ASCP's 2018 Annual Meeting & Exhibition Registration Now Open
Calling all heroes! ASCP opened registration for the eagerly anticipated 2018 Annual Meeting & Exhibition. ASCP’s 49th Annual Meeting will take place November 1-4, 2018 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland. The meeting theme is “Senior Care Pharmacists: Health Care Heroes.”
2018 Boot Camp BCGP Prep Package
By purchasing ASCP's BCGP Prep Package, you will receive 9 courses that focus on geriatric pharmacotherapy and have the chance to earn up to 20 continuing pharmacy education credits. Each course contains a study guide with medication charts, slide handouts, recordings from the live event and a 10-question post-test. That's 90 extra questions to help you practice for the exam! For more information and to purchase the prep package, click here.
Transitions of Care Webinar Series
ASCP’s new Transitions of Care (TOC) Webinar Series will consist of four webinars over the next 6 months that will focus on different aspects of TOC, including advanced practice models, billing, clinical interventions for chronic disease states, and end of life care. Real world speakers will discuss their hands-on experience and provide you with realistic strategies from different settings that will apply to many practices. The Transitions of Care Webinar Series is supported by a grant from the ASCP Foundation.
New! Geriatrics 101 Now Available
Over 10 hours of online CPE covering the foundational knowledge needed to appropriately assess and monitor medication therapy in older adults. Topics include: Biology of Aging, Socioeconomics of Aging, Geriatric Syndromes and Special Problems, Evaluating the CYP2D6 Polymorphisms and Drug Interactions, Communicating With Older Adults and Motivational Interviewing, and more. Learn more today.
Senior Care Pharmacist Directory
The ASCP Foundation's new online Senior Care Pharmacist 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.
$9/month BCGP Recertification
ASCP’s prestigious Senior Care Seminar Series is a series of advanced clinical webinars on the treatment and monitoring of medication needs in older adults, regardless of practice setting. BCGP recertification credit is offered for all Senior Care Seminar Series webinars. BCGP webinars are $9 per month for ASCP Members.
CMS Medicare Final Rule Update
On Tuesday, April 3rd, CMS released the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services Final Rule for Medicare Advantage and the Prescription Drug Benefit Program for Contact Year 2019. After the draft Proposed Rule was released in late 2017, ASCP sent CMS a comment letter focusing on several key areas of the document. We have prepared a summary of our comments and CMS’ responses in the Final Rule. Read all about it here, where you will click on "Comment Letters" and read about it under April 2018.