2018 Fall Specialty Conference and BCPPS Prep Course
September 13-16, 2018
Sheraton Philadelphia University City
Philadelphia, PA

Learner's Page

PPAG-Made-Easy. This is your one-stop shop for everything PPAG Meeting related. Below you will find some frequently asked questions and answers. Have a question you'd like to add to this page? Email us at membership@ppag.org.

Quick Links:

Link for Fall 2018 Meeting CE attestation

Conference Announcements:

  1. Thanks to our Exhibitors. Please visit the exhibit books in the pre-function area during Exhibit Hours.
  2. Bring a sweater or jacket!! Hotel temperature control is notoriously difficult. Frequently changing the number of people in conference rooms makes it very difficult to keep a steady temperature. You'll be more comfortable if you bring a jacket. Heck, we will allow blankets, too!  
  3. Wear comfortable shoes. Yes, a lot of the time you will be sitting and learning. However, we will be touring the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, which has a large footprint. You may be on your feet for a few hours during the tour
  4. ​There is not an App for this conference. This website will be your main communication center for the Conference.


Can I print/access the full meeting schedule?

Yes! Here are a few links for you:

BCPPS Review Course: Printable Schedule-at-a-Glance (PDF) 
Hematology/Oncology and Nutrition/GI Printable Schedule-at-a-Glance (PDF) 

Can I print/access session handouts with learning objectives?

Yes! Session handouts are available online. Each handout is a printable PDF. You can pick and choose which handouts you need for the conference. Please click on the link below to access your handouts.

Session Handouts (HMTL)

Hematology/Oncology and GI/Nutrition Objectives (PDF)

BCPPS Review Course Objectives(PDF)

Can I obtain the recordings of the Hematology/Oncology and Nutrition/GI  CE and BCPPS sessions? 

Yes. During the conference, we will be posting unedited versions of the conference sessions. Please go to: https://www.ppag.org/?pg=FM18_Recordings

What is the Conference Code for the WiFi connection in the Conference Rooms?

Network Name: Sheraton_EVENT
Password: University

Remember you also have complimentary WiFi in your guest room! The network name is the same throughout the hotel. 

How do I get Continuing Education (CE) Credit?

In order to receive CE credit, you must do two things: (1) Fill out the Conference CE Attestation Form and (2) Fill out the session evaluations for EACH session that you attend. The evaluations serve two purposes: (1) to validate your participation in the session, and (2) to provide valuable feedback for our speakers and a program planning committees. The Session Evaluations are online. You may (and are encouraged to) access the evaluations throughout the Annual Meeting as you attend sessions.

Conference CE Attendance Attestation Evaluations (HTML). In order to receive credit, you must fill out the form by SEPTEMBER 30, 2018

Session Evaluations

I signed up for the BCPPS Recertification bundle(s). How do I get BCPPS Recertification credit?

If you signed up for BCPPS credit, post-tests will be emailed to you after the Annual Meeting.  Once you have passed the Post-Tests and the testing window closes, PPAG will report your credit to BPS. All of your tests and scores will be stored on the PPAG system. What if did not pre-register for BCPPS Recertification bundle(s). Is it too late to register? No, it is not too late to register. You can register and pay for the bundles onsite. Come by the registration desk for more information and to pay the additional fee.

Can I get more information about the PPAG Service Project: Garrett's Toy Drive for Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

When Jenni and Matt Helms' son passed away in October of 2015 there was an outpouring of love and support from PPAG for the family. PPAG also solicited membership’s ideas in how to honor Garrett. In response PPAG started an annual toy drive in memory of Garrett Helms that will be held in conjunction with PPAG’s conferences. The toy drive this year will benefit Cincinnati Children's Hospital in Cincinnati. We strongly encourage you to bring a new toy or supplies to the conference.

Garrett had simple tastes and enjoyed match box cars, Minions, and Monsters, Inc, but feel free to bring anything allowed by Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and is easily packable for your travel. Thank you for your help in showing Matt and Jenni that Garrett is not only remembered but continues to be a positive force on this world. Children's Hospital of Philadelphia does have some rules around toy donation and a link for the types of things they need: https://www.chop.edu/centers-programs/child-life-education-and-creative-arts-therapy/donate-toys 

  1. Item must be new but not gift wrapped.
  2. New stuffed animals (Not used or slightly used)
  3. No Statues, figurines, or any permanent fixtures


​You may bring your toys to the registration desk or to the hospital tour. Each donation is much appreciated by PPAG, the local hospital, and most importantly the children!


How do we get to the Hospital tours?

Due to rainy conditions, we will be taking a bus to CHOP as a group. We will meet in the lobby of the hotel (time to be announced at the meeting).
So, I want to take a break from the Conference. What is there to do in Philadelphia? 
Here are just a few place to visit during your stay in Philadelphia. 
Unique things to do: 
  1. Mutter Museum 
  2. Philly Magic Garden
  3. Eastern State Penitentiary
  4. America’s Oldest Operating Theater @ Pennsylvania Hospital
  5. Mummer’s Museum
  6. Rocky statue / steps
  7. Mural tour
  8. Reading Terminal Market
  9. LOVE statue / park 

For the History Buffs:

  1. Liberty Bell
  2. Independence Hall
  3. Constitution Center
  4. US Mint
  5. Fireman’s Hall
  6. Museum of the American Revolution
  7. Betsy Ross House
  8. Elfreth’s Alley
  9. African American Museum
  10. National Museum of American Jewish History
Family Friendly:
  1. Philadelphia Zoo
  2. Please Touch Museum
  3. The Franklin Institute
  4. Franklin Square Park
  5. Adventure Aquarium (Camden, NJ)
  6. Sesame Place (Langhorne, PA) 

“Nerd” / “art” it up:

  1. The Franklin Institute
  2. Philadelphia Museum of Art
  3. The Barnes Foundation 



Our 2018 Fall Meeting Exhibitors

Friday, Sept 14 (1:00-4:00pm)
Saturday, Sept 15 (8:00am-12:00pm)


Calendar of Events

Upcoming Webinars

On-Demand Programs


Fall Conference