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CPPD Update 2019 Learning Programs — Self-paced, 9.25 CEUs

The CPPD Update 2019 Learning Programs were developed to support British Columbia Pharmacy professionals.

  • CPPD Update 2019: Cannabis — # of CEUs: 0.75 (BC-2019-005-ISP)
    Presenter: Shelina Rayani, BSc(Pharm), RPh, ACPR, CSPI 
  • CPPD Update 2019: Contraception — # of CEUs: 1.5 (BC-2019-007-ISP)
    Presenter: Judith A. Soon, BSc(Pharm), RPh, ACPR, MSc, Dipl(Epi & Biostats), PhD, FCSHP
  • CPPD Update 2019: Health Infomatics — # of CEUs: 1.5 (BC-2019-010-ISP)
    Presenter: Jason Min, BSc(Pharm), RPh 
  • CPPD Update 2019: Hepatitis C — # of CEUs: 1.5 (BC-2019-009-ISP)
    Presenter: Trana Hussaini, BSc(Pharm), PharmD, ACPR, RPh 
  • CPPD Update 2019: Kidney Disease Patients — # of CEUs: 1.5 (BC-2019-008-ISP)
    Presenter: Fong Chan, BSc(Pharm), PharmD, ACPR, RPh
  • CPPD Update 2019: Living with HIV — # of CEUs: 0.75 (BC-2019-012-ISP)
    Presenter: Alan Samuelson, BSc(Pharm), Hospital Pharmacy Resident (University Hospital, Edm.) 
  • CPPD Update 2019: Mythbusting 101 — # of CEUs: 1.0 (BC-2019-011-ISP)
    Presenter: James McCormack, BSc(Pharm), PharmD 
  • CPPD Update 2019: Taking A Critical Look at Probiotics — # of CEUs: 0.75 (BC-2019-006-ISP)
    Presenter: Desiree Nielsen, BSc, RD 

Expiry Date: September 25, 2020

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HEPATITIS C UPDATE: HOW TO MANAGE HCV THERAPY WITH THE NEXT GENERATION DIRECT ACTING ANTIVIRALS

Presentation Title: Hepatitis C Update: How to Manage HCV Therapy with the Next Generation Direct Acting Antivirals
Presenter: Trana Hussaini, BSc(Pharm), PharmD, ACPR, RPh
Duration: 1 hour 21 mins
# of CEUs: 1.5 (BC-2019-009-ISP)
Expiry Date: September 25, 2020

Course Description:
Three Hepatitis C medications were in the Top 10 Medications reimbursed by PharmaCare in 2016/17. This workshop will provide hands-on and practical information on how to manage patients with chronic hepatitis C receiving Direct Acting Antiviral (DAA) regimens. Topics will include patient screening, therapy selection/optimization, common drug-drug interactions, medication coverage, and a chance to work through mini case vignettes.

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HEY GOOGLE, HOW SHOULD I USE THESE MOBILE APPS IN MY PRACTICE?

Presentation Title: Hey Google, How Should I Use These Mobile Apps in My Practice?
Presenter: Jason Min, BSc(Pharm), RPh
Duration: 49:55 mins
# of CEUs: 1.5 (BC-2019-010-ISP)
Expiry Date: September 25, 2020

Course Description:
The use of online references and smartphone apps are increasingly being relied upon to improve efficiency and efficacy of pharmaceutical care. In this interactive session, learn how to avoid common pitfalls and challenges with these critically important tools and take away the skills necessary to make a change in your practice tomorrow. Make sure you bring your smartphone!

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Insulin Injection Technique

Presentation Title: Insulin Injection Technique 
Presenter: Adeline Tan, BSc(Pharm), CDE
Duration: 17 mins
CEUs Unavailable

Course Description:
This workshop will review proper insulin injection technique.

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International Pharmacy Graduate (IPG)

The Canadian Pharmacy Practice Program (CP3) is designed for:

  • International Pharmacy Graduates (IPGs) 
  • Canadian-trained pharmacists looking to re-enter practice or update core skills
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LIVING WITH HIV: A PATIENT’S PERSPECTIVE

Presentation Title: Living with HIV: A Patient's Perspective
Presenter: Alan Samuelson, BSc(Pharm), Hospital Pharmacy Resident (University Hospital, Edm.)
Duration: 31:30 mins
# of CEUs: 0.75 (BC-2019-012-ISP)
Expiry Date: September 25, 2020

Course Description:
In Canada, there are approximately 75,000 people living with HIV. Approximately 25% of this population are unaware of their HIV status. In the early 1980s, Alan contracted HIV from a contaminated blood transfusion. In spite of experiencing various symptoms and attending multiple medical appointments spanning over a 5
year period, he was never properly diagnosed nor given an HIV test. Alan recently confirmed his diagnosis and he is going to share his powerful story during this educational presentation.

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Medical Abortion: The Evolving Role of the Pharmacist

Presentation Title: Medical Abortion: The Evolving Role of the Pharmacist
Presenter: Judith A. Soon  BSc(Pharm), RPh, ACPR, MSc, Dipl (Epi & Biostats), PhD, FCSHP
Duration: 69 mins
# CEUs: 1.25 CEUs (BC-2018-019 –ISP)
Expiry Date: October 31, 2020

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the updated Health Canada approved regimen for medical abortion;
  2. Identify the evolving role of the pharmacist to counsel patients receiving a medical abortion;
  3. Review the drug profile for medications used in evidence-based treatment for medical abortion; and
  4. Recognize the benefits of the online national support network (CAPS) for health professionals.
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MYTHBUSTING 2018: “STUFF YOU THOUGHT WAS RIGHT BUT IS WRONG AND STUFF YOU THOUGHT WAS WRONG BUT IS RIGHT.”

Presentation Title: Mythbusting 2018: "Stuff You Thought Was Right But Is Wrong And Stuff You Thought Was Wrong But Is Right"
Presenter: James McCormack, BSc(Pharm), PharmD
Duration: 54:14 mins
# of CEUs: 1.0 (BC-2019-011-ISP)
Expiry Date: September 25, 2020

Course Description:
In this session, James will explore and review a number of medical and psuedo medical beliefs that may or may not be correct. In reviewing these myths and realities, registrants will be able to assess how well treatments work or do not work with respect to these following topics:

  1. Cardiovascular Disease (E.g. Statins, Blood Pressure, Lipid/Glucose Measurements)
  2. Nutritional Recommendations (E.g. “low fat“, “low carb“, “low taste“)
  3. Medications for Symptom Managment (E.g. Pain, Depression)
  4. Other random myths
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RESOURCES TO HELP OPTIMIZE PHARMACEUTICAL CARE OF KIDNEY DISEASE PATIENTS

Presentation Title: Resources to Help Optimize Pharmaceutical Care of Kidney Disease Patients
Presenter: Fong Chan, BSc(Pharm), PharmD, ACPR, RPh
Duration: 1 hour 12 mins
# of CEUs: 1.5 (BC-2019-008-ISP)
Expiry Date: September 25, 2020

Course Description:
Approximately 1 in 10 British Columbians have some form of significant kidney disease. This workshop is an interactive session using case examples where we will focus on how online renal-related resources can improve the care of our patients with kidney disease. You will need your mobile device/handheld computer for this session.

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TAKING A CRITICAL LOOK AT PROBIOTICS

Presentation Title: Taking a Critical Look at Probiotics
Presenter: Desiree Nielsen, BSc, RD
Duration: 41:10 mins
# of CEUs: 0.75 (BC-2019-006-ISP)
Expiry Date: September 25, 2020

Course Description:
Probiotics are challenging to navigate as an evidence-based health care professional. There are vast amounts of commercially available products on the market. Desiree will share what is known on the role of the microbiome in chronic disease, and how probiotics may be of benefit in different conditions. She will also discuss how to interpret the evidence on probiotics and share evidence-informed tools for selecting a probiotic for your patients.

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THERAPEUTIC DECISION MAKING FOR CONTRACEPTION

Presentation Title: Therapeutic Decision Making for Contraception
Presenter: Judith A. Soon, BSc(Pharm), RPh, ACPR, MSc, Dipl(Epi & Biostats), PhD, FCSHP
Duration: 1 hour 26 mins
# of CEUs: 1.5 (BC-2019-007-ISP)
Expiry Date: September 25, 2020

Course Description:
Being able to plan a pregnancy can have positive impacts on health, education, workplace and financial stability. Currently, nearly one-third of Canadian women will have at least one abortion. This workshop will provide pharmacists with practical contraceptive training on how to encourage and support patient use of more effective forms of contraception.

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Update on Cannabis

Presentation Title: Update on Cannabis
Presenter: Shelina Rayani, BSc(Pharm), RPh, ACPR, CSPI 
Duration: 50:46 mins
# of CEUs: 0.75 (BC-2019-005-ISP)
Expiry Date: September 25, 2020

Course Description:
This presentation provides an overview of Cannabis and its use for medicinal or recreational purposes, empowering pharmacists to play a more active role in counselling patients on appropriate use, drug interactions and management of side effects. Emerging safety concerns since its legalization will also be presented.

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UVic Continuing Studies: Palliative Care Pharmacy

Palliative Care Pharmacy is an exclusively online course and designed for the learning needs of pharmacists to acquire specialized knowledge to support palliative care patients, family, health and community care nurses and general practitioners. The Canadian Council on Continuing Education in Pharmacy has accredited Palliative Care Pharmacy for 18 CEUs. The first offering runs from January 27 – March 6, 2020.

Learners can anticipate to spend 3-4 hours per week engaged in the interactive online learning platform and supported by an instructor who works as a Critical Care clinical pharmacy specialist. More information can also be found on the Palliative Care Pharmacy course page on the UVic Continuing Studies website.

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