2018 NLPB Board Elections – Voting in Zone 1

Voting will open on Thursday, April 5, 2018 for the NLPB Zone 1 Board election. The election will be held through our secure, confidential elections portal.

To access the election portal, visit www.nlpb.ca and click on Registrant Login. Once logged in, click on the link called “View Candidates and Cast Your Vote”. The deadline for casting your vote is 11:59 pm, April 30, 2018. The successful candidate will be announced at the NLPB AGM, taking place on Saturday, May 12, 2018 during the NLPB Symposium.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Meghan at mhandrigan@nlpb.ca.

NLPB Symposium – Registration Now Open!

Registration is now open for the 2018 NLPB Symposium, to be held at the Comfort Inn Airport in St. John’s on Saturday, May 12, 2018. The day will include the 2018 Annual General Meeting, a Professional Development Program, an Open Forum, and will end with the NL Pharmacy Board Awards Luncheon.

Registrants are invited to join us in:

  • gaining knowledge and sharing experiences during our Professional Development programs and Open Forum;
  • hearing about the Board’s activities over the past year during the Board’s Annual General Meeting; and
  • celebrating our colleagues’ accomplishments at the NLPB Awards Luncheon.

Preliminary Schedule of Events
8:00 – 9:00 am Check-In (with Continental Breakfast)
9:00 – 10:45 am Professional Development Program – Social Media and Your Professional Reputation (Speaker: Ronalda Walsh, Nine Island Communications)
10:45 – 11:00 am Break
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Open Forum
12:00 – 1:00 pm Annual General Meeting
1:00 – 2:00 pm NLPB Awards Luncheon

To register for the symposium, click on “Registrant Login” on the main menu, log in using your username and password, and click the blue “Events” button located at the top of the Member Home screen. Once there, click on “View Upcoming Events” and then “NL Pharmacy Board Symposium” to complete the registration process.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Wellspring Pharmacy Leadership Awards

The Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy (CFP) is pleased to announce their ongoing commitment to advancing the profession of pharmacy, with a new grant of $10,000 for the Wellspring Pharmacy Leadership Awards.

While pharmacy revenues are being challenged, CFP sees the value in continuing to invest in the future of pharmacy through the development of our leaders.

These annual awards recognize both demonstrated and potential leadership in individuals in the pharmacy profession. Recipients receive up to $10,000 for initiatives that further develop personal leadership through study, experiential learning, or mentorship.

Candidates can nominate themselves or be nominated by others. Visit https://cfpnet.ca/grants-awards/details/award/36 for the criteria and application form.

Please send submissions for the 2018 awards by April 13, 2018, to submissions@cfpnet.ca.

Atlantic Mentorship Network-Pain & Addiction – Upcoming Continuing Education Events

The Atlantic Mentorship Network-Pain & Addiction will host the conference ‘Building a Community of Practice’ on Friday, June 15, 2018 at the Fairfield Inn & Suites St. John’s. To take advantage of the Early-Bird registration and for conference details and registration visit https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/atlantic-mentorship-network-pain-addiction-conference-june-15-2018-tickets-41752739568.

Topics Include:

  • Non-Pharmacological Approaches in Managing Chronic Pain
  • A Look at the Obstacles & Opportunities in Treating Pain & Addiction
  • Methadone in Palliative Care
  • Nutrition & Chronic Pain
  • Managing Pain & Addiction with Support: A Patient’s Perspective

In addition, The Atlantic Mentorship Network-Pain & Addiction will be offering The Prescribing Course-Safe Opioid Prescribing on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at the Fairfield Inn & Suites, St. John’s. The intended audience of the course is those who prescribe or dispense opioids in their practice. To learn more and register visit The Atlantic Mentorship Network-Pain & Addiction website.

Attention All Pharmacy Technicians!

The Canadian Association of Pharmacy Technicians (CAPT) would like to invite you to attend their 2018 Annual Professional Development Conference taking place May 4 – 6, 2018 in Whistler, British Columbia at the Westin Spa & Resort.

The conference provides you with the opportunity to learn new techniques, new ideas and to see where your profession is heading at a provincial and national level. Each year this event continues to grow; with more technicians getting involved in the profession and its future in Canada.

This year’s line up of topics includes:

  • The Essence of Pharmacy Technicians’ Practice
  • College Tech Talk
  • Inter-professional Collaboration
  • The Bases of Compounding
  • Cultural Sensitivity in Dealing with First Nation People

AND much more!

For more information on the conference program or to register, visit the CAPT website. Early Registration Rates are only available until April 12th!

Forgot Your Password?

From the main menu, click Registrant Login. Under the Login box, click the message that says, “Forgot your password? Click here to restore it.”

On the next screen, enter your NLPB username if you know it, or the email address on your file. Click Retrieve. In a few minutes you will receive an email with your username and password. Once you’re logged in to your profile you are able to change your password if desired.

NLPB Receipts

NLPB’s registration portal maintains all receipts created by the system. If for any reason you need a copy of your paid invoice, you can log in anytime by visiting www.nlpb.ca and clicking on Registrant Login. Once logged in, click on the link called Renewal Other/Invoices and then select either view or print.

This e-newsletter contains information on a wide variety of topics intended to enhance the practice of pharmacy in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. As it is published and circulated to all registrants on a monthly basis, it is the expectation of the NLPB that all registrants are aware of the matters contained therein.

©2018 Newfoundland & Labrador Pharmacy Board