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QuitCore – fall sessions announced

August 25, 2009

QuitCore is a FREE group support program from Alberta Health Services, designed to help people quit smoking. Led by trained instructors, the three-and-a-half month program includes eight in-depth sessions that offer participants the most effective methods and tools to help them become smoke-free.

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More clinical pharmacists needed for PEBC survey

August 25, 2009

More Alberta pharmacists are needed to take the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada (PEBC) survey to evaluate entry-to-practice competencies required of pharmacists. So far, only 70 pharmacists from Alberta have registered as compared to 252 from BC and 176 from Saskatchewan.

It is...

Registration deadline extended for anticoagulation workshop

August 25, 2009

In its 3rd year, the Anticoagulation: On the road to practice change course has been revised to include an update on new anticoagulant agents coming to market. The three-day workshop, Oct. 2 (evening), 3 and 4, 2009 in Edmonton, features...

Call for volunteers to pilot the Professional Portfolio

August 25, 2009

If you have a non-traditional practice (e.g., non-direct patient care role), focus your practice on a very specific disease state or population, or have additional prescribing authorization, a knowledge assessment exam may not be the best measure of your competence. With this in...

1 exam = 3 year exemption

August 25, 2009

ACP needs a few more volunteers to write the pilot version of the knowledge assessment. The assessment will be an open-book, multiple choice exam of clinical knowledge.

Pharmacists who write the pilot version of the...

Are you authorized?

August 25, 2009

Remember that completing a course is only the first step to administering drugs by injection. You must apply for and receive authorization from the college before you can administer any injections.

Applications for authorization can take up to 10 business days to process, and may take longer if application volumes increase. Time to send and receive mail via...

Pharmacist involvement in influenza immunization—an update

August 25, 2009

While there are still many questions about pharmacists’ role in the recently announced seasonal influenza immunization program, answers are gradually emerging. We have summarized the details available to date.

NOTE: Please do not contact...

Pharmacists recognized for diabetes care

August 11, 2009

Congratulations to Rick Siemens and Rami Chowaniec. Both have recently been recognized for their outstanding work in diabetes care.

Rick Siemens was honored with the Outstanding Health Professional of the Year award by the Canadian Diabetes Association. Rami was selected as one of the five finalists for...

Clinical pharmacists needed for PEBC survey

August 11, 2009

In August, the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada (PEBC) is conducting a survey to evaluate entry-to-practice competencies required of pharmacists.

Clinical pharmacists are needed to take the survey. If you are in active practice and are willing to participate, please take a few minutes now to ...