Series Descriptions

ASHP offers 46 educational activities for CE credit at the 2012 Summer Meeting.

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Medication Safety Series

Raising the Bar: Getting to the Next Level in Medication Safety

You know “the whys”:  patient care and outcomes, the theories and research, and the regulatory and accrediting obligations.  Now here’s the next step from experts doing it: “the how.”  This series will provide you with the tools to get to the next level with medication safety in your health-system from a perspective of a just and learning culture.  Move from being reactive to preemptive.  Experts will show you how to focus your efforts and effectively prioritize your safety efforts; advance your event detection from self-reporting to innovatively utilizing multiple data sources; and integrate a systematic process to investigate events when they occur. 

Informatics Series

Navigating what the future holds can be tricky, especially in light of the always-changing field of informatics and technology.  In this series of programs, you’ll learn how you can optimize automation to achieve the future pharmacy practice model, use electronic real-time metrics for organized dashboards and scorecards, align clinical decision support with Meaningful Use, and more. 

Clinical Series

Update your clinical acumen!  The eight sessions in this series will offer real-world solutions and provide the latest guideline updates.  Stay current in your practice by attending sessions on MRSA bacteremia, anticoagulation in geriatric patients, drug dosing in critically-ill obese patients, and new drugs used in primary care; and learn the most relevant implications with 2011-2012 guidelines for hypertension, dyslipidemia, and stable ischemic heart disease.  New! Pediatric clinical specialists will enjoy dedicated programs in the areas of antibiotic stewardship, surfactant use in neonatology, and more. 

Leadership Learning Community

Getting Beyond Competent: Transforming People and Practice to Achieve Excellence

Expectations for health-system pharmacists to lead the effort in improving patient outcomes are high, especially as the profession pushes forward with a new practice model.  Are you and your staff ready?  Participants in this series will analyze the current and near future challenges in their practice setting as related to staff competencies; develop developmental priorities and plans utilizing best practice sites as examples; and identify the measurable benefits of striving for excellence.  Walk away from these sessions with the right tools to push your staff to the next level. 

Pediatrics (NEW!)

You’ve asked; we’ve listened.  For the first time, high-level pediatric programming will take a front seat at the Summer Meeting.  Experts from around the country will offer fresh perspectives and cutting-edge clinical content on: antimicrobial stewardship in pediatrics, update on anticonvulsant therapies, ketogenic diet, and drug disposition in ECMO.  Pediatric practitioners, you can’t miss this – get up-to-date on pediatric practice at the Summer Meeting!

General Programming

Round out your CE arsenal with sessions that keep you abreast of top issues impacting the profession such as The Joint Commission updates, legislative and advocacy initiatives, PPMI, and more. 

Management Case Studies

Select from a dozen of these popular 30-minute presentations of real-life situations, each an exercise in decision-making skills through problem identification, evaluation, and recommendations for solutions. Presenters will illuminate their own successes with informatics, leadership, medication safety, and clinical conundrums.  See more information.


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