Le programme de 2018 comprend des séances sur la prescription de médicaments par les pharmaciens pour traiter les infections urinaires, la déclaration obligatoire des erreurs, le rôle du pharmacien dans la prestation de soins aux patients autochtones, la communication avec les patients risquant de faire un mauvais usage des opioïdes, les principales études qui pourraient changer la pratique des pharmaciens, et beaucoup plus encore!
Seront offerts également des ateliers préliminaires sur le cannabis thérapeutique et la gestion des médicaments pour les patients âgés (frais supplémentaires).
|Saturday, June 02|
|9:00 AM - 12:30 PM||Pre-Conference Workshop: Medical Cannabis: Foundations, evidence and case scenarios (additional fee)|
|9:00 AM - 12:30 PM||Pre-Conference Workshop: Principles of aging and the medication managment of geriatric patients (additional fee)|
|1:00 PM - 3:00 PM||New Brunswick College of Pharmacists (NBCP) Annual General Meeting|
|3:00 PM - 4:30 PM||New Brunswick Pharmacists' Association (NBPA) Annual General Meeting|
|5:00 PM - 7:00 PM||New Brunswick Pharmacists' Association (NBPA) Awards Supper|
|7:30 PM - 11:59 PM||Maritime Kitchen Party featuring live band Signal Hill sponsored by Shoppers Drug Mart/Loblaw Pharmacy||Boyce Farmers Market|
|Monday, June 04|
|7:30 AM - 9:00 AM||
CPJ session featuring Jesse Hirsh: The future of pharmacy-cognitive authority, technology and patient empowerment
sponsored by Johnson and Johnson
Presenter: Jesse Hirsh
|Therapeutics||Pharmacy Practice/Business||Research/Knowledge Translation|
|9:15 AM - 10:15 AM||Advocacy in Pharmacy: The Australian and Irish perspectives||
Indigenous health and reconciliation in pharmacy
Presenter: Jaris Swidrovich
Optimizing the pharmacy student experience to create innovative leaders
Presenter: Tiana Tilli
|10:30 AM - 11:30 AM||
What's new, what's true, what's poo? Top new studies in primary care
Presenter: Adrienne Lindblad
Moms Stop The Harm
Presenter: Marie Agioritis
|Pharmacy Practice Research Oral Abstracts Session 4|
|11:45 AM - 2:30 PM||Tradeshow, Lunch and Pharmacy Practice Research Posters||Convention Centre|
|3:00 PM - 4:30 PM||The Great Debate||Crowne Plaza|
|6:00 PM - 10:00 PM||Gala Reception and Dinner||Delta|
|Tuesday, June 05|
|7:30 AM - 9:00 AM||Innovation Showcase sponsored by Pfizer Canada|
|9:15 AM - 11:30 AM||Fostering a culture of medication safety in community pharmacy: lessons learned from early adopters|
|Therapeutics||Pharmacy Practice/Business||Research/Knowledge Translation|
|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM||
H. pylori: New treatment guidelines and its challenges
Presenter: Marie-Claire Savoie
New guidelines on the prevention and treatment of travelers' diarrhea: what pharmacists need to know
|How to effectively communicate and engage with a patient at risk of, or living with, opioid use disorder||
Doses hors monographie et combinaison d'antipsychotiques: comment s'y retrouver sans delirer?
Presenter: Violaine Masson
|1:15 PM - 2:15 PM||
Choosing Wisely pharmacy recommendations: it starts with you
Presenter: Philip Emberley
|Pay for performance and quality in community pharmacy: Canadian evidence and international experiences||How you can be an opioid steward: implementing the opioid guidlines into your practice|
Title: Pre-Conference Workshop: Principles of aging and the medication managment of geriatric patients (additional fee)
Description:By 2036, over 10 million Canadians will be over 65 years of age. The needs of older citizens differ from younger patients given the complex presentation, multi-morbidity, progression of common, chronic diseases, and a greater reliance on medication. Pharmacists have a vital role in optimizing the health and drug therapy of geriatric patients. The workshop will provide a description of the impact of frailty and aging and medication therapy decisions. Key principles of geriatric assessment by community pharmacists will be addressed. Tools and practices to improve medication appropriateness will be applied through the use of case studies that feature common scenarios in community practice. This workshop will appeal to a broad range of practicing pharmacists.
1. To gain an understanding of the unique needs of older citizens, who are often dealing with chronic diseases and a greater reliance on medication.
2. To gain an understanding of geriatric assessment to better inform medication therapy decisions.
3. To become familiar with practice tools and practices that will help to improve medication appropriateness in older citizens.
4. To use case studies to apply geriatric assessment and practices tools to facilitate learning which can be applied in practice.
Title: Pre-Conference Workshop: Medical Cannabis: Foundations, evidence and case scenarios (additional fee)
Description:As more patients are prescribed medical cannabis for a number of conditions, pharmacists are increasingly approached by patients and other health care providers to provide support and guidance around the efficacy and safety of this complex therapeutic entity. This workshop, adapted from existing CE content developed by CPhA, will give pharmacists some foundational knowledge with respect to the endocannabinoid system and the pharmacology and therapeutics behind cannabis and cannabinoids. An overview of the Canadian regulations on medical cannabis will be provided. The availability of prescription cannabinoids and medical cannabis in Canada will be discussed as well as known information behind dosing, routes of administration, safety and drug interactions. The available evidence, including limitations, behind both prescription cannabinoids and medical cannabis in Canada will be reviewed. Participants will discuss several real life patient care scenarios which will help them develop a clearer understanding of their role in supporting patient care in this complex and evolving area.
Learning objectives:By the end of this session, participants will be able to:
1. Describe foundational principles of pharmacology and therapeutics behind cannabis and cannabinoids
2. Understand the availability of prescription cannabinoids and medical cannabis in Canada
3. Apply evidence outlining safety and efficacy of prescription cannabinoids and medical cannabis in Canada.
4. Recognize information and gaps with respect to dosing, routes of administration, safety and drug interactions
5. Understand the role of pharmacists supporting patient care related to cannabis use
Title: Maritime Kitchen Party featuring live band Signal Hill sponsored by Shoppers Drug Mart/Loblaw Pharmacy
Description:A Maritime Kitchen Party is all about good food and drink, great music and socializing. Signal Hill, Eastern Canada's premiere show band, will take care of entertaining you and we'll take care of the rest!
Room: Boyce Farmers Market
Title: Breakfast Satellite Symposium sponsored by AbbVie A chat in the park: discussion on biologics and biosimilars in autoimmune inflammatory diseases
Description:Biologic drugs have revolutionized the treatment of autoimmune diseases, while biosimilars represent an unprecedented level of complexity for all stakeholders. Pharmacists have the opportunity to offer guidance in all areas of biologic and biosimilar use. The goal of this program is to improve pharmacists' understanding of the practical issues associated with biologic use, as well as of the challenges associated with biosimilar market entry, taking into account the patient, the physician and the pharmacist perspectives. Using a conversational approach, physician and pharmacist experts will discuss practical questions related to the use of biologics and biosimilars. A live interactive polling application will engage participants and allow them to provide their opinions on the key topics discussed. This collaborative approach will help pharmacists to offer pertinent recommendations to prescribers and meaningful consultation to patients.
- Determine which vaccinations patients with autoimmune inflammatory diseases treated with biologics should receive
- Counsel patients on the definitions and evidence regarding originator biologics, biosimilars, and generics to facilitate shared decision-making
- Discuss the potential impact of the introduction of biosimilars on disease control, immunogenicity and adverse events for stable patients
- Identify circumstances when biologics should be withheld
- Optimize inter-disciplinary communication regarding biologic use
Title: Opening Session featuring keynote speaker Mary Walsh
Description:Acclaimed comedian Mary Walsh is best known for her multi-Gemini-Award-winning work on CBC's This Hour Has 22 Minutes, the long-running satiric current events program she created, and which showcases her dynamic range of hilarious characters. Outside of her work in television and film, Mary is also a respected mental health and addiction awareness advocate who shares her prior experience with alcoholism in an effort to create change in the lives of others. Mary wrote, produced and starred in the Gemini award-winning show Hatching, Matching and Dispatching, and was nominated for two Genie Awards for her performances in the feature films Crackie and New Waterford Girl. Her recent television credits include appearances on Republic of Doyle, Rookie Blue, and on HBO Canada's Sensitive Skin, which garnered her a 2017 Canadian Screen Award nomination. Mary is also known for appearing in the films Mambo Italiano; The Divine Ryans with Pete Postlethwaite; Violet, in which she played the title role; and most recently in The Grand Seduction and Closet Monster, which were official selections at TIFF 2014 and 2015, respectively. Among her many awards and honorary doctorates, Mary is also the recipient of the Order of Canada and the Governor General's Lifetime Achievement Award in the Performing Arts.
Title: Outcomes of pharmacist prescribing and care for patients with urinary tract infections in New Brunswick: results of a major new study.
Description:Urinary tract infections occur commonly in the community. Major issues include timely access to care and use of inappropriately broad spectrum antibiotics for excessive durations. Pharmacists in New Brunswick recently received the privilege of prescriptive authority for uncomplicated urinary tract infections. In this presentation, we will review the background, methods, and final results of a study of pharmacist prescribing for urinary tract infections, the RxOUTMAP study. Supported by investigator-initiated grants from the New Brunswick Pharmacists Association and the Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy.
Learning objectives:1. To review the Canadian Guidelines for the Management of Urinary Tract Infections by Pharmacists.
2. To discuss the rationale and design of the Outcomes of Urinary Tract Infection Management by Pharmacists (RxOUTMAP) study.
3. To provide the results of the RxOUTMAP study - a study of pharmacist prescribing for urinary tract infections in New Brunswick.
Title: Voices of Experience Mentor Session Ends at 12:30pm
Description:Voices of Experience Unsure of what kind of pharmacy career you'd like to pursue? Thinking about changing lanes in your practice? Interested in exploring different aspects of pharmacy, just to see what's out there? This session will feature pharmacists with experience in a range of pharmacy sectors in a timed, small group, round-table format. You can choose up to five tables you'd like to visit (out of 10) and then get ready for some rapid fire learning. This session is open to all delegates, but particularly encouraged for students and new practitioners (five years or less in practice).
By the end of this session, participants will be able to
- Describe at least five different career pathways available to licensed pharmacists in Canada
- List key skills required for successful employment in at least 3 different practice environments
- Reflect on strategies that will be useful to their own career development
Title: Pharmacist's role in the context of cannabis legalizationSponsored by Canopy Growth
Description:The overall objective of the session is to discuss pharmacists' role in both the recreational and medical cannabis streams, including Rx and NHP. After attending this session and after navigating through case scenarios, pharmacists will have a good understanding of patient clinical supervision, monitoring and guidance under the current framework and potential future ones. Pharmacists will be able as well to counsel their patients using cannabis for recreational purposes or looking into using cannabis-based natural health products.
Title: Prevention by design: introducing a novel recombinant shingles vaccine.Sponsored by GSK
Description:Learn more about SHINGRIX's mechanism of action and performance in clinical trials.
Title: Sexually transmitted infections
Description:The rates of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis have been steadily increasing in Canada. At the same time, the threat of antibiotic resistance has been growing, resulting in treatment failures and requiring revisions to treatment guidelines. These sexually transmitted infections (STIs) can result in serious complications and have negative impact on long-term health if undiagnosed and untreated. Primary care providers should be aware of the factors contributing to increasing rates of STIs and antibiotic resistance, and of the interventions they can initiate to effectively prevent and treat these infections.
Learning objectives:At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
1. Describe the epidemiology of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis in Canada.
2. Recognize the symptoms of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis and recommend appropriate screening and testing.
3. Identify appropriate treatment options based upon Canadian guidelines and local antibiotic resistance patterns.
4. Advise patients on strategies to prevent STIs.
Title: Pharmacy workflow: the ultimate enabler Ends at 3:30 pm
Description:This session will focus primarily on how to develop a future forward and yet efficient dispensary that will enable expedited core dispensing, full clinical review of patient's profile, adequate staffing and mix, along with suggested education engagements for staff to successfully pivot to a more patient focused model with the pharmacist, certified technician, and assistants ideally positioned to succeed.
• Facilitate expanded pharmacist service offerings
• Understand key opportunities and challenges to integrating core dispensing and pharmacist services
• Differentiate between clinical and technical aspects for both assistants, certified technicians, and pharmacists.
• Develop core workflow elements specific to one's practice size and dynamic
• Define standards of clinical engagement to establish baselines
• Target key clinical offerings for patients
Title: Comment appliquer les nouvelles activités du pharmacien en soins de longue durée
Description:Le projet PEPS est un nouveau modèle de prise en charge complète de la pharmacothérapie par le pharmacien en collaboration avec les équipes de soins de longue durée. Une recherche intégrée aux soins est présentement en cours pour étudier les impacts de ce nouveau modèle sur la pharmacothérapie des patients, leur bien-être, les coûts et la satisfaction des équipes. La recherche a eu lieu en soins de longue durée mais le modèle peut s'appliquer partout y compris dans les centres privés.
The PEPS project is a new model of comprehensive pharmacotherapy management by the pharmacist in collaboration with long-term care teams. An integrated care research is currently underway to study its impacts on patients' pharmacotherapy, their well-being and on care team satisfaction. The research took place in long-term care but the work organization model can be applied everywhere including in private centers.
Learning objectives in French:
• Identifier les nouvelles activités du pharmacien en soins de longue durée déployées avec le projet PEPS (Projet d'Évaluation de la Personnalisation des Soins) au CIUSSS de la Capitale-Nationale;
• Décrire le cadre légal et le cadre administratif
• Synthétiser le modèle d'organisation du travail et la méthode d'actualisation du projet permettant la prise en charge de la pharmacothérapie par le pharmacien;
• Décrire les premiers impacts du modèle sur la pharmacothérapie et les équipes de soins et présenter les objectifs en cours d'évaluation;
• Comprendre l'importance que le pharmacien devienne un prescripteur responsable;
Learning objectives in English:
• Identify new pharmacist activities in long-term care deployed with the PEPS project (Personal Care Evaluation Project) at CIUSSS de la Capitale-Nationale;
• Describe the legal framework and the administrative framework
• Synthesize the work organization model and the project update method allowing the pharmacist to take charge of pharmacotherapy;
• Describe the first impacts of the model on pharmacotherapy and care teams and present the objectives under evaluation;
• Understand the importance of the pharmacist becoming a responsible prescriber;
Title: CPJ session featuring Jesse Hirsh: The future of pharmacy-cognitive authority, technology and patient empowerment sponsored by Johnson and Johnson
Description:Mr. Hirsh will explain the concept of the cognitive authority, and how pharmacists can use this via social media and through the care they provide to take pharmacy practice to the next level of patient-centred care.
Title: Advocacy in Pharmacy: The Australian and Irish perspectives
Description:The profession of pharmacy continues to grow and evolve in Canada and internationally. Effective advocacy measures are necessary to facilitate positive change and we can learn from our international colleagues on how they have been successful in advocating for the profession. This session will explore key aspects of the advocacy efforts in both Australia and Ireland.
Learning objectives:• Describe the macro-level pharmacy advocacy efforts that take place in both Australia and Ireland
• Describe what individual pharmacists can do to successfully advocate for their profession
• Discuss what has worked in terms of advocacy efforts in each country
Title: Optimizing the pharmacy student experience to create innovative leaders
Description:There will be three parts to this presentation:
1. Didactic presentation on findings from a qualitative research project at the World Health Organization identifying additional roles for pharmacists beyond traditional roles noted in the WHO/FIP Guidelines for Good Pharmacy Practice (GPP).
2. Didactic presentation on how students can gain exposure to non-traditional roles of pharmacists
3. Break-out sessions for brainstorming innovative student experiences and initiatives
Learning objectives:1. Recall non-traditional roles for pharmacists beyond those in the Guidelines for Good Pharmacy Practice (GPP).
2. Identify pathways for gaining non-traditional pharmacy student experiences.
3. Recognize opportunities for innovative student experiences and projects.
Title: Indigenous health and reconciliation in pharmacy
Description:Through the use of my own family's story, an overview of terminology and a brief summary of Indigenous history will be provided, followed by a deeper discussion on Indigenous health and cultural safety. Suggestions will be provided regarding how to encourage, celebrate, value, and coordinate the inclusion of traditional healing practices in the care of Indigenous peoples in conjunction with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) of Canada's Calls to Action. Commonly described "myths" about Indigenous history, peoples, and services will also be discussed.
1. Describe the unique differences in meaning between Indigenous, Aboriginal, First Nations, Metis, and Inuit peoples.
2. Summarize key historical and current government policies and practices that affected and continue to affect the health of Indigenous Canadians.
3. Describe the magnitude of health challenges experienced by Indigenous Canadians.
4. Describe cultural safety and give examples of how this may be demonstrated when working with Indigenous peoples.
5. Summarize the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) of Canada and propose how pharmacists and the profession of pharmacy may respond to the TRC Calls to Action.
Title: What's new, what's true, what's poo? Top new studies in primary care
Description:This session will review 10 of the top studies in primary care form the last year. We will review what is practice changing and what should be ignored. The focus will be on the bottom line of each study and will encourage critical thought, all with a side of humor.
At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:
1) Discuss 10 new studies in primary care (and 1 guideline)
2) Decide whether these new studies are practice changing or should be ignored
Title: Moms Stop The Harm
Description:While one teenaged son was addicted to oxycontin, Marie Agioritis unexpectedly lost another to fentanyl in 2011. Since then she's been speaking out to reduce the stigma and help families get help. In 2016 she and nine other women who had lost children to overdoses formed Moms Stop the Harm, a group that advocates across the country for better resources, education and policy as it pertains to what can only be described as a national crisis. She is also on the Boards of Recovery Saskatoon, Alexanders Sober Living and the Say Know drug education project.
Learning objectives:To inform the academic community of the realities of substance misuse and the demographic that is using and dying from the current deadly strains of recreational drugs. Through the use of a personal story the hope is to inspire a broader and more sympathetic view of substance abuse, the effect on the family and the gaps that exist that impede recovery. To inspire those in the room to believe that opportunity does exist and their power to make a difference is significant.
Title: Innovation Showcase sponsored by Pfizer Canada
Description:The Innovation Showcase is an opportunity to listen to innovative pharmacists describe practices that can be incorporated into any community pharmacy setting.
1. To gain an appreciation of innovative pharmacy services.
2. To gain insights as to how new innovative services can be incorporated into pharmacy workflow.
3. To reflect on the needs of patients in determining which new services are most appropriate for the learner's practice.
Title: Fostering a culture of medication safety in community pharmacy: lessons learned from early adopters
Description:Since 2010, several provinces have implemented systematic methods of fostering a culture of continuous quality improvement (CQI) in community pharmacy. Four of these provinces have now either developed or are piloting standardised CQI programs. This panel explores the experiences of these early adopters and seeks to identify useful pathways for the further development of CQI processes as a means of enhancing safety culture in community pharmacy. The panel begins with a powerful personal story about patient safety, which establishes the imperative for continually building a safety culture. Next a panel of researchers, regulators, and industry experts will discuss lessons learned from the implementation of CQI processes based on pharmacy error reporting. The second panel features pharmacy professionals sharing their stories of engaging with CQI processes and of enhancing safety culture at the front line in community pharmacy.
By the end of this presentation and panel discussion, the participant will be able to:
1. Describe the importance of medication incident reporting and continuous quality improvement to the creation of a culture of safety in community pharmacy
2. Understand the pharmacy regulator perspective and role in medication incident reporting and protection of public safety
3. Appreciate the challenges and opportunities faced by front line practitioners involved in incident reporting and CQI processes
4. Identify opportunities for shared learning and ongoing system improvements to minimize medication errors and maximize health outcomes for Canadians
Title: H. pylori: New treatment guidelines and its challenges
Description:While the prevalence of H pylori has decreased considerably in Canada, it still remains elevated among certain populations with high-risk ethnic origins (Asian, Aboriginal, Hispanic). H pylori treatment, and prevention of the growing resistance to antibiotics, requires best practices from pharmacists to support both the healthcare provider and the patient to achieve successful eradication.
Learning objectives:1. Epidemiology of H pylori in North America.
2. Discuss the 2016 Toronto Consensus for the treatment of H pylori infection in adults-when to treat and which therapy to use.
3. Help close the gap in knowledge.
Title: New guidelines on the prevention and treatment of travelers' diarrhea: what pharmacists need to know
Description:In spring 2017, the Journal of Travel Medicine published a guideline on the prevention and treatment of travelers' diarrhea (TD), to synthesize available evidence to date into "practical guidance to providers faced with common questions regarding recommendations on use of antibiotic and non-antibiotic therapies in the prevention and treatment of TD."
The guidelines were designed to be applicable to a range of health care providers, and pharmacists play a large role in providing non-prescription advice and counselling on antibiotics prescribed for the treatment of TD.
As front-line health care professionals faced with a growing demographic of travelling patients, pharmacists are an important audience for this guideline. This session will review aspects of the guidelines that are most applicable to Canadian pharmacy practice and highlight opportunities for pharmacists to ensure patients are well informed and adequately protected from this condition while travelling. Case studies will provide opportunities to apply this new knowledge to patient care.
Learning objectives:By the end of this session, participants will be able to:
1. Advise patients on evidence-based pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic approaches for the prevention of travelers' diarrhea.
2. Identify appropriate antibiotic regimen(s) for the treatment of travelers' diarrhea considering patient factors, symptom severity, and resistance patterns.
3. Apply the new classification system for illness severity to assist patients with self-treatment decisions.
Title: How to effectively communicate and engage with a patient at risk of, or living with, opioid use disorder
Description:Research has consistently demonstrated that while pharmacists are front-line health professionals who encounter patients with suspected or known substance use disorders, the majority lack confidence in managing such conditions. More specifically, one of the greatest barriers to this is that pharmacists lack the knowledge and confidence around how to communicate with someone at risk of or living with addiction. Given the current opioid crisis in Canada and evolving guidelines around managing patients on opioids, it is crucial that pharmacists are able to step into this necessary role. The goal of this session is to provide a dynamic, interactive session to provide pharmacists with the opportunity to gain knowledge around the brain science behind addiction and the environmental factors that increase the risk of addiction, as well as to provide best practices in communicating with patients at risk of opioid use disorder, or those already living with addiction.
Learning Objective #1:
Understand the basic pathophysiology of substance abuse disorders and the environmental factors that increase the risk of addiction in order to improve understanding of patients living with this condition.
Learning Objective #2:
Describe the role of pharmacists in identifying and managing individuals at risk of or living with substance abuse disorders, especially opioid abuse disorder.
Learning Objective #3:
Apply effective communication strategies to engage with individuals at risk of or living with substance abuse disorders in order to build a strong therapeutic relationship to facilitate the prevention of addiction, patient safety and appropriate treatment, as well as to reduce stigma associated with this condition.
Title: Doses hors monographie et combinaison d'antipsychotiques: comment s'y retrouver sans delirer?
1. Mise en contexte
2. Algorithme de traitement habituel
3. Données sur risques/benefices polypharmacy
4. Données sur doses hors monographie
5. Algorithme de traitement pour rationnaliser polypharmacie ou doses supramax
Title: Choosing Wisely pharmacy recommendations: it starts with you
Description:After considerable consultation with pharmacists, in late 2017, CPhA released its list of pharmacist recommendations in support of the Choosing Wisely Canada (CWC) initiative. The aim was to identify pharmacy- specific recommendations that identify specific treatments that are considered unnecessary and/or potentially harmful. This session will delve more deeply into the rationale and evidence regarding several of CPhA's recommendations, and suggest how these recommendations can be used by front-line pharmacists.
1. To provide a general overview to the Choosing Wisely Canada initiative, and why it's important to pharmacists.
2. To discuss recommendation #4 on the renewal of PPIs with respect to the evidence and its application through a case study.
3. To discuss recommendation #6, on the discontinuation of benzodiazepines with respect to the evidence and its application through a case study.
4. To provide example practice tools to support pharmacists in the implementation of Choosing Wisely recommendations.
Title: Pay for performance and quality in community pharmacy: Canadian evidence and international experiences
Description:In this session, presenters will discuss health system evidence and trends that are influencing the increasing emphasis on value and pay for performance in the community pharmacy sector
• Discuss health system factors underpinning the interest in pay for performance for community pharmacy in Canada
• Highlight Canadian evidence on pay for performance in community pharmacy practice versus traditional fee for service models
• Provide an overview of approaches to community pharmacy-focused pay for performance from the United States and other countries
Title: How you can be an opioid steward: implementing the opioid guidlines into your practice
Description:Pharmacists have a responsibility to foster opioid stewardship and promote rational, effective and safe use of opioid therapy. In 2017 the Canadian Opioid Guideline for Chronic Noncancer Pain was published outlining ten recommendations, expert guidance and risk mitigation statements. The Guideline has been translated for application by pharmacists in practice. Understanding the evidence supporting the recommendations is key in interpreting them to inform patient choices.
At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
1. Describe recommendations and supporting evidence for the 2017 Canadian Opioid Guideline for Chronic Noncancer Pain
2. Identify specific opportunities and strategies to apply the Guideline in their practice
3. Recognize the value of a motivational approach for discussing Guideline recommendations with patients
Speaker: Aaron Sihota, BSc, BSc Pharm (UBC), RPh
Biography:Aaron Sihota is a Primary Care Pharmacist and Clinical Instructor at the UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences. As part of a specialized co-located pharmacy that focuses in outcome based inflammatory arthritis and dermatology services, Aaron works in collaboration with a group of specialist physicians and nurses to educate, monitor, and optimize patient medication therapy leveraging emerging digital health technology. He is the co-creator of the Dermatology, Cosmeceuticals and Topical Compounding course at the UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences. One of the first advanced offerings of its kind in North America at a pharmacy institution and in collaboration with dermatologists as guest Faculty, this course explores the assessment, treatment and therapeutic monitoring of various skin condition by the pharmacist. Aaron is a regular skincare columnist for Pharmacy Practice and Business magazine and also serves on the Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA) Dermatology Review Panel.
Speaker: Adrienne Lindblad, BSP, ACPR, PharmD, Alberta College of Family Physicians
Biography:Adrienne completed her pharmacy degree from the University of Saskatchewan, her hospital pharmacy residency in Halifax, and her post-baccalaureate Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Toronto. As the Knowledge Translation and Evidence Coordinator for the Alberta College of Family Physicians and an Associate Clinical Professor in Family Medicine at the University of Alberta, Adrienne is currently involved with a number of educational initiatives, including Tools for Practice, Roadshow presentations, the Practical Evidence for Informed Practice conference and Best Practice Support Visits. Throughout her career, she has been heavily involved in teaching and mentoring, and has received numerous awards for her work, including the Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists' "Teaching, Learning and Education Award" and the College of Family Physicians of Canada "Continuing Professional Development Program Award". She is passionate about evidence-based medicine and translating evidence into practice.
Speaker: Ajit Johal, BSc Pharm, BCPP, CTH, CDE, Wilson Pharmacy
Biography:Ajit is a community pharmacist at Wilson Pharmacy and director of TravelRx, a successful pharmacy-based travel health service in Vancouver, BC. He is also the course coordinator for an elective course in Travel Medicine for pharmacy students at the UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences Program.
Speaker: Alison Wong, B.Pharm., M.Sc, Northwest Telepharmacy Solutions
Biography:Alison Wong, B.Pharm., M.Sc, works at NorthWest Telepharmacy Solutions and the McGill Health Centre in Montréal, QC. She completed the Medical Cannabis Certificate Program in Advancing Practice and authored CPhA's second medical cannabis CE program, Applying the Evidence to Practice. Her experience ranges from an HIV outpatient clinic, to both tertiary and community hospitals. She is also a lecturer, preceptor and consultant for Université de Montréal.
Speaker: Alistair Bursey, B.Sc (Hon) Bio; B.Sc Pharm, PJC Briggs Drugs
Biography:Alistair Bursey is practicing pharmacist and owner of Jean Coutu Briggs Drugs in Fredericton, NB. Alistair originally completed his Bachelor degree in biology with honors focusing on molecular biology and diversity of aquatics river systems at Mount Allison University in 2002. He then enrolled into the Dalhousie University College of Pharmacy program, where he became the Dal Pharmacy Student Society President, and graduating with the Class of 2007. After initially practicing in British Columbia, Alistair moved back to New Brunswick, to purchase an existing pharmacy in Fredericton. In 2009 he was elected to the New Brunswick Pharmacists Association (NBPA), and in 2011 was elected President, serving from 2011-2014. In 2014 he was elected by NBPA as the CPhA New Brunswick Representative on the Board of Directors, subsequently becoming Vice-Chair in 2015. In 2016 he was elected Chair of CPhA, and is currently serving his second year as Chair, ending in June of this year. Alistair is an avid hiker, traveler, advocate for pharmacists, and has spent a lot of time with his team to develop new, novel approaches to advance pharmacy practice.
Speaker: Andrew Brillant
Speaker: Anne Resnick, R.Ph., B.Sc.Phm., CAE, Ontario College of Pharmacists
Speaker: Anne Resnick, R.Ph., B.Sc.Phm., CAE, Ontario College of Pharmacists
Biography:Anne, Deputy Registrar at the Ontario College of Pharmacists (OCP), is a graduate of the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy. Prior to joining the College in 2005, Anne was a pharmacy owner and practicing community pharmacist for 26 years at various Ontario pharmacies and served as an OCP District Council representative. In 2009 Anne received her designation as a Certified Association Executive (CAE) through the Canadian Society of Association Executives (CSAE). In her current position, Anne is responsible for providing direction to the College's Investigations and Resolutions Program.
Speaker: Beverley Zwicker, BSc Pharm,RPh, Nova Scotia College of Pharmacists
Biography:As Registrar of the Nova Scotia College of Pharmacists (NSCP), Beverley works with the NSCP Council to protect the public interest in the regulation of pharmacy practice in Nova Scotia. Over the past 30 years, she has practiced pharmacy in a variety of settings including hospital, community, academia and regulatory. Prior to joining the NSCP in 2007 as Deputy Registrar, Beverley was the Director of the Dalhousie University Division of Continuing Pharmacy Education. In 2010, Beverley led the development of the NSCP's Standards of Practice: Continuous Quality Assurance Programs in Community Pharmacy, founded on the principles of continuous quality improvement (CQI). These include the imperative to report and learn from errors and to broadly communicate those learnings across the profession. As a member of the SafetyNET RX research team since its inception in 2008, Beverley has been involved in ongoing research pertaining to mandatory error reporting in community pharmacy, the current focus of which is optimizing the communication of lessons learned. Beverley is also committed to personal continuous quality improvement and is an advocate for self-reflection and lifelong learning. She enjoys spending time with her husband and four children, and also enjoys cooking, running and biking.
Speaker: Cailee Bell, BSP, Shoppers Drug Mart 427
Biography:Cailee Bell is a staff pharmacist working for Shoppers Drug Mart in Regina SK. Since graduating in 2015, she has been involved in, and now leads, the error reporting team at her store. She has also participated in panel discussions for Saskatchewan's error reporting software. She believes that encouraging transparency and open communication is the first step in reducing errors. Besides Cailee's interest in medication errors, she is working towards becoming a certified diabetes educator. Cailee holds a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from the University of Saskatchewan.
Speaker: Candace Necyk, BScPharm, MSc, University of Alberta, Faculty of Pharmacy
Biography:Candace is a Clinical Assistant Professor and Mental Health and Addictions Lead at the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Alberta. She maintains a clinical practice in psychiatry and her research involves exploring the role of pharmacists in managing patients living with substance abuse disorders.
Speaker: Carlene Oleksyn, BSP, CTH, CDE
Biography:Carlene Oleksyn has been a pharmacist for over 20 years, and it the owner of an independent pharmacy practice in Stony Plain, Alberta. Her practice focuses on maximizing professional services by fully utilizing her prescribing authority, as well as appointment based services and engaging patients in optimizing health outcomes. In March 2014, Carlene's practice was featured in Pharmacy Business magazine as an example of a leading edge practice. She has also worked in the area of innovative technology, moving pharmacy forward in integrating community pharmacists clinical documentation into provincial electronic health records. Carlene is also a consultant through her company colekPharm Consulting where she has worked, since 2010, in the area of medical continuing education, innovative pharmacy practice and pharmacy practice change. Carlene is a regular writer and reviewer for CCCEP, and has been involved in the development of over 150 educational programs for pharmacists. She has presented to pharmacists across the country on practice change issues and continues to push industry forward in innovative practice. Carlene is a regular contributor to Pharmacy Practice + Business magazine and can also be found on her website colekPharm.com
Speaker: Carolyn Whiskin, BSc. Phm, Brant Arts Dispensary
Biography:Carolyn Whiskin, BSc. Phm, graduated from the faculty of pharmacy at the University of Toronto in 1986. Carolyn practices pharmacy at Brant Arts Dispensary in Burlington, ON, where she runs a highly successful compounding service. Here, Carolyn specializes in arthritis, pain, smoking cessation, and most notably: women's health. She is a Certified Menopause Practitioner with the North American Menopause Society. Carolyn is also the director of pharmacy programs for the Charlton Centre for specialized treatment in Hamilton Ontario. In addition to her busy practice, Carolyn helped to write the first year communications course for pharmacy students at U of T, has lectured at U of T, University of Waterloo and McMaster University. She has worked at St. Joseph's Hospital as the rheumatology pharmacist and at Mc Master University Medical Centre in Hamilton writing continuing education programs for pharmacists. She initiated the Pharmacist/Physician Collaboration Committee in Burlington and is a member of their Diabetes Collaborative Working Group. As a motivational speaker, Carolyn gives lectures and workshops across Canada to physicians, pharmacists, nurses, family health teams and the public on various therapeutic topics and areas of personal growth. She has been a guest on radio and television. Carolyn has won many awards including the national "Commitment to Care Award" in the area of patient care (2005).
Speaker: Cheryl Sadowski, B.Sc.(Pharm), Pharm.D., BCGP, FCSHP, University of Alberta
Biography:Dr. Cheryl Sadowski is a professor at the Faculty of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Alberta. She has a clinical practice at the Misericorida Community Hospital Geriatric Outpatient Clinic in Edmonton, an Interprofessional clinic focused on geriatric assessment. She has taught in pharmacy for almost 20 years, leading the integration of geriatrics curriculum throughout the program. She has precepted students from 4 different Doctor of Pharmacy programs, as well as undergraduate students and pharmacy residents in geriatrics. She has also won the CPhA Patient Care Award for Specialty Practice in geriatrics in 2013, and the Association of Faculties of Pharmacy of Canada Innovation in Teaching Award in 2017. She has a research interest in geriatric syndromes and care, and interprofessional education.
Speaker: Colleen Flood, S.J.D., LL.M., B.A.-LL.B, University of Ottawa
Biography:Colleen M. Flood is an Associate VP Research (interim) at the University of Ottawa and University Research Chair in Health Law & Policy. She is inaugural director of the Ottawa Centre for Health Law Ethics and Policy. From 2000-2015 she was a Professor and Canada Research Chair at the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto with cross-appointments to the School of Public Policy and the Institute of Health Policy, Measurement & Evaluation. From 2006-2011 she served as a Scientific Director of the Canadian Institute for Health Services and Policy Research. Her primary areas of scholarship are in comparative health care law & policy, public/private financing of health care systems, the right to health and health care reform, constitutional law, administrative law, and accountability and governance issues more broadly.
Speaker: Danial Schecter, MD, CCFP, The Cannabinoid Medical Clinic
Biography:Dr. Danial Schecter is a family physician and Co-Founder of The Cannabinoid Medical Clinic, Canada's leading clinic specializing in cannabinoid medicine. Dr. Schecter has comprehensive knowledge of medical cannabis in practical clinical use. He has trained dozens of physicians in this field and has lectured at over one hundred events, both nationally and internationally, to thousands of physicians, pharmacists and patients about all aspects of cannabinoids. He has built up a unique skill set that includes patient care, cannabinoid education and business development within the cannabis space.< /br> Dr. Schecter completed a fellowship in Hospital Medicine and is an active Hospitalist at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre in Barrie, ON.
Speaker: Daniel Smyth, Horizon Health Network
Speaker: Daragh Connolly, MPSI, Irish Pharmacy Union
Biography:Daragh was elected as President of the Irish Pharmacy Union by the Executive Committee and took up the position at the IPU National Pharmacy Conference on 24 April 2016. He was re-elected for a second term in April 2018. He has been involved with the IPU since his return to family practice in 2001. Daragh is a third-generation pharmacist, his grandmother Mary Connolly qualified in 1925 and his father Matt Connolly in 1925. He graduated from the University of Portsmouth in 1996, where he was President of the Pharmacy Students' Association. He is a native of Dungarvan Co. Waterford and proprietor of Haven Pharmacy Connolly's in Dungarvan. Daragh is a former chairman and founder member of the Haven Co-operative of Independent Community Pharmacists which has grown to 52 members as it transitioned from a buying group to a national brand in 5 years
Speaker: David Willer, PhD., GSK
Biography:David has been with GSK since 2013 in a number of capacities within Medical Affairs at both the country and global level, and currently acts as the Global Scientific Affairs Lead for GSK's Zoster vaccine program. David received his PhD in molecular biology and genetics from the University of Guelph, Canada where he studied various aspects of smallpox vaccine. Prior to joining GSK, as a fellow of the National Cancer Institute of Canada, David completed postdoctoral studies at Emory University in Atlanta where he studied Epstein-Barr virus latency. Subsequently, David worked at Mount Sinai Hospital (Toronto) and the University of Toronto, in the Department of Immunology, to manage preclinical HIV vaccine development and novel pathogen discovery programs in partnership with Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada. David was the recipient of an Ontario HIV Junior Investigator award (OHTN) and peer-reviewed operating grants from the CIHR and OHTN. David has most recently co-developed and delivered a graduate level course on vaccine development at the University of Toronto. David has experience in intellectual property and commercialization and holds North American and International patents. He has a long-standing interest in Infectious Diseases, Virology and Vaccine Development, and Immunization.
Speaker: Deb Saltmarche, Shoppers Drug Mart
Speaker: Derek Jorgenson
Speaker: Doug Thidrickson, B.Sc.Pharm, CTH, Amenity Healthcare
Biography:Doug Thidrickson is currently the pharmacy manager of Ashern Pharmacy. His diverse work experience includes working retail and hospital practice in the United States and Canada within multiple health networks. He also recently challenged the ISTM Certificate of Travel Health in 2015 and operates a rural travel service. Regardless of the practice setting, he has witnessed the serious consequences of medication errors and recognizes the need to implement tools to mitigate them. Through involvement in the Safety IQ pilot project in Manitoba, he continues to incorporate this culture of safety into his community practice.
Speaker: Douglas Doucette
Speaker: Feng Chang, BScPhm, PharmD, School of Pharmacy, University of Waterloo
Biography:Dr. Chang is Associate Professor at the University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy, pharmacist with the Huron Community Family Health Team, and Board Chair and Chair of Rural Pharmacy with the Gateway Centre of Excellence in Rural Health. She completed her pharmacy degree from the University of Toronto Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy followed by a Doctor of Pharmacy degree and post-PharmD specialty training in Geriatric Pharmacotherapy in the US. Dr. Chang is project lead on the Health Canada funded Interdisciplinary Initiative to Reduce Prescription Opioid Misuse. Opioid Education Partnership, an accredited program within this initiative, won a Canadian Association for University Continuing Education award in 2017. Dr. Chang also served on Health Canada's Scientific Advisory Panel on Opioids (SAP-OPIOIDS) in 2016 and serves as Associate Editor with the Canadian Pharmacists Journal.
Speaker: Genevieve Pelletier, Pfizer Canada
Speaker: George Tambassis, Pharmacy Guild of Austrailia
Biography:National President of the Pharmacy Guild George Tambassis has been a community pharmacist for 32 years during which time he has owned or been a partner in a number of pharmacies in Victoria while also becoming a notable political advocate for the profession and the welfare of patients. He was elected as National President of the Guild in 2013 and in this role signed the Sixth Community Pharmacy Agreement with the Australian Government in 2015. In 2017 he negotiated and signed Australia's first Pharmacy Compact which committed to the removal of the sunset clause on Location Rules which determine where pharmacies can operate. George's commitment is to secure the viability and sustainability of community pharmacies and through them improve the health outcomes of all Australians. This is, and will continue to be achieved by providing services, value and advice via the most accessible of all healthcare professionals in Australia – the community pharmacist.
Speaker: Jack Wallace, B.A.(h),M.A., PhD(c), Saskatchewan Cancer Agency
Biography:Jack Wallace has worked in Quality Improvement and Risk Management for over fifteen years across the Saskatchewan health care system. His career has included working on frontline quality improvement projects, health system performance measurement, adverse event reporting, and developing safety programs for staff and patients. For the last five years jack has worked as an Enterprise Quality and Risk Management Consultant with the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency (SCA). In this role, Jack is responsible for maintaining the SCA's adverse event reporting system, supporting staff who report adverse events, resolving reports with staff and leadership, and is currently leading the SCA's flagship safety program, Take a TEAM Moment. Jack is a firm believer that organizational culture directly influences an organization's ability to maintain staff and patient safety. If people don't feel safe, they don't speak up. If people don't speak up, harm and potential for harm remain unaddressed. Working with staff, patients, and leadership at SCA, Jack is proud to have had the opportunity to advance staff and patient safety.
Speaker: James R. Barker, Herbert S. Lamb Chair of Business Education, Dalhousie University
Biography:James R. Barker is Professor and Herbert S. Lamb Chair of Business Education at the Rowe School of Business, Dalhousie University. He is the research lead for the SafetyNET-Rx Team, which conducts original community pharmacy safety research and provides evidence-based knowledge translation to inform safety enhancement programs in community pharmacies. A scholar of management systems and organizational complexity, Professor Barker's prior work includes studies in aviation and bio-technology.
Speaker: Jaris Swidrovich, BSP, PharmD, University of Saskatchewan
Biography:Dr. Jaris Swidrovich is a faculty member in the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition at the University of Saskatchewan. He is a member of Yellow Quill First Nation and was born, raised, and continues to reside in Saskatoon. He received his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy (BSP) from the University of Saskatchewan and later completed the full-time post-baccalaureate Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program at the University of Toronto. His grandmother was a survivor of the Canadian residential school system and his mother is a survivor of the 60s Scoop. He has delivered over 100 public presentations in the past few years on Indigenous health, history, cultural safety, and reconciliation. He is the creator and chair of both the Indigenous Health Pharmacist Specialty Network (PSN) through the Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists (CSHP) and the Truth and Reconciliation Special Interest Group (SIG) through the Association of Faculties of Pharmacy of Canada (AFPC). He is currently pursuing a PhD in Education with a focus on decolonizing and Indigenizing Canadian pharmacy education. He is active in the community and was named one of CBC Saskatchewan's "Top 40 Under 40" in 2016.
Speaker: Jasmine Cooper, Registered Pharmacy Technician, Rexall
Biography:Graduated as valedictorian for my pharmacy technician program from a private college in 2008 Started working for Shoppers Drug Mart until 2013 Completed bridging courses through Humber College Became registered in 2013 and started doing relief work as a registered tech until I started working for Rexall in 2014-present as a registered technician
Speaker: Jeff Lanz, B.Sc.Pharm, RPh, APA, Centennial Centre for Mental Health and Brain Injury (Alberta Health Services)
Biography:Jeff is the Site Lead/Clinical Pharmacist at the Centennial Centre for Mental Health and Brain Injury and a lecturer at the University of Alberta. His primary practice for the past 17 years is acute adult mental health/substance use. He has completed the Master Psychopharmacology Program through the Neuroscience Educational Institute.
Speaker: Jesse Hirsh, MA, Metaviews Media Management Ltd.
Biography:Jesse owns and operates Metaviews Media Management Ltd., which focuses on research and consulting around new media business models, big data, and the strategic use of social media. He is also a co-founder of the Academy of the Impossible a peer to peer lifelong learning facility. Because of the impact technology has on our relationship with the world, Jesse believes that it should be used in responsible and creative ways. He encourages audiences to use technology as the catalyst for collaboration, education, and growing thriving organizations. A speaker who brings excitement and curiosity to technical topics, Jesse is able to synthesize abstract concepts into digestible and actionable pieces of information. His insightful presentations feature valuable unique strategic insights relative for each audience. He is articulate, provocative and his area of expertise amongst the most affordable for the caliber of both delivery style and content. For two years, he was the host of an interfaith show on the Rogers and OMNI networks called 3D Dialogue. The show explored all the world's religions and spiritual paths through interviews with practitioners, gurus, holy people, and cynics regarding their rituals, scriptures, and beliefs (or lack thereof). Jesse was educated at the McLuhan Program at the University of Toronto. Jesse also recently completed a Masters degree at Ryerson University focusing on algorithms and predictive analytics
Speaker: Krista Millette-Rocan, B.Pharm, PharmD, CGP, CDE, Jean Coutu Pharmacy
Biography:Krista received her Bachelor of Pharmacy degree from Université Laval in 2007, and has just recently finished her PharmD from the Université de Montreal. She first began working as a clinical hospital pharmacist in Moncton, NB, specializing in cardiology. She became the primary pharmacist at their heart failure clinic and was one of the first pharmacists in New Brunswick to be actively prescribing as part of a collaborative practice with the cardiologists. Krista moved to Fredericton in 2012 and has since worked at Jean Coutu Pharmacy, focusing on long-term care. She is a certified geriatric pharmacist and also a certified diabetes educator, and strives to apply her advanced pharmacology skills to her daily work in the community pharmacy setting.
Speaker: Laura Murphy, PharmD, ACPR, BScPhm, University Health Network
Biography:Laura Murphy, is a pharmacy clinical leader at UHN and pharmacist in an interprofessional chronic pain team at Toronto Rehab. Her clinical, academic and research interests are focused on a motivational approach to medication assessment and management in pain and opioid stewardship. She is a member of the University of Toronto Centre for the Study of Pain Interfaculty Pain Curriculum Committee, the National Faculty on the Use of Opioids in Chronic Noncancer Pain, the ECHO Ontario Chronic Pain team, and the Pharmacist Mentoring in Addiction and Pain program.
Speaker: Laura Murphy
Speaker: Line Guénette, BPharm, PhD, Laval University
Biography:Line Guénette received, from Laval University, a BPharm in 1996 and a PhD in pharmacoepidemiology in 2006. Since March 2011, she is a Professor at the Faculty of pharmacy, Laval University, and a researcher with the Population Health and Optimal Health Practices Research Unit, CHU de Québec Research Centre. Prior to this academic position, she practiced several years as a community pharmacist and is now practicing part time in a long-term care nursing home. Her research interests revolve around drug utilization: factors associated with non-optimal medication use, and interventions and policies to improve medication use by healthcare professionals and patients. Ultimately, her goal is to minimize risks associated with non-optimal medication use.
Speaker: Lisa McCarthy, BScPhm, PharmD, MSc, Women's College Research Institute
Biography:Lisa McCarthy is a Scientist with Women's College Research Institute and Assistant Professor with the University of Toronto. She is also an Executive member of the Ontario Pharmacy Evidence Network. She has practiced in a variety of ambulatory settings including family health teams, community pharmacy, and other clinics. Her research interests are founded on this clinical experience and her work strives to enhance medication experiences for people living in their communities. She currently leads a series of projects that explore ways to integrate the culture of quality improvement into pharmacy practice.
Speaker: Lisa Woodill, BSc. Pharm, CTH, Pharmacy Association of NS
Biography:Lisa Woodill is currently the Director of Pharmacy Practice for the Pharmacy Association of Nova Scotia. Lisa received her BSc (Pharm) from Dalhousie University in 1999. Lisa has worked in various past positions including Director of Professional Development, Regional Pharmacy Manager and Manager of Pharmacy-Ontario/Western Canada for Sobeys National Pharmacy Group. In these positions, she provided professional and operational support to pharmacy teams across the country. In 2011, Lisa received her Certificate in Travel Health® from the International Society of Travel Medicine. Since that time she has been providing consultations and immunizations to travelers at the Sobeys Pharmacy Travel Wellness Clinic in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Speaker: Marie Agioritis, Board member: MomsStoptheHarm, Sayknow.org, KellyBestfund, Moms Stop The Harm
Biography:While one teenaged son was addicted to oxycontin, Marie Agioritis unexpectedly lost another to fentanyl in 2011. Since then she's been speaking out to reduce the stigma and help families get help. In 2016 she and nine other women who had lost children to overdoses formed Moms Stop the Harm, a group that advocates across the country for better resources, education and policy as it pertains to what can only be described as a national crisis. She is also on the Boards of Recovery Saskatoon, Alexanders Sober Living and the Say Know drug education project.
Speaker: Marie-Claire Savoie, BSc.Pharm, RPh, Pharm.D, Northwest Company
Biography:Marie-Claire Savoie obtained her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from Memorial University of Newfoundland in 2010. In 2011, she made a 7670 km journey from her home province of New Brunswick to Inuvik, NWT, to assume the position of Pharmacy Manager at NorthMart Pharmacy. Marie-Claire proceeded to continue her education, receiving her Pharm D from the University of Florida in 2017. Marie-Claire and her team are committed to providing medications and healthcare to the remote locations of northern Canada. Over the years, the pharmacy team has collaborated with researchers investigating Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infections in northern communities, causing Marie-Claire to develop a particular interest in ensuring her patients have the right regimen for successful treatment of H. pylori. In her free time, Marie-Claire loves to take long walks with her dog in either the Arctic cold or the midnight sun!
Speaker: Mark MacMillan, BSc
Biography:Dr. Mark MacMillan Graduated St. Francis Xavier University with BSc in 1999 Graduated Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine 2006 FRCPC Internal Medicine 2010 FRCPC Gastroenterology and Hepatology 2011 Moved to Fredericton, NB in 2011 to start clinical practice. Practice is focused on Inflammatory Bowel Disease and impact on patient lives/therapeutic options Currently involved in several patient centred clinical trials in IBD
Speaker: Mary Nelson
Speaker: Mary Walsh, Acclaimed Comedian, Mental Health Advocate
Biography:Acclaimed comedian Mary Walsh is best known for her multi-Gemini-Award-winning work on CBC's This Hour Has 22 Minutes, the long-running satiric current events program she created, and which showcases her dynamic range of hilarious characters. Outside of her work in television and film, Mary is also a respected mental health and addiction awareness advocate who shares her prior experience with alcoholism in an effort to create change in the lives of others. Mary wrote, produced and starred in the Gemini award-winning show Hatching, Matching and Dispatching, and was nominated for two Genie Awards for her performances in the feature films Crackie and New Waterford Girl. Her recent television credits include appearances on Republic of Doyle, Rookie Blue, and on HBO Canada's Sensitive Skin, which garnered her a 2017 Canadian Screen Award nomination. Mary is also known for appearing in the films Mambo Italiano; The Divine Ryans with Pete Postlethwaite; Violet, in which she played the title role; and most recently in The Grand Seduction and Closet Monster, which were official selections at TIFF 2014 and 2015, respectively. Among her many awards and honorary doctorates, Mary is also the recipient of the Order of Canada and the Governor General's Lifetime Achievement Award in the Performing Arts.
Speaker: Melanie McLeod, BSP, ACPR, PharmD, BCPP, Vital Care Pharmacy
Biography:Dr. Melanie McLeod is a pharmacist who specializes in the medication management (psychopharmacology) of patients requiring treatment for mental illness and substance use disorders. She was born and raised in Saskatchewan and currently practices in Regina. She completed her undergraduate pharmacy degree at the University of Saskatchewan and a post baccalaureate Doctor of Pharmacy Degree at the University of Toronto in 2010. Melanie is a front-line clinical pharmacist in both the acute inpatient psychiatry setting and the community setting - where she consults on individual patient cases. Last year, Melanie opened a Community Pharmacy in Regina named "Vital Care Pharmacy" which is one of the first pharmacies in Canada to focus on supporting patients with mental illness. Melanie is also an educator of psychopharmacology and has affiliations with the College of Medicine at University of Saskatchewan and the College of Pharmacy at the University of Alberta.
Speaker: Melissa Sheldrick
Biography:Melissa Sheldrick is a wife, mother, teacher and most recently, a patient safety advocate. She was thrust into the role when her 8-year-old son Andrew died in March 2016 after a series of errors were made during the dispensing process at their regular pharmacy. When she discovered that there was no required reporting of the errors made at the pharmacy, she began her advocacy work with the goal of having mandatory error reporting implemented in Ontario, and across the country. She vows to continue until all provinces in Canada mandate anonymous reporting.
Speaker: Michael Kani, BSc, MSc, BSPhm, PharmD candidate, Michael's Pharmacy Remedy's Rx
Biography:Michael Kani is a practicing community pharmacist and owner of Michael's Pharmacy Remedy'sRx in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and a consultant to the Community Pharmacy Professionals Advancing Safety in Saskatchewan (COMPASS) program where he educates and trains pharmacists on safe medication practices. Michael completed his pharmacy education at the University of Waterloo, where he also received a BSc in Biomedical Science and MSc in Molecular Biology. During his time at the University of Waterloo, Michael participated as a student representative on the Board of the Canadian Pharmacists Association and on the Board of Directors for Traverse Independence, a not-for-profit organization funded by the Ministry of Health to support individuals with Acquired Brain Injury and disabilities to live independently. Michael is passionate about advocating for pharmacists' scope of practice expansion, including the education, counselling and dispensing of medical cannabis.
Speaker: Mike Cavanagh
Speaker: Nathan Beahm, BSP, PharmD, University of Alberta
Biography:Dr. Nathan Beahm's training includes the following:
- Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from the University of Saskatchewan
- Doctor of Pharmacy from the University for Alberta
- Postdoctoral Fellowship in pharmacy practice research at the University of Alberta
Speaker: Neil MacKinnon, BSc (Pharm), MSc (Pharm), PhD, James L Winkle College of Pharmacy, University of Cincinnati
Biography:Neil MacKinnon is Dean and Professor of the James L Winkle College of Pharmacy at the University of Cincinnati. A native of Nova Scotia, Neil was co-lead investigator of the SafetyNET-Rx initiative in Nova Scotia from its founding until 2011 and he remains an active member of the initiative. Neil co-authored the national bestselling book "Take As Directed: Your Prescription for Safe Health Care in Canada."
Speaker: Philip Emberley, BSc.(Pharm.), MBA, PharmD, Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA)
Biography:Phil is the Director, Practice Advancement and Research at the Canadian Pharmacists Association. Phil obtained his BSc.(Pharm.) from the University of British Columbia and his PharmD from the University of Washington. For the last six years, he has led CPhA through the expansion of its continuing professional development program for pharmacists, which includes the highly successful ADAPT program. Phil is also a member of the Task Group on Specialization in Pharmacy in Canada, a board member of the Canadian Council on Continuing Education in Pharmacy (CCCEP). Phil is also a member of a number of committees and task forces with the aim of promoting the value of pharmacists as accessible primary care providers, most notably the Education Implementation Committee of Canada's First Do No Harm Strategy. Phil's prior experience as a front-line pharmacist, pharmacist-owner and corporate manager provides a pragmatic approach to fostering pharmacy practice change. Phil also has extensive experience in health policy, having worked as a consultant with the Ministry of Health Services, Government of British Columbia, in the area of Formulary Management and Special Authority. This experience has given him insights into current hot button issues such as health system sustainability, National Pharmacare and the optimal use of medication.
Speaker: Rachel Rouleau, Mme, CIUSSS de la Capitale-Nationale
Biography:Elle a obtenu son baccalauréat en 1992 et sa maîtrise en 1993 de l'Université de Montréal. Elle a travaillé environ 15 ans aux centre hospitalier Universitaire de Sherbrooke où elle a effectué différentes tâches dont le développement de la tournée provinciale sur les soins pharmaceutiques, le Quebec asthma and COPD education network. puis elle a développé la place du pharmacien dans les GMF-U (groupe de médecine de famille universitaire) à Québec ces dernières années. Elle a donné de nombreuses conférences, réalisé des projets de recherche et a une trentaine de publications à son actif. Actuellement, elle est - Pharmacienne au CIUSSS de la Capitale-Nationale. Elle agit à titre de chef adjointe du département de pharmacie pour l'enseignement, la formation, la recherche et les soins pharmaceutiques en GMF/GMF-U. Elle réalise présentement un projet de recherche intégrée aux soins en soins de longue durée pour améliorer les soins de cette clientèle, les rendre plus efficients et y redéfinir la place du pharmacien. - Professeurs de clinique à l'Université Laval, rattachée à la Faculté de pharmacie et au département de médecine et au département de médecine familiale et d'urgence de la Faculté de médecine. - Membre du Conseil d'administration de l'APES, présidente du comité de négociation et membre du regroupement expert des pharmaciens en gériatrie - Expert INESSS comité de suivi et de l'utilisation optimale
Speaker: Ross Tsuyuki, BSc(Pharm), PharmD, MSc, FCSHP, FACC, FCAHS, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry University of Alberta
Biography:Dr. Ross Tsuyuki was born and raised in Vancouver, BC, Canada. His training includes:
- B.Sc.(Pharm.) from the University of British Columbia
- Residency at St. Paul's Hospital, Vancouver
- Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) from the State University of New York at Buffalo
- Postdoctoral fellowship in cardiovascular clinical trials in the Division of Cardiology at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario (Supervisor: Dr. Salim Yusuf)
- MSc in Health Research Methods from McMaster University (Supervisor: Dr. Salim Yusuf)
Speaker: Saleema Bhaidani
Speaker: Shelita Dattani, BSc.Phm., Pharm.D., Canadian Pharmacists Association
Biography:Shelita Dattani received her bachelor of science in pharmacy from Northeastern University and her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Sheli has worked in numerous practice settings including hospital, community, academic, GPO (group purchasing organization) and industry in the US and Canada. Sheli has also held teaching appointments at the University of Ottawa and has precepted students at the University of Waterloo and University of Toronto. . She has authored several articles, book chapters and she has presented in various capacities at local and national conferences. In May 2016, Shelita joined CPhA full time as Associate Director, Professional Development Since June 2017, Shelita is now Director, Practice Development and Knowledge Translation at CPhA where she is responsible for the vision and leadership of evidence informed professional development and practice tools to support the advancement of pharmacists practice in Canada. She is also responsible for leading the transfer and mobilization of pharmacy practice research knowledge to the pharmacy community to support practice advancement and enhance patient care. Sheli maintains a part time practice in community and remote hospital telepharmacy. She is a member of several professional organizations and holds active pharmacist licenses in Ontario and Indiana. Sheli has a strong interest and passion for advancement of the pharmacy profession.
Speaker: Sherilyn Houle, BSP, PhD, University of Waterloo
Biography:Sherilyn received her pharmacy degree from the University of Saskatchewan and a PhD from the University of Alberta. She has experience in hospital, home care and community pharmacy practice and is currently an Assistant Professor at the School of Pharmacy, University of Waterloo.
Speaker: Susan Bowles, PharmD, MSc, Nova Scotia Health Authority
Biography:Susan Bowles received her undergraduate degree in pharmacy from the University of Toronto, Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the State University of Buffalo, and a Masters degree in Community Health and Epidemiology from Dalhousie University. She is an Associate Professor of Pharmacy and Geriatric Medicine at Dalhousie University. She has 30 years experience as a Pharmacotherapy Specialist in the areas of Geriatrics and maintains an active outpatient clinical practice.
Speaker: Tiana Tilli, BScH, PharmD, RPh, St. Michael's Hospital
Biography:Tiana Tilli was born and raised in Ottawa, Ontario. She received her Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Life Sciences from Queen's University and her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Toronto. At the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, Tiana served as class president, vice-president, and school president. She founded a Diversity Days Speaker Series, inviting patients from marginalized populations to speak, in order to reduce stigma and enhance pharmacists' ability to meet unique healthcare needs. She also established the school's first pharmacy promotional video and led the re-launch of the Ontario Pharmacy Students Integrative Summit. In addition to her extensive student involvement, Tiana has been an advocate for the profession on a local, national, and international level. She has worked and interned with organizations such as the Ontario Pharmacists Association, World Health Organization, and St. Mary's Hospital Lacor in Uganda. Tiana has been the recipient of countless student leadership awards including, but not limited to, the CPhA Centennial Leadership Award, Pharmasave Award for Student Innovation, Guy Genest Passion for Pharmacy Award, and Ontario Pharmacists Association Student of Distinction Award. In July, Tiana will receive her ACPR designation, having completed the residency program at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto, Ontario.
Speaker: Todd Hatchette, CDHA, NSHA, Central Zone
Biography:Dr. Hatchette completed his MD from Memorial University of Newfoundland in 1995. Following internal medicine training at Memorial University and a Fellowship in Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology at Dalhousie University, he completed postdoctoral research training in virology at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Dr. Hatchette is the Chief of Service for the Division of Microbiology, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine in the Nova Scotia Health Authority's Central Zone and a Professor in the Department of Pathology at Dalhousie University with a cross-appointments in the Medicine, Microbiology & Immunology departments. As of May, he is the new President of the Association of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Disease Canada.
Speaker: Violaine Masson, Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital
Biography:Diplômée de pharmacie en 2007 à l'universite Laval et à la maîtrise en pharmacie d'hôpital en 2009, Violaine Masson est pharmacienne en médecine interne et en psychiatrie au Ciusss de l'est-de-l'île-de-montreal depuis 2009 (hôpital Maisonneuve-rosemont). Elle est également chargée d'enseignement à l'université de Montréal à la faculté de pharmacie, mais aussi à la faculté de médecine, donnant de nombreux cours dans 4 programmes différents. Elle a réussi la certification américaine de « Board Certified Psychiatric Pharmacist », et est membre du regroupement de pharmaciens experts de l'Association des pharmaciens en établissement de santé (APES) en psychiatrie.
Récipiendaire du prix du pharmacien de la relève de l'APES en 2015, elle est souvent invitée à donner des conférences, faire de la recherche et à siéger sur des comités, notamment à l'INESSS (l'Institut national d'excellence en santé et services sociaux).
Violaine Masson graduated in pharmacy at l'Université Laval in 2007 and in 2009 obtained her master's degree of hospital pharmacy from the same University. She has been a pharmacist at Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital (east of Montreal CIUSSS) in internal medicine and in psychiatry since 2009. Violaine is a lecturer for various courses at the Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Montréal. She also lectures at the Faculty of Medicine in four different programs. She is a board certified psychiatric pharmacist and a member of the psychiatry expert pharmacists group in Quebec.
In 2015, she won the young hospital pharmacist prize in Quebec. She is often invited to give presentations to various professionals. She is involved in research and is part of different committees, namely at l'INESSS (the Quebec equivalent of the NICE).
Speaker: Yanick Labrie, MA, Economics (U of Montreal), Yanick Labrie Consultant inc.
Biography:Yanick Labrie is a health economist and public policy consultant living in Montreal. He is a Senior Fellow of the Fraser Institute and an Affiliated Scholar with the Canadian Health Policy Institute. Mr. Labrie's career in health policy spans more than fifteen years. He has worked as a senior economist at the Montreal Economic Institute, the Center for Interuniversity Research and Analysis on Organizations (CIRANO) and as a lecturer at HEC Montreal's Institute of Applied Economics. He authored or co-authored several research papers and studies related to healthcare and pharmaceutical policies. He is the lead author of recently released white paper on the many issues facing the community pharmacy industry in Quebec. He is frequently invited to participate in conference and debates, and to comment on economic affairs in the media. He has been invited to give testimonies at numerous parliamentary commissions and working groups on wide range of topics and has done some work as an expert witness.