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ISMP-USP 2009 Workshops


Using Data Effectively to Manage the Risks to Medication Safety

For more program information, including hotel contact information, click here for a copy of the workshop brochure.


December 5, 2009
Before the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting
7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Maggiano's Little Italy
3200 Las Vegas Blvd South
Las Vegas, NV


Program Overview
This one-day interactive program, being offered by the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) and the United States Pharmacopeia (USP), is designed for pharmacy directors, risk managers, patient safety officers, medication safety officers, and other healthcare professionals seeking to enhance their ability to collect, analyze, and prioritize adverse drug event data.

Participants will learn how to select effective risk reduction strategies based on proven medication safety principles, instead of relying solely on human vigilance. They also will learn the best way to report their findings in an actionable format that will help drive medication safety efforts and show results from system improvements.

The workshops will provide take-home materials and tools necessary to analyze and prioritize medication error information and breakout sessions that offer the opportunity to gain hands-on practice working with data. 

For more program information, including hotel contact information, click here for a copy of the workshop brochure. To register, visit


Agenda Highlights
Topics that will be covered during the program include:

  1. Risk identification: data collection methods
  2. Risk analysis: evaluating aggregate data
  3. Risk control: choosing effective error reduction strategies
  4. Case studies: data analysis and priority setting
  5. Case studies: examining interventions

Registration Information

Early registration: $400 (up to 21 days before program date)

Regular registration: $450 (21 days or less before program date)

Group discounts: $350 (for 3 or more individuals from the same organization attending a workshop). In order to receive the group rate, you must call the meetings hotline at 301-230-6304 to receive a group code before registering online. Contact Rachel Cohen at 215-947-7797 for special arrangements for group programs at your facility.

To register for the workshops, visit

Pharmacy and Nursing CE Credit
The Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group (PPAG) is approved by the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education as a provider of continuing pharmaceutical education. This program is approved for 7 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education credit (.70 CEUs).

Debora Simmons is approved by the California Board of Nurse Examiners as a provider of continuing nursing education. This program is approved for 7 contact hours (.7 CEUs) of continuing nursing education.

Program Faculty
Workshop faculty will include:

Matthew Grissinger, RPh, FASCP
Director of Reporting Programs

John Santell, RPh, MS, FASHP
Director, Pharmacopoeial Education

Sponsored by unrestricted educational grants from CareFusion and Hospira.

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