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Canadian Pharmacists Association
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National pharmacy leader joins CPhA as Senior Pharmacist Advisor


October 4, 2017 (Ottawa): National pharmacy leader Iris Krawchenko is joining the Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA) as its Senior Pharmacist Advisor, beginning in early October.

In this newly created executive position Iris will be an advocate for pharmacists, supporting CPhA’s strategic plan by building and achieving awareness and support among key stakeholders of pharmacists as valued and essential health care providers.

Iris is a senior pharmacist practitioner with more than 32 years of combined experience in community pharmacy practice, ownership and management, long-term care service provision, and hospital and primary care family health team practice.

A passionate advocate for the profession, she has extensive experience within pharmacy organizations, government councils and related external stakeholder groups.

She is a graduate of the Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Toronto and holds a hospital pharmacy residency certificate from McMaster University Medical Centre. Further, she is a Board member of the Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy and the Canadian Council for the Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs.  She was a former member of the CPhA Board from 2012 to 2014.

 “We are thrilled that Iris is joining the CPhA team and, as CPhA continues to evolve, the position will be key to achieving our strategic priority of advancing the role and understanding of the profession,” says Perry Eisenschmid, CEO, CPhA. 

Iris will advise CPhA on major issues, trends and research happening within the profession to ensure the ongoing relevance and responsiveness of CPhA to its members and the greater pharmacy community. In addition, she will provide leadership on key strategic plan initiatives, such as leading the process to achieve consensus on an advanced practice standard for the profession.

About the Canadian Pharmacists Association

The Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA) is the uniting national voice of pharmacy and the pharmacist profession in Canada. As pharmacists undertake an enhanced role in the delivery of health care services, CPhA ensures that the profession is recognized as a national leader in health care, influencing the policies, programs, budgets and initiatives affecting the profession and the health of Canadians. More information is available at www.pharmacists.ca