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Houston Medication Safety Symposium

2019 Houston Medication Safety Symposium

Improving Care with Deprescribing and Drug Monitoring Programs

Friday, April 26, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

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

• Free Online Abstract Submission Now Open •

View Guidelines & Submit:
https://tinyurl.com/hmss19-abs
Abstract Deadline EXTENDED: March 22 
Acceptance Notification: March 29

Abstracts to be published in Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy journal

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Free Continuing Education Credits (details coming soon)

Poster & Podium Presentation Awards

Medication-related morbidity and mortality are significant health concerns due to unsafe medication use practices, which includes polypharmacy and inappropriate prescribing. Reducing medication errors and improving prescribing practices are national priorities. The Houston Medication Safety Symposium will discuss the latest advances in deprescribing in older patients and prescription drug monitoring programs to improve safe medication use practices.

2019 Symposium Plenary Session Speakers:

Emily Reeve, BPharm(Hons), PhD

Cara Tannenbaum, MD, MSc 

Michael Sprintz, DO, FASAM

Allison Vordenbaumen Benz, RPh, MS


Sponsored by the Phyllis Gough Huffington Endowed Lectureship, the
UTHealth Consortium on Aging and The PREMIER Center

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


2018 Abstracts Now Available in Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy journal

View 2018 Symposium Program (.pdf)

View 2017 Symposium Program (.pdf)


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
Mark Hormann, MD, Department of Pediatrics, UTHealth McGovern Medical School
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