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The 2018 CAPT National Professional Development Conference is taking place May 4th to 6th in beautiful Whistler, BC at the Westin Spa & Resort...
The Canadian Association of Pharmacy Technicians (CAPT) welcomed Colleen Norris as President for a two-year term. Colleen, who previously held the position of Vice President on CAPT’s Board of Directors, was elected by the members at the Annual General Meeting held on May 2nd, 2015. Colleen Norris received her CPhT (Certified Pharmacy Technician) in 1996 and has worked in retail pharmacy for over 27 years. For 20 of those years, Colleen worked as Dispensary Operations Manager at an independent compounding pharmacy where she was also trained in non-sterile and sterile compounding. Colleen won the Commitment to Patient Care award for Best Pharmacist\Technician in 1994 and also Technician of the Year for Pharmasave Drugs in 1996. During her time spent in community pharmacy practice, Colleen held a teaching assistant position with the University of Toronto International Pharmacy Graduate program. Recently, Colleen held a position as a Consultant Technician with a long term care pharmacy and is presently the only Pharmacy Technician employed at PointClickCare. Colleen is a Project Manager for Pharmacy managing Pharmacy integrations with electronic health care record in long term care facilities. Colleen has been the interim President for CAPT since Nov 2014. She has a long history with [...]
The following guest post was provided by College staff member Ashley Cheung, Practice Reviews and Quality Assurance Coordinator. On May 6-8th, I had the chance to attend the 2016 Professional Development Conference held by the Canadian Association of Pharmacy Technicians (CAPT) in Ottawa. I was pleased to see pharmacy technician representation from all over the country, from British Columbia to Newfoundland. When I mentioned our Board is looking into a College name change to incorporate pharmacy technicians, the group was thrilled. The Saskatchewan College is the first and only Canadian regulator to undergo a name change, going by the Saskatchewan College of Pharmacy Professionals beginning in October 2015. There is so much value in these conferences, not just with the accredited Continuing Education sessions, but in the professional connections you make. I met pharmacy technicians from various practice settings; from community to hospital, education to industry, and private auditors to those who work at their provincial College like myself. The two days were filled with interesting presentations. The ones that really spoke to me were “Circle of Care: Optimizing Patient Care Through Collaboration” and “Pharmacists Going Global”. Phil Emberley from CPhA predicted how a pharmacy technician’s scope of practice will expand to include [...]