AFPC Annual Conference 2013
CANADIAN PHARMACY EDUCATION AND RESEARCH CONFERENCE (CPERC)
The 2013 4th annual CPERC Conference and 70th AFPC Annual General Meeting will be held in Niagara-on-the Lake on June 11-13, 2013 in the Vintage Hotels. The theme for the 2013 conference is Leading Change Through Innovation and Technology.
The preliminary version of the conference program is now posted (see conference program web page).
The conference opens on Tuesday evening June 11 with a reception. The educational program begins on Wednesday, June 12 with a plenary session, a session about informatics education, and short presentations on innovative initiatives in pharmacy education and research. Also, on June 12 National award winnersí presentations will occur. On Thursday, June 13 the day includes poster presentations; and sessions on the new CCAPP accreditation standards, experiential learning, round table discussions about selected education / research topics, and short presentations on innovative initiatives in pharmacy education and research.
Posters will be presented and judged on June 13. The AFPC Annual General Business Meeting is scheduled at 12:30 PM on June 12 with lunch being served. All conference registrants are invited to attend.
To wind up the conference AFPC delegates with tickets will attend the closing banquet. The closing banquet is an excellent opportunity to celebrate all of our award winners and experience a unique dining experience at a local dining establishment. Get your tickets!
Call for abstracts: Abstract submission is available online. For details of abstract requirements click here. The deadline for submission of abstracts is April 15, 2013.
Registration: Please register using the AFPC website link. Please note that you will be contacted separately for payment. Full early bird member registration of $500 will include the opening reception on June 11, 2013 and the annual business meeting lunch on June 12, 2013. For those attending the awards banquet on Thursday evening June 13, 2013 there will be an additional charge (price to be determined) to offset event costs (meal and facility rental).
Hotel: The conference is being held at the Vintage Hotels. The hotel has 3 local properties (Queen's Landing, Prince of Wales, Pillar and Post). The main conference will be held at Queen's Landing. The following link provides additional information about Niagara-on-the-Lake and area. [click here]
Hotel Reservations: Depending on the room daily room rates at the Vintage Hotel are $219-369 plus taxes, if reserved before May 11, 2013 (Rooms types are run of the house and suites). To reserve a room please phone 1-888-669-5566 and quote the reservation number 1200353 to secure your reservation with a credit card. The hotel website is www.vintage-hotels.com
Transportation: Niagara-on-the-Lake is approximately 1.5 hours from the Toronto and Hamilton Airports. There is a shuttle from the airports. We are suggesting the use of Niagara Air Bus shuttle [click here]. A travel discount is available for AFPC conference attendees by inserting the conference /promo code 063 at the beginning of the booking process. The discount is automatically calculated. In addition, you can call the reservations line 905-374-8111 or email to email@example.com. If you have already booked and would like to obtain the discount please contact Doreen Sproule (email firstname.lastname@example.org).
AFPC Program Planning Committee for 2013:
Core members are Nancy Waite (Co-Chair), Cynthia Richard (Co-chair), Sandra Bjelajac Meija, Dave Edwards, Patricia Gerber, Sharon Mitchell, Eric Schneider, Linda Suveges and Harold Lopatka. For more information, please contact members of the planning committee or Dr. Harold Lopatka, Executive Director, AFPC, at email@example.com .