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Geriatric Pharmacy Webinar Series 

Frailty in Older Adults- How Pharmacists Can Intervene

Documents: Webinar Slides

Date: Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Time: 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Webinar Description: With our aging population, it is common to encounter an elderly patient with frailty.  Frailty is a “faster than typical decline” in physiological reserve with ageing.  We are going to explore three interesting topics where pharmacists can potentially improve outcomes:  weight loss, polypharmacy and resultant adverse drug reactions, and pain management.

Webinar Objectives:

  • Summarize the pathophysiology of frailty
  • Interpret the current literature looking at pharmacologic therapy to reverse weight loss
  • Construct evidence-based strategies for addressing polypharmacy
  • Formulate an analgesic plan in a frail elderly patient

Webinar Presenters:

Tracy L. Brooks, PharmD, BCPS, BCNSP, CPE
Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice Department
Manchester University College of Pharmacy

Webinar Moderator:

Elizabeth Pogge, PharmD, MPH, BCPS, FASCP
Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Midwestern University



Interprofessional Geriatric Education: Implementation Across Multiple Institutions

Documents: Webinar Slides

Date: Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm  Eastern Time

Webinar Description: This interactive program will cover strategies to develop interprofessional education events outside of a single university setting. Participants are encouraged to share their best practices of creating and organizing active, engaging learning sessions.

Webinar Objectives:

  • Describe the benefits of interprofessional education (IPE) for health care students
  • Discuss challenges of organizing multi-institutional IPE events
  • Examine changes in student perception of IPE following a case-based team training event
  • Develop strategies to expand the scope of IPE in pharmacy programs


Abbie Burka, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCCCP
Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Lipscomb University


Elizabeth Pogge, Pharm.D., MPH, BCPS, FASCP
Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Midwestern University


Outcomes of an Interprofessional Fall Risk Assessment Program for Health Science Students

Documents: Webinar Slides

Date: Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm  Eastern Time

Webinar Description: This program will highlight a longstanding interprofessional fall risk assessment project that has been recognized with the 2012 AACP Student Community Engaged Service Award.  We will describe the collaboration with independent/assisted-living senior communities and the health professions students involved.  We will also examine other opportunities for interprofessional collaboration with seniors. Descriptions of screening tools used as well as student and client outcomes will be discussed.

Webinar Objectives:

  • Describe the interprofessional fall risk assessment project.
  • Explain best practices established to replicate this interprofessional experience in various senior care settings.
  • Examine alternate scenarios where interprofessional student teams provide screenings to clients.
  • Discuss changes in students’ perceptions of the healthcare team.


Ann Ryan Haddad, Pharm.D.
Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Creighton University, School of Pharmacy and Health Professions

Kelli L. Coover, Pharm.D., CGP
Associate Professor and Vice Chair of Pharmacy Practice
Creighton University, School of Pharmacy & Health Professions


Elizabeth Pogge
Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Midwestern University-Glendale, College of Pharmacy

Geriatric Patient Care by US Pharmacists Part 3: Best Practices in Geriatrics & Optimal Training Opportunities

Documents: Webinar Slides

Date: April 8, 2015

Topic Description: Pressured by an aging and increasingly complex population, the way in which we deliver care and prepare future clinicians is undergoing a great deal of change. Rising healthcare costs and marked variability in the intensity of care without corresponding improvements in population health suggests opportunities for improved coordination. The Richmond Health & Wellness Program [RHWP] is a care coordination model that provides services targeting healthcare hotspots in downtown Richmond, VA. This innovative practice serves as an ideal training location for tackling and addressing the challenges facing pharmacists of tomorrow while also improving the health of this aging and underserved community.

Topic Objectives:

  • Describe Community Based Participatory Research
  • Discuss an innovative and integrative model for student learning in a geriatric setting
  • Identify keys to success and barriers to implementation

Presenter:  Kelechi C. Ogbonna, PharmD, CGP
Assistant Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University

Moderator: Elizabeth Pogge, PharmD, MPH, BCPS, FASCP
Associate Professor, Midwestern University 

Geriatric Patient Care by US Pharmacists Part 2: Team Based Practice in Acute Care/Geriatric Care

Documents: Webinar Slides

Date:  March 11, 2015 

Topic Description:  There are numerous areas in both acute care and community care in which older adult patients would benefit from the knowledge and skills of a geriatric trained pharmacist.  This session will describe examples of practice based projects designed with an interprofessional team with the purpose to improve older adult patient care.  In addition, this session will provide tips on how to efficiently incorporate student learning and scholarship into these projects.

Topic Objectives

At the end of the webinar the listener should be able to:

  • Explain areas in acute and community care that are in need of services from pharmacists with a strong geriatric knowledge base and skill set.
  • Describe examples of team based projects that provide improved geriatric patient care, student learning, and scholarship opportunities.
  • Summarize tips to design practice based scholarship involving geriatric patients in a team environment that includes student learning opportunities.

Presenter:  Sue Fosnight, RPh, CGP, BCPS
Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED)

Moderator: Elizabeth Pogge, PharmD, MPH, BCPS, FASCP
Associate Professor, Midwestern University

Geriatric Patient Care by US Pharmacists Part 1: Generating Evidence through Research

Documents: Webinar Slides

Date:  February 24, 2015

Topic Description: Every day in the US, 10,000 baby boomers celebrate their 65th birthday. With this growing number of older adults comes the growing number of older patients. A recent systematic review and meta-analyses showed the favorable effects the US pharmacists’ interventions have on health outcomes of older adults. This session will journey from this evidence to exploring strategies for practice-based research and scholarship by pharmacists in geriatrics.

Topic Objectives:

  • Describe the existing evidence of geriatric patient care by US pharmacists in healthcare teams
  • Discuss the benefit of practice-based research in generating such evidence
  • Formulate strategies to enhance research and scholarship by geriatric pharmacists

Presenter: Jeannie K. Lee, PharmD, BCPS, CGP, FASHP

Assistant Professor, The University of Arizona

Moderator: Elizabeth Pogge, PharmD, MPH, BCPS, FASCP
Associate Professor, Midwestern University


Geriatric Pharmacy SIG Webinar 1 

Date: July 22, 2014

Topic: Beyond Flu Shots: Update on Immunizations for Older Adults

The pharmacist's role in vaccine delivery and education is expanding. This dynamic webinar will review the current CDC as well as CMS vaccination recommendations for elderly patients as well as discuss some of the new vaccine technologies that are encountered in clinical practice. The clinical trial data that is available for geriatric patients on new vaccine products will be reviewed and compared to traditional vaccinations. The session will conclude with a review of the pharmacists role in vaccine delivery and education.


·         List the vaccine-preventable diseases common in the elderly.

·         Identify the main elements of the latest CDC immunization schedule for older adults including protection against influenza, pneumococcal diseases, varicella zoster, and tetanus as well as the CMS immunization requirements for long-term care residents.

·         Compare and contrast the efficacy, adverse reactions, cost, and formulations of different vaccines commonly given to the elderly.

·         Identify recent developments in vaccine technology including the new indication for pneumococcal conjugate vaccine-13 for adults, the availability of the high-dose and intradermal influenza vaccine, the recent approval of the quadrivalent influenza vaccine and the new manufacturing technology utilizing the egg-free growth media.

·         Identify the pharmacist's role in vaccine recommendations, education, and delivery for older adults.



Elizabeth Pogge, PharmD, MPH, BCPS, FASCP
Associate Professor, Midwestern University


Victoria B. Pho, BS, PharmD, CGP
Assistant Professor
Texas A&M Health Science Center


Last updated on: 4/28/2017 12:05 PM 

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