GERIATRIC PHARMACIST BOOT CAMP

Boot Camp IconYou're Invited

The American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP) will host its next Geriatric Pharmacist Boot Camp in conjunction with the APhA Annual Meeting in Nashville, Tennessee from March 15-16, 2018.

Based on the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) Content Outline, this workshop helps participants either prepare for the 2018 exam or to refresh their knowledge of geriatric principles by working through practice skills and clinical case topics with other pharmacists and subject matter experts.

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 Geriatric Pharmacist Boot Camp is for pharmacists preparing to take the BCGP certification exam and for BCGPs who wish to receive recertification credits.

Boot Camp IconLogistics

March 15-16, 2018
Music City Center
201 Fifth Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37203

Extras, extras!

Flex Plan Recordings: Attendees who want to review the presented material have the option to purchase the workshop recordings for $99. These will be released in April 2018 and available for 6 months. If purchased, you will be automatically enrolled and notified. Please note that these recordings do not contain any extra CPE or BCGP credits.

BCGP Self-Assessment Exam: Attendees will receive a coupon to purchase the 3-month subscription of the Self-Assessment Exam for $20 USD (normally $89). You will receive an email with the coupon code once your Boot Camp payment is confirmed.

2018 BPS Test Dates

Spring 2018

The application window opens January 8, 2018 and closes March 16, 2018

The testing window is open between April 20, 2018 and May 6, 2018

Fall 2018

The application window opens May 7, 2018 and closes August 1, 2018

The testing window is open between September 21, 2018 and October 7, 2018

Please visit the BPS website for more information and to register!

Agenda

Please consider the schedule outline below when booking flight accommodations. You must attend the entirety of a session to receive CPE and/or BCGP credit. Partial credit will not be granted.

7:30 AM - 7:35 AM Introductions and Welcome
KC Ogbonna, PharmD, MSHA, BCGP
7:35 AM - 9:35 AM Cardiovascular Disorders in the Older Adult
Sandra Hrometz, PhD, BsPharm, BCGP
ACPE UAN: 0203-0000-18-004-LO1-P
Credits: 2.5 Contact Hours*
Activity Type: Application-Based
  • Determine therapeutic options for hypertension, hyperlipidemia, atrial fibrillation, anticoagulation and heart failure in the older adult.
  • Interpret cardiovascular clinical findings and incorporate functional status into therapeutic decision-making.
  • Resolve and/or prevent cardiovascular medication-related problems.
  • Apply cardiovascular therapy recommendations and person-specific goals to senior patient cases.
  • 9:35 AM - 9:45 AM Break
    9:45 AM -11:15 AM Endocrine and Exocrine Disorders in the Older Adult
    Kristin Zimmerman, PharmD, BCACP, BCGP
    ACPE UAN: 0203-0000-18-005-LO1-P
    Credits: 2.0 Contact Hours*
    Activity Type: Application-Based
  • Determine therapeutic options for diabetes, hypothyroidism and osteoporosis in the older adult.
  • Interpret endocrine and exocrine clinical findings and incorporate functional status into therapeutic decision-making.
  • Resolve and/or prevent endocrine and exocrine medication-related problems.
  • Apply endocrine and exocrine therapy recommendations and person- specific goals to senior patient cases.
  • 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM Lunch on your own
    12:30 PM - 2:30 PM Infectious Diseases in the Older Adult
    Spencer Durham, PharmD, BCPS-ID
    ACPE UAN: 0203-0000-18-006-LO1-P
    Credits: 2.5 Contact Hours*
    Activity Type: Application-Based
  • Determine therapeutic options for urinary tract infections, Clostridium difficle, immunizations and pneumonia in the older adult.
  • Interpret infectious clinical findings and incorporate functional status into therapeutic decision-making.
  • Resolve and/or prevent infectious disease medication-related problems.
  • Apply infectious disease therapy recommendations and person-specific goals to senior patient cases.
  • 2:30 PM - 2:40 PM Break
    2:40 PM - 4:40 PM Psychiatric Disorders in the Older Adult
    Ericka Crouse, PharmD, BCPP, BCGP, FASHP, FASCP
    ACPE UAN: 0203-0000-18-007-LO1-P
    Credits: 2.5 Contact Hours*
    Activity Type: Application-Based
  • Determine therapeutic options for depression, anxiety, sleep disturbances and substance abuse in the older adult.
  • Interpret psychiatric clinical findings and incorporate functional status into therapeutic decision-making.
  • Resolve and/or prevent psychiatric medication-related problems.
  • Apply psychiatric therapy recommendations and person-specific goals to senior patient cases.
  • 4:40 PM - 4:50 PM Break
    4:50 PM - 5:50 PM Biostatistics and Literature Review
    Scott Vouri, PharmD, MSCI, BCPS, BCGP, FASCP
    ACPE UAN: 0203-0000-18-008-LO1-P
    Credit: 1.5 Contact Hours*
    Activity Type: Application-Based
  • Evaluate primary literature and interpret calculations.
  • Review study design and components of clinical trials.
  • Evaluate the relevance of clinical practice guidelines to senior care.
  • Apply the findings of research to the care of older adults.
  • 7:30 AM - 7:35 AM Introductions and Welcome
    KC Ogbonna, PharmD, MSHA, BCGP
    7:35 AM – 9:35 AM Neurologic Disorders in the Older Adult
    Ericka Crouse, PharmD, BCPP, BCGP, FASHP, FASCP
    Emily Peron, PharmD, MS, BCPS, BCGP, FASCP
    ACPE UAN: 0203-0000-18-009-LO1-P
    Credits: 2.5 Contact Hours*
    Activity Type: Application-Based
  • Determine therapeutic options for delirium, dementia, Parkinson’s disease, seizures and pain in the older adult.
  • Interpret neurologic clinical findings and incorporate functional status into therapeutic decision-making.
  • Resolve and/or prevent neurologic medication-related problems.
  • Apply neurologic therapy recommendations and person-specific goals to senior patient cases.
  • 9:35 AM – 9:45 AM Break
    9:45 AM – 11:15 AM Respiratory Disorders in the Older Adult
    Keith Swanson, PharmD, BCGP
    ACPE UAN: 0203-0000-18-010-LO1-P
    Credits: 2.0 Contact Hours*
    Activity Type: Application-Based
  • Determine therapeutic options for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, allergic rhinitis and sleep apnea in the older adult.
  • Interpret respiratory clinical findings and incorporate functional status into therapeutic decision-making.
  • Resolve and/or prevent respiratory medication-related problems.
  • Apply respiratory therapy recommendations and person-specific goals to senior patient cases.
  • 11:15 AM – 12:30 PM Lunch on your own
    12:30 PM – 2:30 PM Genitourinary & Renal Disorders in the Older Adult
    Scott Vouri, PharmD, MSCI, BCPS, BCGP, FASCP
    Emily Peron, PharmD, MS, BCPS, BCGP, FASCP
    KC Ogbonna, PharmD, MSHA, BCGP
    ACPE UAN: 0203-0000-18-011-LO1-P
    Credits: 2.5 Contact Hours*
    Activity Type: Application-Based
  • Determine therapeutic options for renal considerations and adjustments, benign prostate hyperplasia, urinary incontinence and erectile dysfunction in the older adult.
  • Interpret genitourinary and renal clinical findings and incorporate functional status into therapeutic decision-making.
  • Resolve and/or prevent genitourinary medication-related problems.
  • Apply genitourinary and renal therapy recommendations and person-specific goals to senior patient cases.
  • 2:30 PM – 2:40 PM Break
    2:40 PM – 4:10 PM Gastrointestinal Disorders in the Older Adult
    Keith Swanson, PharmD, BCGP
    ACPE UAN: 0203-0000-18-012-LO1-P
    Credits: 2.0 Contact Hours*
    Activity Type: Application-Based
  • Determine therapeutic options for diarrhea, constipation, gastroesophageal reflux disorder, nausea, vomiting and anemia in the older adult.
  • Interpret gastrointestinal clinical findings and incorporate functional status into therapeutic decision-making.
  • Resolve and/or prevent gastrointestinal medication-related problems.
  • Apply gastrointestinal therapy recommendations and person-specific goals to senior patient cases.
  • 4:10 PM – 4:15 PM Wrap Up
    KC Ogbonna, PharmD, MSHA, BCGP

    Printable Schedule and Faculty (PDF)

    *Course credit is based on content time of live program and completion of the 10-question post-test. You will receive an extra 0.5 contact hours for completing the post-test examination of each course. Per the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS), all pharmacists intending to receive BCGP recertification credit have ONE attempt to achieve a 70% or higher on the post-test. Those studying for the BCGP exam will have unlimited attempts.

    Course Coordinator and Moderator:

    KC Ogbonna, PharmD, MSHA, BCGP
    Associate Dean of Admissions & Student Services & Associate Professor, Geriatrics
    Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy

    Speakers:

    Ericka Crouse, PharmD, BCPP, BCGP, FASHP, FASCP
    Associate Professor
    Department of Pharmaceutics and Outcomes Science Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy

    Spencer Durham, PharmD, BCPS-ID
    Assistant Clinical Professor, Dept. of Pharmacy Practice
    Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy

    Sandra Hrometz, PhD, BsPharm, BCGP
    Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences
    Manchester University, College of Pharmacy

    Emily Peron, PharmD, MS, BCPS, BCGP, FASCP
    Assistant Professor, Geriatrics
    Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy

    Keith Swanson, PharmD, BCGP
    Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice
    University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy

    Scott Vouri, PharmD, MSCI, BCPS, BCGP, FASCP
    Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice
    St. Louis College of Pharmacy

    Kristin Zimmerman, PharmD, BCACP, BCGP
    Associate Professor
    Department of Pharmaceutics and Outcomes Science Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy

    Learning Objectives:

    • Evaluate clinical trial and practice guideline information to senior care.
    • Define therapeutic goals incorporating principles specific to the senior patient.
    • Interpret clinical findings and incorporate functional status into therapeutic decision-making.
    • Determine therapeutic options and prevent potential medication-related problems in the senior patient.
    • Apply recommendations and goals to create safe and effective patient-specific plans.
    • Communicate medication information to older patients, their caregivers, and the interprofessional team.

    Earn 20 BCGP recertification and/or CPE credits with the topics below:

    • Biostatistics and Literature Review
    • Cardiovascular Disorders
    • Endocrine and Exocrine Disorders
    • Gastrointestinal Disorders
    • Genitourinary and Renal Disorders
    • Infectious Diseases
    • Neurological Disorders
    • Psychiatric Disorders
    • Respiratory Disorders

    Accreditation

    The American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

    Boot Camp IconRegister

    Register

    Rates

    Attendee Type Early Bird Rate
    By January 17, 2018
    Regular Rate
    Beginning January 18, 2018
    Full Conference:
    ASCP/APhA Member $440 $550
    Non-Member Rate $660 $825
    • In order to receive the Early Bird discounted price, you must submit your payment before January 17, 2018 at 11:59 pm ET.
    • The coupon code for APhA members to get the member price is APHAMEMBER. Entries will be verified with APhA membership.

    Hotel Information

    Please visit the APhA Annual Meeting website and click on Travel & Hotels for more information on hotel discounts and arrangements. The deadline for guaranteed rates is February 15, 2018.

    Terms:

    • Registration is only available for the full, two-day conference.
    • Per BPS, the Geriatric Pharmacist Boot Camp may only be completed for recertification credit up to two times, in nonconsecutive years, during the 7-year recertification cycle.
    • ASCP does not provide printed handouts at the workshop. ASCP will email a link to the handouts one week prior to the workshop.
    • All registration cancellations must be in writing and submitted to education@ascp.com no later than February 17, 2018. A $100 cancellation fee will be charged. No cancellations will be refunded after this date.
    • Online registration closes at 11:59 pm ET on March 12, 2018.
    • Attendance is restricted to paid participants only. 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.
    • ASCP accepts American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa. You will receive an email confirmation when payment is processed.
    • Space is limited so sign up early!

    Boot Camp IconEvent FAQs

    To receive continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credit, participants must attend the workshop in its entirety, complete the post-tests with a grade of 70% or better, and submit evaluations on the ASCP Learning Center within 60 days of the activity (by May 14, 2018).

    All attendees are required to take the post-test for each activity. Those studying for the exam and seeking only continuing pharmacy education credit will have unlimited attempts. Those seeking only continuing pharmacy education will have two attempts. No partial credit can be given.

    You must complete the evaluation to receive credit. ASCP reports CPE attainment to ACPE and NABP via the CPE Monitor system. The course should be posted within 24-48 hours of evaluation completion. If you are a U.S. pharmacist, it is the responsibility of the participant to provide their correct date of birth (MMDD format) and NABP e-Profile ID on their ASCP profile.