Upcoming Fall/Winter Meetings

Specialty pharmacists and related health care professionals can choose to attend a variety of meetings, conferences, and special events to enhance their professional practices and understanding of health care issues today. Here are some select upcoming meetings and conferences to consider:

AMERICAN COLLEGE OF RHEUMATOLOGY (ACR)

74th Annual Scientific Meeting • November 7-11, 2010 • Atlanta, Georgia

Meeting Highlights: Health care professionals can take advantage of the intimate “Meet the Professor” sessions and Workshops offered at the ACR Annual Meeting, as well as participate in guided tours of the many poster sessions. A host of clinical sessions and presentations will be presented, including the Innovative Therapies in Autoimmune Diseases Conference, which is presented every other year.

Register: www.rheumatology.org/annual/

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CONSULTANT PHARMACISTS (ASCP)

41st ASCP Annual Meeting & Exhibition • November 10-13, 2010 • Gaylord Palms & Resort Convention Center, Orlando, Florida

Meeting Highlights: The ASCP invites pharmacy professionals to attend this meeting to gain education and training, view hands-on, in-person demonstrations, and network with their colleagues. The meeting offers presentations on the latest trends, research, clinical practice, and products.

Register: www.ascpannual.com

AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION (AHA)

Scientific Sessions 2010 • November 13-17, 2010 • Chicago, Illinois

Meeting Highlights: This educational convention offers health care professionals with a wide variety of cardiovascular sessions, with tracks in Diabetes, Nursing, General Cardiology, and Interventional Cardiology among the themes. Attendees will have the opportunity to attended 16 Late-Breaking Clinical Trial reports, visit the exhibition floor, and attend clinical sessions. An e-book of the 2010 AHA Advance Program is available online to review the meeting’s sessions and events.

Register: www.scientificsessions.americanheart.org

THE WORLD CONGRESS LEADERSHIP SUMMIT ON THE PATIENT CENTERED MEDICAL HOME

November 17-19, 2010 • San Diego, California

Meeting Highlights: Health care reform promotes the Patient Centered Medical Home as the future of care delivery in the United States and as a model to achieve better outcomes and cost savings through effective coordination of care. This meeting focuses on this new trend.

Register: www.worldcongress.com/events

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF HEALTHSYSTEM PHARMACISTS (ASHP)

45th ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting & Exhibition • December 5-9, 2010 • Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California

Meeting Highlights: The focus of this meeting is on improving patient care and medication safety. Attended by more than 20,000 pharmacy professionals from 86 countries, it provides health system pharmacy practitioners with a venue for updating their knowledge, networking with colleagues, enhancing their skills, and learning about the latest products and innovations. Register: www.ashp.org

THE 7TH ANNUAL AMERICAN HEALTH CARE CONGRESS (AHCC)

Integration Strategies to Address Health Care Reform Implementation Strategies • December 7-8, 2010 • Irvine, California

Meeting Highlights: This executive forum is designed to educate health care executives on integration strategies post-health care reform and offer strategies to identify operational changes needed for increased reimbursement, develop aligned incentives across the network, and leverage health care IT.

Register: www.worldcongress.com/events