CCCEP Welcomes New Directors

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Canadian Council on Continuing Education in Pharmacy

Le conseil canadien de l'éducation continue en pharmacie

Announcement

For Immediate Release

New Appointments to the Board of Directors

December 20, 2021, St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador – The Canadian Council on Continuing Education in Pharmacy (CCCEP) elected two new Directors at its recent Annual General Meeting. Effective December 3, 2021, Amanda Ung was elected to the Board of Directors of CCCEP as the representative for the Canadian Pharmacists Association, replacing Dr Phil Emberley.  In addition, Marie-Ève Turcotte was elected as the representative for the Ordre des pharmaciens du Québec. Ms. Turcotte replaces Anick Minville who had served on the Board of Directors for 20 years.

Amanda Ung is the Director, Professional Affairs at the Canadian Pharmacists Association.  Ms. Ung has had a diverse 25-year professional career in the health care industry. She has worked in various areas including entrepreneurship, management consulting, public policy and various leadership roles in global pharmaceutical companies. Amanda earned her Master of Business (MBA) degree from the Rotman School of Business and Bachelor of Pharmacy (BScPhm) degree from the University of Toronto.

“I am thrilled to take on my new roles at the CPhA and CCCEP!” said Ms. Ung, noting that “During this season of my life, I have been called to serve in this capacity and I am bringing everything that I have learned and experienced to improve patient care for all Canadians”.

Having joined the Ordre des pharmaciens du Québec in 2019, Marie-Ève Turcotte is now an advisor and part of a team supporting the deployment of new activities in the pharmacy profession. Ms. Turcotte works mainly on the management of the Accreditation Program as well as the development of continuing education. Following her graduation from Laval University with a Bachelor of Pharmacy (BScPhm) degree, Marie-Ève worked in community pharmacy, and accumulated ten years of experience as a chief pharmacist in different settings. In 2018, after having managed a robotization and major renovation project in her workplace, she has wanted to put project management forward in her career. Her interest in technological issues in health and their ability to support the advancement of pharmaceutical practice led to her involvement with Canada Health Infoway and the DSQ Vigie et Qualité committee, and as a technology tools reviewer at Therappx. She has completed the Health Informatics Core Education at Digital Health Canada.

“I am excited about this opportunity to join the CCCEP Board. I look forward to getting to know the other Directors and offering my experience and expertise in continuing education and innovative technologies”.

CCCEP’s President Ashifa Keshavji welcomed the new Directors to the Board, noting “It is such a pleasure to have Amanda and Marie-Ève join the CCCEP Board. The Board’s strength comes from having dedicated and committed Directors, whose competencies and experiences together guide the decisions that continue to strengthen CCCEP and move the organization forward. I am confident the new Directors will add further strength to the Board”. She also thanked Anick Minville. “Anick was an exemplary Director. Her leadership, passion for continuing education, and thoughtful contributions will be missed. On behalf of the entire Board, I offer our sincere thanks and appreciation for her 20 years of dedication to CCCEP” said President Keshavji.

About CCCEP

The Canadian Council on Continuing Education in Pharmacy (CCCEP) is a national organization established to accredit continuing pharmacy education programs typically intended to be delivered to pharmacy professionals from more than one province or across Canada.

CCCEP accreditation is recognized by the pharmacy regulatory authorities in all provinces and territories of Canada.

 

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For more information, please contact:

Colleen G. Janes, Executive Director

Canadian Council on Continuing Education in Pharmacy (CCCEP)

709-221-4082; exec.dir@cccep.ca