What is the difference between a moderator and an evaluator?

Evaluators attend the presentation and provide feedback to the presenter immediately following their presentation.

Moderators introduce the speaker, time presentations and provide overall facilitation of each session. 

How do I volunteer as a moderator or evaluator? 

Please send an email to camille.doty@stjude.org indicating your preference of moderating or evaluating. You will be contacted before the conference. No previous experience is required.

Will I be scheduled to moderate or evaluate during my resident's presentation?

Attempts will be made to arrange your session so you are able to attend your resident's session.

What is the deadline to volunteer and submit any preference or special request?

March 19, 2018

How will I find out when I am scheduled to serve as a moderator or evaluator?

The schedule for presenters, moderators and evaluator assignments will be posted on the website approximately 1 week in advance of the conference. You will also be contacted via email. Preceptors serving in one of the roles are encouraged to attend the Moderator/Evaluator session on Thursday. Additional information will be available at the registration table. 

What if I commit and my plans change?

We understand. Please let us know the name of the alternate preceptor from your program who will serve as your replacement. It is important that you send an email to camille.doty@stjude.org in advance of the conference.

How do I obtain my CE credits for attending the conference?

All presentations are given a Universal Activity Number (UAN). You will complete a UAN form for each day of the conference noting the UAN for presentations attended. Sheets are turned in at the registration table at the end of each day. For all participants who completed a UAN form and provided their personal e-Profile ID (NAPB ID) number on it, a complete record of credits can be found on the Mycpemonitor.com website within three weeks of the conference.  No paper certificates are mailed. 

Where do I park?

If you are utilizing your own vehicle to gain entry to the St. Jude campus, you will receive a parking pass via email.  Please place it on the dash of your car for St. Jude Security to see. You may park in any garage (there are 3) or any open parking space that is outlined in yellow. Spaces outlined in white are reserved for patients. All campus parking is FREE. 

What are the abstract guidelines?

Please read the abstract guidelines here.

What are the presentation guidelines? 

Please read the presentation guidelines here.

Where and when can I load my presentation?

Beginning Monday, April 9, you may email your COMPLETE and FINAL presentation to camille.doty@stjude.org. NO CHANGES may be made once your presentation has been emailed. Note: If you submit your presentation via email prior to the conference, you may not load at the conference. Emailed presentations are FINAL. Early submission will save you time the morning of your presentation!

If you do not email your presentation prior to April 16th at 10:00 am (CST), you will load the day of your presentation. Thursday presenters may load Thursday, April 19th, from 8:30-9:45am. Due to time constraints at the conference, we are unable to accept any Thursday presentations after 9:45 am. Friday presenters may begin loading Thursday, April 19th, from 5:30-7:00. We are unable to accept any presentations to load after 7:00 pm. If you are presenting Friday and are unable to load Thursday evening, you may load Friday morning from 6:30-7:30. Arriving as early as possible for presentation loading is greatly appreciated!

What happens if I go over my presentation time?

Your presentation will be timed by a moderator. The rule of thumb is 12 minutes for presentation and 3 minutes for questions, totaling 15 minutes. You will be asked to conclude if your time exceeds 15 minutes.

HopeNet Wireless Internet Access

The St. Jude HopeNet offers St. Jude patients, families, visitors, and guests a secure Internet connection so they can check personal emails, surf the web, connect to social media, and utilize external VPN services from anywhere on campus.

How do I connect?

  1. Open the appropriate wireless connection window on your device and select HopeNet.

    • Microsoft Windows PC users: Open the Windows Control Panel and select the Windows Network and Sharing Center. Select HopeNet from the list of available options.

    • Mac users: Click the Network icon on the System Preferences page and select HopeNet.

    • Apple Tablets and Smartphones: From the Settings application, select Wi-Fi and select HopeNet.

    • Android Smartphones: Open the Wireless & Network Settings screen and select HopeNet.

  2. Once the HopeNet network is chosen, your device should automatically open to the HopeNet Terms & Conditions.  The wi-fi connection will be complete once the terms and conditions are accepted.  

How secure is my Internet session?

Even though there are security measures in place to provide some level of protection while using HopeNet, devices can still be exposed to viruses.

It is your responsibility to provide anti-virus protection and configure your device to provide appropriate security settings. St. Jude cannot and will not take responsibility for damages incurred for incorrect, insufficient or incomplete security settings; or lack of adequate anti-virus protection.

How do we submit presentation evaluations?

This year, presentation evaluations will be submitted by QR code ONLY.  A QR code will be provided for each session.

Before the conference, please download a QR Reader or Scanner to your smartphone. These can be found by searching your smartphone app store. Any free QR Reader or Scanner should work. You will choose the speaker's name from a list and complete the evaluation for that presenter. There will be space provided for comments. Evaluation summaries will be emailed to presenters shortly after the conference. A hard copy may be provided upon request. It is advisable to bring your phone charger as your phone battery may drain quickly. There will be a limited number of charging stations available. 

Instructions for downloading and using a QR Scanner

You may have seen a QR (quick response) code while shopping in a grocery store or browsing the internet. QR codes look similar to bar codes, but are square instead of rectangular and are made up of pixelated boxes instead of simple vertical lines. If you have a smartphone, you can scan a QR code.

Step 1
Download a QR code app to your smartphone, if you don't have one. Open your App Store, Market, Marketplace or App World application (for the iPhone, Android, Windows Mobile and BlackBerry platforms, respectively).

Step 2
Search for "QR code reader," or “QR code scanner” and then download and install a free app. The app should be named something to the effect of "QR Code Scanner" or "QR Scanner." There are paid versions of these kinds of apps, but the free ones work just as well.

Step 3
Open the QR code reader on your smartphone. A new window should open with a square in the middle of it. 

Step 4
Hold your device over a QR Code so that it’s clearly visible within your smartphone’s screen. Two things can happen when you correctly hold your smartphone over a QR Code.
1.    The phone automatically scans the code.
2.    On some readers you have to press a button to snap a picture, not unlike the button on your smartphone camera.

Step 5
Your smartphone then reads the code and navigates to the intended destination, which may or may not happen instantly. It may take a few seconds to load. 

MidSouth Pharmacy Residents Conference QR codes are unique for each session. Please be sure to scan the correct code for each session to ensure you have access to the appropriate presenter pool.

Who provides my feedback?

Feedback is officially provided by the Evaluator who is assigned to each room and session. You will also receive emailed copies of electronic audience evaluations completed for you. 

What is the Social Event?

Thursday, April 19th, from 5:30-7:00 p.m., there will be a reception in the Atrium of the Marlo Thomas Center. Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served. This will be great time for networking.



William L. GreeneBS, PharmD, BCPS, FASHP
Chief Pharmaceutical Officer
Member, Pharmaceutical Department
Office:  (901) 595-3686

Camille Doty
Administrative Manager, Pharmaceutical Services
MidSouth Pharmacy Residents Conference Coordinator
Office: (901) 595-4191

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Pharmaceutical Services
262 Danny Thomas Place, Mail Stop 150
Memphis, TN 38105-3678
Fax: (901) 595-3111

Program Planning Committee

Alison Apple, BS, PharmD, MS; Methodist University Hospital, Memphis
Kelly Bobo, PharmD; LeBonheur Children’s Hospital, Memphis
Kristie Gholson, PharmD; North Mississippi Medical Center, Tupelo
William Greene, PharmD; St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis
Ben Gross, PharmD; Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy, Nashville
Marilyn Lee, PharmD; Regional Medical Center, Memphis
Shawn McFarland, PharmD; VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, Murfreesboro
Scott Malinowski, PharmD; University Medical Center, Jackson
Jennifer Pauley, PharmD; St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Alicia Perry, PharmD; HCA Management Services, Nashville
Leigh Ann Ross, PharmD; University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy, Jackson
Joe Swanson, PharmD; University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy, Memphis
Casey White, PharmD; Cookeville Regional Medical Center, Cookeville