March 20-21, 2024

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ASCP will host its annual Geriatric Pharmacist Boot Camp from March 20-21, 2024. Boot Camp will be offered BOTH in-person and virtually. This year's in-person option will lead off APhA’s Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL. Learn more below.

Based on the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) Content Outline, this workshop helps participants either prepare for the 2024 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.

To supplement your education, ASCP will provide the course recordings and self-assessment exam to live attendees.

Effective January 1, 2024, BPS will allow board certified pharmacists to complete a review/recertification course any number of times during their recertification cycle. Courses have updated content, exams and UANs.

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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. The course is also for those who work or want to work more with older people.

Boot Camp IconFirst Time BCGP Test Takers

The Boot Camp Primer Package will prepare you for Boot Camp and the board certification for geriatrics examination.

Boot Camp IconBoot Camp Primer Package

To prepare for the live boot camp, participants should enroll in the following courses. These include foundation knowledge that will be built upon during boot camp. Topics include basics of geriatrics, how to prepare for the exam, and foundational information for core geriatric diseases. 

  • Geriatrics Principles and Pearls
  • Learning and Test Taking Strategies
  • Neurology and Psychiatry Pharmacotherapy Primer
  • Pharmacotherapy Primer: Preparing for Board Certification
  • The Pharmacotherapy Primer includes Cardiology, Infectious Disease, Gastrointestinal Disorders, and Respiratory Pharmacotherapy.

CPE credits: 6 contact hours

Purchase primer now to be prepared for Boot Camp.

Boot Camp IconSelf-assessment Exam (SAE)

This practice exam was developed in conjunction with the ASCP Education Advisory Council preparing pharmacists to apply the knowledge of pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics of medications in older adults to optimize therapeutic outcomes.

ASCP will enroll you in the exam the first day of Boot Camp. You have unlimited attempts to take the practice exam. There is no CPE credit for this exam.

Boot Camp IconLive Stream | March 20-21, 2024

Can't make it to boot camp in person? Bring a video stream of the Boot Camp stage and slides LIVE to your home or office!

Join us remotely as part of ASCP’s Geriatric Pharmacist Boot Camp community to spread the word about medication management for older adults to the front lines around the world.

Boot Camp IconHotel

For housing please utilize the APhA hotel meeting site. The Hyatt Regency Orlando is the host hotel.

Food and Beverage for bootcamp attendees:
  • Continental breakfast will be provided for both mornings
  • Lunch will be on your own
  • Coffee will be provided in the morning
  • Afternoon “snack” will be provided
  • We encourage you to bring any drinks or food you may need to get through these long sessions

BPS Test Dates

Please visit the  BPS website  for more information and to register for the examinations.

Boot Camp IconAgenda (Eastern Standard Time)

Please consider the schedule outline below when planning your availability. You must attend the entire session to receive CPE and/or BCGP credit. Partial credit will not be granted.

All times below are Eastern Standard Time.

Course credit is based on content time of live program and completion of the 8-question post-test. You will receive an extra 0.5 contact hours for completing the post-test examination of each course. All pharmacists intending to receive BCGP and/or CPE credit have three attempts to achieve a 75% or higher on the post-test.

Ariane Guthrie, PharmD, BCGP, BCPS

Geri-PACT Clinical Pharmacy Practitioner
Northern Arizona VA Health Care Center

Nicole Early, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP, FASCP

Associate Professor
Midwestern University College of Pharmacy - Glendale

Darla Eastman, PharmD, BCPS

Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Marketa Marvanova, PharmD, PhD, BCGP, BCPP, FASCP

Dean and Professor, Skaggs School of Pharmacy
University of Montana

John W. Millard, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP, BCIDP

Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner
Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center

Haley M. Phillippe, PharmD, MS, BCPS, BCGP, FASCP

Associate Clinical Professor
Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy

Elizabeth Pogge, PharmD, MPH, BCPS-AQ Cardiology, FASCP, FAzPA

Midwestern University College of Pharmacy – Glendale

Stephanie L. Sibicky, PharmD, MEd, BCGP, BCPS, FASCP

Associate Clinical Professor
Northeastern University | Bouvé College of Health Sciences

Boot Camp IconAccreditation

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

ASCP is approved by BPS as a provider for the recertification of BCGP.

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 21 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

Boot Camp IconRegister



Attendee Type Regular Rates
ASCP Member $549
Non-Member Rate $828
Boot Camp Primer Package Regular Rates
ASCP Member $119
Non-Member Rate $398

Boot Camp IconTerms:

  • Registration is only available for the prework and full, two-day workshop.
  • All registration cancellations must be in writing and submitted to no later than February 20, 2024. 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 18, 2024.
  • ASCP accepts American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa. You will receive an email confirmation when payment is processed.
  • Please note: The recordings of the ASCP BCGP 2024 Boot Camp are included in your registration fee and will be available in your portal after the live event expires on May 5, 2024. The recordings will be used for a study supplement only and will not offer CE. The recordings will expire November 5, 2024 at 11:59pm ET.

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ASCP's Geriatric Pharmacist Boot Camp is supported in part through an educational grant from the ASCP Foundation.