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Professor Chris Alderman

Ward Medication Management (Ward MM) are supporting GreenC by delivering industry leading aged care pain management data analysis and research.

Ward MM are experts in aged care medication management.

Ward MM deliver the highest quality clinical pharmacy services to be the best medication management solution provider to the aged care industry.

Ward MM Vision:
To eliminate medication related issues in aged care through being future thinkers and driving industry collaboration.

Ward MM’s clinical team is headed by Prof. Chris Alderman – Director of Clinical Excellence.

Dr Chris Alderman B Pharm, PhD, FSHP, BCPP, CGP, Dip Proj Man

Dr Alderman is currently the Clinical Director for Ward Medication Management, the largest provider of clinical pharmacy services for the Residential and Aged Care sector in Australia.
Previously he held long-term appointments as the Director of Pharmacy at the Repatriation General Hospital in Daw Park, South Australia, and a dual appointment as Associate Professor, Pharmacy Practice at the Quality Use of Medicines and Pharmacy Research Centre, University of South Australia. He has also served as Director of Mental Health Pharmacy Services for SA Pharmacy. He currently serves as the Editor in Chief of the Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Research, and is the immediate past Chair of the Board of Commissioners for the Commission for Certification in Geriatric Pharmacy (CCGP).

He has over 25 years of experience as a specialist clinical pharmacist, and holds specialist qualifications in psychiatry and geriatric pharmacy with the US Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties. He is a past president of the Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia and achieved admission as a Fellow of SHPA in 1993. He is a frequently sought speaker at national and international conferences, seminars and symposia, is the author of over 130 peer-reviewed publications and several book chapters, and frequently provides expert witness services in medicolegal cases around Australia. Most recently he has co-authored the new textbook: Psychopharmacology – Practice and Contexts, published by Oxford University Press. His research interests focus upon strategies to achieve safe and effective use of psychotropic drugs, and the safe and effective use of medicines for older people.

Current Appointments:

  • Director of Clinical Excellence, Ward Medication Management
  • Associate Professor, Pharmacy Practice at the University of South Australia

Previous Appointments:

  • Editor in Chief of the Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Research
  • Chair of the Board of Commissioners for the Commission for Certification in Geriatric Pharmacy (CCGP)
  • Director of Mental Health Pharmacy Services, SA Health
  • Director of Pharmacy, Repatriation General Hospital
  • Alderman Chosen for 2016 CCGP Award

 

Chris Alderman, BPharm, PhD, FSHP, CGP, BCPP, has been chosen by the Board of Commissioners of the Commission for Certification in Geriatric Pharmacy as the 2016 recipient of the CCGP Excellence in Geriatric Pharmacy Practice Award.

Dr. Alderman is currently Clinical Director for Ward Medication Management, the largest provider of clinical pharmacy services in Aged Care sector in Australia, and Associate Professor at University of South Australia. Currently Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Research, he is a past Chair of the Board of the Commission for Certification in Geriatric Pharmacy. With more than 25 years of experience as a specialist clinical pharmacist in psychiatry, he holds specialist qualifications in psychiatry and geriatric pharmacy. The author of over 130 peer-reviewed publications and several book chapters, he co-authored the textbook: Psychopharmacology – Practice and Contexts.

The CCGP Excellence in Geriatric Pharmacy Practice Award recognizes the board-certified geriatric pharmacist who fosters the principles of good pharmacy practice; demonstrates excellence in geriatric patient care; and promotes the values and rigorous standards established by CCGP.  The award will be presented at an awards ceremony to be held in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists in Dallas, Texas on November 3, 2016.

“Dr. Alderman is an excellent choice to receive this year’s CCGP Award,” said Thomas R. Clark, Executive Director of the Commission for Certification in Geriatric Pharmacy.  “His many years of service to CCGP and to the profession of pharmacy in Australia have fostered significant growth in pharmacists with the CGP credential and have contributed to elevating the standard of geriatric pharmacy practice.”
The Commission for Certification in Geriatric Pharmacy (CCGP) is a nonprofit corporation created by the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP) in 1997.  CCGP offers a board certification examination in geriatric pharmacy practice.  CCGP is autonomous from ASCP, with its own governing Board of Commissioners, and is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies.