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.

Please Note: Registration for Friday, July 31 is now full. To be wait-listed, please email education@ascp.com.  A few seats are still availabe for Saturday, August 1.


Meeting Information

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


Registration

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.

Please Note: Registration for Friday, July 31 is now full. To be wait-listed, please email education@ascp.com.  A few seats are still availabe for Saturday, August 1.

All refund requests must be made in writing and postmarked no later than July 22, 2015. A $100 cancellation fee per registrant will be charged. No cancellations will be refunded after July 22, 2015.


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.
 

Audience

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


Schedule

July 31, 2015
Day 1 (7.5 CPE/CGP Recertification hours)
7:00-7:45am Registration
7:45-8:40am Breakfast & Networking
8:40-8:45am

Welcome and Introductions
Kelechi C. (K.C.) Ogbonna, PharmD, CGP 

8:45-9:30am Biology of Aging
Nancy Nkansah, PharmD, MBA
9:30-10:15am Socioeconomics of Aging
Nancy Nkansah, PharmD, MBA
10:15-10:30am Break
10:30-11:15am Communicating with Older Adults and Motivational Interviewing
K.C. Ogbonna, PharmD, CGP
11:15am-12:15pm Medication Error Identification and Medication Reconciliation
Nicole J. Brandt, PharmD, MBA, CGP, BCPP, FASCP
12:15-1:15pm Lunch
1:15-2:00pm Geriatric Syndromes and Special Problems
Scott Martin Vouri, PharmD, BCPS, CGP
2:00-2:45pm Physical and Functional Assessments in Older Adults
Scott Martin Vouri, PharmD, BCPS, CGP
2:45-3:00pm Break
3:00-4:00pm Patient Safety in Older Adults
Scott Martin Vouri, PharmD, BCPS, CGP
4:00-5:45pm Case Series: Identifying and Resolving Drug-Related Problems
All Faculty
5:45pm Adjourn for the day
August 1, 2015
Day 2 (7.5 CPE/CGP Recertification hours)
7:00-7:45am Registration
7:45-8:40am Breakfast & Networking
8:40-8:45am Welcome and Introductions
K.C. Ogbonna, PharmD, CGP
8:45-9:45am Interpreting Lab Values
Keith A. Swanson, PharmD, CGP
9:45-11:15am Cardiovascular Update
Dave L. Dixon, PharmD, AACC, FNLA, CDE, CLS, BCPS-AQ Cardiology
11:15am-12:15pm Lunch
12:15-1:45pm Endocrine Update
Dave L. Dixon, PharmD, AACC, FNLA, CDE, CLS, BCPS-AQ Cardiology
1:45-2:00pm Break
2:00-3:30pm Psychiatry Update
Jason Noel, PharmD, BCPP
3:30-3:45pm Break
3:45-5:15pm Neurology Update
Jason Noel, PharmD, BCPP
5:15-5:45pm Clinical Topics on the Horizon
K.C. Ogbonna, PharmD, CGP
5:45pm

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. 

Speaker Bios

Nicole J. Brandt, PharmD, MBA, CGP, BCPP, FASCP
Dr. Brandt is a professor of geriatric pharmacotherapy, pharmacy practice and science at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. At the University, she has expanded geriatric training opportunities and directed projects such as Medication Use Safety Training for Seniors and Assisted Living Medication Management and Safety. In addition, she completed a tenure at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services as a special technical director in the Nursing Home Survey and Certification working on interpretive guidance regarding medication management in nursing homes. She currently serves as President-Elect of ASCP and the President of the Maryland Chapter of the ASCP.

Dave L. Dixon, PharmD, BCPS, CDE, AACC, FNLA
Dr. Dixon is an assistant professor at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy. His practice sites include a university-based outpatient cardiology clinic and free clinic where he practices collaboratively with physicians to manage cardiometabolic disease. Dr. Dixon is a Fellow of the National Lipid Association and Associate of the American College of Cardiology.

Nancy Nkansah, PharmD, MBA, PhD
Dr. Nkansah is an associate professor of clinical pharmacy at the University of California, San Francisco. In addition to her teaching responsibilities, she provides patient medication reviews and consults in her community. Dr. Nkansah is an expert in primary care medicine, diabetes, obesity, and innovative fiscally sustainable medication management/medication therapy management services.

Kelechi C. Ogbonna, PharmD, CGP
CGP Boot Camp course editor, Dr. Kelechi Ogbonna, is an assistant professor at Virginia Commonwealth University. Dr. Ogbonna's responsibilities include didactic and experiential education in the area of geriatric pharmacy practice. Dr. Ogbonna's research focuses on community engagement, medication utilization, and healthy aging. Currently, Dr. Ogbonna serves as core faculty for the Richmond Health & Wellness Program.

Keith A. Swanson, PharmD, CGP
Dr. Swanson's practice is based in long-term care facilities in the Oklahoma City area, where he provides pharmacotherapy care services within a multidisciplinary team. Dr. Swanson is an associate professor of pharmacy practice at the University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy. He also holds an adjunct appointment in the Department of Geriatric Medicine in the College of Medicine at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Dr. Swanson is a past-president and current secretary/treasurer of the Oklahoma Chapter of ASCP and past-chair of the Geriatrics Special Interest Group of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. From 2008 through 2014 he served on the CGP Certification Exam Development Committee for the Certification Council for Geriatric Pharmacy.

Scott Martin Vouri, PharmD, BCPS, CGP
Dr. Vouri is an assistant professor at St. Louis College of Pharmacy and KL2 Career Development Awards Scholar at Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Vouri completed his PharmD at Butler University and MSCI at Washington University. Additionally, Dr. Vouri completed a PGY-1 residency at the Iowa City VA Medical Center and PGY-2 residency in Geriatrics at the Texas Tech University School of Pharmacy in Dallas, Texas.

Jason Noel, PharmD, BCPP

Dr. Jason Noel currently serves as the clinical pharmacist for the residential programs operated and funded by Maryland’s Developmental Disabilities Administration. He also serves in numerous statewide committees in Maryland, including the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Institutional Review Board and the Statewide Behavior Supports Committee. Dr. Noel is an Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Science and Continuing Education Administrator at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy.  


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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