2023 Consultant Pharmacist Certification: Medication Management for the Older Adult -Live Webinar

July 15, 2023

**The 8-hour program is for pharmacists only**   

This program will provide 8 hours of CE credit. The Friday portion of the program will be directed to those wanting to receive their initial Consultant Certification from the Alabama Board of Pharmacy. Saturday’s programming will focus on disease states and medications that impact the older adult. Registration for this course includes both Friday and Saturday programming for a total of 8 hours of CE credit. All 8 hours of programming are approved by the Alabama Board of Pharmacy for consultant credit hours as well as ACPE credit hours.

Friday, July 14 - 1pm - 5pm CT via Zoom

Saturday, July 15 - 8am - 12pm CT via Zoom

This CE program will cover basics related to providing care to older adult patients and the rules and regulations surrounding care of patients in long-term care facilities. Long-term care facilities require a consultant pharmacist to provide pharmaceutical care to patients residing in those facilities. In Alabama, the Board of Pharmacy requires licensure for consultant pharmacists. As a part of this initial licensure, pharmacists must complete an initial course and an accompanying exam for this licensure. This course will cover the basics required by ALBOP. After successful completion of the accompanying exam, pharmacist attendees will be eligible to apply for a consultant license from ALBOP.

Target Audience

This application-based program is intended for pharmacists and will provide 8 hours of continuing education over two days.  This program has been approved by the Alabama Board of Pharmacy as a prerequisite course to apply for consultant pharmacist certification with the ALBOP.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize common age-related changes affecting medication management in older adults.
  • Define deprescribing as it relates to medication use in older adults.
  • Identify resources for appropriate prescribing of medications in older adults including tools for deprescribing.
  • Apply principles of age-related changes and appropriate medication use fundamentals to a patient case.
  • Summarize the requirements for consultant licensure for the Alabama Board of Pharmacy.
  • Identify pharmacy-related regulations in CMS Appendix PP - Guidance to Surveyors for Long Term Care Facilities
  • Describe the role and responsibilities of the pharmacist in the components of medication provision, management, security, and assessment in Long Term Care facilities
  • Outline pharmacist involvement in medication pass evaluations.
  • Utilizing knowledge of age-related changes in older adults and CMS requirements of pharmacists, appropriately make recommendations for medication management when given a patient case
  • Explain the process of bone remodeling and the role of calcium and vitamin D, along with risk factors for developing osteoporosis
  • Interpret T-score and FRAX score to determine the diagnosis of osteoporosis and if treatment is indicated
  • Given a patient with osteoporosis, develop an evidence-based therapeutic plan
  • Review recommended glycemic goals, treatment options, and outcome data for older adults with type 2 diabetes
  • Discuss the time to benefit for intensive glycemic control and glucose-lowering therapies for microvascular and macrovascular outcomes
  • Recognize the appropriate use and application of the American Geriatrics Society Beers Criteria, applying changes between 2019 and 2023 version.
  • Given a patient case, determine therapeutic recommendations based on the application of the AGS Beers Criteria
  • Identify characteristics, benefits, and risks of dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT), including potential candidates for shortened duration of DAPT after PCI
  • Review current recommendations for use of DAPT in acute coronary syndrome (ACS) following percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)


Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 8.00 ACPE Pharmacy
    Auburn University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education; credits are recognized nationwide.
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
07/15/2023 - 8:00am CDT
Event ends: 
07/15/2023 - 12:00pm CDT

PDF icon 2023 Consultant Certification Program Packet_final.pdf

Friday, July 14, 2023

1-5 pm     Haley Phillippe and Amber Hutchison - Introduction for New Consultants

Saturday, July 15, 2023

 8 am- 12 pm       

 8:00 am        Type 2 Diabetes in Older Adults: Balancing Benefit and Overtreatment - Dr. Phillippe

This CE program will provide insight into managing type 2 diabetes in older adults. The presentation will focus on cardiorenal outcomes and drug therapy benefiting those outcomes.

 9:00 am        Postmenopausal Osteoporosis - Dr. Phillippe

This CE program will provide insight into managing postmenopausal osteoporosis. The presentation will focus on evidence-based recommendations based on patient-specific factors. 

10:00 am      The 2023 Beers Criteria: No Longer Just a Draft - Dr. Hutchison

Providing care for older adult patients requires many considerations for safe medication use. Several tools are available to help utilize the most appropriate medications in older adults. The American Geriatrics Society Beers Criteria is one of the most commonly utilized tools and has been updated in 2023. This presentation will review the changes made to the criteria and discuss the appropriate use of the criteria in practice.

11:00 am       Dual Antiplatelet Therapy in Acute Coronary Syndrome Following Percutaneous Coronary Intervention - Dr. Alyssa Osmonson

The use of dual antiplatelet therapy and its duration in acute coronary syndrome (ACS) after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is rapidly evolving. This presentation will focus on reviewing current evidence and recommendations on the use of DAPT in ACS post-PCI, with a focus on duration.

*Times are CT 


A copy of the presentation slides are located within the course content. Once you have registered for the course, please navigate to the 'Take Course' tab and click the navy blue 'Take Course' button. Navigate to the 'Course Materials' section of the course using the left-hand menu and download a PDF version of the program presentation. Course Materials will be added to the course the week of the live event. 

Live Webinar
United States

Participants will be provided the webinar link once enrolled in the course by accessing the course content under 'Take Course' - Course Instructions and Course Material. Please use this link to join the live webinar at the scheduled time. All registered participants will also receive an email the day before the program with program information, including the webinar link. 

Amber M. Hutchison, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP

Dr. Amber Hutchison is a 2007 graduate of Auburn University Harrison College of Pharmacy. She is currently an Associate Clinical Professor at HCOP where she serves as a skills lab coordinator in the second and third professional years. Her practice site is at the Skilled Nursing Facility at East Alabama Medical Center and is an internal medicine preceptor for fourth year pharmacy students.


PDF iconDr. Alyssa Osmonson, PharmD, BCPS

Dr. Alyssa Osmonson is a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in cardiology at Princeton Baptist Medical Center in Birmingham, Alabama. Originally from Dothan, Alabama, Alyssa completed
her pre-pharmacy coursework at Auburn University and graduated with her Doctor of Pharmacy from the Harrison College of Pharmacy in 2019. After graduation, she moved to Birmingham, Alabama
where she completed both a pharmacy practice residency and a specialty residency in adult internal medicine at Princeton Baptist Medical Center.


Haley M. Phillippe, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCGP, FASCP

Dr. Haley M. Phillippe is an Associate Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Practice with Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy (HSOP), and Clinical Associate Professor of Family Medicine with the University of Alabama School of Medicine, Huntsville Campus. Her practice site is a large family medicine center, where she provides disease state management and pharmacotherapy services to patients, and actively educates medical residents, medical students, pharmacy residents, and pharmacy students. Dr. Phillippe also has more than 10 years of practice experience in skilled nursing facilities. Her professional interests include geriatrics, anticoagulation, diabetes, transitions of care, and drugs of abuse. 

 Auburn University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education; credits are recognized nationwide. The Universal Activity Number for this application-based program is 0001-0000-23-032-L01-P and is intended for pharmacists.

Available Credit

  • 8.00 ACPE Pharmacy
    Auburn University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education; credits are recognized nationwide.


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