Dear Full-time pharmacist,
This year’s conference theme is MOMENTUM.  While Shoppers Drug Mart is facing continued headwinds and retail disruption, this theme is reflective of the MOMENTUM we have been building together towards our Company’s strategy and positive developments to continue leading in the market and to further strengthen our connections with Canadians.

Please note that the Calgary Pharmacy and Wellness Conference will begin on Thursday, and end on Saturday to adhere to any Father’s Day celebrations.

The conference will be held on Friday, June 14 and Saturday, June 15 at the Calgary Telus Convention Centre, 120-9th Avenue SE, in Calgary.  Your Associate-owner recognizes that pharmacists value on-going learning and development and supports these activities by providing this unique opportunity to you and your colleagues.

Below are a few important details that pharmacists have asked about at previous conferences. Please feel free to discuss any additional questions or comments with your Associate-owner.
  • Full-time pharmacists working an average of 28 or more hours per week at their home store are strongly encouraged to attend the 2019 Shoppers Drug Mart Pharmacist Conference in Calgary.
  • Pharmacists scheduled to work on Friday and Saturday of the conference will be eligible for regular wages for all their scheduled shifts.  Those not scheduled to work Friday and Saturday of the conference will not be paid additional wages to attend.
  • Air travel is approved only for pharmacists who live greater than four hours from the conference site.  Accommodations are available for all pharmacists on Friday evening if desired.  In addition, pharmacists who must arrive to the conference site on Thursday due to travel restrictions (greater than a one hour drive from the conference facility) will be eligible for accommodation on Thursday evening as well. 
  • We will be offering two additional CE Sessions on Thursday, June 13 for those pharmacists that can attend without incurring any additional costs.  Vehicle travel to and from the conference should be discussed with your Associate-owner.
We look forward to seeing you at the conference!


Karen Bossin
Director, Conferences & Events