ASCP’s Certified Geriatric Pharmacist Exam

Preparation & Recertification Boot Camp

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Are you a licensed pharmacist looking to become Board certified as a Certified Geriatric Pharmacist (CGP)? Or are you a current CGP studying for your recertification examination? If so, then ASCP's boot camp is designed for you!

Employers and payers are increasingly seeking pharmacists who have demonstrated clinical competence beyond the basic requirement of a pharmacist license; geriatric expertise is especially valued and a good investment for the future. ASCP’s CGP Exam Preparation & Recertification Boot Camp will get you up to speed, and ready to sit for your board exam, whether it’s your first time or you’re recertifying.

Meeting Information

This meeting was held on July 17-18, 2014 at the Oak Brook Hills Resort Chicago
 in Oak Brook, IL. Please check back soon for information on possible future Boot Camps.

Audience

  • Certified Geriatric Pharmacists who wish to earn 15 CPE credits toward CGP recertification
  • Certified Geriatric Pharmacists retaking the exam for recertification*
  • Pharmacists preparing for the CGP examination for initial geriatric pharmacy certification
  • Pharmacists looking for general CPE credit focused on geriatric pharmacy

*Remember, the CGP exam changed with new content as of January 2014.

This application-based activity is designed for pharmacists who are interested in preparing for taking the Certified Geriatric Pharmacist Credential Examination, for pharmacists who are already Certified in Geriatric Pharmacy and who are interested in getting recertification credits.

Schedule*

Day 1  (7.5 CPE hours)

7:00 am – 7:45 am Check-in
7:45 am – 8:45 am Breakfast
8:45 am – 9:45 am Biology of Aging
Faculty: Nancy Nkansah, PharmD, MBA, Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy, University of California, San Francisco, CA
9:45 am – 9:50 am Break
9:50 am – 11:20 am Socioeconomics of Aging
Faculty: Nancy Nkansah, PharmD, MBA, Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy, University of California, San Francisco, CA
11:20 am – 11:30 am Break
11:30 am – 12:30 pm Educating Older Adults on Appropriate Medication Use
Faculty: Nancy Nkansah, PharmD, MBA, Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy, University of California, San Francisco, CA
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm Generalized Treatment Approach to the Geriatric Patient (Part I)
Faculty: Tia Kostas, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Section of Geriatrics, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
3:30 pm – 3:40 pm Break
3:40pm – 4:40 pm Generalized Treatment Approach to the Geriatric Patient (Part II)
Faculty: Tia Kostas, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Section of Geriatrics, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
4:40 pm – 4:45 pm Break
4:45pm – 5:45 pm Application to Case Studies & Discussion Questions
Moderator: Holly M. Holmes, MD, Associate Professor, Department of General Internal Medicine, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Day 2 (7.5 CPE hours)

7:15 am – 8:15am Breakfast
8:15 am – 9:15 am What is Geriatric Assessment?
Faculty: Scott Martin Vouri, PharmD, Assistant Professor, St. Louis College of Pharmacy, St. Louis, MO
9:15 am – 9:20 am Break
9:20 am – 10:20 am Understanding Geriatric Syndromes
Faculty: Carla Bouwmeester, PharmD, BCPS , Assistant Clinical Professor, Northeastern University , Boston, MA
10:20 am – 10:30 am Break
10:30 am – 12:00 pm Monitoring Pharmacotherapy in Older Adults
Faculty: Carla Bouwmeester, PharmD, BCPS , Assistant Clinical Professor, Northeastern University , Boston, MA
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Population Specific Activities for the Geriatrics Pharmacist
Faculty: Scott Martin Vouri, PharmD, Assistant Professor, St. Louis College of Pharmacy, St. Louis, MO
3:00 pm – 3:10 pm Break
3:10 pm – 4:10 pm Pathophysiology of Aging
Faculty: Carla Bouwmeester, PharmD, BCPS , Assistant Clinical Professor, Northeastern University , Boston, MA
4:10 pm – 4:15 pm Break
4:15 pm – 5:15 pm Application to Case Studies & Discussion Questions
Moderator: Holly M. Holmes, MD, Associate Professor, Department of General Internal Medicine, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

*Meeting schedule and speakers are subject to change without notice.

Learning Objectives

Day 1:

  1. Recognize the spectrum of aging from healthy aging to frailty
  2. Compare and contrast age-related physiologic changes versus pathophysiologic changes in older adults
  3. Discuss the range of socioeconomic status in today’s older adult population and how this impacts access to health care in older adults.
  4. Compare and contrast the disparities in health status between older adults with low socioeconomic status and those with higher socioeconomic status.
  5. Utilize health literacy concepts as the foundation in providing patient/caregiver education regarding the therapeutic options for a given disease state, including expected benefits and potential barriers
  6. Explain the changes in pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics that should be considered when determining a treatment plan
  7. Discuss the team approach to geriatric care and the role of the patient/caregiver as a member of the interdisciplinary team

Day 2:

  1. Compose and review a complete medication history, paying attention to potentially inappropriate medications (PIMs) and other medications which can contribute to geriatric syndromes and conditions
  2. Explain the term “geriatric syndromes” and identify the most common syndromes seen in the older adult population.
  3. Develop a patient-specific plan for monitoring safety, effectiveness and quality of life
  4. Implement a patient-specific monitoring plan including assignment of responsibility
  5. Apply the finding of biomedical information (primary literature and guidelines) to the care of older adults.
  6. Develop and apply strategies to improve patient safety in older adults.   
  7. Discuss current pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment recommendations.

CPE Information

ACPE UANs

  • Day 1: 0203-0000-14-040-L04-P   7.5 Credit Hours
  • Day 2: 0203-0000-14-041L04-P   7.5 Credit Hours
  • Activity Type: Application-based

Requirements to Obtain CE
To receive continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credit, participants must attend the activity in its entirety and evaluate the activity on the ASCP Professional Development CEnter. No partial credit will be given. To access the evaluation, participants must enter the CPE code for the educational activity attended. The CPE codes will be announced during the program 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 MMDD of birth and unique CPE Monitor identifier number on their member or guest profile of the ASCP Website.

Continuing Pharmacy Education
The American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. The application-based activity (0203-0000-14-040-L04-P) is approved for 7.5 contact hours and the application-based activity (0203-0000-14-041-L04-P ) is approved for 7.5 contact hours. Pending approval from the FL Board of Pharmacy and Alabama State Board of Pharmacy. 

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