Collaborating with Family Physicians: The Rx for Success

Tags: Online learning

Research has shown that collaboration between physicians and pharmacists improves health outcomes and prevents adverse drug events.  In this online program the presenter , he shares his experience and knowledge on how to build a strong relationship with family physicians using various strategies and theories so that pharmacists can work collaboratively with their family physicians for the better management of patients.  The presenter will demonstrate how he has learned to build a successful collaborative working relationship with many family doctors, residents, and nurse practitioners at his site.  

How to register: To register, please scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the “PRICING AND REGISTRATION”; a drop-down will open with pricing information for members and non-members*. Select the option that applies to you, then click on "add to cart" to start the registration process.

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Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the benefits of a collaborative relationship between physicians and pharmacists in relation to better prescribing
  • Coach family physicians through the act of prescribing
  • Describe some of the traits family physicians find desirable in collaborative teammates


Continuing Education Units:

This program is not CCCEP accredited. CEUs will not be granted.

Course Availability:

You must complete the course before July 31, 2019. Access will be removed after this date.

Learning Format: 

Online, didactic learning modules (0.75 hr)

Learner Assessment:

Multiple choice assessment

Program Completion

To receive the letter of completion for this program, participants will be required to complete the following requirements until July 31, 2019: 

  1. Complete the program’s online module (instructions will be emailed to you separately after registration).
  2. Complete the multiple-choice exam and achieve a score of 70 per cent or more within a maximum of two attempts.
  3. Complete the program’s evaluation.

Pre-requisites and Target Audience

There are no pre-requisites for this program. This online professional development program is designed to support pharmacists who would like to learn how to build collaborative working relationships with family physicians at their practice site.

Subject Matter Experts: 

Roland Halil, RPh, ACPR (BSc, BScPhm, PharmD)

Last updated: June 20, 2018

Inquiries: Please contact OPA’s professional development team by phone at 416-441-0788, option 3 (toll-free in Ontario at 1-877-341-0788, option 3), or by email at

Cancellation policy: Requests for cancellations must be submitted in writing to no later than five days after access to the program has been emailed to you. A $15 (+HST) administration and processing fee will apply. Cancellations will not be permitted once log-in to access the program material has been initiated. Program registration fees will not be refunded after the cancellation deadline.

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Event Date: Recurring | City: Online | Venue: Online

Pricing and Registration
Member Rate
2018 Collaborating with Family Physicians   $15.00 Add to Cart 
Non-Member Rate
2018 Collaborating with Family Physicians   $30.00 Add to Cart 
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