2018 Spring PD Conference (RxA) – March 2-3, 2018


    2018 Spring PD Conference (RxA)

    At DoubleTree by Hilton West Edmonton, AB

    2018 Spring PD Conference- Early Bird Registration

    March 2, 2018 - March 3, 2018





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    We invite you to join your fellow members at the RxA's Spring 2018 Professional Development Conference. The program includes a line-up of topics and speakers that will deliver timely and practical information to aid you in your practice environment. CCCEP accredited for up to 10+ (if you also attend the Sunday optional session) continuing education units (Pending).


    Date: Friday, March 2 and Saturday, March 3, 2018
    DoubleTree by Hilton West Edmonton, AB



    Conference Fees: 


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    Conference Schedule:


    2018 Spring PD Schedule (1)


     Conference Materials:


    Conference materials (schedule, speakers, presentations, etc.) will be available and can be printed through the Eventmobi app, using your computer, smartphone or tablet prior to attending the conference. Details on how to access the app will be provided in your confirmation.


    *Optional*: If you prefer to have RxA pre-print the handouts for the sessions you are attending for a fee of $25.00 + GST = $26.25, check the print box when you register.

    Please note: Only handouts where the speaker has authorized distribution will be printed and included in the package.



     Three Ways To Register: 

    1. Online

    2. Fax: Download and complete the registration form and fax to 780.990.1236

    3. Mail: Download and complete the registration form and mail to:

        1725, 10303 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, AB T5J 3N6




    Special rates have been secured.

    Please make reservations by Feb 5, 2018 directly through
    (OR copy and paste the following link into a web browser)
    Or by phone at 780.484.0821 or
    toll free number 1.800.661.9804 (Booking code: AP8)


    Saturday Social Evening: 


    Dinner Theatre Option: If you want to do something fun on Saturday night we have secured discounted rates for RxA Members for the March 3, Mayfield Dinner Theatre evening show, THE LADIES FOURSOME. This is a great opportunity to mingle with your colleagues or enjoy a night out with your significant other!

    Buy tickets at http://mayfieldtheatre.ca/ and quote RxA or call the box office at 780.483.4051.



    Sunday Post Conference Session (OPTIONAL SESSION)  -  open to PD attendees only



    SUNDAY, MARCH 4 (8:00AM - 12:00PM)



    Patients First: A Practical Approach to Implementing Opioid Assessment into Practice

    In response to the ongoing opioid crisis, ACP developed new Opioid Guidelines to support and direct pharmacists when assessing patients who use opioid medications.

    Opioid medications potentially pose a significant hazard to patients and to the public and, in addition to pain management, pharmacists must be prepared to deal with the possibility of addiction, misuse and drug diversion.

    Together, RxA and ACP are hosting an opioid focused program aimed at helping pharmacists understand how to engage with a patient during an opioid assessment.

    With Harm Reduction in mind, and using a case based approach alongside an interactive audience engagement platform, learners will develop strategies to assist them to engage patients in practice when assessing opioid medication use.

    Accredited for 3.25 CEUs (PENDING)

    Confirmed Speakers:
    •     Rosalind Davis
    •     Andrea Rushfeldt, BScPharm, APA
    •     Catherine Biggs, BScPharm, CPgPain, CDE
    •     Pat Mayo, BScPharm, PhD
    •     Brett Baumback, BScPharm

    The Sunday session is  NOT included with conference registration.  You must register separately to attend.

    If you did NOT select the Sunday session as part of your session selections, you can still register.


    Please note: currently this session is open to PD event attendees only.

    However, we may open the session up to all members closer to the date.



    Print the registration form for the Sunday session and email or fax the completed form.  



    Member Fee:  $275.00
    Student Fee:  $75.00

    This event is open to Members only. If you are a Member, please login.

    RxA / Alberta Pharmacists' Association (RxA) Suite 1725, Canadian Western Bank Place 10303 Jasper Avenue · Edmonton, AB T5J 3N6 Phone: 780.990.0326 Fax: 780.990.1236 Email: rxa@rxa.ca


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