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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:...

Free resources for you and your patients

February 8, 2011

ACP has developed two resources to help your patients improve their health and understand your role.

ACP’s 30-page health journal help patients track symptoms, moods, and health issues and note their questions and concerns.

The Understanding your pharmacist’s role in renewing or adapting your prescr...

ACP bylaw consultation open to Feb. 24

February 8, 2011
ACP is proposing amendments to its bylaws to accommodate:
  • changes to the council election process (including the election of pharmacy technicians),
  • the publication of names in disciplinary reports, and
  • cancellation of the voluntary pharmacy technician register.
An overv...

Celebrating a Centennial Class

February 8, 2011

On Jan. 27, the U of A Pharmacy Class of 2014 was officially welcomed into the profession at their White Coat Ceremony. Guest speaker Bob Dowling, pharmacist, owner of Cavell Drugs in Jasper for 38 years, and former MLA, offered sage advice for the newest entrants. He set the tone saying, “A professional is someone who always gives more tha...

Vets and TPP: answers to your questions

February 8, 2011

Do Alberta veterinarians have to use TPP forms?
Yes, Alberta veterinarians must adhere to all requirements of the Triplicate Prescription Program. Like physicians and dentists, they must use a triplicate prescription pad when writing prescriptions for all drugs on the current TPP medication list.

What do...

What's the best pharmacy advice you received?

February 8, 2011
That’s our centennial Facebook question for February. Post your wisdom and help others benefit. 

While you’re there, check out the Discussions page and read the great resolutions that people shared last month!

Calling all future councillors

February 8, 2011

A call for 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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The regulation of pharmacy technicians is one step closer

January 27, 2011

While no changes are effective immediately, the reality of pharmacy technician regulation is coming closer.  

On Dec. 2, 2008 the Health Professions Amendment Act (Bill 46) received royal assent. The bill, when it comes into effect, will recognize pharmacy technicians...