Available Until 12/17/2024

Geriatric Pharmacy Clinical Sessions (Cert # L249024)

ACPE Numbers: Various – see listing below
Content Release Date: 02/07/2024
Expiration Date: 12/17/2024
Activity Type: Application-based
CE Credits: 5.0 contact hours (ACPE and BPS)
Activity Fee: $155 (ASHP member); $260 (non-member)

Activity Overview

The Clinical Sessions Package is intended for board certified pharmacists in need of recertification credit and is designed based on the content outline developed by the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS). Using a case-based approach, the activities provide high-level, interactive discussions on contemporary and emerging issues in geriatric pharmacy. 

The Geriatric Pharmacy Clinical Sessions Recertification Package consists of 4 activities (see table below) and provides up to 5.0 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education and/or recertification credit.   

These activities are part of the ASHP and ACCP professional development program for BCGP recertification approved by the BPS.  For pharmacists who maintain more than one certification, 3 of the activities are approved for multiple specialties (see table below).

These activities were presented as part of the 2023 ACCP Annual Meeting and 2023 ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting. Learners who claimed ACPE credit for these activities as part of that meeting should not claim ACPE credit again.

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.



The American College of Clinical Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as providers of continuing pharmacy education.

These recertification activities are intended for board certified pharmacists seeking to update their knowledge and skills in:

  • Unintentional weight loss in older adults
  • Management of hypercholesterolemia
  • Obesity treatment in adults and older adults
  • Management of chronic kidney disease

Board certified pharmacists are eligible to receive up to 5 contact hours of recertification credit for completing this course. To earn recertification credit, learners must review the course content and successfully complete the online assessments by the deadline.

ASHP provides an opportunity for remediation. Participants who are unsuccessful with the first assesment attempt may take a second assessment. The second assessment is included at no additional cost.

ACCP and ASHP are approved by BPS as a provider for the recertification of BCGP.

Learning Activity

Passing Score

Credit Information

You're Losing It: Better Strategies for Addressing Unintentional Weight Loss in the Older Adult


1.0 Contact Hours

ACPE: 0204-9999-23-295-H01-P

The Cholesterol Limbo: How Low Should You Go? 


1.5 Contact Hours

ACPE: 0204-9999-23-290-H01-P

Weighing In: The Risks and Benefits of Treating Obesity in Adults and Older Adults


1.5 Contact Hours


ACPE: 0204-9999-23-327-H01-P

Filtering Out the Old, and Reabsorbing the New: Updates in the Management of Chronic Kidney Disease


1.0 Contact Hours

ACPE: 0217-9999-23-078-H01-P

You're Losing It: Better Strategies for Addressing Unintentional Weight Loss in the Older Adult
ACPE #: 0204-9999-23-295-H01-P

  • Describe the epidemiology, prevalence, and regulatory consequences of problematic weight loss in the older adult.
  • Identify contributors to problematic weight loss in the older adult population.
  • Critically evaluate the literature supporting or refuting the use of non-pharmacological and pharmacological strategies in weight loss in the older adult.
  • Develop patient-specific strategies for addressing problematic weight loss.

This activity is approved for Board Certified Geriatric Pharmacist (BCGP) recertification credit. 

The Cholesterol Limbo: How Low Should You Go?
ACPE #: 0204-9999-23-290-H01-P

  • Summarize treatment recommendations included in the 2018 ACC-AHA, 2019 ESC/EAS, and 2020 AACE/ACE hypercholesterolemia guidelines, as well as the ACC Expert Consensus Decision Pathway on the role of nonstatin therapies.
  • Apply guidelines for the management of adult and older adult patients with hypercholesterolemia.
  • Evaluate challenges with the application of the updated guidelines and recent clinical trials when treating hypercholesterolemia in special populations, including older adults.

This activity is approved for Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist (BCACP) and Board Certified Geriatric Pharmacist (BCGP) recertification credit. 

Weighing In: The Risks and Benefits of Treating Obesity in Adults and Older Adults
ACPE #: 0204-9999-23-327-H01-P

  • Summarize evidence-based recommendations for weight loss management.
  • Evaluate recent literature addressing the use of newer anti-obesity medications in adults and older adults.
  • Compare the safety and efficacy of anti-obesity medications in adults and older adults.
  • Recommend a treatment and monitoring plan for weight management using patient-specific factors.

This activity is approved for Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist (BCACP) and Board Certified Geriatric Pharmacist (BCGP) recertification credit. 

Filtering Out the Old, and Reabsorbing the New: Updates in the Management of Chronic Kidney Disease
ACPE #: 0217-9999-23-078-H01-P

  • Identify the dangers of race-based correction when applied to kidney function estimation.
  • Compare and contrast strategies to reduce kidney disease progression.
  • Given a patient case, design a management plan for managing CKD progression and complications.

This activity is approved for Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist (BCACP) and Board Certified Geriatric Pharmacist (BCGP) recertification credit.

Faculty bios

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

Dana G. Carroll, PharmD, BSPharm, BCGP, BCPS, CDCES
Clinical Professor
Auburn University Harrison College of Pharmacy
Auburn, Alabama
University Medical Center Department of Family, Internal, and Rural Medicine
Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Lourdes Cross, PharmD, BCACP, CDCES
Associate Professor
Sullivan University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
Louisville, Kentucky

Matthew Kostoff, PharmD, BCACP, BCPS, CLS, FNLA
Manager, Ambulatory and Population Health Pharmacy
University Hospitals
Associate Professor, Pharmacy Practice
Northeast Ohio Medical University
Cleveland, Ohio

Professor and Coordinator of Clinical Outreach
University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy
Nashville, Tennessee

Lalita Prasad-Reddy, PharmD, MS, BCPS, BCACP, CDCES, FCCP
Assistant Dean for Preclerkship Education, Chicago Medical School
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, Illinois

Sue Dombrowski, MS, RPh
Olga Hilas, PharmD, MPH, BCPS, BCGP
Kyle Sheffer, PharmD, BCACP
Amie Blaszczyk, PharmD, BCGP, BCPS, FASCP*
Dana Carroll, PharmD, BCGP, BCPS, CDE*
Maria Shin, PharmD, BCGP, BCPS*
Michelle Hilaire, PharmD, FCCP, CDE, BCPS, BCACP*
Nicholas Leon, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP, FCPP*

*Content Matter Experts

Olajumoke Ajani, PharmD, BCGP
Lauren Alderman, PharmD, CPP, BCACP
Timothy Amin, PharmD, BCACP
Kimberly Atkinson, PharmD, BCACP
Ramadas Balasubramanian, PharmD, PhD, BCGP, BCACP, FASCP
Lauren Barbour, PharmD, MPH, BCACP
Michael Barton, PharmD, BCGP, BCPS
Jordan Bates, PharmD, BCACP
Jessica Behres, PharmD BCACP
Golden Berrett, PharmD, BCACP, BC-ADM
Jamiyla Bracey, PharmD, BCACP
Donna Breese, PharmD, BCGP
Julie Caler, PharmD, BCGP
Tina Caliendo, PharmD, BCGP, BCACP
Rebecca Carle, PharmD, BCGP
Charles Carr, PharmD, MPH, BCACP
Kennedy Caudill, PharmD, BCACP
Christine Chou, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP
Megan Chynoweth, PharmD, APh, BCACP, CDCES
Rebecca Clark, PharmD, BCACP
Julia Clements, PharmD, BCGP, CDCES
Kriten Conn, PharmD, BCACP
Angela Considine, PharmD, BCGP, CSP
Maria Coyle, PharmD, FCCP, BCPS, BCACP, CLS
Kate Cozart, MEd, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP, BCACP
Deeatra Craddock, PharmD, BCACP
Steffanie Danley, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP
Loren Davies, PharmD, BCACP
David Dawkins, PharmD, BCACP
Natalie Dearing, PharmD, BCACP, CDCES, NCTTP
Cassandra Dirks, PharmD, BCGP
Laura Dunston, PharmD, BCGP
Kira Durr, PharmD, BCGP, FASCP
Laura Elliott, PharmD, BCGP, FASCP
Melanie Evans, PharmD, BCGP
Frank Fanizza, PharmD, BCACP
Ariel Ferdock, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP, CDCES, BC-ADM
Cynthia Feucht, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP
Jennifer Fix, PharmD, MBA, BCACP, BCGP
Christinia George, RPh, BCGP
Jenna Giacomin, PharmD, BCACP
Amber Giel, PharmD, BCACP, CDCES
Brian Grace, PharmD, BCACP
Ariane Guthrie, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP
Mark Haddad, PharmD, BCGP
Erin Hamai Tom, PharmD, APh, MBA, BCACP, CSP
Lisa Hammel, PharmD, BCACP
Olga Hilas, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP
Hilary Hiles, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP
Zachary Hopkins, PharmD, BCGP
Tayla Inderlin, PharmD, BCACP
Dahlia Jaffer, BCGP, BCMTMS
Klara Janis, PharmD, BCACP, BCGP, CDCES
Abigail Johnson, PharmD, BCACP
Megan Kaiser, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP
Jesseca Keller, PharmD, BCACP
Angela Knight, PharmD, BCACP
Matthew Knoth, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP, BCNSC, CNSC, CDE
David Kramp, PharmD, BCGP
Natalie Kurrtkaya, PharmD, BCACP
Andrea Larson, PharmD, BCACP
Nancy Laux, BSPharm, PharmD BCPS BCGP
Kevin Lazaruk, BScPharm, BCGP
Catherine Lea, BSPharm, BCACP
Hyon Lee, PharmD, BCACP
Emily Lewis, PharmD, BCGP
Melissa Lipari, PharmD, BCACP
Jenny Lis, PharmD, Bcacp
Kara Lish, PharmD, BCACP, BC-ADM
Morgan Lockhart, PharmD, BCACP
Leigh Luckett, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP
Deanna McDanel, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP
Rania Meade, BSPharm, BCACP
Melissa Meck, PharmD, BCACP
Patty Melissen, BCACP, AAHIVE
Amy Mgonja, PharmD, BCGP
Jodi Nakai, PharmD, BCACP
Columbus Nettles, PharmD, BCACP
Sarah Norman, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP, BCGP
Joseph Nosser, PharmD, BCACP, BCMTMS
Kelsey Oye, Pharm.D. BCACP, CDCES
Erin Pace, PharmD, BCACP, CDCES
Emily Pierson, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP
Wendy Pollard, PharmD, BCACP
Lisa Powell, PharmD, BCGP
Melanie Proffitt, PharmD, BCACP, MHA
Mohammad Rattu, PharmD, BCOP, BCPS, BCGP
Jocelyn Reynoso, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP, BCSCP
Dorian Roberts, PharmD, BCACP
Lindsay Sampson, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP
Nahirony Sanchez, PharmD,BCPS,BCGP
Kathryn Sawicki , PharmD, BCACP
Natalie Schwenka, PharmD, BCACP
Bailey Scism, BCACP
Benjamin Selph, PharmD, BCGP
Eric Set, PharmD, BCGP, APh
Katherine Shaffer, PharmD, BCGP
Garcia Simon-Clarke, PharmD, MS, BCPS, BCNP, BCGP
Amy Skiff, PharmD, MS, BCACP, DipACLM, CPh
Paris Smith, PharmD, BCACP
Olufunke Sokan, PharmD, BCACP
Mary Thoennes, RPh, BCACP, CDCES
Jennifer Torres, PharmD, BCGP
Lynette Varghese, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP, CDCES
Michele Walker, PharmD, BCGP
Jonathan Weil, PharmD, BCACP, CSP
Bethany Wendt, PharmD, BCACP
Emily Wetherholt, PharmD, BCACP
Melinda Wong, PharmD, BCACP
Chrstine Wu, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP
Jessica Yang, PharmD, BCACP, BCGP
Barbara Zarowitz, PharmD, MSW, BCPS, BCGP
Michelle Zeigler, PharmD, PhD, BCACP
Kelsea Ziegler, PharmD, BCACP

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.

Activities can be completed in any order. Each activity consists of audio, video, and/or PDFs and evaluations.  Learners must review all content and complete the evaluations to receive continuing pharmacy education credit for each activity. 

Follow the prompts to claim, view, or print the statement of credit within 60 days after completing the activity. 

ACCP and ASHP collaborate on geriatric pharmacy activities.