Program for Saturday May 04, 2019

Symposia

PHARMACOTHERAPY UPDATE: 2019

  • Date:
  • Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Track: Clinical Practice
  • CME/CE: 1.0

Developed by the Pharmacists Section

Moderator: Danielle Fixen, PharmD, BCGP, BCPS

The goal od this session is for attendees to become familiar with pharmacotherapy advances that were made in the past year in addition to new safety updates for older medications.  Learning Objectives: (1) communicate the indication for use, mechanism of action, pharmacokinetics, dosing, safety, and drug interactions for newly approved medications; (2) compare potential advantages and disadvantages of incorporating new medications into clinical practice; (3) evaluate new drug safety updates, including new doses and indications, used in the care of older adults; and (4) discuss the ramifications of new safety data regarding drugs approved for use in the US with patients.

Newly Approved Medications and Place in Therapy for Older Adults 
Ashley M. Campbell, PharmD, BCPS

What's New with Old Drugs
Lisa C. Hutchison, PharmD, MPH, BCPS, BCGP

Symposia

THE DILEMMA OF COLLEAGUES WITH COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT: ETHICAL AND PRACTICAL CONSIDERATIONS

  • Date:
  • Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Track: Ethics
  • CME/CE: 1.0

Sponsored by the Ethics Committee

Moderator: Elizabeth K. Vig, MD, MPH

Many working in health care have encountered a colleague who appears to have cognitive impairment, but continues to work. When faced with this situation, health care professionals may not know what to do, including identifying which interventions are ethically justifiable.  Learning Objectives: (1) identify three normal changes to cognition with aging that may impact a clinician's ability to work; (2) describe the pros/cons of mandatory aged-based cognitive screening; and (3) explain resources available to assess and help clinicians with cognitive impairment who continue to work.

Normative Cognitive Changes that Occur with Aging
Nicole D. Torrence, PhD

Whose Responsibility Is It To Do Something when a Working Clinician Has Cognitive Impairment?
Elizabeth K. Vig, MD, MPH

Approach of the WA Physicians Health Program
Chris Bundy, MD, MPH