Conference FAQs

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GENERAL

When and where will the conference take place?          

The Fall Professional Development Conference will be held in person at the Sheraton Cavalier Calgary Hotel on September 16-17, 2022.

How can I participate in this conference?

You can participate in the Fall PD Conference either in person in Calgary or via live streaming.

When will registration open?

Registration is now open. RxA members may register online via the Registration tab on the conference main page.

When is the registration deadline?

The registration deadline, for both in-person and live streaming, is September 09, 2022.

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. Only full two-day conference registration is available.

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

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

IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE

How much does it cost to attend the PD Conference In Person?

  • RxA Pharmacist Member: $375 + GST
  • RxA 4th Year Student Member: $150 + GST

What does the cost of my registration include?

You will receive a name badge when you arrive on site. With your name badge, you have access to attend all plenary sessions, concurrent sessions, the Annual General Meeting, and the Welcome Reception. Meals are also included with your conference registration cost.

Does the registration fee include travel costs for the conference?

All travel costs, including air and hotel accommodations, are the responsibility of the attendee. See below for details on hotel accommodations through the conference venue.

Do I need to wear a mask at the conference hotel?

Masks are optional. You can bring your own or we will have disposable masks and hand sanitizer available at the registration desk.

LIVE STREAMING

How much does it cost to live stream the PD Conference?

  • RxA Pharmacist Member: $275 + GST
  • RxA 4th Year Student Member: $110 + GST

What does the cost of my registration include?

You will have access to live-streaming Zoom links for the plenary and other non-concurrent sessions as well as conference materials via the conference platform.

What is live streaming?

Live streaming is when a conference presentation is sent over the Internet in real time. This means that you will have the opportunity to view five conference presentations in via Zoom from your computer. They will be streamed live at the times indicated on the agenda and can only be viewed once.

What sessions are available for live streaming?

The plenary and non-concurrent sessions – one on Friday and four on Saturday – will be available to be live streamed. Concurrent sessions will not be available.

Are sessions available for on-demand viewing?

No. On-demand, meaning the capacity to view sessions at a later time, is not available for this conference. Sessions will be streamed promptly as per the times indicated on the agenda and cannot view after the specified time.

SESSIONS

Is there a choice of concurrent sessions to attend? 

Only in-person attendees will have the opportunity to choose concurrent sessions on Saturday, September 17. Live streaming will not include access to concurrent sessions.

How long are the concurrent sessions?  

All concurrent sessions are 60 minutes long, including time for Q&A.

Will CCCEP credits be available for conference sessions? 

Yes, you will get CCCEP credits for the sessions you attend. In-person attendees can earn up to 7.0 CCCEP CEUs and members who live stream can earn up to 5.0 CEUs.

ACCOMMODATIONS

How do I make a hotel reservation?

A discounted group rate has been secured for the conference dates for reservations made prior to September 6, 2022. Details on hotel booking are provided in the registration confirmation.

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (AGM)

When is RxA’s AGM?

Preceding the Fall Professional Development Conference, RxA will be holding the Annual General Meeting (AGM) at 7:00 pm on Friday, September 16, 2022.

How do I attend the AGM?

For full details and to register for ONLY the AGM please visit the AGM page. If you wish to register for the AGM and the full PD conference, please register via the link on Conference main page.

EXHIBITOR HALL

Will there be an exhibit hall? 

Yes, there will be an exhibit hall where exhibitors can interact with attendees and showcase their products. 

My company would like to participate as 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 regan.wing@rxa.ca for more details.

Registration Deadline for Exhibitors: September 2, 2022.


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

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