CPE Speaker Series

The CPE hosts a monthly Speaker Series on critical issues impacting the future of health care and pharmacy. The Speaker Series is open to students and practitioners working in the field of pharmacy who seek to learn more about the three focus areas of the CPE: management education and training, transformational research, and best practice and innovation. The CPE Speaker Series takes place on the first Thursday of each month and usually consist of a 20-30 minute presentation followed by 30 minutes of open discussion and Q&A.

Presentation Information

Upcoming presentations


Dates TBA

For more information or to be notified of upcoming speakers, please contact the CPE Speaker Series at cpe.pharmacy@utoronto.ca


Past presentations


Monday, August 19, 2019

  • Presenter: Dr Alys Havard, Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Big Data Research in Health, UNSW Sydney
    Topic: The Safety of Smoking Cessation Pharmacotherapies

Thursday, May 2, 2019

  • Presenter: Sherilyn Houle, Assistant Professor, School of Pharmacy, University of Waterloo
    Topic: Evidence and Opportunities for Pharmacists as Travel Health Care Providers
    In Partnership with OPEN: Ontario Pharmacy Evidence Network
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_cQfkZyuFXQ

Thursday, April 4, 2019

  • Presenter: Tejal Patel, Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Pharmacy, University of Waterloo
    Topic: Electronic Medication Adherence Products: Classification, Usability, and Potential Impact on Adherence among Older Adults
    https://youtu.be/FUnPczLEkUE

Thursday, March 14, 2019

  • Presenter: Zubin Austin, Professor, Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy
    Topic: If competence is the answer, have we asked the right questions?
    Discussant: Dr. Robert Paul, Centre for Ambulatory Care Education at Women’s College Hospital and the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto
    https://youtu.be/SFwhEZOwMpI

Thursday, February 7, 2019

  • Presenter: Lisa Dolovich, Professor, Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy
    Topic: The Future of Pharmacy
    Discussant: Susan James, Ontario College of Pharmacists
    https://youtu.be/NSOVz1AP3Qk

Thursday, November 1, 2018

  • Presenter: Zahava Rosenberg-Yunger, Ontario Pharmacist’s Association
    Topic: Shared decision making and diabetes: Practice and teaching implications for pharmacists.
    https://youtu.be/y-qi8iwmCjg

Thursday, September 6, 2018

  • Presenter: Suzanne Neilsen, Monash Addiction Research Centre, Monash University, Australia
    Topic: Brief screening for prescribed opioid dependence in community pharmacy: developing fit-for-purpose screening tools and implementing software-facilitated opioid outcome monitoring
    Discussant: Feng Cheng, University of Waterloo

May 3, 2018


March 8, 2018

  • Presenter: Daniala Weir
    Topic:  Medications Prescribed, Stopped and Modified at Hospital Discharge and Filled Medications in the Community: Non-adherence to in-Hospital Medication Changes 30-days Post Discharge
  • Discussant: Olavo Fernandes
    Topic: Can pharmacists collaborate with patients and interprofessional teams to reduce medication-related risk at interfaces of care and improve meaningful patient outcomes?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2fNDTfajek

February 1, 2018

  • Presenter: Aseel Abuzour and Ida-Maisie Famiyeh
    Topic: A qualitative study exploring the clinical reasoning processes of pharmacist and nurse independent prescribers in the United Kingdom
    Description: Clinical reasoning processes among pharmacists and independent prescribers based on in the UK.
  • Presenter: Ida-Maisie Famiyeh
    Topic: Pharmacy Service Users’ Support for and Willingness to Use Community Pharmacist Prescribing Services in Ontario
    Description: Pharmacist prescribing in Ontario from the perspective of community pharmacy service users.

January 11, 2018

  • Presenter: Naomi Steenhof
    Topic: Productive Failure
    Description: Instructional design in pharmacy education.

For presentations that are not available, please contact the CPE Speaker Series at cpe.pharmacy@utoronto.ca.