Speakers Announced for Boot Camp on Geriatric Pharmacy

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 20, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP) announced that they will be running a two-day workshop on geriatric pharmacotherapy from March 19-20, 2016 at the Crowne Plaza Los Angeles in Los Angeles, CA. The ASCP Certified Geriatric Pharmacist (GCP) Exam Preparation and Recertification Boot Camp is designed for pharmacists who want further training in complex geriatric pharmacotherapy cases, pharmacists who wish to become board certified in geriatric pharmacy, and for current CGPs who are in need of recertification credits.

The 2016 ASCP CGP Boot Camp will help attendees to recognize the spectrum of aging through a discussion of physiological, socioeconomic, and pharmacokinetic changes, and the challenges these aspects of the aging process pose to making effective treatment decisions. The workshop will provide advanced pharmacotherapy cases as well as reviews of existing regulation to prepare attendees for the CGP examination. March 2016 speakers include:

  • Nancy Nkansah, PharmD, MBA, BCPS

Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy
University of California at San Francisco School of Pharmacy

  • Kelechi C. Ogbonna, PharmD, CGP

Assistant Professor, Geriatrics
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy

  • Emily P. Peron, PharmD, MS, BCPS, FASCP

Assistant Professor, Geriatrics
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy

  • Thomas R. Clark, RPh, MHS, CGP

Executive Director

Commission for Certification in Geriatric Pharmacy

  • Scott Martin Vouri, PharmD, MSCI, BCPS, CGP, FASCP

Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice
St. Louis College of Pharmacy

  • Keith A. Swanson, PharmD, CGP

Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice
University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy

  • Ericka L. Crouse, PharmD, BCPP, CGP, FASHP

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Psychiatry
Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center

  • Evan Sisson, PharmD, MSHA, CDE, FAADE

Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacotherapy and Outcomes Science
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy
For more information on the event or to register, visit ascp.com/cgpbootcamp.
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. Learn more at www.ascp.com.

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