2018 Conference Program

Thursday, May 24

6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Trade Show & Networking (with stand up dinner)

Friday, May 25

7:15 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Breakfast Buffet

8:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Welcome & Opening Remarks 
Geraldine Vance & Alex Dar Santos

9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
True Leaf: A Vision for a Patient-First Model for Medicinal Cannabis Therapy

Keynote speaker: Mike Harcourt
Former Premier of British Columbia
Chairman, True Leaf Medicine

9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Keynote speaker: Andre Picard
National Health Columnist
The Globe & Mail

10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Break

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - Opioids

10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Hydromorphone and Diamorphine
Dr. Scott MacDonald
Providence Crosstown Clinic

10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Dr. Keith Ahamad
BC Centre on Substance Use

11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Opioid Panel
Moderator: Andre Picard
Panelists: Craig Plain, Pier Health Resource Centre
Dr. Scott MacDonald, Providence Crosstown Clinic
Dr. Keith Ahamad, BC Centre on Substance Use

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Break
Student posters in lobby

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
HIV Treatment as Prevention: A made in Canada strategy to end AIDS and beyond
Dr. Julio Montaner
BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS

2:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. - Cannabis

2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Rick Garza
Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board

2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Dr. Larry Wolk
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Cannabis in Canada – The Past, Present and Future
Ivan Ross Vrana
Hill & Knowlton

3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Break

3:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Cannabis Panel
Moderator: Derek Desrosiers
Panelists: Rick Garza, Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board
Dr. Larry Wolk, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Ivan Ross Vrana, Hill & Knowlton
The Honourable Mike Farnworth, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General of B.C.

3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Youth Cannabis Use Disorder: Know Your Dope
Dr. Anthony Ocana
NorthShore ADHD and Addiction Clinic

B.C. Pharmacy Excellence Awards Gala

6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Reception

6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Awards Gala
Emcee: Stu McNish

 

Saturday, May 26

7:15 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Breakfast Buffet

8:35 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.
Opening Remarks
Geraldine Vance & Alex Dar Santos

8:45 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
BCPhA Annual General Meeting 
Geraldine Vance & Alex Dar Santos

9:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
Break

9:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Cultural Safety and Humility: Transforming Health Care for First Nations in BC
Joe Gallagher
CEO, First Nations Health Authority

11:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Break

11:15 a.m. - 12:15 a.m.
Using Influenza and Pneumococcal Vaccines to Lower Antibiotic Resistant Infections: An Antimicrobial Stewardship Initiative
Dr. George Zhanel

12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Technology and Diabetes Management-- How Technology and Data will Transform Diabetes Care
Pindy Janda

2:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Opioids and Regulation and PODSA Ownership Requirements
David Pavan & Virginia Kwong
College of Pharmacists of B.C.

3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Conference wrap-up
Geraldine Vance & Alex Dar Santos