Program List

Thursday, May 24

6:00pm - 9:00pm
Trade Show & Networking (with stand up dinner)

Friday, May 25

7:15am - 8:30am
Breakfast Buffet

8:45am - 9:00am
Welcome & Opening Remarks 
Geraldine Vance & Randy Konrad

9:00am - 10:30am
Connecting with patients for better outcomes and job satisfaction 
Keynote speaker: Roni Zeiger

10:30am - 11:15am
Break – UBC pharmacy student poster presentations

11:15am - 12:00pm
The role of pharmacists in responding to B.C.’s provincial overdose crisis
Dr. Nadia Fairbairn

12:00pm - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:00pm
An Update on Two Tracks In Pharmacogenomics: Research & myDNA Consumer Offering
Derek Desrosiers, Dr. Corey Nislow, Bryce Wong

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Medical Beneficiary and Pharmaceutical Services Division
Update on PharmaCare
Mitch Moneo

3:00pm - 3:15pm

3:15pm - 4:15pm
College of Pharmacists of BC – Pharmacy's Hottest Topics: 2017
Bob Nakagawa

6:00pm - 6:30pm
BCPhA Awards Reception

6:30pm - 9:30pm
BCPhA Awards Dinner 
Emcee: Stu McNish

Saturday, May 26

7:15am - 8:30am
Breakfast Buffet
8:35am - 8:45am
Opening Remarks 
Geraldine Vance & Randy Konrad
8:45am - 9:30am
BCPhA Annual General Meeting 
Geraldine Vance & Randy Konrad
9:30am - 9:45am

9:45am - 10:30am
(concurrent sessions)

Set the standard: Gardasil 9
Unjali Malhotra


Social media and the workplace
Sara Levine

10:30am - 10:45am

10:45am - 11:30am
(concurrent sessions)

But what if ...? Common primary care questions about IUDs
Unjali Malhotra


Immunosenescence, Inflammaging, and Influenza:
What frontline pharmacists need to know in order to improve health outcomes for the aging population
Ajit Johal

11:30am - 12:45pm

1:00pm - 2:30pm
(concurrent sessions)

Two monologues don’t make a dialogue: A taste of optimal communication
Callie Bland


Keep on motoring: Looking under the hood of Parkinson's drug therapy
Greg Egan

2:30pm - 3:00pm
Conference Wrap Up


This year’s annual conference is accredited under the Canadian Council on Continuing Education in Pharmacy (CCCEP# 1092-2017-2083-C-P), and gives practicing pharmacists 8.5 continuing education units to count toward their annual 15-hour learning requirement.