Collaboration in Patient Care: Pharmacists and the Patient Journey

Transitioning from the hospital to the home can be hard for patients and their families; meeting their pharmaceutical needs shouldn't be.

In collaboration with the Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists: Alberta Branch, The Alberta Pharmacists Association and the Alumni Association, your're invited to join students and alumni of the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences to discuss the patient journey! Enjoy the event's panel presentation with knowledgeable speakers and facilitated small group discussions while making new and valuable connections within the industry. Share snacks and refreshments with colleagues and work to better the lives of patients at our Collaboration in Patient Care: Pharmacists and the Patient Journey mentorship mixer event!

Panel Speakers

Andrea Pickett, BScPharm, ACPR

Andrea Pickett graduated from the University of Alberta Faculty of Pharmacy in 2005 and completed a hospital residency in 2006. She spent 3 years working at the University of Alberta Hospital in Cardiology, the Anticoagulation Management Clinic, as a Clinical Practice Leader for AHS and with the Faculty of Pharmacy. In 2009 Andrea took a position with the St. Albert and Sturgeon Primary Care Network where she continues to work today.

Kit Poon, RPh, APA, BScPharm

Kit Poon graduated from the University of Alberta Faculty of Pharmacy in 2004 and is the Director of Operations and Founder of Mint Health + Drugs, an independent pharmacy organization with 13 locations across Alberta. He is a board member of Alberta Pharmacists’ Association, Pharmachoice West, Pharmacy Alumni Association, Canadian Pharmacy Practice Research Group, and MS Society Edmonton Chapter.

Rosaleen Boswell, BScPharm, ACPR

Dr. Boswell is an alumni of the University of Alberta (BScPharm 2009) and Alberta Pharmacy Practice Residency Program (ACPR 2010). After 8 years of clinical practice at the University of Alberta Hospital, she recently completed her PharmD for Practicing Pharmacists program at UAlberta in December 2017. Currently, her practice involves a full time dual clinical role, sharing her time between an inpatient adult cardiology practice and ambulatory care anticoagulation clinic. Other practice areas have included internal medicine, infectious disease, and antimicrobial stewardship.

Catherine Biggs, BScPharm, CPgPain, CDE

With both parents being pharmacists Cathy feels she was genetically predetermined to be one. After graduating from the University of Alberta, Cathy developed an interest in palliative care and the treatment of chronic non-malignant pain. She worked in the Orofacial Pain Multidisciplinary Clinic at the University of Alberta for 14 years. Other parts of her career have taken her to various community pharmacies, a position at the University of Alberta, Faculty of Pharmacy, practice based research assistant and Director of Professional Practice for NAPRA. Currently, she is working as a Clinical Practice Leader and completd her Certificate in Pain Management through the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Alberta.