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  • News - Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy
    Golf Classic Pharmacy Forum Supporting Innovation in Pharmacy for a Healthier Canada Tee ing up for CFP August 2014 Some 140 golfers from across the industry and pharmacy community gathered for the 19th annual CFP Charity Golf Classic With 14 contest holes and raffle prizes worth more than 7 000 the June event was a huge success says Dayle Acorn executive director of CFP It really is an excellent opportunity to network and catch up with colleagues while enjoying some golf and we raised 98 000 for the Foundation The 2014 CFP Charity Golf Classic was held at Greystone Golf Club in Milton Ont From left David Johnston of CAPDM CFP President Marshall Molechi of OCP Dennis Darby of OPA and Wayne Hindmarsh of CCAPP Collecting prizes l r are Pangaea Team s Mike Cloutier Paul Damiani and Joe Knott with Linda Prytula of Eclipse Pharma Inc and chair of the Golf Organizing Committee On the green with the Cameron Stewart Lifescience team from left David Leitner Craig Martin Linda Lin of Claimsecure and Rod Wilson See more pictures from the 2014 CFP Charity Golf Classic Previous Article Spotlight on Jake Thiessen A pillar of pharmacy Next Article Apply for

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  • News - Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy
    us that many pharmacists feel they are too busy too tired too alone and too invisible to change And while the leaders of the profession have drawn maps to a bright and important future change management theory tells us the road ahead is precarious and complex wrote Grindrod in her Wellspring application She describes storytelling as a form of advocacy for practice change adding that there is growing interest in using story to translate research knowledge into practice and even some evidence supporting its use in the clinical management of illnesses Leadership outside the box Since graduating from Newfoundland and Labrador s Memorial University School of Pharmacy in 1999 Rod Forsey has volunteered for both advocacy and regulatory bodies in an effort to support pharmacy s evolution toward more patient centred care His dedication to practice change has shaped his career path as well at Lawtons Drugs where he currently holds the position of Pharmacy Services Specialist for Halifax and Annapolis Valley Nova Scotia While some would say he is already doing his part Forsey believes he can do much more to support the profession but the missing piece needs to come from outside pharmacy The Wellspring Award will enable Forsey to complete the Certificate in Engaging Stakeholders and Leading Change offered by the Executive Professional Development department at St Mary s University This award will allow me to explore an opportunity for further education that I can use to promote pharmacy and help others within our profession transition to a clinically focused model says Forsey It will also allow me to build upon my previous advocacy and regulatory experience to be a leader in our province and company Research mentoring As Professor and Associate Director of Research at Dalhousie University s College of Pharmacy Ingrid Sketris founded the Initiative

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  • News - Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy
    Innovation Gala Wellspring Leadership Awards Reception Charity Golf Classic Pharmacy Forum Supporting Innovation in Pharmacy for a Healthier Canada Momentum grows for management textbook The Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy s fundraising campaign for its Canadian pharmacy management textbook is off to a strong start with a 20 000 contribution from Pharmascience 5 000 from the Chain Drug Association of B C and another 5 000 from the Alberta Pharmacists Association Pharmascience is pleased to be sponsoring the management textbook We feel that this will be an excellent tool that will help students to be the pharmacy leaders of tomorrow says Valerie Lorange marketing manager at Pharmascience CFP is seeking to raise at least 100 000 to cover the costs to produce the textbook which will be the first dedicated to pharmacy management in Canada since 1998 It will be available in e book as well as hardcover and its topics will range from business plans and quality assurance to the implementation and management of pharmacist services Its editorial advisory board represents a cross section of experts in grassroots pharmacy corporate pharmacy and academia Previous Article Announcing 2014 Wellspring winners Next Article Apply for Wellspring by Mar 31 DONATE Events Resources

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  • News - Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy
    Innovation in Pharmacy for a Healthier Canada Blueprint for Pharmacy update The steering committee for the Blueprint for Pharmacy has established a Pharmacy Technician Working Group to move forward on the Blueprint s stated objectives for pharmacy technicians which include tracking and forecasting pharmacy human resources requirements and facilitating the integration of regulated pharmacy technicians into community pharmacy using workflow models The working group is headed by David Malian Coordinator of Pharmacy Technician Accreditation at the Canadian Council for Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs and will meet for the first time in June The Blueprint steering committee also meets in June to strategize on actions and fundraising efforts in support of the 10 priorities outlined in its 2013 report entitled Our Way Forward Recent funding allocations include supporting the Canadian Pharmacists Association s new video on the role of the pharmacist The Blueprint s national office has also begun reviewing submissions to its recent request for proposals in association with the Canadian Pharmacists Association regarding an assessment of the need and demand for advanced practice and specialization in pharmacy as well as a system to recognize advanced practice and the certification of pharmacist specialists in Canada Previous Article Announcing 2014 Wellspring

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  • News - Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy
    University s Richard Ivey School of Business Speaking at the Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy s recent 2014 Innovation Gala in Toronto Dr Snowdon outlined some key steps needed to achieve a more personalized approach to healthcare given that the research is proving we value quality of life health and wellness above anything else There s been a significant move to an empowered patient and things have shifted from blind trust to earned trust she said We are so structured to make decisions for people instead of with them but patients are coming in expecting to negotiate a partnership Key to building this partnership with patients is realizing that there is no one size fits all approach and that people aren t defined by their diagnosis said Dr Snowdon We need to deliver best practice guidelines in new and different ways to achieve value for people she says It s about building relationships and understanding what makes people tick so we can leverage that to make them healthier Collaboration among providers is another key factor to making the system work Instead of figuring out whose scope of practice it is Dr Snowdon urged healthcare providers in the audience to determine how to bring together their unique skillsets to get the best patient outcomes I see tremendous opportunity to find synergies between our skills she said She also urged pharmacy in particular to seize untapped opportunities for better connecting with patients She pointed to research that shows patients are often coming to their pharmacists to gauge the abilities of their physicians Because of your drive for accuracy pharmacy is an emergency surveillance system and a trusted profession she said I would suggest that s an interesting space that only pharmacy occupies and a very important opportunity Dr Snowdown emphasized the need to

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  • News - Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy
    latest research from one project supported by the Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy s Innovation Fund is indicating The six month pharmacist led hypertension management program led by the Ontario Pharmacists Association and Green Shield Canada showed a dramatic improvement in the blood pressure levels of patients who received targeted pharmacist services In fact David Willows Vice President Strategic Market Solutions at Green Shield Canada said medication costs were reduced by 31 when blood pressure was under control We just turned a few high cost claimants into normal claimants said Willows speaking at CFP s 2014 Innovation Gala in Toronto in May While high priced biologics may be driving up costs he says the vast majority of high cost claimants are those with chronic diseases that could be impacted by healthcare services and lifestyle changes We think this kind of research does suggest that where there is value there should be investment says Willows And we ve been hearing more than ever before that plan sponsors are ready to have this discussion In the meantime a research project by Certina Ho Project Manager at ISMP Canada and Adjunct Professor at the University of Waterloo is looking at how community pharmacies can help reduce hospitalizations due to drug drug interactions DDIs using ISMP safety alerts and other resources Ho who was a 2012 Innovation Fund grant recipient said the study identified eight antibiotic related DDIs that are common in the community setting The idea is that the pharmacist can use an ISMP safety alert as a standardized checklist and then intervene at point of care if needed and later bill for his her pharmaceutical opinion She and her team are now providing resources to participating pharmacies and are following up monthly to determine the number of POPs conducted They will also be

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  • News - Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy
    own store and are facing a particular problem I m hoping this will be the resource to go to time and again Wayne Hindmarsh editor in chief of the project says that feedback from a survey conducted by CFP indicated a real need for this type of resource among pharmacy students Overwhelmingly managers from community and hospital environments thought graduates from pharmacy schools were not prepared for management issues he says adding that a lot of the current management materials at universities come from sources outside of Canada Our editorial board is a real cross section of experts across the country and I m quite optimistic that we re going to be able to put together a resource that will tap into what s going on in pharmacy in Canada CFP launches fundraising campaign for pharmacy management textbook This will be the first Canadian pharmacy management textbook since 1998 and will be available in e book as well as hardcover We re going into a lot more areas and a lot more depth than was previously done given the expanding scope of the profession says Hindmarsh The textbook will feature 12 sections on topics ranging from risk management business plans and quality control to developing managing and implementing pharmacy services At least two experts will review each section We ve picked authors who have a lot of practical experience and are known experts in their areas plus balanced that with academia says Winn Even with most authors contributing their time and expertise for free development costs will run about 100 000 and the Foundation is in the midst of rolling out a fundraising campaign We are looking for sponsors to support us as this is a real opportunity to be part of a legacy project for the profession says CFP

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  • News - Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy
    Moleschi Registrar of the Ontario College of Pharmacists as its President Moleschi joined CFP s Board in 2010 and has been a member of its Executive since 2011 The Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy is a unique organization that enables great practical research and advancements toward innovation in pharmacy and I eagerly anticipate the exciting developments in the coming year and beyond says Moleschi As pharmacists continue to play an increasingly significant role in the delivery of health care to Canadians the Foundation provides inspiration and support to the innovators and trailblazers who are leading the way CFP s previous president Marnie Mitchell steps into the role of Past President on the Executive committee Mitchell is a consultant for pharmacy and former CEO of the British Columbia Pharmacy Association CFP also welcomes five new board members Derek Desrosiers a pharmacist and Director of Pharmacy Practice Support at the British Columbia Pharmacy Association David Edwards pharmacist and Hallman Director for the School of Pharmacy University of Waterloo Linda Hensman pharmacist and Dean of the School of Pharmacy Memorial University of Newfoundland David Windross pharmacist and Vice President of External Affairs for Teva Canada and Bryan Gray pharmacist and owner of River Terrace

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