Available Until 9/27/2026

Another Year Wiser: Reducing Ageism

Planned in cooperation with the ASHP Section of Section of Clinical Specialist and Scientists

ACPE Activity Number: 0204-0000-23-162-H99-P
Release Date:  9/27/2023
Expiration Date: 9/27/2026
Activity Type: Knowledge-based 
CE Credits:  1.0 contact hour, (0.10 CEUs)
Activity Fee: Member – Free / Non-Member – Not Available 

This activity is a recording from a live webinar and those that claim credit for the live webinar should not claim credit for this activity.

Activity Overview 

Ageism is an often unrecognized and underestimated bias that impacts the health and wellbeing of older adults. Ageism can take many forms, including stereotyping (e.g., all older adults will experience dementia), prejudice (thinking technology is not appropriate for a patient based on their age), and discrimination (not offering certain treatment approaches). More than 80% of adults aged 50-80 report encountering ageism in their daily lives, while the media consistently reinforces negative stereotypes about the elderly. However, those with greater exposure to everyday ageism are more likely to have poor physical and mental health outcomes. This webinar will explore ageism and train participants to recognize it in practice, as well as empower participants to rethink their own biases and assumptions regarding older adults in practice. 

The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education with Commendation.

This activity was planned to meet the educational needs of pharmacy professionals as they interact with and care for geriatric patients.  

After completing this activity, the learner should be able to…

  • Describe the prevalence and impact of ageism.
  • Identify ageist practices that create barriers to patient care at the health system and individual level.
  • Discuss action plans that mitigate ageism. 

  • Introduction and Announcements 

  • Presentation  

  • Questions, Answers, and Discussion 

David Elliott, PharmD, BCGP
Professor of Clinical Pharmacy and Associate Chair of Clinical Pharmacy
Charleston Campus of the West Virginia University (WVU) School of Pharmacy
Charleston, WV 

Angela L. Goodhart, PharmD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy and Family Medicine
Program Director, PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency
Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center
West Virginia University
Morgantown, West Virginia 

Amie Taggart Blaszczyk, Pharm.D., BCGP, BCPS, FASCP
Professor and Division Head of Geriatrics and Pediatrics
School of Pharmacy
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
School of Pharmacy-Dallas/Fort Worth
Dallas, TX

In accordance with our accreditor’s Standards of Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, ASHP requires that all individuals in control of content disclose all financial relationships with ineligible companies. An individual has a relevant financial relationship if they have had a financial relationship with an ineligible company in any dollar amount in the past 24 months and the educational content that the individual controls is related to the business lines or products of the ineligible company. 

An ineligible company is any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. The presence or absence of relevant financial relationships will be disclosed to the activity audience. 

  • No one in control of the content of this activity has a relevant financial relationship (RFR) with an ineligible company. 

This activity consists of recordings of faculty slides presentations, active learning activities, discussion, and handouts. Participants must participate in the activity in its entirety to claim continuing pharmacy education credit online at ASHP Learning Center. Follow the prompts online to complete the evaluation, claim credit and view the statement of credit immediately after completing the activity. 

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