TORONTO, June 12, 2012 /CNW/ - The Ontario Pharmacists' Association's Annual Conference will wrap up with a speech from Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, at the gala event Saturday, June 16, 2012. The Conference, which takes place in the Minister's home riding of London, Ont., June 14 - 16, 2012, is one of Canada's largest gatherings of pharmacists and industry stakeholders with more than 400 people in attendance. This year's Conference will highlight expanded scope of practice for Ontario's pharmacy profession.
"We are pleased to have the Minister attend our gala to speak to our delegates," says Dennis Darby, CEO of Ontario Pharmacists' Association. "The Minister has stated publicly that she recognizes the valuable role pharmacists play on the healthcare team. Ontario's pharmacists are committed to quality health care for Ontarians and are poised to improve access to care through injection and immunization services, prescription extensions, the treatment of minor ailments and other areas of expanded scope of practice."
Media interested in learning more about the expanding role of Ontario's pharmacists are invited to contact the Ontario Pharmacists' Association in advance of the event.
|| Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care
Dennis Darby, CEO, Ontario Pharmacists' Association
|When:||Saturday, June 16, 2012|
|Time:||Doors open at 6 p.m.; Minister Matthews will be speaking at 7 p.m.|
|Where:||London Convention Centre|
About the Ontario Pharmacists' Association
The Ontario Pharmacists' Association is the professional association that represents the views and interests of more than 13,600 pharmacists and pharmacists-in-training across the province. The Association works to inspire excellence in the profession and practice of pharmacy, and to promote wellness for patients.
For further information:
Hill + Knowlton Strategies
Ontario Pharmacists' Association
416-441-0788 x 4236