PPC 2024: A spectacular return 

May 21, 2024

By the numbers 

  • 482 Attendees 
  • 29 Sponsors 
  • 58 Exhibitors 
  • 1,635 Game codes redeemed 
  • $2,400 in Prizes 
  • 31 Educational sessions delivered 
  • 64 Posters presented 
  • 16 CEUs available

CCCEP Accreditation for PPC 2024 has ended, but there is still plenty to learn!
Head to the conference portal to catch up on sessions you may have missed or rewatch your favourite sessions. 


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Professional Practice Conference 2024 wrap-up

After three years of being combined with the Banff and Harrison Seminars, the Professional Practice Conference made its triumphant return as a standalone event, taking place both in-person in Niagara Falls, ON, and virtually worldwide. Attendees of this hybrid conference experienced leading educational sessions and social aspects of the event.

This year’s educational offerings were kicked off with an immersive pre-conference workshop led by Indigenous Pharmacy Professionals of Canada’s Amy Lamb and Cassandra McLelland alongside Elder Blu Waters, teaching those in attendance how to best frame health and wellness values of diverse Indigenous Peoples.

Then, at the opening ceremonies, Nkem Iroh welcomed CSHP delegates with an official introduction to the Black Pharmacy Professionals of Canada and helped to welcome International Keynote speaker Dr. John Clark to the stage.


Additional sessions encompassed a diverse range of topics, spanning from mRNA editing and climate-conscious pharmacy practice, to antibiotic-resistant infections in Canada or technologies for sterile compounding in addition to the Vision for Hospital Pharmacy Panel which empowered the driving forces of change, future roles, and best practices in pharmacy.

Plus, attendees took in six keynote speeches including Dr. Muhammad Mamdani’s speech on “Practical Applications of Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare" and Mark Black’s moving talk providing us with a look “Through a Patient’s Eyes” that perfectly closed out the conference. 


Meanwhile, PPC 2024 was also an excellent opportunity to reconnect with friends both familiar and new. Friday gave guests the chance to visit industry partners to learn more about their latest innovation, hospital partners to discuss career opportunities or head to the booths of our non-profit partners to learn more about their organizations! Later that evening, everyone was invited to have a roarin’ good time at the Hospitality at the Hard Rock where there were drinks, light snacks, spectacular surroundings, good music, and even better people. 


Saturday held a multitude of can’t miss events including the Gen Next: Student and Resident Networking Event, the Gala Dinner with Duelling Pianos Niagara closing out the evening with everyone out on the dance floor.  

Then, on Sunday morning, delegates were invited to relax and recharge for the conference’s final day with Rise ‘N Shine Yoga. This was not to forget the awesome prizes available to both in-person and virtual attendees, including gift cards, complimentary registration for next year’s Professional Practice Conference, and an abundance of swag. 

As we officially wrap up this year’s Professional Practice Conference, we’re already looking forward to next year when we’ll be welcoming you to the Nation’s Capital for the 56th edition of PPC!