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ACP employment opportunities

February 21, 2012

ACP has two full-time positions open.

Registration and Competence Director - will develop, maintain and supervise the implementation of policies and procedures to ensure pharmacists and pharmacy technicians are competent at entry to practice and throughout their career, and for the licensing of pharmacies. For job and...

Resolutions ready?

February 21, 2012

Resolutions are practice change ideas proposed by ACP registrants and voted on at the AGM (May 24 this year). All resolutions carried at the AGM are then forwarded to council for consideration and decision. Resolutions are a way ACP registrants can shape the direction of pharmacy practice in Alberta.

Resolutions proposed for this year's AGM must be submitted by ...

Last chance to pre-register for free copy of Bugs and Drugs

February 21, 2012

An updated version of the Bugs and Drugs handbook is scheduled for release in August. You can receive it either in hardcopy or as an iPhone app. Alberta Health and Wellness will provide the handbook at no cost to every pharmacist in Alberta. Right now, we need to...

Single sign-on for Alberta Netcare applications with IAM

February 21, 2012

Currently, health care providers require multiple user credentials to access the information they need to care for their patients. The new Identity and Access Management (IAM) initiative, which will launch April 12, is aimed at reducing the number of IDs (and user frustration...

Change is good. You go first.

February 21, 2012

The headline is courtesy of Scott Adams, creator of the Dilbert cartoons. The sentiment is universal. And it seems especially relevant as we enter the last week for council nominations. Don’t wait for somebody else to step up for your profession. You go first!

Nominations for District 1 (Northern Alberta), District 3 (Edmonton), District...

Health Minister announces changes for pharmacy

February 21, 2012

On Feb. 13, 2012, the Hon. Fred Horne, Minister of Health and Wellness, announced three changes that will affect pharmacy practice in Alberta.

  1. Pharmacists will be reimbursed for refilling prescriptions.
  2. A Remote Pharmacy Access Grant will be put in place.
  3. The...

ACP employment opportunities

February 7, 2012

ACP has two full-time positions open.

Registration and Competence Director - Reporting to the Deputy Registrar, the Registration and Competence Director will develop, maintain and supervise the implementation of policies and procedures to ensure pharmacists and pharmacy technicians are competent at entry to practice and...

PEBC OSCE observers needed

February 7, 2012

The Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada (PEBC) invites interested pharmacists to be assessors for the PEBC Qualifying Examination – Part II (OSCE). The national exam will be held on Sunday, May 27, 2012 at sites in both Edmonton and Calgary.

PEBC OSCE observers needed

U of A preceptor workshops happening

February 7, 2012

These highly interactive workshops will outline preceptor roles and responsibilities using case-based small-group discussions. They will also outline strategies for precepting a challenging or struggling student.

Edmonton: Friday March 2, 5:30-9:00 p.m.
Calgary: Tuesday, March 13, 6:15-9:30 p.m.

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Council nominations due Feb. 29

February 7, 2012

ACP will be holding council elections for councillors in Districts 1, 3 and 5 (Calgary) and an inaugural position for one Pharmacy Technician. See the ACP website for details.

Completed nomination papers must be received by the Registrar by 4:30 p...

Clarifying "repackaging"

February 7, 2012

When do you use the labelling requirements in Standard 21 (repackaging) versus those in Standard 7 (dispensing)?

The intent of the Standard 21 is to provide direction for labelling of drugs or blood products that were not packaged in a package intended for dispensing. To help clarify requirements, ACP council approved the following...

Feb. 17: Schedule change for large packages of ibuprofen

February 7, 2012

Effective Feb. 17, 2012, ibuprofen and its salts containing 400 mg or less per oral dosage unit when sold in package sizes exceeding 18,000 mg will move from Unscheduled status to Schedule III.

Schedule change for large packages of ibuprofen

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