Consultant Pharmacist Week

October 11-14 is Consultant Pharmacist Week 2016

National Consultant Pharmacist Week is celebrated every October, the week after Columbus Day. This special week includes daily events and education that celebrate being a consultant or senior care pharmacist.

OCTOBER 11: Meet the New ASCP.com

Explore the new ASCP.com, which will put senior care pharmacist resources and educational tools up front, giving you access to information you need with speed and ease. ASCP members can now search and easily access information within ASCP's Practice Resource Centers and ASCP's new Learning Center. For those interested in Certified Geriatric Pharmacist (CGP) certification or recertification, the Learning Center features 50 hours of CGP exam preparation and over 30 recertification credit hours. Tutorials to help you learn more about the new site are available at ASCP.com/help.

OCTOBER 12: Spread the Word

What is a consultant pharmacist? Spread the word! Share our new information and resources to educate others. Also invite them to meet a consultant pharmacist.

OCTOBER 13: Virtual Lobby Day

Pharmacists deliver clinical services with every prescription they dispense; however they are not recognized as providers under Medicare. We need to advance the Pharmacy and Medically Underserved Areas Enhancement Act (S.314/H.R. 592) granting pharmacists Medicare provider status.

Taking action is easy. On October 13, log on to ASCP's new action center, enter your zip code, and personalize our pre-populated letter. Then the online action center will send your letter to your representatives and senators either thanking them for supporting provider status, or encouraging them to sign on. (Don't worry, we will keep track of who gets thanked and who gets nudged.)

OCTOBER 14: Thank Your Colleagues

Have you thanked other members of your healthcare team lately? Now is the time to say thank you to your peers for all the work you do together. Send a card, leave a sticky note, or just say THANKS. Also share with us what you're doing by posting photos to our Facebook page!

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