PheedLoop, your login email/password will be the same as then.

EXHIBITOR HALL

Will there be an exhibit hall? 

Yes, there will be a virtual exhibit hall! The event platform allows for virtual engagement and networking at virtual booths, including interactive live chat tools so exhibitors can interact with attendees and showcase their products. 

My company would like to be an exhibitor – how does that work? 

We have lots of space and opportunities for exhibitors. If you are interested in joining the Exhibit Hall, please contact jody.johnson@rxa for more details.


If you have further questions, please email rxa@rxa.ca

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