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Medication Safety Conference to be Held by College of Pharmacy

Published: May 05, 2017 | Categories: Arts and Sciences, Pharmacy and Health Sciences, All News
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The Western New England University College of Pharmacy will hold a conference on Tuesday, June 6, from 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Rivers Memorial Hall. Titled “Enhancing Medication Safety Education Conference 2017,” the conference is free for registered pharmacists, but advanced registration is required. Upon completion of the program, attendees will earn six accredited education hours from the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE).

Hundreds of regional pharmacists participate each year in the full-day training program, which provides updates and strategies on enhancing medication safety and improving patient outcome. This will be the seventh such conference at the College of Pharmacy, and the fourth conference fully supported by an educational grant from BTG International, Inc.

The workshops will include: Safe Practices of Medication Use in a Hospital Setting; Less is More: Deprescribing in Older Adults; Oral Chemotherapy: Easier and Safer?, Taking Care of Two: the Management of Mood Disorders During Pregnancy; Antidotes and Supportive Care Agents in Oncology; and Drug Toxicities: Lithium, Valproate and Phenytoin. For more details about the program visit:

To register, go to For additional information and questions, please contact Dr. Shusen Sun at For registration information contact Joanne Moore at or 413-796-2046.

For more information about other training opportunities at the Western New England University College of Pharmacy, contact Kim Tanzer, Assistant Dean Experiential Affairs and Continuing Education Administrator, at