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H1N1 communication and you: How did it work?

November 30, 2010

The H1N1 pandemic revealed many communication challenges. The Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) is now conducting research in hopes of improving processes for the future.

They would like you to fill out a short (10 minute) survey regarding the H1N1 pandemic. The questions ask abo...

Interested in international pharmacy?

November 30, 2010

The International Pharmaceutical Students’ Federation (IPSF) and the Canadian Association of Pharmacy Students and Interns (CAPSI) invite you to host an international pharmacy student as part of their exchange program.

Most exchanges are one month, and IPSF recommends that students work for 4-8 hours/day for 4 days...

Ever traded a chicken for penicillin?

November 30, 2010

We are getting ready to launch our centennial celebrations and need some pharmacy “human interest” stories to pique the public’s curiousity. We hear rumours about the “good old days” when bartering for services occurred in remote settings, but can’t track down the details for such tales.

If you have the details on this t...

ACP council will meet on Dec. 9

November 30, 2010

The agenda for council’s Dec. 9th meeting is now available.

Please notify Leslie Ainslie, ACP Executive Assistant, if you plan to attend.

Originally published in the November 30, 2010, issue of The Link

ACP employment opportunity

November 30, 2010

ACP is looking for a full-time, permanent Pharmacy Practice Consultant.  For position and application details, see the full job posting.

Reporting to the Professional Practice Director, the Pharmacy Practice Consultant, a fu...

Happy holidays

December 22, 2009

Best wishes from ACP staff to you for a happy, healthy holiday season and New Year.

Note: The ACP office will be closed between 1 p.m., Thurs., Dec. 24, 2009 and 8 a.m., Mon., Jan. 4, 2010.

PEBC to pilot Technician Qualifying Examination in Edmonton

December 22, 2009

The Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada (PEBC) will be conducting a pilot of the Qualifying Examination for pharmacy technicians in Edmonton on March 20 & 21, 2010. The exam will consist of two parts: a Multiple Choice Examination (MCQ) and an Objective Struc...

Congrats to online tech renewal winner

December 22, 2009

Congratulations to Calgary technician Cynthia Taddeo! She renewed her technician registration online and won the value of her 2010 fees!

Originally published in the December 22, 2009, issue of The Link

New classes for the New Year

December 22, 2009

Get 2010 off to a great start by signing up for one of the great professional development events available in this province. 

Consider enrolling in one of the Practice Development classes. Their leading edge programs provide you with more confidence using your skills. The courses are accessible and appealing to all learning styles, practice settings...

IPG Mentor/Preceptor Training

December 22, 2009

With the growing prominence of International Pharmacy Graduates (IPGs) in the Canadian pharmacy workforce, the importance of mentors, preceptors and experieintail education has grown. Enhance your capacity, increase your confidence, and gather knowledge and skills necessary to enhance the experiential education of IPGs.

When: 9:30 a...

Took immunization course before Dec. 31, 2008?

December 1, 2009

All pharmacists who successfully completed an approved training program prior to Dec. 31, 2008 have until Dec. 31, 2009 to apply for authorization.

Pharmacists seeking authorization to administer drugs by injection must apply to the college within one year of successf...

Reminder: Permission needed to store records off site

December 1, 2009

Amendments to the Pharmacy and Drug Regulation brought a new off-site record keeping requirement for all pharmacies.

Section 12(3):

Required records must be maintained at the pharmacy unless the licensee has applied to the registrar in writing to store them at...

Help your patients understand adapting

November 17, 2009

You've told us you need resources to help patients understand pharmacists’ expanding scope of practice.

In response, ACP has produced the brochure: Understanding your pharmacists’ role in renewing or adapting your prescription. The broc...

Reminder – 3 more regional meetings this week

November 17, 2009

Last night’s kick off of ACP regional meetings was a huge success in Lethbridge. Over 60 pharmacists and pharmacy technicians came to listen, ask questions, and offer feedback.

Don't miss your opportunity to get information first-hand and to have input into what’s happening in...

New: Practice Development influenza course

November 17, 2009

Practice Development is pleased to offer you this timely and exciting learning opportunity!  If you are working in direct patient care settings and are interested in providing patient care services related to influenza, this course is ideal for you.

This distance learning course features an ins...

Psst... know any good pharmacists?

November 17, 2009

Help us celebrate the pharmacists and pharmacies who elevate the reputation of the profession. Nominate them for an APEX Award.

To view all the APEX Award categories and nomination forms, click ...