ACCP annual meeting to focus on immunology, pharmacy practice, and global health

September 7, 2011

This year?s annual meeting of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy taking place October 16 through October 19 in Pittsburgh, Pa., will offer several sessions in 3 different curricular tracks.

This year’s annual meeting of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) features numerous vital clinical pharmacy sessions, the second annual Clinical Pharmacy Challenge, and professional development and networking forums.

The annual meeting, taking place October 16 through October 19 in Pittsburgh, Penn., will offer several sessions in 3 different curricular tracks. One track, titled “The Immunologic Basis of Pathophysiology and Therapeutics,” will review the evolution of immunomodulatory therapies in oncology, examine the role and risks of current and emerging immunosuppressive therapy in transplantation, and examine the pathophysiology of many other disease states.

Another track, “Innovative Pharmacy Practices and Expanding the Scope of Pharmacy Practice,” will review the potential implications of healthcare reform on innovative practice models and will discuss the challenges faced by clinical pharmacists in expanding the scope of pharmacy practice. The “Clinical Pharmacy and Global Health” track will focus on the role of clinical pharmacy in future global health, immunization as a global and domestic issue, and pharmacotherapy concerns about maternal health in developed and developing countries.

ACCP is also bringing back the Clinical Pharmacy Challenge, which is a team quiz challenge in 3 categories: Trivia/ Lightning, Clinical Case, and Jeopardy Style. The ACCP Annual Meeting also includes a career development roundtable session, a residency and fellowship forum, and a session on interviewing for a job.

To register for the ACCP Annual Meeting, visit www.accp.com/meetings.