Suzanne Singh, BScPhm, PharmD, RPh
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Session 1

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 – 9:45 am to 10:05 am

Topic: Lessons Learned from the Family Health Team Model – How can community pharmacists (realistically) build strong networks when co-location doesn’t exist?

Communication between community pharmacists and other health care providers, specifically family doctors, is typically limited, and is often perceived as administrative and even ineffective at times. While geographic separation is commonly cited as an obstacle to the integration of community pharmacists into the primary health care team and other health care networks, this session will highlight the complex interplay of barriers that may impede community pharmacists in becoming truly accessed and valued as a core member of the health care system. This session will offer strategies for community pharmacists to bridge gaps and strengthen collaborative networks, considering system-based and practice-site perspectives.

Rose Patodia, BScPhm, CGP
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Session 2

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 – 9:45 am to 10:05 am

Topic: Optimizing Business Outcomes through PharmD Student Rotations – Creating a win-win experience.

With the move to the entry level PharmD program at universities across Canada, there is an increasing need for high quality experiential placements to help bring theory into practice. Now, more than ever, practitioners play an integral role in helping to shape the future of our profession. So, what does this mean to the pharmacy business? In addition to just “doing the right thing” for the profession, why should you offer placements to pharmacy students? In this interactive session, you will learn about how students can improve your outcomes by enhancing patient care and patient satisfaction, contributing to more efficient service delivery, and providing your pharmacy teams with more opportunities to offer and bill for professional services.