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November 2018 SPIN Meeting: Addressing Polypharmacy: Reducing the Risk of Falls

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Date: November 12, 2018

Time: 3:00 - 5:00 pm


Pacific University

Health Professions Campus

190 SE 8th Avenue, Room 165

Hillsboro, OR 97123

Topic: Addressing Polypharmacy: Reducing the Risk of Falls – presenter Dr. Backus will discuss several types of medications that increase the risk of falls in the elderly. She will also discuss some strategies to reduce medication-related falls, and answer questions the audience may have.

Speaker: Danielle Backus, PharmD, BCGP is an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Pacific University School of Pharmacy. She is a board certified geriatric pharmacist and maintains a small practice with Providence ElderPlace, a Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly.4

Host: The Pacific University College of Health Professions offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs, as well as advanced graduate study, in a wide range of health professions, all designed to prepare students for careers in healthcare practice and health-related research.

At Pacific University, we are committed to an interprofessional model of learning. Our students work together across programs to better understand the complexities of the changing healthcare system and to learn to collaborate in the best interest of the individuals and the communities they will serve.

Parking Instructions – Please park in the Intermodel Transit Facility. Enter the parking facility from an alley between SE Baseline and SE Washington, and SE 7th and SE 8th Streets. Spaces on the 1st and 2nd floor are available and are no charge.

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