Educational Sessions

We are thrilled to present the following

Educational Sessions during the  2024 PAS Conference! 

Connecting Patients with Hormone Therapy – Women’s Health with Menopause 

  • Examine the use of hormone therapy during menopause from previous practice to its current use in practice.
  • Review the use of non-pharmacological therapies independently and in conjunction with hormone therapies to optimize patient care.
  • Interpret individual patient concerns to address the appropriate usage of hormone therapy in menopause.
  • Utilize decision making tools for clinical practitioners in conjunction with patients to optimize patient care.

Advancing your Practice with Students’ Help

  • Describe the benefits of integrating pharmacy and pharmacy technician students into the daily workflow within the pharmacy practice.
  • Develop strategies to integrate pharmacy technicians and pharmacy students into community pharmacies while maintaining high-quality patient care.
  • Improve collaboration between pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and students to enhance the learning environment and improve operational efficiency.
  • Outline specific tasks or projects that can be assigned to students, which are both beneficial to pharmacy operations and student’s educational outcomes.

Work-life Harmony and Pharmacy 

  • Recognize the importance of work-life harmony in the pharmacy profession.
  • Analyze different strategies for achieving a rewarding work-life balance.
  • Create practical approaches to promote well-being in your professional and personal life.
  • Assess the role of technology in facilitating and supporting work-life harmony.

Connecting with COPD Patients – Building a Maintenance Treatment Support Network

  • Describe COPD maintenance treatment support networks and the types of programs and healthcare providers that would be included in a support network for COPD patients.
  • Outline the role that pharmacists and pharmacy technicians play in the management of COPD and support of patients living with COPD
  • Identify local resources, support systems, and program offerings to meet the specific needs of patients living with COPD.
  • Facilitate a support network aimed at sustaining COPD management for patients.

Interpreting Labs in Community Pharmacy

  • Understand the roles of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians with ordering, accessing, and interpreting a patient’s laboratory results to assist with drug therapy and chronic disease management.
  • Reflect on case scenarios with common laboratory values lying outside of the reference range and identify appropriate steps for the patient and the pharmacy care team.
  • Summarize a stepwise approach when accessing and interpreting patient labs to optimize drug therapy and maintain a patient specific monitoring plan.
  • Identify actions to collaborate between health care professionals to prevent the duplication of unnecessary lab monitoring.

Pediatric Dosing and Antimicrobial Stewardship

  • Review current guidelines and evidence-based practices for pediatric antibiotic dosing.
  • Identify key considerations in dose adjustments based on age, weight, and body surface area.
  • Use appropriate monitoring techniques to assess the efficacy and safety of antibiotic therapy in pediatric patients.
  • Explore how pharmacists can work collaboratively with physicians and other healthcare providers to ensure appropriate antibiotic prescribing in pediatric settings.

Creating Safe Spaces to Revitalize Your Community

  • Define the concept of a safe space within a community pharmacy with an emphasis on its importance in improving health equity and patient well-being.
  • Recognize the role of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians as advocates for inclusivity from a patient’s perspective.
  • Appraise the current environment of a community pharmacy for opportunities to create safe spaces (including physical environment, staff competencies, and cultural safety).
  • Develop a personalized action plan for creating safe spaces within your pharmacy (e.g. self-learning, staff training, signage, community outreach, etc.)

Better Communication, Better Outcomes

  • Identify common communication issues healthcare providers experience with their patients and/or other healthcare providers.
  • Describe conflict resolution strategies and how they can be applied into everyday pharmacy practice.
  • Evaluate current communication pathways in your practice and assess for opportunities to improve communication and strengthen patient relationships.
  • Develop an action plan with your pharmacy team to improve communication with patients and other healthcare providers.

Two-Eyed Seeing – Connecting Indigenous Health with Pharmacy Care 

  • Understand the impact of Indigenous health practices on the delivery of pharmaceutical care, and ways to integrate both Indigenous and Euro-centric principles to complement and enhance patient care.
  • Identify key aspects of Indigenous health practices and traditional healing methods that influence health outcomes in Indigenous communities.
  • Consider the role of cultural beliefs and practices in shaping health outcomes, and apply this knowledge to develop patient-centered care plans that respect and integrate Indigenous perspectives.
  • Use effective communication and collaboration when working with Indigenous communities and Indigenous healthcare providers to improve patient health outcomes.

Connecting in Your Community – Building a Collaborative Practice 

  • Define the concept of collaborative practice between physicians and pharmacy professionals and understand its importance in delivering optimal patient care.
  • Identify key strategies for fostering and maintaining collaborative relationships with prescribers in the community, whether a rural or urban setting.
  • Develop actionable plans for implementing collaborative practices within their own pharmacy settings, including specific steps, measurable goals, and timelines for implementation.
  • Engage in constructive dialogue with fellow participants and panelists to share insights, challenges, and innovative ideas related to building collaborative relationships between healthcare professionals.

More information to come.

Finalized session details and conference speakers will be confirmed at a later date.