GeriMedRisk Geriatric Clinical Pharmacology Rounds

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Date(s) - 04/04/2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Live Webinar: Tackling Prescribing Cascades: Recognize, Investigate and Deprescribe

Target Audience: specialist physicians, family physicians, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, residents & medical students, nurses, and other health care professionals providing care to older adults.

Learning Objectives: 

Attendees of this session will be able to:

  • Describe what prescribing cascades are and why they matter
  • Discuss factors impacting how and why they occur

Identify tools and approaches for recognizing, investigating and deprescribing prescribing cascades in clinical practice


Presenter, Dr. Lisa McCarthy RPh, PharmD, MSc 

Dr. McCarthy is a Clinician Scientist with the Institute for Better Health and Pharmacy Department at Trillium Health Partners. She is also an Associate Professor with the University of Toronto’s Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy and Department of Family and Community Medicine.  Dr. McCarthy is widely known for co-leadership of the Research Team and for her research on prescribing cascades. She is the recipient of many awards including the 2023 CIHR Mid-Career Investigator Prize in Research in Aging.

Dr. McCarthy’s research aims to optimize evidence-based care for older adults within integrated care models, with a particular focus on studying the people, processes and resources need to ensure the safe and effective use of medications. These interests are drawn from her pharmacy practice, where she has provided care for older adults across many ambulatory and institutional settings.

Accreditation Statement

GeriMedRisk- Geriatric Clinical Pharmacology Rounds is a self-approved group learning activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

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