GeriMedRisk - Geriatric Clinical Pharmacology Rounds

GeriMedRisk offers free monthly webcast accredited educational rounds on topics related to safe prescribing for older adults. For more information please join our mailing list. Registration is required to attend.


GeriMedRisk April Rounds 

April 4, 2023  | 12:00-1:00 PM EST

Tackling Prescribing Cascades: Recognize, Investigate and Deprescribe

Presenter: Dr. Lisa McCarthy RPh, PharmD, MSc



After the session, participants 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


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.


Missing April 4th Rounds?

Please note that we are hosting an additional webinar session on April 12 at 7:00 PM that will broadcast a recording of Dr. Lisa McCarthy's presentation "Tackling Prescribing Cascades: Recognize, Investigate and Deprescribe." This session will not be interactive.


Replay session: April 12 at 7 pm EST

Click Here to register for the recorded session

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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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