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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

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.

Poster & Podium Presentations Awards

Continuing Education Credits: 3.0 CME, CNE, and RME

Free Abstract Submission (Abstracts Due March 31): Abstract Guidelines and Submission

Free Registration/Attendance (Register by April 14): Register Now

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.