Board Certified Geriatric Pharmacists (BCGP) Boot Camp


Held Thursday, March 15 and Friday, March 16, the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP) is offering the Board Certified Geriatric Pharmacists (BCGP) Boot Camp as part of APhA2018. Designed for pharmacists preparing to take the BCGP certification exam and for BCGPs who wish to receive recertification credits, this intensive 2-day workshop applies geriatric pharmacy principles through the use of patient cases to address the three domains. Members of both APhA and ASCP are eligible to receive the member rate on this program; click here to register.  You do not have to register for APhA2018 in order to attend these sessions.

Speakers: Ericka Crouse, PharmD, BCPP, BCGP, FASHP, FASCP, Virginia Commonwealth University; Spencer Durham, PharmD, BCPS-ID, Auburn University; Sandra Hrometz, PhD, BsPharm, BCGP, Manchester University; Emily Peron, PharmD, MS, BCPS, BCGP, FASCP, Virginia Commonwealth University; Keith Swanson, PharmD, BCGP, University of Oklahoma; Scott Vouri, PharmD, MSCI, BCPS, BCGP, FASCP, St. Louis College of Pharmacy, Kristin Zimmerman, PharmD, BCACP, BCGP, Virginia Commonwealth University

Pharmacist Learning Objectives

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

  1. 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.
  2. Define and discuss the Beers criteria, including a list of potentially inappropriate medications and risk factors of inappropriate medication use in older adults.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Review the process of interpreting lab values in the senior population, with a focus on differentiating when and when not to initiate medication treatment.
  6. Discuss updated cardiovascular treatment guidelines, including new data on the appropriate use of medications for dyslipidemia, hypertension, and atrial fibrillation in older adults.
  7. Discuss updated patient-specific treatment guidelines and the role of new agents for endocrine disorders such as diabetes mellitus in the older adult.
  8. Differentiate and discuss treatment options for psychiatric conditions affecting the elderly, including dementia, behavioral disturbances, and depression.
  9. Discuss appropriate ways to manage and monitor medication use for the treatment of delirium and other neurological disorders in the older adult.

Technician Learning Objectives


Learning Level: Level 2
Track: Board Recertification, Advanced Training Programs
Session Time Slot(s): 
Thursday, March 15
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Music City Center - 104 C-E
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