PAS Webinars

PAS Webinar Series

PAS regularly creates virtual educational opportunities to help support Saskatchewan pharmacists.


PAS May 27  Virtual Town Hall (Interim Agreement) 

Click here to view the recording of the Town Hall Meeting.

Click here to read the FAQ from the meeting.


Empowering Pharmacy Professionals for Change Readiness Change Champions – Leading with Inspiration and Influence – April 2, 2024

This free presentation by Loretta Gerlach, CPHR, MHRM, MA, Certified Leadership Coach has been accredited for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians by USask CPE for 1.0 CEUs.

The learning project record can be found here.

Presentation slides are available here.

Webinar Pre-reading Resources:

https://www.prosci.com/methodology/adkar

https://www.kotterinc.com/methodology/8-steps/

https://hbr.org/2010/06/four-ways-to-know-whether-you

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand change dynamics;
  • Understand the best practices for supporting oneself and others in periods of change;
  • Practice influencing readiness for and acceptance of change; and
  • Leave with actionable insights to enhance personal and professional development.

*Supported by educational funding from McKesson Canada


Empowering Pharmacy Professionals for Change Readiness: Nurturing a Strong Self-Concept and Cultivating a Growth Mindset – March 6, 2024

This free presentation by Loretta Gerlach, CPHR, MHRM, MA, Certified Leadership Coach has been accredited for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians by USask CPE for 1.0 CEUs.

The learning project record is available here.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the role of values, self-concept, and emotions in navigating change and building resilience;
  • Understand the importance of a growth mindset in navigating periods of change;
  • Focus on cultivating their own growth mindset and influence others to do the same; and
  • Leave with actionable insights to enhance personal and professional development.

*Supported by educational funding from McKesson Canada


Pharmacy Inspections: Health Canada Regulation Requirements – February 8, 2024

This free presentation by Angela Lina, the Team Lead Western, from Health Canada’s Community Pharmacy Inspection Program has been accredited for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians by USask CPE for 1.0 CEUs.

The learning project record can be found here.

Presentation slides are available here.

Learning Objectives:

  • You will gain an understanding of Health Canada and the legislative framework that applies to pharmacies;
  • You will gain an understanding of Health Canada’s Pharmacy Inspection Program and the powers of the inspector;
  • You will be able to apply Health Canada’s regulations and the legislative framework to your pharmacy practice.

Vaccine Hesitancy – September 13, 2023

This free presentation by Paraag Trivedi, BSP has been accredited for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians by USask CPE for 1.0 CEUs.

The learning project record can be found here.

Learning Objectives:

  • Examine the issue of vaccine hesitancy and evaluate it’s impact;
  • Identify and interpret the multifactorial barriers to vaccine uptake;
  • Formulate strategies to address community and patient-specific barriers/hesitancy to vaccination;
  • Engage in self-reflection to examine their personal beliefs surrounding vaccination.

*Supported by educational funding from Moderna


ENFit® for Pharmacists – January 31st, 2023

This free presentation by Andrea Tang BSP ACPR PharmD, Clinical Pediatric Senior Pharmacist with the Saskatchewan Health Authority and Kris Berg, Director of Professional Practice with PAS has not been accredited by USask CPE.

Learning Objectives:

  • Summarize the unique characteristics of the ENFit® system;
  • Summarize potential drug administration issues with ENFit®;
  • Determine which ENFit® supplies are required for enteral drug administration;
  • Solve ENFit®-related drug administration and supply issues for patients;
  • Be able to order and supply ENFit® supplies to patients in the community to support the continuation of care;
  • Be able to bill eligible ENFit® supplies to provincial and federal drug plans for eligible patients.

Prevention of Pneumococcal and Meningococcal Disease – January 26th, 2023

This free presentation by Dr. Alexander Wong MD, FRCPC  has been accredited by USask CPE for 1.5 CEUs.

The learning project record can be found here.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the epidemiology of pneumococcal and meningococcal disease.
  • Identify individuals at increased risk of pneumococcal and meningococcal infections.
  • Provide education on available pneumococcal and meningococcal vaccines.
  • Provide individual specific recommendations on pneumococcal and meningococcal vaccination.

*Supported by educational funding from Pfizer Canada ULC

PAS regularly creates virtual educational opportunities to help support Saskatchewan pharmacists.


Empowering Pharmacy Professionals for Change Readiness Change Champions – Leading with Inspiration and Influence – April 2, 2024

This free presentation by Loretta Gerlach, CPHR, MHRM, MA, Certified Leadership Coach has been accredited for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians by USask CPE for 1.0 CEUs.

The learning project record can be found here.

Presentation slides are available here.

Webinar Pre-reading Resources:

https://www.prosci.com/methodology/adkar

https://www.kotterinc.com/methodology/8-steps/

https://hbr.org/2010/06/four-ways-to-know-whether-you

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand change dynamics;
  • Understand the best practices for supporting oneself and others in periods of change;
  • Practice influencing readiness for and acceptance of change; and
  • Leave with actionable insights to enhance personal and professional development.

*Supported by educational funding from McKesson Canada


Empowering Pharmacy Professionals for Change Readiness: Nurturing a Strong Self-Concept and Cultivating a Growth Mindset – March 6, 2024

This free presentation by Loretta Gerlach, CPHR, MHRM, MA, Certified Leadership Coach has been accredited for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians by USask CPE for 1.0 CEUs.

The learning project record is available here.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the role of values, self-concept, and emotions in navigating change and building resilience;
  • Understand the importance of a growth mindset in navigating periods of change;
  • Focus on cultivating their own growth mindset and influence others to do the same; and
  • Leave with actionable insights to enhance personal and professional development.

*Supported by educational funding from McKesson Canada


Pharmacy Inspections: Health Canada Regulation Requirements – February 8, 2024

This free presentation by Angela Lina, the Team Lead Western, from Health Canada’s Community Pharmacy Inspection Program has been accredited for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians by USask CPE for 1.0 CEUs.

The learning project record can be found here.

Presentation slides are available here.

Learning Objectives:

  • You will gain an understanding of Health Canada and the legislative framework that applies to pharmacies;
  • You will gain an understanding of Health Canada’s Pharmacy Inspection Program and the powers of the inspector;
  • You will be able to apply Health Canada’s regulations and the legislative framework to your pharmacy practice.

Vaccine Hesitancy – September 13, 2023

This free presentation by Paraag Trivedi, BSP has been accredited for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians by USask CPE for 1.0 CEUs.

The learning project record can be found here.

Learning Objectives:

  • Examine the issue of vaccine hesitancy and evaluate it’s impact;
  • Identify and interpret the multifactorial barriers to vaccine uptake;
  • Formulate strategies to address community and patient-specific barriers/hesitancy to vaccination;
  • Engage in self-reflection to examine their personal beliefs surrounding vaccination.

*Supported by educational funding from Moderna


ENFit® for Pharmacists – January 31st, 2023

This free presentation by Andrea Tang BSP ACPR PharmD, Clinical Pediatric Senior Pharmacist with the Saskatchewan Health Authority and Kris Berg, Director of Professional Practice with PAS has not been accredited by USask CPE.

Learning Objectives:

  • Summarize the unique characteristics of the ENFit® system;
  • Summarize potential drug administration issues with ENFit®;
  • Determine which ENFit® supplies are required for enteral drug administration;
  • Solve ENFit®-related drug administration and supply issues for patients;
  • Be able to order and supply ENFit® supplies to patients in the community to support the continuation of care;
  • Be able to bill eligible ENFit® supplies to provincial and federal drug plans for eligible patients.

Prevention of Pneumococcal and Meningococcal Disease – January 26th, 2023

This free presentation by Dr. Alexander Wong MD, FRCPC  has been accredited by USask CPE for 1.5 CEUs.

The learning project record can be found here.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the epidemiology of pneumococcal and meningococcal disease.
  • Identify individuals at increased risk of pneumococcal and meningococcal infections.
  • Provide education on available pneumococcal and meningococcal vaccines.
  • Provide individual specific recommendations on pneumococcal and meningococcal vaccination.

*Supported by educational funding from Pfizer Canada ULC

Pharmacy Health Advocacy Student Presentations​

PAS’ Director of Professional Practice acts as a preceptor for some of the University of Saskatchewan College of Pharmacy and Nutrition Experiential Learning student opportunities.  As part of PHAR 338 students are required to create a Heath Advocacy Project. Below are the Health Advocacy Projects that student groups have created with PAS. All of these presentations are non-accredited learning. 

Pharmacy Professionals’ Mental Health – March 28th, 2023

Our student group took a deep dive into reviewing the current state of mental health within the pharmacy profession. This presentation reviews burnout and provides practical tips to help prevent and manage burnout. The presentation also reviews available resources for pharmacy professionals. Prevention is key and this presentation helps all pharmacy professionals!

The presentation can be watched here

Working PACT into your Pharmacy Workflow – March 23rd, 2023

Our student group reviewed the PACT program and developed strategies for pharmacies to help them incorporate this clinical service into their pharmacy workflow. Wanting to help your patients quit smoking? Check out this presentation!

The presentation can be watched here

COVID Rapid Testing – What Pharmacists Need to Know – November 28th, 2022

Our student group had an enjoyable time reviewing the role of COVID rapid testing and how pharmacy professionals can support access. This presentation also reviews the regulations that are relevant to pharmacy professionals as of November 28th, 2022. 

The presentation can be watched here

Understanding Structural Stigmas in our Healthcare System – November 22nd, 2022

Our student group tackled understanding structural stigmas, and how they affect pharmacy practice. Through the presentation they review common stigmas experienced by various patient groups, and looked at how pharmacy professionals can help support marginalized groups. 

The presentation can be watched here