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Presentations to knowledge users
  • Lisa McCarthy, Linda MacKeigan and their co-supervised graduate student Ida-Maisie Famiyeh made a presentation titled “Scoping review about patient and the public’s views about pharmacist prescribing” to the Ontario College of Pharmacists (October 20, 2015).
  • Barb Farrell gave a presentation titled “Developing and piloting evidence-based deprescribing guidelines: Experience in long-term care and family health teams” at the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care’s Research to Policy Dialogues (August 20, 2015).
  • Nancy Waite gave a presentation about OPEN’s key findings at the Ontario College of Pharmacists Council Meeting (June 15, 2015).
  • Lisa Dolovich gave a presentation about OPEN’s key findings at the Ontario Pharmacists Association Annual General Meeting (May 29, 2015).
  • Nancy Waite gave a presentation titled “Protecting Ontario residents from influenza by pharmacist-administered flu vaccine: Evidence of policy change impact” to the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care’s Health Services Research Fund Showcase (February 23, 2015).
  • Suzanne Cadarette gave a presentation about OPEN and the results of the pharmacy smoking-cessation study at the Essex County Pharmacists Association Annual General Meeting (January 15, 2015)
  • Lisa Dolovich gave a presentation titled “A descriptive analysis of the Ontario MedsCheck annual program: Selected results” at the Ontario Council meeting (January 2015).
  • Lisa Dolovich gave a presentation titled “Pan Canadian professional pharmacy services” at the Ontario Council meeting (January 2015).
Ontario Centres for Learning, Research and Innovation in Long-Term Care Conference • Building Momentum for Long-Term Care • Ottawa, ON • Nov 9–10, 2015
  • Using deprescribing guidelines in long-term care: The Ottawa experience (oral)
    Farrell B, Conklin J
Canadian Association for Population Therapeutics • 2015 Annual Meeting • Toronto, ON • Nov 1–3, 2015
  • The Ontario MedsCheck Diabetes pharmacist medication review service: A descriptive analysis of service recipients between 2010–2014 using administrative claims data (poster, abstract as PDF)
    Dolovich L, MacCallum L, Consiglio G, MacKeigan L, Bojarski E, Pojskic N, Cadarette S
Society for Medical Decision Making • 37th Annual Meeting • St. Louis, MO • Oct 18–21, 2015
  • Factors affecting the delivery of a pharmacist-led medication review: Evidence from the MedsCheck Annual Service (poster, abstract as PDF)
    Pechlivanoglou P, Abrahamyan L, MacKeigan L, Dolovich L, Consiglio G,  Rac VE, Shin J, Cadarette S, Krahn MD
43rd North American Primary Care Research Group Annual Meeting • Cancun, Mexico • Oct 24–28, 2015
  • An administrative claims data analysis of Pharmaceutical Opinions made by community pharmacists to prescribers in Ontario, Canada (oral, abstract)
    Consiglio G, Cadarette S, Calzavara A, Bojarski E, MacKeigan L, Pojskic N, MacCallum L, Dolovich L
  • Deprescribing guidelines for the elderly: How developmental evaluation is strengthening our process (poster, abstract)
    Farrell B, Bjerre L, Conklin J, Irving H, McCarthy L, Pottie K, Raman-Wilms L, Rojas-Fernandez C, Smith K
  • Implementation of medication management services: Efficiency trumps quality (oral, abstract)
    MacKeigan L, Bensimon C, Winterbottom M, Pojskic N, Bojarski E, MacCallum L, Dolovich L
  • Should I continue taking my proton pump inhibitor? Development and pilot testing of a patient decision aid
    Thompson W, Farrell B, Welch V, Tugwell P, Bjerre L (poster, abstract)
  • The Ontario pharmacist prescribing survey: Understanding the uptake of prescriptive authority among community pharmacists (poster, abstract)
    McCarthy L, Bojarski E, Guirguis L, Pojskic N, Grindrod K, Dolovich L, Waite N
75th FIP World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences • Dusseldorf, Germany • Sep 29–Oct 3, 2015
  • A mixed-methods evaluation of a government-funded medication review program in Ontario, Canada (poster, abstract as PDF)
    MacKeigan L, Dolovich L, MacCallum L, Pojskic N, Cadarette S
  • Understanding the value of collaboration in health services research (poster)
    MacKeigan L, Waite N, Wenger L, Cooke M, Grindrod K, Jennings B, Sproule B, Marshall S, Dolovich L
  • Expanding pharmacy practice research capacity in Canada: The making of a stakeholder-engaged, multi-institutional, multi-disciplinary collaboration (poster)
    MacKeigan L, Dolovich L, Waite N, Marshall S
31st International Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology & Therapeutic Risk Management • Boston, MA • Aug 22–26, 2015
  • Pharmaceutical Opinions in Ontario: A descriptive analysis using administrative claims data (poster)
    Dolovich L, Consiglio GP, Calzavara A, Bojarski EA, MacKeigan L, Pojskic N, MacCallum L, Cadarette SM
  • Ontario MedsCheck Annual pharmacy medication review service: A comparison between initial and well-established implementation periods (poster, abstract as PDF)
    Dolovich L, Consiglio GP, Abrahamyan L, Bojarski EA, MacKeigan L, Pechlivanoglou P, Pojskic N, Rac VE, Su J, Krahn M, Cadarette SM
  • Predictors of Ontario’s medication review program (MedsCheck Annual Service) utilization among Ontario seniors (poster)
    Pechlivanoglou P, Abrahamyan L, MacKeigan L, Dolovich L, Consiglio GP, Rac VE, Shin J, Grootendorst P, Bojarski EA, Cadarette SM, Krahn M
Undergraduate Summer Research Program Poster Day • Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy • U of T • Toronto, ON • Aug 11, 2015
  • Systematic development of a patient questionnaire assessing the quality of MedsCheck services in Ontario (poster)
    Joyian S
  • Uptake of authority to renew and adapt prescriptions by Ontario community pharmacists: A preliminary investigation (oral)
    Babaei-Rad R
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting • National Harbor, MD • Jul 11–15, 2015
  • Building pharmacy practice research skills in a large research collaborative: Reflections at the halfway point (poster)
    Waite N, Jennings B, Sproule B, Dolovich L, Houle S, MacKeigan L, Austin Z, Blay J, Wenger LM
2015 Trillium Primary Health Care Research Day • Toronto, ON • Jun 4, 2015
  • Evaluation of pharmacy services: Capturing the patient perspective (oral)
    Dolovich L, Babaei-Rad R, Akram S, Rietkoetter S, Chang F, Farrell B, MacKeigan L, Nainifard A, Patel T, Slonim K, Waite N
  • Results of the evaluation framework scoping review (poster)
    Dolovich L, Akram S, Rietkoetter S, Chang F, Farrell B, MacKeigan L, Nainifard A, Patel T, Slonim K, Waite N
  • Jurisdictional and evidence review of pharmacist-led minor ailments programs (poster)
    Lee R, McCarthy L
2015 Canadian Pharmacists Conference • Ottawa, ON • May 28–31, 2015

The following abstracts from the 2015 Canadian Pharmacists Conference were published in a special supplement to the Canadian Pharmacists Journal: CPJ. 2015; 148(4):S1-S63.

Oral presentations

  • Capturing activities performed by pharmacists in family health teams (abstract as PDF)
    Gillespie U, Dahrouge S, Dolovich L
  • Community pharmacies providing influenza vaccines in Ontario: A descriptive analysis using administrative data (abstract as PDF)
    Kwong J, Cadarette S, Schneider E, Campitelli M, Church D, Consiglio G, Pojskic N, Houle S, Waite N
  • Deprescribing benzodiazepine receptor agonists: evidence and practical consideration from a BZRA deprescribing guideline (abstract unavailable)
    Thompson W, Farrell B, Pottie K
  • Deprescribing guidelines for the elderly: How developmental evaluation is strengthening our process (abstract as PDF)
    Farrell B, Conklin J, Raman-Wilms L, Smith K, McCarthy L, Pottie K, Rojas-Fernandez C, Bjerre L
  • Effect of age of Ontario community pharmacy patrons’ perspective of pharmacists as influenza immunizers (abstract as PDF)
    Alsabbagh W, Wenger L, Papastergiou J, Pojskic N, Raman-Wilms L, Schneider E, Waite N
  • Evaluation of pharmacy services: Capturing the patient perspective (abstract as PDF)
    Dolovich L, Babaei-Rad R, Akram S, Rietkoetter S, Chang F, Farrell B, MacKeigan L, Nainifard A, Patel T, Slonim K
  • Facilitators and barriers of Ontario pharmacists as providers of influenza vaccination: Surveys of pharmacists and patrons of community pharmacies (abstract as PDF)
    Alsabbagh W, Wenger L, Papastergiou J, Pojskic N, Raman-Wilms L, Schneider E, Waite N
  • Understanding Ontario pharmacists’ personal influenza vaccination rates (abstract as PDF)
    Ziegler B, Alsabbagh W, Houle S, Wenger L, Waite N

Poster presentations

  • A descriptive analysis of the Ontario MedsCheck annual pharmacy medication review service (abstract as PDF)
    Dolovich L, Consiglio G, Abrahamyan L, Bojarski E, MacKeigan L, Pechlivanoglou P, Pojskic N, Rac V, Krahn M, Cadarette S, Su J
  • Barriers and facilitators to implementing an evaluation framework for pharmacy services (abstract as PDF)
    Dolovich L, Akram S, Rietkoetter S, Chang F, Farrell B, MacKeigan L, Nainifard A, Patel T, Slonim K, Waite N
  • Confronting inequities: A review of the literature on pharmacist practice and health care disparities (abstract as PDF)
    Wenger L, Pearson-Sharpe J, Rosenthal M, Waite N
  • Deprescribing guidelines for the elderly: Preliminary outcomes of a developmental evaluation (abstract as PDF)
    Farrell B, Conklin J, Irving H, McCarthy L, Pizzola L, Pottie K, Raman-Wilms L, Rojas-Fernandez C
  • Emerging chronic disease prevention or management programs by community pharmacists: A systematic review (abstract as PDF)
    Chang F, Khan A, Wong K, Patel T
  • Implementation of programs and services by community pharmacists: Barriers, facilitators and operational requirements (abstract as PDF)
    Khan A, Vuong V, Iftikhar N, Patel T, Chang F
  • Key findings from the overview on pharmacist-led interventions to aid deprescribing and optimizing prescribing in the community-based elderly population (abstract as PDF)
    Dolovich L, Rietkoetter S, Lancaster K, Di Nardo L, Nainifard A
  • Survey of community pharmacists: Knowledge, perceptions and practice related to chronic pain (abstract as PDF)
    Patel T, Chang F, Khan A, Raman-Wilms L, Jurcic J, Coulston B, Sproule B
Canadian Association for Health Services and Policy Research Conference • Montréal, QC • May 25–28, 2015
  • Ontario MedsCheck Annual pharmacy medication review service: a comparison between initial and well established implementation periods (poster, abstract as PDF)
    Dolovich L, Consiglio GP, Abrahamyan L, Bojarski EA, MacKeigan L, Pechlivanoglou P, Pojskic N, Rac VE, Su J, Krahn M, Cadarette SM
  • Community pharmacy response to a new provincial drug plan reimbursement policy (poster, abstract as PDF)
    MacKeigan L, Bensimon CM, Winterbottom M, Pojskic N, Bojarski EA, MacCallum L, Dolovich L
  • Capturing activities performed by pharmacists in family health teams (poster)
    Gillespie U, Dolovich L, Dahrouge S
Canadian Immunization Research Network First Annual Meeting • Montréal, QC • May 6–7, 2015
  • Community pharmacies providing influenza vaccine in Ontario: A descriptive analysis using administrative data (oral)
    Kwong J, Cadarette S, Schneider E, Campitelli M, Church D, Consiglio G, Pojskic N, Alsabbagh W, Waite N
  • Pharmacists’ expanded immunization authority: A regulatory review (poster)
    Waite N, Church D, Johnson, S, Raman-Wilms, L, Pojskic N, Pearson-Sharpe J, Schneider E, Houle S
The Ontario Public Health Convention • Toronto, ON • Mar 25–27, 2015
  • Pharmacists as immunizers: Understanding the patient perspective (oral)
    Wenger L, Sergeant O, Schneider E, Pojskic N, Raman-Wilms L, Papastergiou J, Waite NM
  • Community pharmacies providing influenza vaccines in Ontario: A descriptive analysis using administrative data (oral)
    Kwong J, Cadarette S, Schneider E, Campitelli M, Church D, Consiglio G, Pojskic N, Houle S, Waite N