Population Health

Houston Medication Safety Symposium

Friday, April 28, 2017 | 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Add to Calendar

Medications play an important role in the comprehensive treatment of chronic illnesses. Research suggests that inappropriate medication use is highly prevalent, and the main cause of increased medication-related morbidity, mortality and health care utilization. Medication-related problems range from prescribing of high risk medications in the elderly to abuse of prescribed medications by patients. The symposium will discuss the recent most advances in the areas of high risk medications and prescription abuse with respect to practice, research, and policy.

Featured speakers for sessions on Medication Safety in Older Adults and the Opioid Epidemic in the U.S. include: Michael Steinman, M.D., Professor of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics, UCSF School of Medicine; Zachary Marcum, PharmD, Ph.D., Assistant Professor & Assistant Director for Research, University of Washington; Grant Baldwin, Ph.D., MPH, Director, Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; and Steven Passik, Ph.D., Senior Medical Director, Medical Affairs, Endo Pharmaceuticals.

Registration and attendance is free, but advance registration is required by April 14. The symposium also will feature Podium and Poster presentations and awards (deadline to submit abstracts March 31).


The Denton A. Cooley, MD and Ralph C. Cooley, DDS University Life Center

7440 Cambridge St.


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