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CSHP AB Branch Virtual Event - Spring Showers Bring Antimicrobial Stewardship Powers!


Date: May 29, 2024
Location: Virtual via Zoom

Time: 7 pm - 9 pm 

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Join CSHP Alberta Branch for two informative speakers on antimicrobial stewardship:

"A Primer on Antimicrobial Stewardship in Pregnancy" with Dr Castillo, a clinical associate professor at the Cumming School of Medicine in Calgary with a focus on reproductive infectious disease and "Pharmacist Antimicrobial Stewardship Tips & Tricks" with Reem Almawed, a PGY2 Infectious Diseases and Antimicrobial Stewardship pharmacy resident with AHS.

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CSHP AB Branch Virtual Event - Spring Showers Bring Antimicrobial Stewardship Powers!

May 29, 2024



It's about DAN time: Drug Access Navigators are in

Date:  June 5, 2024
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET

Location: Webinar

Drug Access Navigators (DANs) strive to assist patients in overcoming medication access challenges through coverage management, logistics, and timely treatment advocacy.  
Curious about this patient-centric role, integrating it into your team's workflow, or pursuing a career as a DAN? Join Alan Birch on June 5 to dive deeper! 

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By the end of this presentation participants shall be able:

1. State what a Drug Access Navigator is and their role in healthcare.  
2. Explain how Drug Access Navigators and Pharmacists can work together to best support patients.  
3. Describe the opportunity for Pharmacy Technicians to become Drug Access Navigators in multiple disease areas.  
4. Establish a DAN role in your clinic 

About our presenter

Alan Birch is the Associate Director of Provider Solutions Oncology at Sentrex Health Solutions. He is also the Founder of Drug Access Canada. Alan started in career as a pharmacy technician, which led him to a role as a Drug Access Navigator at North York General Hospital in Toronto where he worked in the cancer centre for 8 years. Alan is the former president of the Ontario Drug Access Navigator association, ODANO, and created the website, which providers resources for patients and health care providers. At Sentrex, Alan operates an oncology patient support program called Haven.

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Webinar: It's about DAN time: Drug Access Navigators are in

June 5, 2024



Leveraging Data from the Hospital Pharmacy in Canada Survey to Guide your Human Resources Decisions


Date: June 6, 2024
Time: 1:00 pm

Pharmacy is one of many sectors currently facing acute staffing shortages. 
On June 6, André Bonnici will cover how Hospital Human Resources can mitigate shortage impacts using data from the HPC Survey Report, guiding us through workforce availability and planning, leadership decision-making, and offer tips on how to present a workforce plan to administrators. 

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Learning Objectives:
1.  Identify the types of data available in the Human resources section of the Hospital Pharmacy in Canada Survey that can be used to support leadership decision making. 
2. Review differences in regional and national workforce availability and trends over the years.  
3. Illustrate, using real-life case studies, how the Canadian Hospital Pharmacy Survey data can help plan your department’s professional workforce 
4. How to “sell” your business plan to hospital administrators using comparative data 

About the speaker:

André Bonnici completed his undergraduate degree at the Université de Montréal in Québec and his residency and M.Sc. at the Montreal General Hospital.   

He is currently the Chief of Pharmacy at the McGill University Health Center (MUHC), a position he has held since April 2010. Over the years he has had the mandate to plan the MUHC pharmacy redeployment, including the design of a new state-of-the art pharmacy department for the new McGill University Health Center Glen Campus, which opened 2015.  Under his direction, the MUHC pharmacy department has been on the forefront of change, undertaking a very significant number of transformative projects, both technological such as automation of the drug distribution process and, clinical in order to improve direct patient care given by pharmacists on the clinical wards and outpatient clinics. 

André was also an elected board member of the Québec Order of Pharmacists from 2012 to 2021. He actively participated in professional committees while serving: the committee on pharmacy prioritization, the committee on deontology, the committee on technology, the committee on workforce ratios, Projet de loi 31 and 41 committees which led to the new “Loi sur la pharmacie” which permits pharmacists to independently prescribe medication and administer injections of vaccines in Québec.  

André received the “Prix d’excellence Roger-Leblanc” from the APES in April 2018 in recognition for his significant professional contributions and achievements during his career as a hospital pharmacist. He has also received the title of “Fellow de l’Ordre des Pharmaciens du Québec” and the Prix Mérite du Conseil interprofessionel du Québec (CIQ) in 2022. 

Webinar: Leveraging Data from the Hospital Pharmacy in Canada Survey to Guide your HR Decisions

June 6, 2024



Rx Evolution: Transforming Hospital Pharmacy through Technicians


Date: June 20, 2024
Time: 1:00 pm

Join Bal Dhillon to uncover how the evolving roles of pharmacy technicians will influence the future of hospital pharmacy in Canada. Explore avenues to enrich the pharmacy technician scope and further enhance their contributions to clinical initiatives and patient care. 

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Learning Objectives:
At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:  
1. Examine the findings of the 2020/21 Hospital Pharmacy in Canada (HPC) Survey regarding the roles of pharmacy technicians. 
2. Investigate the obstacles and potential advantages impacting pharmacy technicians and their role in shaping Canadian Hospital Pharmacy Services. 
3. Review the insights from the HPC survey regarding opportunities for enhancing the scope and roles of pharmacy technicians. 
4. Analyze potential avenues for pharmacy technicians to contribute to clinical initiatives and support patient care. 

About the speaker:

Bal Dhillon has more than 25 years of extensive experience in the pharmacy profession. Her academic journey includes a BSc., RPhT designation, Provincial Instructor diploma, Master of Business Administration with a special focus on process and project management and  more recently, she achieved her Project Management Designation from PMI.  

In addition to her academic background, Bal plays a pivotal role in the pharmaceutical community by designing, developing, and delivering education programs on pharmaceutical compounding, both in sterile and non-sterile environments. She serves as the Director of Education within the Pharmacy Technician Society of BC (PTSBC). 

Bal's commitment to the advancement of the pharmacy profession is underscored by her active involvement in diverse initiatives aimed at promoting education and fostering personal growth among pharmacy personnel in British Columbia. At present, she holds a pivotal position as the Senior Director overseeing Provincial Inventory Management for BC within the Provincial Health Services Authority. Bal Dhillon continues to be a driving force in the field of pharmacy, combining her wealth of experience with her dedication to education and professional development.  

Webinar: Rx Evolution: Transforming Hospital Pharmacy through Technicians

June 20, 2024


Harrison Hospital Pharmacy Management Seminar

Date: Feb 20 - 22, 2025
Location: Harrison Hot Springs, BC

February 20 - 22, 2025
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Excellence in pharmacy practice meets the serene backdrop of Harrison Hot Springs. This must attend event is tailored to empower pharmacy professionals with leadership skills, strategic insights, and valuable networking opportunities. 


Harrison 2025

February 20, 2025


Banff Seminar 2025

Date: March 7 - 9, 2025


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Banff 2025

March 7 - 9, 2025