Supporting Innovation in Pharmacy for a Healthier Canada


Home reviews warranted for the non-housebound

May 2017 - Housebound seniors with complex drug therapies often benefit from pharmacist home visits. But what about those elderly patients who can still make it into the pharmacy? It's a question Toronto pharmacist/owner John Papastergiou set out to answer with the help of funding from the Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy's Innovation Fund.

Untapped potential of travel meds

May 2017 - Pharmacists could be playing a much bigger role in providing vaccinations and other healthcare services for travellers, suggest the latest results of a research study conducted by 2015 Innovation Fund grant recipient Sherilyn Houle of the University of Waterloo's School of Pharmacy.

Kudos to the 2017 Wellspring winners

May 2017 - Patricia Gerber, Craig Plain and Naomi Steenhof are the recipients of this year's Wellspring Pharmacy Leadership Awards. The pharmacists will receive a total of $10,000 from the Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy to pursue individual initiatives to develop personal leadership through study, experiential learning or mentorship.

2017 Pillar of Pharmacy: Marshall Moleschi

MAY 2017 - The Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy (CFP) is thrilled to honour Marshall Moleschi as the 2017 Pillar of Pharmacy Award recipient, to recognize his important contributions to advance the profession. "Marshall has been a catalyst for change within the profession in his leaderships roles in B.C. and Ontario-and all pharmacists across Canada are benefitting from Marshall's contributions," says CFP President Derek Desrosiers.

Reports build case for pharmacy

MAY 2017 - If you don't already have your copies of two new reports on pharmacy services from The Conference Board of Canada, use the following links to download them from the Conference Board's website. The Value of Expanded Pharmacy Services in Canada is a research report that estimates cumulative savings to the healthcare system of between $2.5 billion and $25.7 billion over the next 20 years, based on the Canada-wide implementation of three pharmacists' services (smoking cessation support, advanced medication reviews and management for cardiovascular disease and pneumococcal vaccinations). The second report, Getting the Most Out of Community Pharmacy: Recommendations for Actions, builds on the first report by exploring how to overcome barriers to the widescale implementation of expanded pharmacy services.

Changes on the board at CFP

The Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy welcomes its newest 2017 board members: Grant Gunn, senior manager Government Affairs with Amgen Canada, Sherif Guorgui, CEO of United Pharma Group, Dr. Jean Lefebvre, Professor and Dean at the Faculty of Pharmacy at Laval University, and Iris Krawchenko, clinical pharmacist in the Hamilton Family Health Team and principal of her own pharmacist consultant practice.

Last chance for Wellspring Award

The final deadline for submissions to CFP's Wellspring Leadership Award is March 31, 2017. Don't miss out on this opportunity to nominate a worthy pharmacist who has demonstrated leadership potential. Or nominate yourself.

New approach for depression

MARCH 2017 - Evidence builds that early optimized treatment for major depressive disorder holds the greatest potential for patients to make a full recovery. Yet this method turns the traditional "start low, go slow" approach on its head. What role can community pharmacists play?

See you at Innovation Showcase

MARCH 2017 - Learn more about ground-breaking research in pharmacy practice by joining the Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy at its annual Innovation Showcase event on Tuesday, April 4, at Westin Hotel in Toronto. Attendees will also hear about the future of pharmacy from keynote speaker Domenic Pilla, CEO of McKesson Canada. Tickets to this important fundraising event, which includes dinner, are $200 each.

Pharmacists/employers need to be on same side

JANUARY 2017 - Tensions are mounting between pharmacists and their employers-and both sides need to step back and take stock if they are to make it through a remarkable period of transition in the profession, stated panelists at the Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy's Pharmacy Forum held in November 2016.