1. True or False: It used to be illegal for Alberta pharmacists to print
the name of the drug on a patient's prescription label.1
2. To begin your pharmacy education at the University of Alberta in 1914
you had to be at least how old?2
a) 14 b) 15 c) 16 d) 17 e) 18
EDMONTON, Jan. 26 /CNW/ - This year marks 100 years of regulated
pharmacy in Alberta. The Alberta College of Pharmacists (ACP) and the
Alberta Pharmacists' Association (RxA) have joined together to
celebrate the occasion - and all the changes the profession and
patients have seen!
"For a century, pharmacists have made invaluable contributions to the
health and well-being of Albertans through their work in rural and
urban communities, hospitals, academia, and research," says Jeff
Whissell, Chair of the Centennial Committee. The committee is jointly
supported by ACP and RxA.
What do we have to celebrate?
Alberta is a world leader in pharmacy practice. Our province is home to:
pioneers and pillars of communities, such as practice leaders in diabetes, anticoagulation, geriatrics, and
the first pharmacists in Canada, and first health professionals in Alberta, to formally recognize the importance of professional development and implement mandatory continuing education requirements.
an outstanding Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of
Alberta. Their graduating classes have placed first on the written national
pharmacy exams in 18 of the past 20 years.
the first pharmacists in North America, in 2007, to gain prescribing rights.
How are we celebrating?
The party officially begins this Thurs., Jan. 27, with the White Coat
Ceremony at the U of A (5:30 p.m., Myer Horowitz Theatre). Other
A website at http://pharmacy100.ab.ca.
A Facebook page at www.facebook.com/AlbertaPharmacyCentennial.
The Alberta Pharmacy Centennial Award of Distinction, recognizing the individuals who are advancing and/or have advanced
pharmacy in Alberta to the leadership position it holds today. Winners
will be announced in early 2011.
A commissioned artwork, to be unveiled at the Centennial Conference (May 20 and 21, Jasper
The Alberta Pharmacists' Centennial Leadership Award, an endowment that will provide one year's tuition to a U of A pharmacy
student each year.
Centennial website: www.pharmacy100.ab.ca
2 14 - Apprenticeship in pharmacy required Grade 10 and a minimum of age
14. The curriculum consisted of a three-year apprenticeship followed by
a two-year course at the University of Alberta.
The Alberta College of Pharmacists (ACP) supports and protects the
public's health and well-being by governing the practice of
pharmacists, pharmacies, and soon pharmacy technicians. ACP, and its
precursor the Alberta Pharmaceutical Association, have effectively
governed pharmacists and pharmacies in Alberta for 100 years.
The Alberta Pharmacists' Association (RxA), formed in 2000, is a
not-for-profit membership-based association, which promotes the value
of pharmacists in supporting and advancing the health of Albertans.
SOURCE Alberta College of Pharmacists
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