2015 ASCP Certified Geriatric Pharmacist

Exam Preparation & Recertification Boot Camp

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Board certification is a way to demonstrate knowledge and expertise in geriatric pharmacy practice. It shows that the certified pharmacist has special expertise that is beyond that of a licensed pharmacist. The certification credential may be useful in qualifying for a promotion with a current employer or in obtaining a job with a new employer. The Commission for Certification in Geriatric Pharmacy (CCGP) offers a board certification examination in geriatric pharmacy practice. Pharmacists who meet the criteria and pass the examination are entitled to use the designation “Certified Geriatric Pharmacist” and put the initials CGP after their name.

The 2015 ASCP Certified Geriatric Pharmacist Exam Preparation & Recertification Boot Camp is a 2-day workshop with advanced training to help prepare pharmacists for board certification examination, and also to offer recertification credits to CGP credentialed pharmacists.

The 2015 CGP Boot Camp has been updated with more complex pharmacotherapy cases. The first day focuses on the exam content outline. Day 2 concentrates on advanced level pharmacotherapeutic cases in the high priority diseases identified in the CCGP content map. Attendees can register for day 1, day 2, or both days of the Boot Camp.

Meeting Information

July 31 - August 1, 2015
BWI Airport Marriott
Linthicum Heights, MD


Full Boot Camp (2 Days)
ASCP Members $550
Nonmembers $825
Single Day Registration
ASCP Members $300
Nonmembers $450

If you can only attend one day, we recommend day one for those preparing for the exam and day two for those interested in CGP recertification credits. Online registration will be open until July 28.

Hotel & Transportation

Hotel reservations should be made directly through the BWI Airport Marriott using their online registration site, or by calling 1-800-228-9290 or 410-859-8300. Please mention ASCP when booking to get our reduced meeting rate. ASCP's reduced rate room block deadline is now July 6.

The BWI Airport Marriott has a complimentary airport shuttle that will take your directly to the hotel from BWI Airport. Click here for further transportation options or directions.


The CGP Boot Camp is for pharmacists preparing to take the CGP board certification exam and CGPs who wish to receive recertification credits. 


July 31, 2015
Day 1 (7.5 CPE/CGP Recertification hours)
7:00-7:45am Check-in
7:45-8:45am Breakfast & Networking
8:45-9:30am Biology of Aging
9:30-10:15am Socioeconomics of Aging
10:15-10:30am Break
10:30-11:15am Communicating with Older adults & Motivational Interviewing
11:15am-12:15pm Medication Error Identification and Medication Reconciliation [Beers List, STOPP & START]
12:15-1:15pm Lunch
1:15-2:00pm Geriatric Syndromes and Special Problems
2:00-2:45pm Physical and Functional Assessments in Older Adults
2:45-3:00pm Break
3:00-4:00pm Population Health
4:00-5:45pm Case Series: Identifying and Resolving Drug-Related Problems
5:45pm Adjourn for the day
August 1, 2015
Day 2 (7.5 CPE/CGP Recertification hours)
7:00-7:45am Check-in
7:45-8:45am Breakfast & Networking
8:45-9:45am Interpreting Lab Values
9:45-11:15am Cardiovascular Update & Case
11:15am-12:15pm Lunch
12:15-1:45pm Endocrine Update & Case
1:45-2:00pm Break
2:00-3:30pm Psychiatry Update & Case
3:30-3:45pm Break
3:45-5:15pm Neurology Update & Case
5:15-5:45pm Clinical Topics on the Horizon

Adjourn for the day

Learning Objectives

Day 1

At the conclusion of this application-based activity, the participant should be able to:

  1. Recognize the spectrum of aging through a discussion of physiological, socioeconomic, and pharmacokinetic changes, and the challenges these aspects in the aging process pose to making effective treatment decisions.  
  2. Define and discuss the Beers criteria, including a list of potentially inappropriate medications and risk factors of inappropriate medication use in older adults.
  3. Define commonly seen geriatric syndromes and develop approaches to caring for these patients, including drug and non-drug therapy, and use of screening and assessment tools.  
  4. Employ the use of case studies and pharmacist-conducted motivational interviewing to identify drug-related problems and formulate rational interventions with an appreciation of potential communication challenges in older adults.  
  5. Develop strategies that senior care pharmacists can use to improve quality of treatment and medication use in older adults.  

Day 2

At the conclusion of this application-based activity, the participant should be able to:

  1. Review the process of interpreting lab values in the senior population, with a focus on differentiating when and when not to initiate medication treatment.
  2. Discuss updated cardiovascular treatment guidelines, including new data on the appropriate use of medications for dyslipidemia, hypertension, and atrial fibrillation in older adults. 
  3. Discuss updated patient-specific treatment guidelines and the role of new agents for endocrine disorders such as diabetes mellitus in the older adult. 
  4. Differentiate and discuss treatment options for psychiatric conditions affecting the elderly, including dementia, behavioral disturbances, and depression.
  5. Discuss appropriate ways to manage and monitor medication use for the treatment of delirium and other neurological disorders in the older adult. 

CPE Information

Certified Geriatric Pharmacist Exam Preparation & Recertification Boot Camp - Day 1
(ACPE UAN: 0203-0000-15-015-L01-P * 7.5 Contact Hours)

Certified Geriatric Pharmacist Exam Preparation & Recertification Boot Camp - Day 2
(ACPE UAN: 0203-0000-15-045-L01-P * 7.5 Contact Hours)

Activity Types: Application-based

The American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

To receive continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credit, participants must attend the activity in its entirety, complete the post-test with a grade of 70% or better, and evaluate the activity on the ASCP Professional Development CEnter within 30 days of the activity (by August 31, 2015). No partial credit will be given. To access the post-test and evaluation, participants must enter the CPE code for the educational activity. The CPE code will be announced during the activity introduction. ASCP reports CPE attainment to ACPE and NABP via the CPE Monitor system. It is the responsibility of the participant to provide their correct date of birth (MMDD) and NABP e-Profile ID on their member or guest profile on the ASCP Website. 

These activities have been approved by the Florida Board of Pharmacy for consultant pharmacist recertification credits. To earn consultant pharmacist recertification credit, you must attend an activity in its entirety. Credit cannot be granted for partial completion.  CE Broker Course Publishing Tracking #: 10-1654633.

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