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2018 Houston Medication Safety Symposium

A New Look at Reducing Prescription Burden and Misuse

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Friday, April 13, 2018

The Denton A. Cooley, MD and Ralph C. Cooley, DDS University Life Center
7440 Cambridge St, Houston, TX 77054

Free Online Registration (Opening Soon)

Free Continuing Education Credits* (final approval pending)

Poster & Podium Presentation Awards (Details Coming Soon)

Sponsored by the Phyllis Gough Huffington Endowed Lectureship and the UTHealth Consortium on Aging

Hosted by UTHealth McGovern Medical School's Division of Geriatric and Palliative Medicine and the University of Houston College of Pharmacy's Department of Pharmaceutical Health Outcomes and Policy

View 2017 Symposium Program (.pdf)

Medication-related morbidity and mortality is a significant health concern due to unsafe medication use practices, which includes the prescribing of inappropriate medications to patients’ abuse of prescribed medications.

As reducing medication errors and improving medication safety are national priorities, the Houston Medication Safety Symposium will discuss the latest advances in medication safety in the elderly and opioid prescribing and abuse to improve the quality of pharmaceutical care.


Proposed topics include:

Prescribing Cascade

Opioids & Chronic Pain

Medication Errors

Palliative Care


Speakers:

Mellar Davis, MD, FCCP, FAAHPM

Jerry Gurwitz, MD

Lynn McPherson, PharmD, MA, MDE, BCPS, CPE

Paula Rochon, MD, MPH, FRCPC


*Continuing Education Credits:

CME: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CNE: University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Nursing is an approved provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the Texas Nurses Association - Approver, and accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

RME: 3.0 Risk Management Education (RME) Credits
DCE: This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Recognition Program (ADA CERP) through joint efforts between The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston PACE Center—Continuing Dental Education , UTHealth McGovern Medical School Division of Geriatric & Palliative Medicine, University of Houston College of Pharmacy Department of Pharmaceutical Health Outcomes & Policy.


Attendance at session earn a maximum of 3 credit hours in Special Patient Care and Pharmacotherapeutics (AGD Code: 750 and 016)

The formal continuing education programs of this sponsor are accepted by AGD for Fellowship/Mastership credit. The current term of acceptance extends from 11/01/2015 to 12/31/2019. The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston PACE Center is a member of the Association for Continuing Dental Education.

For any questions, please contact Dr. Rajender Aparasu at 832-842-8374.


Program Chairs
Rajender R. Aparasu, Ph.D., FAPhA, Professor and Chair, Department of Pharmaceutical Health Outcomes and Policy, University of Houston
Holly M. Holmes, M.D., M.S., AGSF, Associate Professor and Director, Division of Geriatric and Palliative Medicine, UTHealth McGovern Medical School

Planning Committee
Jacques Baillargeon, Ph.D., University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
Vaunette Fay, PhD, RNC, FNP, UTHealth Cizik School of Nursing
Marc Fleming, Ph.D., MPH, R.Ph., University of Houston College of Pharmacy
Michael L. Johnson, Ph.D., University of Houston College of Pharmacy
Jack Joseph, DDS, UTHealth School of Dentistry
Hemal Mehta, Ph.D., University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
Ali-Reza Shah-Mohammadi, Pharm.D., M.S., FISMP, University of Texas-MD Anderson Cancer Center