The Ontario Pharmacists Association is the largest advocacy organization, continuing education, and drug information provider for pharmacy professionals in Canada.
Fifteen pharmacists created the Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA) when they came together to act on issues affecting their profession. That was in 1907, and since then CPhA has been the national voice for pharmacists.
The Ontario College of Pharmacists (OCP), incorporated in 1871, is the registering and regulating body for the profession of pharmacy in Ontario.
As patients and societies expectations continue to evolve, pharmacy professionals are increasingly relied upon to use their knowledge, skills, and abilities to make decisions that positively impact patient health outcomes. In this video, College CEO & Registrar Marshall Moleschi examines the shift in focus that must take place within our profession to meet these evolving needs.
Dr. Farrell’s research interests include evaluating evolving pharmacist roles, educational needs of pharmacists and innovative models to improve medication-related care for the elderly.
The University of Toronto has just launched its ‘ Optimizing Patient Care program’ – a series of educational modules developed to help pharmacists and pharmacy technicians embrace their changing scope of practice. There are some excellent learnings within on clinical decision making, dealing with differences in opinion (pharmacist/physician) and documentation.
Members who are looking for accredited on line learning programs may find this program of interest: Simplifying Mealtime Insulin – New Opportunities in Diabetes.
With a goal of Crime Prevention to reduce theft or robbery, the Hamilton Police Service is asking local pharmacies to audit their narcotic dispensing methods and security procedures.