Come out to an ACP regional meeting

November 4, 2014

ACP is hosting meetings around the province to discuss the new Competence Program and hear your ideas about the future of pharmacy.

  • Nov. 5 – Red Deer, Black Knight Inn (2929 50 Ave)
  • Nov. 13 – Calgary, Hotel Blackfoot (5940 Blackfoot Trail SE)
  • Nov. 27 – Lethbridge, Coast Hotel (526 Mayor Magrath Drive)
  • Dec. 2 –Edmonton, Chateau Nova Kingsway (159 Airport Road)

Meetings are open to pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.

Pre-registration is appreciated. If you plan to attend, please email sheena.mcnally@pharmacists.ab.ca.

  • All meetings will be held from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m.
  • There is no fee to attend the meeting. Light refreshments will be provided.
  • Pharmacists can record their attendance as non-accredited learning.

We strongly recommend that participants complete the Continuing Competence Program tutorial before the meeting. Doing so will help you put the presentation information in context and help ensure you get any clarification you need at the meeting.

To prepare for the future of pharmacy conversation, ponder the following questions:

  • Are there new models of care or new ways of delivering pharmacy services that existing regulations do not accommodate? What is your vision for the future? What alternatives should ACP consider?
  • What training will you need to meet the changing needs of your patients, your community, and the health system (e.g., genomics, proteomics, assessment and diagnostic skills, mental health and addictions training)?
  • Is it necessary for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to be collocated to fulfil their respective professional responsibilities? Is it necessary for pharmacists to actually see the patient? If not, what key requirements and indicators should be used to measure compliance, patient safety, and the quality of care?
  • Is there an appropriate balance of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians in the workforce? What policies and strategies should ACP consider to accommodate pharmacy workforce needs in the future?

Please also come prepared to discuss the current challenges and barriers you face in practice due to legislation or standards and the solutions you propose to help the professions overcome them.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Originally published in the November 4, 2014 issue of The Link


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