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The OPEN Summit

The OPEN Summit brings together researchers, educators, policy makers, healthcare professionals, knowledge users and trainees to discuss current pharmacy research and to engage in discussions about improving medication management and the health and social care system.

The 2022 Ontario Pharmacy Evidence Network (OPEN) Summit is co-hosted with the Center for Practice Excellence (CPE) at the University of Toronto's Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy. Everyone is invited to join us for our 4-day symposium. All OPEN Summit events are free and will be hosted virtually. Registration links can be found below.

You can look at the recordings and agenda from last year's Summit here.

OPEN Summit 2022 Dates and Registration

The Summit dates will be held on the following dates, from 1:00pm-3:00pm EST each day. Please note that an agenda for each day can be seen by clicking on the links below. 

Day 1 - Wednesday, March 2

Using Research to Improve Pharmacy Education and Continuing Professional Development 


Day 2 - Wednesday, March 16

Regulators' and Policy Makers' Perspectives on Research in Pharmacy


Day 3 - Wednesday, May 4

Hearing what patients need and how pharmacists are responding


Day 4 - Wednesday, May 18 

Building Bridges Between Pharmacists and Public Health


Additional information from the Summit 

Impact of the COVID-19 Controlled Drugs and Substances Act exemption on pharmacist prescribing of opioids and benzodiazepines in Ontario: a cross-sectional time-series analysis.

Authors: Ann Chang, Shanzeh Chaudhry, Daniel McCormack, Tara Gomes, Anisa Shivji, Mina Tadrous


Regulatory body disciplinary action: What do pharmacists, dentists, and nurse practitioners get in trouble for?

Authors: Ai-Leng Foong, Sherilyn Houle, Kelly Grindrod


User Experience of an Online Pocket Guide to Quality Improvement
Presenter: Corlissa Chan; Supervisor: Certina Ho; Research Team Members: Corlissa Chan, Eulaine Ma, Wei Wei, Song Min Lee 


Developing a Patient Safety Culture Training Curriculum for Healthcare Professionals
Presenter: Wei Wei; Supervisor: Certina Ho; Research Team Members: Wei Wei, Eulaine Ma 


The SMART Pharmacist Podcast: Medication Safety Learning Anywhere Anytime
Presenter: Annie Yao; Supervisor: Certina Ho; Research Team Member: Jim Kong


A Virtual Interactive Case System Innovation to Support Pharmacist Prescribing for Minor Ailments
Presenter: Song Min Lee; Supervisor: Certina Ho; Advisors: Dr. Gordon Tait; Dr. Michael Hamilton; Research Team Members: Wuqi Lin; Christy Mak; Peter Zhang; Shreeya Thakrar; Amy Botross; Nashita Tabassum; Joo-Young Lee; Christina Truong; Fabian Cretu; Maaria Arif; Song Min Lee, Annie Yao 


A Study of Pharmacists Addressing Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms in Older Adults in the Community: Launch, Failure, Regroup

Authors: Cheryl A. Sadowski, Yazid N Al Hamarneh