Lunch & Learn Series at USJ on Dec. 4 - Script Your Future: Medication Adherence - POSTPONED UNTIL MArch 14, 2013
The Office of Alumni Relations at the University of Saint Joseph (USJ) is presenting a Lunch & Learn series led by outstanding members of our faculty. On Tuesday, December 4, Maria A. Summa, Pharm.D., B.C.P.S., associate professor of Pharmacy Practice and Administration, will present Script Your Future: Medication Adherence. The program begins with lunch at 11:00 a.m. followed by the presentation at 11:40 a.m. in the Crystal Room of Mercy Hall, located on the University's West Hartford campus at 1678 Asylum Avenue. The community is cordially invited to join alumni and friends of USJ at this event:
- Admission for the Lunch & Learn session is $25 and registration is strongly encouraged.
- Registration deadline is Friday, November 30, 2012 - contact Stephen Kumnick, manager of the Annual Fund & Alumni Relations, at 860.231.5323 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have you ever wondered about the health consequences of poor medication adherence or not taking medication as prescribed? The most recent data related to medication taking behaviors includes some startling findings - one out of three patients will never fill their prescriptions, and nearly three out of four Americans don't follow their prescribed treatment regimens. More than one-third of hospital admissions are linked to medication non-adherence. Patients may struggle with medication adherence for many reasons, and the consequences are serious - poor health outcomes for patients and increased costs for our health care system. In fact, medication non- adherence now costs us $290 billion annually - largely due to the increased costs of hospitalizations related to medication non-adherence.
Dr. Maria A. Summa earned her Pharm.D. from West Virginia University and a B.S. in Pharmacy, cum laude, from the University of Connecticut.