Agenda

Friday, May 10, 2019 7:15 am - 4:45 pm Conference sessions

Day 1 of the Conference will allow attendees to earn up to 6.0 CEUs. Breakfast and Lunch are included with registration.

  • Breakfast Buffet
  • Opening Remarks
  • Keynote: There is a Patient Behind Every Prescription (Melissa Sheldrick)
  • Practical Considerations for Cannabis Dosing and Administration (Dr. Caroline MacCallum)
  • Opioid use disorder: Choosing between OAT pharmacotherapy (Dr. Christy Sutherland)
  • Lunch: An update from the Minister of Health (Hon. Adrian Dix)
  • Implementing pharmacogenomics in primary care (Dr. Catalina Lopez-Correa)
  • Biosimilars: An advanced therapy that benefits patients, the healthcare system and society (Kelly English and Dr. John Esdaile)
  • The role of the pharmacist in reversing Type 2 Diabetes with Therapeutic Nutrition (Sean McKelvey)
  • Pharmacists, cardiovascular risk reduction and workplace wellness: Lessons from Point Grey (Barbara Gobis)
  • Error Management In Pharmacy and How To Create a Just Culture? (Leonora O’Brien)

To view the break down and schedule of Day 1 conference sessions, please click here.

Friday, May 10 5:00pm - 5:30 pm BCPhA AGM

The BCPhA Annual General Meeting is hosted in accordance with the Association's bylaws. Association members will receive a notice at least 21 days prior to the date of the 2019 Annual General Meeting. General, Associate, Student, Honourary Life and Retired members may attend the AGM but only General members are eligible to vote.

You do not need to pre-register to attend the AGM. Registration will happen at the door and will occur between 4:45 pm - 5:00 pm.

Friday, May 10 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm Trade Show, networking and dinner

Included with full conference registration. Day pass holders can add on trade show for $50.

The BCPhA Annual Conference Trade Show is the premier trade show of the year, attracting industry professionals and pharmacists from all levels of business in the industry.

Saturday, May 11, 2019 7:15 am - 5:15 pm Conference sessions

Day 2 of the Conference will allow attendees to earn up to 6.0 CEUs. Breakfast and Lunch are included with registration.

  • Breakfast Buffet
  • Opening Remarks
  • Keynote: Keynote: Surviving a Social Media Meltdown - Are You Ready If It Happens to You? (Grant Ainsley)
  • Reconciliation with First Nations through Professional Practices and Pharmacy Services (Richard Jock)
  • 100 years post Spanish Flu (Ajit Johal)
  • Lunch: An update from the College of Pharmacists of BC (Bob Nakagawa)
  • Use of Cannabinoids in Medical Practice (Dr. Murray Opdahl)
  • Lessons learned from medication incidents reported by community pharmacies in Nova Scotia: A 7 year study (Certina Ho and Dr. Adrian Boucher)
  • Building Your Online Brand: Gain Friends, Followers, Fans and Make Money (Grant Ainsley)
  • Medical cannabis and patient advocacy in Canada (Deepak Anand)
  • Pharmacists as antimicrobial stewards: Fighting resistance needs your assistance (Dr. Shelita Dhattani)
  • Finding the right drug - how pharmacogenomics can help your patients (Catherine MacLeod and Linda Gutenberg)

To view the break down and schedule of Day 2 conference sessions, please click here.

Saturday, May 11 5:45 pm - 9:30 pm Awards Reception and Dinner

Included with full conference registration. Day pass holders can add on gala for $150.

The 2019 Pharmacy Excellence Awards will be presented at the BC Pharmacy Association Awards Gala on Saturday, May 11, 2019 in Vancouver. These awards are given annually to celebrate the success of individuals who have contributed to the advancement of pharmacy in B.C.