Master of Ceremonies

Ted Bisaillion, V.P. of Fun

Ted has been vaccinated for flu, rabies, distemper and Dutch Elm disease so he should be good to go at this year’s conference.
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Keynote Speaker

2019 Shoppers Drug Mart Pharmacist Conference
Closing General Session
Keynote Address

Timothy Caulfield,
Professor of Health Law and Science Policy


Health Noise: Is Popular Culture Destroying Science?
Pop culture has a profound influence on people’s health and that our ideals of beauty and success are framed by a celebrity-dominated worldview.  In this fun and provocative presentation, Timothy Caulfield will examine what science tells us about the influence of popular culture on everything from nutrition to vaccination to the utilization of bizarre and unproven therapies. He will debunk common health myths and provide practical, evidence-based, recommendations about what really works, including highlighting the value of simply eating well and embracing a healthy, active lifestyle.   
Professor Caulfield is a Canada Research Chair in Health Law and Policy and a Professor in the Faculty of Law and the School of Public Health at the University of Alberta. He has been the Research Director of the Health Law Institute at the University of Alberta since 1993.
Over the past several years, he has been involved in a variety of interdisciplinary research endeavours that have allowed him to publish over 300 articles and book chapters. He is a Fellow of the Trudeau Foundation and the Principal Investigator for a number of large interdisciplinary projects that explore the ethical, legal and health policy issues associated with a range of topics, including stem cell research, genetics, patient safety, the prevention of chronic disease, obesity policy, the commercialization of research, complementary and alternative medicine, and access to health care.