Change is inevitable. The last few months have presented unbelievable change and challenge to pharmacy professionals, and we have watched our profession handle every moment with grace, tenacity, adaptability and courage. With our 2020 PAS Conference being cancelled due to COVID-19, we saw an opportunity to respond in the same way that has been exemplified by all of you.So we are pleased to announce the PAS Virtual Conference Series. Choose to be actively involved in a collaborative vision for 2020 and beyond together; to use change as an opportunity for impact, thought leadership, connection and engagement. Join us for a new conference experience that will provide virtual education, networking and support as we move through this time together towards a bright and strong future for pharmacy in Saskatchewan. 


2020 Virtual Presentation and Recordings
* Presentations below are accredited for 1 CEU.
* Webinar attendees will be emailed a Learning Project Record after attending the webinar.
* Presentation recordings will be posted on the PAS website. 
 

2020 Virtual Conference Series Presentations


Recordings  2020 Virtual Presentations

Please register for the recordings by clicking on the recording link.

Registration Fees - Webinar Recordings

PAS Members and/or Students - No Charge

Pharmacy Technicians Discounted fee (note: Pharmacy Technicians are not PAS members) - $15 (to be invoiced)

Non-PAS Member Fee - $25 (to be invoiced)


Prescription for Healthy Feet - RECORDING

Most pharmacists spend an average of 2000 hours per year on their feet while at work, more than teachers, and comparable to nurses. As a result, they are prone to many musculoskeletal and dermatological problems of the foot and ankle. This webinar presentation will highlight the most common foot problems encountered and provide ways to treat and avoid these problems. Learning objectives: 

1. Basic understanding of human anatomy and function.
2. Be able to recognize the most common foot problems and how to treat them.
3. Be more confident when recommending foot care products to clients/patients.

LPR for The Prescription for Healthy Feet




Technician Leadership in Compounding: Optimizing Team Dynamics and Compounding Sustainability - RECORDING

With the changing regulations to compounding practice occurring across Canada, the responsibilities and opportunities in compounding practice have increased significantly. This session will highlight the opportunities for team-based excellence and technician leadership within the new framework of requirements. We will also review opportunities to create a sustainable compounding practice in light of time requirements and practical investments.

LPR for Technician Leadership in Compounding: Optimizing Team Dymeans and Compounding Sustainability


 RxFiles' Focused Discussion on Insulin Therapy in Type 2 Diabetes  - RECORDING

Using a conversational presentation style, RxFiles colleagues Marlys and Debbie will compare insulins with consideration toward available evidence focusing on efficacy & safety parameters, convenience, cost/coverage, and patient-specific factors. You will be engaged through polling questions, practice reflection pauses, dynamic role-playing, etc...  In addition, some products that are new to the market will be highlighted throughout the 45-minute session followed by a 15 minute Q&A session. 

LPR for RxFiles Focused Discussion on Insulin Therapy in Type 2 Diabetes


Collaborating to Optimize Antithrombotic Therapy for the High-Risk Cardiovascular Patient - RECORDING

Using a case-based approach, evolving pharmacotherapeutic strategies in high-risk cardiovascular patients will be discussed.  Opportunities for pharmacists to collaborate with physicians and patients in order to achieve the best outcomes will be highlighted.  Specific scenarios including combination anticoagulant, antiplatelet therapies, long term dual antiplatelet therapy, and managing patients with renal dysfunction will be the focus of the session.

Learning Project Record - Collaborating to Optimize Antithrombotic Therapy for the High-Risk Cardiovascular Patient



Respiratory Virus Landscape and Prevention in The Broader Population - RECORDING


In this session, Dr. Zhanel will review the current landscape of respiratory viruses and its current impact on the Canadian population: Compare the epidemiological features of respiratory viruses and understand their broader burden of disease: Distinguish between clinical features of respiratory viruses and describe their spectrum of illness/severity: Recognize the significant impact of respiratory viruses on our healthcare system and the potential for co-circulation of endemic, pandemic and seasonal pathogens: Identify opportunities for prevention for the broader population

Learning Project Record - Respiratory Virus Landscape and Prevention in The Broader Population


The 2020-2021 Influenza Season: Protecting Adults Aged 65 and Older in the Context of COVID - RECORDING 

In this session, Anjli will recognize the impact of influenza in adults over the age of 65: Describe the burden of influenza disease beyond the respiratory system and the concept of immunosenescence: Promote the value of reducing respiratory risk through influenza and pneumonia prevention to patients in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Review seasonal flu vaccines available for adults aged 65 and older based on the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) Statement for 2020-2021: Identify opportunities and challenges in delivering quality, accessible immunization to older adults during the upcoming influenza season.

Learning Project Record - Protecting Adults Aged 65 and Older in the Context of COVID


 

medSask PhAQ's with Kelly Kizlyk - RECORDING


In this presentation, Kelly Kizlyk from medSask will present a selection of Frequently Asked Questions answered by the medSask team. The questions will include highlights from recent practice change, timely health topics, and clinical pearls.

medSask PhAQs Reference List

Learning Project Record (Recorded) - medSask PhAQs



Ketamine for Major Depression: Old Drug, New Use, and Unanswered Questions - RECORDING
By Dr. Katelyn Halpape, BSP, ACPR, PharmD, BCP

This session will summarize the use of ketamine for the treatment of depression and acute suicidality. This session will provide an overview of the pharmacology, mechanism of action, evidence, place in therapy, and adverse effects of ketamine for depression. Information will be provided on the availability of ketamine for treatment of depression in Canada, including local Saskatchewan-specific information

Learning Project Record (Recorded) - Ketamine for Major Depression: Old Drug, New Use, and Unanswered Questions


The WE in Wellness: Staying Well During a Pandemic - RECORDING
Dr. Anita Chakravarti M.D.

Worried? Stressed? Overwhelmed? The relationship of healthcare provider wellness, workplace environment and culture to patient wellbeing, care and safety is a crucial component of healthcare systems. This session will discuss normal emotional experiences of healthcare workers during a pandemic, identify available resources if we need to reach out for help, and provide practical strategies to enhance our ability to cope during this time.

Learning Project Record (Recorded) - The WE in WEllness: Staying Well During a Pandemic 


Disconnected: It’s Time to Talk Digital Determinants of Health - RECORDING
Tracie Risling RN, PhD
Our world has gone digital and technology continues to expand into more places and processes at a rapid pace, including in healthcare. The digital health evolution is often promoted a way to address long-standing challenges of access and equity in care, and some amazing advances have been made. However, this technological transformation has also created a ‘digital divide’ for many patients who, for a variety of different reasons, are not able to take advantage of these new services. The escalation of this change may in fact be creating more than divide, given the pervasiveness of technology in this world it may be time for us to examine digital determinants of health.

Learning Project Recorded - Disconnected: It's Time to Talk Digital Determinants of Health


Please register for the recordings by clicking on the recording link.

Registration Fees - Webinar Recordings

PAS Members and/or Students - No Charge

Pharmacy Technicians Discounted fee (note: Pharmacy Technicians are not PAS members) - $15 (to be invoiced)
Non-PAS Member Fee - $25 (to be invoiced)