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The regulation of pharmacy technicians is one step closer

January 27, 2011

While no changes are effective immediately, the reality of pharmacy technician regulation is coming closer.  

On Dec. 2, 2008 the Health Professions Amendment Act (Bill 46) received royal assent. The bill, when it comes into effect, will recognize pharmacy...

Call for ACP council nominations

January 25, 2011

What better way to celebrate pharmacy's centennial than by getting involved and taking your seat at the ACP council table!

A call for nominations in Districts 2 (Southern Alberta), 3 (Edmonton), and 5 (Calgary) is now underway. The nomination form and lists of eligible candidates are posted on the ACP website at About ACP/...

Need a shot of inspiration?

January 25, 2011

Looking to rekindle your passion for the profession? Then please attend this year’s White Coat Ceremony. First-year students will be formally inducted into the pharmacy profession and celebrate their role as health care professionals.

This White Coat Ceremony will also be the official launch of pharmacy’s centennial celebrations, marking 100...

Deadline for APEX Bowl of Hygeia nominations extended

January 25, 2011
The deadline for nominations is being extended until January 31, 2011, for the Pfizer Consumer Healthcare Bowl of Hygeia. Do you know a pharmacist who has compiled an outstanding record of community service? Recognize their good work by nominating them today!
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New Year's resolution?

January 11, 2011

What’s your pharmacy practice resolution for 2011?

That’s our first centennial Facebook question of the year. As part of the year-long centennial celebrations, we’ll post a new question on the centennial Facebook site each month and invite you to post your answers.

Let’s get this conversation started!

ACP employment opportunity

January 11, 2011

COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR (Permanent full-time, 37.5 hrs/wk)  

The communications coordinator assists the communications leader in all aspects of communications management for the college. The communications coordinator will:

PEBC assessors needed

January 11, 2011
The Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada (PEBC) invites interested pharmacists to consider participating as an assessor for the PEBC Qualifying Examination – Part II (OSCE). The national exam will be held on Sunday May 29, 2011 at sites in both Edmonton and Calgary.

Temperature monitoring tied to your alarm system?

January 11, 2011

Even if your pharmacy refrigeration system is tied in to your alarm system, pharmacy refrigerator temperature must be monitored and recorded consistently. Otherwise, you will have no way of knowing for how long temperatures may have been out of range.

This information can...

Reminder: Centennial conference registration now open!

January 11, 2011

Celebrating Pharmacy: A Century of Excellence
May 20 and 21, 2011 (with ACP AGM on May 22)
Jasper Park Lodge

View the advance program.

Register online at www.buksa.com.

For complete centennial information, see the centennial...

Do not reuse methadone carry bottles

January 11, 2011

It has come to ACP’s attention that several pharmacies are reusing bottles for methadone carries. This is not an acceptable practice. Pharmacists are required by Standard 6.2 of the Standards for Pharmacist Practice to ensure that the dispensing procedure is hygienic and prevents cross contamination.

ACP...

Bowl of Hygeia nomination deadline extended

January 11, 2011

The deadline for nominations is being extended until January 31, 2011 for the Pfizer Consumer Healthcare Bowl of Hygeia.

The Bowl of Hygeia is awarded annually to a pharmacist who has compiled an outstanding record of community service which reflects well on the profession. If this sounds like...

ACP bylaw amendments consultation now open

January 4, 2011

ACP is proposing amendments to its bylaws to accommodate:

  • changes to the council election process (including the election of pharmacy technicians),
  • the publication of names in disciplinary reports, and
  • cancellation of the voluntary pharmacy technician...

Deadline for APEX Bowl of Hygeia nominations extended

January 4, 2011

The deadline for nominations is being extended until January 31, 2011 for the Pfizer Consumer Healthcare Bowl of Hygeia.

The Bowl of Hygeia is awarded annually to a pharmacist who has compiled an outstanding record of community service which, apart from his/her specific...

Centennial conference registration now open!

January 4, 2011

Celebrating Pharmacy: A Century of Excellence
May 20 and 21, 2011 (with ACP AGM on May 22)
Jasper Park Lodge

View the advance program.

Register at www.buksa.com.

For complete centennial information, see the centennial website at www.pharmacy100.ab.ca....