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News

ACP wants you!

February 22, 2011

Our success as a self-regulating profession depends on the active contribution of registrants. ACP is compiling a roster of candidates interested in participating on ACP committees and working groups. We are looking for individuals wanting to be involved with one of the following areas:

Call for resolutions

February 22, 2011

Registrants may propose resolutions for consideration at ACP’s annual general meeting, which will be held on Sunday, May 22 at Jasper Park Lodge. Resolutions should be focused on topics relating to the college’s mandated areas of interest: public safety, effective pharmacist and pharmacy practice, and health policy.

For more details, refer to the ACP Approved...

Council nominations due Feb. 28

February 22, 2011

A call for councillor nominations in Districts 2 (Southern Alberta), 3 (Edmonton), and 5 (Calgary) is now underway. Completed nomination papers must be received by the Registrar on or before Monday, February 28, 2011 at 4:30 p.m. 

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Links to nomination form and lists...

ACP bylaw consultation closes Feb. 24

February 22, 2011

You have just two days left to submit comments on ACP's proposed bylaw amendments.

View an overview of the proposed changes in the consultation backgrounder.

Full details are available in the bylaw amendment document.

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PEBC assessors needed

February 8, 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.

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Job description and application details...

Free resources for you and your patients

February 8, 2011

ACP has developed two resources to help your patients improve their health and understand your role.

ACP’s 30-page health journal help patients track symptoms, moods, and health issues and note their questions and concerns.

The Understanding your pharmacist’s role in renewing or adapting your...

ACP bylaw consultation open to Feb. 24

February 8, 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 register.
An...

Celebrating a Centennial Class

February 8, 2011

On Jan. 27, the U of A Pharmacy Class of 2014 was officially welcomed into the profession at their White Coat Ceremony. Guest speaker Bob Dowling, pharmacist, owner of Cavell Drugs in Jasper for 38 years, and former MLA, offered sage advice for the newest entrants. He set the tone saying, “A professional is someone who always gives more...

Vets and TPP: answers to your questions

February 8, 2011

Do Alberta veterinarians have to use TPP forms?
Yes, Alberta veterinarians must adhere to all requirements of the Triplicate Prescription Program. Like physicians and dentists, they must use a triplicate prescription pad when writing prescriptions for all drugs on the current TPP medication list.

What...

What's the best pharmacy advice you received?

February 8, 2011
That’s our centennial Facebook question for February. Post your wisdom and help others benefit. 

While you’re there, check out the Discussions page and read the great resolutions that people shared last month!

Calling all future councillors

February 8, 2011

A call for nominations in Districts 2 (Southern Alberta), 3 (Edmonton), and 5 (Calgary) is now underway. Completed nomination papers must be received by the Registrar on or before Monday, February 28, 2011 at 4:30 p.m. 

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