Annual Conference

CSHP Ontario Branch 75th Annual Conference 

75th Annual CSHP Ontario Branch Conference
Educational Sessions 2023
Saturday, November 18, 2023

NEW LOCATION: University of Waterloo, School of Pharmacy (10 Victoria St S A, Kitchener, ON N2G 1C5) 

On behalf of the CSHP Ontario Branch Education Committee, we are excited to present you the 75th Annual Educational Sessions! We are also excited to note that we will be hosting the event for the first time at the University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy!

The Education Committee is dedicated to developing a program with topics covering a range of specialties and issues relevant to pharmacy practitioners in hospitals, primary care and leadership. We will have another exciting lineup of presentations and panels this year offering speakers with strong expertise in their areas.

This event will be returning as a full Saturday of education sessions and networking! This year the 2023 CSHP Ontario Branch Annual Conference will be held in person at the University of Waterloo. The 2023 CSHP OB Awards Reception will offered as part of the agenda. 

We hope that you are able to take full advantage of the educational value at our 2023 Conference! Stay tuned for program updates.

We look forward to welcoming you in person to another exciting event! Thank you for your ongoing support of CSHP.

Register online here 
Program available here 

A small room block has been arranged at the CROWNE PLAZA® | Kitchener Waterloo located at 105 King Street East, Kitchener, ON N2G 2K8.
To book your room at a discounted rate, please call Reservations Department at 519-744-4141 or the Global Reservations Centre at 1-877-408-6665. Please identify yourself as being with CSHP OB (Group Code: CAN).

Fresenius Kabi Travel Grant Reimbursement for CSHP Members

  • Ontario Branch CSHP is pleased to offer partial reimbursement to all current Ontario Branch CSHP members, for travel expenses and/or registration fees incurred to attend the Ontario Branch Annual Conference.
  • There will be a maximum reimbursement of $250 provided to members who complete the Fresenius Kabi Travel Fund Expense Claim Form and return it with receipts to Anne Stacey at the registration desk on site. Please note this is available on a ‘first come-first serve’ basis until the fund is depleted. ALL CLAIMS MUST BE SUBMITTED WITHIN ONE MONTH OF THE EVENT.


2023 CSHP Ontario Branch Annual General Meeting (AGM) 

TBC - details coming soon!

2022 AGM CSHP OB Minutes
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2022 Conference Presentations

Seize the Moment: Management of Status Epilepticus for Adults and Children  
Sharon Yamashita, BScPhm, ACPR, PharmD, FCSHP, Clinical Coordinator, Critical Care, Department of Pharmacy, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and Assistant Professor (status), Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto
Laura Wang, RPh, ACPR, MSc, Clinical Pharmacist, Neurology and Drug Information, Hospital for Sick Children

Exciting Update: Pharmacogenomics Services as an Opportunity for Precision Medicine in Clinical Practice
Iris Cohn, MScPharm, RPh., Clinical Specialist, Pharmacogenomics Pharmacist Division of Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology, Hospital for Sick Children; Assistant Professor, Department of Paediatrics; Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

Panel Discussion: Taking the Leap into Leadership: From front line to Management    
Erika MacDonald, BScPharm, ACPR, PharmD, MSc., Clinical Manager and Pharmacy Residency coordinator, TOH, Clinician Investigator Ottawa Hospital Research Institute and adjunct professor University of Ottawa School of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Samantha Yau, RPh, BScPhm, ACPR, PharmD, BCGP, MScCH HPTE, Director, Interprofessional Practice and Pharmacy, Baycrest Hospital; Adjunct Professor,
Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto
Anthony Amadio, BSc Pharm, ACPR, PharmD, Inpatient Pharmacy Manager, Grand River Hospital
Claudia Summa-Sorgini, BScPharm, MSc, Corporate Clinical Pharmacy Manager at William Osler Health System

Workshop A: Therapeutic Drug Monitoring Workshop
Erin Chung, BScPhm, MSc, ACPR, RPh, Therapeutic Drug Monitoring Coordinator and Clinical Pharmacist in NICU

Workshop B: Drug-Induced Acute Kidney Injury
Keith Miller, BEng, BScPharm, ACPR, PharmD, CDE, Clinical Pharmacist, Renal Program, Grand River Hospital

Workshop C: Ontario Minor Ailments Program
Kelly Grindrod, BScPharm, ACPR, PharmD, MSc, Associate Professor, School of Pharmacy, University of Waterloo
Nardine Nakhla, PharmD, Clinical Lecturer, University of Waterloo, School of Pharmacy

Early Complications Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplantation
Rami El-Sharkawy, RPh, BScPharm, PhD (c), Clinical Pharmacist Complex Malignant Hematology, Stem Cell Transplant & Cellular Therapy Program, HHSC

Exciting Update: Highly Effective Modulator Therapy in Cystic Fibrosis
Kevin Curley, BScPhm, MSc, RPh, Clinical Pharmacist Adult Cystic Fibrosis/Respirology Heart, Lung and Vascular Program, St. Michael's Hospital

Exciting Update: Peripheral Arterial Disease: 10 Quick Pharmacotherapy Tips
Marie-France Gauthier, PharmD ACPR BCCP, Clinical Pharmacist, Institut de Cardiologie de Montréal

Simmering the Stew: Ingredients for Building and Maintaining an Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
Jennifer Lo, HBSc, BScPhm, PharmD, RPh, ASP Pharmacist, Sunnybrook Hospital
Marion Elligsen, BScPhm, MSc, ACPR, RPh, Antimicrobial Stewardship Pharmacy Lead, Sunnybrook Hospital

Optimization of Pharmacotherapy Management: Deprescribing in CKD
Marisa Battistella, BSc Phm, Pharm D, ACPR, Pharmacy Clinician Scientist; Associate Professor, Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto; Clinical Pharmacist-Nephrology University Health Network 

2020 Conference Presentations


Apologies but due to technical difficulties, the November 5th session was not recorded. 

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Updates in CHF: the old, the new and the upcoming
Ida-Maisie Famiyeh, Pharmacist, Women’s College Hospital

Panel Discussion: Pharmacists Beyond the Pharmacy: A look at getting involved with research, government, advocacy groups and other opportunities
Beth Sproule (moderator), RPh, BScPhm, PharmD, Clinician Scientist, Pharmacy Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
Régis Vaillancourt, OMM, CD, B.Pharm, Pharm D, FCSHP, FFIP, FOPQ, Director of Pharmacy, Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario
Lee Dupuis RPh, ACPR, FCSHP, PhD, Senior Associate Scientist, Research Institute, Health Clinician Scientist, Depart-ment of Pharmacy, The Hospital for Sick Children & Associate Professor and Co-Lead MScPhm Program, Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto
Lori MacCallum, PharmD, Assistant Professor, University of Toronto

Thursday, November 19, 2020

A Look at New Drugs in Infectious Disease and How They Fit Into Antimicrobial Stewardship
Jennifer Lo, HBSc, BScPhm, PharmD, Antimicrobial Stewardship Pharmacist, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Panel Discussion: Dealing With a Pandemic: Lessons learned and how to prepare for the future
Allan Mills (moderator), Director of Pharmacy, Trillium Health Partners
Sharon Yamashita PharmD, FCSHP, Clinical Coordinator, Critical Care, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Lesley Palmay, BSc, BScPhm, MSc, ACPR, RPh, Clinical Coordinator, Infectious Diseases, Department of Pharmacy,
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Year 2 Pharmacy Residency Coordinator, Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor,
University of Waterloo Faculty of Pharmacy, Adjunct Lecturer, Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto Kristann Van Rooyen, Registered Pharmacy Senior Technician, Procurement, Hospital for Sick Children

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Updates in the Management of Seizure Disorders
Mike De Guzman, Hospital for Sick Children

Panel Discussion: Self-Promotion for Pharmacists: Advancing Our Profession Through Social Media, One Tweet / Tik Tok Video/ LinkedIn Post at a Time
Shelita Dattani, BSc.Phm., Pharm.D. (moderator), Diretor, Practice Development and Knowledge Translation, Canadi-an Pharmacists Association
Cheyenne Matinnia, HBSc, PharmD, RPh, Clinical Pharmacist, St Michael’s Hospital & Staff Pharmacist, Hospital for Sick Children
Miranda So, Miranda So, BScPhm, PharmD, Pharmacotherapy Specialist, SHS-UHN ASP, Assistant Professor (Status), Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto, Clinician Investigator, Toronto General Hospital Research
Institute, UHN, Master of Public Health (Epidemiology) Candidate, Harvard School of Public Health
Veronica Sison, Pharmacy Student, Professional Affairs


2019 Conference Presentations


Combination Antithrombotic Therapy in CV patients: Who, What and When 
Kori Leblanc BScPhm, ACPR, PharmD, Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy Specialist and Research Coordinator, OpenLab and Department of Pharmacy, University Health Network

Panel Discussion: How Pharmacists Can Prove their Worth: A look at demonstrating value on a healthcare team

  • Allan Mills, Pharm.D., FCSHP, Director of Pharmacy Services, THP, Asst Prof, Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, UofT, Affiliate Scientist, Institute for Better Health
  • Olavo A. Fernandes, BScPhm,PharmD, FCSHP, Director of Pharmacy - Clinical & Operations, UHN - Toronto Western Hospital
  • Winnie Seto, BScPhm, PharmD, Clinical Pharmacy Manager; Critical Care Pharmacist, Hospital for Sick Children
  • Jeff Nagge, PharmD, ACPR, Associate Clinical Professor, School of Pharmacy, University of Waterloo, Pharmacy Lead, Michael G Degroote School of Medicine, Waterloo Regional Campus, McMaster University

Exiting Updates

Exciting Update: PIONEER-HF Trial 
Marie-France Gauthier, BSc, PharmD, ACPR, Clinical Pharmacist, Montfort Hospital

Exciting Update: Interesting ways to incorporate human factors into pharmacy practice
Vivian Law, BSc., BScPhm, PharmD, MSc., Clinical Pharmacist, St. Michael's Hospital

Exciting Update: CREDENCE Trial
Kristine Galido, BScPhm, Clinical Pharmacist, Kingston Health Sciences Centre



(A) Managing Complications of Malignancy
Sonia Cheung, ACPR, RPh, Clinical Pharmacist, Pharmacy Services, Mississauga Hospital

(B) TPN Basics for the Hospital Pharmacist
Bonnie Ralph, B.Pharm, RPh,, General Surgery Pharmacist/ Residency Program Coordinator, Kingston Health Sciences Centre

(C) Preparing for OCP NAPRA Standards: Non-Sterile Compounding
Gwen Liu, BScPhm, ACPR, PharmD, Pharmacy Project Manager Sterile Compounding, Juravinski Hospital,  Hamilton Health Sciences

(D) Updates in Asthma and COPD Management
Sandra Porter, BScPhm, CRE, BCGP, RPh, Clinical Pharmacist, GeriMedRisk and NSM Specialized Geriatric Services

(E) Clinical Cases in Secondary Stroke Prevention
Jacqui Herbert, BScPhm, ACPR , Clinical Pharmacist, Toronto Rehab

(F) Drug Shortages
Dawn Jennings, Clinical Director, Pharmacy HealthPRO Procurement Services Inc.

(G) Practical Tips in Cannabis Management
Kelly Grindrod BScPharm PharmD MSc, Associate Professor, School of Pharmacy, University of Waterloo

(H) Hot Topics in Infectious Disease in 2019
Lesley A. Palmay, BScPhm, MSc, BScPhm, MSc, Infectious Diseases Pharmacist, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre - Bayview Campus

(I) Choosing Wisely – Antipsychotic Deprescribing
Samantha Yau, Manager & Professional Practice Chief - Hospital Pharmacy Services, and Interprofessional  Education Lead, Baycrest Health Sciences, Clinical Instructor, University of Toronto