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CPPRG Executive Committee

1.0 Purpose of Committee

Mission Statement

We provide support to CPhA’s research program and promote applied and academic pharmacy practice research.

Vision Statement

To be the Pan-Canadian network and information hub for pharmacy practice researchers of all experience levels.

2.1 Composition and Term

The committee will be composed of representatives of CPhA member organizations who are interested and/or working in the area of pharmacy practice research:

  • 1 Chair – 1 year; followed by 1 year as past chair
  • 1 Chair-elect – 1 year; followed by 1 year as Chair, and 1 year as Past-Chair
  • 1 Past chair – 1 year
  • 2 Co -Vice chairs – continuous - CPhA Representatives
  • 1 Atlantic provinces – 2 years
  • 1 Quebec – 2 years
  • 1 Ontario – 2 years
  • 1 Western provinces – 2 years
  • 1 British Columbia – 2 years
  • 0 to 3 Members at large – 2 years
  • 0 to 3 Corresponding Members – 2 years

The term of office year begins at the CPPRG meeting held to coincide with the annual CPhA conference.

2.2 Core Competencies

A number of core competencies are sought from members of the CPPRG Executive. Elected members to the CPPRG Executive should be considered:

  • Strategic Leaders, they demonstrate current knowledge and understanding of the emerging challenges and opportunities for pharmacy practice research; they seek new and innovative approaches to maximize opportunities for pharmacy practice research.
  • Innovators, they are action oriented, they attempt to influence to accomplish goals and act beyond expectations to achieve goals.
  • Managers of the macro level context, they have the ability to understand the structures, mandates and objectives of Government, and to take into consideration the wider cultural, economic and social environment in which the funding and application of pharmacy practice research occurs.
  • Relationship Builders, they establish and maintain positive working relationships with people at all levels within pharmacy and community stakeholder groups, and federal, provincial and territorial governments.
  • Committed Achievers, they are committed to excellence and are focused on seeing the quantity, quality and application of pharmacy practice research grow.
  • Members of a provincial or national pharmacy association that belongs to CPhA.
  • Exceptions to the above may be considered on a case-by-case basis.  

2.3 Roles and Responsibilities of Committee Members

  • Become thoroughly familiar with the CPPRG activities and procedures.
  • Attend and participate in all CPPRG teleconferences. Respond to calls for agenda items, review meeting minutes, raise recommendations.
  • Attend the CPPRG meeting held annually at the Canadian Pharmacists Conference (CPC) if able; otherwise, attend by teleconference.
  • Keep local pharmacy leaders (e.g., researchers, academics, etc.) informed as to all CPPRG programs and activities.
  • Provide CPPRG with the names of those willing to serve as speakers for webinars or the CPC.
  • Encourage understanding, support, and enthusiasm for the various programs and activities of CPPRG.
  • Serve as chair/host/emcee for select webinars (eg, webinars in which you’ve identified the speaker).
  • Serve as an abstract reviewer for CPC research program.
  • Serve as a judge for the CPC research program, if attending.
  • Serve as chair/host/emcee for research sessions held at CPC, if attending.
  • Assist the incoming representatives, with respect to responsibilities, when the term of office is completed.