Update 2019 Conference

Update 2019 Conference

Update 2019 Conference
Date:  Saturday, March 2, 2019
Time: 8:00am - 5:00pm (Registration starts at 8:00am)
Location: UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2405 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, BC

We have prepared this one-minute video for you to get a glimpse into this year's conference proceedings!

This one-day continuing professional development program is targeted to pharmacy professionals and all healthcare providers who wish to update their knowledge and skills. You can obtain the Update 2019 Conference brochure at https://tinyurl.com/UBCCPPDUpdate2019Brochure.

Conference Learning Objectives

By the end of the program the learner will be able to:
1. Utilize practical and relevant medical information in educating patients about Cannabis use.
2. Differentiate between Probiotics and discuss the evidence related to their use.
3. Inform patients and help select the best Contraceptive Method for their Reproductive Health needs.
4. Use online renal-related resources to optimize care of patients with Kidney Disease.
5. Educate and manage patients with Chronic Hepatitis C who are receiving Direct Acting Antivirals.
6. Assess and appraise various Online References and Apps available for use in your health care practice.
7. Employ techniques and considerations from a patient’s perspective to better manage patients with HIV.
8. Incorporate evidence regarding common medical beliefs into shared-informed decision making with patients.

Program Providers

This conference is provided by the Division of Continuing Pharmacy Professional Development, UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences.


The program has been approved for CE Credits using the Canadian Council for Continuing Education in Pharmacy (CCCEP) Accreditation Standards and Guidelines.

BC File #: BC-2019-002
Credits: 6.25 CEUs

A Statement of Attendance will be available online following the conference. Before obtaining the CEU statement, you are required to complete the online evaluation. The online evaluation and the CEU statement will be accessible from Saturday, March 2, 2019 after 5pm to Monday, April 1, 2019.


8:00 am 

Registration (Coffee and Muffins)

8:30 am

Welcoming Remarks
Dr. Michael Coughtrie, Dean, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, UBC

Room #1101

9:00 am

Update on Cannabis              
Shelina Rayani, BSc(Pharm), RPh, ACPR, CSPI   

Room #1101

9:45 am

Taking a Critical Look at Probiotics
Desiree Nielsen, BSc, RD

Room #1101

10:30 am

Nutrition Break

10:45 am

Four Concurrent Workshops — *please choose One AM Workshop


AM #1: Therapeutic Decision Making for Contraception
Judith A. Soon, BSc(Pharm), RPh, ACPR,  MSc, Dipl(Epi & Biostats), PhD, FCSHP

Room #3208

AM #2: Resources to Help Optimize Pharmaceutical Care of Kidney Disease Patients
Fong Chan, BSc(Pharm), PharmD, ACPR, RPh
*You will need your mobile device/handheld computer for this session.

Room #3206

AM #3: Hepatitis C Update: How to Manage HCV Therapy with the Next Generation Direct Acting Antivirals
Trana Hussaini, BSc(Pharm), Pharm D, ACPR, RPh

Room #3202

AM #4: Hey Google, How Should I Use These Mobile Apps in My Practice?
Jason Min, BSc(Pharm), RPh
*Make sure you bring your smartphone!

Room #3340

12:15 pm

Lunch (provided)  *note room changes for afternoon workshops

1:15 pm

Concurrent Workshops Repeated — *please choose One PM Workshop


PM #1: Contraception 

*Room #3202

PM #2: Kidney Disease

*Room #3208

PM #3: Hepatitis C

*Room #3340

PM #4: Mobile Apps

*Room #3206

2:45 pm

Nutrition Break

3:00 pm

Living with HIV: A Patient’s Perspective
Alan Samuelson, BSc(Pharm), Hospital Pharmacy Resident (University Hospital, Edm.)

Room #1101

3:45 pm

Mythbusting 2018: “Stuff You Thought was Right But is Wrong and Stuff You Thought was Wrong But is Right.” 
James McCormack, BSC(Pharm), PharmD

Room #1101

4:45 pm

Final Remarks, Evaluations, Door Prize Draws

Room #1101

5:00 pm


Please choose ONE AM workshop and ONE PM workshop with different topics.
Online Registration Deadline and Fee

$250.00: Pharmacists and other Health Professionals
$195.00: Pharmacy Technicians and Assistants
$135.00: Full-time students and Residents

$270.00: Pharmacists and other Health Professionals
$235.00: Pharmacy Technicians and Assistants
$170.00: Full-time students and Residents

Online Registration Deadline - Midnight, Monday, February 25, 2019
Receipts of payment are issued by email only.

Onsite Registration

There will be no onsite registration. In order to guarantee registration, advance registration and payment is required.

Cancellation and Refunds (No refunds will be made for withdrawals after 12pm on Friday, February 15, 2019.)

UBC CPPD reserves the right to restrict enrollment, cancel, postpone or otherwise modify announced courses due to inadequate registration or other causes beyond its control. Refunds will be made (less $35 processing fee) only upon written notice of withdrawal (email is acceptable) and tax receipt by 12pm on Friday, February 15, 2019. No refunds will be made for withdrawals after 12pm on Friday, February 15, 2019.


The online handouts will be accessible from Friday, February 22 after 12pm to Monday, April 1, 2019. Please print your own copy of the handout if you wish to have a paper copy at the conference.


Thunderbird Parkade is the closest parkade to the conference location. Please visit the following link for a map of UBC Campus and directions to the parkade: http://www.maps.ubc.ca/?551.


Please visit the following website for UBC Conferences & Accommodation: https://ubcconferences.com/.



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