Geriatric Pharmacist Board Certification Review and Recertification Activities
ASCP and APhA are collaborating to offer board prep and recertification education for the geriatric credential. APhA’s offerings will include a monthly clinical case study where learners are given the opportunity to practice identifying medication related problems and making recommendations related to help keep older adults safe. Additionally, APhA will offer education at APhA2024, a literature and podcast series and full certificate training program on Deprescribing that will launch later this year.
APhA is approved by BPS as a provider for the recertification of BCGP.
APhA and ASCP’s Available Offerings
APhA’s Case Study Review and Recertification Package
This program consists of interactive case studies built with industry standard instructional design tools to supplement the ASCP’s BCGP Webinar Series. Learners will be taken through various patient cases and make decisions around patient care, with timely feedback given on their approach. Each course is accredited for 1.5 hours of continuing pharmacy education and board-certified geriatric pharmacist (BCGP) credit as applicable.
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ASCP’s BCGP Webinar Series
ASCP’s prestigious BCGP webinars offer both BCGP recertification credits and continuing pharmacy education credits (CPE). ASCP's BCGP webinars are supported in part through a generous grant from the ASCP Foundation. Each webinar provides 1.5 hours of continuing pharmacy education and BCGP credit as applicable.
ASCP’s Geriatric Pharmacist Boot Camp
ASCP will host its annual Geriatric Pharmacist Boot Camp from March 20-21, 2024. Boot Camp will be offered BOTH in-person and virtually. This year’s in-person option will lead off APhA’s Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL. Learn more below.
Based on the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) Content Outline, this workshop helps participants either prepare for the 2024 exam or to refresh their knowledge of geriatric principles by working through practice skills and clinical case topics with other pharmacists and subject matter experts.
To supplement your education, ASCP will provide the course recordings and self-assessment exam to live attendees.
Other APhA Offerings Coming Soon
Evidence-Based Podcast and Literature Series – Coming April 2024!
APhA has partnered with iForumRx.org, an interactive web-based community of practice for Ambulatory Care, Community-based, and Geriatric Care pharmacy specialists, to use their cutting-edge content for board recertification. The Evidence-Based Literature Evaluation series includes succinct commentaries and podcasts about practice-changing studies as well as complex patient case panel discussions and the popular Top Ten Things summaries. Designed to be completed in 30-minute increments and released on a regular basis, the Evidence-based Literature Evaluation series provides up to 10 hours of BCGP recertification credits annually.
Review courses available
APhA Annual Meeting and Exhibition – Attend live in March 2024 or complete enduring material beginning May 2024!
APhA is excited to offer 8.5 hours of BCGP recertification education at our annual meeting March 22-25, 2024 in Orlando Florida. Sessions will focus on timely subject matter designed to keep pharmacists current on the latest developments in geriatric pharmacy. All sessions will be recorded and made available as home study in May 2024 as APhA Trending Topics.
APhA2024 Education Highlights
Deprescribing Certificate Training Program – Coming June 2024!
This 8-hour ACPE accredited Certificate Training Program will provide comprehensive education around the topic of deprescribing for pharmacists. The program is targeted for pharmacists who care for older adults with polypharmacy and will be designed using an interactive eLearning format where learners will obtain foundational knowledge around concepts related to deprescribing and have case-based practice opportunities for application.