Seasonal influenza information updated

July 26, 2011

The seasonal influenza section of ACP’s website has been updated and now includes links to new AHS resources, including their new monthly Influenza Immunization newsletter.




Presidential visits slated for north-western Alberta

July 26, 2011
President Anjli Acharya, Past President Donna Galvin and Registrar Greg Eberhart will be visiting some pharmacies in north-western Alberta in early August. ACP’s council is committed to engaging with registrants, and this is just one of the ways we will be collecting your views. We loo...

Assessors needed for Professional Portfolios

July 26, 2011

ACP needs pharmacists to assess Professional Portfolios.

Work involved

  • Two-day training workshop in Edmonton in mid- to late-September, and
  • Optional assessment of portfolios remotely at your home via a secure online process.

We are looking for pharmacists who are...

Tapentadol being added to TPP Medication List

July 26, 2011

Effective August 1, 2011

Tapentadol (trade name: Nucynta®) will be added to the Triplicate Prescription Program (TPP) Medication List on August 1, 2011.

Revised TPP Medication List


What is tapentadol?


New pharmacy jobs open at U of A

July 12, 2011

Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor (Edmonton) 
This individual will have oversight and teaching responsibilities in the Clinical Skills Labs and will also serve as Director of Assessment. Applications will be reviewed beginning July 15, 2011. For details, go to

Clinical Assist...

Practice Skills: Monitoring drug therapy using laboratory values

July 12, 2011
This Practice Development course focuses on helping you to integrate laboratory values in the management of your patients’ medication. It runs from the end of August to the end of November, 2011 and includes a one day workshop (September 30...

New study guide for pharmacy technicians

July 12, 2011
The study guide for the Pharmacy Technician Ethics and Jurisprudence exam is now available on our website. To challenge this exam candidates must be a registrant on the provisional pharmacy technician register. Visit the technician registration page for more information about the registration process. Exam booking openin...

Upcoming pharmacy practice and operations assessment?

July 12, 2011

If you have received notice of an upcoming pharmacy practice and operations assessment, there are a few simple steps you should follow to make the process easier and more beneficial for you and your staff.


Meet your new ACP council

July 12, 2011

The new council of the Alberta College of Pharmacists began their term on July 1. Learn more about council members by visiting the About ACP/Council/Current Council section of our website.


Centennial conference photos online

July 12, 2011

To relive that great May weekend – or see what you missed – check out the photos from the Centennial Conference on the centennial website.


New standards in effect

July 12, 2011

To accommodate the regulation of pharmacy technicians which came into effect on July 1, 2011, ACP introduced the Standards of Practice for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians and Standards for the Operation of Licensed Pharmacies.

Standards of Practice for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians

Summary of changes from 2007 stand...

Why is pharmacy technician becoming a restricted title?

June 28, 2011

As of July 1, 2011, individuals (including pharmacy technician program graduates) may not refer to themselves as pharmacy technicians unless they are registered on the appropriate register with ACP.

They can indicate that they have graduated from a pharmacy technician t...

Registration now open for ADAPT

June 28, 2011

ADAPT, a comprehensive learning experience that supports pharmacists in putting their knowledge and skills into practice, is launching Canada-wide. This 19-week CE course is designed specifically for practising pharmacists, and uses interactive online learning, supportive moderators, and plenty of peer interaction to enhance pharmacists’ skills...

APEX Award videos now online

June 14, 2011

Video clips of the 2011 APEX Award winners are now on the ACP website. The APEX Awards, jointly sponsored by ACP and RxA, celebrate excellence in pharmacy practice in Alberta.

Take a few moments to be inspired. The clips are each about three minutes long and you can view them using Windows Media Player which you can download for free....

Congratulations Class of 2011

June 14, 2011
ACP welcomed the newest group of pharmacists to the profession by hosting the annual Grad Breakfast on June 8. We wish you all the best and look forward to supporting you throughout your practice.

Technician regulation official July 1

June 14, 2011

This is very exciting news, but please keep in mind it doesn’t come into effect until July 1. Even then, only regulated pharmacy technicians (i.e., individuals officially registered on ACP’s pharmacy technician register) may practise under indirect supervision.

For details and answers to frequently asked qu...

ACP is moving

June 14, 2011

ACP is moving to College Plaza! Effective June 21, our new address will be:
1100-8215 112 St. NW
Edmonton, AB T6G 2C8
T: (780) 990-0321 / 1-877-227-3838
F: (780) 990-0328

The ACP office will open for limited operations on Fri., June 17 and closed Mon., June 20. On Tues., June 21, we’ll be open for business in our new location.

Our servers will be disconnec...