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How's ACP doing?

June 16, 2009

We have commissioned Banister Research to conduct a survey of all practising pharmacists in Alberta.

We want to know what you think about:

Registration renewal reminder

June 16, 2009

We have 98 pharmacists, 70 associates, and 100 pharmacies that have not yet renewed their licences.

Pharmacists who have not submitted their renewals by July 1 will be immediately suspended and will be assessed a $257.25 reinstatement fee in addition to their registration renewal fees.

Associate registrants who do not renew by...

Invitation to tech regulation update webinar

June 16, 2009

Tues., June 23, 2009

Time: 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m. MDT

ACP Deputy Registrar Dale Cooney will provide a review and update of information regarding the regulation of pharmacy technicians in Alberta. Learn about registration requirements, bridging programs, and transition timelines.

T...

Dean's Golf Tournaments - don't miss out

June 2, 2009

Monday, June 8, 2009 at Blackhawk (Edmonton)

Hurry - there are only a few spots left! 

Registration: 12 noon 

Friday July 24, 2009 at Lynx Ridge (Calgary)

Registration:  7 a.m.

Registration forms at ...

Do you hear that?

June 2, 2009

It’s your shelves talking!

At least, that was the idea when we sent five "shelf talkers" to all pharmacies in mid-May. ACP and RxA designed these in response to pharmacists’ requests for materials they could use in their stores to help further the reach of our public awareness campaign. Let Karen...

Claiming CEUs from the CPhA conference

June 2, 2009

If you attended the recent Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA) conference and are wondering how to claim your education units (CEUs), here’s the answer! To claim them for the 2008-2009 CE year, you can claim for the sessions you attended on May 30 and 31 by putting the completion date as May 31.

Since CCCEP only gave one a...

ACP email accounts gone on June 30, 2009

June 2, 2009

The email account previously supplied to you by the college (e.g., donotreply@abpharmacy.ca) will no longer be available after June 30, 2009. Therefore, you must provide a different preferred email address.  

Tri-profession conference a success

June 2, 2009

Over 500 health professionals gathered in Banff between May 21 to 23 to learn about working more effectively with people of different ages, genders, ethnicities, education, and culture.

Speakers used humour, challenging questions, and real life examples to provoke participants to consider changes needed for their own prac...

Thank you from the ACP registration team

June 2, 2009

Thank you to the 91% of pharmacists who submitted their registration renewals by May 31. We really appreciate your cooperation.

If you have not yet submitted:

If your renewal is outstanding as of July 1, you will be immediately suspended and cannot practiceeffective July 1, 2009. Registrants who have been suspend...

ACP discontinuing email addresses

April 21, 2009

In order to continue your registration with ACP, you will be required to update your registrant profile with your own email address by the registration renewal deadline of May 31, 2009. You will not be able to renew or continue your registration with ACP if you do not provide an email address. 

The email account previousl...

Renew online and win!

April 21, 2009

One lucky registrant who renews online before June 1, 2009 could win the equivalent of his or her 2009/10 renewal fee.

ACP has streamlined its online renewal, competence planning and CPD Log processes. You’ll notice a new look and a more user-friendly process when you log into the ...

Come celebrate!

April 21, 2009

Finish your tri-profession conference with an inspiring celebration! Join us in congratulating the 2009 APEX Award winners and two new honourary life members at the APEX Awards Gala in Banff on May 23 at the close of the Strengthening the Bond conference.

There is no cost to attend, but please check the APEX Awards box on the conference registration form so that we have enough...

Early bird conference deadline extended

April 21, 2009

Alberta Health and Wellness Minister Ron Liepert and Alberta Health Services Chief Executive Officer Dr. Stephen Duckett will present a special evening session on Friday, May 22 at the conference. Register now and you will be able to participate in this unique and lively session!

ACP Professional Practice Director

April 21, 2009

The Alberta College of Pharmacists (ACP) is responsible for quality pharmacist practice in Alberta. In this newly created role, the Professional Practice Director reports to the Deputy Registrar and will develop, implement and maintain a framework for monitoring pharmacist and pharmacy technician practice in Alberta. In additi...

Election results

April 21, 2009

Congratulations to the pharmacists who have been elected to the council of the Alberta College of Pharmacists. New council terms will begin May 22, 2009. 

Two changes to record keeping requirements

April 21, 2009

Amendments to the Pharmacy and Drug Regulation brought about two new record keeping requirements for all pharmacies:

1. From Section 12.1(d) of the Regulation: If a drug is not picked up at the pharmacy by the patient or the patient’s agent, you must record the method of delivery of the drug...

PDA amendments and mail order pharmacies

April 21, 2009

Changes, effective April 1, 2009, addressed in the amendments include when a mail order licence is required, licensing requirements, and records that must be maintained,

We strongly encourage you to carefully review the amended legislation. What follows is a brief introduction to mail order pharmacy d...

New DUE Quarterly available

April 7, 2009

The April 2009 edition of DUE Quarterly is now available on the ACP website. This month’s theme is Understanding causes, complications and treatments of anemias in seniors.

Originally published in the April 7, 2009, issue of The Link