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The third Tuesday in October is National Pharmacy Technician Day.  It is a day to make an extra effort to thank technicians for their invaluable support and contributions throughout the year!

PTSBC is celebrating National Pharmacy Technician Day, October 16th, 2018 by distributing buttons to those interested.

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College of Pharmacists of BC 2018 Board Elections

District 8 - Pharmacy Technicians

Help Share Our 2018 Board Elections with Pharmacy Technicians

The College of Pharmacists of BC is asking for your help in sharing our 2018 Board Elections.

Board members have a significant role and responsibility. The mandate of the Board is to uphold the College’s objective as set out in the Health Professions Act: to serve and protect the public. Board members, whether pharmacists, pharmacy technicians or public appointees, bring diverse points of view to the table and work as a team to make sound policy and governance decisions in the public interest.

You can help us by sharing the Board Elections within your network. Our 2018 Board Elections are open to all pharmacy technicians practicing in BC on Friday, August 31, 2018

Background

Elected College Board members are drawn from eight districts and are elected for three-year terms. The Board consists of 12 members; eight elected pharmacy professionals and four government appointees.

The Board is the elected and appointed body responsible for leading and guiding the College as the regulatory body for pharmacy in British Columbia. It is accountable to the public, and receives its authority from the Health Professions Act and the Pharmacy Operations and Drug Scheduling Act.

It is the duty of a college at all times

  1. To serve and protect the public, and
  2. To exercise its powers and discharge its responsibilities under all enactments in the public interest.

The Board sets the strategy for the College and makes decisions to ensure that the public receives ethical, competent care from British Columbia’s pharmacies and pharmacy professionals.

It is important to note that accountability is different than in a membership organization. Once elected to the Board, pharmacists are not accountable to the registrants in their district, but instead, to protecting the public and to the legislation and bylaws governing the College. While a Board member does have a role in bringing regional perspectives to the Board table and in communicating Board decisions to his or her region, an elected Board member does not represent the electorate.

Polls Open

Polls will be open on Friday, August 31, 2018 to Friday, October 5, 2018 at 5:00 PM PDT.

How to Vote

To vote pharmacy technicians will need to log into eServices.

Each eligible pharmacy technician is entitled to 1 ballot and may vote in favour of 1 candidate in their respective district.

Desired Audience

We are hoping to reach full practicing pharmacy technicians in the following districts:

  • District 8 – Pharmacy Technicians

How to Help

Thank you for helping us share our 2018 Board Elections. We appreciate your support!

You can help us by:

  • Sharing our elections through social media
  • Posting a new item on your website
  • Include a link to our news item in your upcoming email with members

Candidates

For a full list of candidates running in Districts 2, 4, 6 and 8 go to http://www.bcpharmacists.org/election

Content to Share

Share the elections on your website or include it in your next newsletter

http://ow.ly/OIT130lIkEq " width="267" vspace="5" hspace="12" height="192" align="left">Polls are open for the College of Pharmacists of BC’s 2018 Board Elections. This year an election is being held for pharmacy technicians.

Your participation in these elections is needed to select the best representatives from each district to join the College Board.

College Board members have a significant role and responsibility. The College is constantly evolving to meet the needs of the public and pharmacy practice, making selecting the best possible representatives for the College Board all the more important

Board members, whether pharmacists, pharmacy technicians or public appointees, bring diverse points of view to the table and work as a team to make policy and governance decisions in the public interest.

Polls are open from Friday, August 31, 2018 to Friday, October 5, 2018, 5:00 PM.

Voting through the electronic polls is simple and only takes a few minutes. Eligible pharmacy technicians can access the electronic polls by logging in to eServices. For instructions on how to vote, see the E-Voting Instructions.

To learn more about the 2018 Board Elections and how to vote now, visit http://www.bcpharmacists.org/election.

Videos

Videos: https://youtu.be/PoaVdg7C0m4?list=PLtyL4A5u_mkQcp8BUk-KcdEv6wWIxz3os

 

Social Media

Share the call for nomination through social media

Link: http://www.bcpharmacists.org/election

Hashtag: #CPBCElection18

Mention:@BCPharmacists

Graphic: http://ow.ly/OIT130lIkEq

Suggested Facebook and Linked in posts

Facebook/LinkedIn

  1. Polls are now open for the College’s 2018 Board Elections! Log in to your eServices account to cast your vote and ensure the best possible person in your district is represented at the College Board Table.

Completed electronic ballots must be submitted by 5:00PM on Friday, October 5,, 2018.

Learn more at: http://ow.ly/MhmM30lIkPp

  1. To all pharmacy technicians: Electronic polls are now open for the College’s 2018 Board Elections! Cast your vote and make sure a great district representative joins the Board Table.

Completed electronic ballots must be submitted by 5:00PM on Friday, October 5,, 2018.

Learn more at: http://ow.ly/MhmM30lIkPp

Twitter

  1. Polls are open for pharmacy technicians for the 2018 Board Elections. Vote before Oct 5 at 5pm! http://ow.ly/MhmM30lIkPp
  2. Polls for the @bcpharmacists 2018 Board Elections are open until October 5 at 5pm! Vote on eServices. http://ow.ly/MhmM30lIkPp
  3. Have your say at the Board Table. Vote in the 2018 Board Election. Polls open to pharmacy technicians until Oct 5 at 5pm. http://ow.ly/MhmM30lIkPp

Contact Information

If you have questions or are looking for more information about this engagement please feel free to contact the College of Pharmacists of BC Communications and Engagement Department at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 778-991-4204.

About the College of Pharmacists of BC

The College of Pharmacists of BC regulates the pharmacy profession in the public interest. We set and enforce standards and promote best practices for the delivery of pharmacy care in British Columbia. Our vision is to provide better health through excellence in

Dear PTSBC Members,

The next CSHP-BC event is Clinical Symposium 2018 on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at the Italian Cultural Center in Vancouver. Come join us for an exciting night of networking, a delicious Italian buffet dinner with dessert, and 3 educational topics and engaging speakers worth 2.0 CEUs. For those who are unable to attend in person, the conference will be live-streamed so you can participate in the comforts of your own home or office.

Featured presentations and speakers include:

-          What to expect when you’re not expecting a pregnant patient, Dr. Vanessa Paquette PharmD

-          Clostridium difficile Management: What’s In and What’s Out? Dr. Colin Lee PharmD

-          Management of Opioid Use Disorder in Hospital Settings, Dr. Nadia Fairbairn MD 

Register now! Early bird deadline is September 19th, 2018.

For registration and more information, see attached brochure or visit: https://clinicalsymposium2018.eventbrite.ca

Hope to see you all there!

Erica Wang

2018 Programs Chair, CSHP-BC Branch

E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

P.S. The CSHP-BC AGM will be November 23-24th, 2018 at the Marriott Hotel in Downtown Vancouver. Featured topics and updates include: New Canadian Diabetes Guidelines, Pharmaceutical Sciences Division of the Ministry of Health, Indigenous Cultural Sensitivity, Debate on Comprehensive vs. Targeted Clinical Pharmacy Services, Influenza, Psychiatric Effects of Marijuana, and workshops on Hypertension and Chronic Kidney Disease. Again, we will be hosting an AGM After Party with lots of food, drinks, games and networking. Save the date and mark your calendars!

 

 

Board elections will be held this fall for registrants in district 8 (Pharmacy Technicians).

You can play an important role in these elections by identifying and nominating the best possible candidates or deciding to run yourself. In 2017, the Board approved bylaw changes to increase the length of elected Board member terms of office. Board members elected in 2018 will serve a 3 year term.

Board members have a significant role and responsibility. It is important to remember that while an election process is used to establish Board membership, the mandate of the Board is to uphold the College’s duty as set out in the Health Professions Act: to serve and protect the public. It is an honour and a privilege to self-regulate our own professions and one which we all take seriously.

Board members, whether pharmacists, pharmacy technicians or public appointees, bring diverse points of view to the table and work as a team to make sound policy and governance decisions in the public interest. Every new Board member receives an orientation to the Board’s governance model and is required to take and sign an Oath of Office indicating their understanding and commitment to their role.

Registrants in district 2 (Fraser Valley), 4 (Kootenay / Okanagan), 6 (Urban Hospitals) and 8 (Pharmacy Technicians) are eligible to run in the 2018 Board elections. (See the District Chart).

Submitting Nominations

Nomination forms must be submitted electronically to the College by emailing the form to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by faxing to 604.733.2493 (toll free 800.377.8129).

Nominees must also email an electronic document with a 500 word or less biography and a high resolution digital photo (JPG or PNG) to //This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Nomination forms and information about the role and responsibilities of the College Board are available online.

The deadline for election nominations is Friday, August 17, 2018 at 5:00 PM (PDT).

These are exciting and challenging times for pharmacy, as government and the public look to pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to play an enhanced role in providing quality health care. The College needs passionate and forward thinking Board members who are dedicated to our mandate of delivering safe and effective pharmacy care as our professions evolve.

Board Elections: Key Dates

  • August 17, 2018 - Deadline for nomination forms, biographies and photos (5:00 PM PDT)
  • August 31, 2018 - Online election poll opens (9:00 AM PDT)
  • October 5, 2018 - Online election poll closes (5:00 PM PDT)

Retrieved from the CPBC website: http://www.bcpharmacists.org/news/nominate-candidates-or-run-yourself-2018-board-elections

 

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