ACCP’s 2012 Annual Meeting, to be held October 21–24 in Hollywood, Florida, promises a high-quality lineup of educational programs, with topics ranging from emerging therapies to expanding the role and influence of clinical pharmacists. Start building your Annual Meeting educational itinerary around the meeting’s three curricular tracks—each offering sessions designed to deliver in-depth, clinically relevant information.
Curricular Track I—Expanding the Role of Pharmacists in Ensuring Optimal Healthcare Outcomes will review examples of successful models of pharmacists ensuring optimal transitions of care and address challenges to implementing pharmacist involvement in such activities. This track will also identify the role of pharmacists in implementing quality measures in the inpatient and outpatient setting to ensure optimal prescribing; describe the impact of the pharmacist and medication management on implementing the patient-centered medical home; and provide examples of successful models of practice in the private and public sectors.
Curricular Track II—Developing New Corridors to Grow the Future of Pharmacy will identify how to use a practice-based research network to successfully conduct research in a busy clinical practice setting, discuss successful stories of obtaining grant funding through the Future Investigators Training Program, and describe how to integrate clinical pharmacy into clinical decision support systems. This track will also identify methods to grow residency training programs and provide models to incorporate the growing number of learners into expanded clinical pharmacy services.
Curricular Track III—Addressing Controversies in the Management of Chronic Diseases will evaluate evidence for new anticoagulant and antiplatelet agents and the appropriate use of these agents in lieu of more traditional therapies. In addition, this track will review evidence for new drug therapies and the use of drug holidays in osteoporosis management. This track will also address controversies surrounding the management of patients with diabetes in both the inpatient and outpatient setting.
PRNs Provide Focused Education and Networking Sessions
In addition to these curricular tracks, ACCP’s Practice and Research Networks have developed focus sessions that provide the latest information and developments in a variety of therapeutic and practice areas. For a complete schedule of Annual Meeting educational activities, visit the ACCP Web site at www.accp.com/am.
Annual Meeting attendees will also have access to PRN Business Meetings and Networking Forums, scientific poster and platform presentations, industry exhibits, and the final rounds of the ACCP Clinical Pharmacy Challenge for students. To register for the 2012 ACCP Annual Meeting and make hotel reservations, visit www.accp.com/am. Register early for maximum savings—the early registration deadline is September 14, 2012.