Preliminary Agenda

Friday, April 28th, 2017
(Friday sessions are available to SDM Pharmacists who can attend without incurring extra accommodation costs)
2:00 pm – 9:00 pm Conference Registration & Information
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
5:10 pm – 6:10 pm Optional CE Session
Evolving Perspectives on Atopic Dermatitis
In partnership with Sanofi Genzyme
Saturday, April 29th, 2017
6:45 am – 5:00 pm Conference Registration & Information
7:00 am – 8:15 am Buffet Breakfast
7:00 am – 8:15 am CDE Breakfast (for CDE pharmacists only)
Using Enhanced Glucometers to Improve Diabetes Care and Increase Service Delivery
Sponsored by Ascensia Diabetes Care
8:30 am – 10:30 am General Session
  • Welcome – Ted Bisaillion, VP of Fun
  • President's Address - Sarah Davis, President, Loblaw Companies Limited
  • Business Update – Mike Motz, President, Shoppers Drug Mart
  • Pharmacy & Healthcare Update – Jeff Leger, EVP Pharmacy & Healthcare
  • Pharmacist of the Year Awards
    • Sponsored by Apotex Inc. & Sterimax
10:30 am – 11:00 am Refreshment Break
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Health & Wellness Sessions
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm CDE Lunch (for CDE pharmacists only)
Diabetes in Distinct Populations - A Multifaceted Challenge with Complex Patients
Sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Pharmacy Exhibits & 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
2:00 pm – 4:15 pm CE Sessions & Exhibits
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm CE Sessions
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, April 30th, 2017
6:45 am – 3:30 pm Conference Registration & Information
7:00 am – 7:20 am Stretch with Tracey (wear comfortable conference attire)
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
  • #Putting Happiness First - Neil Pasricha, Keynote Speaker
  • Closing Comments and Prizes - Jeff Leger, EVP, Pharmacy & Healthcare

CE Sessions

Saturday, April 29 & Sunday, April 30

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.
Quarterbacking Private Drug Plans – How Pharmacy Can Help
Presented by Mark Rolnick
High cost drugs are placing growing pressure on private drug plans, causing employers to seek cost savings measures to ensure the sustainability of their plans. Learn about how your private plan patients are being impacted by emerging employer programs such as mail order PPNs and formularies, and opportunities for you to better serve them via new HealthWATCH Drug Plan.