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2020 CSHP-BC Spring Therapeutics Update

Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists - British Columbia Branch

Wednesday, 22 April 2020 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (PDT)

2020 CSHP-BC Spring Therapeutics Update

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Join us ONLINE for this year's CSHP-BC Branch Spring Therapeutics Update in the comfort of your own home! In an effort to protect our pharmacy community and prevent the transmission of viral illness related to COVID-19, CSHP-BC Branch has decided to host a live-stream only event this year. In light of the global COVID-19 pandemic, CSHP BC Branch will be providing complimentary registration to all event attendees. Enjoy your evening with multiple engaging speakers touching upon the following educational topics.


6:05-6:15 PM Greetings from CSHP-BC Branch Executive Council & CSHP-BC Branch Award Presentation

6:15-7:05 PM The Top 20 GOAT Medications - and How to Make Sure You Don't Miss the Next Latest and Greatest Medication

Dr. James McCormack BScPharm, PharmD Professor, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences UBC, Vancouver, BC

This presentation will discuss the top 20 medications of all time, and establish a systematic process to evaluate pharmacotherapy and assess whether therapy will be the next "GOAT" medication.

7:05 - 7:45 PM Checkmate? A Review of the Epidemiology of Carbapenem- Resistant Enterobacteriaceae and our Last Line of Defense 

Dr. Kieran Shah BScPharm, ACPR, PharmD Clinical Pharmacy Specialist - Critical Care Surrey Memorial Hospital, Fraser Health, BC

This presentation will focus on the epidemiology of carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae (CRE) and treatment options within a Canadian hospital setting. It will also focus on controversies such as empirically treating patients suspected to have sepsis secondary to CRE infections and combination strategies.

7:45 - 8:30 PM COVID-19: What Pharmacists Know Now Forum

This forum features speakers from our popular YouTube series COVID19: What Pharmacists Know Now. We invite you to put on your clinical hat and ask questions at this interactive forum. We encourage you to check out the CSHP-BC Programs Committee YouTube channel to view this series before the forum!

This forum will be moderated by Dr. Jillian Reardon; Dr. Reardon is a clinical pharmacist and lecturer at the UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences.


This program is brought to you by the Programs Committee of the CSHP-BC Branch through your committed support of CSHP and the generous support of the following manufacturers and organizations:

Major Benefactors: Apotex, Bayer, Merck, Novartis, Pfizer, Sandoz, Sanofi, Sunovion

Supporter: Marcan Pharmaceuticals

Learning Objectives
 for 2020 Spring Therapeutics Update:

1. To expose attendees to clinical topics/controversies in pharmacy practice.

2. To improve knowledge of various areas of pharmacy practice.

3. To keep up-to-date in the areas of treatment of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae organisms, critical appraisal in order to evaluate the next GOAT medication, and the current evidence surrounding COVID-19 therapy.

This event will be reviewed for accreditation by the CSHP-BC Branch, a CCCEP-approved accredited provider, for 2 CEUs.

Registration should be completed online. This event is complimentary. You will be e-mailed a link to access the live stream a few days prior to the event. Please note there is a limited capacity of 275 participants.

Questions: Please email

Have questions about 2020 CSHP-BC Spring Therapeutics Update? Contact Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists - British Columbia Branch

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Live-stream only

Vancouver, BC

Wednesday, 22 April 2020 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (PDT)

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Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists - British Columbia Branch

The Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists (CSHP) is the national voluntary organization of pharmacists committed to patient care through the advancement of safe, effective medication use in hospitals and other collaborative healthcare settings.

CSHP supports its members through advocacy, education, information sharing, promotion of best practices, facilitation of research and recognition of excellence.

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