Pharmacy Alumni Reunion 2019

Saturday, September 28, 2019 9:30 am - 1:00 pm EDT

Reunion 2019 Sept 27-28

Join us at the annual Waterloo Pharmacy Reunion – it’s a great opportunity to connect with former classmates, faculty, and staff while hearing about the latest hot topics in pharmacy practice.

Attend one or both events - both require registration at the links below:

Trivia & Pub Night | September 27 7:00PM-10:00PM

Return to McCabe's, an old pharmacy student haunt, for a night of trivia with faculty and staff. A good way to reconnect with friends and  professors and to test your knowledge against other alumni.

Trivia this year will be hosted by Jeff and Miranda's Trivia Nights. Jeff and Miranda are experienced hosts whose questions cover contemporary music, pop culture, and a broad range of other categories.

Located in the Guinness Room, a private room in McCabe's Irish Pub and Grill, 352 King St W, Kitchener, ON N2G 1B7. Complimentary refreshments and a drink ticket are included.

CE Saturday | September 28 9:30AM-1PM

The continuing education session opens with Alex Wong, the Canada Research Chair in Artificial Intelligence and Medical Imaging . His keynote talk will be followed by 3 Hot Topics in Pharmacy Practice, a series of CE presentations with discussion.

Located at the Waterloo School of Pharmacy, 10A Victoria St. S., Kitchener.

Registration is free and includes refreshments, lunch, and a half-day of continuing education on current and emerging trends in the pharmacy world.

Keynote by Alex Wong - Operational Artificial Intelligence for HealthCare: Usable, scalable, explainable, responsible

3 Hot Topics in Pharmacy Practice
Brett Barrett Apocalypse Now? Antimicrobial Stewardship in Pharmacy
Tom McFarlane Understanding Cancer Immunotherapy: What every pharmacist should know
Mike Beazely Preparing for Cannabis Edibles

Free lunch and open house will follow. Parking is free in the main parking lot (Lot 3 off of Joseph St).  

Keynote Speaker- Alex Wong- Operational Artificial Intelligence for HealthCare: Usable, scalable, explainable, responsible                                                                                            

Alexander Wong, P.Eng., is currently the Canada Research Chair in Artificial Intelligence and Medical Imaging, Member of the College of the Royal Society of Canada, co-director of the Vision and Image Processing Research Group, and an associate professor in the Department of Systems Design Engineering at the University of Waterloo.  He has published over 500 refereed journal and conference papers, as well as patents, in various fields such as computational imaging, artificial intelligence, computer vision, and multimedia systems.

Brett Barrett

Brett Barrett- Apocalypse Now? Antimicrobial Stewardship in Pharmacy

Brett Barrett is a Consultant Pharmacist who specializes in the management of infection. She has been a member of the University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy since 2011, serving as Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor until assuming the role of Clinical Lecturer in 2019. In addition to administering the infectious disease curriculum, Professor Barrett is responsible for ensuring graduates have the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in institutional pharmacy settings.


Tom McFarlane

Tom McFarlane- Understanding Cancer Immunotherapy: What every pharmacist should know

Dr.  Tom McFarlane teaches oncology, internal medicine, and immunology topics to the undergraduate students at the School of Pharmacy. He has a particular interest in GI, lung, and prostate cancers, and conducts practice based research in these settings which includes exploring ways of improving supportive care regimens for patients and the impact of supportive care on overall outcomes. He is also interested in qualitative research examining patient attitudes toward cancer care.


Mike Beazely

Mike Beazely- Preparing for Cannibis Edibles 

Dr. Michael Beazely’s lab research focuses on understanding how growth factor receptors and G protein-coupled receptors modulate ion channels and neuronal cell function. His clinical and education research is focused on the role of health professionals in reducing harms associated with problematic substance use.