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Pharmacy Practice Webinars

We are proud to present our associates with the following pharmacy practice webinars, designed to share practical tips and strategies to help pharmacists provide medication management services to their patients efficiently and effectively.

NOTE: All webinar registrants will receive a link to view the webinar recording once it has finished. Webinar attendees may further download the slide deck during the live webinar, and both the recording and the slide deck may be accessed post-webinar from the CPhA Webinar Archives page.

Prevention and management of statin-associated myopathy: A practical approach for pharmacists

Statin-associated myopathy (SAM) occurs in up to approximately one-third of patients in clinical practice. Recently, a Canadian Consensus Working Group outlined six key principles to assess and manage patients with SAM. These principles ensure patients are appropriately receiving a statin and aware of both the benefits and risks of therapy. As well, they address factors that may increase the risk of SAM, and provide a practical approach to systematically evaluate patients with suspected SAM.

In practice, most patients with SAM will be able to tolerate another statin—this is of particular importance due to the relative paucity of compelling evidence demonstrating a cardiovascular benefit with non-statin therapies (as discussed in a January 2018 CPhA webinar). Pharmacists are ideally situated to provide patient education, recommend changes to therapy, and monitor patients with SAM.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Differentiate the terms myopathy, myalgia, myositis, hyperCKemia, and rhabdomyolysis;
  2. Define goal-inhibiting statin intolerance and goal-inhibiting statin resistance;
  3. Identify six key principles in the management of patients with suspected SAM;
  4. Develop an approach to patients with suspected SAM with a focus on patients with statin-induced myalgia.

Date: Thursday, April 26
Time: 1:00pm to 2:00pm ET
Presented by: Arden Barry, BSc, BSc(Pharm), PharmD, ACPR; Clinical Pharmacy and Research Specialist, Lower Mainland Pharmacy Services, and Assistant Professor (Partner), University of British Columbia

Exclusive and free benefit only available to members of provincial pharmacy associations and AFPC.


Partnering with Patients in Medication Safety

Engaged patients and families can play a crucial role in preventing medication errors and reducing harm. Participants will hear Maryann’s tragic story about her daughter Martha and be able to understand the patient perspective for partnering with patients in medication safety and importance of health advocacy. Participants will also be updated on the WHO Global Patient Safety Challenge and leave with practical ideas they can use to advance patient engagement in their everyday practice.

Join the conversation. Join the call to action.

At the end of this interactive session, participants will leave with at least one practical idea to advance patient engagement in medication safety, because of their increased understanding:

  1. Take away at least one practical idea to advance patient engagement in medication safety.
  2. Recognize the vital role that patients/families play in medication safety
  3. Be motivated to “play their part” in helping to reduce medication harm
  4. Access the tools and resources designed to engage patients in safer use of medications

Date: Wednesday, May 9
Time: 1:00pm to 2:00pm ET
Presented by: Alice Watt R.Ph B.Sc. (Pharm), Medication Safety Specialist, ISMP Canada and Maryann Murray, BA; Patients for Patient Safety Canada and patient champion, World Alliance for Patient Safety (Wold Health Organization)
Accreditation: This webinar is accredited under CCCEP file #8002-2018-2402-L-P for 1.0 CEUs

Exclusive and free benefit only available to members of provincial pharmacy associations and AFPC.



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Archived Webinars

Here is a list of the 2018 and 2017 webinar topics. Log in to view the archives.


  • The Pharmacist's Evolving Role in Medical Abortion: Optimizing Patient Care
  • With A Little Help From My Friends: The role of non-statin therapy in the management of dyslipidemia


  • Direct Oral Anticoagulants — What's New & Important and What's Old & Important: Practical Implications for Pharmacists
  • Street Fentanyl and Its Analogues — What Pharmacists Need to Know
  • The Pharmacist's Role in Major Depressive Disorder: Optimizing Care
  • Hypertension: A “Sprint” to the Finish
  • Antibiotics & Common Infections: Stewardship, Effectiveness, Safety and Clinical Pearls
  • Mental Health Services in Community Pharmacy: Lessons from the Bloom Program