Our membership and the benefits we provide continue to grow every day.
The new Guidebook curates up-to-date information from the latest clinical practice guidelines and combines this together with expert opinion and practical advice.
Members participated in a study led by Dr. Lori MacCallum focused on identifying barriers and facilitators to follow-up and testing strategies to encourage pharmacist routine monitoring and follow up.
This practical resource for health care providers, developed in response to new information about SGLT2 inhibitors, was downloaded over 3000 times the first month after launch.
This grant supports research into strategies needed to encourage pharmacist routine follow-up after an initial medication review in people with diabetes.
This event took place at the 20th Diabetes Canada/CSEM Professional Conference and featured an interactive panel discussion with guest Dr. Ross Tsuyuki on “Unlocking Pharmacists’ Full Potential: Learning from Alberta”.
We collaborated with Dr. Denice Feig from the Banting & Best Diabetes Centre to explore Preconception Care in Women with Diabetes: What Do Pharmacists Need to Know?.
Building from the discussion at our 4th annual event, in this module we further consider Where is the Profession of Pharmacy Headed?.
The Diabetes Pharmacists Network surpassed this milestone just two years after our launch.
Our 4th event took place at the 19th CDA/CSEM Professional Conference and featured a presentation from Dean Neil J. MacKinnon on “Where is the Profession of Pharmacy Headed? Results from a National Survey in Canada”.
In response to member feedback, pre-tests and post-tests were added to each Interactive Learning module, allowing users to obtain a Certificate of Participation and answer key.
We sat down with our Program Director Dr. Lori MacCallum to explore SGLT2 Inhibitors: What Do Pharmacists Need To Know?.
Collaborated with Dr. Rene Wong from the Banting & Best Diabetes Centre to create a module on the Initiation & Titration of Insulin in Type 2 Diabetes.
Watch our video to learn how the Diabetes Pharmacists Network is supporting and empowering pharmacists to improve the lives of people with diabetes.
Our 3rd annual event took place at the International Diabetes Federation World Diabetes Congress. Renowned panelists from Canada and abroad presented and lead a discussion on “Pharmacy Practice-Based Research in Diabetes”.
Dr. Gary Lewis, Director of the BBDC, is the featured expert on Should Every Patient with Diabetes ≥ 55 Years of Age Receive an Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) Inhibitor or Angiotensin II Receptor Blocker (ARB)?.
Our first module featured our Program Director Dr. Lori MacCallum as she spoke about Individualizing Drug Therapy in Patients with Diabetes and Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD).
A committee of pharmacists was formed to provide advice and input on Banting & Best Diabetes Centre initiatives to support the Diabetes Pharmacists Network.
After two years of ideation and development of our custom learning framework, we officially launched the Interactive Learning Program to members of the Diabetes Pharmacists Network.
We launched the “Guide Pour La Prise En Charge Du Diabète À L’Intention Des Pharmaciens”.
This milestone was achieved only 7 months after we launched the Diabetes Pharmacists Network.
Pharmacists from across Canada were again invited to the Banting & Best Diabetes Centre to provide input on the next educational initiative which would become the Interactive Learning program.
Dr. Lori MacCallum and Dr. Rene Wong received funding from Sun Life Financial to develop an online learning program in diabetes for pharmacists across Canada.
Our 2nd annual event took place at the 17th CDA/CSEM Professional Conference, where members discussed “Trials and Tribulations of Implementing Patient-Centred Care in Diabetes in the Community Pharmacy Setting”.
We celebrated our launch of the Guidebook by distributing 4000 copies to subscribers of the Canadian Pharmacists Journal. Our campaign announcing the Guidebook had over 1.38 million media impressions.
More than 170 people signed up to become a member within the first month after launch.
We released a video to encourage pharmacists from across Canada to get involved in finding ways to improve the lives of people with diabetes.
Prior to our official launch, we hosted our 1st networking event as part of the 15th CDA/CSEM Professional Conference, where an initial group of 70 interested pharmacists formed a promising foundation for a new network.
Pharmacists from diverse practices across Canada travelled to the Banting & Best Diabetes Centre to brainstorm about opportunities and gaps in diabetes care and where pharmacists could play a greater role.
Directors from the BBDC met with stakeholders to discuss potential strategies for improving diabetes care through knowledge translation. It was evident that the role of pharmacists in optimizing patient outcomes remained untapped.