Conference Overview 2020

CPERC 2020 Accepted Oral and Poster Abstracts published in CPJ

AFPC’s 2020 annual Canadian Pharmacy Education and Research Conference (CPERC 2020) was scheduled for May 21-24 in Montreal, Quebec. Regrettably, CPERC 2020 was cancelled in mid-March due to the global COVID-19 pandemic.

To share some of the pharmacy education initiatives and research that would have been presented at CPERC, the peer-reviewed abstracts accepted for presentation at CPERC 2020 are published in a special supplement of the Canadian Pharmacists Journal (CPJ/RPC November / December 2020, Vol 153, No 6). The 95 abstracts are grouped by oral or poster sessions, under the categories of pharmacy education, pharmacy practice and pharmaceutical science. Details on how to cite in the author’s CV for their accepted presentation at CPERC 2020 conference and for abstract publication in CPJ are provided.

AFPC appreciates the support of CPJ and the Canadian Pharmacists Association in helping to promote and disseminate pharmacy education initiatives, educational scholarship, pharmaceutical science and pharmacy practice research.





March 11, 2020: The situation with the COVID-19 pandemic has evolved very quickly over the past few days and, amongst other things, is affecting conferences and universities. Just today the University of Montreal issued a directive that all activities resulting in large gatherings are to be canceled or postponed. These measures include conferences and will be in place until the situation returns to normal. Today, the Quebec premier called for organizers to cancel all indoor events attracting crowds of more than 250 people and all other large gatherings that are not considered essential. We expect similar directives from other universities and provinces soon.

Due to such travel restrictions, and that COVID-19 has been declared a pandemic by WHO, AFPC has decided to cancel the 2020 Canadian Pharmacy Education and Research Conference, which was to be held in Montreal from May 21-24. The CPERC Working Group and AFPC Board will be discussing options for rescheduling or virtual presentations of some of the content.

Full refunds will be issued to those of you who have already registered. If you have already booked your travel, please contact your airline or travel agent, and/or your insurance agency if you purchased cancellation insurance, to find out your options. If you have already booked your accommodation, please contact the hotel to cancel your reservation.

We regret this has happened, as we had an exceptional program for CPERC, and members are always excited about the opportunity to reconnect. However, the well-being of our members and Canadians is top priority.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Janet Cooper
Executive Director


Join your colleagues in Montreal for AFPC’s 77th annual meeting and Canadian Pharmacy Education and Research Conference (CPERC), May 21-24, 2020 at the Hotel Omni Mont-Royal. CPERC 2020 is co-hosted by Université de Montréal and Université Laval. The program will consist of educational streams for pharmacy educators and researchers in all disciplines and interests. AFPC's Educational Assessment and Program Evalution SIGs are hosting a post-CPERC PharmD Assessment Symposium.

REGISTER NOW FOR CPERC 2020! Early bird rates end April 15, 2020.  


See the preliminary Program-at-a-Glance and Post-CPERC PharmD Assessment Symposium.

Hotel Omni Mont-Royal, 1050 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, Quebec H3A-2R6

Special group rate for CPERC delegates @ $239 per night:

Note: CPERC rates for the hotel are in effect from May 19-24, 2020 (rates extended 3 days pre & post event based on availability of guestrooms). The booking deadline is April 28, 2020.

Book early as the room block is expected to sell out.

We look forward to seeing you in Montreal!

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