10 episodes

The Pharmacists Are In is the Canadian pharmacists’ guide to expanding and innovating scope of care within the pharmacy profession. Host John Papastergiou will guide you in revolutionizing your pharmacy practice through discussions on point of care testing and monitoring, counselling strategies and implementing the latest in care best practices.


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John Papastergiou is a frontline community pharmacist owner, assistant professor at the University of Toronto and University of Waterloo school of pharmacies and an internationally recognized author, speaker, researcher and a point of care testing evangelist. John is passionate about developing and positioning community pharmacies to become a hub for monitoring patients for chronic diseases. In 2014, John was named Canadian Pharmacist of the Year and received the Ontario Pharmacist’s Association Mentorship Award.

Podcasts on this channel are produced by Lampyon Canada Inc. For more information, please email info@lampyon.ca .

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The Pharmacists Are In is the Canadian pharmacists’ guide to expanding and innovating scope of care within the pharmacy profession. Host John Papastergiou will guide you in revolutionizing your pharmacy practice through discussions on point of care testing and monitoring, counselling strategies and implementing the latest in care best practices.


Your Host

John Papastergiou is a frontline community pharmacist owner, assistant professor at the University of Toronto and University of Waterloo school of pharmacies and an internationally recognized author, speaker, researcher and a point of care testing evangelist. John is passionate about developing and positioning community pharmacies to become a hub for monitoring patients for chronic diseases. In 2014, John was named Canadian Pharmacist of the Year and received the Ontario Pharmacist’s Association Mentorship Award.

Podcasts on this channel are produced by Lampyon Canada Inc. For more information, please email info@lampyon.ca .

    The Role of Pharmacists in Managing the Opioid Crisis

    The Role of Pharmacists in Managing the Opioid Crisis

    In this episode John is joined by Dr. Kelly Grindrod, who is an associate professor at the University of Waterloo’s School of Pharmacy and a clinical pharmacist in primary care. She has been working closely with public health and first responders on the roll-out of the take-home Naloxone program. She also led the development of several online resources including the https://www.Pharmacy5in5.ca educational platform.

    John and Kelly discuss the scope and impact of the opioid overdose crisis and how pharmacists can drive the conversation on the use of Naloxone kits to help people with opioid use disorder.

    This episode is brought to you through an unrestricted grant from Adapt Pharma, makers of Narcan Nasal Spray, the first and only nasal Naloxone available in North America for the emergency treatment of an opioid overdose. For more information, visit https://www.narcannasalspray.ca .

    This episode was recorded via an online connection.

    • 35 min
    Behavioral and Psychosocial Counseling in Pharmacy Practice

    Behavioral and Psychosocial Counseling in Pharmacy Practice

    In this episode of The Pharmacists Are In, John is joined by Dr. Michael Vallis, a registered health psychologist specializing in the behavioral and psychological aspects of chronic disease. They discuss ways in which understanding and tailoring patient care in pharmacy towards these aspects can improve patient adherence, health outcomes and promote patient self-management and empowerment. They also identify ways in which pharmacists can utilize these techniques in practice without sacrificing valuable time and in collaboration with existing revenue generation opportunities.

    This episode was brought to you by LifeScan, a world leader in blood glucose monitoring manufacturing. To learn more about LifeScan and their products visit www.LifeScan.com.

    • 41 min
    Vaccinations by Pharmacists – Battling Myths and Misconceptions and Increasing Customer Loyalty

    Vaccinations by Pharmacists – Battling Myths and Misconceptions and Increasing Customer Loyalty

    In this second of two episodes focused on vaccinations, John is once again joined by Sherilyn Houle, an expert on pharmacist-provided care in travel health, immunizations and anticoagulation to talk about vaccine hesitancy and the drivers behind the recent anti-vaccine movement, explaining the crucial role of pharmacists. John and Sherilyn also share their recommendations for battling myths and misconceptions around vaccinations and their experiences on how vaccination can increase customer loyalty in the community pharmacy environment.

    This episode is brought to you by OPEN, the Ontario Pharmacy Evidence Network with support from the GSK Independent Medical Education Grant, which helps education experts and healthcare professionals to collaborate and innovate with the ultimate aim of identifying and closing healthcare gaps.

    Visit the OPEN website (https://www.open-pharmacy-research.ca/) to learn more about their work, and the GSK IME website (https://ca.gsk.com/en-ca/healthcare-professionals/independent-medical-education/) to learn more about the initiatives they support.

    • 26 min
    Vaccinations by Pharmacists – Responsibility and Opportunity

    Vaccinations by Pharmacists – Responsibility and Opportunity

    In this first of two episodes focused on vaccinations, John is joined by Sherilyn Houle, an expert on pharmacist-provided care in travel health, immunizations and anticoagulation to discuss the important role of pharmacists in educating patients about vaccinations and improving adherence rates of multi-dose vaccines. They also explain specific opportunities to expand professional pharmacy services and revenue through providing travel consults and vaccinations.

    This episode is brought to you by OPEN, the Ontario Pharmacy Evidence Network with support from the GSK Independent Medical Education Grant, which helps education experts and healthcare professionals to collaborate and innovate with the ultimate aim of identifying and closing healthcare gaps.

    • 27 min
    New Zealand pharmacy practice and the success of INR testing

    New Zealand pharmacy practice and the success of INR testing

    In this episode of The Pharmacists Are In, John talks with Dale Griffiths, past president of the Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand. With over 40 years of experience, Dale is currently involved in the pharmacy schools at the universities of Otago and Auckland. Listen in as John and Dale talk about pharmacy scope expansion in New Zealand, the political debate surrounding drug reform and the shifting global medical landscape.

    This podcast is brought to you by iPACT, the International Pharmacists for Anticoagulation Taskforce. Visit www.ipact.orgfor more information.

    • 25 min
    Pharmacogenetic Testing Practices in Qatar

    Pharmacogenetic Testing Practices in Qatar

    In this episode of The Pharmacists Are In, John talks with Hazem Elewa, an experience pharmacist currently running an anticoagulation clinic in the hospital setting in Qatar. John and Hazem talk about the state of both community and clinical pharmacy practice, and the campaign for a greater scope of practice in Qatar. Listen in as they also discuss how pharmacogenetic clinics are implemented in Qatar and the future of pharmacist-run pharmacogenetic testing.

    This podcast is brought to you by iPACT, the International Pharmacists for Anticoagulation Taskforce. Visit www.ipact.org for more information.

    • 22 min

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