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ACP discontinuing email addresses

April 21, 2009

In order to continue your registration with ACP, you will be required to update your registrant profile with your own email address by the registration renewal deadline of May 31, 2009. You will not be able to renew or continue your registration with ACP if you do not provide an email address. 

The email account...

Renew online and win!

April 21, 2009

One lucky registrant who renews online before June 1, 2009 could win the equivalent of his or her 2009/10 renewal fee.

ACP has streamlined its online renewal, competence planning and CPD Log processes. You’ll notice a new look and a more user-friendly process when you log into the ...

Come celebrate!

April 21, 2009

Finish your tri-profession conference with an inspiring celebration! Join us in congratulating the 2009 APEX Award winners and two new honourary life members at the APEX Awards Gala in Banff on May 23 at the close of the Strengthening the Bond conference.

There is no cost to attend, but please check the APEX Awards box on the conference registration form so that we have...

Early bird conference deadline extended

April 21, 2009

Alberta Health and Wellness Minister Ron Liepert and Alberta Health Services Chief Executive Officer Dr. Stephen Duckett will present a special evening session on Friday, May 22 at the conference. Register now and you will be able to participate in this unique and lively session!

ACP Professional Practice Director

April 21, 2009

The Alberta College of Pharmacists (ACP) is responsible for quality pharmacist practice in Alberta. In this newly created role, the Professional Practice Director reports to the Deputy Registrar and will develop, implement and maintain a framework for monitoring pharmacist and pharmacy technician practice in Alberta. In...

Election results

April 21, 2009

Congratulations to the pharmacists who have been elected to the council of the Alberta College of Pharmacists. New council terms will begin May 22, 2009. 

Two changes to record keeping requirements

April 21, 2009

Amendments to the Pharmacy and Drug Regulation brought about two new record keeping requirements for all pharmacies:

1. From Section 12.1(d) of the Regulation: If a drug is not picked up at the pharmacy by the patient or the patient’s agent, you must record the method of delivery of the...

PDA amendments and mail order pharmacies

April 21, 2009

Changes, effective April 1, 2009, addressed in the amendments include when a mail order licence is required, licensing requirements, and records that must be maintained,

We strongly encourage you to carefully review the amended legislation. What follows is a brief introduction to mail order...

New DUE Quarterly available

April 7, 2009

The April 2009 edition of DUE Quarterly is now available on the ACP website. This month’s theme is Understanding causes, complications and treatments of anemias in seniors.

Originally published in the April 7, 2009, issue of The Link

A physiotherapy-pharmacy partnership to move clients

April 7, 2009

Ambulatory assistive devices (AADs) include canes, crutches, and walkers. These products are often sold at pharmacies. However, it was unknown how competent pharmacists in Alberta were in providing education on fitting, safety, and use of AADs.

In fall 2007, researchers at...

Reducing the risk: How secure are your pharmacy's narcotics?

April 7, 2009

Recent media reports describing the diversion of large quantities of narcotics from Alberta pharmacies should serve as a reminder to all pharmacists and pharmacy technicians of the need for the security of drugs under their care. The following best...

New APEX Award! Nominate by April 15

April 7, 2009

The Wyeth Apothecary Award is a new annual award under the APEX Award umbrella. This award is presented to a pharmacist in recognition of his/her professional achievement in pharmaceutical care through advanced learning. The deadline for nominations is April 15, 2009.

View the award details ...