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

A physiotherapy-pharmacy partnership to move clients

April 7, 2009

Ambulatory assistive devices (AADs) include canes, crutches, and walkers. These products are often sold at pharmacies. However, it was unknown how competent pharmacists in Alberta were in providing education on fitting, safety, and use of AADs.

In fall 2007, researchers at the...

Reducing the risk: How secure are your pharmacy's narcotics?

April 7, 2009

Recent media reports describing the diversion of large quantities of narcotics from Alberta pharmacies should serve as a reminder to all pharmacists and pharmacy technicians of the need for the security of drugs under their care. The following best practices a...

New APEX Award! Nominate by April 15

April 7, 2009

The Wyeth Apothecary Award is a new annual award under the APEX Award umbrella. This award is presented to a pharmacist in recognition of his/her professional achievement in pharmaceutical care through advanced learning. The deadline for nominations is April 15, 2009.

View the award details ...

Jurisprudence exam goes online April 20, 2009

March 10, 2009

The process for writing the ACP jurisprudence exam is changing. The exam will be in electronic form only and candidates will choose a location, date and time convenient to them to challenge the exam. The Alberta College of Pharmacists will no longer administer monthly paper exams.


Call for resolutions

March 10, 2009

Registrants may propose resolutions for consideration at the annual general meeting (May 21, 2009 in Banff). Greg Eberhart, ACP Registrar, must receive your resolution in writing, accompanied by the signatures of 10 voting members in good standing, by 4:30 p.m. on March 20, 2009.

Late-breaking call for abstracts

March 10, 2009
Strengthening the Bond Conference – Banff, May 21 to 23, 2009

Submit your abstract by March 18, 2009. Click here for the abstract submission form. 

Come to the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel and learn...

Pharmacists needed for mock OSCE

March 10, 2009

Dear Pharmacists:

My name is Jen Chen and I am the 4thyear pharmacy class rep at the University of Alberta.

I am currently recruiting pharmacist volunteers for the 4th year Mock OSCE that will take place on Wednesday, April 1st from 3-5 p.m.

The 4th year Mo...

Council election update

March 10, 2009

The following candidates have been elected by acclamation to the Alberta College of Pharmacists council for three-year terms commencing May 22, 2009 (the day following our annual general meeting):

  • District #1 (Northern Alberta):  Wilson Gemmill
  • District #3 (Edmonton):  Chelsey Cabaj
  • District #5 (Calgary):  Anjli Acharya
  • ...

ACP seeking summer student

February 24, 2009

The Alberta College of Pharmacists is seeking a research assistant for a full-time temporary position (37.5 hours per week) during the summer of 2009.

Click here to see job description. 

Originally published in the February 24, 2009, issue of The Lin...

Late-breaking call for abstracts

February 24, 2009
Strengthening the Bond Conference – Banff, May 21 to 23

Submit your abstract by March 18, 2009

Click here for the abstract submission form. 

Come to the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel and learn about how the culture...

Code of Ethics forum discoveries

February 24, 2009

There is little "black and white" and a lot of "grey" when it comes to the world of ethics. That was one of the main discoveries of pharmacists at two live forums in Calgary and Edmonton this past week. Forum participants heard an overview of the proposed Code o...