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  • Lalitha Raman-Wilms gave a presentation about OPEN and research milestones to the Canadian Society for Hospital Pharmacists (November 14, 2014).
  • Nancy Waite gave a webinar presentation about OPEN and project milestones to Sanofi Canada’s evidence, value and access group (June 13, 2014).
  • Nancy Waite gave a presentation about OPEN and project milestones to Ontario’s Pharmacy Council (March 20, 2014).
  • Nancy Waite gave a presentation about OPEN and project milestones at the Ontario Pharmacists Association’s Long-Term Care meeting (March 20, 2014).
  • Nancy Waite and Nedzad Pojskic gave a presentation about OPEN’s research to the Ontario Pharmacists Association (March 19, 2014).
  • Nancy Waite and Kelly Grindrod gave a webinar presentation to the Canadian Pharmacists Association about OPEN’s research and how the program’s knowledge translation and exchange strategy is helping to further pharmacy, practice and policy (February 26, 2014).
2014 Australasian Pharmaceutical Sciences Association Conference • Brisbane, Australia • Dec 5–7, 2014
  • Expanding roles for pharmacists in Canada: Lessons for educators and the profession (keynote address)
    Waite N
  • Pharmacists as prescribers: Canadian update (oral)
    Waite N
2014 Canadian Immunization Conference • Ottawa, ON • Dec 2–4, 2014
  • Patient perspectives on pharmacists as immunizers: A scoping review (oral)
    Wenger L, Sergeant O, Schneider E, Pojskic N, Raman-Wilms L, Papastergiou J, Waite N
  • Pharmacists’ expanded immunization authority: A global regulatory review (poster)
    Church D, Johnson S, Raman-Wilms L, Pojskic N, Schneider E, Houle S, Waite N
  • Pharmacy students as immunizers: A scoping review of the literature (poster)
    Church D, Johnson S, Raman-Wilms L, Pojskic N, Schneider E, Houle S, Waite N
42nd North American Primary Care Research Group Annual Meeting • New York, NY • Nov 21–25, 2014
  • Deprescribing guidelines for the elderly: Preliminary outcomes of a developmental evaluation (poster)
    Farrell B, Conklin J, Raman-Wilms L, McCarthy L, Rojas-Fernandez C, Pottie K, Irving H, Pizzola L
Canadian Association for Population Therapeutics: 2014 Annual Conference • Toronto, ON • Nov 2–4, 2014

Abstracts from the CAPT 2014 conference are available free from the Journal of Population Therapeutics and Clinical Pharmacology.

See the special issue of J Popul Ther Clin Pharmcol. 2014. 21(3): e453–e485 — Drivers of change: How HTA, evidence and policy affect perceptions of value and health care practice (PDF). The three OPEN presentations below are abstracts 9, 12 and 40 in the PDF.

  • Retrospective evaluation of drug therapy recommendations made by pharmacists providing Pharmaceutical Opinion service in Ontario (oral)
    Pojskic N, Dolovich L
  • A descriptive analysis of the Ontario MedsCheck annual pharmacy medication review service (oral)
    Dolovich L, Consiglio GP, Abrahamyan L, Bojarski E, MacKeigan L, Pechlivanoglou P, Pojskic N, Rac VE, Su J, Krahn M, Cadarette SM
  • Expanding pharmacists’ immunization authority in Ontario: A jurisdictional and scoping review (poster)
    Church D, Waite NM, Schneider E
2014 Canadian Association on Gerontology Conference • Niagara Falls, ON • Oct 16–18, 2014
  • Do stakeholder advisory committees help to promote the uptake and use of new research findings? (poster)
    Conklin J, Grindrod K, Chun K, Cadieux M-A, Mercer K
2014 OPEN Summit • Toronto, ON • Oct 7–8, 2014

summit logoHeld at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Toronto, the 2014 OPEN Summit showcased the breadth of our research at the program’s halfway point, while bringing together investigators, students, knowledge users and healthcare professionals to discuss project findings and their implications on pharmacy policy and practice.

Over the two days of the 2014 Summit, OPEN’s researchers, staff and students gave 20 oral and 13 poster presentations.

Please see the media and summary page for further information about this OPEN event.

Ontario Pharmacy Association’s 2014 Conference • Leading Practice Evolution • Toronto, ON • Jun 19–21, 2014
  • The OPEN study: An overview (oral)
    Dolovich L
Canadian Evaluation Society’s 35th Evaluation Conference • Ottawa, ON • Jun 15–18, 2014
  • Building deprescribing capacity through developmental evaluation: Can evidence-based medicine co-exist with complexity science? (oral)
    Conklin J
Canadian Society for Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2014 Annual Meeting • Montréal, QC • Jun 10–13, 2014
  • Pharmacy students as immunizers: Review and policy recommendations (oral)
    Johnson S, Waite N, Schneider E
2014 Canadian Pharmacists Conference • Saskatoon • May 31–Jun 3, 2014

The following abstracts from the 2014 Canadian Pharmacists Conference were published in Canadian Pharmacists Journal, 2014, 147(4):S1-S60. PDFs of the OPEN abstracts from that meeting are reproduced here with permission from Sage Journals.

  • Deprescribing in a family health team: A pilot study of chronic proton pump inhibitor (PPI) use (oral, abstract as PDF)
    Walsh K, Kwan D, Marr P, Papoushek C, Lyon K
  • Pharmacy students as immunizers: Review and policy recommendations (oral, abstract as PDF)
    Johnson S, Waite N, Schneider E
  • Capturing the perspectives of policy makers, physicians and pharmacists about the evaluation of pharmacy services (oral, abstract as PDF)
    Dolovich L, Slonim K, MacKeigan L, Patel T, Waite N, Chang F, Farrell B
  • Developing and implementing more inclusive demographic survey questions (oral, abstract as PDF)
    Chang F, Cook KM, Cooke M, McCarthy L, Sproule B, Waite N
  • Patient perspectives on pharmacists as immunizers: A scoping review (oral, abstract as PDF)
    Sergeant O, Wenger L, Schneider E, Waite NM
  • Chronic pain stakeholder engagement workshop (poster, abstract as PDF)
    Cheng F, Khan A, Patel T, Grindrod K, Aoki K, Chen K, Milic A, Mercer K, Sproule B
  • Developing, implementing and evaluating deprescribing guidelines for the elderly as a mixed methods approach (poster, abstract as PDF)
    Farrell B, Conklin J, Ward N, Irving H, Raman-Wilms L, McCarthy L, Rojas-Fernandez C, Pottie K, Eisener-Parsche P, Sunstrum L
2014 Trillium Primary Health Care Research Day • Toronto, ON • May 28, 2014
  • Capturing the perspectives of academics, policy makers, physicians and pharmacists about the evaluation of pharmacy services (oral)
    Dolovich L, Rietkoetter S
  • Key findings from the overview on pharmacist-led interventions to aid deprescribing and optimizing prescribing in the community-based elderly population (oral)
    Dolovich L, Rietkoetter S, Lancaster K, Di Nardo L, Nainifard A
Canadian Association for Health Services and Policy Research • Convergence of Health Policy and Evidence
Bridge Over Troubled Water • Toronto, ON • May 12–15, 2014
  • Uptake of the Ontario Pharmacy Smoking Cessation Program, 2011–2013 (oral)
    Wong, L