Medication Safety Forum
Saturday, Oct. 9
8 a.m.-4 p.m.
St. Louis College of Pharmacy
Cartwright Student Center
The safe use and distribution of pharmaceuticals in the United States is a critical issue for patients and health care professionals. Statistics indicate that any given week, four out of five U.S. adults use prescription medications, over-the-counter drugs, or dietary supplements; many take multiple medications each day. In recognizing that safety is a health care concern, noted experts will visit St. Louis College of Pharmacy to examine issues related to the elimination of errors and reduction of adverse drug reactions at the Medication Safety Forum. Participating pharmacists will receive a maximum of 3.25 contact hours of knowledge-based CE credit. The event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required. To R.S.V.p., please call 314.446.8399 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
8:30 a.m. - Welcome & Introduction
8:45 a.m. - Keynote Address: Alyssa's Story - Kathleen Shinn; activist for safe medication systems
9:30 a.m. - Break
9:45 a.m. - Patient Safety– What Can and Should Be Done - Becky Miller, MHA, CPHQ, FACHE; executive director, Missouri Center for Patient Safety
10:30 a.m. - Preventing Medication Harm: An Unfinished Story - Discovering incidence, contributing factors, mitigation, strategies, and next steps in a large healthcare system - Paul Milligan, Pharm.D.; clinical lead, BJC HealthCare, Center for Clinical Excellence
11:00 a.m. - Enhancing Medication Reconciliation: A Team Approach - John Gardella, M.D. FHM; Vice President - Clinical Improvement, Novant Health, Greater Charlotte Market
11:45 a.m. - Lunch
12:45 p.m. - Health Literacy and Medication Safety - Michael Wolf, PhD MPH; associate professor, medicine and learning sciences associate division chief – research, Division of General Internal Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University
1:30 p.m. - Transitions of Care and Medication Safety - Edward Davidson, Pharm.D. MPH; assistant professor, clinical internal medicine, EVMS partner, Insight Therapeutics, LLC
2:15 p.m. - HRSA Patient Safety and Clinical Pharmacy Collaborative - Lucinda Maine, executive vice-president, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
3:15 p.m. - Break
3:30 p.m. - Missouri Health Information Organization, What it Means to Pharmacists - George L. Oestreich, Pharm.D., MPA ; deputy division director - clinical services, MO HealthNet Division, Dept. of Social Services
4:15 p.m. - Closing
For questions, or to reserve your seat at the forum, please e-mail email@example.com. Directions and map can be accessed here.