Pharmacy Practice Residency Award

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2019 Award Recipients

British Columbia Branch

Mattie Bakker

Lower Mainland Pharmacy Services

A pharmacokinetic assessment of extended-interval aminoglycoside dosing in neonates

Andrea Feere

Lower Mainland Pharmacy Services

Evaluation of venous thromboembolism prophylaxis in patients with moderate to severe traumatic brain injury

Julia Ho

Lower Mainland Pharmacy Services

Safety of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in extremely low birth weight infants: a retrospective cohort study

Brittney Mathers

BC Cancer

Use, response and outcomes of second line chemotherapy in patients with advanced biliary tract cancers

    Alberta Branch

    Thomas Brownlee

    Alberta Health Services, Calgary Zone

    Patient Factors Associated with Intravenous Iron Prescribing (INFeRX): A Descriptive Study

    Saskatchewan Branch

    Janelle Kraft

    Saskatchewan Health Authority, Saskatoon Integrated Service Area

    Implementation of Pharmacy Services to Identify and Evaluate Processes for Improving Admission Medication Reconciliation in a Pre-Assessment Clinic

    Manitoba Branch

    Katarina Popovic

    Winnipeg Regional Health Authority

    Pharmacist-Initiated Intravenous to Oral Antimicrobial Therapy Conversions in Adult Inpatients

    Ontario Branch

    Joseph Blommesteyn

    Unity Health Toronto

    Opioid Prescribing at Discharge for General Surgery Patients: A Prospective Study

    Samantha Polito

    University Health Network – General Program

    Evaluation of a Patient Self Medication Program in Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation

    Elsa Purivatra

    Windsor Regional Hospital

    A Quality Assurance Evaluation of Hydromorphone Adverse Events Post-Implementation of a Safety Initiative

    Jessica Ragazzo

    University Health Network – General Program

    Development and Validation of a Uremic Pruritus Treatment Algorithm in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and End Stage Kidney Disease (ESKD)

    New Brunswick & Nova Scotia Branches

    Krysta Spencer

    Nova Scotia Health Authority, Central Zone

    Roles and Perceptions of Pharmacists as Immunizers of Adult Patients in Tertiary Care Academic Hospitals: An Environmental Scan of Canadian Hospital Pharmacists

      Newfoundland and Labrador Branch

      Heather Williams

      Eastern Integrated Regional Health Authority

      Evaluating the necessity of ciprofloxacin use in hospitalized patients and the impact of a prospective targeted antimicrobial intervention

        About the Award

        The Pharmacy Practice Residency Award recognizes pharmacy practice residents whose major projects are judged to be most deserving in terms of significant innovation, practical application, and/or development in an institutional pharmacy practice setting. Winners receive a $1000 cash prize. 

        Award Criteria

        To be eligible, each candidate must:

        • Be a current Member of CSHP and must have been a Member of CSHP at the time the residency was completed;   
        • Be currently enrolled in, or one year post-completion, of a CPRB-accredited (or accreditation-pending) pharmacy practice residency program in the province of the branch administering the award. For the 2020 award, Members from the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 residency programs are eligible, depending on the submission deadline set by the branch; and 
        • Submit an award application to the branch in the province in which the residency was completed. The residency project manuscript must be formatted according to the Canadian Journal of Hospital Pharmacy's (CJHP) Author Guidelines.

        Winners of the 2019 award may not apply for the 2020 award.

        Application Process

        Each branch will be entitled to one Pharmacy Practice Residency Award for every 10 pharmacy residents who are CSHP Members and who are enrolled in a CPRB-accredited (or accreditation-pending) program in the province. All participating branches advertise and administer the program annually within their respective branches. The branches also adjudicate the award submissions and present the awards at branch award presentations.    

        Check your branch website for submission requirements and deadlines.