The Expanding Scope of Canadian Pharmacy

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Mar 30 2023


7:45 am - 8:45 am

Join our panel discussion!

Come and learn about recent changes in pharmacy prescribing rights in Ontario, and about the expanding scope of Canadian pharmacy, and what that means for pharmacists and your brand.

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  • John Papastergiou
    John Papastergiou
    Assistant Professor, Associate Owner Shoppers Drug Mart, International Speaker, Researcher

    Owner and operator of four Shoppers Drug Mart locations in downtown Toronto. Received an appointment as an adjunct assistant professor at the School of Pharmacy, University of Waterloo in 2014 and was cross appointed at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto in 2016.

    In addition to managing a large business, John employs his unique background in clinical research to explore an expanded role for the community pharmacist. He is currently actively involved in a number of research initiatives that investigate this expanded role. In 2014 he was appointed to the Ontario Pharmacist Research Collaboration (OPEN). John strongly believes that the accessibility of the community pharmacist places them in a unique position to actively screen and monitor patients for various chronic diseases. His primary goal is to employ quantitative methods to validate the effectiveness of various innovative clinical programs and, ultimately, use his work as a template for future clinics in community pharmacies across Ontario, and nationally. Most recently, he implemented one of the first frontline community pharmacist-directed pharmacogenomics clinics in Canada. His work in this area won first prize at the 76th FIP World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

    John can be heard regularly on the Goldhawk Fights Back Show on AM740/FM96.7 Zoomer Radio.

  • Rita Dhami
    Rita Dhami
    Director, Professional Affairs of Canadian Pharmacists Association

    Dr. Rita Dhami is an active hospital pharmacist, educator and researcher.

    She maintains a clinical role as Pharmacist for the London Health Sciences Antimicrobial Stewardship Program and has led a number of practice initiatives related to improving the use of antimicrobials. Research interests include evaluating the impact of antimicrobial stewardship initiatives on antimicrobial prescribing practices and C.difficile infections.

    She is also has a keen interest in inter-professional education and has been actively involved in teaching medications to Medicine, Nursing, Social Work, and Physical Therapy from the practicing clinician to an undergraduate student. She is an active participant in Interprofessional Education Day held with the Western University.

  • Sandra Hanna
    Sandra Hanna
    RPh., Chief Executive Officer of the Neighbourhood Pharmacy Association of Canada

    Gold Links Health Solutions Ltd. is a forward-thinking management consultancy specializing in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries. We liaise between stakeholders in the industry to develop symbiotic relationships that drive revenue and improve workflow efficiencies, in turn improving access to superior quality patient care.

    Our sister company, gl events, brings healthcare industry stakeholders together to interact, learn and collaborate with one another through top of the line conferences, advisory boards and events to forge and foster relationships that push the boundaries.

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