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  • News - Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy
    well as a clinical pharmacist in Neonatal ICU at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto She has also head held positions in community and hospital pharmacy in New Brunswick and Bermuda as well as Toronto Now she s trying her hand at the world of film with a research project documentary called Crossing Thresholds With a keen interest in using documentary film techniques in qualitative research as well as dialogue to stimulate discussion and transmit knowledge Mulherin is using film to describe the experiences and perceptions of students enrolled in a pharmacy faculty who wish to pursue avenues outside of pharmacy She says how people relate to their profession can have implications for educators professional advocacy bodies licensing bodies and of course to the professionals themselves Since she graduated from the University of Manitoba in 2000 pharmacist Kristine Petrasko has brought her leadership skills to all spectrums of the profession working in community pharmacy hospital academia and industry She is also Vice President of the Manitoba Pharmaceutical Association and chair of the Professional Development Committee In her current role as a Regional Pulmonary Educator at the Deer Lodge Centre in Winnipeg Petrasko is working to help standardize three pulmonary rehab programs in the city and assist in providing education programs for clinicians and patients in the program As part of that funds from the Wellspring Leadership Award will be put towards a pharmacy student scholarship for the pulmonary rehab program The scholarship recipient will assist with overall program development and focus on medication reconciliation specifically to ensure all three program sites are meeting objectives and improving patient outcomes By demonstrating the value of pharmacists on the pulmonary rehab interdisciplinary team the ultimate goal is to secure further pharmacy funding for the program from the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority I strongly

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  • News - Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy
    Pillar of Pharmacy Dinner Innovation Gala Wellspring Leadership Awards Reception Charity Golf Classic Pharmacy Forum Supporting Innovation in Pharmacy for a Healthier Canada CFP Golf Classic Produces a Hole in One and 10 000 Winner The CFP Golf Classic at Devil s Pulpit produced the tournaments first hole in one Tim Smith of Mylan Canada used a 7 iron on the Pulpit s 173 yard 11th hole The eco hole was sponsored by the Environmental Advisory Group and Stericycle Canada Lucky for Tim the green sponsored hole produced a different kind of green This was the only hole that was covered by insurance that produced a 10 000 payout After some internal discussions it was decided that Tim would donate the winnings back to the Foundation I am happy to donate the winnings back to the Foundation states Tim The money wasn t something I had to start the day so nothing was lost However I still have the hole in one my score card and the ball the pragmatic Smith added Previous Article Pharmacy ideally positioned to deliver value in health care CFP Innovation Gala Next Article Apply for Wellspring by Mar 31 DONATE Events Resources Golf Classic May

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  • News - Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy
    and encouraged the pharmacists to wear starched white coats emphasizing the professional nature of their role From the first community pharmacy in a major shopping mall in Don Mills to the Associate concept of independent business ownership to the birth of Shoppers Drug Mart with mass merchandising and self service for customers Murray reshaped retail pharmacy in Canada forever Today the Company has more than 1 295 drug stores across the country In addition to growing the Associate owned store network Murray was also passionate about pharmacy education The Koffler Institute was established to provide educational courses for personnel at all levels of the Company This opened up new opportunities in training and job enrichment among Associate owners and employees alike He also established a strong tradition of investing in pharmacy education In tribute to Murray as he retired as chairman of SDM in 1985 arrangements were made between Shoppers and the University of Toronto to erect a building to be part of the Faculty of Pharmacy to be known as the Koffler Institute of Pharmacy Management The Institute was designed to provide management expertise to its students and to practicing pharmacists across Ontario Mr Koffler s commitment to giving back did not stop at pharmacy education He founded the Council on Drug Abuse CODA in the late 60 s and in 1975 he was instrumental in launching Consumer Spokesman a publically offer program making volunteer pharmacists available to talk to community groups on drug and health matters related to the profession Leadership is critical to any profession or business Murray Koffler demonstrated strong leadership as a pharmacist and in the evolution of pharmacy business in Canada His reinvestment has supported the ongoing development of the profession CFP is very pleased to recognize his leadership through our Pillar of Pharmacy

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  • News - Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy
    sent in support of their projects The Blueprint for Pharmacy is a collaborative initiative for managing the changes required to align pharmacy practice with the health care needs of Canadians Webster s defines innovation as the introduction of something new a new idea method or device Innovation is at the heart of the Foundation as we continue to look for innovative practice research to support through our Innovation Fund Thanks to the continued support of our many supporters the Foundation recently approved two new projects for 50 000 each Safety Alerts as Drivers for Pharmaceutical Opinion Program A Pilot Study to Reduce Potential Hospitalizations due to Preventable Drug Drug Interactions This project will look to capitalize on the role of pharmacist to prevent medication errors while generating new revenue streams via newly funded pharmacy services Pharmacists Personalized Medicine Experts in Primary Care This multi phase project will equip primary care pharmacists with the knowledge and skills required to take a lead role as personalized medicine experts in our health system and evaluate the impact on patients health outcomes Both projects will begin early in the New Year The Foundation s emphasis on leadership was also evident this year with the announcement of four recipients of the inaugural Wellspring Pharmacy Leadership Award inspired by friends and colleagues of Barb Wells Mr Jeff Whissell Director Pharmacy Practice Alberta Pharmaceutical Association Ms Christina Adams Drug Info Pharmacist Shoppers Drug Mart SHNetwork Ms Janet MacDonnell Pharmacist Consultant J MacDonnell Pharmacy Ltd Ms Theresa Schindel Associate Dean Undergraduate Programs Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences University of Alberta All received grants totaling 10 000 for their pursuits of leadership in the profession of pharmacy In 2012 we recognized a number of leaders who have made significant contributions to the profession of pharmacy in Canada Dr Murray Brown former Vice President Scientific Affairs Pfizer Consumer Healthcare was awarded the 2012 Pillar of Pharmacy Award on October 30th in Toronto Mr Don Rowe former secretary registrar Newfoundland and Labrador Pharmacy Board was also acknowledged with the Pillar Award at his retirement dinner in St John s earlier this month Again this year the Foundation also supported the CFP AFPC Graduate Student Award for Pharmacy Practice Research The winner this year was Mary Elias from the University of Toronto Congratulations to all our recipients the Foundation is proud to acknowledge and support you The Foundation also held two fundraisers this year The Innovation Gala Dinner on May 1st and the Pharmacy Forum on the Oct 31st provided the audiences with insights from pharmacy stakeholders and leaders in pharmacy While providing ongoing dialogue on The Perfect Storm and The Changing Face of Pharmacy these programs raised important funds to run the Foundation and support our efforts This brings us to the last important piece of the Foundations current strategy for revenue donation of individual pharmacists from across this Country Your donation is important While it raises much needed revenues it also sends an important message to our industry stakeholders

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  • News - Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy
    and beyond will be about defining the future of pharmacy education with a focus on experiential learning as well as pharmacy human resources and financial visibility and sustainability for the profession Technology will play a big part in streamlining and validating pharmacy services he said noting that the launch of MirixaPro Canada a web based clinical decision support tool from the Canadian Association of Chain Drug Stores will help pharmacists to do just that A national consumer PR campaign is also in the works to complement the efforts of provincial pharmacy associations in heralding the benefits of pharmacy services It s built around the idea of Pharmacy Awareness Week with a thought to extend that to Pharmacy Awareness Month said forum attendee Jeff Poston executive director of the Canadian Pharmacists Association Consumers still don t really know that pharmacists can do more than dispensing Consultant Marnie Mitchell former CEO of the BC Pharmacy Association outlined further progress underway by provinces like BC and New Brunswick in terms of select pharmacy services In B C 50 of pharmacists have gotten injection authority and 65 of pharmacies have at least one pharmacist on staff who can do injections she said In N B 75 of pharmacies have a pharmacist with injection training As statistics keep rising for publicly funded vaccines Mitchell said injections are one example of a very sustainable service for pharmacists She also cited the progress of Saskatchewan and Nova Scotia in terms of securing prescribing authority for minor ailments And while Alberta has always been a leader when it comes to pharmacists expanded scope Margaret Wing CEO of the Alberta Pharmacists Association enlightened the group on just how difficult it was to secure the latest pharmacy services framework for Alberta pharmacists We have this delusion that there is public

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  • News - Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy
    Cochrane vice president Clinical Information Programs Quality at the Newfoundland Labrador Centre for Health Information noted that her province is on the bleeding edge of this transformation having been among the first to have an electronic client registry in place We have been a great test bed so that vendors can be more ready for other jurisdictions when the time comes she said Among the lessons learned so far she stated the need to consider the profession and business of pharmacy when implementing a pharmacy network and the importance of focusing on what is necessary versus what is nice to have She also stressed the need to secure key stakeholders provincially to ensure a strategic approach to change management Part of that strategy entails demonstrating the return on investment in using an electronic system over paper noted Justin Bates vice president Pharmacy Affairs at the Canadian Association of Chain Drug Stores who focused his talk on optimally integrating electronic documentation to support pharmacy practice We realize that IT is an enabler not the entire solution he said And at the beginning it can feel like it is slowing down the process especially for pharmacists on the front line With CACDS launch of MirixaPro its clinical documentation platform Bates said pharmacists can leverage technology to do more of what they should be in their expanded roles Dispensing alone won t result in the desired outcomes for patients but technology like MirixaPro helps identify the service opportunities from the dispensing database Lisa Heath chief knowledge officer at MediResource said the opportunities for pharmacists to leverage technology to better serve their patients are much greater than for other healthcare professions We have digital data on our customers already and we can use technology to understand these patients better she said Plus these customers

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  • News - Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy
    minister executive officer Ontario Public Drug Programs Division pharmacy can expect to see even further modifications in the coming months McArthur said the bulge from the aging population in terms of medication use is still an area of concern in terms of drug spending We need to focus on the high cost users in the system how to change their utilization and get better outcomes she said adding that there will be a relentless focus on the use of evidence to improve quality And we still pay too much on generics when you look at the global market With continually growing drug costs the role of public and private payors is key area of focus While private plans cover 60 of the population they account for only 35 of drug expenditures in the country Many new products particularly those for small patient populations do not meet traditional benchmarks of cost effectiveness that we apply to make drug funding decisions noted McArthur And the cost to cover these drugs is becoming increasingly unsustainable For pharmacists specifically she expressed support for the move to expanded services but pointed to the need for consistency and reliable evidence on the benefits of professional services

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  • News - Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy
    This was a rare situation where the Pillar recipient has contributed to all four areas of the profession as identified by the Foundations Board of Governance Murray had a significant impact on my career as a pharmacist and where I am today stated Dianne Azzarello industry regulatory affairs specialist As a new pharmacy grad at the Upjohn Co a number of years ago Murray encouraged me and mentored me to pursue my career and to give back along the way The audience heard similar comments from Rexall Pharmacy Manager Kenneth Manson who as a student was part of the Structured Practical Experience Program SPEP at Wyeth and now Pfizer Consumer Healthcare Since starting this program in the early 2000 s Dr Brown has mentored over 60 pharmacy students from across Canada as well as the state of Michigan For his part Dr Brown was very flattered and humbled to be honoured with the prestigious Pillar of Pharmacy Award an Award he presented twice in his role of Executive Director of the CFP 2000 2002 He acknowledged other recipients of the Award in the audience Dr Wayne Hindmarsh 2009 Mr Gerry McDole 2004 Mr Malcolm Seath 2003 and Dr Jim Blackburn 2002 In his acceptance speech Murray spoke about the importance of mentoring and the value it has on the transfer of knowledge and experience to a new generation He acknowledged a number of people who had a significant impact on this career and how that has had a huge impact on his own desire and willingness to contribute to the profession in this manner The MC was long time friend and colleague Greg Glenn who also introduced other speakers Professor Emeritus Jim Blackburn SDM Associate Barry Phillips former Whitehall Robins President Malcolm Seath and former Pfizer Consumer Healthcare Executive Walid

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