In this webinar pharmacist Ajit Johal will provide a broad overview of the current management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) with a focus on the role the pharmacist can play in helping patients manage their condition and get the optimal benefit from therapy.
He will discuss and review the evaluation of optimal management and treatment options for COPD and explain how pharmacists can determine pharmacotherapy treatment progression for patients with COPD.
Other learning objectives for this session include an understanding of the correlation between inhaler satisfaction and adherence. Ajit will also explain the new treatment options available for COPD, including dry powder inhalers (DPIs) and soft mist inhalers (SMIs) and discuss how you can optimize COPD disease and device management for your patients.
About the Speaker
Ajit Johal graduated from the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy program at the University of Toronto in 2012. He then began working as a community pharmacist at Wilson Pharmacy in Port Coquitlam. Following his passion for pharmaceutical care, Johal built – and continues to expand – the pharmacy's clinical services program. Today the pharmacy medication management program spans a large demographic and provides services to a diverse patient population. He continues to promote the profession and serves as a mentor for future pharmacists. In 2014 Johal won the Pharmacy Practice Educator of the Year Award from the UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences for demonstrating outstanding leadership and commitment to student learning. He has made presentations and led workshops for Coast Mental Health, BC Housing and Drug Trading and is currently a clinical instructor at UBC.
This event is complimentary to members. The fee for non-members is $50.