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CAPSI Bi-Elections

Are you interested in getting involved in your profession this upcoming year on a national level? CAPSI has officially opened up bi-elections allowing you to run for a position on CAPSI National! Below are some documents detailing the process and the roles and responsibilities of each available position. If you are even slightly interested in any of these, I encourage you to contact myself or Dan! We can give you the inside scoop on CAPSI and get you in touch with the current individual in that position. This is an excellent opportunity to get involved and network across the country so I urge you to take advantage of it! Please note that the materials are due on January 28th, 2014.

  

2014-15 CAPSI National Executive Position Duties and Responsibilities

2014-15 Bi-election Announcement

2014-15 Bi-election Nomination Form

2014-15 Election Videotaping Protocol

  

CAPSI Competitions 2013

Hi Everyone,

 

We have received all of the cases for this year’s CAPSI competitions. Below you will find information on what each competition consists of, the rules and how to sign-up for the competitions. I encourage each and every one of you to participate in the competitions this year even if you don’t want to attend PDW. These competitions are a great way of honing your pharmacy skills whether in compounding or the patient care process.

 

Due to the level of therapeutic knowledge potentially required in the patient interview and over the counter competition, they will be restricted to second, third, and fourth year students.

 

First and second year students can sign up for either the OTC or PIC competitions to become an observer. We will place you in a 15 minute time slot with a consulting student so you can observe the process of these competitions and get ready to participate in future years or even learn some therapeutic skills from higher years!

 

Sign-up for the OTC, PIC and Compounding Competitions will go live on Wednesday October 9th at 7:00 p.m. Please sign up early to ensure you get a spot in the competition of your choice! SLC essays can be submitted at any time until the October 15th 12PM deadline.

 

Here is the CAPSI Competitions page, which contains detailed information and links to the sign up forms.

 
Leah Hodgins
VP CAPSI Sr.

Pharmacy Awareness Week 2013

Pharmacy Awareness Week (PAW) is here again! PAW is an annual event across Canada with pharmacy students and pharmacists taking time to promote the profession. APSA has planned numerous events to celebrate the occasion and to promote the profession to the general public and other health professionals alike from March 2 through 9, 2013. The week kicks off with the year-end formal, better known as the Blue and Gold Ball, and then continues on with advocacy events, health clinics, and numerous professional seminars.

 

If the above was not enticing enough to come out and participate, there will also be numerous lunches, dinners, and prizes throughout the week, so make sure to come out and have a great time supporting your profession!

 

Please visit http://myapsa.ca/PAW for a full listing of all the events!

 

Joshua Torrance (jrt2@ualberta.ca), VP External
Jereme Parenteau (jereme@ualberta.ca), VP CAPSI Sr.
Leah Stickel (stickel@ualberta.ca), CAPSI Jr.

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Fall 2012 CAPSIL

Check out the Fall 2012 issue of the CAPSIL!   This issue includes an article by a UofA Pharmacy student as well as numerous articles from other pharmacy students across Canada.

 

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CAPSI Competitions

Hi Everyone,

 

We have finally received all of the cases for all of this year’s CAPSI competitions.  Here you will find information on what each competition consists of, the rules, and how to sign-up for the competitions.  I encourage each and every one of you to participate in the competitions this year even if you don’t want to attend PDW.  These competitions are a great way of honing your pharmacy skills whether in compounding or the patient care process.

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Guy Genest Award Application

Apothecary students:

 

Awards Committee is now accepting nominations for this year’s Guy Genest Passion for Pharmacy Award. This award, in honor of Mr.Guy Genest, recognizes a CAPSI member’s notable passion for, and dedication to, the profession of Pharmacy. The prize is $500, sponsored by Wyeth Consumer Healthcare and CAPSI National. A space on the PDW trip is also reserved for the award recipient, who will be officially recognized at Awards Ceremony during this year’s PDW in Montreal.

 

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CAPSIL Announcements

Dear pharmers,

 

Here is some information about how you can get involved with the CAPSIL (Canadian Association of Pharmacy Students and Interns Letters), the official publication of CAPSI National.

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PDW 2013 Information

Please note: This is simply meant as a summary of the PDW Information Session and does not necessarily include all information. Any further questions can be directed to Jereme Parenteau or Leah Stickel.

 

PDW 2013 takes place in Montreal, Quebec on January 9-13.  This year we have 76 spots available for UofA students. In total there will be about 900 students going to PDW making it the largest PDW ever.

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CSHP-CAPSI Award Application

The CSHP – CAPSI Hospital Pharmacy Student Award recognizes pharmacy students who show promise as future hospital pharmacy practitioners through their student activities or their experiential training in direct patient care, research or education.

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PAW 2012 Video

Every spring, pharmacists and pharmacy students across Canada celebrate Pharmacy Awareness Week (PAW) by promoting the profession of pharmacy and educating the public on the role of the pharmacist.  APSA organises many PAW events, including patient health clinics, awareness campaigns, and speaker sessions.

 

Watch our video to see some highlights of PAW 2012!  This is APSA’s submission for the Professionalism Award at Pharmacy Development Week 2013.

 

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