Continuing Professional Development for Pharmacists (CPDP)

College of Pharmacy and Nutrition
University of Saskatchewan
110 Science Place
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7N 5C9

Telephone: (306) 966-6350
Fax: (306) 966-6377

noticePlease help us to keep CPDP's database up to date by sending us a change of address when you move, this will also make sure that you will not miss any of the CE program mailouts. Use the same form to notify us of any change in your Last Name. You can phone (306-966-6350), fax (306-966-6377), email ( or fill in a Change of Address/Name Change form and submit your change to us. Thank you.
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Lisa Bagonluri - Manager ( )

Nora Jacek - Secretary (

Mary-Ann Dogoe - Program Assistant (


Fall/Winter Regular Hours:
Monday through Friday - 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon; 1:00 pm - 4:30pm; subject to change.


The College based Continuing Pharmacy Education unit, was established July 31, 1995. The goal of this unit is to develop, deliver, and evaluate quality, reasonably priced, continuing professional education to meet the needs of the pharmacists of Saskatchewan in terms of maintaining competence to practice and fulfilling the SCP licensure requirements.

CPDP News...  

phrmnew announcement May 19th -- Bill 151 "An Act to amend The Pharmacy Act, 1996" received Royal Assent:    Bill 151 received Royal Assent on May 14th, 2015, you can read the Bylaws and Standards documents on the Saskatchewan College of Pharmacists website, on the "Legislation page" at

phrm May 14th -- Privacy Officer Re-Certification Training:    Save the date, we will be offering this training in Saskatoon on Sunday, September 13, 2015 & in Regina on Sunday, September 27, 2015. Please keep watching this website for details, we will also be sending email announcements to pharmacists who are on our e-distribution lists, once we have details finalized.  Unable to attend one of these live sessions?  We will be offering the re-Certification training online a few weeks after the live sessions have finished.

phrm May 14th, 2015 -- New posting for a CE program:  For the poster and details, please see the "Live CPD Events" page.  To go there, see the menu at the top of this page on the right-hand side and click on the Live CPD Events line.

phrm  April 23rd, 2015:   more CPR courses have been added for Saskatoon through the University of Saskatchewan. The date will be Saturday, June 6  & Sunday, June 7, 2015; as well as Saturday, June 20 & 21, 2015.  As before, please phone the CPDP office to register for this course. For details, see the "Live CPD Events" page, that link is located in the right-hand menu at the top of this page.  **Please note: If pharmacists decide to take the CPR course from an organization other than the University of Saskatchewan or the University of Regina, that is acceptable.  Pharmacists must ensure they are taking a course that meets the following criteria:  the course must be between 16 - 18 hours in length, the course must be a Standard First Aid course with AED.  Pharmacists who do take a "non-University" CPR class will be asked to provide a copy of the following to the CPDP Office:  the course description, the certificate, and the wallet card issued on completion of the course.  These copies can be faxed or mailed to the offfice.  We will staple them to your Immunization Course registration form as proof of your completion.

phrm March 19th, 2015:  It's Here! -- The Immunization and Injection Training Program has added 2 more Live Sessions:  for Saskatoon; we have added Saturday, September 12th, a.m. and p.m. sessions.  For Regina; we have added Saturday, September 26th, a.m. and p.m. sessions. The Registration Form is posted on the "Live CPD Events" page, that link is located in the right-hand menu at the top of this page.  With regard to this Immunization and Injection Training Program:  Since its introduction in the Legislature, Bill 151 to amend The Pharmacy Act (1996), is proceeding through the legislative process.  Amongst other things, the bill authorizes pharmacists to administer drugs by injection and other routes. CPDP would like to be ready when this legislation comes into force allowing pharmacists to administer drugs by injection, in particular to prepare pharmacists to administer flu vaccines to patients for the 2015 flu season.  CPDP’s training program meets the NAPRA competencies that were adapted from the Public Health Agency of Canada competencies
This training will be a two-part program which blends on-line learning with a live program.  The live program will include theory and practical aspects of administering drugs via injections.  In order to attend Part 2, you must complete Part 1 online in advance; and you must have your current First Aid/CPR with AED, deadlines will be in place prior to attending the live component.  For more details, see the "Live CPD Events" page, that link is located in the right-hand menu at the top of this page.

phrm CPDP and Anti-Spam Legislation:   On July 1, 2014, Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) came into effect.  Our office will be making every effort to comply with this legislation.  Pharmacists, who are currently on our email distribution lists, have already received 2 mass emails with this information and an "unsubscribe" option as part of their content.  Our office has been asking pharmacists on these lists, to give us their written consent in order to allow us to continue sending our emails to them.  If you are not on our email lists but would like to receive our electronic announcements, invitations, and notices about live CE events, please email us at  with the subject line "subscribe reminders" and type in text giving us your written consent to do so.  Every email from July 1, 2014 going forward will always include an unsubscribe link, pharmacists may unsubscribe from our lists at any time.  To read more CASL info online please go to 

To View Continuing Education Programs or Information on the Learning Portfolio
Click on the Page Links Below:

Live CPD Events
Directory of CPD Programs and Distance Education Resources
SK Pharmacists Learning Portfolio
Health Professional Agencies Directory of websites
Drug Information Resources/medSask Recommended Internet Sites


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CCCEP: The Canadian Council on Continuing Education in Pharmacy Cdn Flag
The national coordinating and accrediting body for continuing pharmacy education in Canada.

SHIRP: Saskatchewan's Online Library for Health Professionals Sask Flag
BSP candidates, did you know that you lose access to library resources when you leave campus? SHIRP is able to fill that gap, it is a provincially funded free electronic library available to registered health professionals -- including pharmacists. It is accessed through provincial health regions, through PIP or through independent account set up. Visit the SHIRP website.

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