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...

Vi Becker reappointed to ACP council

May 31, 2011

We are happy to report that Vi Becker has been reappointed for a second 3-year term as a public member on ACP’s council. ACP’s mandate is to protect the health and well-being of the public, so it is critical to have the public voice included in decision making.


Centennial Conference a success

May 31, 2011
Thanks to all the delegates, speakers organizers and sponsors who made the ACP/RxA Centennial Conference such a success. Jasper Park Lodge’s beautiful setting just added to the great conversations, engaging sessions, and celebrations. Look to the upcoming issue of acpnews for photos and details.

Technician regulation official July 1

May 31, 2011

What a centennial present! The announcement at the college’s AGM that regulatory amendments to regulate pharmacy technicians would officially come to Alberta on July 1, 2011 was the icing on the Centennial Conference cake.

This is very exciting news, but please keep in mind it doesn’t come into effect until July...

New century. New look. New address.

May 31, 2011

ACP is celebrating pharmacy’s centennial with two big changes: a new visual identity and a new address.

To reflect ACP’s rich history and progressive outlook, we’ve updated our look. The deep purple and phi [φ], the first letter of the Greek word pharmakon (pharmacy), celebrate pharmacy’s past. The modern a reflects ACP’s i...

2011 Canadian hypertension guidelines released

May 17, 2011

The Canadian Hypertension Education Program (CHEP) has issued the 2011 Canadian hypertension guidelines, to update the previous guidelines published in 2010.


2011 CHEP Key Messages:

1. Assess blood pressure at...

Rules for pharmacy students administering injections

May 17, 2011

If you are hiring a pharmacy student for the summer, keep in mind that U of A pharmacy students who have just completed third or fourth year may only administer drugs by injection, including immunizations, IF:

Pharmacy centennial recognized in legislature

May 17, 2011

Thursday, May 12, was already a significant day in the legislature, but one announcement made it even more special for pharmacy.

Gene Zwozdesky, Minister of Health and Wellness, extended congratulations on pharmacy's centennial. He noted the profession's many contributions to the health of Albe...

Centennial conference update

May 17, 2011

To celebrate this landmark year, RxA and ACP are hosting the Centennial Conference at the Jasper Park Lodge this Friday and Saturday.

CCCEP accreditation confirmed: Conference delegates can earn up to 6 CEUs at the conference and another 3 by attending a pre-conference session.


ACP annual general meeting this Sunday

May 17, 2011

Beauvert Room, Jasper Park Lodge
NOTE TIME CHANGE - doors open at 8:30, breakfast at 9 a.m., meeting at 10 a.m.

Special guest speaker: The Honourable Gene Zwozdesky, Minister of Health and Wellness.

The 2011 agenda and 2010 draft minutes are posted on the ACP website.

You can still register* for the A...

Providing pharmacy services for displaced Slave Lake residents

May 17, 2011

Due to the fires and resulting evacuations, many individuals will be seeking temporary pharmacy services from other Alberta pharmacies. 

ACP understands that this may significantly increase your workload, and we appreciate all your efforts to... launched

May 3, 2011

This week, Minister of Health and Wellness Gene Zwozdesky will officially launch

MyHealth is a Government of Alberta initiative in partnership with Alberta Health Services. This personal health portal is designed to assist patients in making inf...

New HIA course in Edmonton

May 3, 2011

The New Health Information Act in Alberta: How Will it Impact Me?
June 16, 2011
Edmonton Petroleum Club 
11110-108 Street NW
Date: June 16, 2011
Time: 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...

Have you renewed yet?

May 3, 2011

It’s registration renewal time. ACP registrants are required to renew online by May 31, 2011.

To access your online renewal, from the ACP website homepage, select Registrant profile login, log on and select the Renewal tab. Follow the tabs under Renewal for each step of the renewal pr...

Schedule change – Naproxen sodium

May 3, 2011
Effective April 21:
Naproxen sodium 220 mg per oral dosage unit (when sold in products labeled with a recommended maximum daily dose of 440 mg, and in package sizes exceeding 6,600 mg) is now Schedule III (changed from Schedule II).