ASCP Certified Geriatric Pharmacist

Exam Preparation & Recertification

Boot Camp IconYou're Invited

The ASCP Certified Geriatric Pharmacist Exam Preparation & Recertification Boot Camp is a two-day workshop with advanced training to help prepare pharmacists for board certification examination, and also to offer recertification credits to CGP credentialed pharmacists.

The 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 one, day two, or both days of the Boot Camp.

Board certification demonstrates superior knowledge and expertise beyond a licensed pharmacist.

Certification credentials may be useful in qualifying for a promotion with a current employer or in obtaining a job with a new employer.

Boot Camp IconAudience

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

Boot Camp IconLogistics

March 19-20, 2016
Crowne Plaza Los Angeles - International Airport
Los Angeles, CA

Agenda

Day 1: Saturday, March 19

  • 7:40am - 5:45am

    Registration

  • 7:45am - 8:40am

    Breakfast & Networking

  • 8:40am - 8:45am

    Welcome & Introductions

  • 8:45am - 9:30am

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Recognize the physiological heterogeneity of the older adult population
    2. Recognize the spectrum of aging from healthy aging to frailty
    3. Compare and contrast age-related physiologic changes versus pathophysiologic changes in older adults
    4. Evaluate the impact of age-related pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic changes on drug disposition in older adults
    5. Apply the knowledge of physiologic changes associated with aging to the clinical use of medications, including PK/PD changes

    Nancy Nkansah, PharmD, MBA, BCPS

  • 9:30am - 10:15am

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Discuss the range of socioeconomic status in today’s older adult population and how this impacts access to health care in older adults
    2. Compare and contrast the disparities in health status between older adults with low socioeconomic status and those with higher socioeconomic status
    3. Select appropriate tools (assessment, technology, communication) to assist with the provision of pharmaceutical care
    4. Provide input to other members of the interdisciplinary team based on assessment of socioeconomic barriers to care
    5. Develop a plan of care based on assessment of different aspects of socioeconomic status (ie. medication adherence, level of care)

    Nancy Nkansah, PharmD, MBA, BCPS

  • 10:15am - 10:30am

    Break

  • 10:30am-11:15am

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Identify factors that can influence communication with older adults
    2. Identify barriers that can interfere communication with older adults
    3. Describe strategies to avoid or manage communication barriers

    Kelechi C. Ogbonna, PharmD, CGP

  • 11:15am -12:15pm

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Define the term “Beers’ criteria”
    2. Identify risk factors for inappropriate medication use in older adults
    3. List medications considered to be potentially inappropriate for use in older patients and identify safer alternatives
    4. Discuss evidence showing that inappropriate medication use results in poor health outcomes in older adults
    5. Describe strategies that pharmacists can use to improve the quality of medication use in older adults

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

  • 12:15pm - 1:15pm

    Lunch

  • 1:15pm - 1:45pm

    Preparing for the Exam

    Thomas R. Clark, RPh, MHS, CGP

  • 1:45pm - 2:30pm

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Define common geriatric syndromes seen in the elderly
    2. Develop approaches to caring for patients experiencing geriatric syndromes and special problems
    3. Discuss how drug therapy may cause or exacerbate geriatric syndromes
    4. Recommend and assess both drug and non-drug interventions for geriatric syndromes and special problems

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

  • 2:30pm - 3:15pm

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Identify appropriate assessment instruments to use for a given set of symptoms or patient complaints
    2. Identify a variety of screening and assessment tools (e.g., mini-cog exam, Katz index of activities of daily living, geriatric depression scale, and others)

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

  • 3:15pm - 3:30pm

    Break

  • 3:30pm - 4:30pm

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Develop and apply systems for the following:
      - Medication reconciliation during transitions of care
      - Identification of risk factors for Adverse Drug Event (ADE) or medication incidents/ errors
      - Prevention of ADE or medication incidents/ errors
    2. Recognize iatrogenic conditions (e.g., healthcare associated infections, falls, pressure ulcers, medication-induced conditions)
    3. Develop strategies to prevent or resolve iatrogenic conditions

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

  • 4:30pm - 5:45pm

    Case Series: Identifying & Resolving Drug-Related Problems

Day 2: Sunday, March 20

  • 7:40am - 5:45am

    Registration

  • 7:45am - 8:40am

    Breakfast & Networking

  • 8:40am - 8:45am

    Welcome & Introductions

  • 8:45am - 9:45am

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Describe the pharmacist’s role in the use and interpretation of laboratory tests
    2. Use commonly ordered laboratory tests in chronic disease management to provide the best clinical care and consultation to older patients
    3. Understand the alternative strategies to monitor organ function, particularly renal function
    4. Use laboratory results to effectively guide therapeutic drug monitoring

    Keith A. Swanson, PharmD, CGP

  • 9:45am - 11:15am

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Interpret recent guidelines and clinical data regarding the management of dyslipidemia, hypertension, and stroke prophylaxis in patients with atrial fibrillation
    2. Select appropriate treatment goals for older adults with hypertension and dyslipidemia
    3. Examine the impact of common adverse effects observed with cardiovascular pharmacotherapy in the older adult
    4. Evaluate the potential role of emerging and recently approved therapies

    Evan Sisson, PharmD, MSHA, CDE, FAADE

  • 11:15am - 12:15pm

    Lunch

  • 12:15pm - 1:45pm

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Discuss recent guideline changes regarding the management of diabetes in older adults
    2. Compare and contrast newly approved and established treatment options for type 2 diabetes
    3. Design an appropriate treatment plan to achieve patient specific goals of therapy
    4. Discuss recent evidence regarding the cardiovascular safety of therapies used to manage diabetes

    Evan Sisson, PharmD, MSHA, CDE, FAADE

  • 1:45pm - 2:00pm

    Break

  • 2:00pm - 3:30pm

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Identify signs and symptoms of major depression in high risk elderly patients
    2. Differentiate the pharmacologic treatments for geriatric depression
    3. Describe the treatment approach for cognitive symptoms in dementia
    4. Develop a plan for the management of behavioral disturbances in patients with dementia

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

  • 3:30pm - 3:45pm

    Break

  • 3:45pm -5:15pm

    Learning Objectives:
    1. List the common causes of mental status changes seen in older adults with delirium
    2. Select appropriate treatment for targeted symptoms in delirium
    3. Identify the key monitoring parameters for antiepileptic drugs
    4. Evaluate a given antiepileptic regimen in an older adult for efficacy and toxicity

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

  • 5:15pm - 5:45pm

    Clinical Topics on the Horizon

Speakers

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, Pharm.D., MSHA, CDE, FAADE
Associate Professor
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy

Accreditation

Continuing Pharmacy Education

ACPE

The American Society of Consultant Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education 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 April 20, 2016). 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.

Day 1

ACPE UAN:

0203-0000-15-015-L01-P
7.5 Contact Hours

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this application-based activity, the participant should be able to:

  • 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.
  • Define and discuss the Beers criteria, including a list of potentially inappropriate medications and risk factors of inappropriate medication use in older adults.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Develop strategies that senior care pharmacists can use to improve quality of treatment and medication use in older adults.

Day 2

ACPE UAN:

0203-0000-15-045-L01-P
7.5 Contact Hours

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this application-based activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Review the process of interpreting lab values in the senior population, with a focus on differentiating when and when not to initiate medication treatment.
  • Discuss updated cardiovascular treatment guidelines, including new data on the appropriate use of medications for dyslipidemia, hypertension, and atrial fibrillation in older adults.
  • Discuss updated patient-specific treatment guidelines and the role of new agents for endocrine disorders such as diabetes mellitus in the older adult.
  • Differentiate and discuss treatment options for psychiatric conditions affecting the elderly, including dementia, behavioral disturbances, and depression.
  • Discuss appropriate ways to manage and monitor medication use for the treatment of delirium and other neurological disorders in the older adult.

Register Now!

  • PLEASE NOTE: If you attended the 2015 CGP Bootcamp, held in Baltimore July 31 and August 1, you can NOT receive CPE or CGP recertification credits for this encore Bootcamp meeting.
  • Due to the educational nature of this program, children under the age of 18 are not permitted in the meeting/session room. This policy is established to avoid disruptions during the programming, reduce liability, and help maintain ASCP’s professional learning environment.

Registration payment information:

  • Registration includes CCGP's Self-Assessment Exam, a $99 value.
  • ASCP accepts American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa
  • Please note: You will receive an email confirmation when payment is processed.
  • All refund requests must be made in writing and postmarked no later than February 26, 2016. A $100 cancellation fee per registrant will be charged. No cancellations will be refunded after February 26, 2016.

Hotel Information

Hotel reservations should be made directly through the Crowne Plaza Los Angeles - International Airport using their online registration site, or by calling 1-800-315-3700. Please mention ASCP Boot Camp when booking to get our reduced meeting rate of $129. ASCP's reduced rate room block deadline is Friday, February 26, 2016.

Registration Rates
Full Boot Camp (2 Days)
$550 ASCP Members
$825 Non-Members
Single Day Registration
$300 ASCP Members
$450 Non-Members

Space is limited.

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.