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Senior Care Pharmacy Shines at APhA Annual Meeting

Thanks to support from the ASCP Foundation, ASCP was able to exhibit at the APhA Annual Meeting in Seattle, Washington from March 22-24 and spread the word about senior care pharmacy. APhA meeting attendees who visited ASCP’s booth were especially interested in learning how to become board certified in geriatric pharmacy, how to join ASCP, and about ASCP’s antimicrobial stewardship programs.

ASCP also hosted a Geriatric Pharmacy Boot Camp in conjunction with the meeting from March 21-22. The Boot Camp debuted new live streaming technology, which was a huge success. Nearly half of the Boot Camp attendees participated live in Seattle, and the other half participated remotely in “real time” from all over the country. These programs, which helped advance the profession and ultimately improve the lives of older adults, were made possible in part through the generous support of the ASCP Foundation.

HelpWithMyMeds.org Featured at SXSW

The ASCP Foundation featured HelpWithMyMesds.org as part of the Wellness Expo at the 2019 South by Southwest (SXSW) cultural event in Austin, Texas, from March 9-10. In its second year, the SXSW Wellness Expo was created to bring thousands of consumers interested in healthy living together with companies in the health and wellness industry. The Expo featured two days of demonstrations, fitness classes, and healthy food and drink samples at the Palmer Events Center. Attendees, including older adults, caregivers, and interested family members, came to the HelpWithMyMeds.org booth to learn more about the Senior Care Pharmacist Directory and the role a pharmacist can play in their medication management.

Upcoming BCGP Webinars

All ASCP webinars feature expert speakers and offer the most up-to-date material on geriatric conditions and practices. ASCP’s prestigious BCGP webinars are advanced clinical webinars on the treatment and monitoring of medication needs in older adults, regardless of practice setting. BCGP recertification credits and continuing pharmacy education credits (CPE) are offered for all BCGP webinars. ASCP's BCGP webinars are supported in part through a generous grant from the ASCP Foundation. Learn more about upcoming webinars at ASCP.com/webinars.

Congratulations Diamond Pharmacy Services!

The American Society of Consultant Pharmacists Foundation (ASCP Foundation) is pleased to announce that the 2018 Herb Langsam Pharmacy Provider Services Award has been conferred to Diamond Pharmacy Services for their distinguished “Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (ASP).” Bestowed annually by the Foundation, the Herb Langsam Pharmacy Services Award acknowledges a pharmacy organization that is an exemplary provider of pharmacy services.

Diamond, established in 1970 as a provider of retail pharmacy services, has grown into the nation’s largest correctional pharmacy provider and Pennsylvania’s largest independently owned long term care pharmacy.

To learn more about Diamond Pharmacy and the Herb Langsam Pharmacy Provider Services Award, click here.

2018 ASCP Foundation Pharmacy Hero Fundraiser - National Harbor, MD

Donate to the ASCP Foundation and be a champion promoter of healthy aging.

The ASCP Foundation’s annual fundraiser will be held in conjunction with the 2018 ASCP Annual Meeting in National Harbor, MD. Donations will be accepted online or on-site at the meeting. Make a donation to the Foundation, and get recognized as an “Everyday Pharmacy Hero” on our hero wall in the exhibit hall. All supporters who donate $25 or more, are invited to the Foundation booth to sit for a caricature that illustrates their true Pharmacy Hero persona. Make your tax deductible donation today and help support education and awareness of Consultant Pharmacy practice as we foster appropriate, effective and safe medication use in older adults.

The ASCP Foundation Board of Trustees is Seeking Volunteer Leaders.

Submit your application to sit on the Board of Trustees and help us further our mission to foster appropriate, effective, and safe medication use in older persons. Current openings for the new term, beginning November 1, 2018 include:

Selection criteria will include leadership and senior care experience; written responses to questions posed on the application; and other factors that indicate that a candidate is uniquely qualified to serve. Share your passion for senior care pharmacy and help drive strategic priorities for the Foundation. For complete details, view the candidate application today!

Senior Care Pharmacist Directory Launched April 30, 2018

ASCP's new Senior Care Pharmacist Directory launched to the public on April 30, 2018. The directory allows older adults, caregivers, and health care service providers to search by state for a senior care pharmacist. YOU can help support safe and effective medication therapy management in the community. Click here to search for a senior care pharmacist in your area to help manage your medications. Click here if you're a pharmacist who wants to add your name to the directory.

2017 ASCP Annual Meeting Was Picture Perfect

The 2017 ASCP Annual Meeting and Exhibition provided the ideal venue for the ASCP Foundation to spend time with Society members, share their passion for the practice of senior care pharmacy, debut the new website, and raise awareness for their mission. To further the work of the Foundation, a “Headshot” fundraiser was held during exhibit hours. Approximately 100 attendees donated and participated in the activity. A big thank to you to everyone that helped make this a fun and successful event.

ASCP Foundation Approves Educational Grant to American Society of Consultant Pharmacists

The Foundation is pleased to support several major Society educational initiatives that will provide resources to senior care pharmacists to enable them to improve patient care and optimize outcomes. Focused on growing the practice and workforce development, here are just a few of the exciting initiatives that will be supported by the grant:


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ASCP Annual Meeting

The ASCP Annual Meeting and Exhibition is the largest gathering of consultant and senior care pharmacists.


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Awards

Applications are being accepted for the 2018 Herb Langsam Pharmacy Provider Services Award

Bestowed annually, this award recognizes a pharmacy organization that is an exemplary provider of pharmacy services to residents and patients dwelling in the post-acute, long-term care, assisted living, or community settings. Award recipients are proven to provide innovative solutions to improve the quality of pharmacy services and care to the most vulnerable patient populations. Deadline for application submission is July 31, 2018. Learn more about the eligibility requirements and apply now.

The 2018 Herb Langsam Pharmacy Provider Services Award recipient is Diamond Pharmacy Services.