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Summer Programs for Pharmacists on Accountable Care Organizations and Certified Geriatric Pharmacist Preparation

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ALEXANDRIA, VA., May 12, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP) is hosting a one-day seminar on emerging models of care in Alexandria, Virginia on June 26, 2014. The Society will also host a two-day boot camp from July 17-18, 2014 in Oak Brook, IL for pharmacists preparing for the Certified Geriatric Pharmacist (CGP) examination for initial geriatric pharmacy certification and for CGPs in need of 15 credits toward recertification.

ASCP's one-day seminar, Engaging Pharmacists in Emerging Models of Care will focus specifically on pharmacist's involvement in accountable care organizations as well as other models. Seminar speakers, who will present various perspectives these models, include Troy Trygstad, PharmD, MBA, PhD, Vice President, Pharmacy Programs, Community Care of North Carolina, Michelle Templin, VP Strategic Business Development, Managed Health Care Associates, Inc., Ryan Moore, PharmD, MS, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Cornerstone Health Care, and others. All healthcare professionals interested in learning more about accountable care organizations are encouraged to register to attend. Registration includes six hours of live Certified Pharmacy Education (CPE); rates range from $125.00 for ASCP members to $150.00 for non-members.

Obtaining and maintaining a CGP credential helps pharmacists stand out to payers, patients, and employers. ASCP's CGP Exam Preparation & Recertification Boot Camp will get pharmacists up to speed, whether it's their first time testing or they're planning on recertifying. Boot camp faculty includes Nancy Nkansah, PharmD, MBA, Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy, University of California, Tia Kostas, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Section of Geriatrics, University of Chicago, Holly M. Holmes, MD, Associate Professor, Department of General Internal Medicine, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, and others. Registration includes 15 hours of live CPE, two CGP Self-Assessment Exam Booklets, and 30 percent off the purchase of ASCP's online course, Recertification Package #4. Registration rates range from $399.00 for ASCP members to $450.00 for non-members.

CONTACT: Christine Polite 703-739-1300 x134 cpolite@ascp.com

Source:American Society of Consultant Pharmacists