Conference Program 2023


Friday, September 8th, 2023

1500 – 1545 Registration Opens

1545 – 1600 Opening Remarks/Prizes*

1600 – 1700 Influenza in the Older Adult – It’s Not Just a Cold (Anjli Acharya, RPh)

1700 – 1800 Available Diabetes Testing Supplies (Helen Shi, RPh)

1800 – 2100 Vendor Trade Show, Silent Auction, Poster Contest, Reception

Saturday, September 9th, 2023

0800 – 0900 Breakfast/Prizes*

0900 – 1000 Keynote Speaker: Jon Cornish, CFL Hall of Famer and CFA – Internal Alchemy

1000 – 1100 Policy and Procedures (PnPs): Not Just for Pharmacists! (Melanie Dorey, RPhT)

1100 – 1115 Break

1115 – 1215 Medical Devices in Pharmacy Practice (Teresa Hennessey, RPhT)

1215 – 1345 Lunch and AGM/Townhall/Awards Ceremony

1345 – 1445 Update on Respiratory Conditions and Inhaled Medications (Kathy Hayward, RPh)

1445 – 1545 Ignite Your Passion: Exploring the Spectrum of Pharmacy Technician Career Paths (Melissa Murach, RPhT)

1545 – 1600 Break

1600 – 1700 Pediatric Compounding (Heather Snook, RPhT)

1700 – 2100 Entertainment/Networking (Mobile Escape Rooms), Dinner, Prizes

Sunday, September 10th, 2023

0800 – 0900 Breakfast/Prizes*

0900 – 1000 Finding Our Leadership Path to Professionalism (CJ Hoban, RPhT)

1000 – 1030 Break and Hotel Checkout

1030 – 1130 The Wonders of Hospital Practice (Nina Dueck, RPhT)

1130 – 1230 Lunch

1230 – 1330 Connect Care: Creating Epic Changes (Lindsay Gilbert, RPhT)

1330 – 1430 3 Key Takeaways from Building a Fulfillment Centre (Choi Chung, RPh)

1430  Closing Remarks/Prizes*

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*Attendees must be present to win prizes


7 replies on “Conference Program 2023”


is it ok to just attend Saturday and Friday? and is it should be the same price ?

Teresa Hennesseysays:

Hi! Yes, you can choose to attend any sessions and activities but there is only one registration fee for the full conference.

Alison Ewingsays:

Can we claim ceus for the conference

Teresa Hennesseysays:

Hi Alison. Yes, attendees can claim CEUs. The program is currently being assessed by the Canadian Council on Continuing Education in Pharmacy (CCCEP) for accredited CEU for pharmacy technicians.

Teresa Hennesseysays:

Hi Jennifer. The group rate is $129.00/night (double queen or king). You can reserve your room by calling 1(800) 780-7234 and telling them you are attending the Pharmacy Technician Society of Alberta conference.


Good afternoon Jennifer,

Please accept our apologies as the phone number to book a room at the hotel is incorrect. The correct number to reserve a room is 1-800-661-1464 for out of town attendees and (403) 248-8888 for local attendees who want a room. These numbers go directly to the reservation desk. If you give the reservation desk, the following block code (201953), they will easily be able to help you with your booking. I hope this helps.

Ivan Yu, PTSA President

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