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Drug shortages: causes, prevention and mitigation (Concurrent education session)

(Mon. Aug. 22, 3:20 pm - 4:40 pm)

Drug shortages continue to occur in Canada and internationally, having a detrimental impact on the delivery of patient care and treatment as well as the availability of health care services. This session will examine why drug shortages occur in Canada and internationally, and explore best practices and mitigation strategies to help prevent them through a case example.

Presenters

Ms. Elaine Chong, Chair of the Provincial/Territorial Drug Shortages Task Team

Dr. Adam Steacie, Chair, CMA Working Group on Drug Shortages

Mr. Ed Morgan, Multi-Stakeholder Steering Committee on Drug Shortages

Learning objectives

Participants will:

  • identify the definition of a drug shortage in Canada as well as the domestic and international root causes;
  • examine best practices for preventing and mitigating current and persistent drug shortages in Canada;
  • demonstrate an awareness of their role as physicians in advocating for actions and policy that address drug shortages.

 

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2016 General Council Program: This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada for 16.75 hours. This program has been reviewed and approved by the University of Ottawa, Office of Continuing Professional Development. This Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the British Columbia Chapter for up to 16.75 Mainpro+ credits (a certificate of participation will be emailed to participants at the end of the General Council Program).

 

Virtual participation (Drug Shortages): This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada for 1.25 hours. This program has been reviewed and approved by the University of Ottawa, Office of Continuing Professional Development. This Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the British Columbia Chapter for up to 1.25 Mainpro+ credits (a certificate of participation will be emailed to participants at the end of the General Council Program).