MOVA LEUNG, BSc.Phm., Pharm.D. BCOP
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Session 5

Thursday, May 25, 2017 – 10:15 am to 10:35 am

Topic: Supporting the Cancer Patient/Survivor in Community Pharmacy – From oral medications to psychosocial support.

This session will provide an overview of the potential role of community pharmacists in supporting cancer patients from prevention to survivorship and end of life. Focus will be on supporting the cancer patient with symptom management and psychosocial support throughout the treatment phase and into survivorship. Alignment will be made to provincial initiatives in order to co-ordinate the impact of initiatives to support the cancer patient/survivor in community pharmacy.

Rose Patodia, BScPhm, CGP
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Session 6

Thursday, May 25, 2017 – 10:15 am to 10:35 am

Topic: A Mentally Healthy Community: The evolving role of pharmacists.

One in five Canadians will experience a mental health problem or illness this year, and every year. By the time they reach the age of 40, a full half of Canadians will have or presently are experiencing one or more of the wide spectrum of issues this encompasses. Virtually all of them will know and love somebody who experiences these challenges too, yet persistent stigma and discrimination push these issues into the shadows. Healthcare and allied health providers are not immune to this stigma. By speaking up, sharing stories, and communicating the new basics of mental health in a more understandable and applicable manner, Mark Henick begins to break down the silos that have traditionally surrounded matters of mental illness. His approach to mental health is built on an interdisciplinary, biopsychosocial, community-based model, within which pharmacist have a key role to play. That model, and the role of pharmacists in it, will be discussed in this session.