Events

June 2018

Jun 14

Safer Opioid Prescribing

The University of Toronto’s Safer Opioid Prescribing is one of the first educational programs in the country to offer a curriculum that reflects the Canadian Guidelines for Opioids for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain released in May 2017. The three webinars and capstone workshop integrate the Guideline recommendations to ensure that physicians and health care providers have the most up to date information to improve their opioid prescribing and chronic pain management. In partnership with Saegis, a subsidiary of the Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA), the capstone workshop will be offered in Saskatoon in June 2018. 

Review program details and register at www.cpd.utoronto.ca/opioidprescribing

February 2018

Feb 05

Continuing Professional Development for Pharmacy Professionals (CPDPP) is announcing an upcoming CE Program: Shingles and Conjunctivitis Minor Ailment Prescribing

Option 1: In-person in Saskatoon

Date: Monday, February 5, 2018

Time: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm - Registration starts at 6:00 pm              

Venue: Room 1130 E-Wing of the Health Sciences Building, University of Saskatchewan

Registration Fee: $60.00 + GST

 

Option 2: Live Streaming of presentation

You can watch the presentation on your own device. You will have the ability to text questions to presenters. CPDPP will email you a link to watch the live stream a day prior to the event. 

Date: Monday, February 5, 2018

Time: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Registration Fee: $60.00 + GST

Please note: Pharmacists must have access to an internet connection at their location of choice to participate in this program. You can use your PC, Mac, iOS, Android or Windows device to join

 

Option 3: Recorded Version

This will be available after the February 5 presentation

Registration fees: $35.00 + GST (Shingles only)

                              $35.00 + GST (Conjunctivitis only)

On February 6, 2018, the guidelines for Minor Ailment and Self-Care prescribing will be released from medSask, and pharmacists can begin prescribing for these two conditions according to the guidelines.

Please see the attached brochure for the learning objectives and other details. 

Click here to Register

 Contact CPDPP if you have any questions:

College of Pharmacy and Nutrition
University of Saskatchewan
Website: www.usask.ca/cpdpp
Email: cpdpp@mail.usask.ca
Phone: 306-966-6350 Fax: 306-966-2355

Feb 01

Medication Assessment Series Webinar #6: Shared Decision Making: Speaking to Patients about Numbers

Learning Objectives

  1. Discuss the problem of poor medication adherence with chronic medications.
  2. Describe how pharmacists may be inadvertently contributing to poor medication adherence when speaking to patients about the numbers related to medication benefits and risks.
  3. Discuss recent studies that highlight best practices in talking to patients about the numbers related to medication benefits and risks.
  4. Assist pharmacists to more effectively talk to patients about numbers to ensure that patients understand the actual risks and benefits of their medications to facilitate shared and informed decisions regarding drug therapies that patients.

Presentation abstract
Poor medication adherence leads to significant morbidity and mortality, in addition to contributing to avoidable health system costs and ballooning drug budgets. The reasons behind this adherence issue are complex and multi-factorial, however, pharmacists may be inadvertently contributing to the problem when speaking to patients about the numbers related to medication benefits and risks. Several studies have found that the words that health providers use when talking to patients about numbers and risk often lead to misinterpretations of the intended message.
 
The speaker will share information regarding recent studies that highlight best practices in talking to patients about the numbers related to medication benefits and risks. The speaker will also share some useful tools and technologies to assist in applying these best practices in real-world practice. This presentation will assist pharmacists to more effectively talk to patients about numbers to ensure that patients understand the actual risks and benefits of their medications to facilitate shared and informed decisions regarding drug therapies.
 
Accreditation
 *This webinar is pending accreditation for 1 Continuing Education Unit. CEU forms will be provided to registered participants after the session.  

Registration
If you would like to sign up for this webinar or any of the webinars in this series and have not done so already, please email the following information by replying to this email or by returning the completed registration form (*please save completed form before emailing) to info@skpharmacists.ca by Monday, January 29th, 2018:

  • your first and last name
  • if you are a PAS member
  • which province you practice in
  • which webinar(s) you would like to register for
  • preference for the live or recorded webinar(s)
  • the subject line of the email should read: Medication Assessment Webinars
  • If you are not a PAS member, please fill out and return the registration form (*please save completed form before emailing) with the applicable payment.

For more information about:

  • past or upcoming webinars,
  • to access to Pharmacists Guide to SMAP,

or to learn more about the Medication Assessment Education Series in general, click here

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