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CPRB News -  June 2024

June 18, 2024

Pfizer Award Winners – Year 2 Residencies

The Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists (CSHP) wishes to congratulate Hazal Babadagli (Alberta Health Services – Cardiology) and Shazia Damji (Lower Mainland Pharmacy Services,  Internal Medicine) the winners of the Advanced (Year 2) Pharmacy Residency Award sponsored by Pfizer Canada.  Their research manuscripts were: " Pharmacist-Led Follow-Up Program for RurAL Patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome Patients: The PLURAL-ACS Pilot Program” (Babadagli) and “Prioritizing Quality Over Quantity: Defining Optimal Pharmacist-to-Patient Ratios to Ensure Comprehensive Direct Patient Care in a Medical or Surgical Unit” (Damji).

The Advanced (Year 2) Pharmacy Residency Award recognizes pharmacy residents whose research projects are judged to be most deserving in terms of significant innovation, practical application, and/or development of pharmacy practice. The CSHP Pharmacy Residency Award consists of a $1,000 prize.
To be eligible, each candidate must:
  • Be a current member of CSHP;
  • Be currently enrolled in or one-year post-completion of a Canadian Pharmacy Residency Board (CPRB)-accredited (or accreditation-pending) Advanced (Year 2) Pharmacy Residency program;
  • Submit an award application to the CSHP, which includes the manuscript describing the residency project.  

Thank you to all who applied and to the National Awards Committee who adjudicated the award submissions. 

PRAMS 2025-2026 Application Cycle Updates and Key Dates

Thank you to those from across the country who responded to this year's PRAMS program survey. Your responses helped CPRB refine the application to make it easier for applicants to accurately provide the information requested and for programs to assess candidates.

Application form refinements include clearer instructions on what information to input into text boxes, dropdown menus for pharmacy education, and the reduction in the text fields for undergraduate education.  In addition, referees will receive an email confirming their submission has been sent.  

A sample application with all updates will be available in August to allow programs to prepare for applicant screening and interviewing.  

 The applicant fee structure will be $275 for 5 programs, and any additional program will cost $25 per program. 
Dates of note for the 2025/2026 application cycle are as follows:

  • July 22 – August 8, 2024 – Programs to provide updated information for PRAMS
  • August 12, 2024 – PRAMS opens to applicants 
  • October 10, 2024, 11:59AM EST – PRAMS closes to applicants and applications available to programs 
  • January 8, 2025 – Ranking deadline for applicants and programs 
  • January 15, 2025 – Match results available
  • January 24, 2025 – Final deadline date for applicants to accept a residency position.
  • January 27, 2025 – Programs with unfilled positions may contact unmatched applicants to fill open positions

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Lauréats des prix Pfizer – Résidences année 2

La Société canadienne des pharmaciens d'hôpitaux (SCPH) souhaite féliciter Hazal Babadagli (Alberta Health Services – Cardiologie) et Shazia Damji (Lower Mainland Pharmacy Services, Médecine interne), les personnes lauréates du prix de résidence en pratique avancée en pharmacie (2e année) parrainé par Pfizer Canada.  Les manuscrits de recherche étaient : " Pharmacist-Led Follow-Up Program for RurAL Patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome Patients: The PLURAL-ACS Pilot Program” (Babadagli) et “Prioritizing Quality Over Quantity: Defining Optimal Pharmacist-to-Patient Ratios to Ensure Comprehensive Direct Patient Care in a Medical or Surgical Unit” (Damji).

Le prix de résidence en pratique avancée (2e année) récompense les résidents en pharmacie dont les projets de recherche sont jugés les plus méritants en termes d’innovation significative, d’application pratique et/ou de développement de la pratique pharmaceutique. Le prix de résidence en pharmacie de la SCPH consiste en un prix de 1,000 $.
Pour être éligible, chaque candidat doit :
  • Être membre actuel de la SCPH;
  • Être actuellement inscrit ou avoir terminé depuis moins d'un an un programme de résidence en pratique avancée en pharmacie (2e année) agréé par le Conseil canadien de la résidence en pharmacie (CCRP) (ou en attente d'agrément);
  • Soumettre une demande de bourse à la SCPH, qui comprend le manuscrit décrivant le projet de résidence.

Merci à tous ceux qui ont postulé et au Comité national des prix qui a évalué les candidatures.

Cycle d'application PRAMS 2025-2026 et dates importantes

Merci à tous ayant répondu au sondage du programme PRAMS de cette année. Vos réponses ont aidé le CCRP à améliorer le formulaire de candidature en facilitant la saisie de données précises par les candidats et l'évaluation des candidats par les programmes.

Les améliorations apportées au formulaire de candidature incluent des instructions plus claires sur les informations à saisir dans les champs libres, des menus déroulants pour la formation en pharmacie et la diminution de champs pour la formation de premier cycle.  De plus, les personnes agissant comme références recevront un courriel confirmant que leur soumission a été envoyée.

Un exemple du formulaire de candidature avec toutes les mises à jour sera disponible en août pour permettre aux programmes de se préparer pour la sélection des candidats.

La structure des frais de candidature sera de 275 $ pour 5 programmes, et la sélection de tout programme supplémentaire coûtera 25 $ par programme.
Les dates importantes pour le cycle de candidature 2025/2026 sont les suivantes :

  • 22 juillet – 8 août 2024 – Remise d'informations mises à jour par les programmes pour PRAMS
  • 12 août 2024 – PRAMS ouvre aux candidats
  • 10 octobre 2024, 11 h 59 HNE – PRAMS ferme aux candidats, et candidatures disponibles pour les programmes
  • 8 janvier 2025 – Date limite pour le classement des candidats et des programmes
  • 15 janvier 2025 – Résultats de jumelage disponible
  • 24 janvier 2025 – Date limite finale pour que les candidats acceptent un poste de résidence
  • 27 janvier 2025 – Les programmes avec des postes non pourvus peuvent contacter les candidats non jumelés pour pourvoir les postes vacants.
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Apply Now for the 2024 Pharmacy Leadership Academy Scholarship

June 5, 2024


2024 Pharmacy Leadership Academy Scholarship

The CSHP Foundation is committed to offering educational opportunities that develop Canada’s hospital pharmacy leaders using innovative, evidence-based methods. The Pharmacy Leadership Academy® (PLA) is a 12-month on-line integrated program offered by the ASHP Foundation that will appeal to Canadian hospital pharmacy leaders or those aspiring to leadership positions who want additional training. 

This scholarship is for the July 14, 2024, program start date and is valued at $5,000 CDN towards the PLA tuition fee. Application information for the CSHP Foundation scholarship is available at CSHP Foundation.

Further information on the ASHP PLA program is available at

The ASHP Pharmacy Leadership Academy has the following program objectives: 

  1. Provide a curriculum that enhances leadership competency and tackles contemporary issues in healthcare.
  2. Provide leadership education in a graduate credit-worthy platform applicable to practitioners in small to large hospitals and health systems. 
  3. Provide integrated, real-world pharmacy case studies to highlight and amplify critical thinking, integration of ideas and perspectives.
  4. Incorporate mentorship into the fabric of the program. 
  5. Maximize distance education of qualified persons through an advanced Learning Management System and technologies.


  1. Submit an ASHP Foundation Pharmacy Leadership Academy application by February 1, 2024.
    • ASHP will accept applications until March 31, 2024. However, to be considered for the CSHP Foundation Scholarship you must apply to the ASHP Foundation by February 1, 2024, to ensure notification of acceptance to the PLA program prior to submitting your CSHP Scholarship application.
  2. Submit a CSHP Foundation scholarship application with required documents by March 13, 2024.

The successful CSHP Foundation PLA Scholarship applicant will be notified by April 30, 2024.


June 10, 2024
Apply Now for the 2024 Pharmacy Leadership Academy Scholarship

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CSHP welcomes Dr. Angel Bhathal as Professional Practice Specialist

June 4, 2024
June 4, 2024, OTTAWA — The Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists (CSHP) is pleased to welcome Dr. Angel Bhathal as Professional Practice Specialist. Angel will work with CSHP for the next 14 months to fill in during a leave of absence within the National Office staff.

An integral part of the professional practice team, she will help CSHP develop its suite of professional resources, policy positions, continuing education, best practices, consultationsresearch and knowledge translation.
CSHP CEO Jody Ciufo says, “Angel’s experience in hospitals, health authorities, community pharmacies and non-profits across three provinces will enhance CSHP’s program offerings. And with her CSHP volunteer background, she knows what matters most to our members and how to channel that dedication in working groups.”

Throughout her professional career, Angel has over 13 years of pharmacy experiences in pharmacy leadership, education, hospital, and community pharmacy. She is a Doctor of Pharmacy graduate from the University of Alberta and a Bachelor of Pharmacy graduate from the University of Manitoba. During her tenure at the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, Angel was the professional development and clinical pharmacist for the departments of Educational Services, Adult Inpatients, and Pediatrics. Most recently, she worked on digital health initiatives through the adoption of global standards and advocated for patient safety as the Senior Director of Pharmacy for GS1 Canada. 

Angel is no stranger to CSHP, she is a longstanding member and is also a former Education Chair for the Manitoba Branch of CSHP. Angel has been involved in multiple special projects, including:
  • Developing Hospital Policies collaboratively as a member of the Provincial NAPRA Working Group for Manitoba.
  • Serving as a Doctor of Pharmacy Mentor for the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.
  • Securing sponsorships, speakers, and planning professional development events as an Education Chair for the Manitoba Branch of CSHP.

Angel lives in Toronto and enjoys mentoring, traveling, and raising funds for gender literacy through Plan International.  She says, “I am excited to begin my new role as CSHP’s Professional Practice Specialist. I look forward to applying my passion for pharmacy education and collaborating with healthcare professionals to advance patient care!”    

Interested in learning more about professional practice programs? 

Contact : 


June 04, 2024
CSHP welcomes Dr. Angel Bhathal as Professional Practice Specialist

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Advocacy in Action: June 18

June 18, 2024

What's happened

Ongoing, Health Canada Drug Shortages Meetings

Through participation at these meetings, CSHP is continuing to monitor these ongoing drug shortages 
  • June 5 Tier Assignment Committee: Shortages of Mepivacaine 2%  
  • June 6 Tier Assignment Committee: De-escalation of Dipyridamole

June 4, Choosing Wisely Canada Annual Meeting of the Societies 

CSHP participated in a multilateral meeting with Choosing Wisely Canada and other associations. The agenda covered discussions on the Choosing Wisely Climate Campaign and explored potential collaborations between the various organizations.

June 6, Transforming Primary Care in Canada Summit

CSHP CEO Jody Ciufo and CPO Rita Dhami travelled to Toronto to attend the Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA)’s inaugural national summit alongside other pharmacy leaders, healthcare professionals, policymakers, and patient advocacy groups.

The Transforming Primary Care in Canada Summit aimed to reach a shared vision on the future roles of pharmacists and pharmacy teams in primary care, identify barriers and facilitators for integrating community pharmacies, and outline priority areas for actionable initiatives. This vision includes a system where pharmacy is recognized as a first stop in the primary care journey for all. 
To learn more about the takeaways from this event, click here.

June 12, Multilateral Meeting with Health Canada 

CPO Rita Dhami participated in a multilateral meeting with Health Canada. While in attendance, she received updates from the various divisions of Health Canada including the Marketed Health Products Branch, the Pharmaceutical Drugs Directorate, the Health Product Compliance Directorate, and the Biologic and Radiopharmaceutical Directorate as well as some policy updates.  

What's happening

May to June, NAPRA Consultation on Modernization of Drug Schedules

After taking part in an expert panel to modernize the NAPRA Drug Schedules, CSHP has been invited to consult on two potential models for non-prescription drug (NPD) scheduling and their respective terms of sale for inclusion in the updated program. CSHP has been contacting various members to include their perspectives in this consultation.

June to July, Health Canada Consultation on Controlled Drugs and Substances Act

Health Canada has started a consultation on the proposed Controlled Substances Regulations and related amendments to other federal regulations, including the Cannabis Regulations, as published in the Canada Gazette, Part I. CSHP is currently drafting a response to the proposal and will be seeking input from Branches on this consultation.

What's worth repeating

May 29, Hospital News featured section

As part of CSHP’s 2024 featured section in Hospital News, seven authors delve deep into the critical topic of sustainability in pharmacy and healthcare. To access these insightful articles, click here

To catch up on CSHP advocacy news, click here.

Have a question about Advocacy in Action or CSHP's advocacy and consultation work?
Reach out to our professional practice team!   

June 04, 2024
Advocacy in Action: June 18

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Call for Curriculum Vitae, Letter of Intent Reviewers and Mock Interviewers 

June 4, 2024

The Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists (CSHP) is relaunching its Pharmacy Residency Application Roadmap Program this year that is designed for prospective pharmacy residency candidates to provide them with additional knowledge and experience needed to competitively apply for Year 1 and Year 2 pharmacy residency programs.   

The program will consist of both didactic (on-line modules) and practical (CV/essay review and mock interviews). 

We are looking for CSHP members who were previous pharmacy residents or coordinators not currently actively involved in the interview and selection process of pharmacy residency programs (to avoid conflict of interest) to conduct CV/essay reviews and mock interviews.   

Conditions to participate as a mock interviewer/CV reviewer and LOI reviewer: 

  • CSHP member
  • Email by Friday July 5, 2024 with your Curriculum Vitae 
  • Each mock interviewer/CV & LOI reviewer will perform 12 mock interviews and 12 CV&LOI reviews  
  • Review Module 3: Writing CV/Cover Letter/Letter of Intents AND Module 5:  Residency Interview Preparation  
  • Attend a one-hour training session for the CV and Letter of Intent and Mock Interview at a mutually agreed upon date and time. 
  • Be available on the weekend of November 2/3, 2024 to conduct a “live” virtual mock interview 


June 04, 2024
Call for Curriculum Vitae, Letter of Intent Reviewers and Mock Interviewers

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