Professional Practice Conference (PPC) 2018

Onsite registration will begin on Sunday February 4, 2018
at the Beanfield Centre at 8:00 a.m.

The 49th edition of CSHP's Professional Practice Conference will be held at the Beanfield Centre (at Exhibition Place) in Toronto, ON from February 3 - 7, 2018.  This annual conference offers hospital pharmacists, from across the country, learning and networking opportunities with their colleagues and corporate supporters.






It's time to download the PPC 2018 App

 The PPC 2018 app is ready to be loaded on to your devices. The app will provide attendees with all the information needed to get the best out of PPC 2018.

You can:

  • organize your schedule
  • see who is speaking, attending or exhibiting
  • plan to connect and catch-up with colleagues and classmates
  • review abstracts and
  • share on social media, all before you ever arrive in Toronto.

Best of all, the app is accessible from all devices with an internet browser: smartphones, tablets, laptops, and even desktops.

How to download the PPC 2018 App:

Google Play
Compatible with Android 2.3.3 and higher

Apple App Store
Compatible with iOS 7.0 and higher

On your desktop


  • The app has been pre-loaded with a list of attendees that gave CSHP permission to do so. If your name is already pre-loaded, please login to get access to personalize your profile.
  • The app replaces the full-sized printed PPC program. There will be a pocket schedule printed and available to all delegates. Any session presentations provided by speakers will be available as they are received. Please check back regularly as the contents of the app will change regularly as files continue to be uploaded.

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Join us Saturday February 3, 2018 for these Pre-Conference Events

CSHP Forum on Hospital in Pharmacy in Canada Survey - This one-day program will present key findings from the most recent survey and will engage in several roundtables on contemporary issues of interest to hospital pharmacy leaders across Canada.  We encourage all to attend who have an interest in this program of leadership priorities.  Learn more...

Student & Resident Networking Reception - hosted by the Canadian Pharmacy Residency Board, this networking event brings together students and residents with hospital pharmacists who are there to answer questions and share their career experiences. Registration here.

Career Opportunities Evening - Are you looking for a job?  Maybe looking to relocate?  Everyone is invited to come and talk to representatives from Health Authorities who are looking for the perfect candidate(s).  There is no cost to attend this event and you don't have to be registered for PPC to attend.

Do you represent a hospital or health authority who are recruiting?  Register here to book your space at Saturday evening's event.

CSHP announces the Keynote Speaker for PPC 2018


Better Now: Six Big Ideas to Improve Health Care
for All Canadians

Dr. Danielle Martin
Acclaimed Physician and Health Care Expert

Sunday February 4, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
The Beanfield Centre (at Exhibition Place), Toronto, ON


Her video testimony on the merits of Canadian vs. American health systems in a U.S. Senate Subcommittee hearing in Washington, with Senator Richard Burr and Bernie Sanders, went viral and has since achieved over 31 million views. In a recent Facebook Live interview with Sanders, Dr. Martin expressed her support for the Medicare For All bill, which would introduce a single-payer health care system also in the U.S.

Currently, Dr. Martin practices in the Family Practice Health Centre at Women’s College Hospital where she is also the Vice-President of Medical Affairs and Health System Solutions. She is also author of Better Now: Six Big Ideas to Improve Health Care for All Canadians, published in early 2017

In 2006, her first year of practice, Dr. Martin helped launch Canadian Doctors for Medicare, representing Canadian physicians who believe in a high quality, equitable and sustainable health system, and chaired its board until 2013. She went on to help found the WCH Institute for Health System Solutions and Virtual Care – a hub of innovation dedicated to solving the health gaps in our system.

In 2015, Dr. Martin was named Canada’s eighth most powerful doctor by The Medical Post, and in 2013 was named one of The Toronto Star’s top “13 People to Watch”. She appears regularly on CBC News Network’s Morning Show with Heather Hiscox, writes a monthly column for Chatelaine magazine and has been featured on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered and in USA Today.

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Thank you to our Conference Sponsors


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CPRB Student & Resident Networking Event Sponsor


Monday Morning
Coffee Sponsor


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Mini Program Sponsor


Keynote Speaker Sponsor


Exhibit Break Sponsor


Media Sponsor


Concurrent Session Sponsor


CSHP 2018 PPC Conference Rates:

Member / Supporter Rates

Daily Full Conference
Member / Supporter $401 $758
Post Graduate Students & Residents $142 $440
Pharmacy Technicians $142 $440
Undergraduate Pharmacy Student $105 $316
Non Member / Non Supporter Rates Daily Full Conference
Non Member / Non Supporter $493 $1253
Post Graduate Students & Residents $186 $567
Pharmacy Technician $228 $687
Undergraduate Pharmacy Student $120 $391

 Exhibitor & Sponsorship Information

Our corporate partners are an important part of the Professional Practice Conference.  There are opportunities for a booth as part of the 2 day exhibit program or a variety of sponsorship opportunities for brand recognition and support of the programs

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Hotel Accommodations: 

There is very limited availability at the Radisson Admiral Hotel - Toronto Harbourfront.  The Room block is sold out so any rooms remaining could be at a different rate.

Radisson Blu Toronto Downtown
249 Queen's Quay West
Toronto, ON


Other properties in the area:

We don't have any special rates and don't know the availability at these properties.

Travel from Pearson Airport to Downtown via UP Express:


Get a discount on your travel with UP Express!

Are you flying into Toronto Pearson International Airport and need to get downtown Toronto for the Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists, 2018 Professional Practice Conference, be sure to take advantage of the UP Express group program – and get tickets at 25% off!

Just visit before February 1, 2018 and use promo code CSHP2018 to get your discount on adult return tickets from Pearson Station to Union Station. It’s that easy!

UP Express tickets can be easily purchased at To get the 25% discounted group rate, attendees just have to use the promo code CSHP2018 on their adult return tickets (Pearson Station to Union Station) during purchase.

UP Express connects Toronto Pearson International Airport to Union Station in the heart of downtown Toronto (steps from the Metro Toronto Convention Centre) in just 25 stress-free minutes—less than half the time it often takes by car. Trains leave every 15 minutes with the first train departing Pearson Station at 05:27 and the last train departing at 00:57. There’s no easier or more convenient way to get to or from Toronto Pearson.


For more information, contact the Event Planning & PSN Administrator, Susan Maslin.