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Provincial Learning Event: Do I Still Need This Medication?
October 17 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
You are invited to join BC CRN’s online October Provincial Learning Event: Do I Still Need This Medication? Many older adults rely on medications to help improve the quality of their lives when they live with conditions such as chronic pain, high blood pressure, and diabetes. However, it is important to consider the potential risks of taking too many medications and be aware of how overprescribing and overmedicating may be related to elder abuse.
Camille Gagnon is a pharmacist and assistant director of the Canadian Medication Appropriateness and Deprescribing Network. The objective of this organization is to promote the safe use of medications for all Canadians. Camille holds a master’s degree in public health from the School of Public Health at the University of Montreal. Before joining the Network, Camille worked for several years as a pharmacist in family medicine groups in Ottawa and Montreal. It was there that her strong interest in geriatric care developed. She has also worked in community pharmacy as well as in clinical program management in the private insurance field. Finally, she worked as a pharmacology teacher to future pharmacy technicians.