I-PASS

Wednesday, September 14, 8:00AM - 4:00PM @ TCU Place (35 22nd St E)

I-PASS is a one-day symposium organized by the Health Sciences Students’ Association of Saskatchewan (HSSA-SK).  The purpose of I-PASS is to introduce health sciences students to the concept of inter-professional collaboration, giving an overview of some of the issues facing Saskatchewan health services. Students explore inter-professional initiatives being implemented to address these issues and consider the roles that current and future health professionals play in the area of patient-centred care.  The day will feature keynote speakers, smaller breakout sessions with your choice of topics, and various exhibitor booths. Attendance is mandatory for all first-year students.

Health Sciences Career Fair

Saturday, September 17th, 10:00am to 2:00pm @ TCU Place (35 22nd St E)

The University of Saskatchewan and the Student Employment and Career Centre are pleased to announce that they will be hosting the Health Sciences Career Fair. All students and alumni pursuing a career or further education in the Health Sciences field are invited to attend.
 
Visit our website to review our career fair Tips for Success, and to view the list of exhibitors attending.
 
A number of Pharmacy employers will also be hosting information sessions and conducting interviews this fall. For more information, please visit the Events Calendar in CareerLink, or talk to your SPNSS reps.

PAS Meet and Greet

Thursday, September 22, 5:30pm - Louis' Loft

The SPNSS Senior Stick Elect acts as a liaison between the Pharmacy Association of Saskatchewan and pharmacy students at the U of S.  All pharmacy students are encouraged to attend to learn more about the advocacy organization that represents pharmacists across Saskatchewan.  Even better? You have the chance to become a PAS student member and get your name in to win some sweet prizes!

CSHP Student Symposium

Thursday, Spetember 29th, 5:00pm - 8:00pm @ Health Science E1150

The annual CSHP Student Symposium is just around the corner, mark your calendars!

The schedule for the evening includes:

  • a short presentation entailing an introduction to the Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacy (CSHP)
  • an overview of hospital practice and reasons why you should join CSHP.
  • presentations from pharmacists in both large and small hospital practice as well as the directors of the Saskatoon Health Region and Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region.
  • Rx3 and Rx4 students are invited to attend presentation from the residency coordinators and current pharmacy residents in room E1150. Following the presentation students can participate in an informal networking session.

Pizza and refreshments will be served outside of the Pharmacy Skills Lab. Students will have the opportunity to network with future employers and ask questions.


Pharmacy Professional Enhancement Day

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017, Time and Location TBD 

PED is an opportunity for students, faculty, and community members to network and learn about a relevant healthcare topic from a keynote speaker. 

Although this event typically occurs twice annually, we have decided to proceed with a joint event focusing on a topic relevant for all of our SPNSS members by combining Nutrition and Pharmacy PED into a single event. We are excited to announce that the topic of this year's PED is probiotics and we have invited Dragana Skokovic-Sunjic to speak. Dragana, is a clinical pharmacist and Canadian expert in probiotics from Hamilton, Ontario. Her presentation, "Probiotics: Gut and Beyond", is aimed to review recent evidence and the role of probiotics as an intervention for critical issues faced in the health care system. This presentation will also look at preliminary evidence for probiotics beyond the gut, with special focus on their role in modifying mood and brain function.

The evening will begin with cocktails at 5:30 pm, and supper will be served at 6 pm. Dragana will begin her presentation at 7:15 pm.

The buffet-style meal will feature a fresh seasonal vegetable medley, garlic cheddar mashed potatoes, marinated garlic herb breast of chicken, and an ice cream sundae bar with assorted toppings. A vegetarian option will also be available.

You can purchase tickets from Picatic from Monday February 27th until 9:00pm Monday March 6th

Tickets are $15.


PAS/CAPSI/SPNSS Professional Services Symposium: Bridging the Gap

Monday, November 28, Thorv 110 5-8pm

CAPSI, PAS and the SPNSS have joined up to provide a symposium on professional services for students. This event is FREE for pharmacy students to attend! This is a great way to learn more about the expanding scope of pharmacists and how to implement the new roles into your practice! Topics will include: The influenza immunization program, billing for expanded services, how to provide SMAP and PACT services, and what new services may be funded in Saskatchewan in the future.

Nutrition Professional Enhancement Day

Tuesday, March 14th, German Cultural Centre (Edelweiss Hall) @ 5:30 pm

Nutrition PED is planned by the Dietitians of Canada Senior Liaison.  A keynote speaker addresses Pharmacy and Nutrition students, faculty, staff, and practicing professionals about a timely topic concerning the field of dietetics.  This is historically one of the most well-attended events of the year for Nutrition students and brings students and other stakeholders together to discuss the profession outside of the classroom. PED serves to be a great networking opportunity for students.

Although this event typically occurs twice annually, we have decided to proceed with a joint event focusing on a topic relevant for all of our SPNSS members by combining Nutrition and Pharmacy PED into a single event. We are excited to announce that the topic of this year's PED is probiotics and we have invited Dragana Skokovic-Sunjic to speak. Dragana, is a clinical pharmacist and Canadian expert in probiotics from Hamilton, Ontario. Her presentation, "Probiotics: Gut and Beyond", is aimed to review recent evidence and the role of probiotics as an intervention for critical issues faced in the health care system. This presentation will also look at preliminary evidence for probiotics beyond the gut, with special focus on their role in modifying mood and brain function.

The evening will begin with cocktails at 5:30 pm, and supper will be served at 6 pm. Dragana will begin her presentation at 7:15 pm.

The buffet-style meal will feature a fresh seasonal vegetable medley, garlic cheddar mashed potatoes, marinated garlic herb breast of chicken, and an ice cream sundae bar with assorted toppings. A vegetarian option will also be available.

You can purchase tickets from Picatic from Monday February 27th until 9:00pm Monday March 6th. 

Tickets are $15.

Student-Faculty Wine and Cheese Night

Thursday, March 2, 2017, Louis Loft @ 5:30pm

The SPNSS is pleased to invite you to our annual Wine and Cheese Night! This year our speaker will be Dr. Murray Opdahl, a pain management specialist in Saskatoon.  Dr. Opdahl will be presenting on medicinal marijuana.  He will provide us with an overview of the topic, and then delve into his experience with it in his practice.
 
The event will be held at Louis Loft on Thursday, March 2 from 5:30-7:30 pm.  The cost to attend is $10, which includes a glass of wine and an assortment of cheese and crackers. You may bring this money with you to the event.
 
If you are interested in attending, please sign up by noon, February 23.

Health Innovation & Public Policy Conference

Wedesday, March 15th, 2017, Health Science Building E-Wing Room 1150, @ 12:30-5:00pm

You are invited to the annual Health Innovation & Public Policy Conference for which the theme this year is ‘Beyond the Bedside’. This is an annual multidisciplinary student-run conference that attracts around 500 attendees and high-profile speakers. This year’s conference which will be held on Wednesday March 15th from 12:30-5pm in Room E1150 of the Health Sciences building in Saskatoon. We have some very exciting speakers coming, including Dr. Granger Avery (CMA President), André Picard (Globe & Mail Health Columnist), Dr. Ubaka Ogbogu (Faculty of Law & Pharmaceutical Sciences, U of A), Dr. Jaris Swidrovich (First Nations doctor of pharmacy, HIV/AIDS activist), and Marilou Gagnon (Nurse, Founder of The Radical Nurse, UOttawa Associate Professor).

The conference is open to anyone, free to attend, and includes lunch. We will also be broadcasting the conference via Telehealth to select locations across Saskatchewan.

Attendees must register for free on the Picatic page by March 10th.

We also have a Facebook event page.

PAS Conference 2017

The Pharmacy Association of Saskatchewan’s annual conference will be taking place in Saskatoon from May 5th-7th this year at TCU place. The theme for this year is “Portraits of a Healthy Saskatchewan” and will focus on providing information about some of the key populations within our province by offering tools to improve your knowledge and relationships with your patients. Topics will include Indigenous cultural safety, optimizing medications in the elderly, FASD, working with patients with anxiety, responding to the opioid crisis, and many more. 

Most importantly, registration is only $99.00 plus tax for students and the Pharmacy Cornerstone Fund has pledged up to $3000 to help cover the registration cost for students. Students must pay the fee upfront, but details of reimbursement will be sent out at a later date. Of note, students do not have to be a PAS member to attend the conference. 

Although many students already have accommodations in Saskatoon, PAS has reserved hotel rooms at the Holiday Inn Downtown for those who may require them. Hotel rooms will be $159/night if using the PAS special conference price.

This conference is also a great opportunity to enhance your professional knowledge as well as network and meet pharmacists from all across the province. At the conference there is an opportunity for mentorship pairing where students will be matched with a practicing pharmacist. 

Students will also have the opportunity to volunteer at the conference. The student volunteers will be expected to assist in various duties such as ushering and directing guests, preparing conference rooms for presentations and other duties as required throughout the conference. However, volunteers will still be able to attend most of the sessions and activities throughout the conference. More details about this will be sent out soon!

With the convenient location of this event and funding from Cornerstone, this conference could end up costing you next to nothing! You don’t want to miss out on this opportunity!

If you have any questions, please feel free to email Jordan Kalesnikoff at jlk374@mail.usask.ca