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  • News - Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy
    increasingly complex patient needs overburdened physicians expanded scopes of practice and government funded pharmacist services All point to opportunities for community pharmacists to reshape their future for those willing to take the first leap View Article PDF Reforms Set Stage Expanded scopes of practice lay foundation for communitypharmacists to step into a much greater role in primary care View Article PDF Putting Theory into Practice Researchers agree that pharmacy has

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  • News - Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy
    the winner of this year s Innovation Fund grant in support of pharmacypractice research The winner of the 50 000 grant is the Ontario Pharmacists Association Green Shield Canada Hypertension Collaborative The collaborative will conduct a prospective randomized controlled trial to examine theimpact of pharmacist interventions for hypertension management on patient outcomes Twenty four pharmacies in Hamilton Windsor and St Catharines will recruit and enroll240 patients with uncontrolled high blood pressure The control group of patients willreceive standard dispensing services The intervention group will receive acomprehensive disease management program including counseling on drug therapyoptimization advice on lifestyle modifications such as smoking cessation nutritionguidance and recommendations on how to improve adherence to medication therapy The study s objective is to examine the impact of community pharmacists interventionson health outcomes for hypertensive patients and demonstrate the valuable rolepharmacists plays in chronic disease management As the medication management experts and the most accessible healthcareprofessionals pharmacists are in an ideal position to provide high quality timely andcost effective care for patients with chronic diseases such as high blood pressure saidlead investigator Allan Malek vice president professional affairs at the OntarioPharmacists Association We are delighted with the support that the CanadianFoundation for Pharmacy provides for practice research and their selection of ourproject Our recognition of practice research is gaining momentum and each year we receivesome very interesting and innovative projects states CFP President and AwardsCommittee chairman Ryan Itterman This work is timely and should be impactful to theprofession given the expansion of services across the provinces he added Since 1945 the Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy has been engaged in activities thatpromote the advancement of the profession of pharmacy The mission of the CFP is to bea catalyst for change developing and supporting evolving pharmacist care to optimizehealth outcomes Through itsInnovation Fund the Foundation currently supportsprojects

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  • News - Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy
    expand their services and at the same time build a viable business This belief of influencing the future is also a key driver of our Board of Directors as they oversee the activities of the Foundation In part this motivated their decision to assist the Blueprint for Pharmacy with their fundraising efforts The Blueprint for Pharmacy is a collaborative initiative for managing the changes required to align pharmacy practice with the health care needs of Canadians It represents a unified vision for the future of the profession in Canada Jobs also said Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower Innovation is at the heart of the Foundation as we continue to look for innovative practice research through our Innovation Fund Thanks to the continued support of our many supporters the Foundation is offering a 50 000 grant again this year Our review committee is currently reviewing eleven new applications and is expected to announce the winner in early November The Foundation s emphasis on leadership was also evident this year with the creation of the Wellspring Pharmacy Leadership Award inspired by friends and colleagues of Barb Wells who passed away last year this award will start in 2012 to recognize and support individual leadership within the profession of pharmacy The reception in Ottawa in June along with personal donations has provided us with just under 50 000 to endow this award for the next five years Earlier this year the CFP TEVA report which explored The Perceptions of Pharmacy by Third Party Payers was presented at the CPhA and PANS Conferences Slides are available on our website In 2011 we recognized a number of leaders who have made significant contributions to the field and profession of pharmacy in Canada Derek Desrosiers President uniPHARM Wholesalers and six time President of the BCPhA will be awarded the 2011 Pillar of Pharmacy Award for his long standing contribution to Pharmacy He will be recognized on November 8th in Vancouver The Saskatchewan College of Pharmacy was recognized as it celebrated its 100th Anniversary This date that coincided with the Pillar Dinner for Mr Bev Allen Bev Allen Assistant Professor at the University of Saskatchewan s College of Pharmacy and Nutrition was awarded the 2010 Pillar of Pharmacy Award in March in Saskatoon Congratulations to all our recipients the Foundation is proud to acknowledge and support you The Foundation also held two fundraisers this fall The Innovation Gala Dinner on November 23rd and the Pharmacy Forum on the 24th provided the audiences with insights from pharmacy stakeholders and leaders in pharmacy While providing ongoing dialogue on Who is Leading Change and The Changing Face of Pharmacy these programs will raise 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 and that is the donation of individual pharmacists from across this Country Your donation is important for several reasons While it raises much needed revenues it also sends an

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  • News - Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy
    for second terms were Ms Terri Power Account Director IMS Health Canada Returning Board Members include Dr Jake Thiessen former Hallman Director University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy Dr Lyne Lalonde Professeur agrégé Université de Montréal Faculté de pharmacie Dr Steven Semelman President Gemini Pharma Consultants Ltd Mr Teji Dhami Pharmacy Owner Shoppers Drug Mart Ms Allison Bodnar Executive Director Pharmaceutical Association of Nova Scotia Mr Marshall Moleschi Registrar BC College of Pharmacy Mr Sal Cimino Manager Pharmacy Professional Servcies Greenshield Canada The following people were nominated to the board for a first term Ms Nadine Saby CEO CACDS Dr David Hill Dean College of Pharmacy Nutrition University of Saskatchewan Mr Brian Jacobs Manager Community Pharmacy Relations Sanofi Aventis Incoming President Ryan Itterman joined the Board in 2004 and the Executive in 2008 Since this time Mr Itterman has worked diligently on behalf of the Foundation in support of its mandate to advance the profession of pharmacy while leading the Awards Committee I am pleased to have such a talented and enthusiastic group on our Board stated Mr Itterman as he welcomed the new Board We have created some tremendous momentum with the Foundation over the past few years and our goal should be to continue to capitalize on the work of the current Board I am delighted with the work of the Foundation and its emphasis on the evolving role of the pharmacist as a collaborative healthcare partner Their skills and expertise can offer a lot to patient centered care added Mr Itterman Outgoing President Bessie Wang received the Past Presidents Award presented annually by Bristol Myers Squibb On hand to present the award was Ms Katarina Mayer from BMS Canada Ms Wang thanked outgoing Board members Ms Deb Saltmarche Pharmacy Consultant Ms Rita Caldwell Director of Pharmacy Dalhousie

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  • News - Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy
    access to prescription records and activity as well as the clinical tools to enable better prescribing and counselling decisions Speaking from the perspective of industry Sean Kelly director patient access and health policy Ontario for Pfizer Canada stressed the need to challenge the status quo The cost of health care is not sustainable and patient centred care is our common opportunity he said We need to innovate how we work together to get those outcomes Kelly noted that industry can play a key role in the continuing education component necessary to get pharmacists equipped for patient centred services going forward In her dual role as Sr VP of Pharmacy Innovation in Patient Care at Shoppers Drug Mart and leader of the Canadian Pharmacy Services Initiative CPSI of the Blueprint for Pharmacy Susanne Priest is helping to drive the shift towards bringing a pharmaceutical care based model of pharmacy into reality both inside the pharmacy and in the healthcare and drug plan policy environments The recently approved CPSI model of pharmacy services sets out three levels of pharmacy services Dispensing services based on drug distribution Enhanced dispensing a medication based practice that involves more patient care services and a Pharmacy Practice model built on a more complex menu of medication and healthcare service offered on an appointment based system Pharmacists will be hearing more about the new framework over the next few weeks and months as changes are expected to come into play starting April 2011 Meanwhile in her position at the country s largest drug chain Priest is planning two educational conferences for Shoppers pharmacists designed she said to start them on a change management process towards the new services based pharmacy practice model B C is recognized as a leader for its track record of working amicably with both government and other healthcare providers to change policies affecting pharmacy services and the way they are valued B C Pharmacy Association Executive Director Marnie Mitchell gave a progress report on the provincial Medication Management demonstration project What is required now is real innovation in our thoughts and practices and in our culture In this project which kicked off September 2010 292 pharmacists in the province are providing medication management services to patients under strict research focused protocol designed to provide a true outcomes based value to the provision of pharmacy medication management services As of November 23 more than 1 110 patient encounters with 894 patients had taken place under the pilot which runs until January 2011 and will then be evaluated In other developments Mitchell noted that the provincial Pharmacy Services Agreement includes a commitment of 10 million for pharmacy clinical services in 2010 2011 25 million in 2012 13 and 35 million thereafter Although she s also based in B C Pharmasave CEO Sue Paish has seen the changes across the country impact her company in ways that vary according to provincial policy Paish who came to the world of community pharmacy from the legal profession has been

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  • News - Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy
    2010 grant theme to expand the scope of pharmacy practice Dr MacKinnon s application entitled SafetyNET Rx Development and Testing of Evaluation Guides was selected from 12 solid submissions to the Foundation Broadly speaking SafetyNET Rx is a standardized community pharmacy quality improvement program whereby pharmacists and pharmacy technicians first learn to identify and categorize specific medication errors and near misses errors intercepted before a patient receives a prescription then anonymously submit each error to a national database for subsequent analysis so pharmacy may implement practice changes to help prevent such errors from occurring again Dr MacKinnon s team will use the CFP grant to build upon two existing elements of their SafetyNet Rx initiative Specifically researchers will create how to manuals and identify learning strategies for community pharmacists and pharmacy technicians Also to be developed are standardized tools for provincial regulatory bodies to assess monitor and help pharmacies improve both quality and safety Finally these tools will undergo formal evaluations to encourage their application in practice Particularly attractive is the development of this program in Nova Scotia the first province to recently require a continuous documented quality assurance program As such SafetyNET Rx is being built upon grass roots real life situations an important factor in one of the project s main objectives which is to disseminate tools and findings for use by pharmacies and regulatory bodies in other provinces We are so pleased to be able to help advance the development and transmission of this innovative work across Canada says CFP Board Member and Awards Committee Chair Dr Steven Semelman It is a perfect fit with CFP s current emphasis to support the inclusion of cognitive services into pharmacy reimbursement models For 65 years the Foundation has fulfilled its mandate to promote the advancement of pharmacy Since 2003

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  • News - Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy
    activities that promote the advancement of the profession of pharmacy Currently the Board of Directors for the Foundation would like to focus on the transition from a reimbursement model linked solely to product distribution toward one that also includes compensation for the provision of patient based cognitive services CFP is announcing the CFP Pharmacy Innovation Fund We are pleased to announce the 2010 Pharmacy Innovation Fund request for proposals If

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