Senior Care Pharmacy Business Certificate

November 7, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM

This live workshop will launch the inaugural class of the ASCP Business & Entrepreneurship in Senior Care Pharmacy Certificate (BESCPC)! The BESCPC certificate is for pharmacists who want something more out of their pharmacy career: either a full-time entrepreneurial endeavor of their own, or a pharmacist with an innovative idea who wants to start part-time, but dream big.

The live workshop will begin with inspirational stories of entrepreneurial senior care pharmacists LIVING new practice models and sharing their stories at our annual meeting in 2019. In addition and beyond the workshop at annual meeting, there will be a series of educational webinars throughout the first half of 2020 focused on specific business-building topics, such as legal, marketing, operational and business planning for you to learn how to build your own niche and business within the changing world of senior care pharmacy.

The inaugural class must complete all the curriculum (which will include work beyond the annual meeting, and most of which has CPE attached to it) in order to sit for the high stakes final examination in order to become certified. We will include a curriculum guide of this combination live and homestudy certificate for learners. We will celebrate our first official class of certificate earners/graduates at the 2020 Annual Meeting in Florida.

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ASCP's Business & Entrepreneurship in Senior Care Pharmacy Certificate program is supported in part through a generous grant from the ASCP Foundation.

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(R)Evolution in the Senior Care Marketplace

November 7, 12:00 PM-4:00 PM

This program gathers national thought leaders providing provocative and innovative solutions in the senior care marketplace. Skilled nursing environments have initiated Institutional Special Needs Plans (I-SNPs) and commercial insurance-like strategies to Medicare Part A, CMS has a new payment system, Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM), and long term care pharmacies are leveraging their compliance and adherence packaging by ramping up “meds to home” programs to expand services and, ultimately, provide better care aimed at reduced hospitalizations and better outcomes for patients. Learn how to best position products at the current intersection of health care providers and their prescribing behaviors and influence the dynamic regulatory changes and current administration impact. The goal to offer prudent, effective options with appropriate utilization is vital to an effective health care continuum.

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Five-Star Antibiotic Stewardship for Older Adults

November 7, 12:00 PM-4:00 PM

This is a 4-hour workshop that will focus on applying the seven core elements of the CDC and Prevention as well as the IDSA/SHEA recommendations to develop and implement a successful antimicrobial stewardship program. The workshop will also provide examples of clinically significant antimicrobial issues and will address regulatory requirements and ways to comply with these requirements in long-term care settings. The workshop will conclude with a quality assurance and performance improvement session. Senior care pharmacists will be given the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills to ensure the judicious and appropriate use of antimicrobials at their institutions.

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