Professional Development

PAS is committed to providing pharmacists with a central source of information about upcoming professional development, continuing education, and other networking events.

The PAS website is updated to include a list of events and educational sessions, annual PAS conference information, professional practice and billing information, regional meetings and any other relevant practice information.


Improving pharmacists' cognitive services efficiency with technology



As digital health is rapidly evolving and often offered directly to patients, we may feel like we don't know how to incorporate it in our practice or even how patients use Digital Health Tools (like mobile apps). However, for pharmacists, Digital Health Tools have the potential to solidify patient-pharmacist relationships and fulfill unmet patient needs. Pharmacists may leverage technology to fast track cognitive services and Chronic Disease Management. Therefore, we have created this e-course to help pharmacists become more confident when discussing apps with their patients or to start using apps in their practice.

Upon successful completion, you will be able to:

  • Define the actual role of Software as a Medical Device (SaMD) in Canada
  • Know how to properly identify Digital Health Tools to use in your practice
  • Avoid pitfalls when using the internet as a communications platform with patients

For more information on this free, online course, click here.

Antimicrobial Stewardship in Primary Care Continuing Education Program


This series of multimedia modules, directed at community-based practitioners, provides current information about the consequences of the use of antimicrobial agents, general principles for antimicrobial stewardship in primary care, as well as strategies to optimize antimicrobial use in a variety of common clinical scenarios.

To register for this program, complete the online registration form.

PRICE: $99

Discounts are available to members of the School of Pharmacy community (e.g. alumni, co-op supervisors/preceptors) as well as large groups (e.g. 20 or more registrants from an organization). Discounts must be applied at the time of registration. Please contactphrcpd@uwaterloo.ca to determine whether you are eligible for a discount. Discounts will not be provided retroactively.

This online course is offered at the School of Pharmacy, University of Waterloo. To find out more information on the learning outcomes and objectives of the course, click here.


BC Centre on Substance Use Online Addiction Medicine Diploma program

This UBC CPD accredited diploma program is a free course targeted at health care professionals interested in learning more about providing care to patients with a range of substance use disorders. Each module contains a lecture given by a content expert as well as opportunities to answer knowledge testing questions. 

You can find the registration page here
 


Online Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

Free Online Cognitive Behaviour Therapy courses for Saskatchewan residents with depression, anxiety, and pain. The Online Therapy Unit is led by Dr. Heather Hadjistavropoulos from the University of Regina and makes use of online therapy programs that were initially developed in Australia. The Online Therapy Unit allows trained therapists to provide the internet-delivered Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) to residents of Saskatchewan who have difficulties with depression, generalized anxiety, and/or panic. The Unit also provides education and training to diverse registered health professionals and students on how to deliver services online and conduct research on how to best deliver online-CBT.

If you or your patients are looking for more resources in the areas of depression, anxiety, pain, post-cardiac events and post-cancer- this resource offers evidence-based support and development, with the assistance of an online therapist or guide. For more information go to https://www.onlinetherapyuser.ca/


Forms

SK Pharmacists Learning Portfolio - Forms

Click here to download all forms required in the SK Pharmacists Learning Portfolio