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2024 Risk Management and Legal Issues in the Pharmacy Academy Meeting - Registration Page

The Risk Management and Legal Issues in the Pharmacy Academy Meeting is a partnership between The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy, the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy and other contributors that aims to provide an overview of some key legal issues faced by academic pharmacy administrators.
This page serves as the registration and payment site for the event. Upon registering here, coupons will be distributed to the contact person indicated in this registration. Then the individuals attending the meeting may register on the program's LMS site which will include more programming details.
This event features speakers and panels that will provide an overview of some key legal issues frequently faced by academic pharmacy administrators. Sessions will review strategies for addressing issues, and resolutions and interactive law sessions with application-based cases will be delivered by content experts. The topics will focus on legal issues impacting recruitment, experiential education, contracts and partnerships with outside organizations, FERPA and HIPAA rules and regulations, business offices, residency contracts, and more. Attendees will be able to discuss current legal issues in higher education, evaluate legal issues facing higher education administrators in colleges/schools of pharmacy, and formulate strategies for continued legal preparedness of academic administrators in schools of pharmacy.
The format of the meeting was developed so that every key stakeholder at your institution can attend. The program includes in-person attendance, online live broadcast, and all sessions will be recorded for later on-demand viewing. This way, institution leaders can attend the sections most relevant to their work. The format allows for a small group of in-person attendees along with a larger group who may view the content via live broadcasts and recordings.

  • Institutional Registration (recommended): Institutional Registration includes up to 4 in-person registrations and an additional 16 online registrations with a total of 20 participants. This registration allows all key administrators to attend the topics that are most relevant while key leaders attend in person for a more comprehensive experience. 
    • Rate: $3900 before March 1, $4400 after March 1
  • Individual Registration:  Individual registrations are available allowing one person access to content. 
    • Rate: $1200 before March 1, $1500 after March 1

Who Should Attend:
  • Deans (CEO, Associate, Assistant)
  • Chief of Staff
  • Business and budget staff
  • Experiential Education/Preceptor
  • Student Affairs
  • Residency 
  • Recruitment
  • Legal Counsel/Legal Affairs
  • Department Chairs

The goal of the meeting is to provide context on critical risk management topics that should lead to college policy and procedure meetings upon returning to participants' respective campuses.

Date: May 20, 2024 12:00 PM - May 21, 2024 09:00 AM



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Registration closes on May 20, 2024 12:00 AM

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Content Summary

Employment Law 
Learning Objectives
  • Discuss higher education employment law issues by reviewing past and current legal cases that impact employment in colleges of pharmacy.
  • Examine the risk management and legal issues on the topics of employee harassment, sexual harassment and potential college liabilities.
  • Discuss employment law and risk management in regard to faculty and staff employee reviews, promotion and tenure.
Key Takeaways
Participants will review court cases and issues regarding risk management around employment law.  Colleges of pharmacy make hundreds of human resources decisions each year impacting the lives of employees as well as the institution.  Reviews in areas of harassment, sexual harassment, relationships, promotion, tenure, compensation, and other areas resulting in legal risk and lawsuits.  Content will provide participants concepts to bring back to their campus aiding in the review of their own human resources policies and procedures.

Learning Objectives
  • Discuss best holistic admissions practices among colleges of pharmacy given the current recruitment landscape
  • Examine risk management and legal uncertainties surrounding technical standards in pharmacy school admissions
  • Determine strategies to navigate the admissions processes better after the Harvard decision
Key Takeaways
Participants will garner ideas, tools, and suggestions from legal and academic pharmacy experts and other participants. The session will challenge participants to update their admissions policies and procedures, devise a list of recruitment dos and don’ts, and enhance their awareness of the evolving admissions legal environment.

Academic Freedom
Learning Objectives
  • Examine the role institutional missions have on academic freedom.
  • Discuss balancing academic freedom and its implications on research
  • Review best practices for maintaining academic freedom with current world affairs.
Key Takeaways
Participants will hear reviews of court cases on academic freedom and research in relation to the college’s mission and oversight institutions.  Research and academic freedom are cornerstones of the academy, yet new pressures on freedom exist. This session will challenge participants to review their institution’s policies and procedures, educate college faculty and students, and develop strategies for preserving academic freedom.

Student Conduct
Learning Objectives
  • Discuss potential legal implications and mitigation strategies for unprofessional conduct during experiential education.
  • Examine the legal implications student impairment may have on conduct and dismissal decisions.
  • Discuss the importance of having professionalism standards and the legal implications for unprofessional conduct. 
Key Takeaways
Participants will hear perspectives from legal and academic experts regarding student conduct issues.  The session will include guidance for reviewing and updating professionalism standards and codes of conduct, unprofessional conduct and impairment implications on experiential education and potential grounds for dismissal.

Artificial Intelligence
Learning Objectives
  • Discuss legal and ethical challenges of artificial intelligence use among schools and colleges of pharmacy
  • Review potential legal implications and risk mitigation strategies relative to artificial intelligence and patient care
  • Evaluate the complexities of using artificial intelligence in clinical and translational research
Key Takeaways
Participants will hear from and discuss with legal and academic pharmacy experts about artificial intelligence and potential legal implications in three distinct areas. The teaching and learning perspective will guide the promotion of innovation with integrity by asking participants to examine and revise appropriate academic and other policies. The healthcare perspective will allow participants to deliberate the appropriate patient care use of artificial intelligence for optimal health outcomes while avoiding discrimination or tort. From the research arena, participants will dive deeper into complexities like intellectual property, regulatory affairs, and other ethical matters.

Legally Permissible Admissions and Recruiting
Learning Objectives
  • Discuss the major recent changes in the federal judicial landscape for college admissions
  • Discuss key risk management and legal issues surrounding acceptable recruiting policies for staff and students
  • Discuss the key legal differences between a private institution and a public institution when making admissions and faculty recruiting decisions
Key Takeaways 
Participants will hear from and discuss with legal and academic pharmacy experts about legally permissible admissions and recruiting practices around the country. With multiple competing priorities when recruiting students and faculty, speakers will discuss concepts and principles that should guide policies and procedures ensuring the college stays within the boundaries of the law. Discussions will focus on specific state and legal cases such as Harvard, UNC, private school perspectives, and California statutes. 

Date: 05/20/24 12:00 PM - 05/21/24 08:00 PM

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