Professional Development Week (PDW)

PDW is the largest pharmacy student conference held in Canada! Pharmacy students from across the country will gather in a select city during the first week of January every year. This conference is an opportunity to share ideas, opinions, facts, and experiences with students from different backgrounds. As well to hear and learn from a variety of speakers discussing a number of different topics pertaining to Pharmacy.

About PDW 2018:

The University of Alberta Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences has the honour of hosting the 30th annual Professional Development Week (PDW) from January 10-13th, 2018! Pharmacy students from across the country will gather in Edmonton, Alberta. Students will be staying at the luxurious 4-star Westin hotel – with conference activities happening just steps away at the world-class Shaw Conference Center. The conference will overlook the beautiful river valley, providing a stunning backdrop to PDW 2018.
The theme chosen for this conference is “Fueling Our Future.” This idea showcases the potential that all pharmacy and pharmaceutical professionals have in shaping the future of the pharmacy industry in Alberta as well as across Canada. Innovation in healthcare, pharmacy practice and research will be highlighted among the many speakers and sessions coming to PDW 2018. Furthermore, the Health Fair will showcase a range of diverse professionals and non-profit groups to discuss their latest ideas and developments. Check out the PDW 2018 website for further details: Also check out the twitter page for notifications regarding PDW 2018: