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Next ACP council meeting April 7

March 22, 2011

Strathcona Room, Westin Hotel
10135-100 Street
Edmonton, AB
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

If you plan to attend this meeting, please notify:
Leslie Ainslie
Phone: (780) 990-0321 or toll-free 1-877-227-3838 
Email:  leslie.ainslie@abpharmacy.ca

PEBC assessors needed

March 22, 2011

Assessors are needed 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:
 

To qualify you must:

Accredited learning FAQs

March 22, 2011
  1. Is there a minimum accredited learning requirement?
  2. How can I tell if a course is accredited for pharmacists?
  3. What if I claim a non-accredited course as accredited learning?

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Quiz – Which receipts can you issue?

March 22, 2011

Scenario: Mary Smith comes into your pharmacy to request a copy of prescription receipts for her entire family - husband John, daughter Susan (19 years old), daughter Cathy (16 years old), son Robert (7 years old) and her mother Rose (87 years old and living with the family).

Which receipts can...

What pharmacy-related expenditures can patients claim?

March 22, 2011

According to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), drug costs can be claimed only if acquired lawfully, prescribed by a medical practitioner and recorded by a pharmacist. Over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and supplements, even if prescribed by a medical practitioner...

Voting for council elections has begun

March 22, 2011
Polls in council districts 2 (southern Alberta), 3 (Edmonton), and 5 (Calgary) are now open. Voting will close April 14. To learn about candidates in your district and vote, go to pharmacists.ab.ca/vote2011.

Call for resolutions

March 22, 2011

Resolution proposals for this year’s AGM are due by 4:30 p.m. today.

Greg Eberhart, ACP Registrar, must receive your resolution in writing, accompanied by the signatures of 10 voting members in good standing. For more details, refer to the ACP Approved Guidelines for Resolutions.

Congratulations Centennial Award of Distinction recipients!

March 22, 2011

The Centennial Committee extends congratulations to the 103 outstanding recipients selected for the Alberta Pharmacy Centennial Award of Distinction. This once-in-a-century award recognizes the outstanding contributions of the individuals who helped advanced...

Tips for completing your CPD Log

March 8, 2011

Registration renewal time is quickly approaching. If you haven’t already done so, now is the time to get your Continuing Professional Development Log in order. Following these tips will help pave your way to a stress-free renewal.

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Pharmacist evaluators needed for mock OSCE

March 8, 2011

Mock OSCE date: April 7 and 8, 2011 
Volunteering deadline: Monday, Mar. 21

The Mock OSCE will run from noon to 5:00pm on April 7 and noon to 2 p.m. on April 8 at the U of A. It is divided into 5 tracks. Evaluators do not have to evaluate the entire OSCE, but can sign up to do a particular track...

ACP bylaws amended

March 8, 2011

Council met on February 24, 2011, and approved amendments to the ACP bylaws. Amendments that came into effect March 1, 2011:
 

Two pharmacy technician regulation policy changes

March 8, 2011

ACP continues to work with Alberta Health and Wellness (AHW) toward the regulation of pharmacy technicians. ACP council has approved what we believe is the final draft of the amendments to the Pharmacists Profession Regulation. The draft is currently being reviewed by AHW legal...

Centennial conference – more rooms available

March 8, 2011

Centennial Conference
May 20 and 21, 2011 (with ACP AGM on May 22)
Jasper Park Lodge

Interest in the conference is high and spots are filling up fast. So fast, in fact, that accommodation at the Jasper Park Lodge is SOLD OUT.

Not to worry though. We...

Ballooning with pride

March 8, 2011

Pharmacist Awareness Week is March 6-12. To help you celebrate your profession and its centennial, ACP and RxA are supplying colourful balloons with the centennial logo free of charge for your pharmacy to proudly display! All we ask in return is that you share photos of your display on the centennial Facebook page.

To order, please contact ACP at 780.990.0321 or ...

Introducing your council nominees

March 8, 2011

Elections are being held in council districts 2 (southern Alberta), 3 (Edmonton), and 5 (Calgary) between March 15 and April 14. Elections will be conducted electronically.

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Who is running?
 

The following clinical pharmacists are running for ACP...

APEX Award winners announced

March 8, 2011

The APEX Awards recognize excellence in pharmacy practice in Alberta. The awards are jointly funded, promoted, and presented by the Alberta Pharmacists’ Association (RxA) and the Alberta College of Pharmacists (ACP).

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ACP and RxA are pleased to announce this year’s APEX Award recipients:...