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.
Voting for council elections in Districts 2, 3, and 5 closed on April 14 and the results are in.
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...
In the cover article of the Mar/Apr acpnews, Brett Edwards, a third-year U of A pharmacy student, shared his views of pharmacist uptake of prescribing and injecting authority. We asked if you shared Brett’s views and, so far, opinion is split 50/50.
We’ll be sharing some reader feedback in the May issue of acpnews. Add your voice b...
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...
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...
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.
Strathcona Room, Westin Hotel
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
If you plan to attend this meeting, please notify:
Phone: (780) 990-0321 or toll-free 1-877-227-3838
Assessors are needed 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.
Job description and application details:
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...
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...
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.
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.
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...
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.
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...