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New Opportunities for Pharmacists

Monday, April 24, 2017  

The American Society for Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP) will host the eagerly anticipated 2017 ASCP Forum at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Virginia starting on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 6:00pm ET. The third-annual Forum is a one-and-a-half-day business discussion for all stakeholders in post-acute and long-term care. The meeting theme is “empowering pharmacists to go beyond.” Attendees will gain insight from industry trailblazers affecting long-term post-acute care pharmacy today, including the Forum’s keynote speaker, Congressman Buddy Carter, a former ASCP member and long-term care pharmacy operator, who will offer his perspective on the health care landscape.

Collegium Pharmaceutical, GeriMed, Inc., Managed Health Care Associates, Inc. (MHA), PharMerica, and Smith Drug Company are platinum sponsors for the event. Surescripts is a gold supporter, and Omnicell is a breakfast supporter. Silver Sponsors include Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Cardinal Health, Inc., and Innovatix, LLC. Forum exhibitors include: ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc., Allergan, Inc., Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Cardinal Health, Inc., CPESN USA, Drug Enforcement Administration, GeriMed, Inc., GeriScriptRx, Inovatix, LLC, MHA, MedCall, MED-PASS, Inc., OmegaLTC, Omnicell, PharMerica, QS/1, Sunovion, Surescripts, SDS Rx, Smith Drug Company, and SoftWriters, Inc. The exhibit hall will be open for attendees on May 3 from 9:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. and on May 4 from 8:30 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.

There is still an opportunity to join the 2017 ASCP Forum. Online registration is available at

The American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP) is the only international professional society devoted to optimal medication management and improved health outcomes for all older persons. ASCP's members manage and improve drug therapy and improve the quality of life of geriatric patients and other individuals residing in a variety of environments, including nursing facilities, sub-acute care and assisted living facilities, psychiatric hospitals, hospice programs, and home and community-based care. ASCP is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of CPE. An application‎ for accreditation has been made to the Canadian Council on Continuing Education in Pharmacy (CCCEP). Learn more at Press Contact: Christine Polite, 703-739-1300, ext. 134,

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