Older adults and immunocompromised patients are at an increased risk of adverse outcomes from pneumococcal disease and COVID-19. Vaccination is an established strategy for preventing both illnesses. Join Dr. Jane Xia for a webinar on September 26 as we examine the most up-to-date recommendations regarding pneumococcal vaccination and COVID-19 prevention and management, how to integrate pneumococcal and other relevant vaccination services into community pharmacy practice and explore and foster a collaborative approach to strengthen community-wide efforts.
After attending this session, pharmacists will be better able to:
Explain the most up-to-date recommendations regarding pneumococcal vaccination and COVID-19 prevention and management
Integrate steps into appropriate pneumococcal and other relevant vaccination services into community pharmacy practice
Explore and foster a collaborative approach to strengthen community-wide efforts in pneumococcal vaccination, COVID-19 prevention and management
About the Speaker: Dr. Jane Meng Xia, PharmD
Dr. Jane Xia joined the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences in January 2019. She obtained her bachelor of science in pharmacy at University of British Columbia, MBA at Simon Fraser University, and PharmD at University of Toronto.
Dr. Xia has practiced in various areas of pharmacy including community, hospital, regulatory, and industry. Dr. Xia has built trusting relationships with physicians and other health care professionals while working at Merck and Boehringer-Ingelheim. In 2018, Dr. Xia and her team at London Drugs launched the Hepatitis C Screening Program at selected community pharmacies after establishing strong partnerships with patient advocacy group, healthcare teams, and specialists.
Dr. Xia’s academic areas of interest include patient journeys, interprofessional collaboration, and business in health care.
Dr. Xia’s current focus of scholarly research is on the assessment of patient journeys in chronic diseases.
This program is non-accredited. Total learning hours is estimated at 1.0 hours. Participants will receive a letter of participation after completion of the survey at the end of the webinar.
This learning program received a financial support from Pfizer. This event will be moderated by a staff member from the Pharmacy Practice Support team at the BC Pharmacy Association.
This event is complimentary to members.
Registration closes an hour prior to the start of the webinar, at 5:00 PM. On the day of the webinar, you will receive a link to the webinar by email. The email will come from email@example.com and could be in your junk folder.
Please Note: A BCPhA account is required to register for this event. If you do not have a login account or if you are unsure if you have a login, please fill out the Account Creation Form and a member of the BCPhA team will contact you. Accounts can be created free of charge with valid College registration.