Friday Five (July 7, 2023)

The July 7, 2023 edition of the Friday Five is now available.

Data Management System Outage and Improvements 

The College of Pharmacists of Manitoba (CPhM) is in the process of transitioning to a new data management system (DMS) service provider to enhance the user experience for registrants, staff, and the public. The DMS software supports several services connected to the CPhM website, including the registrant login, pharmacy professional and pharmacy portals, and public registers.  

The upcoming release of the new DMS will occur in multiple stages, gradually introducing additional features and functionality. The initial phase has been successfully concluded, introducing new public registers. Please review the updated pharmacy register and the pharmacy professional register.

Registrant Portals Temporarily Unavailable

Please note that the ongoing transition to the enhanced DMS necessitates one more system outage. Therefore, pharmacy professionals, including Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians, Interns, and Students, are informed that access to the Pharmacy Professional and Pharmacy Portals through your registrant login will be temporarily unavailable from June 30, 2023, to September 5, 2023. 

Please be reminded that during the temporary portal outages, urgent changes or updates to your profiles must be submitted to CPhM by email:  

  • For registration-related inquiries, urgent profile updates, and urgent questions regarding  Professional Development (PD) Logs, please contact:  
  • For general questions about the outage and transition, please contact:   

Please note: 

  • Licence renewal for 2023 will be conducted using the new DMS and will follow a similar online process to past years. Registrants will be able to make routine updates to their profiles during the renewal process. CPhM will ask all registrants to review their profiles and make any necessary changes at that time.
  • CPhM will not make new entries to your online PD Log during the outage. You must keep track of your learning activities until you are able to access your profile in September 2023. Once CPhM notifies all registrants that the new DMS is available, you will have until November 30, 2023, to enter your learning activities into your PD Log.

Kindly be aware that upcoming editions of the Friday Five may not be directly delivered to your inbox during the DMS transition. However, you can still access the new releases of the Friday Five by visiting the CPhM website. They will be available under the “Publications” dropdown menu and within the “News and Events” section on the homepage.  

Thank you for your cooperation and patience during this change in service. Additional information and user instructions will be provided as each phase of the new system is anticipated for release. We look forward to enhancing the online experience for all users once the new DMS is fully implemented. 

Enhancing Cultural Competence: Mandatory Continuing Professional Development Webinar — Indigenous Health Recording Now Available

CPhM Council, in collaboration with the Indigenous Pharmacy Professionals of Canada (IPPC), has approved two mandatory continuing professional development (CPD) webinars for all pharmacy professionals. The first webinar, Indigenous Health, took place on June 26, delving into the historical and ongoing impact of colonialism on Indigenous Peoples’ health and culture. It also offers practical insights to integrate Indigenous health into pharmacy practice. 

The recording of the Indigenous Health webinar is now accessible on the CPhM website’s Accredited Learning Activities page under “Annual Mandatory Professional Development Learning Activity.” 

Those Pharmacists who did not attend the original live broadcast of the webinar are required to view the recording by December 31, 2023; pharmacy technicians have until May 31, 2024, to view the recording. Upon completion, participants can fill out the learning activity evaluation to obtain a statement of participation. This webinar is eligible for 1.5 accredited continuing education units (CEUs). 

Together, let’s work towards a healthcare system that ensures safer and more equitable care for all.  

If you have any questions, please contact 

Enhance Your Learning: Recording now Available for the ‘From Policy to Practice’ Webinar on Narcotic Accountability

Thank you to all those who participated in the live webinar professional development event titled, From Policy to Practice: A Joint Webinar on Narcotic Accountability, hosted by the CPhM and Health Canada on June 8, 2023. 

For individuals who were unable to attend the live event, please be advised that the program recording, slides, and Q&A document are now available on the CPhM website. You can find these resources on the Accredited Learning Activities Page, under the section titled ‘Recorded PD Programs.’ 

We strongly encourage all pharmacy professionals to take advantage of this opportunity and view the professional development event. It contains valuable information on Health Canada regulations, the legislative framework applicable to pharmacy professionals, key elements of the Health Canada Pharmacy Inspection Program, and the powers held by Health Canada inspectors. 

Career Opportunity: Director of Policy and Legislation   

CPhM is presently in search of a Director of Policy and Legislation to oversee all aspects of policy development and legislative initiates to support CPhM’s mandate to serve and protect the public interest.  

The successful candidate will lead the development, implementation, and evaluation of comprehensive policies and procedures that align with CPhM’s strategic goals and objectives. The individual will be key in coordinating the organization’s efforts to develop and maintain policy frameworks for both regulatory and governance purposes.  

This is a full-time permanent position, Monday to Friday, based on a 37.5 – hour workweek.  

For a complete description of the duties, qualifications, and required attributes for this position, and to apply, view the posting 

CPhM values diversity and inclusion and encourages all qualified people to apply.   

Upcoming Events & Professional Development Opportunities 

Managing Drug Shortages in Pediatric Patients

Can be claimed as 0.75 accredited CEU

Recording available here. 

Opioid Agonist Therapy 101 Introduction to Clinical Practice    

October 26 and 27, 2023    

Click here to register and for more information.