HSOP Continuing Education

Consultant Certification/Update and Geriatric Pharmacotherapy


Consultant Certification and Geriatric Pharmacotherapy

Credit Hours: 10 ACPE and AlBOP approved credit hours
Online Registration | Printable Registration
Date: Friday, July 13 - Saturday, July 14
Time: Friday, 1 - 5:15 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Cost: $275
Locations: Auburn Only
Target Audience: This knowledge-based program is intended for community or institutional pharmacists.
Faculty: Amber Hutchison, Haley Phillippe, Michael Scalese, Sean Smithgall, Nicole Slater, Karen Marlowe, Spencer Durham and Cherry Jackson

Summary: This program will provide 10 hours of CE credit. The Friday portion of the program will be directed to those wanting to receive Consultant Certification from the Alabama Board of Pharmacy. Saturday’s programming will focus on disease states and medications that impact the geriatric population. Participants will have the option of registering for both Friday and Saturday programming for a total of 10 hours of CE credit. All 10 hours of programming are approved by the Alabama Board of Pharmacy for consultant credit hours as well as ACPE credit hours.


Consultant Update and Geriatric Pharmacotherapy

Credit Hours: 6 ACPE and AlBOP approved credit hours
Online Registration | Printable Registration
Date: Saturday, July 14
Time: 8 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Cost: $225
Locations: Auburn, Mobile, Birmingham, Huntsville
Target Audience: This knowledge-based program is intended for pharmacists and nurses.
Faculty: Michael Scalese, Sean Smithgall, Nicole Slater, Karen Marlowe, Spencer Durham and Cherry Jackson

Summary: This program will provide 6 hours of CE credit. Saturday’s programming will focus on disease states and medications that impact the geriatric population. All 6 hours of programming are approved by the Alabama Board of Pharmacy for consultant credit hours as well as ACPE credit hours.


Activity Completion Requirements

To obtain credit for "Consultant Certification and Geriatric Pharmacotherapy" each participant will need to attend the live seminar and complete the online program evaluation in the week following the seminar.  Credit will be uploaded to the ACPE CPE Monitor within 5 business days of completion. Once credit is awarded, transcripts will be available online within 24 hours on the Learner’s CPE Monitor profile at www.nabp.net. The Office of Post Graduate Education strongly encourages each participant to check their profile online within 60 days of attendance to ensure credit has been awarded properly. ACPE will not accept CE submissions after 60 days from the live seminar date.


Course Materials

Session Details:

10-hour option is Friday and Saturday; 6-hour option is Saturday only.

Friday, July 13, 2018
1:00 - 5:15 p.m.
Introduction to Regulations & Patient Care in Long Term Care Facilities for New Consultants
Dr. Amber Hutchison and Dr. Haley Phillippe
ACPE#  0001-0000-18-007-L03-P

At the completion of this knowledge-based activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Identify the pharmacy related regulations in CMS Appendix PP- Guidance to Surveyors for Long Term Care Facilities.
  • Construct a pharmacy patient care strategy based on compliance with CMS regulations.
  • Explain the role and responsibilities of the pharmacist in the many components of medication provision, management, security, and assessment.
  • Develop a plan for integrated professional cooperation to better serve the needs of patients.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Reducing the Risk of Adverse Drug Events in Older Patients
Dr. Nicole Slater
ACPE# 0001-0000-18-010-L05-P

At the completion of this knowledge-based activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Identify common errors made when prescribing medications for the elderly population
  • Define polypharmacy
  • Optimize the patient’s drug therapy, given a case scenario
  • Recognize key recommendations in the Beer Criteria guidelines

9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Proton Pump Inhibitors and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
Dr. Sean Smithgall
ACPE# 0001-0000-18-009-L01-P

At the completion of this knowledge-based activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe pathophysiological changes to gastric anatomy in geriatrics and how this effects therapy recommendations in this population.
  • Identify appropriate non-pharmacological and pharmacological anti-reflux therapy for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in the geriatric population
  • Compare and contrast anti-reflux medication adverse effects and the evidence supporting these adverse effects. 
  • Identify a patient as a candidate for initiation or de-escalation of anti-reflux therapy
  • Create a plan for initiation or de-escalation of anti-reflux therapy. 

10:00 - 10:15 a.m.  BREAK

10:15 - 11:15 a.m.
Hypertension Management in Elderly Populations
Dr. Michael Scalese
ACPE# 0001-0000-18-008-L01-P

At the completion of this knowledge-based activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Compare and contrast current guideline recommendations for treatment of hypertension in adults aged 60 years 
  • Discuss impact of antihypertensives in older persons
  • Develop an evidence-based treatment plan for older persons with hypertension

11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Oh What a Tangled Web We Weave
Dr. Karen Marlowe
ACPE# 0001-0000-18-011-L01-P

At the completion of this knowledge-based activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Discuss the current status of opioids in the United States & Alabama including epidemiologic trends.
  • Review current changes in laws impacting the use of opioids in hospice and palliative care.
  • Use patient care examples to discuss best practices for the use of opioids in hospice and palliative care.
  • Examine case examples to review universal precautions for the prescribing and documentation related to opioids.

12:15 - 12:45 p.m.  LUNCH

12:45 - 1:45 p.m.
Antipsychotics in the Older Adult
Dr. Cherry Jackson
ACPE# 0001-0000-18-012-L01-P

At the completion of this knowledge-based activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Determine in which situations an antipsychotic would be an appropriate treatment for an older adult.
  • Select the most appropriate antipsychotic for a specific patient based on patient comorbidities.
  • Recognize adverse effects secondary to antipsychotics that are specific to older adults.
  • Monitor antipsychotics for safety and efficacy.
  • Recognize when to adjust dose and discontinue therapy as indicated.

1:45 - 2:45 p.m.
Antibiotic 101 Review
Dr. Spencer Durham
ACPE# 0001-0000-18-013-L01-P

At the completion of this knowledge-based activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Identify the main classes of bacterial organisms and the major pathogenic species within each class.
  • Summarize the basic principles of antimicrobial therapy, including goals of therapy, pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamics considerations, and antimicrobial resistance.
  • Identify the major classes of antimicrobial agents and become familiar with their mechanisms of action, spectrum of activity, therapeutic uses, and adverse effects.
  • Utilizing a case-based approach, recommend specific pharmacotherapy for patients with different infectious diseases.

Last Updated: July 13, 2018