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News

What have you learned lately?

September 22, 2009

Feeling left out because all the kids got new pencil crayons and binders, but you didn’t? Well, cure those back-to-school blues by taking a course or attending a conference. This fall is full of opportunities to get your gray matter perking. Discover what’s new in cardiovascular therapy. Put your beliefs to the test at a sympo...

Pharmacists key partner in preventing seniors falls

September 22, 2009

What do the Queen Mother, Nancy Reagan, Ed McMahon and Fidel Castro have in common?

They are all seniors who have suffered the serious consequences of a preventable fall. Sadly, thousands of seniors fall every year in Alberta, often with devastating results.  

Fi...

Hypertension - Train the Trainer Workshop

September 22, 2009

Interested in the latest CHEP recommendations and BPC hypertension information?

Sign up for the Oct. 24 Hypertension Management Train the Trainer Event.

WHEN: Sat., Oct. 24, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

WHERE: Stanley A. Milner Library, Edmonton

CREDIT: Event is accredited for 4.5 CEUs

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We want you...

September 22, 2009

…for the new Practice Skills: Boot campcourse! We have rallied the troops to guide your "basic training" regarding patient assessment and documentation skills.  Although we won't be getting you to drop down and give us 20, we do have an exciting and active two-day workshop planned for Nov. 7 and 8, 2009.

The registration deadline is Oct. 2, 2009.  Please see the ...

Call for APEX nominations

September 22, 2009

This year’s APEX Award winners will be recognized at a gala event held on May 14, the night before the CPhA conference in Calgary. Help us celebrate excellence in pharmacy by nominating your peers or yourself. The nomination deadline is Friday, Dec. 11, 2009.

Pharmacists are doing great work…and it’s time to celebrate that! The APEX (Alberta Pharmac...

Help stem the increase in seniors falls

September 8, 2009

Pharmacists are again being asked to be key front-line contacts in an upcoming health campaign targeted at preventing falls among Alberta’s seniors.

The first "Finding Balance" falls prevention program was a great success from the moment it was launched on Nov. 3rd last year by Premier Stelmach, Health and Wellness...

Are your pesticides registered?

September 8, 2009

The Pest Management Regulatory Agency of Health Canada has informed the college that their inspectors have found unregistered pesticides used for pets during pharmacy inspections.

Products used on pets that are applied topically (e.g., shampoos or sprays) for the control of arthropods are regulated as pesticides, whereas produ...

Portal 2004 shutting down March 31

September 8, 2009

On Sept. 1, 2009, a letter was mailed to current Alberta Netcare Portal 2004 users, announcing that Alberta Health and Wellness has set to decommission Portal 2004. Access will no longer be available as of March 31, 2010.

Portal 2004 is a legacy system which has been maintained while the user community migrates to t...

Email – put ACP on your accepted list

September 8, 2009

Please make sure that acp_communication@abpharmacy.ca is not being blocked by your email program’s filters. Otherwise, you’ll miss news that’s important to your practice.

Originally published in the September 8, 2009, issue of The Link

PEBC assessors needed for Nov. 7 OSCE

September 8, 2009

Pharmacist assessors are needed for the PEBC OSCE on Sat., Nov. 7 in Calgary. Being an assessor is both personally and professionally rewarding. Assessors play an invaluable role in maintaining the integrity of the licensing process, meeting the needs of the public and upholding the standards of the profession.

Detai...

Is it your time to SHINE?

September 8, 2009

Want to influence the future of pharmacy, educate and empower inner city youth, and re-energize your own practice in only 3 or 4 afternoons a year? Well, you can!

The SHINE Youth Clinic provides free health services to Edmonton’s inner-city youth. The clinic is managed and staff...

One-year limit for immunization authorization application

September 8, 2009

Pharmacists seeking authorization to administer drugs by injection must apply to the college within one year of successful completion of an approved training program.

If more than one year elapses between your training and application, you must complete an...