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CFP Forum on pharmacists' value: Oct. 25

As pharmacy struggles to find its fit in a new era of healthcare, a number of initiatives underway are looking to prove the value of Canadian pharmacists and the quality of pharmacy services beyond dispensing. At the Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy's Pharmacy Forum on October 25 this year, attendees will hear about research projects and real-world initiatives exploring the value of pharmacy.

Patients in Alberta value care plans

Pharmacists across the country have looked to Alberta's scope of practice and payment schedule for pharmacy services as the gold standard in the profession. So it was fitting that researchers Christine Hughes, Terri Schindel and Rene Breault set out to determine exactly how Alberta pharmacists are providing care under this framework, and how patients are experiencing care planning services in the "real world.

Pharmacists for UTI management a 'no brainer'

When it comes to treating urinary tract infection (UTIs) as efficiently as possible, it "just makes good clinical sense" to put community pharmacists in charge, says Dr. Ross Tsuyuki, Director of the Epidemiology Coordinating and Research Centre at the University of Alberta.

Derek's lessons for pharmacy (and life)

The Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy is very pleased to bestow a Lifetime Achievement Award to Derek Desrosiers, who retired from his position of Director, Pharmacy Practice Support at the BC Pharmacy Association (BCPhA) in May, 2018. Looking back over his 36-year career in pharmacy so far, Desrosiers shares some of his learnings and offers a few "pearls of wisdom" for pharmacists today.

2018 Pillar of Pharmacy: Ray Murphy

Ray Murphy, founder of Murphy's Pharmacies in P.E.I., is this year's recipient of the Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy's prestigious Pillar of Pharmacy Award. "Ray Murphy is very much a Pillar of Pharmacy, demonstrated by his lifelong commitment to the profession of pharmacy, to his patients and to his community," says David Windross, President of CFP.

Menopause research earns AFPC/CFP Award

The Association of Faculties of Pharmacy of Canada (AFPC) has awarded the 2018 AFPC/CFP Award to Tasneem Siyam from the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Alberta (UoA), for her research related to menopausal therapies. This award, sponsored by the Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy, is given to a graduate student for the best original research paper in an area of pharmacy practice.

Be part of the million-dollar difference

MAY 2018 - The Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy has launched the 1 Million for 25 fundraising campaign to take funding for pharmacy research and innovation to the next level. "If each pharmacist in Canada donated just $25, the Foundation would have more than $1 million to fund exciting projects dedicated to advancing the profession of community pharmacy. This is the biggest campaign in CFP's 70-year history, and we're asking all pharmacists to become part of the million-dollar difference," says Dayle Acorn, CFP's Executive Director.

Embracing Change: Simpson's Pharmasave, ON

After 41 years in the business, Simpson's Pharmasave has become adept at change. In fact, embracing it has kept the pharmacy thriving, says pharmacist/owner Sean Simpson.

A united front the only way forward

May 2018 - Pharmacy may be in the "the eye of the hurricane" but the opportunities are still within reach, said Shoppers Drug Mart President Jeff Leger, keynote speaker at this year's Innovation Showcase in Toronto, hosted by the Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy.

Gathering more proof of value

From urinary tract infections to diabetes care to home-based medication reviews and travel vaccines, researchers funded by the Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy's Innovation Fund share one thing in common: to demonstrate, and help fulfill, pharmacists' largely untapped potential as primary healthcare providers.