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ACCP Report - July 2013

2013 Annual Meeting Offers Engaging Curricular Tracks and PRN Programming

ACCP’s 2013 Annual Meeting, to be held October 13–16 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, promises an engaging lineup of educational programming on the most topical issues ranging from emerging therapies to expansions of the role and influence of clinical pharmacists. Start building your Annual Meeting itinerary around these curricular tracks, each designed to stimulate in-depth learning:

"Curricular Track I—Challenges in Drug Dosing for Complicated Patient Populations" will review the impact of advanced age, pregnancy, and lactation on pharmacokinetic variables and describe pharmacotherapy controversies in geriatric, pregnant, and postpartum patients. Speakers will evaluate recent literature highlighting therapeutic controversies in the management of geriatric, pregnant, and postpartum/lactating patients and create an evidence-based approach to their pharmacotherapy.

"Curricular Track II—Financial Support for Clinical Pharmacy Services in an Evolving Healthcare Paradigm" will describe historical and future perspectives on the regulatory and legislative aspects of financial support for clinical pharmacy services. Speakers will identify evidence-based discussion points in favor of providing financial resources for clinical pharmacy services as they relate to the acute care, ambulatory care, and safety net clinic settings. Speakers will also review clinical pharmacy quality metrics that are important to payers, administrators, and grant funders in these settings.

"Curricular Track III—Pharmacy-Based Clinical and Translational Science: Opportunities for Innovative Practice and Research" will define clinical and translational science (CTS), describe CTS opportunities for clinical pharmacists and pharmacist researchers, and explain how national agencies and institutes facilitate clinical and translational research. Speakers will also review case studies involving pharmacists engaged in clinical and translational research and discuss three federal mechanisms of support for pharmacist-led clinical and translational research projects.

Highly Specialized PRN Focus Sessions and Networking Opportunities

In addition to these curricular tracks, ACCP’s Practice and Research Networks (PRNs) have developed exceptional focus sessions that will provide the latest information and developments in various therapeutic and practice areas. Annual Meeting attendees can also attend PRN business meetings and networking forums, scientific poster and platform presentations, and the final rounds of the ACCP Clinical Pharmacy Challenge for students. To view the complete schedule of educational activities, register for the 2013 ACCP Annual Meeting, and make hotel reservations, visit Register soon to take advantage of early-bird rates—the early registration deadline is September 6, 2013.