Hypertension: An Update - Calgary, May 25, 2017

May 25, 2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
1-5 Seats

Held over from the RxA Spring Conference


Location: Sheraton Cavalier Calgary Hotel

                 2620 - 32 Ave. NE

                Calgary, Alberta


Date:        Thursday, May 25, 2017

Time:        Registration: 6:45- 7:00pm

                  Presentation: 7:00 – 9:00pm

                  Refreshments will be served. 


Target Audience:

Alberta Pharmacists.



This session will provide an update on what's new in hypertension. Additionally, various patient case scenarios will be presented to participants to highlight application of hypertension management principles and rationale for decision-making. This session is intended to be interactive and practical, with sharing of cases to illustrate approaches to patient care. Relevant principles such as drug selection, dosing, prescribing and deprescribing, montoring and follow-up will be discussed. 



Ann Thompson,  BScPharm, PharmD, ACPR

Since moving to Edmonton in 2006, Ann has practiced clinically at the Univeristy of Alberta Hypertension Clinic. Ann works collaboratively with internists and nurses to provide care to patients with hypertension, and teaches hypertension and blood pressure measurement to students at the Faculty. 


Learning Objectives: 

At the end of this program, you should be able to:

  1. Outline recommended methods for measuing blood pressure to manage patients with hypertension.
  2. Review selected new recommendations by Hypertension Canada for the treatment and prevention of hypertension.
  3. Apply principles of drug therapy to manage hypertension given the desired BP target and patient-specific factors.
  4. Provide appropriate care to patients with hypertension, including monitoring and follow-up.




CCCEP#    pending accreditation

CEUs:        2.0 CEUs.

Expiry:       pending

Attendees will receive a Statement of Attendance at the end of the session.


Registration Fee:   

RxA Member:   $20+GST

RxA student:    $20+GST

Non-Members - Available for a fee of $65.00 as part of RxA's new RxE-MEMBER AdvantageTM incentive program (Read Below).


NEW RxE-MEMBER AdvantageTM program for Non-Members included in your registration fee.

Every Non-Member that registers for this program will receive a $25.00 RxE-MEMBER AdvantageTM credit* that they can use towards the purchase of their RxA membership for the NEXT membership year.  This incentive is part of a new program RxA is offering to encourage all pharmacists to become a member of RxA.  

For more about the RxE-MEMBER AdvantageTM program click here. 


Registration includes attendance, printed presentation materials and refeshments at the session.


Cancellation and Refunds:

Refunds will only be issued up to and including Friday, May 19, 2017.  No refunds will be issued after Friday, May 19, 2017. 


Difficulty Registering Online? 

Download our registration form, fill it out, and fax it back to us at 780-990-1236.

We'll process it the next business day and you'll receive a confirmation by e-mail. 


Please contact the Alberta Pharmacists' Association at rxa@rxa.ca if you have questions about this session. 


*RxE-MEMBER AdvantageTM credits:

  • only apply towards the next year's (July 1-June 30) regular RxA membership fee to a maximum value of $425 (does not include insurance,EnviRx or any other RxA programs);
  • are non-transferrable, non-refundable and can not be carried over past June 30th each year.


Only open to Alberta pharmacists registered with the Alberta College of Pharmacists. 


Member Fee:  $20.00
Student Fee:  $20.00
Non-Member Fee:  $65.00