Agenda: Day 1

Day 1 Speakers

After more than a decade, the BC Pharmacy Association’s annual conference is returning to Vancouver in 2019. The event will be held on May 10 and 11, 2019, at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver. Expect larger audiences. Provocative speakers. New insights. Key learnings. Breathtaking scenery and a convenient location.

Only available for one day?  Our day pass will give you access to a full day of learning, networking and engaging.  Earn up to an estimated 6.0 CEUs per day. Your day pass also includes breakfast, lunch and coffee breaks.  

Interested in reading about the sessions for Day 2? Click here.

7:15 am - 8:15 am Breakfast Buffet

Start your morning off with a hot breakfast buffet and meet other industry professionals who are also attending the BCPhA Annual Conference.

8:30 am - 8:45 am Opening Remarks

Chris Waller, the President of the BC Pharmacy Association, will give his opening remarks and kick off the BCPhA Annual Conference.

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Biosimilars - An advanced therapy that benefits patients, the healthcare system and society

Kelly English and Dr. John Esdaile

Dr. John Esdaile will describe biosimilars, review the latest biosimilars research, provide insights on “real world” clinical experience and regulatory updates, and discuss how health care professionals manage their patients transitioning from biologic originators to biologic biosimilars and highlight the role of the pharmacist as a key resource to patients.

Ms. Kelly English will provide the patient perspective on the benefits of biosimilar transition policy implementation to patients, the health care system and society. She will also review the causes of “nocebo” effect and evidence-based approaches to having the transition conversation. 

This session is accredited for 1.0 CEU. Please note that this is a concurrent session and will happen at the same time as "The role of the pharmacist in reversing Type 2 Diabetes with Therapeutic Nutrition"

3:45 pm - 4:45 pm Mandatory reporting of errors in pharmacy: The process, learnings and benefits

Leonora O'Brien

Description for session coming soon.

This session is accredited for 1.0 CEU.  Please note that this is a concurrent session and will happen at the same time as "Pharmacists, cardiovascular risk reduction and workplace wellness: Lessons from Point"

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm BCPhA Annual General Meeting

BCPhA members only

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.

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.

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Day passes are $250 for members and employees of sponsors and $400 for non-members.

Interested in Day 2 or the full conference? Click here for the session line up for Day 2.