GeriMedRisk hosts monthly webcast " GeriMedRisk -Geriatric Clinical Pharmacology Rounds" on the first Tuesday of every month, from 12-1pm

Next Rounds: Tuesday Nov 6, 2018 from 12pm -1pm

Presenter: Dr. Joanne Ho, MD, FRCPC, MSc

Title: "Drug Interactions: Beyond start low, go slow"

Join by Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/363791218

Or Telephone:  +1 647 558 0588

Meeting ID: 363 791 218

Objectives:

1. Understand the impact of drug interactions in the older adult

2. Review different types of drug interactions

3. Introduce tips for mitigating drug interactions and their consequences

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GeriMedRisk has Royal College Accredited Education Rounds (Group 1). 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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Previous rounds: Shake, Rattle, and Roll: The toxic effects of levodopa/carbidopa in the older adult

Presented by: Dr. Chris Skappak, MD, PhD, PGY4 Emergency Medicine, McMaster University

Key Takeaways:

  • Dopamine toxicity can occur easily in patients with simple changes in diet

  • Hypotension is a major risk for falls especially in older Parkinson’s disease patients on multiple anti-hypertensive medications

  •  Extended release levodopa/carbidopa requires a different dosing regime to prevent toxicity.