CPE Speaker Series
What the Future of Pharmacists’ Roles in Disasters Looks Like After Coronavirus
This talk will provide an overview of the importance of pharmacists in disasters and emergencies. It will highlight research on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the pharmacy profession, and discuss the key to building a resilient pharmacy workforce.
Dr Kaitlyn Watson is an internationally recognised disaster pharmacist researcher and the Founder of Disaster Pharmacy Solutions, she wrote the foundational book 'Disaster and Emergency Pharmacy: A Guide to Preparation and Management'. Dr Watson is also a CIHR-funded Health-System Impact Fellow with Hypertension Canada, the EPICORE centre at the University of Alberta, and the Centre for Implementation at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute focusing on implementation science and primary care. Dr Watson is an Australian registered pharmacist and a mixed methods researcher.