TTCE Event: An Overview of Low Molecular Weight Heparin and Cancer Associated Thrombosis


This event, sponsored by Leo Pharma, will be presented by Adrian Azim (Pharmacist) and Karen Turpin (Medical Science Liaison)

Learning Objectives:

  • Low Molecular Weight Heparin in Cancer-Associated Thrombosis
  • Overview of Innohep in general (ex. Product Monograph information, where we differ from other LMWHs)
  • Injection demonstration

Note: Dinner will be provided during this event.

Date: November 26, 2019

Location: Buffo Ristorante, 6455 Macleod Trail SW, Calgary (Located behind Chinook Center beside Saks Fifth Ave)

Arrival: 6:00 pm

Presentation Time: 6:30 pm

This event is limited to PTSA Members only and registration must be completed online prior to the event

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Presenter Bios: 

Adrian Azim, Pharmacist (Shoppers Drug Mart)

As a pharmacist lucky enough to practice in Alberta, Adrian believes that he has a responsibility to deliver care services with such proficiency that other jurisdictions will demand the same abilities for their pharmacists.   Adrian chaired Shoppers Drug Mart’s Professional Practice Committee for Alberta from 2013-2015, and since then, continued to develop and present continuing education programs for pharmacists.  4 years ago he began a pilot project with LEO Pharma and the Tom Baker Cancer Centre to offer initiation of low weight molecular heparin for cancer patients blood clots, which has now grown into Clotasssist.  He also operates a very active travel clinic,  Adrian graduated from UBC in 1998,  and completed a Community Pharmacy Residency in 1999.  He has been a pharmacist-owner with Shoppers Drug Mart since 2003, and was humbled to receive their Shoppers Drug Mart National Associate of the Year award in 2015.

Karen Turpin, Medical Science Liaison (Leo Pharma)

Karen Turpin is currently the Medical Science Liaison for LEO Pharma Canada, covering Western Canada.  She is a nurse by training, having worked at the Multiple Sclerosis clinic in Edmonton for a number of years before making the leap over to industry.  She is currently working on finishing her PhD in public health at the University of Alberta, and lives with her family on a farm near Wetaskiwin, AB.