Supporting Innovation in Pharmacy for a Healthier Canada

2018 Innovation Showcase

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel, Toronto

Making the Value Connection

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Thank you to all who attended this year's Innovation Showcase event on April 24, an important fundraiser for CFP. With your support, we can continue to fund innovative research projects such as those presented during this year's event.

Jeff Leger, President of Shoppers Drug Mart and Chair of Neighbourhood Pharmacy Association of Canada, was this year's keynote speaker. Leger did not mince  words when describing pharmacy's current business environment, which is repeatedly being hit hard by governments' cost-cutting measures (most recently, the pan-Canadian Pharmaceutical Alliance's reduction in pricing for 70 generics to 10% to 18% of brand).

“If 2018 ends the way it began, this could be the worst on record for pharmacy in Canada,” said Leger. “So, if we borrow the axiom that every problem is an opportunity…the current landscape affords one huge opportunity.” Click here for more on Leger's keynote remarks.

Four of CFP's Innovation Fund grant recipients also presented updates and/or findings from their projects. Click here for a summary of their remarks.

  • Dr. Ross Tsuyuki, University of Alberta and 2017 Grant Recipient: Pharmacists' prescribing authority for UTIs
  • Dr. Lori MacCallum, University of Toronto and 2017 Grant Recipient: Strategies to improve diabetes care
  • Dr. Sherilyn Houle, University of Waterloo and 2015 Grant Recipient: Pharmacists' services in travel medicine
  • John Papatergiou, pharmacy owner and 2014 Grant Recipient: Home-based medication reviews for non-homebound patients