UB pharmacy students make big impact at ASCP Annual Meeting

By Kara Sweet

Published November 9, 2017

Students from the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences made a big impact at the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP) 2017 Annual Meeting.

UB presented three posters at the meeting:

  • "A Review of Surreptitious Anticholinergics: Unknowingly Increasing Anticholinergic Burden in the Elderly. The Consultant Pharmacist," presented by Catherine Gawronski, '18, and Robert Wahler, '00, clinical assistant professor, pharmacy practice.
  • "Falls Risk Prevention Through Inter-Professional Collaboration," presented by Richard Moore, '19, Madalyn Rossi, '19, Kristin Markiewicz, '19, Mary Hejna, '20, Jessica Mason, '20, and Robert Wahler, '00, clinical assistant professor, pharmacy practice.

Geoff Brown, '18, won the award for Best Poster for his poster entitled "Preliminary Evaluation of the Efficacy, Safety and Costs Associated with the Treatment of Chronic Pain with Medical Marijuana in the Elderly."

The ASCP Annual Meeting took place Nov. 2-5, 2017, in Kissimee, FL.

The American Society of Consultant Pharmacists is the only international professional society devoted to optimal medication management and improved health outcomes for all older persons. ASCP represents over 9,000 pharmacy professionals, including students, serving the unique medication needs of the senior population.

For over 130 years, the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences has continually been a leader in the education of pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists, renowned for innovation in clinical practice and research. The school is accredited by the American Council of Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE) and is the No. 1 ranked school of pharmacy in New York State and No. 22 in the United States.