27th Annual Idaho Conference on Health Care
and 7th Annual Thomas Geriatric Health Symposium

Keynote Speaker

Gayle Hudgins

Gayle Hudgins, Pharm. D., CGP, is Professor and Director of Experiential Education at the University of Montana Skaggs School of Pharmacy in the Department of Pharmacy Practice. She is a 1969 graduate of the University of Washington School of Pharmacy with a B.S. degree in Pharmacy and a 1976 graduate of Duquesne University with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree. She also completed a pharmacy practice residency at Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh.

Dr. Hudgins has specialized in geriatric pharmacy for over thirty years, with the majority of her teaching, service and scholarly activity having to do with the older adults. She has made numerous poster and platform presentations on geriatric and other topics, published on geriatric and teaching topics, and has served as a pharmacy consultant to long-term care facilities and a home health-hospice agency. She is principal investigator and director of the Montana Geriatric Education Center, which was started in July 2002, and most recently refunded for an additional 5 years in July 2010. In that capacity, she serves on the MTGEC Administrative Board, on the Continuing Education Advisory Committee and chairs the Student Clinical Training Coordinating Committee.

As Director of Experiential Education, she has established relationships with a large number of rural Montana health care institutions and providers. She serves on the Advisory Board for the Montana Office of Rural Health/Area Health Education Center, located on the Montana State University campus. She is also a faculty participant in the ImProving Health Among Rural Montanans (IPHARM) health screening project.