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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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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...

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...

Opinions running neck and neck

April 5, 2011

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...

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...

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...

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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Next ACP council meeting April 7

March 22, 2011

Strathcona Room, Westin Hotel
10135-100 Street
Edmonton, AB
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

If you plan to attend this meeting, please notify:
Leslie Ainslie
Phone: (780) 990-0321 or toll-free 1-877-227-3838 
Email:  leslie.ainslie@abpharmacy.ca

PEBC assessors needed

March 22, 2011

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.

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Job description and application details:
 

To qualify you must:

Accredited learning FAQs

March 22, 2011
  1. Is there a minimum accredited learning requirement?
  2. How can I tell if a course is accredited for pharmacists?
  3. What if I claim a non-accredited course as accredited learning?

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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...