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Archive: Monday, October 29

Learn 10 best practices for reducing inappropriate medication use and polypharmacy.

Moderated by Jignesh Padia from Patients for Patient Safety Canada, this dynamic discussion features two speakers with different perspectives on how to reduce inappropriate medication use and manage multiple medications. 

Dr. Dee Mangin, Professor of Family Medicine and the Associate Chair and Director, Research, at McMaster University, will join practicing pharmacist, and Vice President, Pharmacy Affairs, Sandra Hanna of the Neighbourhood Pharmacy Association of Canada to discuss medication risks, deprescribing and the dangers of polypharmacy in this one hour webinar. 

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We will explore the need for a shift in medical education, research, and diagnostic frameworks. We will also discuss the value of inter-professional collaboration within the circle of care to provide patients with the best access to care and support, and to ensure that they are informed and engaged in their therapy decisions - improving adherence and achieving therapy goals. We will provide practical and actionable ways for you to work with your patients and their circle of care to deprescribe and manage multiple medications. The webinar will also feature greetings from Christine Donaldson, Vice President, Pharmacy Services from HealthPRO Procurement Services and a welcome from the Canadian Patient Safety Institute on the opening day of Canadian Patient Safety Week. 


  • HealthPRO Procurement Services

  • GOJO

Guest Speakers: 

  • Jignesh Padia, member of Patients for Patient Safety Canada

  • Christine Donaldson, Vice President, Pharmacy Services from HealthPRO Procurement Services 


  • Christopher Thrall, Communications Officer for the Canadian Patient Safety Institute


Dr. Dee Mangin MBChB (Otago), DPH (Otago), FRNZCGP (NZ)

Before moving from New Zealand to Canada, Dee Mangin was the Director of the Primary Care Unit at the University of Otago, Christchurch, and Clinical Leader for Research Audit and Evaluation at the Pegasus Health Primary Healthcare Organisation.

She was Ministerially appointed member of the New Zealand Pharmaceutical and Therapeutic Products Advisory Committee, PHARMAC. She is a Fellow of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners, and in 2011 she received their Distinguished Service Medal.

She was awarded both a Distinguished Paper and Best Paper award at the North American Primary Care Research Group's (NAPCRG) 2015 conference. She is the Director of MUSIC, the McMaster University Sentinel and Information Collaboration practice-based research network, and the Medical Director and cofounder of a website for consumer information and reporting of drug adverse reactions.

Sandra Hanna

Sandra Hanna, Vice President Pharmacy Affairs at Neighbourhood Pharmacy Association of Canada and Chief Innovation Officer at Gold Links Health Solutions, is a pharmacist, pharmacy owner / operator and consultant in areas of pharmacy operations and professional practice. She has spent over 10 years working in and managing operations at community pharmacy, and became part-owner in an independent pharmacy in 2013. She is passionate about advancing pharmacy practice, improving workflow efficiencies and exploring novel ways to deliver enhanced value and care to patients in a multidisciplinary, collaborative practice environment.