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College of Pharmacy’s Ansel Symposium will focus on safe medication use

The UGA College of Pharmacy will hold its 2016 Howard C. Ansel Symposium, “Patient Safety and the Future of Pharmacy,” Oct. 22 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Named in honor of the dean of the pharmacy college from 1977-1991, the symposium will highlight the essential roles pharmacists play in the prevention, identification and reporting of medication safety issues. In addition, participants will consider emerging opportunities for ­pharmacists to ensure patient safety and effective medication.

Greg Reybold, vice president of public policy and association counsel for the Georgia Pharmacy Association; Michael Crooks, pharmacy interventions technical lead for Alliant Quality; Jennifer Shannon, owner and pharmacist at Lily’s Pharmacy in Johns Creek; Michael Azzolin, chief operating officer for PharmD on Demand; and Sharon Clackum, president of Rx Answers, will provide attendees with a study of best practices in medication safety.

To be held at the pharmacy college, the symposium will cost $60 for pharmacists and $30 for technicians. To register or for more information, call 706-542-6232 or visit