Friday Five (March 01, 2024)

The March 1st, 2024 edition of the Friday Five is now available.

  1. Council Meeting Highlights 
  2. CPhM Consultation Update: Townhall Meeting Q&A Summary Now Available 
  3. Mandatory CPD Webinar 2: Pharmacy Practice Integration of Indigenous Health Standards 
  4. Annual Learning Portfolio Review 
  5. Upcoming Events and Professional Development Opportunities 

Council Meeting Highlights

CPhM Council met on Friday, February 23, 2024. Highlights from the meeting include:

Amendments to the CPhM Bylaws

Amendments to the CPhM bylaws are part of a broad governance review. Council reviewed feedback from extensive consultations and the independent work of the Governance Committee. After careful consideration, Council approved a comprehensive bylaw package and preliminary policies and process documents to support the governance reform.

Council has pledged to make these governance policies and related documents available on the CPhM website to provide registrants with valuable information and enhance transparency. More detailed information will be provided and posted to the Self-Regulation page on the CPhM website. 

Updates to the Self-Limiting Conditions & Smoking Cessation Prescribing Training Programs

Council approved updates to the self-limiting conditions and smoking cessation training programs that pharmacists are required to complete in order to apply to prescribe a drug specified in the treatment of either the self-limiting conditions or smoking cessation.

The Self-Limiting Conditions Independent Study Program and the Smoking Cessation Independent Study Program focus on the principles of safe prescribing, legislation and standards of practice and include required and suggested clinical resources without the need to complete an external training program or post-test. The modules provide direction while recognizing the pharmacist’s professional responsibility to ensure they are competent and seek additional learning as needed.

There is no registration fee for completing the updated Self-Limiting Conditions Independent Study Program and the Smoking Cessation Independent Study Program. Some of the required and recommended readings in the proposed training program require a subscription, so pharmacists may need to pay for access to the resources.    

For more information on prescribing drugs for self-limiting conditions, excluding smoking cessation, please visit: Prescribing Drugs for Self-Limiting Conditions | College of Pharmacists of Manitoba (  

For more information on prescribing drugs for smoking cessation, please visit: Prescribing Drugs for Smoking Cessation | College of Pharmacists of Manitoba (  

CPhM Consultation Update: Townhall Meeting Q&A Summary Now Available

The College of Pharmacists of Manitoba (CPhM) has been undergoing a comprehensive review of its governance framework since 2020. The goal is to modernize and enhance alignment with principles of transparency, accountability, and commitment to the public interest. The Governance Committee, in collaboration with the CPhM Council, has revised the bylaws based on recommendations. 

As part of this process, a virtual town hall meeting was held on January 29, 2024, marking the second part of the consultation process for the proposed amendments to the CPhM Bylaws. All registrants were informed of the town hall and had the opportunity to register and attend the virtual event. During the meeting, attendees were presented with the highlights of the draft bylaws based on feedback received and engaged in a live Q&A session. 

A summary of the questions asked during the virtual event is now available on the CPhM consultation page: 

If you have any comments or questions, please send to

Mandatory CPD Webinar: Pharmacy Practice Integration of Indigenous Health Standards 

Thank you to all who participated in the live mandatory continuing education webinar, Pharmacy Practice Integration of Indigenous Health Standards, held on February 7, 2024.  

The recording is now available for viewing. To access the recording, please login to your registrant portal and click the following link:

Please note that pharmacists and pharmacy technicians must watch the live or recorded webinar by October 31, 2024. This webinar is eligible for up to 1.5 accredited continuing education units (CEUs). An evaluation must be completed to obtain your statement of participation. 

For any inquiries, please reach out to 

Annual Learning Portfolio Review Reminder

The College of Pharmacists of Manitoba (CPhM) is currently conducting the 2022–2023 Annual Learning Portfolio Review. Approximately 20 per cent of licensed pharmacists were selected to participate in this process, and emails were sent to the selected pharmacists earlier this month. Please check your inbox for the email address that you have provided to CPhM as well as your junk folder to see if you have been selected to participate or need to provide more information.    

The Annual Learning Portfolio Review helps ensure pharmacists engage in continuous learning through accredited and non-accredited learning activities to remain eligible for licence renewal and to help maintain competence to practice.   

Please note, you are no longer able to add any learning activities or upload any statements on your portal for your professional development (PD) Log entries from the 2022-2023 CEU reporting cycle.

Please refer to forthcoming emails from CPhM with further information on how to submit any outstanding documents, if applicable. Should you have any questions about the review process, please contact 

Upcoming Events and Professional Development Opportunities

Summer Student Employment Opportunity

CPhM is currently seeking pharmacy student applicants for an exciting summer job opportunity. CPhM is looking for individuals passionate about patient safety and who are eager to contribute to dynamic patient safety initiatives. Join our skilled team and help further your career in pharmacy.    

Please read the job posting for more information.

Targeting Social Isolation Together E-Modules  

  • To register for the self-paced e-modules and for further information click here.   
  • This learning activity provides information on the health impacts of social isolation and loneliness. 
  • The e-module and Quiz take about 45-60 minutes to complete, and participants obtain a statement of completion. 
  • 2.0 accredited CEU. 

Medical Examiner PD Webinar – Engaging Patients with Care: Tapering, Brief Interventions, and Substance Use Insights  

  • Click here to view the live event recording.  
  • 1.5 accredited CEU.  

Lessons from Complaints: A Series on Injection-Related Best Practices Part 1: Best Practices Review for Pharmacists & Part 2: Trends in Injection-Related Complaints  

  • Click here to view the recordings.  
  • Each is 0.75 accredited CEU. 

Managing Drug Shortages in Pediatric Patients  

  • Click here to view the recording.  
  • 0.75 accredited CEU.