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News

Vi Becker reappointed to ACP council

May 31, 2011

We are happy to report that Vi Becker has been reappointed for a second 3-year term as a public member on ACP’s council. ACP’s mandate is to protect the health and well-being of the public, so it is critical to have the public voice included in decision making.

 

Centennial Conference a success

May 31, 2011
Thanks to all the delegates, speakers organizers and sponsors who made the ACP/RxA Centennial Conference such a success. Jasper Park Lodge’s beautiful setting just added to the great conversations, engaging sessions, and celebrations. Look to the upcoming issue of acpnews for photos and details.

Technician regulation official July 1

May 31, 2011

What a centennial present! The announcement at the college’s AGM that regulatory amendments to regulate pharmacy technicians would officially come to Alberta on July 1, 2011 was the icing on the Centennial Conference cake.

This is very exciting news, but please keep in mind it doesn’t come into effect until...

New century. New look. New address.

May 31, 2011

ACP is celebrating pharmacy’s centennial with two big changes: a new visual identity and a new address.

To reflect ACP’s rich history and progressive outlook, we’ve updated our look. The deep purple and phi [φ], the first letter of the Greek word pharmakon (pharmacy), celebrate pharmacy’s past. The modern a reflects ACP’...

2011 Canadian hypertension guidelines released

May 17, 2011

The Canadian Hypertension Education Program (CHEP) has issued the 2011 Canadian hypertension guidelines, to update the previous guidelines published in 2010.

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2011 CHEP Key Messages:
 

1. Assess blood pressure...

Rules for pharmacy students administering injections

May 17, 2011

If you are hiring a pharmacy student for the summer, keep in mind that U of A pharmacy students who have just completed third or fourth year may only administer drugs by injection, including immunizations, IF:

Pharmacy centennial recognized in legislature

May 17, 2011

Thursday, May 12, was already a significant day in the legislature, but one announcement made it even more special for pharmacy.

Gene Zwozdesky, Minister of Health and Wellness, extended congratulations on pharmacy's centennial. He noted the profession's many contributions to the health of...

Centennial conference update

May 17, 2011

To celebrate this landmark year, RxA and ACP are hosting the Centennial Conference at the Jasper Park Lodge this Friday and Saturday.

CCCEP accreditation confirmed: Conference delegates can earn up to 6 CEUs at the conference and another 3 by attending a pre-conference session.

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ACP annual general meeting this Sunday

May 17, 2011

Beauvert Room, Jasper Park Lodge
NOTE TIME CHANGE - doors open at 8:30, breakfast at 9 a.m., meeting at 10 a.m.

Special guest speaker: The Honourable Gene Zwozdesky, Minister of Health and Wellness.

The 2011 agenda and 2010 draft minutes are posted on the ACP website.

You can still register* for...

Providing pharmacy services for displaced Slave Lake residents

May 17, 2011

Due to the fires and resulting evacuations, many individuals will be seeking temporary pharmacy services from other Alberta pharmacies. 

ACP understands that this may significantly increase your workload, and we appreciate all your efforts...

MyHealth.Alberta.ca launched

May 3, 2011

This week, Minister of Health and Wellness Gene Zwozdesky will officially launch MyHealth.Alberta.ca.

MyHealth is a Government of Alberta initiative in partnership with Alberta Health Services. This personal health portal is designed to assist patients in making...

New HIA course in Edmonton

May 3, 2011

The New Health Information Act in Alberta: How Will it Impact Me?
June 16, 2011
Edmonton Petroleum Club 
11110-108 Street NW
Date: June 16, 2011
Time: 8:30-12:00
Cost: $250 + GST

Cenera’s half-day seminar will outline the basic elements of the Health Information Act and will focus on areas in the Act that...

Have you renewed yet?

May 3, 2011

It’s registration renewal time. ACP registrants are required to renew online by May 31, 2011.

To access your online renewal, from the ACP website homepage, select Registrant profile login, log on and select the Renewal tab. Follow the tabs under Renewal for each step of the renewal...

Schedule change – Naproxen sodium

May 3, 2011
Effective April 21:
Naproxen sodium 220 mg per oral dosage unit (when sold in products labeled with a recommended maximum daily dose of 440 mg, and in package sizes exceeding 6,600 mg) is now Schedule III (changed from Schedule II).

Can I fill a prescription from…

May 3, 2011

ACP has fielded many questions from pharmacists asking if they can fill prescriptions written by naturopaths in British Columbia. The answer is no.

While naturopaths are authorized to prescribe in BC, the Alberta government reviewed the possibility of naturopath prescribing in this province and decided against it. Alberta...

Centennial conference less than 3 weeks away!

May 3, 2011

Gorgeous setting, inspiring speakers, educational sessions, and gala celebrations with over 200 of your colleagues – all yours for one quick online registration! Don’t miss the conference of the century.

Note that there have been some changes to the program. View the updated program at http://...