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An Evening Out: May 12 Southern Alberta pharmacy event

April 29, 2014

To recognize the valuable contributions of Southern Alberta pharmacy alumni and preceptors, the U of A Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences has planned a special evening of celebration and fun!

Enjoy hors d'oeuvres during the evening while you reconnect wit...

Using your online CPD log: A snapshot

April 29, 2014

As May 31 approaches and pharmacists complete their online CPD log, many questions may surface. Look to ACP’s quick hints sheet to help you find the answers you need.

The ACP database was provided for convenience only, and not to confirm or validate pharmacist-accredited courses. The responsibility remains that of t...

Annual General Meeting on June 11

April 29, 2014

ACP’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on the evening of June 11 in Edmonton. Council is committed to engagement with our registrants. Therefore, the annual meeting will again be webcast. Please watch The Link for further details about the venue, starting time, and registration instructions.

Inducement prohibition questions?

April 29, 2014

Do you have questions about when inducements are prohibited and when they aren’t? We have developed an FAQ document and will be adding to it. We are designing a decision algorithm, as well as answers to questions about glucose test strips and the use of credit cards that offer points. Please watch the website and upcoming editions...

Inducement prohibition effective date now June 10

April 29, 2014

Council originally established May 1, 2014 as the date for the inducement prohibition to come into effect. The college wrote to pharmacy groups, requesting that they identify any technical or operational impediments that would impede compliance before this date. As a result of feedb...

Pharmacist online renewal now open

April 17, 2014

It’s renewal time for pharmacists and pharmacies!

Pharmacist practice permit renewals are due by May 31, 2014.

ACP emailed renewal notices to all pharmacists on April 17, 2014. If you have misplaced that message, here are the instructions for renewal: 

ACP employment opportunity: records management coordinator

April 15, 2014
Reporting to the Operations and Finance Director, the Records Management Coordinator is responsible for maintaining the college’s records and information management systems as well as developing and implementing records management policies and procedures. ...

AHS MedRec update

April 15, 2014

The April MedRec newsletter is now available. Read it to see:

  • What materials are available to you and your patients,and
  • How the program is impacting patients in long-term care, acute care, and corrections.

PEBC assessors needed

April 15, 2014

PEBC invites interested pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to apply as assessors. Exams are held in both Calgary and Edmonton on the following dates:

OSCE – Sunday, May 25 and Sunday, November 8
OSPE – Sunday, September 7

Please refer to the PEBC Assessor Application Form for further eligibility and application details.

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New jurisprudence learning module

April 15, 2014
  • How well do you know the legislation and standards that govern pharmacy practice in Alberta?
  • Would you like to review the Standards of Practice for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians?
  • Do you need help preparing for the...

New ACP website needs testing: any volunteers?

April 15, 2014
Our new website is nearly complete, and we want your opinion on the design and navigation. If you are interested in giving it a test drive (no advanced computer skills required), please email donotreply@abpharmacy.ca before April 25.

Council election results

April 15, 2014

The District 4, 5 and technician elections closed on April 10 and the results are in.

Inducement prohibition

April 15, 2014

On April 10, ACP’s council voted to amend the Code of Ethics and Standards to prohibit regulated members from offering, providing or being party to offering or providing an inducement in exchange for that patient obtaining a drug product or a professional service from the regulated member or the licensed pharmacy. The prohibition will come into effect on May 1,...

Applying for APA? Don't forget...

April 1, 2014
If you are applying for additional prescribing authorization, don't forget to include two copies of your entire application package.