Geriatric Pharmacy Specialty Selected Readings: Management of Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis in the Elderly (Cert # L209214)

ACPE Number: 0204-9999-20-968-H01-P
Pre-Sale Date: 09/23/2020
Content Release Date: 10/21/2020 
Expiration Date: 10/19/2021
Activity Type: Application-based 
CE Credits: 3 hours (BPS and ACPE) 
Activity Fee: $100 (ASHP member); $150 (non-member) 

Accreditation for Pharmacists

The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and American College of Clinical Pharmacy and are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as providers of continuing pharmacy education.

Target Audience

These activities are intended for Board Certified Geriatric Pharmacy Specialists in need of recertification credit.

Activity Overview

The purpose of this activity is to offer participants recertification credits for the Board of Pharmacy Specialty (BPS) certification for geriatric practitioners (BCGP) by providing a review of pertinent topics, practice of required skills and references to helpful study resources regarding polypharmacy and medication management in the elderly. The activity will assist the participant in identifying areas needed for an in-depth review. 

This module focuses on reducing polypharmacy and improving medication management in the elderly. Faculty will discuss the prevalence and risk factors associated with polypharmacy, analyze the risks associated with inappropriate medication use, learn deprescribing strategies, and revise an elderly person’s medication regimen in order to reduce polypharmacy and inappropriate medications. By reading the selected book chapter, listening to the presentation, and answering the post-activity assessment, the clinician will enhance their understanding and application of these criteria and approaches. 

This activity is approved for 3.0 hours of continuing pharmacy education credit. Successful completion of the learning module will provide 3.0 hours of continuing pharmacy education credit.  

Recertification Credit

Board certified pharmacists are eligible to receive up to 3 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. Only completed assessments will be eligible for credit; no partial or incomplete assessments will be processed.  You are allowed only one attempt to successfully complete this assessment.

This course is not intended for those preparing to take the BPS Geriatric Pharmacy Specialty Examination for Certification. To prepare for the examination, please see courses here:

These activities are part of the ASHP and ACCP professional development program for BCGP recertification approved by the BPS.

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Geriatric Pharmacy Specialty Selected Readings: Management of Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis in the Elderly




Learning Objectives

After participating in this CPE activity, learners should be able to:

  • Discuss the risk factors of musculoskeletal disorders in older adults.
  • Describe non-pharmacologic recommendations for the prevention and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders.
  • Select appropriate drug therapy for older adults with osteoporosis.
  • Evaluate the risks and benefits of a drug holiday in patients taking a bisphosphonate for osteoporosis.
  • Compare and contrast pharmacotherapy options for the treatment of pain associated with osteoarthritis in the older adult population.

Planners, Presenters, and Reviewers

Geriatric Pharmacy Faculty

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Geriatrics
VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System
Nashville, Tennessee

Associate Professor & Division Head – Geriatrics
Texas Tech University HSC School of Pharmacy
Dallas, Texas
Advanced Healthcare Solutions, LLC
Arlington, Texas
Clinical Professor, Auburn University
Auburn, Alabama
University of Alabama Family Medicine
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Assistant Professor of Clinical and Administrative Sciences
Sullivan University College of Pharmacy
Louisville, Kentucky

Holly Byrnes, Pharm.D., BCPS
Jill A. Sellers, Pharm.D., B.S.Pharm.

Jenny Calayag, Pharm.D., BCGP
Kira Durr, Pharm.D., BCGP
Tamer Elias, Pharm.D., BCGP
Kyle Harris, Pharm.D., BCGP, LDE, CFts
Ethan Huynh, Pharm.D., BCGP
Isabelle Kider, Pharm.D., BCGP
Lara Liles, R.Ph., BCGP
Donna Lisi, Pharm.D., B.S.Pharm., BCPS, BCGP, BCACP, BCPP
Dwight Paulson, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCGP
Alisha Reed, Pharm.D., BCGP
Garcia Simon-Clarke, Pharm.D., BCNP, BCGP, BCPS
Thach Trinh, Pharm.D., M.B.A., BCGP


In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Standards for Commercial Support and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education’s Standards for Commercial Support, ASHP requires that all individuals involved in the development of activity content disclose their relevant financial relationships. A person has a relevant financial relationship if the individual of his or her spouse/partner has a financial relationship (e.g. employee, consultant, research grant recipient, speakers bureau, or stockholder) in any amount occurring the in the last 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or series may be discussed in the educational activity content over which the individual has control. The existence of these relationships is provided for the information of participants and should not be assumed to have an adverse impact on the content. 

All faculty and planners for ASHP education activities are qualified and selected by ASHP and required to disclose any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. ASHP identify and resolve conflicts of interest prior to an individual’s participation in development of content for an educational activity. Anyone who refuses to disclose relevant financial relationships must be disqualified from any involvement with a continuing pharmacy education activity. 

All planners, presenters, and reviewers of this session report no financial relationships relevant to this activity

Methods and CE Requirements

This activity consists of audio and slides, a PDF book chapter, an attestation statement, and an activity evaluation. Learners must review all content and complete the attestation statement and evaluation to receive continuing pharmacy education credit for the activity.

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

System Technical Requirements

Courses and learning activities are delivered via your Web browser and Acrobat PDF. For all activities, you should have a basic comfort level using a computer and navigating web sites.

View the minimum technical and system requirements for learning activities.


These activities were developed by ASHP and ACCP.