Interested in one of the workshops below? Make sure to add it to your registration for #ASCP2021!

Long Term Care Pharmacy (R)ecovery (Non-CE)

Thursday, November 4, 2021
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Half Day Workshop
Audience: Pharmaceutical and Business Industry Associates and Invited Long Term Care Pharmacy Operators
Registration fee: $1,499

COVID-19 changed health care dynamics in many ways. Long-term care pharmacies and pharmacists found themselves at the center of the response. Navigating the unique challenges lead to opportunity and innovation. This workshop will provide a view into the long-term care pharmacy recovery and identify the new populations, enhanced populations and leading markets for long term care pharmacy services and senior care pharmacist practices.

Join us to discuss:

The Role of Pharmacists in Vaccination Decision Making and Delivery to Older Adults in Long-Term Care, the Medically Complex, and Other At-Risk or Hesitant Populations (Non-CE)

Thursday, November 4, 2021
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Half Day Workshop
Audience: Pharmacists, Pharmacies, Medical Directors, and Nursing Home Leadership
Registration Fee: $99
Sponsored by: Sanofi Pasteur

The COVID-19 crisis of the past year has empowered pharmacists and pharmacies to play a more significant role in vaccinations, especially in long-term care and amongst older patients. And while the challenges from COVID-19 may be reaching an end, the next wave of infection and vaccination is on the horizon, as it is every year.

This workshop will examine:

Learning Objectives:

  1. Provide updates on COVID-19 vaccines, including any new dosages, storage and handling
  2. Apply strategies for effectively addressing vaccine hesitancy and misinformation
  3. Discuss the Interim Final Rule, specifically the infection control section that addresses influenza, pneumococcal and COVID-19 vaccines
  4. Identify recent epidemiological trends for vaccine-preventable diseases
  5. Assess older adults for risk factors for common vaccine-preventable diseases
  6. Distinguish between the various available vaccines for influenza, pneumococcal disease, herpes zoster, and coronavirus disease 2019
  7. Design a patient-specific immunization regimen on the basis of age, risk factors, and comorbid conditions
  8. Describe the role of the senior care pharmacist as immunization advocate, facilitator, and immunizer
  9. Describe the proper storage and handling of vaccines, specifically COVID-19 vaccines and boosters
  10. Implement best practices as mass immunizer in skilled nursing homes, assisted living, and communal housing facilities
  11. List the requirements for billing vaccines and vaccine administration to Medicare and other payers

Psychoactive Medication Stewardship: Project PAUSE and the Leading Edge Approach to Neuropsychiatric Symptoms in Long Term Care (Non-CE)

Thursday, November 4, 2021
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Half Day Workshop
Audience: Pharmacists
Registration Fee: $99
Sponsored by: Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc., and Acadia Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

This workshop will review Project PAUSE, a collaborative policy effort lead by ASCP and the Alliance for Aging Research. The structures of a contemporary approach to psychoactive medication management in skilled nursing facilities have been defined by a series of measures established more than a decade ago and the recent guidance from CMS has created confusion and some unintended consequences. These policy issues will be explored alongside a review of the clinical information on the use of both non-pharmacologic and pharmacologic therapies for neuropsychiatric symptoms now and into the future.