Online renewal for pharmacy technicians coming soon!

October 20, 2015

Testing of the online renewal system for pharmacy technicians is in progress. Once complete, it is expected that online renewal will open later this week and remain open until November 30.

Note: Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are not required for the renewal process this...

Pharmacist survey - deadline extended to October 25, 2015

October 20, 2015

ACP’s survey plays an important role in helping the college understand the viewpoints of pharmacists. We have extended the survey deadline to offer you additional time to participate and share your valued opinions with us.

You now have until October 25, 2015 to...

Get your nominations in for the 2016 APEX Awards!

October 20, 2015

Don’t miss the opportunity to recognize a friend, colleague, or healthcare team for an Alberta Pharmacy Excellence (APEX) Award.

Nominations are being accepted online until October 30, 2015. Visit the ACP website for a...

Protect your confidential information from phishing attempts

October 20, 2015

What is phishing?

"Phishing” (also known as “carding” or “spoofing”) is a general term for emails, text messages and websites sent by criminals that are designed to look like they come from well-known and trusted businesses, financial institutions an...

U of A Pharmacy Business Plan Competition

October 20, 2015

Pharmacy practice in Alberta has undergone substantial changes over the past few years, and while many of us are still finding our way in this changing world, U of A Pharmacy Students are innovating and preparing to engage in the exciting opportunities offered by our profession.

Office Closed on October 12, 2015

October 7, 2015
The ACP office will be closed for Thanksgiving on Monday, October 12, 2015. We will reopen at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, October 13, 2015. 

Seasonal influenza campaign update

October 6, 2015

Ensuring the health and wellness of our communities is a collective responsibility.

Influenza is ranked among the top 10 infectious diseases affecting the Canadian population and, as healthcare professionals, you play an important role in the battle to stop its spread.

Ensuring the health and wellness of our c...

Can interns and students administer injections?

October 6, 2015

As you prepare for the upcoming flu season, we are sharing an updated version of information first shared in the October 7, 2014, edition of The Link regarding whether interns and students can administer injections. 

As you prepare for the upcoming flu season, we are sharing an upd...

September 2015 council meeting

October 6, 2015

Council convened in Banff on September 23 - 25, 2015.

Here is a summary of council discussion and decisions from that meeting:

Proposed amendments to the Scheduled Drugs Regulation

The Scheduled Drugs Regulation expires in the fall of 2016.  In preparation for the review of the Scheduled Drugs Regulation, Counci...

Pharmacist survey reminder

October 6, 2015

ACP is surveying pharmacists on the clinical register.

Instructions were sent in late September to pharmacists who have elected in their registrant profile to accept survey invitations.  

Advanis, an independent research company, has been commissioned by ACP to survey pharmacists on the clinical register. ACP is interested in gatheri...

Shine the light on someone you admire!

October 6, 2015

Nominate a friend, colleague, or healthcare team for an Alberta Pharmacy Excellence (APEX) Award. Now in its ninth year, the APEX Awards recognize role models, celebrate great patient care, and raise the profile of pharmacy in Alberta.

Inaugural winner of ACP award for pharmacy technicians

October 6, 2015

Congratulations to Sue Allen! Sue is the first recipient of the ACP award for highest marks on the PEBC Qualifying Exams for pharmacy technicians.

ACP council president Rick Hackman presented Sue with a framed certificate of achievement and a $1,000 cheque at the Pharmacy...

Alumni/student mentorship program seeking volunteers

October 6, 2015

The U of A Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is seeking mentors to share knowledge and provide advice to current students as they transition from academic to professional life.

This program is a great opportunity for students to learn from pharmacists a...