Join us for the second installment of Waterloo Pharmacy Reunion. Our two-day program includes a Friday-night pub trivia event and a half-day of continuing education sessions.
Registration is required for both events.
Friday September 29 | 7-10PM
Return to McCabes, an old pharmacy student haunt, for a night of trivia with faculty and staff. A good way to reconnect with friends and former professors and to test your knowledge against other alumni.
Located in Cork Hall, a private room in McCabe's Irish Pub and Grill.
Saturday September 30 | 10AM-1PM
The continuing education session opens with pharmacy practice change advocate Bryan Gray. His keynote talk will be followed by 4 Hot Topics in Pharmacy Practice, a series of CE presentations with discussion.
Located at the Waterloo School of Pharmacy, 10A Victoria St. S., Kitchener.
Keynote by Bryan Gray - Community Pharmacists as Independent Consultants: How to Make It Happen
4 Hot Topics in Pharmacy Practice
|Michael Beazely and Kelly Grindrod||Pharmacists on the Frontlines of the Opioid Crisis|
|Wade Thompson||Deprescribing in Your Practice|
|Sherilyn Houle||'Hot' Topics in Travel Health|
|Jeff Nagge||Recent Clinical Trials: Game-changers or Works in Progress?|
Free lunch and open house will follow. Parking is free in the main parking lot.
Bryan Gray is a pharmacy graduate from Dalhousie College of Pharmacy, and MBA graduate from Lakehead University. He is the director for Oak Medical Arts, a network of health clinics in Thunder Bay offering a diversity of health services from walk-in clinic, family practice, pharmacy, chiropractics, massage therapy, nursing footcare, wound management, nutrition and weight management, addiction medicine, and maternity services.
This holistic care model provides a unique practice environment for all health providers, and opportunity to specialize in specific therapeutic areas. His research interests include intercollaborative care models and point of care testing.
Dr. Michael Beazely and Dr. Kelly Grindrod are faculty members at the School of Pharmacy who have dedicated time and expertise to combatting the opioid crisis in Waterloo Region and beyond. They have presented on opioids, misuse and overdosing, and naloxone to audiences ranging from healthcare providers and first responders to teachers and parents.
Dr. Beazely chairs the Waterloo Region Integrated Drugs Strategy and leads development of drug addiction prevention programming locally. Dr. Grindrod has presented on naloxone availability and responsible opioid dispensing at major pharmacy conferences. Both have run training sessions and have conducted numerous media appearances on the topic of opioids and naloxone.
Wade Thompson is currently the clinical research manager, and a clinical pharmacist, at MediSystem Pharmacy.
He recently completed his MSc in epidemiology at the University of Ottawa where he was involved in research related to deprescribing and appropriate medication use in older persons. He will be starting his PhD in epidemiology at the University of Southern Denmark in November 2017 to continue deprescribing research.
He is also a graduate of the Waterloo School of Pharmacy, class of 2013.
Dr. Sherilyn Houle is a School of Pharmacy faculty member whose research interests are on the role of the pharmacist as a patient care provider, especially as they relate to expanded scope activities such as prescribing and administering injections, and the resulting clinical and economic outcomes of these activities.
Dr. Jeff Nagge is a faculty member with the School of Pharmacy. His clinical and research interests include cardiovascular risk reduction, anticoagulation therapy, translating evidence into practice and shared decision-making.