Excellence in Pharmacy Practice - Patient Care

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Submission deadline: October 31, 2022 (23:59 Pacific Time)

Award Recipients

Derek Jorgenson, Katelyn Halpape, Eric Landry, Taylor Raiche, Amy Wiebe: Medication Assessment Centre Interprofessional Opioid Pain Service (Mac iOPS) 
Past winners

Purpose and criteria

This award will be granted for a project, protocol, process, or initiative of importance to hospital pharmacy practice that was implemented in a hospital or healthcare facility. Programs or initiatives may involve departments from outside of pharmacy, such as interprofessional clinics (e.g., family care teams). New in 2022: Given the rise in extreme weather events (and their consequent health impacts), submissions related to climate change may be given special consideration.

This award recognizes an individual or team that has demonstrated outstanding performance in improving patient specific outcomes through their practice, which may be evidenced in one or more of the following ways:

  • Exhibiting the core competencies of patient-centred care; compassion, respect and dignity, information sharing, participation and collaboration

  • Implementing best practices to achieve exceptional patient care

  • Developing partnerships that are mutually beneficial to the healthcare system, healthcare providers, patients, and their families

  • Developing novel ways to improve processes in delivering services to enhance the patient experience

  • Other related qualities that may be considered during the selection process


This award is open to current Members and Individual Supporters of CSHP (including Pharmacists or Pharmacy Graduates, Pharmacy Technicians, Supporters, and Students) who have held membership since October 30, 2021. In the event of a team nomination, at least one team-member must meet eligibility requirements. Only one award will be granted in a given year; if there are no qualified candidates, the award will not be given.

About the award

The award will be presented in-person at the Together 2023 conference in Banff, Alberta. All award winners will receive a personalized framed certificate. One winner will receive complimentary conference registration, and travel and accommodation to attend the event.

Award details

Award submissions will be adjudicated by the National Awards Committee. Assessment will be based solely on the information provided. In the event of a peer-nomination, additional details may be requested by the Awards Committee.

  • Nominations due by October 31, 2022 (23:59 Pacific Time)

  • Winners contacted by December 19, 2022

  • Winners announced in January via website, email, and social media

Submission details

Submit an individual or team for consideration using this nomination form  .

Please provide the following documents with your completed nomination form:

  • A nomination letter (not exceeding 1000 words) which outlines the reasons that the nominated individual or team is recommended for consideration. The letter should describe how the work of the nominee (or team) meets the criteria for the award. You may nominate yourself or someone else for this award.

  • At least two letters of support (not exceeding 300 words each) from individuals, (including contact information), who have first-hand knowledge of the accomplishments of the nominated individual or team. Letters should describe why the candidate(s) should receive the award. Letters of endorsement must be submitted by someone other than the primary applicant/nominee, such as a supervisor, a collaborator, or another member of the nominated team who may or may not be a CSHP member.

  • Any supporting documentation to provide additional information about the project, protocol, process, or initiative. This may include print or online news articles, presentations, publications, certificates of achievement, CV, profile, or biography (please limit supporting documents to 4 pages each)

  • In the event of a peer-nomination, additional details may be requested by the Awards Committee

Completed nominations may be returned to CSHP by mail, fax, or email.

Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists
30 Concourse Gate, Unit 3, Ottawa ON K2E 7V7
Toll Free: 877-340-2756, ext. 222
Direct: 613-909-9964
Fax: 844-438-9397 
E-mail: awards@cshp.ca

If you would like more information, please contact Robyn Rockwell, Membership and Awards Administrator, at rrockwell@cshp.ca or (877) 340-2756, ext. 222.