Continuing Professional Development

Continuing Professional Development

BCPhA Travel Medicine Program

The Travel Medicine for Pharmacists course is an online course designed to help pharmacists prepare for the ISTM Certificate in Travel Health. It builds on the knowledge from the basic immunization competency program, with a much greater focus on diseases and conditions related to travel.

Patients trust the information and advice from pharmacists. In fact, 9 in 10 will turn to pharmacists for advice on travel disease risks and for necessary vaccines.* As more and more patients turn to pharmacists, it is important for pharmacists to be ready with knowledge to prepare patients for travel.

The goal of this course is to prepare you to write the ISTM certification exam, and it will equip you to conduct pre-travel risk assessments, provide travel advice around prevention, immunization, chemoprophylaxis, and self-treatment, as well as recognize post-travel infections and refer to specialists or emergency care when necessary.

For more information about the course, click here.

More information about the ISTM Certificate in Travel Health can be found on the ISTM website.

Delivery: online, self-directed
CEUs: 34.0
CCCEP Number: 1092-2019-2933-I-P, expires November 26, 2020.
AuthorBC Pharmacy Association

$400 for Pharmacists Manitoba members (same cost as for BCPhA members).

$600 for non-members

To register click here.


Using Influenza and Pneumococcal Vaccines to Lower Antibiotic Resistant Infections: An Antimicrobial Stewardship Strategy 

An unrestricted educational grant has been provided from Pfizer Canada for this event

Presenter: Dr. George G. Zhanel PharmD; PhD; Professor-Department of Medical Microbiology and infectious Diseases, and Director Canadian Antimicrobial Resistance Alliance (CARA), Max Rady College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba 

The event took place on February 19, 2019. To view the presentation, click here.

An Introduction to Medical Cannabis and Cannabinoids (1.0 CEU)

This foundational course from CPhA provides you with an overview of the different types of cannabinoids available in Canada, their therapeutic effects and their impact on human physiology. It covers Canadian regulations on the use of cannabis for medical purposes and focuses on your important role in advising patients who have been prescribed cannabis as part of their treatment plan.

Delivery: online, self-directed
CEUs: 1.0
 #8002-2020-2968-I-P (expires Jan 20, 2021)
Author: Amy Wiebe

Free for Pharmacists Manitoba Members

To register click here.

Medical Cannabis: Applying the Evidence to Practice (2.0 CEUs)

Building on concepts outlined in An Introduction to Medical Cannabis and Cannabinoids, this course explores therapeutic indications for which there is substantial moderate quality evidence for the use of cannabis or cannabinoids, including treatment of spasticity, chronic pain, chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting. As we review the scientific literature, we assess the clinical efficacy of cannabinoids for these indications. Safety data are also briefly reviewed, as side effects remain constant, regardless of the indication of use. Applying this evidence in counselling or managing patients taking medical cannabis is demonstrated through a series of patient cases.

Delivery: online, self-directed
CEUs: 2.0
Accreditation: CCCEP file 
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Author: Alison Wong

It is not mandatory to complete An Introduction to Medical Cannabis and Cannabinoids before taking this course, but it is recommended.

Free for Pharmacists Manitoba Members

To register click here.

Managing Your Pharmacy: The Business Essentials

This continuing education program focuses on how to apply business and management theory to day-to-day pharmacy operations, using cases and lessons learned from leaders in the pharmacy industry.

Based on the recently revised, comprehensive 2015 Pharmacy Management in Canada textbook, this 27-CEU online, self-directed program drills down to the key skills and knowledge that are critical to effectively managing your pharmacy as a business. Register now and receive a free copy of Pharmacy Management in Canada.

Registration Fee: $659 for Pharmacists Manitoba Members.

For more information about the program or to register, click here.

Minor Ailments CPD

CPhA’s now offers two optionsYou can take the whole program, which covers more than 30 conditions, or you can pick and choose which standalone courses you want, learn at your own pace and pay as you go. We design our programs to make it easier for you to fit your schedule and your budget.

Assessing and Prescribing for Minor Ailments — Full Program
Pharmacists can now prescribe for certain minor ailments in most provinces. Be prepared — learn how to assess and prescribe for 32 conditions, covering the full range of minor ailments for which authority has been extended. This new series of 28 educational modules is a self-directed online program that uses patient cases to help translate theory into practice. This CE program covers dermatological, gastrointestinal, respiratory, musculoskeletal and ocular conditions, and more.

CEUs: 35.25

Accreditation CPhA’s series of courses on Assessing and Prescribing for Minor Ailments expire on May 31, 2020. Registration is closed. No new registrations will be allowed. Existing registrants will have until August 31, 2020 to finish their courses and earn their CEUs.
For more information on the full program, standalone courses or to register, click here.

Lab Tests

Ordering, Monitoring and Interpreting Lab Tests to Optimize Medication Management
(12.75 CEUs)

This self-directed online continuing education certificate program teaches you how to use lab tests to guide therapeutic choices and make better decisions for patient care. Supplemented by case studies, the course is designed as a practical program to quickly bring pharmacists up-to-speed on lab tests.

Pharmacists in some provinces are gaining the regulatory authority to order laboratory tests, one of the key components of comprehensive medication management and chronic disease management. However, there are gaps in pharmacists’ knowledge, skills and confidence to effectively carry out this service. In addition to providing background on overall principles, Lab Tests highlights the main lab results that illustrate the need for or are affected by drug therapy. Supplemented by case studies, the course is designed as a practical program to quickly bring pharmacists up-to-speed in ordering and monitoring lab results.

Registration Fee: $249 for Pharmacist Manitoba Members

For more information or to register, click here.