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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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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 Albe...

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:

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 at...

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://pharmacy...

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 phar...

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).

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 pr...

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 introduce...

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 inf...

Centennial conference early bird deadline TOMORROW

April 19, 2011

Tomorrow, April 20, is your last chance to take advantage of discounted registration rates for the historic Pharmacy Centennial conference in Jasper (May 20 and 21). ACP, RxA, and the Centennial Committee are putting together great events, education and entertainment. Don’t miss...

Council election results

April 19, 2011

Voting for council elections in Districts 2, 3, and 5 closed on April 14 and the results are in.

 

 Braun...

Pharmacist ordering of lab tests is a go

April 19, 2011

Effective immediately, all community pharmacists with a PRAC ID may register to order lab tests.

Pharmacists employed by Alberta Health Services will receive instructions from AHS Pharmacy Services on how to register and order lab tests in the near future.

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It's time to renew with ACP

April 19, 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 process.

Pharmacy renewal forms have been mailed. Pharmacy renewals are due back by Ju...

DUE Quarterly readership survey

April 19, 2011

The Alberta College of Pharmacists and the Alberta Medical Association are conducting a DUE Quarterly readership survey to assess:

  • whether the newsletter is meeting the needs of physicians and pharmacists
  • whether the two organizations will continue publishing DUE Quarterly

 

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New online competence assessment tutorial

April 5, 2011

ACP is pleased to announce the launch of a new resource – an online tutorial on the RxCEL Competence Assessment Program. The tutorial is based on the Competence Assessment Handbook.

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Council elections now open

April 5, 2011
Pharmacists in Districts 2 (Southern Alberta), 3 (Edmonton), and 5 (Calgary) have the opportunity to decide who will represent those districts on ACP council. The election is being conducted completely online. 
 
To learn about candidates in your area and vote, go to pharmacists.ab.ca/vote2011.
 
Please direct any election questio...

The New Health Information Act: How Will it Impact Me?

April 5, 2011

May 4, 2011
Ranchmen’s Club, 710-13 Avenue SW, Calgary 
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 introduce new or different compliance req...