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.
 
The conference will be held on Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28 at the Toronto Congress Centre, 650 Dixon Road, in Toronto.  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 Toronto.
  • Pharmacists scheduled to work on Saturday and Sunday of the conference will be eligible for regular wages for all their scheduled shifts.  Those not scheduled to work Saturday and Sunday 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 Saturday evening if desired.  In addition, pharmacists who must arrive to the conference site on Friday due to travel restrictions (greater than a one hour drive from the conference facility) will be eligible for accommodation on Friday evening as well. 
  • We will be offering two additional CE Sessions on Friday, April 26 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!

Sincerely,


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Karen Bossin
Director, Conferences & Events