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Frequently Asked Questions

2021

Q: Will there be an in-person Mountain States Conference in 2021?
A: No. The committee is concerned for the safety of our residents and preceptors. Based on an assessment of feedback from programs across the Mountain States, many have eliminated or reduced travel budgets for 2021. In place of an in-person meeting, we will be hosting a virtual event where residents can present their research.

Q: How much with the online version of Mountain States Conference cost?
A: The registration for the virtual event will be at a significantly reduced price of $35 per participant. You can register here.

Q: What is the format for the 2021 Mountain States Conference?
A: The conference will run over two half days. Multiple virtual presentation rooms will be running simultaneously for residents to present their research and for other attendees to answer questions live. A keynote presentation will be included.

Q: What platform will be used for the virtual conference?
A: The conference will use a virtual platform. Residents will have an opportunity to log in the day before the conference to ensure their technology works for their presentation.

Q: What are the expectations of the resident presenters and attendees?
A:  Each resident will present their research for a maximum of 15 minutes. AV moderators will provide "1-minute remaining" and "stop" notices to each speaker. At that point, audience members are encouraged to ask questions. Audience members will then complete online evaluations for each presenter. Attendees are asked to keep their microphones muted during presentations.

Q: What are the expectations of the program directors?
A: RPDs are asked to require their residents to attend as many presentations as possible throughout the day. Program directors should guide their residents to complete online evaluations for all presentations they attend. Resident evaluations will be emailed to RPDs to review with their residents following the conference.

Q: Will C.E. be offered for this event?
A: No.

Q: Additional Questions?
A: Please contact the conference coordinator prior to the conference with any additional questions at MountainStatesRx@hsc.utah.edu or Shantel.Mullin@hsc.utah.edu.

 
2022

Q: How do I get there?
A: The University of Utah is located on the east foothills of Salt Lake City. General directions to the University of Utah are found at http://www.utah.edu/directions/. Maps to the University of Utah Health campus are found at http://map.utah.edu/. Our website and e-program have additional maps for the conference buildings and rooms. If you are using GPS, the address for the College of Pharmacy is 30 South 2000 East, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112.

Q: What do I wear?
A: The conference dress is business attire. Residents are expected to dress for their presentation as they would for any regional or national conference. Other attendees are encouraged wear what they would normally wear to work.

Q: What materials will you provide?
A: In an effort to be green, we will provide a summary paper schedule when you register, but we hope you will be able to easily access all other conference materials online. Complimentary Wi-Fi will be available for you to access the program on the “UGuest” network. A free mobile application will be available. The full e-program and web-app contain additional conference information including all presentation abstracts. Conference attendees will receive download instructions by email.

Q: What are the expectations of the resident presenters?
A: We ask each resident to bring 15 copies of their final 1-page handout for the room moderator to pass out to audience members. Each resident will present their research for a maximum of 15 minutes. AV moderators will provide "1-minute remaining" and "stop" notices to each speaker. At that point, audience members are encouraged to ask questions. Audience members should then write their feedback on evaluation forms provided in each room. These evaluation forms will be collected and returned to the program directors at the end of the day. All attendees are asked to be in their selected presentation room before the presentation start time so the moderator can close the doors and start each presentation on time.

Q: What are the expectations of the program directors?
A: RPDs are asked to encourage their residents to attend as many presentations as possible throughout the day. On Friday, RPDs can pick up speaker evaluations and certificates for their residents.

Q: Additional Questions?
A: Please feel free to contact the conference coordinator prior to the conference with any additional questions you may have at either MountainStatesRx@hsc.utah.edu or Shantel.Mullin@hsc.utah.edu. While at the conference, the University of Utah’s pharmacy residents are happy to provide suggestions for local dining and activities for those planning to stay after the conference.

Q: How do I provide feedback about the conference?
A: Attendees will receive a link to an electronic evaluation following the conference. We greatly appreciate your attendance and look forward to your feedback. We plan to use this information in planning for the next Mountain States Conference!