Supporting Innovation in Pharmacy for a Healthier Canada

CFP/AFPC Graduate Student Award

David Edwards, AFPC President and CFP Board Member, with 2018 Award recipient Tasneem Siyam

The CFP/AFPC award is bestowed on a pharmacy graduate student for the best research paper published or accepted for publication during the year preceding the AFPC annual meeting. The paper must report on research completed by the applicant while a graduate student at a Canadian Faculty of Pharmacy. The winner is notified by April 15 and must agree to attend the AFPC Conference and present his/her paper in the form of a 20-minute oral presentation.

The recipient of the award will receive an honorarium of $750 and a certificate of recognition for the achievement. Travel and hotel funds for a maximum of three days will be provided for the recipient to attend and present his/her work at the AFPC Conference.

Criteria for submission of papers

  1. Eligible papers (written in English or French) are those that have been published or accepted for publication in a peer-reviewed journal within the calendar year preceding the application date for the award.

  2. The paper must be original applied research and fall within one or more of the following categories: (i) Pharmacy practice research that may include survey research, modeling, comparative studies, and meta analysis. (ii) Drug efficacy and safety studies within the context of optimizing the role of pharmacists in contributing to patient outcomes. (iii) Behavioral, social and administrative research that translates to the practice of pharmacy. (iv) Pharmacoeconomic, pharmacoepidemiologic or drug policy research which guides decision makers in providing optimal value in drug use.

  3. The applicant must have conducted the research for the paper while a graduate student.

  4. A graduate supervisor may only present one candidate in each competition.

  5. To apply, the candidate must submit the following in PDF format to the Executive Director, Harold Lopatka ( 

(a) the paper to be judged. (b) notice of acceptance from the journal in which the paper is to appear, if it has been accepted, but not yet published; (c) a letter of support from the candidate's graduate supervisor at the time the research was conducted. This letter will confirm that the paper meets the criteria for the award; (d) an indication by the candidate of willingness to attend the AFPC meeting to accept the award.

  1. The award will be given to the runner-up if the winner cannot attend the AFPC Meeting.

CFP/AFPC Graduate Student Award Recipients

Tasneem Siyam
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Robert Pammett
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Fahad Alzahrani
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Wasem Alsabbagh
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Mary Elias
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Ani Byrne
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Marie Lordkipanidzé
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