Canadian Pharmacists Association

Canadian Pharmacists Association

May 20, 2005 09:00 ET

Media Advisory/Pharmacists Explore Role in Improving Health Care of Canadians

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - May 20, 2005) - Join us May 29-31 for the Canadian Pharmacists Association's 93nd Annual Conference in Quebec City. Pharmacists from across Canada will be gathering at one of the country's largest annual health care conferences to discuss important issues related to health care and disease management.

"The conference comes at an exciting time, with government and Canadians focused on improving our health care system," says CPhA President, Garth McCutcheon. "Pharmacists are widely underutilized. We have a great deal to offer including some fresh ideas about how to make health care more accessible for Canadians", he continued.

Come and find out more about the following hot health care issues:

- Health Care Reform: greater accessibility through better use of
pharmacists, the drug experts
- New developments in health care technology: workshops in the newest
decision-support tools, e-Therapeutics and e-CPS
- Medication management: treating patients with heart failure,
Alzheimer's and other common diseases.

Keynote speakers include:

- Lt. Gen (ret'd) Romeo Dallaire, speaking about conflict resolution
and leadership (Sunday, May 29 at 8:30am);
- Dr. Gilles Lapointe, on the subject of dealing with stress and
burnout as a health professional (Tuesday, May 31 at 1:30).

The Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA) represents the interests of Canada's pharmacists in every practice setting. CPhA's mission is providing leadership for the profession and improving the health of Canadians. The annual conference runs Sunday, May 29 through Tuesday, May 31 at the Quebec City Convention Centre.

Contact Information

  • CPhA
    Louise Crandall
    Public Affairs Manager
    (613) 523-7877 #267