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  • News - Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy
    noted David Palmer vice president of advancement at the University of Toronto during his address at the Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy s Pillar of Pharmacy Awards dinner Speakers at the gala dinner lauded not only Koffler s achievements for Shoppers Drug Mart an iconic Canadian institution said Palmer but also his many and far reaching philanthropic commitments Often with his wife Marvelle by his side Koffler has contributed his time and funding to support pharmacy business education scientific and medical research the arts the prevention of drug abuse and business programs for Aboriginal Canadians The federal government named Koffler to the Order of Canada in 1977 and promoted him to Officer of Canada in 1996 Murray is always all about people said his oldest son Leon chairman of Super Pharm Pharmacy in Israel He starts with meeting people s needs and helping them meet their goals He would always say Build upon the people and the business is sure to follow That philosophy is still behind much of the advice Koffler shares during monthly conversations with Shoppers Drug Mart s current president and CEO Dominic Pilla I went to his home and discovered someone with an undiminished passion for Canada and Canada s healthcare system He is a visionary stated Pilla When he took to the stage the 89 year old pharmacist who graduated in 1946 was as likely to share jokes as he was words of wisdom After thanking his wife children and grandchildren many of whom were in the audience Koffler quoted from his well thumbed copy of A Guide for the Advanced Soul by Susan Hayward It is good to have an end to journey towards But it is the journey that matters in the end Dr Wayne Hindmarsh dean emeritus of the Leslie Dan Faculty of

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  • News - Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy
    uptake and effectiveness of expanded pharmacy services She is part of a research project that is looking at the use of facilitation in pharmacy practice By enrolling in the facilitation workshop through McGill University s School of Continuing Studies she hopes to get a broad exposure to techniques used in other business sectors that can be transferred to the pharmacy profession Sherilyn Houle Jamie Kellar spends most of her time teaching and mentoring pharmacy students and residents via her role as a Pharmacy Clinician Educator at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy University of Toronto and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Committed to completing a PhD in Health Professions Education at Maastricht University in the Netherlands she says the program is aimed at creating leaders who will revolutionize education internationally The current changes in pharmacy education and expanding scopes of practice offer significant opportunities for Canadian pharmacists to redefine and reposition themselves as clinicians says Kellar Jamie Kellar Associate Registrar of Quality Assurance with the Newfoundland and Labrador Pharmacy Board Noelle Patten is excited about the expansion of pharmacists scope of practice and wants to develop the leadership skills needed to support pharmacists and pharmacy techs as they navigate these changes She will begin studies at McMaster University leading to a Masters of Health Management degree and a Certified Health Executive designation Pharmacy needs leaders who understand the challenges facing the larger healthcare system and who can be a part of strategic effort to overcome those obstacles she says Noelle Patten A recent University of British Columbia pharmacy grad Aaron Sihota saw the need to support new practitioners in developing business skills Through the help of the Wellspring award he has developed a pilot project with a series of workshops that will offer new grads the opportunity to

    Original URL path: http://cfpnet.ca/en/news/details/id/170 (2016-04-27)
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  • Events - Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy
    Perceptions of Pharmacy Grants Awards Innovation Fund Grant Pillar of Pharmacy Award Wellspring Leadership Awards CFP AFPC Graduate Student Award Past President Award Rx D Industrial Student Award Corporate Recognition Award Events Pillar of Pharmacy Dinner Innovation Gala Wellspring Leadership Awards Reception Charity Golf Classic Pharmacy Forum Supporting Innovation in Pharmacy for a Healthier Canada You have an error in your SQL syntax check the manual that corresponds to your

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  • News - Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy
    of Shoppers Drug Mart in Toronto spoke about his research in examining the benefit of pharmacist home medication reviews for non homebound patients with the ultimate goal being to extend Ontario funding in this regard University of Saskatchewan s Dr Jeff Taylor expanded on the need for documenting and disseminating information about the role of pharmacists in the treatment of minor ailments CFP saw that Canadian pharmacists needed this information and without support we would have stalled early on he said via video clip This support is helping us achieve something that will benefit payers government and patients Attendees also heard from keynote speaker Suzanne McGurn assistant deputy minister and executive officer Ontario Public Drug Plans She stressed the need for stronger partnerships between pharmacy and government that put patients front and centre We know pharmacists are highly educated trusted members of your family s healthcare team and they are professionals who are held to a high standard of practice she told the audience It s important to maintain that trusted position as we are only as good as the lowest common ability therefore we must ensure we respond to concerns that are identified even if they don t apply to you because they can impact your profession McGurn highlighted the success of Ontario s MedsCheck initiative in prompting the government to expand the program to people with diabetes and in long term care Approximately 2 5 million Ontarians have received a MedsCheck service in close to nine years she said But she also pointed to the need for government to continually assess the value of these programs and ensure they are being provided consistently I believe that in any work that we do we need to keep the recipient of care at the forefront of all actions policy education

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  • News - Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy
    In addition to practising their golf swing attendees heard from Neil Corner GM Health Access and Outcomes at IMS Brogan on how pharmaceutical companies could be improving patients access to medicine in Canada using real world evidence According to a recent report conducted by IMS Brogan for Rx D access to medicine in Canada compared to other countries is seriously lagging in terms of public drug plan reimbursement However Corner noted that several organizations in Europe openly encourage the gathering of evidence on the utilization and outcomes of medications in the real world to support insights traditionally delivered through clinical trials and that this idea is gaining traction in Canada as well IMS Brogan supports the evidence generation for many pharmaceutical companies in Canada for these purposes with a focus on generating burden of illness insights listing status improvement productivity analyses and patient sub group analyses to name a few said Corner adding that his company has recently launched the Health Access and Outcomes team to support these initiatives Corner says the difference today is the availability of such evidence to demonstrate to payers that innovative medicines can reduce costs in other areas such as hospitalizations and re admissions The

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  • News - Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy
    Pharmacy Perceptions of Pharmacy Grants Awards Innovation Fund Grant Pillar of Pharmacy Award Wellspring Leadership Awards CFP AFPC Graduate Student Award Past President Award Rx D Industrial Student Award Corporate Recognition Award Events Pillar of Pharmacy Dinner Innovation Gala Wellspring Leadership Awards Reception Charity Golf Classic Pharmacy Forum Supporting Innovation in Pharmacy for a Healthier Canada You have an error in your SQL syntax check the manual that corresponds to

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  • News - Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy
    2015 Changing Face of Pharmacy Perceptions of Pharmacy Grants Awards Innovation Fund Grant Pillar of Pharmacy Award Wellspring Leadership Awards CFP AFPC Graduate Student Award Past President Award Rx D Industrial Student Award Corporate Recognition Award Events Pillar of Pharmacy Dinner Innovation Gala Wellspring Leadership Awards Reception Charity Golf Classic Pharmacy Forum Supporting Innovation in Pharmacy for a Healthier Canada News You have an error in your SQL syntax check

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  • News - Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy
    Foundation for Pharmacy during a wealth management symposium held in Toronto in October The invitation only half day event brought together some 55 owners from all the major banners to hear subject experts provide strategic financial planning advice We touched on all the areas that affect an independent pharmacy business owner s life says Mike Jaczko a partner at K J Harrison and Partners who hosted the event We brought information to the attendees based on pharmacy business in the areas of structure and tax as well as transition and strategic wealth investing In lieu of an attendance fee participants made donations raising a total of 5 000 for the Foundation I ve always been a big fan of CFP because I feel its goals and objectives align with mine This was a way to give back in some unique way says Jaczko Now these owners can go back to their accountants and lawyers and financial advisers and ask some important strategic questions Jaczko says he has had interest in taking the symposium cross country with invitations to do at least two more sessions in the new year in the Maritimes and Prairies We re very grateful for the contribution

    Original URL path: http://cfpnet.ca/en/news/details/id/179 (2016-04-27)
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