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Quiz – Which receipts can you issue?

March 22, 2011

Scenario: Mary Smith comes into your pharmacy to request a copy of prescription receipts for her entire family - husband John, daughter Susan (19 years old), daughter Cathy (16 years old), son Robert (7 years old) and her mother Rose (87 years old and living with the family).

Which receipts can you...

What pharmacy-related expenditures can patients claim?

March 22, 2011

According to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), drug costs can be claimed only if acquired lawfully, prescribed by a medical practitioner and recorded by a pharmacist. Over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and supplements, even if prescribed by a medical practitioner, c...

Voting for council elections has begun

March 22, 2011
Polls in council districts 2 (southern Alberta), 3 (Edmonton), and 5 (Calgary) are now open. Voting will close April 14. To learn about candidates in your district and vote, go to pharmacists.ab.ca/vote2011.

Call for resolutions

March 22, 2011

Resolution proposals for this year’s AGM are due by 4:30 p.m. today.

Greg Eberhart, ACP Registrar, must receive your resolution in writing, accompanied by the signatures of 10 voting members in good standing. For more details, refer to the ACP Approved Guidelines for Resolutions.

Congratulations Centennial Award of Distinction recipients!

March 22, 2011

The Centennial Committee extends congratulations to the 103 outstanding recipients selected for the Alberta Pharmacy Centennial Award of Distinction. This once-in-a-century award recognizes the outstanding contributions of the individuals who helped advanced ph...

Tips for completing your CPD Log

March 8, 2011

Registration renewal time is quickly approaching. If you haven’t already done so, now is the time to get your Continuing Professional Development Log in order. Following these tips will help pave your way to a stress-free renewal.

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Pharmacist evaluators needed for mock OSCE

March 8, 2011

Mock OSCE date: April 7 and 8, 2011 
Volunteering deadline: Monday, Mar. 21

The Mock OSCE will run from noon to 5:00pm on April 7 and noon to 2 p.m. on April 8 at the U of A. It is divided into 5 tracks. Evaluators do not have to evaluate the entire OSCE, but can sign up to do a particular track (e...

ACP bylaws amended

March 8, 2011

Council met on February 24, 2011, and approved amendments to the ACP bylaws. Amendments that came into effect March 1, 2011:
 

Two pharmacy technician regulation policy changes

March 8, 2011

ACP continues to work with Alberta Health and Wellness (AHW) toward the regulation of pharmacy technicians. ACP council has approved what we believe is the final draft of the amendments to the Pharmacists Profession Regulation. The draft is currently being reviewed by AHW legal couns...

Centennial conference – more rooms available

March 8, 2011

Centennial Conference
May 20 and 21, 2011 (with ACP AGM on May 22)
Jasper Park Lodge

Interest in the conference is high and spots are filling up fast. So fast, in fact, that accommodation at the Jasper Park Lodge is SOLD OUT.

Not to worry though. We have...

Ballooning with pride

March 8, 2011

Pharmacist Awareness Week is March 6-12. To help you celebrate your profession and its centennial, ACP and RxA are supplying colourful balloons with the centennial logo free of charge for your pharmacy to proudly display! All we ask in return is that you share photos of your display on the centennial Facebook page.

To order, please contact ACP at 780.990.0321 or acpin...

Introducing your council nominees

March 8, 2011

Elections are being held in council districts 2 (southern Alberta), 3 (Edmonton), and 5 (Calgary) between March 15 and April 14. Elections will be conducted electronically.

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Who is running?
 

The following clinical pharmacists are running for ACP coun...

APEX Award winners announced

March 8, 2011

The APEX Awards recognize excellence in pharmacy practice in Alberta. The awards are jointly funded, promoted, and presented by the Alberta Pharmacists’ Association (RxA) and the Alberta College of Pharmacists (ACP).

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ACP and RxA are pleased to announce this year’s APEX Award recipients:
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ACP wants you!

February 22, 2011

Our success as a self-regulating profession depends on the active contribution of registrants. ACP is compiling a roster of candidates interested in participating on ACP committees and working groups. We are looking for individuals wanting to be involved with one of the following areas:

Call for resolutions

February 22, 2011

Registrants may propose resolutions for consideration at ACP’s annual general meeting, which will be held on Sunday, May 22 at Jasper Park Lodge. Resolutions should be focused on topics relating to the college’s mandated areas of interest: public safety, effective pharmacist and pharmacy practice, and health policy.

For more details, refer to the ACP Approved Guide...

Council nominations due Feb. 28

February 22, 2011

A call for councillor nominations in Districts 2 (Southern Alberta), 3 (Edmonton), and 5 (Calgary) is now underway. Completed nomination papers must be received by the Registrar on or before Monday, February 28, 2011 at 4:30 p.m. 

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Links to nomination form and lists
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ACP bylaw consultation closes Feb. 24

February 22, 2011

You have just two days left to submit comments on ACP's proposed bylaw amendments.

View an overview of the proposed changes in the consultation backgrounder.

Full details are available in the bylaw amendment document.

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Feedback instructions:
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PEBC assessors needed

February 8, 2011

The Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada (PEBC) invites interested pharmacists to consider participating as an assessor for the PEBC Qualifying Examination – Part II (OSCE). The national exam will be held on Sunday May 29, 2011 at sites in both Edmonton and Calgary.

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Job description and application details:...