Center to Advance Interprofessional Education and Practice

CAIEP Knowledge Exchange – Let's Talk Medications: Opportunities for Interprofessional Advocacy

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Competency: Roles & Responsibilities, Communication

Your future older adult patients are an at-risk population for experiencing adverse drug events – it is important to be familiar with medication-use issues and ways to enhance the quality of care provided. Hedva Barenholtz Levy, PharmD, director of HbL PharmaConsulting in St. Louis, Missouri, author of Maybe It’s Your Medications, and joining us from UNE’s Center for Excellence in Aging and Health (CEAH) will describe the nature of polypharmacy in older adults—what it is and why it is so prevalent. She also will discuss challenges and opportunities to reduce excessive and unnecessary medication use in this population. Attendees will be able to explore and discuss this topic from an interprofessional perspective, identifying ways that different health care disciplines can advocate for our older patients regarding safe and appropriate medication use.

Participation can be applied toward students’ IP Honors Distinction.

ZOOM: https://une.zoom.us/s/91491952588
Facebook Live: facebook.com/UNECollaborative (Interactive opportunity)
Livestream: une.edu/live (Viewing only)

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Hedva Barenholtz Levy PharmD is founder of HbL PharmaConsulting, a senior care pharmacy practice in St. Louis, MO, and adjunct faculty at the St. Louis College of Pharmacy (within the University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy). Dr. Levy is immediate past-president of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists and author of Maybe It’s Your Medications. She maintains board certifications in pharmacotherapy and geriatric pharmacy. Dr. Levy completed her pharmacy residency at Shands Hospital at the University of Florida and received her PharmD from the University of Michigan.  

  • This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Maine Medical Education Trust and the Co-Occurring Collaborative Serving Maine. The Maine Medical Education Trust is accredited by the Maine Medical Association Committee on Continuing Medical Education and Accreditation to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • The Maine Medical Education Trust designates this live online activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ Hours. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Presented by Center to Advance Interprofessional Education and Practice (CAIEP, formerly CECE) in collaboration with: UNE Center for Excellence in Aging and Health (CEAH), UNE School of Pharmacy, Co-Occurring Collaborative Serving Maine (CCSME)

"I feel like I am better prepared to care holistically for older adults. I recognize that there are multiple dimensions to wellness in older adults. I also recognize that I can help older adults strengthen their resiliency, as this is a modifiable ability and not an innate strength."
– UNE School of Nursing student, at the ‘Perspectives of a Wellness Researcher: Prioritizing emotional well-being, resilience in care of older people’ interprofessional event September 12, 2022


Tom Meuser
Center for Excellence in Aging and Health (CEAH)