November 2017

Nov 04

Dermatology Day for Health Care Professionals

For more information, click here or contact Amy Lamb as she is on the planning committee.

October 2017

Oct 27

Current Options for Managing Pain and Addiction

For more information, click here or see the poster for more details.

The target audience is healthcare providers, including family physicians, physician specialists, medical residents, nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, physical and occupational therapists, psychologists, dentists, and social workers.


Oct 21

Pharmacy Technician Society of Saskatchewan 2017 Conference

Save the date: October 21, 2017 -PTSSK Conference

Saskatoon, SK. For more information, click here.

Oct 15

CPDPP presents Fall 2017 Injection Skills Refresher Workshop

We are excited to announce the availability of our Injection Skills Refresher Workshop this Fall.  This is an hour and half long, in-person workshop designed to provide practicing pharmacists who have been certified to administer injections the opportunity to refresh their injection skills. The workshop is accredited for 1.5 CEUs. 

For more information, click here.

Oct 15

Fall 2017 Immunization and Injection Training Part II

Registration for the Fall 2017 Immunization and Injection Training is now open.  Please click here to register online for the training (i.e. if you have not yet been certified to administer injections). 

Registrants will be given access to Part I, the online training upon registration.  Part II, the live training will be held in the following cities and dates:


Saturday, September 9, 2017


Sunday, October 15, 2017

Please note that this is a limited registration course.  Early registration is advised.  

Oct 12

CADTH Lecture-Canada's Opioid Crisis: The Changing Reality Between Exam Rooms and Ivory Towers

Dr. Hakique Virani
Medical Director, Metro City Medical Clinic; and Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Alberta
There is no one face of Canada’s drug poisoning crisis— it affects all of us. Families and communities continue to be devastated by the loss of loved ones from all walks of life at an unprecedented rate.
Dr. Hakique Virani, a leading voice on this most pressing public health issue, will talk about the state of the crisis and the inexorable connections between variables that make piecemeal approaches to supply and demand factors problematic. He will describe how the interventions required must take into account broader considerations that go beyond the clinical context of how we care for people living with pain or substance use disorder, or both.
Dr. Virani will also outline the risks arising from changing substance hazards and discuss responsible risk mitigation. From a public health perspective, he will examine the critical gaps in our surveillance of substance use, morbidity and mortality, and delve into the considerations for population health and policy interventions in a time where drug poisoning has reached epidemic proportions.

There is no fee to participate, but you must register by Monday, October 9, 2017 to attend or livestream the event.

Register Now

September 2017

Sep 30

Oncology Fundamentals Day 2017

Are you a pharmacist or technician with cancer patients in your GENERAL practice? Are you a NEW practitioner or pharmacy student? Are you interested in FOUNDATIONAL oncology education? If you answered YES to any of these questions… Plan to attend the CAPhO Oncology Fundamentals Day, taking place on Saturday, September 30, 2017, as a full day ONLINE learning event. Participate live and learn from the comfort of your own home!

The Oncology Fundamentals Day will feature  CCCEP accredited  sessions, streamed online so you can attend the event live from wherever you are. The  preliminary program  features the following topics:

·         Cancer Screening

·         Prostate Cancer

·         Gynecological Cancers

·         Myeloproliferative Neoplasms

·         Bone Marrow Transplant

·         Complementary Medicines & Cancer

·         Cancer Pain Management

·         Immunotherapy Toxicity Management

·         Oncologic Emergencies

New this year - purchase  the OFD package which includes participation in OFD 2017 and access to the online recordings and resource materials of OFD 2016

Not a member of CAPhO? You are welcome to attend this professional development opportunity at the non-member rate. Alternatively,  join CAPhO now  to register at a lower cost, stay informed as the program develops, and access additional educational resources to advance your oncology competence. Check out the  Oncology Basics  module, accredited for 5 CEUs, the  OFD 2016 online resources, and the  CAPhO webinars

Encourage your colleagues to take advantage of this great learning opportunity and take a moment to print copies of the  invitation flyer  and post them within your pharmacy department or clinic offices. Also, feel free to circulate any email announcements and social media posts to your professional network via email, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. For more information about #OFD17, to register, and to sign up for the e-newsletter, visit or contact

Sep 24

Fall 2017 COMPASS Training

CPDPP will be providing the training for COMPASS™ through a series of in-person workshops. There will be two sessions provided this fall. The training sessions are mandatory for QI coordinators; therefore, they will be given preference during registration. Provided there is room, pharmacy managers may also attend the training. There is no registration fee for the workshop.  We will have an online course available later at a fee.

For more information on the training, click here.

Sep 21

Manitoba/ Saskatchewan Hospital Pharmacy Leadership & Management Seminar 2017

 September 21, 22 and 23, 2017 -  Elkhorn Resort, Onanole, Manitoba

Sep 20

Becoming Flu-ent: A Look at Influenza and its Impact on Seniors

FREE WEBINAR Wednesday, September 20, 12 p.m. EDT To register, copy and paste the link below into your browser:

What's New

PAS Website Update

A recent update to the PAS website may disrupt access to any PAS website pages saved in bookmarks or favourites in your website browser


2017-2018 Saskatchewan Pharmacy Letter

The Drug Plan and Extended Benefits Branch are registering pharmacies that plan to participate in the Province's 2017-2018 Seasonal Influenza Program.


Updated SMAP Forms and Education

The Ministry of Health will be changing mandatory documentation requirements for the Saskatchewan Medication Assessment Program (SMAP) September 1, 2017.

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