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Houston Medication Safety Symposium

High-Risk Medications and Prescription Abuse

Friday, April 28, 2017

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

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

**Registration Closed**

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Poster & Podium Presentations Awards

Continuing Education Credits* (see below for details)

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

Medications play an important role in the comprehensive treatment of chronic illnesses. Research suggests that inappropriate medication use is highly prevalent, and the main cause of increased medication-related morbidity, mortality and health care utilization. Medication-related problems range from prescribing of high risk medications in the elderly to abuse of prescribed medications by patients. The symposium will discuss the recent most advances in the areas of high risk medications and prescription abuse with respect to practice, research, and policy.

 

*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
Marc Fleming, Ph.D., MPH, R.Ph.
John Halphen, M.D., J.D.
Michael L. Johnson, Ph.D.
Hemal Mehta, Ph.D.