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.
May 2020 Virtual Presentations
* 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.
Thursday, May 28th • 7:30 pm
The WE in Wellness: Staying Well During a Pandemic (1 CEU)
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. *Updated Description
Dr. Anita Chakravarti M.D. (USask ‘82) and F.R.C.P.(UofA Anesthesiology ‘87) has been a member of the Department of Anesthesiology, and a professor at the College of Medicine, USask for over 30 years during which time she has provided clinical services, teaching and administration in Anesthesiology, Intensive Care, Pain and Integrative Medicine. She has recently focused on Health Care Provider Wellness initiatives, including mindful and compassion practice, has published and presented to local, national and international audiences. Currently Dr. Chakravarti is Wellness Lead at Continuing Medical Education, College of Medicine, collaborates with USask Be Well Programming and the Saskatchewan Health Authority PsychoSocial Supports for HealthCare Workers during Pandemic Provincial Committee Dr. Chakravarti is certified with Mindful Practice ® New York and CEO of [M]Power Mindful Professional Practice. She is married, mother of two married children , loves to travel and practice yoga.
2020 Virtual Conference Presentations
Tuesday May 19th • 7:30 pm
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 Record (1 CEU) document