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June 9-13, 2012 – Baltimore, Maryland

2012 ASHP Summer Meeting

Management Case Study
Submission and Format Guidelines
Management Case Studies are 20-minute platform presentations followed by a 10-minute question and answer period. ASHP is seeking management case studies in specific topic areas: • Informatics • Leadership / Administration • Medication Safety • Clinical Conundrums This document will assist you in the preparation of your submission for a Management Case Study (MCS). The number of accepted management case studies will be limited and it is anticipated to be a highly competitive process. Each primary author is allowed only one submission. Due to ACPE Standards regarding active learning, a standard format will be required for final slide presentations which will utilize the learning objectives and self-assessment questions that you prepare for your submission. Thank you for your interest in presenting at the 2012 ASHP Summer Meeting!

For assistance with preparing learning objectives and self-assessment questions, visit: http://www.ashp.org/menu/Education/OnlinePrograms.aspx and select ‘Education’ from the drop-down menu

What is a Management Case Study?
Introduction • The case study method was pioneered by the Harvard Business School in the early 1900s and still stands as a popular and effective teaching strategy in business education. • • The case method relies on information about people and events in a true-to-life situation that represents a problem to be analyzed. Every case has unique features, but all cases have a common objective – the development of analytical skills through problem identification, evaluation, and recommendations for solutions.

What is the objective of a Management Case Study? The primary objective of a management case presentation is to teach the audience administrative decision-making skills (i.e., how to approach a similar situation, evaluate alternatives, and propose a recommended action plan). How long is a Management Case Study? Management Case Studies (MCS) are 30-minute oral presentations describing the administrative problem, planning, and implementation of a new system or program, or other examples of applied pharmacy management. Presenters are provided 20 minutes for a case study and 10 minutes for questions, answers, and discussion with the audience. Who attends Management Case Study sessions? Management Case Studies are very popular with experienced pharmacy managers and supervisors, but the audience may also include a variety of other practitioners.

Above all, the audience is expecting to learn take-home strategies to apply to their current practice.

GUIDELINES FOR COMPLETING YOUR ABSTRACT PROPOSAL PRIMARY AUTHOR The person entering the information online is the Primary Author and will be responsible for providing the required information to any other authors. We define the "Primary Author" as the leading author and the primary presenter. The submitting author's name will automatically appear first on the citation and the abstract, and it is their contact information that will be printed on the published version of the abstract. Duplicate abstracts on the same topic from one author or institution will not be accepted. The presentation itself must not differ from the original accepted title and abstract content. It is understood that an author of the abstract (preferably the Primary Author) will be at the meeting to present the Management Case Study (MCS). ADDITIONAL AUTHORS Each submission may have up to three (3) authors – the Primary Author and two (2) additional authors. The Primary Author should check to make sure that all authors are included and in the order they will appear on the abstract and citation. BODY OF ABSTRACT • •

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All fields must be completed. Abstracts must be an analysis of the sequential steps involved in planning and implementing an administrative task, resolving a particular problem, or other examples of...
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