Preliminary Agenda

Friday, June 23rd, 2017
(Friday sessions are available to SDM Pharmacists who can attend without incurring extra accommodation costs)
10:00 am – 12:30 pm Opiate Dependency Program Training (Alberta Pharmacists Only)
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Using Your Additional Prescribing Authority (Alberta Pharmacists Only)
2:00 pm – 9:00 pm Conference Registration
2:45 pm – 3:45 pm Optional CE Session
Management of COPD in 2017 - The Role of the Pharmacist
Sponsored by Boehringer-Ingelheim
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Optional CE Session
Naloxone: What Pharmacists Need to Know
Sponsored by Sandoz
Saturday, June 24th, 2017
6:30 am – 5:00 pm Conference Registration
7:00 am – 8:15 am Buffet Breakfast
7:00 am – 8:15 am Alberta Breakfast
Topic:  Allergic Rhinitis
Sponsored by:  Mylan Pharmaceuticals 
8:30 am – 10:30 am General Session
  • Welcome – Ted Bisaillion, VP of Fun
  • President's Address - Sarah Davis, President, LCL
  • Business Update – Mike Motz, President, SDM
  • Pharmacy & Healthcare Update – Jeff Leger, EVP Pharmacy & Healthcare
  • Pharmacist of the Year Awards
10:30 am – 11:00 am Refreshment Break
11:00 am – 12:15 pm

Health & Wellness Session

-          What’s Coming with Blood Pressure Kiosks – Kathy D.
-          Easier Prescription Refills with Digital Pharmacy – Aaron Schrama 
-          Quarterbacking Drug Plans – Mark Rolnick

12:15 pm – 1:45 pm CDE Lunch (for CDE pharmacists only)
Diabetes in Distinct Populations - A Multifaceted Challenge with Complex Patients
​​Sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim
*Note that this session is not CCCEP
*Please ensure you have a ticket to attend (available at the Registration Desk)
12:15 pm – 4:00 pm Buffet Lunch (featuring Product Spotlight presentation on Nicotine Combination Therapy Use at 12:30 p.m. and repeated at 1:15 p.m.)
Sponsored by Johnson & Johnson 

Pharmacy Exhibits
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm Workshop Rotation
6:30 pm – 7:15 pm Associate Concept Wine & Cheese Reception (Reservation Required)
6:30 pm – 7:15 pm Cocktail Reception
7:30 pm – 11:30 pm Dinner & Entertainment
Sponsored by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare

  • Exhibitor Best Booth Award
  • Pharmacy Team Award
  • Entertainment featuring Stacey Kay followed by DJ music & dancing
Sunday, June 25th, 2017
6:30 am – 3:30 pm Conference Registration & Information Desk
7:00 am – 8:00 am Buffet Breakfast
8:00 am – 10:00 am CE Presentations:

Irritable Bowel Syndrome & Constipation: Similar but Different
Sponsored by Allergan Inc.

Biosimilars 201: Beyond the Basics of Biosimilars
Sponsored by Amgen Canada Inc.
10:00 am – 10:15 am Refreshment Break
10:15 am – 11:15 am Workshop Rotation
11:30 am – 12:30 pm Workshop Rotation
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Buffet Lunch
1:30 pm – 3:15 pm Closing General Session
  • Keynote Speaker - #Putting Happiness First, Neil Pasricha
  • Closing Remarks

CE Sessions

Saturday, June 24 & Sunday, June 25

Pain and Medical Cannabis
Presented by Danial Schecter MD, CCFP
Amidst Canada's growing opioid epidemic, pharmacists play a key role in managing patients with chronic pain. This CE program will present real-life patient cases to illustrate medical cannabis efficacy in pain management and will provide an overview of clinical trials showing the reduction in opioid consumption as well as the synergistic interactions between cannabinoid and opioid analgesics.
5 For 5: Finding Opportunities to Improve Outcomes in your Daily Practice
Presented by Mike Boivin, RPh
Everyday opportunities present in pharmacy practice where pharmacists can quickly and effectively improve the health of their patient.  This CE will provide pharmacists with 5 interventions in 5 conditions that can be completed in under 5 minutes for commonly seen patients in pharmacy practice.
Recognizing Value in Professional Services
Presented by Fusion Learning Inc

This learning experience will provide Pharmacists with best practices, tools and practice to offer customers new expanded scope services.
Optimizing Pharmaceutical Care in ADHD, Anxiety and Depression: A Case-Based Approach
Presented by:  Jamie Kellar, BScHK, BScPhm, PharmD    
This presentation will use patient case presentations to identify and resolve common drug therapy problems for individuals with depression, anxiety and ADHD in primary care settings.